You might be familiar with Gigabyte motherboards and graphics cards but how about Gigabyte laptops? Well, we are not surprised if this is actually the first time that you heard of it. Truth be told, the Taiwanese company actually has quite a number of laptops under its wings that are designed for various types of users; from gaming all the way to enterprise.
However, only a handful of them are officially available in Malaysia through its sole notebook distributor for our market, Illegear. At the moment, the only type of Gigabyte laptop that is officially released into Malaysia is gaming laptops which include this particular model: the P35W v2.
[UPDATE - 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using Bitlocker on your Lumia, there is something you need to know before you decide to update your device. Read more for details.
Heads up, Nokia Lumia owners; the much awaited Lumia Cyan update is now on its way to you. First announced at Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this year, Lumia Cyan is packed with improvements and new features specifically made for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
However, the update is currently being roll out in stages which means that not everyone are going to receive Lumia Cyan at the same time.
As we getting deeper into the second half of the year, ASUS is also prepping up a number of new Android tablets will be released in Malaysia within the next few months. According to the revelation by ASUS Malaysia during a media session earlier this week, there will be a total of six tablets that will be made available through the company’s Transformer, MeMO Pad, and Fonepad series.
Mechanical keyboards is one of the most revered equipment among PC gamers throughout the world and naturally, Cooler Master has quite a number of them within its gaming product portfolio. Among the latest in the line up is the Quick Fire Rapid-i gaming keyboard which has just landed in Malaysia and is now available for pre-order at Storekini.
As per our report last week, the day for Zopo Mobile to officially announce its arrival into Malaysian market is finally here. It took place yesterday with much fanfare but however, most of the info that we obtained at the event were identical to our last week’s report as well.
[UPDATE: 200PM, 23 July] DiGi has posted teaser for Xiaomi Redmi 1S on its Facebook page which is the first confirmation of the tips we received yesterday. Read more to see it.
While the newly announced Xiaomi Mi 4 is busy getting everyone’s attention for today, let’s not forget that the fledgling Chinese manufacturer still have plenty of devices under its wing. One of them is the Redmi 1S which is the most affordable Xiaomi’s smartphone in Malaysia at the moment.
If you somehow missed your chance to get one on your hands from Xiaomi Malaysia’s website, then you might want to look out for an announcement from DiGi tomorrow.
According to previous rumours, NVIDIA is apparently planning to release a follow up to its Shield Portable handheld gaming machine that the company first introduced to the world at CES 2013. Instead of adopting the gamepad design that made Shield Portable known throughout the world, the new product will come in the form of a tablet.
Well, looks like the rumours is true after as the company has officially unveiled the brand new NVIDIA Shield Tablet last night.
Last week, Microsoft has made a surprise announcement that it will be shifting future Nokia X products to Lumia Windows Phone family in order to produce more low-cost Lumia devices. Generally, this mark the end to Nokia X platform even though Microsoft stated that the company is still committed to the existing Nokia X devices until 2015.
True to its words, we believe that we might be able to see Nokia X2 in Malaysia soon. This is due to its appearance on SIRIM’s database; registered as RM-1013 by Nokia Malaysia as well as two of the brand’s long-time distributor, Zitron and Avaxx.
Few weeks ago, we have received a number of images that showed a yet-to-be-released smartphone from Acer called Liquid E3. Featuring a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Liquid E3 also carries together 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13-megapixels F1.8 autofocus rear camera, and a 2-megapixels front-facing camera with an LED flash.
Fast forward to last week, Acer Malaysia has finally introduced the new smartphone for the first time on its official Facebook page and now, customers are already able to pre-order Acer Liquid E3 through Storekini.
As mentioned in our previous report, Zopo Mobile Malaysia will be officially introduced to local media members next week on Wednesday, 23 July. While it is true that Zopo Mobile has plenty of smartphones under its disposal but judging from Zopo Mobile Malaysia’s Facebook page, the company will be focusing on four models to kick-start its operations in Malaysia.
Even though Chinese phone manufacturers have long established themselves in our market through the effort of companies such as Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel One Touch, it was only recently that Malaysian consumers have started to pay more attention to these companies especially with the help of Oppo and Xiaomi.
Hence, it is only natural that more Chinese companies are now interested to make their own mark in Malaysia as well. After the arrival of Vivo last month, the next Chinese manufacturer that will make its official debut in Malaysia very soon is Zopo Mobile.
Just moments ago, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has revealed that the company is planning to cut up to 18,000 positions by next year. A majority of those positions (around 12,500) will be involving former staff from the Nokia Devices and Services division that the company acquired last year as Microsoft is looking into further integrate the division as its own.
But apart for that news, the company has also revealed that it will be shifting the fairly young Nokia X portfolio to the Lumia Windows Phone family. In other words, Microsoft has killed off the Nokia X series.