Senior ‘A’ Business House netball winners and defending champion, Scotiabank ‘A’ along with Senior ‘B’ winners Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be among sixteen Jamaican teams participating in this year’s Florida Netball Classic International Tournament, to be held tomorrow and Sunday at Coral Spring Gymnasium in Fort Lauderdale.Intermediate ‘A’ league winners National Commercial Bank (NBC) will also be making the trip this year. The two-day event has hosted up to 50 teams from countries such as Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Antigua, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago and Cayman Islands.Rollington Town All Stars, Caricom Netball Team Of Florida, JUTC and Appliance Traders Limited are expected to give defending champion Scotiabank a strong challenge this year.Rollington Town are the beaten 2014 finalist, consisting the Ffrench sisters – Nadine, Sade and Jodi-Ann Ffrench, who are all former Sunshine Girls plus Camille Henry. The Caricom team include ex-national players, Karla Williams Borrego and Measha Brown.Flow ( formerly Lime), the 2014 consolation winners, and ICD, the Mixed winners, will return to defend their respective titles. The star studded Scotiabank ‘A’ team will have former Sunshine girls, captain Naudia Brown, Marsha Murphy-Dawkins, Sateva Taylor-Barnes, Kameika Sherwood, Patricia McCalla and former captain Malysha Kelly in their line-up.
Origin PC Eon-17X 60.22 Price as reviewed (USD) 30,271 We’ve seen a handful of these ambitious experiments over the years, and right now two of the latest models have just been tested in the CNET Labs. The Alienware Area-51m and Origin PC Eon-17X both feature the desktop-class Intel Core i9-9900K and the new Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU. This combination made these our two top-performing laptops so far from all of 2018-2019. What’s the difference between these two? Here’s where they diverge. Cost The Alienware is a hefty $4,499 as configured, which is pretty far up the laptop scale. The very similar Origin we tested (note it has 16GB of RAM versus 32GB in the Alienware) rings up at about $3,800. Component prices can shift quickly, so build-to-order systems like this may cost more or less depending on exactly when you order. Design Both of these are huge, desk-hogging monsters. For the Area-51m, Alienware says it spent years working on a top-to-bottom redesign. In my opinion, it doesn’t go far enough, but it’s still a carefully designed, aesthetically pleasing laptop that makes the most of its bulk. The Eon-17X, as in the case of most boutique gaming laptops, is built into a generic-looking off-the-shelf chassis that has hardly changed over the past few years. Many custom lid color and illustration options are available, but let’s just say that you’re really going for inner beauty here. Upgradability User-accessible parts have really been a major selling point of the Area-51m. Its desktop CPU can be replaced, and so can its semicustom GPU. But, it’s not easy to get to those parts without doing some midlevel surgery on your system, and the GPU can only be replaced by hypothetical future compatible parts, which don’t yet exist. Origin PC doesn’t promise CPU or GPU upgrades, but the company does offer free labor on RAM and storage upgrades if you send the system to them. Origin PC, in addition to its stellar reputation for hands-on support, offers a much wider array of configuration options in its system-building tool, so you should be able to hit your dream specs pretty closely from the start. Sarah Tew/CNET These are both great gaming laptops, aimed at slightly different slices of the same high-end market. If you’re looking for a laptop with the beating heart of a desktop, here’s our head-to-head guide to these two leading choices. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Note: Longer bars indicate better performance. Origin PC Eon-17X Tags (2) 512GB SSD RAID 0 + 1TB HDD 121 $4,499 Review • Alienware Area-51m review: a gaming laptop that goes the bigger-is-better school of design. Operating system Note: Longer bars indicate better performance. $1,999 See it Comment 5,735 Metro Exodus RTX benchmark (fps) 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz $3,750 5,769 Sarah Tew/CNET Years ago, one could make a legitimate argument that real high-end PC gaming required an actual desktop PC, because so-called gaming laptops just weren’t up to the task. Back then, you often paid a significant premium for much slower performance, and your laptop graphics hardware wouldn’t age well at all. Over time, however, the difference has narrowed significantly. So much so that starting with the GeForce GTX 10 series in 2016 and continuing with the new RTX 20 series, GPU leader Nvidia no longer splits mobile graphics off into a separate product line. The desktop and laptop versions share the same names and very close to the same capabilities. But while gaming laptops are better than ever, thanks in part to those Nvidia’s GTX and RTX GPUs, there’s yet another level serious laptop gamers can aspire to. A very few laptops go that extra mile and include actual desktop components inside oversize laptop frames. 17.3-inch, 1,920×1,080 display 1:53 Alienware Area-51m See the Area-51m at AlienwareSee the Eon-17X at Origin PC Note: Longer bars indicate better performance. Origin PC Eon-17X 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3GHz Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Alienware Area-51m 17.3-inch, 1,920×1,080 display Intel Nvidia Mentioned Above Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop Laptop -WNSER7CR5101H Origin PC Eon-17X 29,598 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Alienware Area-51m 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K System: Note: Longer bars indicate better performance. Alienware Area-51m Geekbench 4 (multicore) Networking 41 Photos Origin PC Eon-17X Graphics 62.24 500GB SSD + 2TB HDD Share your voice Alienware Area-51m promises power and upgrades 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1 Display size/resolution 3DMark Port Royal (RTX) 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 The best new gaming laptops, ranked Shadow of the Tomb Raider (fps) CPU 114 Windows 10 Home (64-bit) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Storage Alienware Area-51m 1 Laptops Gaming Now playing: Watch this: Alienware Area-51m Memory Two laptops with desktop CPUs compared