Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Top PC Hardware Trends of 2018

Top PC Hardware Trends of 2018
05 Jul

Technology, especially hardware technology is always evolving. Every year, many companies develop and upgrade the latest pc hardware devices such as mechanical keyboards, AI chips, Graphic cards, etc. With so much demand for high-performance games such as Fornite, PUBG, and CS: GO, it’s no wonder that PC technology is rapidly improving.

The trends that we saw in 2017 had us both curious and excited about the future of hardware technology and computing.

And the latest trends this year have not disappointed us.

The top PC hardware devices show a lot of promise and will probably become more and more amazing next year.

With that being said, let’s talk about some of the most exciting PC tech trends of 2018 below:

Nvidia GeForce Now –Graphics Cards on the Cloud

Are you a gamer with a low-end PC?

GeForce Now is an online streaming service that renders PC games in the cloud. Then it streams those games to your Nvidia Shield tablet, Shield Portable or Shield TV. GeForce Now for PC lets you stream the games from the cloud server to your PC as well.

For many years, Nvidia has been developing the best cloud gaming technology in the world with the capacity to stream at 1080P, 60 FPS.

Nvidia GeForce Now transforms any PC into a high-performance gaming PC. It does so by connecting your PC to the fast GeForce GTX 1080 gaming PCs hosted in the cloud server. You can read more about it here.

Features of Nvidia GeForce Now

  • Access to the performance of the fastest PCs in the world through Nvidia’s Cloud gaming technology.
  • Ability to play the latest PC games at exceptional details level.
  • No need to upgrade your PC for high-resolution
  • All the patching, game configuring, and driver updating is handled automatically by GeForce Now infrastructure.
  • Save games, achievements and other settings are automatically synchronized with digital game platforms.

Mechanical Keyboards – Improvements in Functionality

A mechanical keyboard is a keyboard built with amazing quality, typically spring activated key switches which vary on the basis of the keyboard’s application or user preference.

90% of keyboards in use today use old rubber dome technology. But for hardcore gamers, mechanical keyboards are at the center of high tech PC peripheral technology.

If you are a gamer, it’s quite sure that you take your choice of keyboards very seriously. Your keyboard is your interface to the digital gaming world.

Mechanical Keyboards VS Rubber Dome Keyboards

Mechanical Keyboards’ switches, functionality, type methods, framing, PCB boards, LED lighting and all the other features are far more superior to the traditional rubber dome keyboards.

Simply told, Mechanical Keyboards feel much better than dome keyboards.

Features of Mechanical Keyboards

  • Available in full as well as tenkeyless and mini models.
  • You can purchase a keyboard with your choice of switches- which actually makes it mechanical.
  • Variety of switches: clicky, tactile and linear.
  • Amazing and wide variety of keycaps.
  • You can make various customizations to your keyboard.

If you want to know more about the tenkeyless keyboards, check a great tenkeyless list here.

Best Mechanical Keyboards of 2018

According to Gaming Scan, some of the best keyboards of 2018 are:

Keyboard Number of Keys Weight (lbs)
JAR-OWL J2 104 2.4
LANGTU X1000 104 2.6
AUKEY Mechanical Keyboard 104 1.87
Redragon K552 87 2.2
Human Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 1.5

Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) – Bigger & Better

The BFGD from Nvidia is the ultimate gaming monitor which looks more like a giant TV. The large gaming monitor provides you with a high definition experience at a very high resolution.

Why did this make our tech trends of 2018? Because of its amazing quality and specs. Although not the monitor isn’t curved, it contains specs and features never seen before. Check them out below:

Features of BFGD

  • 65 inches in size and 4K resolution.
  • True 120 Hz refresh rate.
  • Supports HDR and G-Sync.
  • LED display with 1000 nits of brightness.
  • Built-in Nvidia Shield, voice assistant, and other Android TV features.

Not only does this monitor sport the highest specs but it also has additional features such as voice assistant and Android TV, making this cutting edge as far as monitors are concerned.

Qualcomm’s 2-in-1 Laptop – Next Level Portable Technology

The future looks bright for long-lasting and affordable PCs.

There are now three PCs using Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 as their CPU.

The main concept of this latest PC hardware is to make PCs feel more like smartphones than traditional laptops. They might be the future of computing.

With a good combination of speed, power, and weight, these tablet-like laptops have been a huge trend for 2018. Moreover, this particular model is very cutting edge – check out its specs below:

Features of Qualcomm’s 2-in-1 Laptops

  • At least 20 hours of battery life.
  • 20 hours of standby.
  • Built-in 4G LTE.

VR Headset PCs

One of the most trending hardware devices right now is VR.

It is being developed in a number of shapes and sizes. Top companies like Asus, Dell, and Lenovo are on the verge of releasing these mixed reality headsets.

They can also be called “holographic computers”.


  • Interactive 3D objects superimposed on real-life backgrounds.
  • Powered by Intel chips and an integrated GPU.
  • 3D RealSense camera to collaborate between the user and OS.

VR Headsets make our list because they are not only new and trendy but because they require the absolute best in terms of technology power. For example, the best VR headsets today require large amounts of RAM and computing power to run properly.

The demand for VR has thus forced the gaming industry to improve its hardware and lower its prices.

That’s it for our most anticipated PC tech trends of 2018! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: http://techtrendske.co.ke/top-pc-hardware-trends-2018/


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