MSI announces Titan GT77 with 4K screen and 250W of combined power

MSI’s Titan used to be the company’s highest-performance gaming notebook, rivaled only by desktop-adjacent devices like Alienware’s Area-51m in terms of performance and power. At its MSIology press conference, the company announced that the Titan line is returning. It looks like the new Titan GT77 will be one of the most powerful gaming laptops you can buy this year, including up to Intel’s desktop-class Core i9-12900HX and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, along with four slots for up to 128GB of DDR5-4800 RAM. The device will reach 250W of combined power delivery to the CPU and GPU using MSI’s OverBoost technology. The spec sheet indicates that the Titan GT77 only has one 330W adapter – that’s a bonus for the laptop’s portability. It includes four memory slots and four M.2 slots. All screens are 120Hz with 3840 x 2160 resolution. MSI hasn’t abandoned its presence in the closer-to-mainstream big-screen gaming sphere – it also announced two new additions to the Raider line, the Raider GE77 HX and GE67 HX. These laptops will include an option for a 240Hz QHD OLED display with a claimed 0.2ms response time.

TCL’s Stylus 5G is another new budget phone with a pen

Things looked grim for fans of budget stylus phones when LG dropped out of the mobile market last year. Just when it looked like Motorola was going to run the table with its Moto G Stylus phones, TCL has announced a new device with a built-in stylus: the aptly named TCL Stylus 5G. It’s priced at $258. The Stylus 5G includes a 6.81-inch 1080p LCD, MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. There’s a 4,000mAh battery – quite a bit smaller than the 5,000mAh capacity of Motorola’s stylus phones – plus a microSD slot for storage expansion and a headphone jack. The phone includes a few stylus-centric pre-downloads, including an AI handwriting-to-text app developed in partnership with Nebo. There’s also MyScript Calculator 2, a calculator app that can decipher written equations and store results for future reference. On the rear panel, it has a 50-megapixel main camera complemented by a 5-megapixel ultrawide – two potentially useful rear cameras. The phone ships with Android 12, and TCL is also promising one OS version upgrade as well as two years of security updates.