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Hands On: Xiaomi Mi Note

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 8 Comments · 14.6k 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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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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Quick Look: Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse, Now In Malaysia For RM 129

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1.6k views

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Originally announced to the world in November, Logitech has unveiled the latest gaming mouse for Malaysian market in the form of Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime during last weekend’s Comic Fiesta 2014. Said to be designed with the help from some of the top professional gamers in the world, the G302 Daedalus Prime is meant for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends.

So, what has the Swiss computer peripherals company cooked into the new gaming mouse to made it prime (pun intended) for MOBA enthusiasts out there? Read on to learn more.

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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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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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Hands On: Oppo R5

by Chief Chapree · 3 months ago · 6 Comments · 3.3k views

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It is the thinnest smartphone in the world,says Oppo. That was indeed a bold claim by the smartphone manufacturer from China but not that it come without any merit. With a thickness of only 4.85mm, the Oppo R5 is really thin but of course, there are more to Oppo R5 rather than being such a thin device.

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Hands On: Oppo N3

by Chief Chapree · 3 months ago · 25 Comments · 4.4k views

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When Oppo N1 was first announced to the world last year, its rotating camera was pretty much the talk of the town. The idea of having such camera is quite interesting since it allows users to utilize the same high resolution 13-megapixels camera for both rear shots and front-facing selfies.

Fast forward to last week, the Chinese manufacturer has upped the ante by revealing the successor to Oppo N1 in the form of Oppo N3. Despite featuring a smaller 5.5-inch full HD IPS display (the N1 has 5.9-inch full HD IPS display), the N3 in general features plenty of improvements over its predecessor.

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Hands On: HP Pavilion x2 Detachable Windows 8.1 PC, Available Now In Malaysia For RM 1199

by Chief Chapree · 3 months ago · 7 Comments · 2.8k views

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Fresh from its unveiling at IFA 2014 few months ago, HP has recently released the brand new Pavilion x2 into Malaysian market. Powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3745D processor which is a part of the Intel Bay Trail-T family, the Pavilion x2 is essentially a detachable 2-in-1 PC and is equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touch display.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – King of Phablets

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 months ago · 12 Comments · 6.8k views

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There used to be a time when the stylus was a dead-in-the-water tech invention, one which was quickly replaced by touchscreens that became the norm to this day. Three years ago, Samsung defied that idea with the S Pen on the first-generation Galaxy Note – and it proved so popular the company never looked back.

The Galaxy Note 4 is the South Korean giants’ latest iteration of what has become Samsung’s golden child in its smartphone roster. This time around, though, there’s a new pretender hoping to take some valuable market share off the Note 4 – and the competition does not come any bigger than the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Does the Note still hold the edge?

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