You most probably have missed this particular offer by the time you read this but fret not – you’ll have the chance for the next two days. Apparently, Yes 4G is offering its newly launched WiMAX-equipped Samsung Chromebook for only RM 1 at its roadshow in Mid Valley Megamall.
So, what’s the catch? While we were made to understand that there is no monthly installment or commitment involved but there are only limited units of Yes 4G’s Samsung Chromebook that are available for RM 1. Once the stocks for RM 1 Chromebook are finished, it will then be offered for RM288, RM588 and RM888.
The picture was taken at 3am when we just left our HQ and passed by the area. These early-bird customers were already in the queue since midnight, apparently.
Hence, the chance of you getting the Chromebook at RM 1 really depends on how early (like the folks above) you willing to queue up at Yes 4G’s booth in Mid Valley Megamall.
Not to forget, the RM 1 Chromebook will only be released at 4pm. [UPDATE: Apparently, the RM 1 Chromebook release time differs from one day to another. For example, it will be at 630pm tomorrow. Heh.]
It is undeniably cheap for RM 1, so good luck on trying to get your hands at the Samsung Chromebook from Yes 4G at that price this weekend.
[Source: Yes 4G]
Based on the architecture that was used to build the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, NVIDIA has just officially announced the second graphics card to feature the GK110 GPU called GeForce GTX 780. As the name implies, It is also the first GeForce 700 series desktop GPU to be released into the market.
Running at a clock speed of up to 900MHz, the new GeForce GTX780 is said to offer up to 70-percent more performance than GeForce GTX 580 and 42-percent more than GeForce GTX 680. Apart from being packed with 2304 CUDA cores (384 less than GTX Titan) and 3GB 384-bit GDDR5, the new GeForce GTX 780 also supports the dynamic GPU Boost 2.0 as per GTX Titan.
The new graphic card also mark the arrival of an all-new feature by NVIDIA called adaptive temperature controller that helps to minimize unwanted fan speed fluctuations which supposedly leads to reduced noise when the card is in operation. While it is permanent feature and users are not able to disable it, they still able to control fan speed and fan performance curves through third-party performance tweaking software as usual.
Priced at around RM 1970 (USD 649), the Geforce GTX 780 is available from NVIDIA’s add-in-card partners right away in the form of reference design at the time being but users can expect to see custom design for them within a month or so. For further information, head on to www.nvidia.com.
Just moments ago, AMD have officially announced a number of new Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that are designed for notebooks and tablets. Previously codenamed as Richland, Temash and Kabini, all three of them were first discussed by AMD at CES 2013 earlier this year.
The three platforms – which are officially referred to as 2013 AMD Elite Performance, Elite Mobility and Mainstream APUs respectively – resulted in 15 new APU models under AMD A-Series and E-Series line-up. Each platforms are designed to bring computing and graphics performance to all form factors that existed in current mobile computing world including touch-enabled notebooks as well as tablets and hybrid notebooks.
Since there are handful of them to go through, do check back later for our more in-depth look at AMD’s new mobile APUs for 2013.
Apart from the Acer Aspire P3, Acer Malaysia today is also launching the new Aspire R7. The Malaysian unit of this multi-mode notebook is powered by Intel Core i5 and will be priced at RM 2999 once it hits retailers in June.
Meanwhile, the company will also be launching the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks in the same month although they will be arriving slightly later than R7; specifically towards the middle of June. Available in two different sub-series: the refreshed V5 (which is said to be slimmer and lighter than 2012 edition) and the all-new V7, the starting price for the 2013 Acer Aspire V series Ultrabooks will begin from RM 1,699 onwards.
Our brief preview of the Acer Aspire R7 and V7 alongside Aspire P3 will be available soon, so stay tuned but for now, do check out the Aspire R7 spec sheet and list of features for the 2013 Aspire V series through the Read More link below.
Yes 4G, one of Malaysia’s telecommunications provider as well as a key component behind the 1Bestarinet initiative by the Ministry of Education, has just announced the world’s first 4G Google Chromebook, manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Chromebook is a new type of mobile computing device, where almost everything is done in the cloud. Of course, relying heavily on the cloud requires an equally extensive high-speed wireless Internet network, which pairs perfectly with Yes 4G’s 4G network (the largest in Southeast Asia).
Article continues after the break.
The first of what appears to be five devices that ASUS will be unveiling at next month’s Computex has been announced. The Taiwanese company has announced a new Ultrabook, called the ASUS Infinity Ultrabook, and it will be showcased next month at Computex.
Retaining the concentric circles design that has become iconic with ASUS, the Infinity Ultrabook shifts away from the norm by making the lid and keyboard surround out of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Corning’s patented glass material also sports Native Damage Resistance (NDR) which increases scratch resistance, reduces scratch visibility, and improves toughness.
Incredibly, the new Zenbook Infinity will also be only 15.5mm at its thickest point – 14% thinner than the previous generation Zenbook. This incredibly slim profile, coupled with the use of aluminium and glass, is sure to make the Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook one of the most highly desired products at next month’s Computex – and one we’ll definitely look forward to seeing.
As mentioned previously, Acer Malaysia is about to launch couple of new notebooks today and one of them is the Acer Aspire P3. The 11.6-inch convertible Ultrabook will be available from today onwards and will come with either Intel Core i3 or Intel Pentium processors.
The price tag for the device has been set at RM 1,999 for the Core i3 model while the Pentium-based unit is priced at RM 1,799. Stay tuned for our hands-on with it coming your way very soon but for the meantime, check out the specifications sheet of the new Acer Aspire P3 right after the jump.
UPDATE (236PM): We just received the info from Acer that the Intel Core i5 version of Aspire P3 which also comes with 4GB worth of RAM will be made available in Malaysia sometime in June through selected retailers.
No price were given though.
UPDATE (741PM): The Core i5 version will be priced at RM 2299.
To take place in 14 cities across the country till end of this year, Intel Malaysia has kicked off a campaign called Generation Today which aims to encourage users that still using ageing PCs (4 years old and above, according to Intel’s definition) to convert to new PCs. As part of the campaign which also has the support from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, the company is offering up to RM 300 of cash rebates in exchange for user’s old PCs.
Not just any PC, of course. Even though the PC can be from any manufacturer, it must be powered by Intel processor and in working condition. In addition to the trade-in program, there will also be several on-ground activities that will take place during the Intel Generation Today Roadshows such as the The Longest Touch Challenge, Graffiti Touch and Unlock The Ultrabook.
Needless to say, there will be prizes to be won through these activities including RM 500 discount vouchers. The roadshow will also feature a variety of touch-based Ultrabooks, convertibles tablets and laptops for visitors to experience.
Alongside the Generation Today campaign, Intel has also launched the Experience of A Lifetime contest which offers five types of experience with each worth RM 8,000 and revolves around a theme: Taste, Feel, See, Touch and Hear. This contest is open till 30 June to customers that purchased an Ultrabook or a PC powered by Intel processor from participating retailers and of course, at the Intel roadshow that we mentioned above.
To learn more about Intel’s Generation Today roadshow and the accompanying Experience of A Lifetime contest, visit generationtoday.intel.com.
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