Final Fantasy XV for PC: Minimum requirements and launch date.

Already since August of last year we had known that there would be a PC version of Final Fantasy XV, for it was announced by NVIDIA itself given that they have collaborated in their development with Square Enix to bring some interesting exclusive news of this PC version. But now, and only four days after publishing the requirements of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, the final launch date has been published, as well as its minimum system requirements and recommendations, including the option of playing Final Fantasy XV in 4K and HDR. Below, we will tell you everything.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (as it will be called) will officially be launched to the market on the 6th of March, and it will arrive with a new edition for PS4 and Xbox One: Royal Edition, an edition for which the consoles may have a certain equality with the PC users. Both editions contain the base game, all the content of a season pass, an extended map of the city of ruins of Insomnia, a ship (Royal Vessel, something like Royal Ship) controllable, an accessory to summon Arminger in battle, a camera mode in first person, more than a dozen DLC items, a mission to improve the Regalia to Type-D (quicker than the normal Regalia), and various other things of lesser importance.

Final Fantasy XV for PC: System requirements

As we said at first, the minimum requirements have also been published recommendations and for playing at 4K and HDR resolution with the new Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, a version which already we have commented to you in the past, comes especially enhanced by NVIDIA and which has a great quantity of options which only the PC users will be able to enjoy. In any case, we have compiled all the system requirements in the same table so you can have it at hand and as such be able to buy.

As one can see, for the minimum requirements (to play at 720p) we are asking for a medium range equipment or even medium-low, because with a Core i5 of second generation and a GTX 760 it would be worth it to us. Things change if we want to play at Full HD resolution with the recommended settings, because now we are asking for an 8 core processor (well, eight wires in Intel’s case) with nothing less than 16 GB of RAM and a graphics card which is medium range.

To play at 4K resolution and HDR we are very nearly at top of the line equipment (it falls short, but without doubt of high range), because we ask for a i7 Core 7700 or a Ryzen 6 1600X and, interestingly, a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti nothing more and nothing less. Furthermore, the textures in high resolution occupy a fair amount of space, it requires 55 GB more disc space.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition favors NVIDIA users

We already commented in the past and at the start of this article: NVIDIA has collaborated with Square Enix for the development of this version which aims to be very far from the “port” that we are familiar with up to now, and that incorporates a series of news which, logically, are exclusively for users of NVIDIA graphics cards.

Among these we will find the interesting Ansel technology (which allows stopping the game and changing the camera and the visualization parameters to take some incredible images), but also the rest of the brands technologies: Flow, HairWorks, Hybrid Frustum Traced Shadows, Turf Effects, Voxel Ambient Occlusion. In the same way, Square Enix contributes by adding the Luminous Engine technology, which adds new visual effects which, according to their own words, created the most beautiful open world environment that exists.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, the most versatile and used laptop

A classic laptop in one position, both a sketch pad and tablet in another position. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is the ultimate definition of versatility, as it works the way you want to, accommodating your environment with a 360-degree hinge. Let’s take a look at this 21st-century ThinkPad that does not lose the brand’s mythical legacy.

Black tones, defined shapes and details in red here and there. Anyone who has seen, used or owned a ThinkPad laptop immediately recognizes its elements. Born 25 years ago with the business world as its target, the ThinkPad was the litmus test on the incipient laptop market for the mythical IBM, as it bet heavily on it in 1992. From that IBM 2521 ThinkPad until now, IBM and then Lenovo (the current owner of IBM’s huge portfolio) has seen its ThinkPads pass the milestone of selling 100 million systems in 25 years. Lenovo keeps honoring the great brand’s quarter-century, and after the spectacular ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we see the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which certainly lives up to its name.

A 2-in-1 laptop with 4 modes and an exclusive OLED display

Built on a carbon-fiber body with several extra layers to reinforce it that exceeds 12 military-grade specifications, the X1 Yoga follows the ThinkPad’s core ideas: it is the only business laptop on the market that has an OLED display, which can be seen in the color richness shown on its panel. The contrast between the dark and bright zones is considerably sharper, and its response time is short, which makes it ideal to create presentations or share a video on its 14-inch screen.

But the amazing thing about this laptop that gives it its name is the fact that the ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s design features a 360-degree hinge so you can have it flat, fold it or use it as needed. Whether you are sitting on a narrow airplane seat or riding a busy train, the X1 Yoga is reinforced to resist any kind of hit and has a mode for any situation. In fact, the hinge is what makes the laptop so versatile.

Laptop with keyboard or tablet, your choice

To adapt the laptop’s ThinkPad concept for work, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a laptop mode for when you need to create a spreadsheet or write a report, using the device in a typical way with its physical keyboard. But if we need to do other tasks like sketches, graphs or simply take a little to watch content, just fold it to turn it into a tablet or simply rotate the screen to hide the Wave keyboard and lock the keys. Its totally flat surface is more comfortable and practical, and you will also enjoy its 14-inch screen.

The X1 Yoga has a rechargeable digital pen that you can use for several tasks: from taking notes directly on it (we avoid having to type from the paper on our PC) to sketching designs, signing documents digitally or writing anything that we need. The digital pen’s input is compatible with all of your Office 2016 apps.

Power, networks, and battery life

The laptop is powered by an Intel Core I7-7600U vPro processor with a maximum of 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 1,866 MHz, and it has an integrated Intel HD 620 graphics card. The X1 Yoga features Intel’s Thunderbolt 3, the technology that brings the ultra-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds of up to 40 Gbps. Just connect the device featuring Thunderbolt 3 through the USB-C port with a cable both for power supply and to enjoy a data bandwidth four times higher and a video bandwidth two times higher than what you get with any other type of port. In this way, you can enjoy Thunderbolt, USB-C and DisplayPort connections. Besides, you can connect two 4K screens to the device with the Thunderbolt docking station.

As for one of its most important elements, the X1 Yoga achieves up to 15.5 hours of battery life on a full charge. If you are running out of battery, the fast charging feature gives you 80% battery in just one hour. This way you can charge the laptop to use it for over 12 hours when you go out to eat or during a layover if you are traveling. In case there is no Wi-Fi network nearby, the new X1 Yoga comes with LTE-A (4G), so you will always be connected and have access to all your data and apps thanks to the WWAN Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A inside the laptop.

Windows Hello, Windows 10 Pro Signature and fingerprint scanner

Taking a look at current smartphones, fingerprint scanners and new facial technologies, with Windows Hello you will never have to remember passwords again. You just have to use the laptop’s fingerprint scanner or the new infrared camera (optional) with advanced facial recognition technology to sign in to your X1 Yoga, which comes with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition, so goodbye to demoware or any unwanted app. Additionally, the laptop has the standard global warranty supported in 160 countries around the world, which certainly is the best coverage for such a laptop. For more affordable gaming laptop, read this article which focus gaming laptop under 500$.

New gaming MSI laptop: first with WiFi at almost 2 Gbps and RGB rear leds

During the last CES Las Vegas 2018, the MSI brand has launched its two new gaming laptops, the GE63 Raider RGB and the GT75VR TITAN Pro. These new models are characterized for being the first in the brand using RGB lighting on the outer shell, besides a new WiFi card with much more speed.

Talking about MSI gaming laptops is talk always about high quality products with very adjusted prices for the services they offer to their users. And, since its reinvention as a gaming brand, MSI hasn’t stopped rising in sales, both from its hardware components catalog and its laptops catalog. So it’s not weird that they have come to the CES 2018 with two new models that have certain improvements which would be very grateful by its users.

MSI GE63 Raider RGB

The GE serie has always been a clasic of all times favored by the enthusiastics of gaming from its start. But in 2018, the next GE63 / 73 Raider RGB has gained a new identity and armament inspired on the most exotic sports cars. They have 12 RGB lights desing zones in the top cover on both sides of the lighting. The backlighting has 24M of different brightness modes, using for that the SteelSeries Engine 3.Or the Dragon Center independent control.

Thanks to them, users can show more real time interactions, related to the game they are enjoying through top cover lights and the backlit keyboard. Which make the new GE63 / 73 generation to be more elegant and more professional for the players to show their differents game skills with these lighs interaction.

MSI GT75VR TITAN Pro

MSI also has presented the new GT75VR Titan Pro, which counts with the new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in conjunction with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the wireless network adapter 2×2 11ac fastest in the world, with more capacity to reach up to 1,73 Gbps of performance. Being, in this way, the ideal network solution for games, data transmission and files downloading for users that can’t be connected directly to a router.

The Killer 1550 has channel support of 160 MHz and may offer the double performance than the standard  2×2 11ac adaptors. The huge available bandwidth, allows the players to have a more stable online transmission with this powerful WiFi solution for games.