In time for the year-end festive season, you might have realized that plenty of manufacturers have decided to release new smartphones into our market as of late. One of them is TCL Mobile who has just launched the new Alcatel One Touch Flash in Malaysia yesterday.
Built with a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, TCL Mobile boldly claim it as one of the world’s best selfie smartphone due to its 5-megapixels front-facing camera. While we can’t vouch for the claim at the moment, there are definitely more to the phablet than just a substantially sized front camera.
Lenovo may not be as big as Samsung or Apple in the smartphone industry, but this new member of the Lenovo family, the Vibe X2, may be worth at least a second glance. With a rather interesting design language and the processing power to complement it, this smartphone might surprise a few cynics out there.
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.
Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphone is here in Malaysia. The Lumia 535, priced at RM429, is Microsoft’s first smartphone launched after the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices division. The brand may be different, but does that mean the soul of a Lumia device has gone too? We take a quick look at the Microsoft Lumia 535 to find out.
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.
The ADATA Dashdrive Durable HD710 is supposed to be one of the more rugged and survivable kinds of external hard drive in existence. It is meant to be dust and water resistant, and ADATA even claims that the shock resistance is military-grade. Does this all add up to a worthy portable storage device? Well, that depends.
When the HTC One (M8) was first launched, many were disappointed at how HTC kept its UltraPixel camera at the back. It’s not a bad camera per se, but the 4MP resolution is simply too small and is certainly not up to par with such a gorgeous body and unique Duo Camera setup. Fast forward six months later, HTC replied with its next smartphone.
Instead of a beautiful metal unibody, the Taiwanese company has swapped it with a polycarbonate body, and it’s water and dust resistant. Say hello to the HTC Butterfly 2.
When you’re always travelling, it can be difficult to stay online. It’s even worse when you’re travelling in a group – roaming charges will kill you financially. So what are your options?
Thankfully, over the past few years many companies began introducing highly useful MiFi devices. Short for Mobile WiFi, these devices lets you share the data connection from one device by acting as a mobile WiFi router – making it a useful travel companion for those who cannot stay offline.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma USB headphones are Razer’s latest addition into the gaming peripheral company’s line of gaming headphones. Bearing the exact same specifications as its predecessor, the Razer Kraken 7.1, the only difference between the Chroma and standard edition are the addition of Razer’s new Chroma multi-coloured lighting system which is also featured in the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate and Razer Deathadder.
The Malaysian smartphone industry is definitely at its most interesting stage right now. With the explosion of Chinese phone manufacturers available locally – Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, Vivo, Zopo, and now Leagoo, you can easily get your hands on a budget Android handphone at a very reasonable price. Leagoo is the latest Chinese player in our market and has just launched the Lead 5, a very affordable mid-range Android smartphone.
2014 is such an interesting year for Honor as the sub-brand of Huawei managed to make quite an impact in Malaysia even though it only released three devices into our market so far this year.
Honor’s first success in 2014 came in the form of the Honor 3C that was released in Malaysia back in April. It received great response from local consumers, mainly thanks to its highly effective combination of high performance hardware at an affordable price point.
Fast forward to last month, Honor Malaysia released yet another smartphone into the market that was crafted under the same formula but positioned as the flagship model of the Honor family. That device is the Honor 6 which is the focus of this review.
As far as gaming laptops go, the Aorus X7 v2 wanders dangerously close to overkill territory. It packs a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX860M in an SLI configuration, which isn’t too common on laptops of any type. Less common still is the X7 v2′s design: matte black all over and seriously mean-looking vents around the chassis, and a rear that looks like a luxury sports car. Clearly, this gaming laptop means business. But does it walk the talk?