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Tesla Model 3 Becomes Best-Selling Electric Vehicle in Europe

Tesla is one of the biggest players in the electric vehicle market and has sales across the globe. According to the latest report from EV Sales Blog, Tesla Model 3 has become the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe. The car has taken the top spot as the most popular EV in Europe as per its sales in August. The Tesla EV overtook Europe’s most popular, Renault Zoe, the car that has dominated the European market for several months.

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As per the report, Tesla’s Model 3 sales went up to 7,020 in August in Europe. The electric car took the top spot from Renault Zoe that has sales of 6,183 units. Zoe from Renault stayed in second place, trailing the Tesla car by 837 vehicle units. The other three positions in the top 5 list were taken by Ford Kuga PHEV, Hyundai Kona EV, and Mercedes A250e with the respective sales of 5,055, 4,054, and 3,505 units.

Tesla Doesn’t Have Production Facility in Europe

Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturing company does not have a functioning production facility in the entire continent of Europe. Despite this, the Tesla Model 3 managed to dominate the European market last month. Though Tesla is now building one production facility near Berlin in Germany, but it won’t start making cars until summer next year.

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Because of the unavailability of the production unit in Europe, Tesla delivers its cars to Europe from its facility in Fremont, California. It increases the overall price of vehicles, and hence Tesla cars are slightly expensive in Europe than the United States. In Germany, the Model 3 Standard Range+ costs $49,840 as opposed to $37,990 in the US.

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Best-Selling Electric Vehicle in Europe
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However, Renault Zoe still holds the top ranking as a whole in 2020, with sales of over 52,150 units. On the other hand, Model 3 has sold a little over 41,000 vehicles this year till August, about 11,000 units less. Also, the total EV market share of Renault Zoe is 9%, while Model 3 contributes 7% of the electric car market.

Google Maps Starts Showing Users COVID-19 Cases Spike in Given Area

Google has added a new feature to Maps that lets people see the spiking COVID-19 cases for a particular area. Google Maps now lets people see the number of COVID cases per 100,000 people with a label indicating the rise or fall of coronavirus. The search engine giant informed through a blog post that users can now see the trend, and number of COVID cases for the last seven days in a given area. The company said it would start rolling out the functionality worldwide on Maps for both Android and iOS this week.

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According to the official blog post from the tech giant itself, the company said, “This week, we’re introducing the COVID layer in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do.”. In countries like the US, you can see the information down to the state and country level. However, the feature is of limited use in other countries as it provides only the national data. 

How Google Maps COVID Feature Works

Google Maps Starts Showing Users COVID-19 Cases Spike in Given Area
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To use the feature and see the COVID cases nearby, first launch the Google Maps app on your device. Once you open the maps application, click on the Layers icon at the top right-hand corner of your phone screen. Select the ‘COVID 19 Info’ box to open the layer for displaying the information about COVID-19 in any area. The color-coding makes it easier for you to see the difference in the density of new coronavirus cases.

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Where Does The Data Come From

According to Google, the data comes from multiple authoritative sources such as Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, World Health Organization, other public health agencies, and Wikipedia. The company says that these sources already power the information on COVID cases in Google Search. Now it is expanding this data to Google Maps also.

Google Adds a Message Button To Google’s Native Panel Updates

Google is known for trying new things and adding new features to its products. Be it Search, Maps, Gmail, or Google My Business, the tech giant makes sure its users can do the things with ease. Google launched Google My Business back in 2014, and, since then, many businesses have made use of this to come online and reach more customers.

Google Adds a Message Button To Google's Native Panel Updates
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Quite recently, the search engine giant apparently has added a message button to its local updates section. You can see the presence of the message button in the “Updates” section of the Google Local panel view. Here is where you can add updates through Google Posts and keep your customers updated. The “Message” button lets your customers ask questions about your latest updates.

Google Adds a Message Button To Google's Native Panel Updates
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However, many users claim that the button is not too old, but a recent addition from Google. The company seems to have added the message button recently, and according to some users, it isn’t older than a few weeks. A user named Darcy Burk discovered this and shared it via a tweet. Some other users confirm the presence of the message button to be a recent addition.

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More About Google My Business

Since the launch of Google My Business by the tech giant in 2014, many businesses have made use of this to come online and reach more customers. It is a free tool from Google that allows you to promote your business (Business Profile and business website) on Google Search and Maps. Using this, you can see and connect with your customers and find out how they are interacting with your business on Google.

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If you are a business and want to connect with your customers on the world’s largest search engine, you need to create a Google My Business account first. Various business owners use this free tool from Google to scale up their business and gain more customers through organic search.

Wi-Fi 6: Amazon Unveils Eero 6 Series Mesh Routers Starting at $129

On September 24, Amazon unveiled its newest Eero 6 series routers — Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. As the name suggests, both the routers feature Wi-Fi 6, the latest and fastest version of Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi 6 delivers faster speeds and higher performance, and it provides better support for simultaneously connected devices.

The American multinational technology company had bought Eero, the mesh networking startup, last year, and it released an affordable version of the Eero mesh router. It’s just after a year that the company has introduced a new set of two mesh routers. Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 are available for pre-order on Amazon and Eero.com and will be available for delivery later this year.

Eero 6 Routers Features

Wi-Fi 6: Amazon Unveils Eero 6 Series Mesh Routers Starting at $129
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The new Eero routers offer Wi-Fi 6 coverage for 75+ devices simultaneously, claims Amazon. The company says that both Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 work with the existing Internet service that users have, and are backward compatible with all other Eero generations. The routers also feature a built-in Zigbee smart home hub that lets the compatible devices in the network connect to Eero 6 series without requiring a separate Zigbee hub.

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A single Eero Pro 6 router covers an area up to 2,000 square feet. And the same two-pack and three-pack router cover about 3,500 and 6,000 sq. ft., respectively. Similarly, the Eero 6 single router covers up to 1,500 sq. ft. Also, the two-pack Eero 6 that covers over 3,000 sq. ft. comes with an Eero 6 mesh router and the new Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi extender. On the other hand, the three-pack Eero 6 router includes Eero 6 router plus two Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi extenders, covering up to 5,000 sq. ft. area.

Euro 6 Series Price and Availability

As said earlier, the Eero 6 series routers are already available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Eero.com portals. The single Eero 6 router starts at $129, and the two-pack and three-pack variants will cost $199 and $279, respectively.

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Talking of Eero Pro 6, the one-pack costs $229, and the two-pack combo has a price of $399. Eero Pro 6 three-pack variant will cost $599. Additionally, if you also want to have Eero Secure or Eero Secure+, they’ll cost you $2.99 per month or $9.99 per month, respectively.

The new Wi-Fi systems series will be available to customers later this year. As per the Amazon listing of the devices, the items will be available on November 2.

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to PC

Xbox 360 controller is one of the most popular gaming controllers of this decade, and that is not an overstatement. It’s the simplistic design and the rugged body that has gamers hooked onto, even years after its parent console was discontinued.

A study from steam suggested that 20% of the users who have this Controller registered use it at least once a month, which is way higher than that of its successor, the Xbox One Controller, which is 14%.

Needless to say, the majority of the Xbox controller user base is made up of most avid gamers. Most of whom would like to just sit back and have a plug and play experience. This is true even while gaming on a PC.

We all know the feeling that once we have our hands set on a controller, we just wanna use that tactical edge wherever possible. However, most people don’t have a grasp on how to connect Xbox 360 controller to PC. So here is a small tutorial that will help you set up your gaming gig on your PC.

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to PC

Xbox 360 Controller For PC

There are many reasons why a lot of people prefer to use the Xbox 360 controller with their PCs. While most PC gamers prefer the tools of the trade that are keyboard and mouse experience, it is fair to argue that some games just play better on a gamepad. And then add to this, the advantage it can provide in a competitive gaming scenario, and we easily have ourselves a deal-breaker.

Now whatever your reasons that you want to pair your Xbox 360 Controller to your PC, either you just have one of those lying around and don’t wanna spend money for a new one, or you just want to slay some PC gamers with the tactical edge. In this guide, we will tell you all you need to know to connect your Xbox 360 Controller to your PC. Let’s get right into it.

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to PC

First of all, we need to be clear what kind of Xbox 360 controller we are talking about. That is, if it is a wired controller, then the process is pretty straight forward. Just plug your controller into your PC, and the drivers will install automatically, and within no time, you will be ready to map your keys and fire up your game. But if you have a wireless Xbox 360 Controller, things get a little bit more complicated.

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For once, you will have to chip in some bucks for a dongle, which is nothing but a Bluetooth adapter that will connect your PC to your Xbox 360 controller. If you happen to own a Microsoft Original Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, we recommend that you go for a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for PC.

Now when you have all you need, let’s get your Controller and your PC paired. Follow this step-by-step guide to pair your Xbox 360 controller to your PC:

Plug the Wireless Adapter in your PC’s USB port:

If you happen to have the driver CD that came along with the receiver, run it to install the driver and move on to Step 9. If you don’t have the CD or didn’t receive it in the first place, then follow the next steps.

Step 1: Go to Microsoft Hardware Website

Step 2: From the tabs, select Downloads > then select Product Type as gaming and search Xbox.

Step 3: Select Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows, the driver for the Xbox Receiver.

Step 4: Select the version of the driver available > then select language > Click on download.

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Step 5: After the download is finished, select run and follow the simple prompt steps to install all the necessary files. Finish the installation and restart the computer.

Step 6: Now press and hold the Guide button to start the Controller.

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Step 7: Next up, press the Connect button on the Wireless Receiver.

Step 8: Now press and hold the connect button on your Controller. (It must be a small circular button located on its front edge). Hold this until the green light stops blinking.

If a steady light is present on the Guide button, that means your Controller is paired. Fire up a game and have fun!

Conclusion

Connecting your Xbox 360 controller is a pretty straightforward task if you know the right steps. If you read through the above guide, you will be able to connect and play endlessly. However, in case you face any issues, please don’t hesitate to tell us your problems in the comment section. We will help you out to sort all your problems.

PS4 Owners Will Not Get Free Upgrade to PS5’s Remastered Spider-Man

Recently Sony held a big PlayStation 5 showcase event in which the company announced Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Not just this, the company also announced that the original Spider-Man would get a PS5 remaster with new graphical features. But unfortunately, you will have to purchase the game again as Sony is not giving it for free.

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Sony corporation has confirmed that it will not allow the existing PS4 Spider-Man owners to upgrade to the new PS5 remaster for free. Thus the users will have to buy the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition to get access to the new remastered PS5 version.

How to Upgrade to PS5 Remastered Spider-Man

PS4 Owners Will Not Get Free Upgrade to PS5's Remastered Spider-Man
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Sony, in a statement, said that the company currently has no plans to offer Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered as standalone. For players who have a copy of Spider-Man for PS4 and want to experience Spider-Man: Remastered, they first need to purchase the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. However, the PS4 game version will be backward compatible with PS5.

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The Japanese conglomerate in a statement to Kotaku said, “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered is an enhanced version of Marvel’s Spider-Man”. It added that this version will include as part of the Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 5. However, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 owners who purchase Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version of Miles Morales for free. Next, they can download Spider-Man: Remastered as a paid upgrade for additional cost.

Upgrading Cost for PlayStation 4 Owners

If you are a PlayStation 4 user and want to experience the original remaster as part of your purchase of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sony is offering a $20 upgrade to its customers. The Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition costs $70 in total. What all this means is that currently, only players who buy the Ultimate Edition will receive the remaster upgrade. Since some PS4 owners got accidentally upgraded for free, Sony said later in a statement that it was not possible to offer the free upgrade.

OnePlus Rolls Out OxygenOS Open Beta 2 Updates on OnePlus 8 Series

Last month, on August 10, OnePlus rolled out the Final Developer Build of OxygenOS 11 for its users. It was based on the latest Android 11 update from Google. However, the developer build was only open for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users. Also, the company rolled out the OxygenOS Open Beta 7 updates for the OnePlus 7T series during that time. Now OnePlus is one step closer to bring a stable Android 11 update for OnePlus 8 series users. It has already started rolling out its second Open Beta build, OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2, for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones.

It’s not yet clear what the company will bring next. But we expect that the smartphone maker will either release the Open Beta 3 build or most probably the very first stable Android 11 update for the said phones. It is because the Open Beta 1 build was quite stable, and the company has only tried to polish the things further in this second update.

Changelog: Major Fixes in OxygenOS Open Beta 2

OnePlus Rolls Out OxygenOS Open Beta 2 Updates on OnePlus 8 Series

There are quite a few optimizations and fixes in the changelog entries of the new OxygenOS Open Beta update. However, OnePlus has added a new feature in this update for the Ambient display. Talking about the new additions, the company has added an interesting ‘Canvas’ feature that automatically draws a wireframe picture based on the phone’s lock screen photo.

To view the picture, you need to go to Settings > Customisation > Wallpaper > Canvas and then choose the photo preview. Now the phone will generate it automatically, and that too, you can do it without waking up the phone display.

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Speaking of other fixes and optimizations, the company has patched up several known issues from the previous build. OnePlus has fixed some ‘rarely-happening’ issues with the widgets and has optimized a few UI display elements in the Settings. There was also a bug in Google Assistant, where in some cases, it failed to wake up. The company has fixed that as well. Also, the new build fixes the issue of the HD icon on the call log interface as it did not center in some cases.

Other Fixes and The Size of Update

A major issue that occurred with the user when he entered the ‘Tips & Support’ interface — the ‘issue’ of the black screen. The company has fixed that as well. The changelog also reads that some general stability issues with the System updates are updated too.

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OnePlus says that it also fixed one specific issue with the Clock app, where some numbers disappeared in the Timer section. Some power consumption issue which was there with ‘Smart 5G’ is also optimized. The total size of the OxygenOS Open Beta 2 update is 230MB. If you own a OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro phones, you should get the update soon.

Competition Laws in Focus Amid Tussle Between Google and Paytm

Since the last week’s removal of Paytm from Google Playstore, the tussle between both the companies is still not subsiding. The Indian payments app had violated some of the policies of Playstore for gambling. The ongoing tussle has now put the focus on India’s competition laws on digital marketplaces. However, this isn’t the first time the tech giant has faced legal issues in India for one of its platforms.

Competition Laws in Focus Amid Tussle Between Google and Paytm

Gurshabad Grover, senior policy officer at Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), said, “For long, Google and Apple have been exercising too much control over app developers.” Quoting further, he said that the new episode shows that such things can happen anytime, with any app. The search giant’s app store has several policies that govern what types of apps can stay on Playstore. “This time, they played by the rules, but they can always make these decisions to suit their business interests,” said Grover.

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Legal Troubles for Google in India

Google has also been pulled up in India before for abusing its dominance with Search in 2018. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) had even slapped a fine of ₹135.6 crore to the search giant for abusing its dominance in web search and related advertising services. The company also ran into trouble for abusing its powers for monopoly in mobile operating systems last year. Even this year, back in May, there was a case against Google Pay.

According to Grover, there is “no clear judgment” about whether the app stores like Google Playstore and App Store are intermediaries like social platforms or not. He said, “In the Fermat Education vs Sorting Hat Technologies case of 2018, Madras high court specifically said that if you are pre-screening uploaded content or if some sort of money is involved, then you are moving away from the definition of intermediary, which protects you from liability.” So, the Google, Paytm tussle may land Google in trouble again.

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Grover specified the need for fixing the competition law for digital markets in India. He mentioned that the proposed amendments of 2020 to the competition law should be taken into consideration by the government. Another tech policy advisor, Prasanto K. Roy, stressed on the self-regulation of platforms like Google. He said that the company must give enough time to app developers before taking any action.

Navigate Disney+ Content Using Google Assistant Voice Control on Nest Smart Displays

Disney+ is one of the top on-demand streaming services owned by The Walt Disney Company subsidiary DTCI. The experience you get here transcends generations in terms of available content. From the classic Snow White to the new live-action series The Mandalorian, the streaming service offers almost every type of content that you love. Just yesterday, Google announced that the Google Nest Smart Display users can now navigate Disney+ content using their voice. All they need to have is a Google Assistant-enabled smart display.

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Google said that the users can start navigating Disney+ content on Nest devices using Google Assistant voice control from Sep 22 onwards. It will allow the users to play their favorite shows by just giving the “Hey Google……” command followed by the instruction to play a particular video.

How to Navigate Disney+ Content With Google Assistant

Access Disney+ Content Using Google Assistant Voice Control on Nest Smart Displays
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If you already have a Disney+ subscription, then you don’t have to do much more. Just link your account in the Google Home or Assistant app to start playing movies or shows from Disney. You can play the content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, NatGeo, and more by just asking it to your Google Assistant.

Do you watch live-action series like The Mandalorian? Just say, “Hey Google, play the Mandalorian on Disney+” to play the series instantly. The tech giant is expanding the voice control abilities on most of its products. You can also cast the movies and shows from Disney+ mobile app to your Android TV.

More Features

Access Disney+ Content Using Google Assistant Voice Control on Nest Smart Displays
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You can also give your Google Home and Nest Mini a new look using a custom base accessory from OtterBox. All you need to do is clip your device into the OtterBox custom base and showcase the iconic Mickey’s ears in any room.

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Another feature is that you can listen to the stories from the world of Frozen 2. You can listen to the legends on the Google Assistant-enabled iOS and Android phones, smart speakers, and Smart Display. To start playing the story, ask the Assistant to tell a Frozen Story and then pick the character you want to narrate.

8 Best 3D Printers Under $500 – UPDATED

A good 3D printer which is well-shaped and provides outstanding performance must come expensive. Well, if you think the same way, it’s an old story now. These days you can manage to get the best 3D printers under quite a reasonable budget.

Instead of spending thousands of dollars, you can make a good pick in just a couple of hundred dollars. Although you might see certain differences in their shapes and performance, they must fit well for beginners or even the professionals as well.

In this article, we are going to see 8 best 3D printers that are available under $500. But before buying, make sure of what you want to print as these printers come with different build sizes. Hence, their dimension plays an important role in whatever model you want to design. Also, these printers come with certain unique features, pros, and cons, so read the full review before going for your final pick.

8 Best 3D Printers Under $500

Top 8 Best 3D Printers Under $500

3D printers play a vital role in the lives of engineers, designers, or artists. They are highly flexible, which gives users the freedom to print any design regardless of their complexity. However, when we are left with a limited budget, we might have to compromise with certain things. And surely none of us would like to make such compromises, especially with electronics.

So, here we have put together the 8 best 3D printers that come at an affordable rate. Moreover, we made sure that you don’t miss a lot many features as well. In fact, these 3DP comes with stunning features and support, which makes them applicable for both basic as well as professional use.

1. ANYCUBIC MEGA X 3D Printer

Ideal for small scientific / commercial projects with high precision 3D Models.

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The ANYCUBIC MEGA X 3D Printer is based more on the practical philosophy. It is a gentle and smart machine that is built to meet both normal as well as professional use. This 3D Printer has a rigid metal finish, which provides it with extra stability; less shaking means more accurate prints.

Moreover, it comes with a dual lead rail design Y-axis and dual screw rod design Z-axis. All these minor adjustments help in stabilizing the machine and minimizing the errors while printing.

Pros:

  • Higher Precision on prints
  • Large Build Volume
  • Anycubic patented Heat Bed
  • Superfast assembly
  • Extra Functions

Cons:

  • Cannot print over 12 inches

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 500mm*500mm*553mm
  • Weight: 14Kg
  • Uses FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) print technology
  • Features USB and SD card connections
  • 12V output voltage
  • 110V input voltage

Bottom line:

The MEGA X printer is one of the best at its price range. It comes with greater stability and high precision print quality. A few unique features include a Meanwell power supply, TFT touch screen, filament sensor, and powerful & flexible extruder.

The product has received 4.5-star Amazon customer reviews and is the best pick for beginners and professionals looking for a sensible and easy to use a 3D printer.

2. ANYCUBIC Photon S 3D Printer

Great for dentists, physicians and students for daily projects as well as medical 3D models for teeth.

Best 3D Printers Under $500
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The ANYCUBIC Photon S 3D Printer is best known for its highly accurate prints and easy-to-use mechanism. Its creative structure makes leveling easier than ever. Photon S comes with dual fans that provide great ventilation, sucking out the activated carbon air and providing a completely filtered system.

In addition, it features a dual linear rail design Z-axis that further improves the stability and offers a higher degree of accuracy in its prints.

Pros:

  • Upgrades UV Module
  • Highly efficient air-filtration system
  • Easy Leveling
  • Z-axis dual linear rail
  • Matrix light source

Cons:

  • Very limited resin amount in Vat. (75-100ml)
  • Plastic frame
  • Need a few bugs to fix and tinkering with the settings

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 230mm* 200mm* 400mm
  • Weight: 19.4 Pounds
  • 2560*1440 high-resolution screen
  • 110V/220V input voltage
  • Build Size: 115mm * 65mm * 165mm

Bottom line:

The Photon S 3D Printer has been in a rough debate with the original Photon machine. However, looking at the overall features and new upgrades, Photon S comes with higher capabilities. Firstly, it comes at an affordable rate compared to most of the metal-framed 3D printers. Another notable thing is the upgraded UV LED. It helps in faster and smoother printing.

Overall, the ANYCUBIC Photon S gives excellent results. It does detailed work and provides high-quality prints filled with every minor detail and accuracy.

3. Creality Open Source CR-10 3D Printer

Ideal for hobbyists to make special 3D models to play with. Great for commercial use also with low maintenance.

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The CR-10 printer is a perfect choice as an affordable and durable 3D printer that fills in all the voids. It comes with a stunning aluminum finish and extra-large build platform measuring 12 inches * 12 inches * 15.5 inches.  The machine is crafted in such a way that it reduces the weight on the X-axis. This makes the printing process much smoother.

Additionally, the Creality CR-10 features a glass bed along with larger ergonomic nuts for easier leveling. This oversized screw provides extra stability while leveling the Y-axis of the 3D printer and generate more precise prints.

Pros:

  • Complete metal body
  • Extra-large build space
  • A highly steady aluminum frame provides more stability while printing.
  • Durable glass bed with large ergonomic leveling nuts

Cons:

  • Z-axis head might crash with the bed (needs extra care)

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 11.81 inches * 11.81 inches * 15.75 inches
  • Weight: 30 Pounds
  • Micro SD connection
  • All metal frames with excellent thermoplastic V-slot wheels for smoother adjustments

Bottom line:

The Creality Open Source CR-10 3D printer brings a brilliant combination of superior construction and excellent performance. Moreover, being fully metallic, it is quite cheaper than most of the other products.

The FDM process can be further divided into four different steps that include Slicing, level and export, watch, and taking out the finished product. Although the Z-axis needs a little extra attention, CR-10 is a perfect 3D printer that comes handy for both beginners and experienced users.

4. X5SA PRO 3D Printer

Excellent machinery for industry level 3D printing projects.

Best 3D Printers Under $500
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The X5SA PRO 3D Printer comes with a tough body along with an industrial linear guide design. It is one of the most stable products under a budget of $500. This machine is highly durable, and you can expect prints with a higher degree of precision and accuracy.

It is basically a DIY assembled machine; thus, it might take a while for the setup and start printing right away. The X5SA PRO can be a great pick for beginners and DIY enthusiasts.

Pros:

  • Comes with CoreXY Motion Modes
  • Large build size
  • Resume print feature available after a power failure
  • Filament dries up detection.
  • Auto-leveling
  • TITAN Extruder

Cons:

  • Complex Setup
  • Average quality print
  • Not recommended for beginners

Specs:

  • Dimension: 330 mm * 330 mm * 400 mm
  • Weight: 36.2 Pounds
  • 30P integrated cable wire
  • 24V Power Supply
  • 3.5-inch Touchscreen
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4mm

Bottom line:

The X5SA PRO can be a great choice for those who are well skilled in 3D printing. The printer consists of some of the most advanced features, which makes it a highly stable one. Besides, it is developed by TRONXY, and they are offering a lifetime after-sales service.

However, X5SA does a great job maintaining the accuracy part; the print quality seems very average. So, if you are not willing to compromise even a bit on the print quality, surely this product is not for you.

5. Upgrade Creality CR-10 V2

Ideal for small business dealing with 3D printing, cost effective and low maintenance.

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Love DIY? Well, the Creality CR-10 V2 comes with a full metallic body that you can have some fun with. This upgraded version of CR-10 features a better UI, SD card slot, and a unique Creality logo printed in blue. It also comes with new firmware and a separate console. The CR-10 V2’s motherboard is something to talk about. It contains a self-developed motherboard with a super silent driver of industrial standard.

Apart from all this, the upgraded model is extremely easy to set up. You only need to place a few nuts tight in specific places, and you can carry with the printing process right away. Here are some of its highlights:

Pros:

  • Ultra silent motherboard backed by TMC2208
  • Resume printing function available
  • Filament breakage sensor
  • Dual ends heat dissipation

Cons:

  • Separate controller
  • Very short cables
  • No dual-gear extruders

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 23.8 inches * 21 inches * 10.4 inches
  • Weight: 32.55 Pounds
  • Thermal efficient bed heater
  • Meanwell 24V power supply
  • 100% metal framed

Bottom line:

Creality has laid a series of 3D printers till today. And not to mention, they come out with stunning products every time. However, the CR-10 V2 is upgraded with multiple new features in it.

But Creality still goes for the same old heat bed, moving back and forth in the Y-axis. Rather, they must opt for a vertically moving bed design, as it seems more convenient from the user’s perspective.

6. Sovol SV01 3D Printer

Ideal for large 3D Print volume with low cost raw material.

Best 3D Printers Under $500
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Sovol SV01 is fully constructed on an aluminum frame. It comes with a considerable build size, and most importantly, it is 95% pre-assembled, which makes it a good pick for beginners.

This 3D printer features a Mean Well power supply, a direct drive extruder, along with a flat glass plated heat bed that does a great job in getting the perfect layers every single time. Above all, the SV01 brings all the essential features at a relatively affordable price.

 Pros:

  • Removable flat glass plated heat bed.
  • Meanwell Power Supply
  • Partially assembled kit
  • Larger print volume
  • Supports multiple filaments
  • Lifetime technical support

Cons:

  • The case fan makes a louder noise on switching on the printer.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 22 inches * 19 inches * 8.4 inches
  • Weight: 29.3 Pounds
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4mm
  • Aluminum frame
  • SD Card connection
  • Manual bed leveling

Bottom line:

The Sovol groups are extremely dedicated to crafting the best ever 3D printers. Fortunately, the SV01  comes out as a fascinating product. It comprises a direct drive extruder along with dual Z lead screws that ensure high-quality and high-speed 3D printing.

Sovol SV01 is a very stable machine that guarantees more precise printings. In addition, they are likely to provide customers with lifetime technical assistance.

7. Artillery Genius 3D Printer

Ideal for students or beginners to start with 3D modelling and printing hobby.

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The Artillery Genius is one of those decent products that is loved by all. First of all, this 3D printer is available at a justifiable price and offers amazing overall performance.

It comes with several essential features like filament run-out sensor, clean cable management, elastic coupler, and many more. The Artillery Genius 3D printer mainly focuses on providing high-quality accessories and the best possible service.

Pros:

  • High precision belt pulley
  • TFT touch screen control
  • Easy to set up
  • Larger leveling nuts
  • Dual Z System

Cons:

  • Large Filament holders cannot adjust with smaller filaments.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 20.4 inches * 17.2 inches * 12.5 inches
  • Weight: 19.62 Pounds
  • Layer resolution: 0.11 mm
  • The maximum print speed is 150m/s
  • Direct drive titan extruder
  • USB, USB Stick, and TF Card connections available

Bottom line:

The Artillery Genius is very much similar to the Artillery SideWinder. However, the only difference is this printer comes with a comparatively smaller building space than the SideWinder. On top of that, it is a direct-driven printer that allows it to work seamlessly with most of the flexible filaments.

Talking about its speed, the Artillery Genius is incredibly fast and generates good quality prints. Compared to most of the 3D printers below $500, it is one of the most refined ones that provide stunning results to its users.

8. Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro

Great for precision based 3D modelling characters, ideal for printing small figures and detailed objects.

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At the end of this list, we have the Creality Ender 3 Pro, an upgraded model of the Ender 3. The printer comes partially assembled and is super easy to set up and start printing. It comes with the improved build quality and stable power supply from Meanwell. Plus, the extruder also features an upgraded design and is fully open source.

It is a great machine for all the beginners and even for the kids to lay their hands on a 3D printer for the first time. Apart from all these, the Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro comes with many more stunning features which make it count among the best.

Pros:

  • Enhanced stability with new 40 * 40 Y-axis
  • Removable heat plate for convenient extraction of printed models
  • Resume printing function available
  • Safe and stable power supply
  • Micro SD and USB connection

Cons:

  • Certain parts are hard to find online.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 20.94 inches * 15.04 inches * 7.91 inches
  • Weight: 18.96 Pounds
  • Frame material: aluminum
  • Lifetime 24/7 technical support

Bottom line:

The Ender 3 Pro seems quite similar to the basic version considering its performance and usability. Although a few improvements can be seen in the Pro version. Firstly, the magnetic type of flexible printing surface seems much more convenient. Moreover, it is extremely easy to remove any sort of print from the surface.

However, remember that the temperature above the 80-degree Celsius might affect the magnetic property of the heat bed.

Next, we have the Meanwell power supply, which is undoubtedly one of the best in its business. Also, the USB and micro SD slots are placed in a convenient position that is easier to reach. These few differences will cost you around $100 more than the basic model, but it is worth it.

Final Verdict

If you are not sure of which 3D printer to purchase under a reasonable budget, this article must help you. We have reviewed the 8 best 3D printers that come under a few hundred dollars.

Most importantly, our research includes those products on which you don’t have to make giant compromises. On the other hand, most of the printers come with lifetime technical support. Hence, you can expect the best customer service.

If you are looking for a perfect machine to print smaller models, the Artillery Genius can be a good pick for you. However, for larger designs, the X5SA PRO and ANYCUBIC Mega X are highly recommended. Apart from this, you can further look at the other products too.

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