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Mac Pro Gets US FCC Certification, Suggesting Imminent Release

Apple’s all-new Mac Pro has received a certification from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The latest development comes months after the Cupertino giant unveiled the latest Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 back in June. While the exact release date of the new Mac Pro wasn’t announced at the time of its formal debut, the…

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Mac Pro Gets US FCC Certification, Suggesting Imminent Release

Apple’s all-new Mac Pro has received a certification from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The latest development comes months after the Cupertino giant unveiled the latest Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 back in June. While the exact release date of the new Mac Pro wasn’t announced at the time of its formal debut, the FCC listing hints at its forthcoming arrival. Apple during the showcasing of the new Mac Pro notably mentioned that it would launch “this fall.”
The FCC listing shows off the sketches of the new Apple Mac Pro that comes as an upgrade of the Mac Pro that was launched back in 2017 with a “trashcan” design. There is also an image that particularly highlights the “Assembled in China” label on the new Mac Pro. This is unlike the previous Mac Pro models that have been assembled at the Apple facility in Austin, Texas, and included the text “Assembled in the USA” on them.

New Mac Pro surfaces with “Assembled in China” labelPhoto Credit: FCC
 
Apple back in July showed its interest in continuing the assembling of its Mac Pro machines in the US. However, the Trump administration denied Apple’s request for tax exemption — meaning it would have to pay a 25 percent tax on five Mac Pro parts as per the tariff policy.
With the new Mac Pro, Apple could split the manufacturing between the US and China. Apple CEO Tim Cook during the latest earnings call earlier today, nevertheless, emphasised on its manufacturing plans in Texas.
“[W]e’re very excited about the upcoming launch of our newly redesigned Mac Pro this fall, which we are proud to be manufacturing in Austin, Texas,” Cook said while addressing the analysts and investors during the earnings call.
To recall, the new Mac Pro features a redesigned build that has made of aluminium. It is powered by Intel Xeon processors with up to 28 cores and a memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity. Further, the machine comes with a range of connectivity options that include Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A, dual 10Gigabit Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth v5.
Alongside the all-new Mac Pro, Apple at the WWDC 2019 unveiled the Pro Display XDR that is a 32-inch 6K Retina monitor with 1000-nit continuous display brightness.
The base model of the new Mac Pro carries a price tag of $5,999 (roughly Rs. 4,25,000), whereas the Pro Display XDR is priced starting at $4,999 (roughly Rs. 3,54,100).

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC System Requirements Revealed

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC system requirements have been revealed by Ubisoft with less than a month to its release. Valhalla, the next entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series, offers an alternate take on the Viking invasion of Britain in late 9th century. While most publishers give us two configurations (minimum and recommended), Ubisoft has…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC System Requirements Revealed

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC system requirements have been revealed by Ubisoft with less than a month to its release. Valhalla, the next entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series, offers an alternate take on the Viking invasion of Britain in late 9th century. While most publishers give us two configurations (minimum and recommended), Ubisoft has gone all out for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, telling you what PC components you’ll need to run the game on different graphics settings (low / high / very high / ultra high), resolutions (1080p / 4K), and frame rates (30fps / 60fps).Common specifications across the board include 64-bit Windows 10, a GPU with support for DirectX 12, and 50GB free storage space (SSD recommended). Without further ado, here are the PC system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, via Ubisoft —Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC minimum system requirementsCPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1Ghz / Intel i5-4460 3.2Ghz GPU: AMD R9 380 4GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 1080p Targeted frame-rate: 30fps Video preset: LowAssassin’s Creed Valhalla PC recommended system requirementsRecommended for 1080p at 30fpsCPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2Ghz / Intel i7-4790 3.6Ghz GPU: AMD RX 570 8GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 1080p Targeted frame-rate: 30fps Video preset: HighRecommended for 1080p at 60fpsCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0Ghz / Intel i7-6700 3.4Ghz GPU: AMD Vega 64 8GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 1080p Targeted frame-rate: 60fps Video preset: HighRecommended for 2K at 30fpsCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7Ghz / Intel i7-7700 3.6Ghz GPU: AMD Vega 56 8GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 1440p Targeted frame-rate: 30fps Video preset: Very HighRecommended for 2K at 60fpsCPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8Ghz / Intel i7-8700K 3.7Ghz GPU: AMD RX 5700XT 8GB / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080S 8GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 1440p Targeted frame-rate: 60fps Video preset: Very HighRecommended for 4K at 30fpsCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6Ghz / Intel i7 9700K 3.6Ghz GPU: AMD RX 5700XT 8GB / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel mode) Resolution: 2160p Targeted frame-rate: 30fps Video preset: Ultra HighAssassin’s Creed Valhalla is out November 10 on PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and November 12 (US/AU) and 19 (EU) on the PS5. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Akhil Arora
Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil
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Samsung Pro Plus, Evo Plus SD Cards Launched in Four Storage Denominations

Samsung Pro Plus and Evo Plus SD cards have been unveiled. The durable SD cards are aimed at content creators, photo enthusiasts, and general consumers. The Pro Plus cards offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 100MBps and 90MBps respectively, while the Evo Plus offers transfer speeds up to 100MBps. The SD cards…

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Samsung Pro Plus, Evo Plus SD Cards Launched in Four Storage Denominations

Samsung Pro Plus and Evo Plus SD cards have been unveiled. The durable SD cards are aimed at content creators, photo enthusiasts, and general consumers. The Pro Plus cards offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 100MBps and 90MBps respectively, while the Evo Plus offers transfer speeds up to 100MBps. The SD cards are offered in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 264GB storage variants. Both Pro Plus and the Evo Plus will be available from this month.Samsung Pro Plus and Evo Plus SD cards are water-proof, temperature-proof, x-ray-proof, magnet-proof, shock-proof, drop-proof, and wearout-proof. They can withstand drops of up to five metres as well as up to 10,000 swipes, as per Samsung. They come with a 10-year limited warranty.The Pro Plus SD card enables 4K UHD video recording and burst shots. According to Samsung, this makes it an ideal product for professional photographers, cinematographers, and YouTubers. The Evo Plus, meanwhile, promises smooth playback even while editing 4K videos.The SD cards can be used across a wide range of devices including DSLR cameras, mirrorless and compact cameras, camcorders, and PCs. Samsung said that the SD cards have been designed with maximum durability in mind. Both the SD cards have UHS-I interface and a class 10 rating.“For years, consumers around the world have trusted Samsung to deliver high-performance memory cards in a variety of capacities that meet their unique needs,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Samsung’s memory brand product biz team, in a prepared statement. “Samsung has gone beyond that with the Pro Plus and Evo Plus SD cards, providing additional layers of protective measures to withstand intensive usage and the most rugged conditions.”While Samsung hasn’t announced any pricing details, a report by Engadget says that the 32GB Evo Plus will be priced at $7 (roughly Rs. 513) and the 256GB model at $40 (roughly Rs. 2,931). The Pro Plus, meanwhile, will be available for $10 (roughly Rs. 733) for the 32GB variant and $50 (roughly Rs. 3,665) for the 256GB variant.Flipkart, Amazon have excellent iPhone 11, Galaxy S20+ sale offers, but will they have enough stock? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon With 11th-Gen Intel Core Processors, QHD Display Launched

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has been launched as the latest model in the company’s Yoga series. The new laptop comes with a lightweight, 966 grams, chassis made of an aero-grade carbon fibre material that is touted to meet MIL-STD-810G standards and is designed to withstand knocks and bumps. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon also…

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon With 11th-Gen Intel Core Processors, QHD Display Launched

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has been launched as the latest model in the company’s Yoga series. The new laptop comes with a lightweight, 966 grams, chassis made of an aero-grade carbon fibre material that is touted to meet MIL-STD-810G standards and is designed to withstand knocks and bumps. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon also comes Intel’s Evo badge that is meant for premium ultraportable laptops to highlight their overall performance-rich experience along with a longer battery life and a thinner design. Under the hood, the new Lenovo laptop carries 11th-generation Intel Core processors. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon also comes with a Flip-to-boot technology that allows the system to boot up just by lifting the display.Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon availability detailsThe Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon in a single, Moon White finish and two distinct configurations — with Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Intel Core i7-1165G7 — is launching in India soon. However, Lenovo is yet to reveal the exact launch date and pricing details in the country. In terms of its global availability, the laptop will debut in Hong Kong and Singapore in the middle of October, followed by Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam.Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon specificationsThe Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon comes with a 13-inch QHD (2,560×1,600 pixels) display that has an NTSC colour gamut of 72 percent and 300 nits of peak brightness. The display also comes with 16:10 aspect ratio as well as supports Dolby Vision. Additionally, it is certified by TUV Rheinland for a comfortable viewing experience. The laptop is powered by up to 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. You will also get up to 1TB of SSD PCIe M.2 storage.Lenovo has provided a range of connectivity options on the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. These include two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, a USB Type-C port, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0. The laptop also comes with stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos.The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon also comes preloaded with artificial intelligence (AI) backed smart features including the Lenovo Smart Assist that is claimed to offer a curated hardware and software experience. There is also a Glance by Mirametrix that automatically blurs the on-screen content when the user is looking away. Further, the laptop includes the Lenovo Q- Control that brings an intelligent cooling mode as well as the Lenovo Vantage that provides customisation of smart settings and is touted to protect from security threats.Alongside the preloaded features, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has Amazon Alexa support. The laptop also includes an infrared (IR) camera that supports Windows Hello for facial recognition.The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon packs a 50 Whr battery that is rated to deliver up to 15 hours of video playback or 13 hours of “all-day office” productivity. There is also a Rapid Charge Boost fast charging technology that is claimed to provide two hours of usage in just 15 minutes of charge. Besides, the laptop measures 296.9×208.9×14.25mm.Is Mi Notebook 14 series the best affordable laptop range for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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