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Review: Lenovo U41 – the Best Ultrabook on a Budget

by Andrew Cheng · 4 days ago · 22 Comments · 9.7k views

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When it comes to shopping for a budget-friendly laptop, sacrifices have to be made. One would think an affordable laptop will be heavy, slow, and poorly designed. These attributes, however, do not apply to the Lenovo U41. Starting from RM1,871, this could very possibly be the best value for money laptop you can get today.

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[UPDATE] Hands On: OPPO R7 Lite – The Most Affordable Model In R7 Series

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 1.8k views

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[UPDATE (945PM)]: We have finally obtained OPPO Malaysia’s side of the story. Learn more here.

[UPDATE (6:00PM)]: Confirmed – the unit that we tried last night was indeed a R7 which will not be released in Malaysia, not a R7 Lite. Check out our subsequent article for further information.

[UPDATE (1:29AM)]: We have found an abnormality in the unit that we used for this hands on article. Read further to know more.

When the new OPPO R7 Series was first unveiled in Beijing in May, this particular model was somehow not revealed to the world alongside R7 and R7 Plus. Instead, the existence of R7 Lite was only officially announced during the R7 launch in Indonesia later that month but even then, OPPO didn’t released any details regarding the new smartphone.

Things were slightly different when it comes to the R7 Series launch in Malaysia few hours ago though as the R7 Lite is actually here, in flesh. Then again, Malaysia is one of the selected markets where OPPO is going to make the device available for consumers. Anyway, guess we just got first dibs on the new device then.

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Hands On: Oppo R7 Plus – a Premium Phablet with a Questionable Price Tag

by Andrew Cheng · 3 weeks ago · 10 Comments · 1.5k views

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Oppo Malaysia has launched two of its brand new smartphones in Malaysia just today: the 6-inch Oppo R7 Plus and its smaller variant, the 5-inch Oppo R7 Lite. I managed to get my hands on with the former device, and I asked myself this question throughout the hands on: is there a reason why it costs so much? RM1,998 for a mid-range device will surely raise a few eyebrows among consumers.

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Eyes On with AMD Radeon R9 Nano and Dual Fiji GPU Graphics Cards

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 2.1k views

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While most of the attention was directed at the new Radeon R9 Fury X as well as Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series cards during their official Malaysian launch event earlier this week, AMD did bring a couple of surprises to the event. They came in the form of two upcoming graphics cards: the Radeon R9 Nano and a yet to be named graphics card that features dual Fiji GPUs.

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Eyes On with The Liquid Cooled PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X Graphics Card

by Chief Chapree · 4 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 919 views

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It was only few weeks ago at E3 2015 that AMD has finally taken the drape off its latest pride and joy, a brand new GPU chip codenamed Fiji which is the foundation of several graphics card including the Radeon R9 Fury X. As opposed to the company’s Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series graphics cards which is already widely available in our market, it is quite hard to source an R9 Fury X in Malaysia at the moment but that didn’t stop AMD from having an official Malaysian launch event for it earlier this week anyway.

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Eyes On With The 78″ Samsung JS9500 SUHD TV (That Costs RM39,999)

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 20 Comments · 2.5k views

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Not many people can afford such an extravagant television like Samsung’s new SUHD TV lineup, but oh boy, it’s definitely a looker. We had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the flagship JS9500 model, and we can say one thing: for anyone that can afford such luxury, this is one model to keep your eye on (sometimes literally).

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Hands On: vivo X5 Pro – Not Just Another Chinese Smartphone

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 24 Comments · 7.7k views

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vivo has just launched the X5 Pro in Malaysia today. Equipped with a Snapdragon 615 and a premium metal construction, it is retailing for RM1,599, which is pretty high for a mid-range device. That being said, during my hands on with it, there are certain aspects of the X5 Pro that warrant the asking price.

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Review: MSI GS30 Shadow – Great Idea, Not So Great Execution

by Andrew Cheng · 1 month ago · 4 Comments · 1.8k views

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The MSI GS30 Shadow is an interesting product. On one hand, it is a lightweight and portable laptop with a very capable processor and integrated graphics. But once the laptop is connected to the GamingDock, it turns into one beastly gaming machine that can be equipped with a desktop graphics card. While this is a very interesting take on portability and power (when you need it), is it worth its asking price that starts from RM7,499?

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Hands On: MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Tobii EyeX Concept Gaming Laptop, With Built-In Eye Tracking Capability

by Chief Chapree · 1 month ago · No Comments · 1.6k views

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You might be familiar with motion sensing controller such as Kinect or Leap Motion but how about eye tracking? Truth to be told, both alternative method of computer interactions is still quite niche among consumers (with the exception of game consoles) but that doesn’t stop MSI from exploring the option of having eye tracking capability into its laptop.

With the help of a Swedish company called Tobii Tech through its EyeX technology, MSI has implemented that very feature into a special GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop which the company has showcased at its booth during the recent Computex 2015 in Taipei.

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Hands On: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and Bluetooth Keyboard BKB50

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 2 Comments · 1.8k views

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Even though Sony Malaysia didn’t mention it outright through the media invite to the launch event that will take place later today, we are quite confident that one of the devices that was featured on the teaser on its official website is the brand new Xperia Z4 Tablet. After all, Sony Malaysia has confirmed that the two devices that were shown on the teaser as Xperia C and Xperia M4 Aqua.

So, what is the tablet all about then? Well, read on further to learn more.

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Computex 2015: Hands On with AORUS X5 Gaming Laptop

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · 2 Comments · 1.5k views

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It was first unveiled at CES 2015 but as weird as this might sounds, this gaming laptop somehow has yet to make its way into the market. Nevertheless, AORUS – the specialized premium gaming laptop arm of GIGABYTE – still claims that AORUS X5 as the most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in the world.

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Computex 2015: Eyes On with New Notebooks Powered By AMD 6th Generation A-Series Processors

by Chief Chapree · 2 months ago · No Comments · 1.3k views
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Yesterday, AMD has officially took the drape off its brand new 6th generation A-Series processors for notebooks which was previously codenamed as Carrizo. At the same time, a number of OEMs have brought new laptops that are equipped with the new processors to be showcased at the launch event for these processors.

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