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Hands On: Xiaomi Mi Note

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 7 Comments · 14.3k views

[Update: Now with hands-on video shot from Beijing!]

Xiaomi’s meteoric rise as everybody’s favourite smartphone brand is relentless, and with the release of its first-ever flagship Mi Note phablet, the signs are that there is no slowing this train anytime soon. Shortly after the launch event, we managed to sneak some precious few minutes with the device, and here’s our first impressions.

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Hands-On: The 2015 Dell XPS 13, The Smallest 13-Inch Laptop In The World

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 10 Comments · 4.4k views

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When it was revealed at CES 2015 last week, Dell claimed that its new 2015 XPS 13 is the smallest 13-inch laptop in the world. Judging from what we have just seen moments ago at the ongoing Dell regional launch here in Thailand, we have not much reason to doubt that claim.

In fact, it seems like the new 2015 XPS 13 might just be the best XPS laptop to date.

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Hands-On: MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop, Now Available In Malaysia For RM 13999

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 2.3k views

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There are plenty of things you can buy with RM 14,000 such as a brand new motorcycle, a brand new large screen TV or perhaps, even both of them. Alternatively, you are also able to get your hands on the new MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop for the same amount of money.

What made it cost so much though? Well, read more below to find out.

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Hands On: LG G Watch R

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 3.5k views

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Before the explosion of round smartwatches at CES 2015, the LG G watch R and the Motorola Moto 360 were the only smartwatches featuring a round display. However, as far as Android Wear devices go, the G Watch R and the Moto 360 are the only round smartwatches running the OS from Google. So how does the G Watch R fare as a smartwatch?

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Review: Moto G – Pure Android Experience on a Budget

by Andrew Cheng · 2 weeks ago · 19 Comments · 6.9k views

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The pure Android experience is something of a rarity outside of the Nexus line of devices. A cheap Android smartphone, on the other hand, isn’t exactly hard to find. However, what if you want a cheap phone that is running on stock Android? Look no further than the second iteration of Motorola’s highly successful budget smartphone, the Moto G.

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Hands On: Samsung Galaxy A7

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 2.7k views

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(UPDATE @ 5:13PM, 12th January) The Galaxy A7 has been officially unveiled by Samsung. Find out more about the device here.

At the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 launch event that took place earlier today, the Galaxy A7 was unexpectedly up for display as well. Making its debut in Malaysia later in February, this is the first time Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy A7 in any market. The big brother of the A5 and A3 is also quite the looker, so don’t dismiss it as just another product from the giant Korean company just yet.

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Hands On: Samsung Galaxy A5, the Mid-Range Phone With a Sexy Metal Body

by Huei Song · 3 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 4.5k views

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Samsung’s full metal unibody smartphone – the Galaxy A5, is finally coming to Malaysia. The Galaxy A5 packs mid-range specs under a 5” HD Super AMOLED display, encased in a sleek and slim metal body.

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Hands On: Alcatel One Touch Flash, TCL Mobile’s Latest Phablet In Malaysia

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 4 Comments · 1.6k views

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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.

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Hands On: Lenovo Vibe X2

by Andrew Cheng · 2 months ago · No Comments · 5.2k views

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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.

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Hands On: HP Omen Gaming Notebook, The Reincarnation of HP’s Gaming Past

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 5 Comments · 3.3k views

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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.

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Quick Look: Microsoft Lumia 535

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 months ago · 7 Comments · 3.8k views

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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.

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Review: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition – 2014’s Best Affordable Gaming Laptop?

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 14 Comments · 8.8k views

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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.

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