You might have heard of it but if you somehow missed the news or choose to ignore it, the PIKOM PC Fair has returned once again and is happening throughout this weekend at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). NVIDIA is one of the exhibitors at the event, in support of PIKOM Game Master MOL Dota 2 Championship which is also taking place there.
Hence, it’s no surprise that NVIDIA is offering freebies for PC Fair visitors that are planning to purchase an NVIDIA GeForce-based laptops over there but it is not just any random prizes though. In fact, the company is giving away the new Nexus 9 tablet by HTC which is yet to be released in Malaysia.
Throughout this week, AMD is currently hosting a roadshow at Plaza Low Yat in conjunction with the year-end festive season. Just like some of its previous roadshows, the company has roped in products from its numerous partners to be featured at the event. Additionally, there are also clearance and auction sales happening at the same time.
If you are using a Lenovo laptop that was purchased between February 2011 and June 2012, then this news is for you: the company has announced that the power cords for laptops that was acquired during the said period might have a faulty power cord. Hence, Lenovo has initiated a worldwide recall program for it effective immediately.
Earlier this year, AORUS Gaming which is essentially a gaming sub brand of GIGABYTE stormed into CES 2014 armed with a slim but highly powerful 17-inch gaming laptop called X7. Few months after that at Computex 2014, the company followed up with a refresh for the X7 as well as new models with smaller display sizes called X3 and X3 Plus.
So, what’s next then? Well, we have a reason to believe that brand’s next product might be called AORUS X5 and is set to be unveiled to the world very soon.
HP and gaming rarely exist in same sentence these days but some time ago, the company was actually ambitious enough to venture into that particular area of the market. The company even acquired VoodooPC, a high performance PC company in order to push its position in the gaming market.
Together, they came out with the Voodoo Omen gaming desktop in 2008 but unfortunately, HP’s gaming ambition fizzled out not long after that. Hence, it seems a bit weird that HP has decided to bring the Omen name back to life once again in 2014. This time around though, it is reincarnated as HP Omen gaming laptop instead of its original desktop form factor.
Established in mid-2012, Aftershock PC is a company based in Singapore that specialized in custom high-performance notebook. Even though consumers from all over the world including Malaysia have always been able to order products from Aftershock PC, the company has decided to take a step further by offering its products directly into our market.
HP Malaysia has officially unveiled the HP Omen and HP stream in Malaysia. The former is a gaming laptop that features premium hardware specifications and the latter is a slim notebook that is tailored for users that look for portability and enough computing power for light usage on a daily basis.
When Acer Malaysia delivered the Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition to our HQ for review, the first question that popped in our minds were…this is a gaming laptop, right? It’s got a couple of feisty words in its name, looks rather intimidating with a jet black exterior…and it’s got powerful hardware.
Oddly enough, Acer Malaysia didn’t really market this laptop as a gaming machine. But with an NVIDIA GTX GPU, one thing is clear: the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition is a performance-oriented laptop, whether it is classified as a gaming laptop or a multimedia laptop.
Hence, the real question is: what is the level of performance that the Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition is able to deliver? The answer is actually pretty surprising.
At our recent visit to Panasonic’s Toughbook manufacturing plant in Kobe, Japan, we were also able to take a look – and drool over – the company’s latest hybrid laptop in the business-oriented Let’s Note series, as the semi-rugged laptops are known in Japan. Weighing just 745g but packing an Intel Core M processor and running on Windows 8.1 Pro, this is surely one of the pinnacles of Panasonic’s engineering prowess…and surprisingly, it’s targeted for its female consumers.
Easy questions often come with difficult answers. “How vast is the universe?” “Where do we come from?” “How do you build the world’s toughest notebooks?”
As it turns out, Panasonic wanted the world to know the answer for the last question too. And, like all complex answers, this one required a little bit of show and tell.
Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft Malaysia has kicked off a campaign called Work Wonders that offers free gift for users that purchases Office 365 alongside selected Windows 8.1 tablets. Guess what: among the tablets that are listed on the campaign’s official website is the yet-to-be launched Joi 10 Flip tablet which is the bigger brother of the highly successful Joi 8 tablet from SNS Network.