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"Stating that it was Nintendo that paved the way, Valve have just announced the new Steam Deck OLED, which also contains a number of other improvements alongside the larger 7.4-inch display (the original was 7-inch). This new display is reported to be stunning, offering an improved refresh rate of up to 90Hz, a 110% DCI-P3 colour gamut and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits for HDR content. SteamOS has been improved with how it handles the user adjustable frame-rate limiter."
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"Apple’s latest event announced new MacBook Pro’s, and new iMac’s which are all powered by their new M3 processors; the first processors built on the 3nm process used in personal computers. The M3 chips feature a brand new GPU architecture, a faster CPU and Neural engine and support for even more unified memory."
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"We’ve had Apple, Samsung, Microsoft all hold their major product events this year and this week was Google’s turn to announce what they have coming up to bolster their already pretty healthy lineup. They focused on the core products in the relatively short one hour presentation. Two Google Pixel 8 phones, the new Google Pixel Watch 2 and the Google Pixel Buds Pro."
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"Microsoft have just held a Surface event announcing new hardware and it’s vision for AI with Copilot launching in the next Windows 11 update. This event was not hosted by Chief Product Officer Panos Panay who has been the lead on the Surface product lineup for many years, and many would say the individual responsible for it’s success. In a surprise announcement a few days back he is leaving Microsoft for Amazon where is going to be overseeing Amazon’s product range."
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Market Info Extra September 2023
"Apple’s long awaited iPhone 2023 event has been and gone and there were not a huge amount of surprises. We got some better watches, improved iPhones and the shift to USB-C for iPhone (and AirPods Pro) has finally happened, and along with it some tangible improvements for iPhone. This change may not have happened had the EU not intervened by requiring all smartphones and electronic devices to have USB-C ports by the end of 2024."
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"The latest graphics card generation has been a big disappointment for gamers with prices hiked by both NVIDIA and AMD, and whilst NVIDIA have fleshed out their range more so than AMD with mid-range cards, the prices have still been higher than the previous generation. The previous generation have also stuck around and where they were once tricky to obtain, that’s now not the case."
"Samsung has announced their latest range of new Galaxy products to bolster their Galaxy ecosystem.
First of these is the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 which includes a number of upgrades on the previous model that has been Samsung’s best selling folding phone to date. The first noticeable thing is the new ‘Flex Window’ on the cover screen which is now 3.78 times larger than the original at 3.4- inches."
"Last month we talked about the Mac's and started discussing Apple's new Vision Pro headset. In this issue we are going to go over the remainder of Apple's WWDC 2023; the software updates that are coming to Apple products and starting with the hardware for Vision Pro and whether it justifies the $3,4499.00 price tag."
"It’s that time of the year again and Apple’s WWDC 2023 event announced a range of new Macs; discussed all of the software updates arriving later this year; and most importantly announced a brand new product which is due to arrive early 2024. First up is a new 15-inch MacBook Air which has been anticipated for while. The new Mac comes with a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2880x1864. The display supports up to 1 billion colours and a brightness of 500 nits."
Market Info June 2023 Issue 1
"Google have joined Samsung in the folding phone category with a new Pixel dubbed imaginatively the Pixel Fold. Alongside the new folding phone; the Pixel 7a and a new 11-inch Pixel tablet but more on those after this."
"It would appear Lisha are having an effort on the camera industry having just announced their new monochrome camera a day after Pentax launched their first. Whether other brands follow suit remains to be seen but with Pentax releasing something I wouldn't be surprised if others go this way as well. But why release a camera that is only capable of shooting in black and white.
It turns out there are quite a few benefits to camera sensors that don't deal with colour. The photosites on camera sensors are actually only sensitive to light and the intensity of that light. They only see colour by way of a Colour Filter Array (CTA) of red, green and blue micro-filters."
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BeValued Market Info April 2023
"A quick entry to this month’s Market Info with Apple’s new iPhone 14 and 14 Plus that now comes in a fresh and timely new colour to usher in this year’s sunshine (I hope) as springtime arrives. The phones themselves are no different than the rest of the range released last year with the exception of its ‘not for everyone’ bright and vibrant yellow hue. The back glass highlights the bright yellow with the black lenses standing out in a way that they don’t on other finishes. The surgical steel band holding the whole phone together is also a metallic yellow."