Lenovo has unveiled two All-in-One computers for the Malaysian market. The Intel Core i3 powered C470 and the Android-based N300. The N300 marks the first time Lenovo has introduced an Android powered AiO, although other manufacturers have already experimented with the combination of the two.
Three notebooks from Lenovo are now available in Malaysia. These are the Y50-70, Z50-70, and Flex 2; which are aimed at different consumers. The Z50 is optimised for multimedia entertainment and features a full 1080p HD display with optional graphics card, while the Y50 is best used by gamers with its UHD screen and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card. The Lenovo Flex 2 continues to build on the folding form factor introduced by the original Lenovo Yoga, although it doesn’t quite go all the way into tablet mode.
Do you own a HP or Compaq laptop that was purchased between September 2010 and June 2012? Well, this is an important announcement for you then: HP earlier today has launched a worldwide recall and replacement program for power cords that are provided for those laptops.
The recall notice has also been extended to power cords that might have been included together with accessories that were sold during the same time period such as docking station. Of course, the replacement power cord will be provided to eligible customers at no cost.
The Mozilla Malaysia community is holding a Maker Party in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. Titled “Hive Malaysia : Teach The Web Kuala Lumpur”, it is aimed at providing educators with the skills needed to teach web literacy. All this is part of the Mozilla road map to increasing web participation and showing people what it means to be a citizen of the internet.
China is targeting an October release for its own homegrown operating system as a replacement for Windows. The news comes after the Chinese government set out to prevent the procurement of software made by Western developers; most notably the ban on Windows 8 in the civil service. Ni Guangnan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering told the People’s Post and Telecommunications News that the OS will initially be designed for computers, although there are plans to bring it to mobile devices as well.
Released in 2012, Windows 8 is barely two years old but it is widely known that Microsoft is already working on the next iteration of the operating system. Codenamed “Threshold” and referred by many as Windows 9, the new operating system is expected to be released to consumers sometime in 2015 according to early information but it seems like that we might be able to see it in action very soon.
A month ago, Microsoft announced that it will be releasing a super affordable full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC laptop with its partners, in a move to stem the increasing popularity of Google Chromebooks (especially in the US). A German tech blog, MOBILE GEEKS, has retrieved a leak for what is now being called the Stream 14 by HP, which at a rumoured RRP of just $200 could be one of the many super affordable Windows laptops Microsoft will be releasing.
AMD is usually best known for making processors and graphics cards, but it appears that the company is now branching out into the Solid State Drive business. Three R7-branded SSDs will be offered soon, although the company will not be directly involved in the manufacture of the component.
Microsoft has issued a recommendation to uninstall the most recent patch to the Windows operating system. This comes as reports that patch MS14-045 is causing the blue screen of death on computers. It was originally intended to fix three issues which includes a problem with the Windows kernel, but has apparently broken something else along the way. User who have not yet installed the patch should be fine as long as they elect to not allow Windows to update itself.
Machines, an authorised reseller for Apple products in Malaysia, will be holding a warehouse sale starting from tomorrow until the weekend. Offering some pretty good deals for a variety of Apple products including current-gen devices like the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air, this is one stop you should make if you’re looking for a good deal for Apple products.