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The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0
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BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Refresh Rate
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Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 28.6
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Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.1
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Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.3
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Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked Rev. 5.4
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Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.3
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The Solid State Drive Optimization Guide Rev. 2.0
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Researchers openly admit dengue vaccine would cause 7-fold spike in infections
12:21 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Here we go again... NaturalNews is spreading more FUD, this time about the dengue vaccine.



Researchers from Oregon State University and Clemson University attempted to PREDICT the effect of the dengue fever vaccine on dengue infection patterns, and stated that based on a mathematical model they created, there is a POSSIBILITY that a dengue vaccine could result in a TEMPORARY increase in the incidence of the disease that are 2-3x higher than the current level. This was the exact quote :

"Our analysis suggests that if we develop and widely use a vaccine for dengue fever, there may later be spikes in the incidence of the disease that are two to three times higher than its normal level," researcher Jan Medlock said.

What did NaturalNews say?

-> Researchers openly admit dengue vaccine would cause 7-fold spike in infections

Seriously, David Gutierrez, is it that difficult to copy and paste? How did a 2-3x higher spike become a 7-fold spike? Or did you decide that a 2-3x spike didn’t sound "click-baity" enough? Do you not understand the difference between "could" and "would"?

To read more, please click here!

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The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0
12:16 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


The RAM disk has been around since the 1980s, but it has never been popular due to the high cost of computer memory. It is now making a comeback, partly because RAM is now cheap and plentiful and partly because solid state drives (SSDs) are fast replacing hard disk drives as the storage medium of choice.

SSDs are not only much faster than hard disk drives, they are silent and virtually impervious to vibration and shock. The downside though is their limited lifespan. That’s where the RAM disk comes in - it allows the user to reduce wear and tear on the SSD by shifting some of the work to it.

There are, of course, pros and cons to the RAM disk, and this guide will guide you through it all. On top of that, we will teach you how to make full use of your RAM disk.

In this major update, we revamped the guide, adding important notes on :

- moving the TEMP folder to the RAM disk,
- making the RAM disk a Photoshop scratch disk.

We also added the manual method for moving the TEMP folder to the RAM disk.


Link : The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
News From Other Hardware Sites!
01:35 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Chai

- Cooler Master Nepton 280L AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review @ Madshrimps
- HIS Multi View Display Adapters review @ PureOverclock
- AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD Review @ HotHardware.com
- AMD Radeon R7 SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB review @ Custom PC Review
- Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review @ Madshrimps
- Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Review @ TECHSPOT
- Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- GAMDIAS HADES Extension Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Price Is the Only Weapon Chromebooks Have Against Windows @ TECHSPOT
- Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Review @ HotHardware.com
- D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi Router Review @ Bigbruin.com
- NETGEAR EX6200 Review @ Hardwareheaven.com
- Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis review @ PureOverclock
- Hands on with the ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit @ ThinkComputers.org
- Kingston V310 SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Elite Screens ezCinema Plus 100” @ LanOC Reviews
- Motorola Moto E Review: Entry-Level That Doesn’t Suck @ TECHSPOT
- HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
- Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Roccat Kone Pure Military Edition Review @ HardwareHeaven
- ioSafe 214 Fire and WaterProof NAS Video Review @ Madshrimps
- Transcend SSD370 128GB SSD review @ PureOverclock
- Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chipset Preview @ ThinkComputers.org
- Amazon Fire Phone Review, A Dynamic Perspective @ HotHardware.com
- Plextor M6 Pro SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven
- MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Review @ TECHSPOT
- Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Verbatim Store ’n’ Save 1TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive Review @ ModSynergy.com
- Aorus Thunder M7 Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Soon No One Will Care About a Phone’s Battery Life @ TECHSPOT
- 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 @ ThinkComputers.org
- Western DIgital My Cloud EX2 Review @ TechwareLabs.com
- Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate review @ PureOverclock
- Intel i7-5960X Haswell-E review @ LanOC Reviews
- Asus X99 Deluxe review @ LanOC Reviews
- Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” Processor Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look @ TECHSPOT
- Intel i7-5960X and X99 Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Intel Core i7-5960X CPU Review: Haswell-E Debuts @ HotHardware.com
- DDR4 Roundup featuring Corsair, Crucial and G.Skill @ HardwareHeaven
- Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I @ Madshrimps
- Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Tt eSPORTS Verto Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite Keyboard review @ PureOverclock
- Noctua NH-D15 Review @ HardwareHeaven
- CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review @ Madshrimps
- Western Digital My Passport Ultra Review @ TechwareLabs.com

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Friday, September 12, 2014
BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Refresh Rate
10:22 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

This week, we will be taking a look at the DRAM Refresh Rate BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Although JEDEC standards call for a 64 msec refresh cycle, memory chips these days can actually hold data for longer than that. So, using a longer refresh cycle is quite possible. With a longer refresh cycle, the memory chips are refreshed less often, reducing both the amount of bandwidth wasted on refreshes and the amount of power consumed (which is great for laptops and other portable devices).

This BIOS feature allows you to set the refresh interval of the memory chips. There are three different settings as well as an Auto option..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Refresh Rate

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 28.6
01:24 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Covering 599 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.

Here are the latest updates in Revision 28.6 :
- Added the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon R9 270X (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon R9 270 (OEM) graphics card.
- Updated the Maximum TDP specification for the AMD Radeon R9 290X and the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. Thanks, Blashix!
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 270X graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 260 (OEM) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 255 (OEM) graphics card.
- Renamed the AMD Radeon R7 260 to the AMD Radeon R9 260 (OEM) graphics card.
- Renamed the AMD Radeon R7 255 to the AMD Radeon R9 255 (OEM) graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 28.6

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10 Tips For The Anti-Science, Anti-Vaccination Nut Job
01:20 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

I wish anti-science, anti-vaccination nut jobs will stop trying to kill everyone with their idiotic posts and just put their words into action. Try these 10 steps :

1. DON’T EVER step into a doctor’s office, or ask them for medical advice, because you know they are paid lackeys of the Big Pharma, and they all want you to be sick so they can keep making more money off you.



2. DON’T EVER take any medication for any ailment, because you would just be financing Big Pharma. Finance Big Supplement instead, because their high prices and anecdotal testimonies (from strangers) show just how concerned they are about your health.



3. DON’T EVER mix with the vaccinated population in case their diseases spread to you. After all, they are more prone to infectious diseases because of their weakened immunity, right? NaturalNews and Mercola said so, so it must be true!



4. If you get infected with a life-threatening disease like Ebola, SARS, anthrax, leptospirosis, the plague, etc, DON’T EVER accept any medical intervention because everyone knows that all you need is Vitamin D which you can get by sunbathing.

5. If you get into an accident, DON’T EVER call 9/11. Call the homeopathic ER.



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Samsung Electronics Introduces ’Total Curved Solutions’ at IFA 2014
01:15 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

BERLIN, Germany – 10 September, 2014 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd unveiled the ultimate immersive experience with an expanded lineup of Curved TV and audio products that provide ‘Total Curved Solutions’ for consumers. The expanded lineup includes 17 Curved TVs in FHD, UHD and LED ranging in size from 48” to 105”; its revolutionary 105” Bendable UHD TV, and a new Curved Soundbar – solidifying Samsung’s role as a leader in the curved market trend.

At IFA 2014, Samsung will present the widest selection of Curved TV and audio products ever released to the European market, including 17 Curved TV models in UHD, FHD and LED, ranging in size from 48” to the world’s largest 105” Curved UHD TV – launched in the European market in July.

The 105” Curved UHD TV is the world’s largest Curved UHD TV, featuring a panoramic 21:9 aspect ratio, which allows consumers to enjoy an immersive cinematic experience at home. Boasting an 11 million pixel (5120X2160) screen resolution, it delivers five times the resolution of Full HD and adjusts any content to UHD resolution.

Samsung also unveiled the world’s first and largest bendable television for the European market with its revolutionary Bendable UHD TV. Boasting a versatile and eye catching 105” UHD display and a 21:9 aspect ratio, the Samsung Bendable UHD TV seamlessly goes from flat to curved, allowing users to decide how they want to watch TV – on a flat or curved panel – for an optimized viewing experience.

To read more, please click here!

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Samsung GALAXY Life Users Get Chauffeured Around for Free This Weekend
12:51 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 September 2014 – In conjunction with the school holidays, students from all over Klang Valley are in for a treat this weekend, as Samsung GALAXY Life and Easy Taxi are teaming up to give away free taxi rides worth up to RM15 per ride from Friday, 12 September till Sunday, 14 September. Not only dedicated to students, but families can also take this opportunity to enjoy free taxi rides for excursions around the city.

This weekend, GALAXY Life users get to enjoy the convenience of traveling to and from their favourite spots in Klang Valley. There are 6500 participating taxis on the Easy Taxi network to be hailed. GALAXY Life users can hop into any of these participating taxis and enjoy a free up to RM15. This exclusive deal can be redeemed multiple times via a promo code, which is available on the GALAXY Life app, throughout these three days.

To read more, please click here!

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U Mobile Announces Milestone Expansion Plan to Enhance Network Quality
12:43 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, 9 September 2014 – U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco, announced an aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its network through the roll-out of additional 2,000 new 3G & 4G LTE sites. This expansion reaffirms the telco’s continuous efforts of investing in its existing network infrastructure to provide superior nationwide coverage, high speed mobile Internet, as well as offering seamless connectivity to its consumers.

Over the years, U Mobile has put continuous effort in ramping up its arsenal of network points in a bid to address escalating demand from U Mobile’s customers for more innovative, reliable and cost-effective product offerings. This major rollout will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites, targeted to complete by the end of 2015.

To read more, please click here!

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BIOSTAR’s J1800NH2 – Feature-Filled Intel SOC Solution
12:36 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

September 9th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has announced the J1800NH2, a mini ITX mainboard with CPU on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). These boards are small and efficient using a small form factor with a fan-less embedded CPU, and have low power consumption. It’s a small, quiet solution for all manner of industrial applications.

The BIOSTAR J1800NH2 is the latest in all-in-one board that takes advantage of the optimized performance of Intel’s Bay Trail chipset by delivering a new generation of technology with value-added features and easy integration.

For the Smart Office situation, the J1800NH2 ITX board will give you a budget saving dual core computing based on the Intel J1800 chips. This is a silent, fan-less design featuring low power consumption.

To read more, please click here!

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Intel Introduces New Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 Processor Families
12:28 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 – Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families to address the requirements of diverse workloads and the rapidly evolving needs of data centers. The new processor families include numerous enhancements that provide performance increases of up to 3x over the previous generation, world-class energy efficiency and enhanced security. To facilitate the explosive demand for software defined infrastructure (SDI), the processors expose key metrics, through telemetry, which enable the infrastructure to deliver services with the best performance, resilience and optimized total cost of ownership.

The processors will be used in servers, workstations, storage and networking infrastructure to power a broad set of workloads such as data analytics, high-performance computing, telecommunications and cloud-based services, as well as back-end processing for the Internet of Things.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family introduce new features that provide greater visibility into the system than ever before. A new cache monitoring feature provides data to enable orchestration tools to intelligently place and rebalance workloads resulting in faster completion times.

To read more, please click here!

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.1
11:47 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1018 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.

Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.1 :
- Added the AMD A4-7300 (Richland) dual-core processor.
- Added the AMD A4-6300B (Richland) dual-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 760K quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 750 quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 370K dual-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 350 dual-core processor.
- Added the AMD Sempron X2 250 dual-core processor.
- Updated the Release Date specifications for the AMD "Kaveri" family of microprocessors.
- Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications for all AMD A4 (Richland) microprocessors.
- Updated the Fabrication Process specifications for all AMD "Kaveri" microprocessors.
- Removed the AMD A8-7600T quad-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.1

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Bigger Wins with the Samsung GALAXY Mega 2
11:42 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 September 2014 – Leading the way in the phablet segment, Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced the arrival of the new Samsung GALAXY Mega 2. Designed to deliver an ultimate entertainment experience, the GALAXY Mega 2 features the latest Android OS platform with a powerful Quad Core processor, wider screen and longer battery life.

Inside GALAXY Mega 2 is the powerful Quad Core A9 processor running at 1.5GHz, which delivers an uninterrupted experience in any media consumption, be it gaming or watching videos. The GALAXY Mega 2 also comes with LTE Category 4 connectivity provides consumers with blazing fast downloads of movies and games on-the-go.

Video playback, gaming and web browsing on the GALAXY Mega 2 are remarkably brilliant and vivid from wide viewing angles thanks to its 6.0-inch HD TFT display. The big-screen entertainment device also enhances multitasking capabilities allowing consumers to fully utilise the larger screen through Multi Window. Consumers can open more than one application on the screen and easily share content between applications.

To read more, please click here!

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Sunday, September 07, 2014
BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Termination
11:03 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

This week, we will be taking a look at the DRAM Termination BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"The higher speed (and lower signal voltages) of DDR2 and DDR3 memory though require much better signal quality and these high-speed modules have much lower tolerances for noise. The problem is also compounded by the higher number of memory modules used. Line termination resistors are no longer good enough to tackle the problem of signal reflections. This is where On-Die Termination (ODT) comes in.

On-Die Termination shifts the termination resistors from the motherboard to the DRAM die itself. These resistors can better suppress signal reflections, providing much better a signal-to-noise ratio in DDR2 and DDR3 memory. This allows for much higher clock speeds at much lower voltages. It also reduces..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Termination

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Friday, September 05, 2014
The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.3
01:12 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


If you have no idea what’s different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you.

Currently covering 804 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU.

Here’s what we updated in this new release :
- Added the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 8-core processor.
- Added the Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 8-core processor.
- Added the Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 6-core processor.
- Added the Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 quad-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 18-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 14-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 14-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 6-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 6-core processor.
- Corrected the Socket specification for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processors.
Link : The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.3

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Samsung Introduces World’s First TV-Matching Curved Soundbar
01:05 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

BERLIN, Germany – 5 September, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unvelied a new audio product line, including the HW-H7500/H7501 – the world’s first TV-Matching Curved Soundbar designed to work in conjunction with Samsung’s Curved TVs. Samsung released the Curved Soundbar along with the M3, the latest addition to the Wireless Audio Multiroom product line, at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Samsung’s latest offerings deliver powerful sound options to better meet consumers’ listening needs.

Curved Soundbar

Completing the Samsung’s ‘Total Curved Solution’ together with the Curved TV, Samsung’s HW-H7500/H7501 TV-Matching Curved Soundbar can be used as a stand or mounted type for wall-mounted TV with 55 and 65 inch Samsung Curved UHD TVs – complimenting the aesthetic design of the TV. The Curved Soundbar is perfect for wall-mounting as it can easily be installed under the TV – replacing the TV stand – without the need to drill separate holes into the wall.

M3 Wireless Audio Multiroom

Samsung has also added a new product to its Wireless Audio Multiroom Series – the M3. The M3 joins the M7 and the M5 as part of the wireless home entertainment product line, and offers a more compact and affordably priced option for consumers looking to enjoy a multiroom sound experience.

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Dell Launches New Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Device
12:58 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Combining the full functionality of a laptop with the intuitiveness of a tablet, Dell today announced the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 device. The device runs on Windows 8.1 and features a built-in passive stylus and a 360-degree rotating hinge allowing consumers to switch seamlessly between laptop and tablet in one fluid motion.

The ability to multi-task has never been more crucial, with lines blurring between work and play. The Inspiron 13 stands out for its exceptional versatility, engineered to smoothly transition between laptop, easel, tent or tablet modes.

A student can now work on a lengthy term paper and study an e-textbook on the same device, with laptop and tablet modes. A working parent can switch the thin and light device into its space-saving tent mode to view recipes in the kitchen or watch movies or videos.

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JOI 8 - Malaysia’s very first local branded Window’s 8.1 tablet powered by Intel arrives
12:49 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, September 4, 2014 – SNS Network Sdn Bhd has today introduced JOI 8, Malaysia’s first local branded tablet powered by Intel and running on Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, at a launch event in Low Yat Plaza. The tablet also comes with a 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal as well as 1TB of free storage space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s premium cloud storage service. Featuring a sleek finish and a sharp 1280 x 800 8” IPS display, the tablet is set to be a sure-fire head turner in public.

While looking gorgeous on the outside, the JOI 8 is no slouch when it comes to performance, as it packs a punch thanks to the Intel Atom Quad Core processor powering the tablet. The JOI 8 is capable of providing users with the complete Windows 8.1 experience – be it running Office, watching HD videos, browsing the web or playing games.

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