Reviews

Hands On with iflix: First Look At The Malaysian Made Video Streaming Service

by Chief Chapree · 20 hours ago · 6 Comments · 2.3k views

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Despite not (officially) accessible from Malaysia, many local consumers especially fans of movies and TV shows from United States are actually aware of US-based video on-demand services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Now, Sling TV, and many more. iflix is apparently aiming to fill in the void left by these famed US-based services with plans to unleash more than 10,000 hours’ worth of contents from all over the world.

Add that with its low subscription fee, iflix really sounds promising indeed; which is why I decided to give it a spin myself. Jump in to learn more.

This hands on with iflix is mainly based on the web version of the service, unless mentioned otherwise.

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Hands On: Asus ROG G501

by Andrew Cheng · 2 days ago · No Comments · 2.5k views

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The newly launched Asus ROG G501 is one interesting gaming laptop. Measuring 20.6mm thin and weighing a mere 2.06kg (which is considerably light for a gaming laptop), Asus wants to make gaming on the go that much easier. To find out if the company’s latest offering is any good, we had a quick hands on session with it.

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Review: Honor 6 Plus – Dual-Camera Goodness

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 10 Comments · 8.2k views

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Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has been releasing one great smartphone after another that offers plenty value for money. We liked the Honor 6, and we definitely think the Honor 4X is one of the best mid-range phablets for its price. The Honor 6 Plus sees a few notable upgrades from its predecessor, including a bigger display and a new trick up its sleeve: a dual-camera setup. Can it deliver, or is it another flop like HTC’s Duo Camera?

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Quick Look: Acer Aspire E Series Laptop Refreshed for 2015, Now Available in Malaysia

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 2.9k views

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Alongside the three new Liquid smartphones, Acer Malaysia also took the opportunity to officially several new models which are part of the company’s newly refreshed Aspire E Series laptops. For those who are not familiar with it, Aspire E Series laptops are designed for entry level market and this year’s refreshed models were initially announced at the company’s recent global media event in New York which also saw the launch of Switch 10 E, Liquid X2 smartphone, new generation of Leap wearables, and Predator gaming products.

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Lightning Review: Wiyo, The Convenient Way to Stay Connected While Abroad

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 4.6k views

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These days, Internet access is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. For most of us, it also means this luxury could be quite a challenge when we’re travelling abroad. You’re either stuck with expensive data roaming charges, or be adventurous and drop by a local telco store and purchase a prepaid SIM pack with some data.

Enter Wiyo. Originally from Hong Kong, this mobile WiFi service has been available in Malaysia for some time now, and we were invited to test out its services in some of our international assignments last month.

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Review: Asus ZenBook UX305 – a Slim and Light Productivity Machine with Plenty Value for Money

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 8k views

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More and more manufacturers are jumping at the chance to integrate the Intel Core M processor in their laptops. Lenovo has the sexy and slim Yoga 3 Pro, while Asus has the Transformer Book T300 Chi and this, the ZenBook UX305. Boasting a thickness of only 12.3mm, it is even thinner than the Yoga 3 Pro and the new Apple MacBook. That being said, is there more to it than a slim profile?

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Review: BlackBerry Leap – A More Affordable Alternative To The BB Classic

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 1.6k views

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The BlackBerry Leap is intended as a mid-range smartphone, for young executives who are just beginning to build their careers (and their BlackBerry eco-system). It is also the kind of BlackBerry that doesn’t have a physical keyboard, which has proven to be the less popular of the two BlackBerry styles.

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Review: Dell XPS 13 – That Infinity Display

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 11 Comments · 5.7k views

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Dell definitely captured our attention when it unveiled the new XPS 13 in CES 2015 earlier this year. With its almost borderless QHD+ display, this 13.3-inch laptop has a very minimal footprint, not to mention the fact that it looks very sleek and minimalistic. Is this the best portable Windows laptop released so far?

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Review: Illegear Z5 Gaming Laptop – Power That Comes At A Price

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 26 Comments · 4.4k views

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Discovering the balance between power and cost is an art that few gaming laptops manage to master. Illegear’s new Z5 gaming laptop presents multiple configurations for customers to attempt to find a balancing point that they can live with. This could possibly mean many things for many people. For us, it means taking a look at the best that the Z5 has to offer and find out if it is worth the price tag.

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Review: Microsoft Surface 3 – A Beautiful and Highly Mobile Productivity Machine

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 13 Comments · 6.1k views

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“A tablet that can replace your laptop” - this is the mantra that Microsoft has used to push its Surface Pro 3 to the masses. Interestingly, the company has used the same motto for its brand new Surface 3 as well which will be available in Malaysia this coming Saturday, 9 May.

The tablet does have the potential to fulfil that very idea thanks to Microsoft’s wise decision to equip the Surface 3 with full-fledged Windows 8.1 instead of the gimped Windows RT that the company has put on the ill-fated Surface RT and Surface 2. Then again, is it capable enough to actually take over a laptop’s role?

Well, read more to find out.

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Hands On: Huawei P8 – “Knuckle Sense?”

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 3.2k views

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Huawei’s latest flagship device, the P8, was launched just a few weeks back in London alongside its phablet variant, the P8max. We managed to get our hands on the P8 for a brief period, and while it’s a very sleek and speedy device, we’re not entirely sure if it’s refined enough.

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Lightning Review: Leagoo Elite 2 – I Wished It Performs as Good as It Looks

by Andrew Cheng · 4 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 9.9k views

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Up to this point, Leagoo mainly made smartphones for budget-conscious consumers. The RM599 Leagoo Lead 7, for example, has a generous 4,000mAh battery that also doubles as a power bank. With the Elite 2, it seems like the Chinese company is stepping up its game in hopes of capturing the mid-range smartphone market as well.

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