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Next Gen Consoles for 2020

Xbox Series X (releasing 2020)

The year 2020 is going to see remarkable new next generation consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Pros

  • Up to 8K resolution
  • Sleek tower design
  • Efficient cooling system
  • Backward compatibility

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t feature as many exclusives
  • Minimum internet requirement (5 MBps)
  • Requires online subscription

Specifications

Price $499
Release Date ‘Holidays’ of 2020
CPU Custom AMD Zen 2-based CPU (8x @ 3.6 GHz)
GPU Custom AMD Navi-based GPU (12 TF RDNA)
Memory 16GB GDDR6 RAM (13GB guaranteed for game developers)
Storage NVMe SSD
External Dimensions 11.8” x 6.3” x 6.3”
BD/DVD Drive 4K Blu-ray
Input/Output One front-facing USB Type-A
Specialty Potential 8K resolutions, ray-tracing technology

 

Head to Xbox.com to follow official release info, pre-order for the Series X




PlayStation 4

Released in 2013, the PS4 brought Sony leagues ahead of its competition in the console race, outselling all other consoles.

Pros

  • Myriad of PlayStation exclusives such as the Last of Us series
  • More powerful than the Xbox One
  • Cheaper
  • Upgradable internal storage

Cons

  • Requires online subscription
  • Miss out on high-quality racing games such as the Forza series
  • Backwards compatibility requires paid subscription

Specifications

Price (Regular – Pro) $299-$399
Release Date November 15, 2013
CPU Custom AMD 8-core CPU with x86 based architecture
GPU AMD next-generation Radeon, 8 cores, 800 MHz
Memory 8GB GDDR5
Storage 500GB, 5200 RPM, hard disk drive, user removable
External Dimensions 275 x 53 x 305 mm
BD/DVD Drive BD x 6 CAV, DVD x 8 CAV, Blu-ray and DVD playback, no audio CD support
Input/Output Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
Networking Ethernet x1, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Default Included Hardware PlayStation 4 system x1, Wireless controller (DualShock 4) x1, Mono headset x1, AC power cord x1, HDMI cable x1, USB cable x1

 

Head over to the Playstation website to stay tuned for more info on the official release date, pre-order dates, launch games and more!




Xbox One

Pros

  • Powerful
  • Sleek design
  • Efficient cooling system
  • Backward compatibility
  • Exclusives mostly range from racing games to FPS (Forza and Halo series, for example)
  • Mouse and keyboard support
  • Cost-effective prices (lowered)

Cons

  • Used to be expensive when introduced
  • Minimum internet requirement (5 MBps)
  • Requires online subscription

Specifications

Price $249-$349
Release Date November 22, 2013
CPU 8 Core AMD custom CPU @ 1.75 GHz
GPU 853 MHz, 768 Peak. Throughput: 1.31 TFLOPS
Memory 8GB DDR3
Storage 500 GB (5400 rpm) Hard Drive non-replaceable, External Hard Drive supported, Cloud Storage
External Dimensions 13.1” x 10.8” x 3.1”
BD/DVD Drive Blu-Ray/DVD, Upload Studio
Input/Output USB 3.0 x3
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (A/B/G/N dual-band at 2.4ghz and 5ghz) includes WiFi Direct support
Mouse/Keyboard Support Yes

Xbox One

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Featuring a well-defined and smooth operating system, the Xbox One has certain exclusive games and offers that make it the perfect choice for many.



Nintendo Switch

Pros

  • Portable
  • Convertible
  • Quick loading times
  • Small, compact design

Cons

  • Low battery life
  • High glare on screen
  • Low internal memory
  • Limited games

Specifications

Price $199.99 – $299.99
Release Date March 3, 2017
CPU NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
GPU NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Memory
Storage 32 GB of internal storage
External Dimensions 4”x9.4”x0.55”
BD/DVD Drive Nintendo Switch game cards
Input/Output USB Type-C
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock, 3.5mm audio jack
Networking Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)(*), Bluetooth 4.1
Battery life Approx. 2.5 to 6.5 hours

Nintendo Switch

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Looking to go portable? Nintendo Switch is the right solution for you, offering a powerful handheld design to help you take the fun with you.



The Razer Blade Pro 17

Reviewing the Razer Blade Pro 17
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/linsinchen/14263620087

Pros

  • Slim and contemporary design
  • Upgradable (to an extent)
  • Updated cooling system – requires little to no external cooling assistance
  • Extremely powerful
  • No online subscription required

Cons

  • The 9thgeneration CPU sees no remarkable difference from 8th generation
  • Shorter battery life
  • 1080p screen only – no 4K.
  • Expensive

Specifications

Price $2,199-$3,199
Release Date April 3, 2019
CPU 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H (hexa-core, 9MB cache, up to 4.5GHz)
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Memory 16GB DDR4 (2,667MHz)
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
External Dimensions 15.55 x 10.24 x 0.78 inches
Screen 17.3-inch, Full HD (1,920×1,080) TFT (144Hz refresh rate)
Input/Output 1 x USB 3.2 (USB Type-C), 1 x USB 3.2 + Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 3 x USB 3.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, headset jack, UHS-III SD card reader
Networking 2.5Gb Ethernet LAN, 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0

The Razer Blade Pro 17

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PC gaming has always left consoles far behind in terms of specifications and versatility.

Verdict

Each console has its own pros and cons, featuring a certain uniqueness others don’t offer. If budget isn’t an issue, you simply can’t beat the power of the Razer Blade Pro 17. If, however, you’re budget conscious, Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and the Nintendo Switch offer cost-effective alternatives, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.


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