Panasonic, the makers of the famous Toughbook line of rugged and semi-rugged mobile computers, has announced the availability of three new models for the Malaysian market. The company also opened a new Toughbook configuration centre in Johor, which will serve the entire South East Asian region.
Asus has been releasing one slim laptop after another. The UX305, for one, is an extremely slim and lightweight laptop that offers plenty value for money. The ROG G501, on the other hand, is a much beefier offering. While it’s not as slim or light as the UX305, it’s one of the thinnest and lightest gaming laptops in the market with a gorgeous chassis. The top-of-the-line model even comes with a 4K display. But the question is: is the ultra-sharp display more of a gimmick, or is there a practical side to it?
Windows 10 is here, and the first round of devices with Microsoft’s new OS pre-installed are already beginning to appear. With that in mind, rumours about new Microsoft first-party devices are also picking up. It looks like we might be seeing a new Microsoft Surface Pro sooner than expected.
When we reviewed the Lenovo U41 (one of the best Ultrabooks on a budget), Lenovo Malaysia did not mention whether its smaller variant, the U31, will be available in Malaysia. Well, seeing how we have spotted it on SIRIM, there’s a very good chance it will be sold alongside its bigger variant soon.
Lenovo had better prepare for another round of backlash against its pre-installed software practices. The company has been discovered to have been using an anti-theft feature on all Windows computers to ensure that it’s own software is not removed; even if the user performs a completely fresh reinstall of the operating system.
In addition to the newly launched Aspire R11, it turns out that Acer Malaysia has actually begin to ship more products with Windows 10 pre-installed in them. This was confirmed by Johnson Seet, Head of Mobile Computing and Smart Handheld for Acer Malaysia during the launch of Aspire R11 last week who also claimed that Acer is one of the first brand in the Malaysia to deliver products with pre-installed Windows 10.
Intel appears to be whole heartedly embracing the move to mobile computing with its next generation of Skylake processors. First, were the leaks of unlocked variants of Skylake for gaming notebooks; now, the company has revealed that it will also be bringing professional grade Intel Xeon processors to laptops as well.
First revealed at Acer’s massive global press conference in New York four months ago, the company has officially launched the new Aspire R11 convertible laptop in Malaysia today. While we already knew early on that Acer’s intention to release the device into our market, the company has decided to offer it just in time with the recent release of Windows 10.
Acer has announced two new slim and inexpensive laptops: the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14. With the most affordable model going for only US$169 (about RM655), these are perhaps one of the most affordable Windows laptops in the market. However, in order to bring down the price, certain sacrifices had to be made.