Tech trade show IFA is currently taking place, albeit online, and plenty of hardware manufacturers have been revealing their latest and greatest, so we’re talking about them in this edition of the africast.
For our shorter segments this week we talk about 2020’s Mulan, the return of loadshedding and Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3. To summarise those three are boring, irritating and impressive respectively. The Surface Laptop 3 we have on review may even convince a long time Apple fan to switch over from their MacBook.
The big announcement this week was Nvidia and its 30 series of graphics cards, however. These impressed by not only being much more powerful than the previous gen 20 series, but also priced in such a way that you could even throw around the word “affordable”.
Unfortunately local retailer Evetech put 30 series cards from manufacturers up on pre-order and the prices, at least at the time of recording, are close to double that of the USD RRP after conversion. Hopefully this is just some kind of speculative pricing and not a sign of things to come where South Africans won’t benefit from the consumer-friendly pricing of the 30 series.
We also touch on some big announcements from Intel, Qualcomm, MSI, Acer and more.
Mentioned in this africast:
- Mulan 2020 review: It’s fine, whatever
- Loadshedding set to be a feature for the weekend says Eskom
- Power station managers suspended by Eskom
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Official Launch
- Evetech 30 series prices (captured on 4th September)
- 11th Gen Intel chipsets launched for thin-and-light notebooks
- 11th Gen Intel-sporting Swift 3 & Swift 5 notebooks revealed by Acer
- We’ll see cheaper Qualcomm-powered 5G phones in early 2021
- MSI is now making notebooks for business people