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.
When Apple introduced the iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, it also announced that it has, for the first time ever, has added support for MFi game controllers to its SDK. This means that developers can easily write gaming apps for the platform using physical hardware keys. The company gave a brief explanation during the developer’s conference and it looks like the final product might not be too far away.
According to an image obtained by Kotaku, it looks like Logitech has already started on working on an iPhone 5-compatibal gamepad with its G branding. The picture features a device with an iPhone-shaped hole right in the middle of the 4-button gamepad. It also has a Lightning adapter sticking out of the right side of the adapter.
Logitech will not be the only manufacturer of these third-party gaming consoles for iOS 7 devices, according to Kotaku, there will be a whole load more and hopefully, they will make a grand debut along with the public availability of iOS 7.
Close to a year ago, EA has announced that the famed Dreamworks Studios has picked up one of their most well-known game series – Need For Speed – to be turned into a live-action movie. While the movie will only hit cinemas sometime in 2014, it has made an appearance at E3 2013 through a brief behind-the-scene clip below:
Obviously, there is nothing much to be seen that can be taken as an indicator on how good (or bad) this live-action Need For Speed movie will be even though Scott Waugh (the movie’s director, know for his work in Act of Valor) promised that it will be truly authentic to the real car racing culture. Nevertheless, just look at those fast exotic cars which we bet many of them will be thrashed for the movie…
In another related news, Dreamworks have partnered with Ford through an extensive deal which includes a custom one-off Ford Mustang (shown below) that is used in the movie as the hero car. Apart from the car which actually appeared on stage during EA’s E3 press conference, Ford have also supplied the movie with a Ford F-450 truck in addition with a specially designed camera car that comes in the form of another Ford Mustang.
Not to forget, Ford will also be on hand to help promote the movie extensively once it is released to cinemas on 14 March 2014. Well, let’s see how the final product will looked like next year.
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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It looks like together with the introduction of iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, Apple is seriously looking to tap into the game console market. Since the introduction of the very first iPhone, the device has always been thought of as a gaming platform however, due to its touchscreen-only option, the games introduced have always been a little limited in terms of game play and experience. It looks like that is going to change because iOS 7 will open up opportunities for external game controller support.
The changes were mentioned during the Keynote of WWDC, Apple mentioned that the company has added support for MFi game controllers to its SDK. This means that developers can now easily write game apps with physical game controller support instead of having to write software that specifically targets their own hardware should their game come with one.
The entire thing is far from finish though, given iOS 7 is still in its beta version now anyway. According to Touch Arcade, the idea Apple has in mind was revealed in a presentation slide, showing two different style of controllers – one that looks like a typical iPhone case with physical gaming buttons (D-pad, four thumb buttons and two shoulder buttons) and another that looks like a SEGA Genesis controller with the same buttons as well as a dual-stick SNES controller.
Apart from revealing Xbox One’s launch and pricing details, Microsoft has also announced a brand new redesigned Xbox 360 during its E3 2013 press event yesterday. This marked the third Xbox 360 model after the original console in 2005 and Xbox 360 S in 2010.
Apparently the particular model is conceived to go along with Xbox One’s design and branding but other than that, Microsoft didn’t mention any major changes on this particular model. So, it is generally the same old Xbox 360 but with new skin.
The redesigned Xbox 360 model is already on its way to retailers in US, UK, Canada, Australia and Ireland. In United States, it is priced at RM 627 (USD 199.99) for 4GB variant and RM 943 (USD 299.99) for either 250GB variant or 4GB Kinect Bundle.
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