Part of the massive launch that Asus had at the recent Computex 2013, the new Asus Republic of Gamers (RoG) G750 notebook somehow didn’t take long to arrive on our shores. Since it is part of the gamer-centric RoG series, it is just natural that the notebook is packed with performance-oriented hardware such as the new Haswell-based 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad-core processor and the equally new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 memory.
Additionally, it also comes with 17.3-inch 1920×1080 anti-glare display, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 1TB, 2.5-inch 5400RPM hard drive and Blu-ray combo drive. Weights at around 4.8kg with maximum thickness of 50mm, the Asus RoG G750 notebook is also equipped with an 8-cell 5900mAh 89Whr battery and pre-installed with Windows 8 Pro.
Apart from powerful hardware, the new Asus RoG G750 notebook also features a full-sized backlit keyboard (complete with numerical keys) that is slightly angled for comfort and is also optimized for gaming as well as durability. Other features that Asus have also included in the notebook are low-noise dual rear-venting thermal fans to cool it down and on-board headphone amplifier to boost its sound output.
Priced at RM 5999, the new Asus RoG G750 gaming notebook is readily available for mobile gamers out there from authorized Asus dealers nationwide. To learn more, visit my.asus.com.
Being one of three new Alienware laptops that Dell has unveiled at E3 2013, the exterior design of Alienware 17 is similar to the Alienware 14 that we have discussed yesterday. These identical elements include the new jet engines and stealth bombers inspired design, anodized aluminium shell, magnesium alloy body and the vast AlienFX lighting zones across the new gaming laptop.
Additionally, the Alienware 17 is also slightly thicker at 48.46mm as compared to its predecessor (the M17x-R4) which measures at 44.5mm. That being said, the laptop is around 100 grams lighter than M17x-14 at 4.15kg which nevertheless is still quite hefty. Hence, what really set the Alienware 17 and the smaller Alienware 14 apart are their size and the hardware that are packed into them.
Targeted for more hardcore users, the Alienware 17 is powered by the Haswell-based 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-4800MQ quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 memory. We were told that customers are also able to choose either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 or GeForce GTX780M with 4GB GDDR5 as well but somehow, those options are not yet available on Dell Malaysia’s website at the time this article is published.
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Three years in the marking, the Alienware 14 is one of the three new gaming laptops that Dell (the parent company of Alienware) have introduced at E3 few days ago. Interestingly, it only takes few days for the Alienware 14 to be available in Malaysia alongside its bigger brother, the equally new Alienware 17.
Even though it took Dell such a long time to conceive it, the Alienware 14 is still quite bulky as per its predecessor, the Alienware M14x. In fact, the Alienware 14 is actually thicker than M14x at 41.70mm as compared to M14x’s height that is listed at 37.8mm. Surprising, huh?
Despite the thickness, the Alienware 14 is slightly lighter though at around 2.77kg while the M14x weights at around 2.92kg. Also, the new Alienware 14 does come with a completely new exterior design that was claimed to be inspired by jet engines and stealth bombers together with the use of anodized aluminium shell and magnesium alloy body. The keyboard on Alienware 14 is now fortified with a reinforced plate for more solid typing experience with its key travel and responsiveness have been tweaked to suit gamers.
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Ahead of their official Malaysian launch later today, Dell Malaysia have begun taking orders for the brand new Alienware 14 and Alienware 17 gaming laptops through their online store. In case you missed the notice, both gaming laptops as well as Alienware 18 (not available at Dell Malaysia’s store for the time being, it seems) were newly revealed at E3 2013 earlier this week.
According to the listing, Alienware 14 comes as a single variant which is priced at RM 4999. As for Alienware 17, it is available in two variants that are priced at RM 6,999 and RM 7,999 respectively. However, the only thing that differentiate the two Alienware 17 variants is that the latter is a 3D bundle which comes with 400 nits 120Hz display.
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Just as their name implies, the new Alienware laptops comes in three different sizes: Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18. The actual specifications varies from model to model but in general, these new Alienware machines are powered by the new 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors (a.k.a Haswell) as well as NVIDIA GeForce 700M graphics.
Apart from the new hardware, these new Alienware laptops apparently comes with metal chassis but dimension-wise, it still looks pretty thick just like previously released Alienware laptops. As expected, tons of LEDs are equipped into the laptop such as the keyboard, touchpad and the signature alien head logo. Additionally, those lights can be programmed by game developers to actually response according to in-game events.
We expect to see all these new Alienware machines at their own Malaysian launch event this coming Thursday, so hopefully we get to do some hands-on and talk more about them by then.
Everyone knew that we would be seeing a new and improved MacBook air at WWDC. The super slim laptop is a mainstay in the world that is gradually moving towards hybrids and combination laptops and it’s not going anywhere. With the brand new 2013 MacBook Airs comes the expected upgrade to the brand new Haswell chip from Intel and in turn Apple is claiming some very interesting battery life numbers. Featuring both new new i5 and i7 processors, the 11inch MacBook Air will get an average battery life of 9 hours and the 13inch MacBook Air will get an astonishing 12 hours. Of course, the proof is in the pudding with real world testing to be done. With the new processors, the graphics will also get an upgrade with the Intel 5000 chip that should lead to up to 40% better graphics power.
On top of the new processors, the new MacBook Air’s will also be getting the new 802.11ac cards that will support much faster transfer speeds to supported devices. Storage wise, gone is the piddly 64GB SSD in the 11inch model and now it will be 128GB as standard with up to 256GB on the 13incher.
During a recent launch event for its refreshed line of touch-enabled laptops, Lenovo Malaysia revealed that there will be a new Y Series gaming laptop coming our way in two months. It appears that the laptop in question may just be the new IdeaPad Y510p, which quietly made its way to the Lenovo US online store.
Featuring the new 4th-gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, the new Y510p laptop now also sports a 15.6-inch Full HD matte screen instead of glossy ones from the older Y500. Lenovo’s latest gaming laptop appears to have improved all around, with greater battery life (due to the Haswell chips) as well as a “slightly thinner profile”. From the Lenovo US online store, the new Y510p can also be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard disk with 24GB SSD.
Of course, the party piece of the Y400/Y500 series is the ability to install a second GPU on to the laptop, replacing the DVD drive. Called the Ultrabay, the new IdeaPad Y510p is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GPU, while the Ultrabay can be equipped with a DVD burner/Blu-ray reader combo drive, or a secondary NVIDIA GeForce
GT720M GT750M GPU in an SLI array, further bumping the gaming performance on the machine.
The new Lenovo Y510p gaming laptop with SLI graphics is currently available in the US for a cool $1599 ($1299 with Lenovo’s eCoupon), but we can expect it to be somewhat cheaper when it makes its way here in a few months.
Lenovo Malaysia recently updated its notebook lineup for the IdeaPad Z, U, and S series of laptops, as well as the C series All-in-One desktop and the introduction of the new IdeaPad Yoga 11s hybrid laptop. Now featuring touch displays and refreshed Intel 3rd generation Core processors, the new notebook lineup from Lenovo is not more optimized for Windows 8 than ever before.
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