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MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Price + Specifications!

MSI just released details of their upcoming GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops, that are now available for pre-order!

Take a look at the specifications and price list of the MSI GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

 

GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Ampere Goes Mobile!

At CES 2021, NVIDIA announced the coming availability of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

Starting 26 January 2021, NVIDIA partner brands like MSI will begin shipping RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 gaming laptops, followed by RTX 3060 gaming laptops from 2 February 2021 onwards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs are built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, giving them 2nd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors : Delivering 2X the FP32 performance of NVIDIA Turing, and 30 Shader-TFLOPS of processing power
  • 2nd Gen RT Cores : Delivering 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, plus concurrent ray tracing and compute, with 58 RT-TFLOPS of processing power.
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores : Up to 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, with 238 Tensor-TFLOPS of processing power.

  • NVIDIA RTX IO : Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating I/O performance by up to 100X. When used in conjunction with Microsoft DirectStorage API, it offloads the work to the RTX GPU, improving frame rates and enabling near-instantaneous game loading.
  • GDDR6X Memory : Delivers close to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, improving gaming performance.
  • Custom Samsung 8N Process Technology : Delivers higher transistor density and greater efficiency.
  • HDMI 2.1 : Delivers single-cable connection to 8K HDR TVs and monitors for ultra-high resolution gaming.
  • AV1 Decode : First discrete GPUs to support hardware decoding of the new AV1 codec, allowing for up to 8K HDR videos at 50% less bandwidth.

 

MSI GS66 Stealth GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

MSI is introducing two GS66 Stealth gaming laptops :

  • a premium model powered by the Core i9-10980HK processor with GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and
  • a more affordable model powered by Core i7-10870H processor with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics.

Specifications GS66 Stealth
RTX 3080
GS66 Stealth
RTX 3070
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut 100% Adobe RGB Almost 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 32 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3070
Storage 2 TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 17,999
~US$4,449
~£3,235
~A$5,756
S$5,699
RM 10,999
~US$2,719
~£1,977
~A$3,518
S$3,499

 

MSI GE76 | GE66 Raider GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops

The MSI GE76 Raider is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3070.

The smaller MSI GE66 Raider has a 15.6-inch display, and is powered by the Intel Core i7-10870H processor, paired with the faster GeForce RTX 3080.

Specifications GE76
Raider
GE66
Raider
Display Size 17.3-inch 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 240 Hz 300 Hz
Colour Gamut Close to 100% sRGB
CPU Intel Core i7-10870H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3080
Storage 2 TB PCIe SSD 1 TB PCIe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.2
Keyboard SteelSeries Keyboard with per-key RGB
Price RM 9,999
~US$2,472
~£1,798
~A$3,196
~S$3,279
RM 14,999
~US$3,708
~£2,698
~A$4,794
~S$4,918

 

MSI GF65 Thin GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptop

The MSI GF65 Thin is a thin-and-light 15.6-inch gaming laptop, powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H processor, paired with the GeForce RTX 3060.

Specifications GF65 Thin
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200
GPU GeForce RTX 3060
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
Keyboard Red backlit keyboard
Price RM 5,129
~US$1,268
~£923
~A$1,638
~S$1,681

 

MSI GeForce RTX 30 Gaming Laptops : Where To Buy?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links for the MSI GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

Australia

 

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2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

Microsoft just announced the official price list and availability of the 2020 Surface Laptop Go in Malaysia! Check them out!

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : What Is It?

The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s lightest and most affordable laptop option for both business and home users.

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go boasts a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen display, a large precision trackpad and a full-sized keyboard with 1.3 mm key travel.

It is built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, and comes with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of SSD storage.

They also come with a built-in 720p HD camera with Studio Microphones and Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio support.

For a quick and secure sign-in, select 2020 Surface Laptop Go models have a Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello.

They all have a long battery life of up to 13 hours, with Fast Charging capability, to let users keep working all day.

Finally, they all have both USB Type A and USB Type C ports, an 3.5 mm radio jack and the Surface connector.

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go is available in Malaysia, starting 24 November 2020, at these price points :

2020 Surface Laptop Go Consumers Business
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC RM 2,758
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD RM 3,388 RM 3,780
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 4,288 RM 4,561
Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 5,416

Here are some online purchase options :

Surface for Business devices provides specific experiences and features built especially for commercial customers including :

  • enterprise-grade security, and leading modern management with Autopilot,
  • Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and Microsoft Intune.
  • Windows 10 Pro comes standard on Surface for Business devices
  • In addition to the standard hardware warranty, Surface for Business customers get free Advanced Exchange – a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost.

 

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2020 HP ENVY Laptops : Be The Envy Of Creators Wherever You Go!

The new 2020 HP ENVY 13 and ENVY 15 laptops are each designed for a different purpose, but with a single mission – to help you bring your ideas to life no matter where you are.

Find out how the 2020 HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 laptops differ, and which is the best option for you!

 

HP ENVY 13 (2020) Laptop

Powerful and yet light and compact, the new HP ENVY 13 laptop is designed for creators on-the-go. Its long-lasting battery ensures you can work for a full day and then some, without worrying about running out of power.

And should you be on-the-road longer than expected, the HP Fast Charge feature lets you recharge 50% of its battery in just 30 minutes, so you can get right back to creating your content, after a short break!

Being light and compact, the new ENVY 13 is great for creators who need the flexibility to work wherever they are. But it does not compromise quality for mobility.

Despite weighing just 1.3 kg, the HP ENVY 13 provides the performance you need for designing and editing work, with its NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics and 10th Gen Intel Core processor.

When your workspace can be anywhere from your home to a busy café or a shooting location, security and privacy becomes a real concern. Thankfully, the new ENVY 13 comes with built-in security features like a physical camera shutter, and a microphone mute button, as well as a fingerprint reader.

When out and about, you can enjoy accurate, cinematic audio thanks to its dual speakers with HP Audio Boost, that have been custom-tuned by Bang & Olufsen.

On top of all that, the new ENVY 13 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 worth RM529 for FREE, you can get straight to creating on your new laptop.

And you never have to worry about where you create your content, thanks to its 2-year Accidental Damage Protection coverage!

 

HP ENVY 15 (2020) Laptop

The HP ENVY 15 is not just a larger version of the ENVY 13. It is designed to be a content creation workhorse, with serious gaming chops.

It can be equipped with the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory.

To ensure the best possible performance while designing and editing high-resolution videos, or during strenuous gaming sessions, its CPU and GPU are kept cool by HP’s custom vapour chamber cooling, with dual 12V high-performance fans and an IR thermal sensor.

They all work together to keep the CPU and GPU cool, delivering 33% more processing power during intense workloads.

Its 15.6-inch touch display also offers a better experience while working on your creative project, with greater colour accuracy thanks to its Full High Definition micro-edge display with WLED backlight, IPS technology, 100% sRGB, and anti-glare coating.

Your creative journey is also enhanced by its two built-in speakers, which are not only custom-tuned by Bang & Olufsen, but also feature HP Audio Boost for a cinematic experience.

To keep your creations under wraps until you are ready to share it with the world, the new HP ENVY 15 comes with built-in security features, such as a fingerprint reader, physical camera shutter, and a dedicated microphone mute button, which are all easily accessible from the keyboard.

Just like the smaller ENVY 13, the new ENVY 15 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 worth RM529 for FREE, as well as 2 years of Accidental Damage Protection coverage!

 

HP ENVY 13 vs HP ENVY 15 : Which Should You Choose?

The HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 are not just different in their sizes – they are actually very different laptops.

The HP ENVY 13 is most suited for those who want the ability to create content for ultra-long hours on-the-go.

The HP ENVY 15 is best for those who want a powerful GPU for intense content creation or gaming no matter where they are.

To make it easier for you, this table gives you a quick comparison of their key advantages :

Why Buy The ENVY 13? Why Buy The ENVY 15?
Performance
– Latest Intel 10th Gen processors
– Intel Iris Plus Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce MX350
– Up to 19.5 hours battery life
– HP Fast Charge: Up to 50% in 30 mins
Performance
– Latest Intel 10th Gen processors
– Vapour Chamber Cooling with dual 12V fans
– Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
– Up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory
– Up to 16.5 hours battery life
– HP Fast Charge : Up to 50% in 45 mins
Design
– 13.3-inch micro-edge WLED display
– 88% screen-to-body ratio
Design
– 15.6-inch micro-edge WLED touch display
– 100% sRGB colour gamut
Security
– unhackable physical camera shutter
– microphone mute button on keyboard
– fingerprint reader
Security
– unhackable physical camera shutter
– microphone mute button on keyboard
– fingerprint reader
– virtual private ExpressVPN (30 day trial)
Other Features
– free Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 (worth RM 529)
– 2-year accidental damage protection coverage

But no matter which HP ENVY laptop you choose, it will come with free pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 (worth RM 529) as well as 2 Years of Accidental Damage Protection!

Find out more about the new HP ENVY 13 and HP ENVY 15 laptops here.

 

HP Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)

HP Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) is designed to protect your HP ENVY laptop against any accidental damage during your use.

It will cover drops, spills, power surges, including broken parts. Even damaged or broken displays!

Here are some examples of how useful it can be to protect your investment :

  • You accidentally knock your HP ENVY laptop off the desk, and crack its LCD display. The ADP coverage includes a free replacement of the damaged LCD screen!
  • You accidentally spill your drink on the keyboard, causing the laptop to stop operating. It will be repaired for free with ADP coverage!
  • A power surge during a lightning storm damages the laptop. It will be repaired for free with ADP coverage!

 

2020 HP ENVY 13 | HP ENVY 15 : Price + Availability

The 2020 HP ENVY laptops are available with immediate effect, with these starting prices :

  • HP ENVY 13 (2020) : RM 4,399
  • HP ENVY 15 (2020) : RM 5,799

Here are the online purchase options :

 

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XPS 13 (9310) with Intel Tiger Lake : What’s New?

The XPS 13 (9300), which showcased at CES 2020, has been refreshed as the XPS 13 (9310) with the new Intel Tiger Lake processor!

Find out what’s new in the Dell XPS 13 (9310) ultra-light laptop with Intel Tiger Lake!

 

2020 Dell XPS 13 (9310) With Intel Tiger Lake

Earlier this year, Dell introduced their premier ultra-light laptop – the 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9300), featuring the first-ever, virtually-borderless InfinityEdge display!

It has now been refreshed as the XPS 13 (9310) with the latest Intel Tiger Lake processor!

Like the XPS 13 (9300), the Dell XPS 13 (9310) boasts an ultra-light chassis with machined aluminium, carbon fibre or woven glass fibre and Corning Gorilla Glass protection, as well as ultra-thin bezels.

The new 9310 refresh model, though, comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Xe graphics, and options for more memory and storage.

The new 2020 Dell XPS 13 (9310) with Intel Tiger Lake boasts a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor – fitting neatly on an airplane tray. Yet, it comes with a 17% larger touchpad, and edge-to-edge keyboard with larger key caps.

It also features Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, and up to 32 GB of faster LPDDR4x memory running at 4267 MHz, instead of 3733 MHz.

Its InfinityEdge display supports 100% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut, with optional 4K UHD resolution. In addition, it is now 25% brighter at 500 nits.

It can now be configured with up to 2 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. And it supports up to Wi-Fi6 with its Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi module.

Both the 9310 and 9300 models are visually indistinguishable, with the same form factor, build, dimensions and even weight. They only differ in certain internal components.

Specifications XPS 13 (9310)
Tiger Lake
XPS 13 (9300)
Ice Lake
Display 13.4-inch Full HD / 4K
Processor 11th Gen Intel
Core i7/i5/i3
10th Gen Intel
Core i7/i5/i3
RAM Up to 32 GB
LPDDR4x-4267
Up to 16 GB
LPDDR4x-3733
Graphics Up to Intel Iris Xe Up to Intel Iris Plus
Storage Up to 2 TB SSD Up to 1 TB SSD
Dimensions 296 mm wide
199 mm deep
14.8 mm thick
Weight 1.2 kg

 

Dell XPS 13 (9310) with Intel Tiger Lake : Colour Comparison

The refreshed Dell XPS 13 (9310) laptop with Intel Tiger Lake will come in two colour options :

  • Platinum Silver, with Carbon Black carbon fiber composite palm rest, or
  • Frost, with Arctic White woven glass fibre palm rest (with UV-resistant and stain-resistant coating)

 

Dell XPS 13 (9310) with Intel Tiger Lake : Price + Availability

The refreshed Dell XPS 13 (9310) with Intel Tiger Lake is available at these starting prices :

  • United States (1 October onwards) : $999 onwards
  • United Kingdom (30 September onwards) : £1399 onwards
  • Malaysia (October 2020) : RM6,399 onwards

Here in Malaysia, Dell will bring in the refreshed Dell XPS 13 (9310) with these specifications

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 with Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM512 GB SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system

 

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2020 Dell Latitude : Models, Price + Availability!

Dell just released a new range of 2020 Latitude laptops – featuring the ultra-premium 9000 series, and a redesigned 7000 series.

Here are the 2020 Dell Latitude models, price list and availability!

2020 Dell Latitude : What’s New?

Needless to say, the new 2020 Dell Latitude laptops offer improved performance, courtesy of the latest 10th Gen Intel vPro processors, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity.

Beyond performance, Dell promises that the 2020 Latitudes are the industry’s most sustainably-built computers with recycled materials, sustainable packaging, energy-efficient designs and EPEAT Gold registrations.

They also feature Dell Optimizer – the automated AI-based optimisation software that learns how each person works, and adapts to their behaviour, so they can focus on tasks that matter most.

 

2020 Dell Latitude 9000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

2020 Dell Latitude 9510

The 2020 Dell Latitude 9510 is the smallest, lightest and most intelligent 15-inch business PC, with these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + Intel Wi-Fi 6
  • Built-in 5G-ready design
  • Up to 34 hours of battery life
  • Project Athena-verified commercial PC

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global), 7 July 2020 (Malaysia)

Starting Price : US$1,899 | RM 7,926

2020 Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1

The 2020 Dell Latitude 9410 is a 14-inch premium 2-in-1 business laptop, with these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + Intel Wi-Fi 6
  • Machined and brushed aluminium design
  • Four-sided narrow bezels

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global), 7 July 2020 (Malaysia)

Starting Price : US$1,799 | RM 8,171

 

2020 Dell Latitude 7000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

2020 Dell Latitude 7410 | Latitude 7410 2-in-1

The new Latitude 9410 is the smallest 14-inch premium business laptop, with these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + Intel Wi-Fi 6
  • Industry’s first 4K low blue light display
  • Configurable as 2-in-1

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global), 7 July 2020 (Malaysia)

Starting Price : US$1,499 | RM 6,151

2020 Dell Latitude 7310

The new Dell Latitude 7310 is the smallest 13-inch premium business laptop, with these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + Intel Wi-Fi 6
  • Machined and brushed aluminium design
  • Four-sided narrow bezels

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global), 7 July 2020 (Malaysia)

Starting Price : US$1,499 | RM 5,381

2020 Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1

The new Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1 boasts these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + Intel Wi-Fi 6
  • Machined and brushed aluminium design
  • Four-sided narrow bezels

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global), 7 July 2020 (Malaysia)

Starting Price : US$999 (Slim) | US$1,049 (Secure) | RM 7,516

 

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2020 Dell Precision Mobile : Models, Price + Availability!

The redesigned 2020 Dell Precision Mobile 7000 Series, 5000 Series and 3000 Series workstations are here!

Find out more about the new 2020 Dell Precision Mobile models, price list and availability!

2020 Dell Precision Mobile : What’s New?

Needless to say, the new 2020 Dell Precision Mobile laptops offer improved performance, courtesy of the latest 10th Gen Intel vPro and Xeon processors, and options for NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 professional graphics.

They also balanced smaller, slimmer designs with higher performance CPU and graphics by adopting dual outlet fans, with thinner vapour chambers, Gore insulation plus graphite heat spreaders for better thermal performance.

Like all other Dell Precision workstations, they are all ISV-certified, and come with Dell Optimizer for Precision – an AI-based optimisation software that automatically tunes your application performance using machine learning.

 

2020 Dell Precision 7000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Dell Precision 7550 and Dell Precision 7750 are the world’s most powerful 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations, boasting these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro / Xeon processor + NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 professional graphics (optional)
  • 20% smaller + 6% lighter than previous generation
  • New top-firing speakers, ambient sensing + low blue light displays

Availability : May 28, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 7550 Starting Price : US$1,709 (Global) | RM 7,279 (Malaysia)

Precision 7750 Starting Price : US$1,999 (Global) | RM 8,109 (Malaysia)

 

2020 Dell Precision 5000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Precision 5550 and Precision 5750 are Dell’s smallest and thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations, boasting these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 professional graphics (optional)
  • 4-sided InfinityEdge 16:10 aspect ratio displays
  • 92% and 94% screen-to-body ratios respectively

Availability : May 28, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 5550 Starting Price : US$1,999 (Global) | RM 9,419 (Malaysia)

Precision 5750 Starting Price : US$2,399 (Global) | RM 10,419 (Malaysia)

 

2020 Dell Precision 3000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Dell Precision 3550 and Dell Precision 3551 offer workstation-class reliability and performance at an accessible price point. They are designed for users with less-intensive graphics needs – 2D CAD, Excel, entry-level creative applications.

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 3550 Starting Price : US$1,049 (Global) | RM 5,939 (Malaysia)

Precision 3551 Starting Price : US$939 (Global) | RM 6,789 (Malaysia)

 

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Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The Dell G7 15 7500 boasts the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, with a 4K OLED display panel.

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its starting price and availability!

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Dominate In Style!

The Dell G7 15 7500 is part of the Dell G Series, which are designed to deliver stylish gaming laptops for entry-level to mainstream gamers.

Thin, Sophisticated Design

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop features a Mineral Black chassis, with iridescent silver accents, that is just 18.3 mm thin.

You can equip it with a 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and chassis lighting, for an unforgettable look and feel.

Ultimate Gaming Experience

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor, with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a dual-fan cooling system to keep them cool.

You also have the option of equipping it with dual drives, including M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD options for super-fast boot-ups.

Immersive Display Options

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with a variety of 15.6-inch display options, starting with a Full HD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate.

You can boost that up to 300 Hz refresh rate, or opt for a 4K OLED display with 400 nits of brightness.

Gaming On-The-Go

The Dell G7 15 7500 starts with a 3-cell 56 WHr quick-charging battery. You can upgrade it to a 6-cell 86 WHr battery for longer gaming-on-the-go.

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Specifications

Specifications Dell G7 15 7500
Display Options FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (144 Hz)
FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (300 Hz)
4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display (60 Hz)
Processor Options Intel Core i5-10300H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i9-10980HK
Memory Options DDR4-2933 (8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB)
Graphics Options NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (8 GB)
Storage Options 128 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35)
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 40)
Connectivity Options 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0
Gigabit Ethernet (GTX 1650 Ti)
Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet (all other models)
Keyboard Options Spill-resistant keyboard
Backlit, spill-resistant WASD keyboard
4-zone RGB backlit, spill resistant WASD keyboard
Touch Pad Precision touch pad
Camera 720p HD webcam
Audio 2 Tuned Speakers with nahimic 3D audio
1 combo headphone + microphone jack
Dual-Array Digital Microphone
Common Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (PowerShare)
1 x Microphone + Headphone Jack
Additional Ports
(GTX 1650 Ti only)
1 x USB-C DisplayPort Alt-Mode only
1 x RJ45 LAN
Additional Ports
(All Other Models)
1 x Thunderbolt 3
1 x miniDP
1 x RJ45 LAN
Battery Options 56 WHr, 3-Cell Battery
86 WHr, 6-Cell Battery
AC Adaptor 130 Watt AC Adapter
240 Watt AC Adapter
Dimensions 357.2 mm wide
267.7 mm deep
18.3 mm thick
Weight To be determined

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Price + Availability

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop will be available for sale globally from 29 June 2020, with a starting price of US$1,429.99 / ~£1,160 / ~A$2,097 / ~S$2,014 / ~RM 6,199.

It will be available for sale here in Malaysia from 14 July 2020 onwards, with a starting price of RM 6,499 / ~US$1,520 / ~£1,214 / ~A$2,196 / ~S$2,114 for the following configuration :

  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz 300 nits WVA display
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core processor
  • 8 GB DDR4-2933 RAM (2 x 4 GB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
  • 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
  • 4-Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard

 

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2020 Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 / 10th Gen Intel Revealed!

Acer just unveiled three 2020 Acer Swift 3 laptop models with AMD and Intel processor choices! Find out what the three models offer, and which would best suit your needs!

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : A Quick Primer

Acer today announced the 2020 Acer Swift 3 thin and light laptop, which is now available with AMD and Intel CPU options!

AMD + Intel Processor Choices

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 offers three AMD and Intel processor options :

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is from the recently-launched Ryzen 4000 mobile APU family, while the Intel processors are the latest Intel Ice Lake processors.

14-inch Full HD Display

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 comes with a 14-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Thanks to its narrow bezels, it has a 83.65% screen-to-body ratio, and a 10% smaller chassis!

Long Battery Life + Fast Charging

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 will last up to 11 hours with the Ryzen 5 processor option, and up to 16 hours with the Intel processor option.

It also supports fast-charging – a quick 30 minute charge will give you up to 4 hours of battery life.

Pre-Installed Microsoft Office

The 2020 Acer Swift 3 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019, and the licence is valid for the lifetime of the laptop.

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : Models + Specifications

Specifications Acer Swift 3
(Ryzen 5)
Acer Swift 3
(Core i5)
Acer Swift 3
(Core i7)
Model SF314-42-R43G
SF314-42-R8A9
SF314-57-50TR
SF314-57-5549
SF314-57-57E3
SF314-57G-78HJ
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019
Display 14.0-inch IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i7-1065G7
Graphics AMD Radeon
Graphics
Intel UHD
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce
MX250 (2 GB)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 16 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel Wireless AX201 Wi-Fi 6
– 2×2 MU-MIMO, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0
Webcam HD webcam
Ports 1 x USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB 3.1 (Power Share)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI port
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery Life Up to 11 hours Up to 16 hours
Dimensions 323 mm wide
218.9 mm deep
15.95 mm high
319.5 mm wide
217.0 mm deep
15.95 mm high
Weight 1.2 kg 1.19 kg
Warranty 2-Year Local 2-Year Local + 1-Year International

 

2020 Acer Swift 3 : Price + Availability

Here are the launch prices for the three variants :

  • SF314-57-R43G / R8A9 (Ryzen 5) : RM 2,599 / ~US$600 / ~£489 / ~A$926 / ~S$851
  • SF314-57-57E3 / 5549 / 50TR (Core i5) : RM 3,099 / ~US$716 / ~£583 / ~A$1,105 / ~S$1,015
  • SF314-57-78HJ (Core i7) : RM 4,299 / ~US$994 / ~£809 / ~A$15,32 / ~S$1,408

Note : The first 100 purchasers in Malaysia will receive Touch ‘N Go e-wallet credit worth RM 100.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : A Quick Primer!

Together with their Spring 2020 desktop Ryzen launch, AMD also launched the Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile APUs for professional laptops!

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about the new Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile APUs!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : An Overview

The 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor family comes in three product line-ups :

  • PRO-series for professional laptops
  • 45 watt H-series for high-performance laptops, and
  • 15 watt U-series for low-power ultra-thin laptops.

All three series boasts the same architectural features :

  • Built on the 7nm process technology
  • 512 KB L2 cache per core
  • 4 MB L3 cache for 2 / 4-core parts
  • 8 MB L3 cache for 6 / 8-core parts
  • LPDDR4x memory support
  • Integrated Radeon Vega Graphics (5 to 8 cores)
  • support AMD SmartShift

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AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : A Quick Primer!

AMD announced three models under the new Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile family :

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Up to 33% better multi-threaded performance than the competition
  • Up to 2.2X better graphics performance than the competition
  • Up to 2X better performance per watt over previous generation

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Up to 2X better multi-threaded performance than the competition
  • Up to 2.3X better graphics performance than the competition
  • Up to 2X better performance per watt over previous generation

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4550U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 4 cores and 8 threads

 

AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : Specifications

Specifications Ryzen 7
PRO
4750U
Ryzen 5 PRO
4650U
Ryzen 3 PRO
4450U
Process 7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads 8 / 16 6 / 12 4 / 8
Base Clock 1.7 GHz 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Boost Clock 4.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
L2 Cache 4 MB 3 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 8 MB 4 MB
GPU Cores 7 6 5
Memory
Support
DDR4-3200
LPDDR4-4266
TDP 15 W

 

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2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What’s New?

The 100+ new NVIDIA GeForce laptops that are coming soon will feature new 2nd Gen Max-Q technology, that promises to DOUBLE efficiency over previous designs!

Find out what new Max-Q technologies NVIDIA are introducing in those new laptops!

 

NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What Is It?

NVIDIA Max-Q Technology was first introduced at Computex 2017, and based on the NASA term, which refers to “the point at which aerodynamic stress on a vehicle in atmospheric flight is maximized“.

NVIDIA Max-Q uses a similar philosophy to design gaming laptops that are 3X thinner, with up to 3X more performance (compared to the previous-generation NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs).

So what exactly is the NVIDIA Max-Q design, and how does it work? Gaurav Agarwal, NVIDIA Product Marketing Manager, explains it all in this tech briefing.

 

2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q Technology : What’s New?

When NVIDIA announced 100 new laptop designs, including GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER gaming laptops, they also revealed details of the 2nd Gen Max-Q technology.

They basically added a bunch of new Max-Q technologies, which they promise will double efficiency over previous designs :

These are the new Max-Q technologies that will be included in all new 2020 GeForce RTX SUPER, GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops :

Dynamic Boost

Dynamic Boost Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance.

Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption.

Low-Voltage GDDR6

While not a technology unique to NVIDIA, NVIDIA say that they worked with their memory partners to increase memory efficiency, while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory.

Advanced Optimus

Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.

NVIDIA claims it will deliver long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency

The 2nd Gen Max-Q designs will feature next-generation voltage regulators that will help optimise system design, so that the GPU will run more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance.

Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0

Powered by the Tensor Cores in RTX GPUs, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.

NVIDIA claims it will boost a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent.

 

2nd Gen NVIDIA Max-Q : Double Efficiency = Double Performance?

When NVIDIA says NVIDIA Max-Q will double efficiency, it is based on two caveats.

  • They are referring specifically to GRAPHICS performance.
  • On top of that, the additional efficiency is partly based on DLSS 2.0.

In the ideal scenario where you use a 2nd Gen Max-Q laptop with a game that supports DLSS 2.0, you should see almost a doubling of gaming performance.

Real world performance advantage from the 2nd Gen Max-Q technology will certainly be far, far less than that.

After all, how many games do you know support DLSS? And it will take time for DLSS 2.0 to be introduced.

That said, even a 25%-33% boost in efficiency would offer a nice upgrade over the last generation.

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

NVIDIA just unleashed GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops, as part of over 100 new designs featuring new Max-Q technologies!

Here is what you need to know about the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops!

 

Over 100 NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, NVIDIA is introducing over 100 laptop designs from every major OEM out there, offering both GeForce GTX graphics starting at $699, and GeForce RTX graphics starting at $999.

In light of the new trend of working from home, NVIDIA is pushing the tagline – Worker By Day, Warrior By Night.

The new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops will be available worldwide starting in the week of April 15, with more in May 2020.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

In addition to new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops, NVIDIA is also introducing new GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops for the first time.

With RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER options, they promise to deliver up to 25% faster gaming performance than the original GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. This is what the new line-up looks like :

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptop Specifications

The new gaming laptops will be using the same RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs as their desktop brethren, but with slightly different specifications. Check them out in this comparison :

 

New Max-Q Technologies

NVIDIA is offering these new Max-Q technologies for all new 2020 GeForce RTX SUPER, GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops :

  • Dynamic Boost
    – Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance.
    – Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption. 
  • Low-Voltage GDDR6
    – NVIDIA worked with its memory partners to increase memory efficiency while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory. 
  • Advanced Optimus
    – A breakthrough display innovation that delivers long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay from NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
    – Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.
  • Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency
    – Next-generation voltage regulators help optimise system design so the GPU runs more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance. 
  • Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0
    – Powered by dedicated AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.
    It boosts a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent. 

NVIDIA promises that these new Max-Q technologies will double efficiency over previous designs :

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER | RTX | GTX For Laptop Presentation Slides

Here are the complete set of NVIDIA presentation slides for your perusal :

 

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Dell Introduces Two Latitude Chromebook Enterprise Laptops!

Dell just introduced the world’s first Chromebook Enterprise laptops, in partnership with Google… TWO of them, to be precise.

Let’s take a look at the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise, and the Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise!

 

Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise

With more organisations moving to the cloud, they can now offer their employees more choices in the devices and operating systems they use.

The new Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices offer powerful and configurable options that employees need, that large organisations can deploy and manage easily using Unified Workspace.

Like other Latitude laptops, they will feature enterprise-grade security, performance and connectivity features.

Both the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise and Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise will feature narrow-bezel displays, and tough carbon fiber chassis that will have undergone 17 MIL-STD tests.

Dell will be offering them with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options, configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM, and a choice of 10 localised language keyboards, as well as mobile broadband capability.

They will also come with high-density batteries for a longer battery life in a smaller form factor. These batteries will support ExpressCharge, allowing you to recharge up to 80% in an hour!

 

Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise Specifications

We created this table to summarise the key specifications and configuration options for the two new Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices :

Specifications Latitude 5400
Chromebook Enterprise
Latitude 5300 2-in-1
Chromebook Enterprise
Operating System Google Chrome
Processor Options 8th Gen Intel Core Processor (4 cores)
Memory Options DDR4-2666 (set to 2400 MHz)
– 2 slots, supporting up to 32 GB
Graphics Options Intel UHD Graphics 620 / 610
Display 14-inch FHD touch display
14-inch FHD non-touch display
14-inch HD non-touch display
13.3-inch FHD touch display
with Gorilla Glass
Storage Options M.2 2230 PCIe / NVMe SSD (up to 1 TB)
Connectivity Features LAN : Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi : Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2×2)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
LTE : Optional Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
Security Features H1 Secure Processor
Verified Boot
Google Chrome Enterprise with Console
VMware Workspace ONE
Dell Data Guardian Cloud
Optional Dell Data Security + Management
Ports + Slots 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x RJ-451 x optional micro SIM card tray
1 x microSD 4.0 memory card reader
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x optional micro SIM card tray
1 x microSD 4.0 memory card reader
Battery Options 4-cell 68 WHr Long Life
4-cell 68 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 51 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 42 WHr ExpressCharge
4-cell 60 WHr Long Life
4-cell 60 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 42 WHr ExpressCharge
Power Options 90 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
65 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
90 W, 7.4 mm barrel only
65 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
Dimensions 323.05 mm wide
216.0 mm deep20.85 mm thick
305.7 mm wide
207.5 mm deep
19.3 mm thick
Starting Weight 1.47 kg 1.36 kg

 

Easy Deployment + Management With Dell Unified Workspace

The new Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices offer more than just more affordable Latitude options.

Using Dell Unified Workspace, they can be easily configured, deployed and managed by IT teams, offering a better work space experience for IT, business managers and employees.

Recommended : How Dell Unified Workspace Simplifies IT Management!

 

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2019 MSI GE75 + GE63 Raider Gaming Laptops With WiFi 6!

MSI just unveiled the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and GE63 Raider RGB gaming laptops, and they all boast the latest WiFi 6 wireless connectivity! Here’s a primer on these two new MSI gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider and its large 17.3-inch display is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / 2070 / 2060 graphics.

In addition to its gaming performance, gamers can also count on its WiFi 6 wireless connectivity to ensure maximum bandwidth and low latency for esports gaming.

However, reviewers have noted that the 2019 MSI GE75 Raider’s battery life is shorter than expected when not plugged in, and its webcam was below par of a laptop with such a price tag.

Well, the higher the price, the higher the expectation right?

The 2019 MSI GE75 Raider Specifications + Price

Model GE75 Raider (RTX 2080) GE75 Raider (RTX 2070) GE75 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 397 x 268.5 x 27.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 12,999
~US$ 3,144
~£ 2,402
~€ 2,796
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,370
~£ 1,811
~€ 2,108
RM 7,999
~US$ 1,935
~£ 1,479
~€ 1,720

 

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB

As the slightly lower price, the 2019 GE63 Raider RGB offers the same gaming performance in a smaller form factor, with a smaller 15.6-inch display.

According to reviewers, the downside to this particular model is that its screen is dim and its battery life quickly drains, especially if the RGB lights are turned on.

The 2019 MSI GE63 Raider RGB Specifications + Price

Model GE63 Raider (RTX 2080) GE63 Raider (RTX 2070) GE63 Raider (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
1 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
1 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 383 x 260 x 29.5 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Price RM 11,099
~US$ 2,686
~£ 2,051
~€ 2,388
RM 9,499
~US$ 2,298
~£ 1,756
~€ 2,044
RM 7,899
~US$ 1,911
~£ 1,460
~€ 1,699

 

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The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth Laptops Revealed!

The 2019 MSI GS75 + GS65 Stealth gaming laptops have just been revealed! Here is a primer on these two newversatile gaming laptops!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth

The MSI GS75 Stealth may look slim and portable, but it does not disappoint in terms of performance.

Powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, gamers can rest assure it will handle even the most intense gaming sessions!

 

The 2019 MSI GS75 Stealth Specifications + Price

Model GS75 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS75 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 4-sided thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 396.1 x 259.5 x 18.95 mm
Weight 2.28 kg
Price RM 14,599
~US$ 3,532
~ £ 2,735
~€ 3,164
RM 11,099
~US$ 2,685
~£ 2,080
~€ 2,406
RM 9,799
~US$ 2,371
~£ 1,836
~€ 2,124

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Stealth

The 2019 MSI GS65 may be smaller in size, but it packs the same performance as the larger GS75 gaming laptop.

In fact, the only differences are its smaller 15.6-inch display, with a consequentially smaller and lighter form factor.

 

The 2019 MSI GS65 Specifications + Price

Model GS65 Stealth (RTX 2080) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2070) GS65 Stealth (RTX 2060)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H + HM370
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB with Max-Q Design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB with Max-Q Design
Display 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 240 Hz, thin bezels, IPS gaming display
Storage 1 x M.2 SATA SSD
2 x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3 or SATA-SSD Combo
Keyboard Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio Sound by Dynaudio
ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer
Dimension 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm
Weight 1.9 kg
Price RM 14,999
~US$ 3,629
~ £ 2,811
~ € 3,251
RM 11,199
~US$ 2,710
~£ 2,099
~€ 2,427
RM 9,999
~US$ 2,419
~£ 1,873
~€ 2,167

 

 

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The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 Laptop Revealed!

HP just released the new HP Spectre x360 13, the latest edition from its range of premium laptops. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 laptop!

 

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 Laptop Revealed!

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 features a new design that includes a new Poseidon Blue colour and is HP’s first consumer notebook with privacy camera kill switch. It comes equipped with the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible.

 

 

Bold Design And Great Audio

The redesigned 2018 HP Spectre x360 13  is available in the all-new Poseidon Blue with pale brass accents. It features a gem cut design achieved through aluminum CNC machining.

The USB-C port is angled on the right side of the device for better cable management while dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from any side.

The unique design of the speaker pattern is also purposeful with each hole micro-drilled for better acoustic transparency to deliver great audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

Security Features

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 has also been equipped with leading security features. A privacy camera kill switch acts as a physical on/off switch to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use.

It also comes equipped with HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

 

 

 

 

Great Connectivity And Battery Lifespan

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13  is also built to deliver an Always-On, Always-Connected PC experience. This includes long-lasting battery life with up to 22.5 hours.

The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device and ultra-fast Wi-Fi with up to 1 gigabit download speeds on the HP Spectre x360 13 ensure connectivity from almost anywhere.

Connected modern standby allows emails, calendars, and contacts to be constantly updated. The wake on fingerprint reader and wake on voices enable full log-on almost instantaneously.

Powerful Function

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13 is designed for mobile professionals on the go with the 8th generation Intel Quad Core processors. The two USB-CTM Thunderbolt ports support dual 5K displays and is ideal for users who are into content creation.

The 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design and the optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design.

 

 

2018 HP Spectre x360 13 Price + Availability

The 2018 HP Spectre x360 13  retails from RM 5,249 / ~US$ 1,252 / ~£992 and is available at HP Online Store and authorised HP resellers in Malaysia.

 

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The World’s First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Revealed!

When AMD announced the Ryzen Mobile APUs, they also revealed the world’s first AMD Ryzen Mobile notebooks. In this article, we will share with you the specifications and key features of these notebooks. As these are preliminary details, we will update them as and when we receive new information.

 

The AMD Ryzen Mobile APU

The AMD Ryzen Mobile is not just a mobile processor, it is a mobile APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) – a combination of a traditional processor with a GPU, using a System-on-Chip design.

The new Ryzen Mobile APU combines the AMD Zen cores used in desktop Ryzen processors with AMD Vega cores used in the AMD Radeon RX Vega desktop graphics cards.

AMD announced two Ryzen Mobile models – the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, with these specifications.

SpecificationsAMD Ryzen 7 2700UAMD Ryzen 5 2500U
CPU Cores4 Cores4 Cores
Simultaneous Threads8 Threads8 Threads
L1 Cache64 KB instruction cache
32 KB data cache
64 KB instruction cache
32 KB data cache
L2 Cache512 KB x 4512 KB x 4
L3 Cache4 MB shared4 MB shared
Base Clock Speed2.2 GHz2.0 GHz
Boost Clock Speed3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
GPU Cores10 Radeon Vega CUs8 Radeon Vega CUs
GPU ClockUp to 1.3 GHzUp to 1.1 GHz
Memory SupportUp to DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)Up to DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)
TDP15 W Nominal
12-25 W (Configurable)
15 W Nominal
12-25 W (Configurable)

Get more details in our article All You Need To Know About The AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs!

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The First AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks

The first brands to adopt the AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs are HP, Lenovo and Acer. They are not introducing new designs though, but adapting their existing designs to fit the new Ryzen Mobile APUs. Let’s take a look at the first three Ryzen Mobile notebooks!

The HP Envy X360

The HP Envy X360 is a 15.6″ convertible laptop (we reviewed an Intel variant earlier). Earlier models are powered by either an Intel Core i7 / Core i5 processor, or an AMD FX-series processor. So it’s easy enough for HP to adapt it to the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU.

On top of a 1080p touch screen display, the HP Envy X360 will have dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory, and the option of either an SSD (up to 512 GB) or a 1 TB HD.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s

Lenovo will offer both Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U options in the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s. However, the Ryzen Mobile-powered Lenovo IdeaPad 720s will be a slightly smaller 13.3″ version of the current 14″ Intel-powered IdeaPad 720s.

The Ryzen Mobile-powered IdeaPad 720s will be 14% thinner and 26% lighter, while boasting a 1080p display. The downside – it only supports a single DDR4-2133 memory module.

The Acer Swift 3

Acer will also offer both Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U options in the upcoming Swift 3 with a 15″ full HD display.

While the display will be slightly smaller than the one in the existing Intel-powered Acer Swift 3 laptops, the Ryzen Mobile-powered model will be thinner and lighter.

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Availability Of These Ryzen Mobile Notebooks

Neither AMD nor the three brand partners have announced the exact availability of these Ryzen Mobile laptops. AMD only announced that they will all be available in time for the holiday season. That means you should be able to purchase it in time for Christmas!

We will update this article, as and when we receive new information, so check back later!

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The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion 2017 Kicks Off In 1 Utama!

The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion has finally made its way to Malaysian shores with its first showcase at 1 Utama Shopping Centre!

From 12th to 16th July 2017, consumers will be able to explore and discover over 100 award-winning products at the LG Oval Concourse in 1 Utama Shopping Centre – Taiwanese innovations that have been awarded the prestigious Taiwan Excellence mark.

 

The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion 2017

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence is a mark of innovation – the highest accolade that can be awarded to Taiwanese products. Designed and built in Taiwan, these products comprise gaming laptops, smart devices, exercise equipment, and home appliances from some of the world’s renowned leading brands – all of which have been evaluated and selected based on their R&D, design, quality, and marketing.

Besides the exhibit of Taiwanese products, the five-day event also saw a host of product demonstrations by brand experts, as well as exciting cultural performances. Some of the highlights at the event included a 24 Seasons drum performance by the VR Drumming Academy and an appearance by Malaysian singer-songwriter Joyce Chu.

The Formosa Bear will also be there! Be sure to take a photo with him… Heck, you can even dance with him!

Participants also had the opportunity to trial and experience the variety of products on display through thrilling activities such as virtual reality sessions, golfing rounds, and much more. Over RM 10,000 worth of prizes provided by ASUS, Johnson Fitness, and Adata were also up for grabs through a lucky draw. Admission to the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion is free for all visitors.

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The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops Revealed!

At the prestigious The Edge of Beyond 2017 event, ASUS launched a stunning line-up of thin and light ASUS ZenBook and ASUS VivoBook laptops. Get the full details of the incredibly svelte 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops, including their price and availability!

 

The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops Revealed!

Thin and light is obviously the the motto of the day. Everything ASUS revealed was both thin and light. No exceptions.

The new ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop; while the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is the world’s thinnest [1] 14″ laptop. Even the powerful ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550) is the thinnest and lightest laptop in the professional-grade ultraportable series.

The ASUS VivoBook family also received the same treatment. The ASUS VivoBook S15 features a 15.6″ display in a 14″-class chassis; while the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 packs a tremendous amount of computing and graphics power in a form factor that is less than 20 mm thick.

[1] As of 1st May, 2017 based on internal ASUS market analysis of 2-in-1 convertible laptops with the following key competitive criteria: Windows or OS X operating system; thickness measured at z-height; Intel Core processor; non-detachable keyboard.

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Price & Availability

In this video, Leo Tseng, Country Manager of ASUS Malaysia, reveals the price and availability of the 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops.

Here is a summary of the price and availability of the 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops :

  • ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is available now with an SRP of RM 8,299 / ~US$ 1,969
  • ASUS ZenBook 3 Pro (UX550) is available now with an SRP of RM 7,299 / ~US$ 1,729
  • ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is available in early August with an SRP of RM 6,699 / ~US$ 1,589
  • ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) is available in early August with an SRP of RM 4,799 / ~US$ 1,139
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510) is available in early July with an SRP of RM 3,699 / ~US$ 879 (Core i7) or RM 2,899 / ~US$ 689 (Core i5).

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The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

SRP (+GST): RM 8,299 / ~US$ 1,969
Availability: Available now

The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, has a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultranarrow-bezel display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14″ laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast up 1 TB PCI Express SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available.

Unrivalled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C ports that are Thunderbolt 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery. ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)

SRP (+GST): RM 7,299 / ~US$ 1,729
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model —winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Award — is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Every part of ZenBook Pro has been crafted to make it faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation.

Using the highest performance 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor for notebooks, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, a 512 GB PCIe x4 SSD and 16 GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers ultimate computing performance and unrivaled style, with day-long battery life of up to 14 hours.

The ASUS ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6″ FHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. ZenBook Pro features Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

Despite its astonishing performance, ZenBook Pro is incredibly compact, with a precision-crafted all-aluminum unibody that’s just 18.9 mm thin and 1.8 kg light. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3 mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. Every detail of ZenBook Pro is even more beautiful than before — including its iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish, diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.

 

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)

SRP (+GST): RM 6,699 / ~US$ 1,589
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS ZenBook Flip S, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, is the world’s thinnest1 convertible laptop, and also one of the lightest. Combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, this ultrathin convertible is only 10.9 mm thin and 1.1 kg light. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.

ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 512 GB PCIe SSD, allowing users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thin.

The FHD multitouch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of our smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6 mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.

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ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580)

SRP (+GST): RM 4,799 / ~US$ 1,139
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 4 GB DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. An intelligent dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes ensures the system stays cool during intense gaming sessions or under heavy loads.

VivoBook Pro 15 has a FHD (1920 x 1080) display with wide-view technology and a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio, including twin speakers with large 8cc audio chambers and smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X louder volume. VivoBook Pro 15 features support for ASUS Pen (optional)

 

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)

SRP (+GST): RM 3,699 / ~US$ 879 (Core i7) or RM 2,899 / ~US$ 689 (Core i5)
Availability: beginning of July 2017

ASUS VivoBook S15 is the latest and most premium model in the VivoBook Series. This 15.6″ slim and lightweight Windows 10 laptop is designed for those constantly on the go, with a 17.9mm profile and weighing just 1.5 kg.

It features an Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel, and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8 mm bezel that provides a larger display area for more immersive viewing.

This stylish laptop is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor with 4GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050 Laptops Launched!

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs are now officially available on laptops! With the same silicon and cutting-edge features as found on its Pascal desktop brethren, the fast, powerful GeForce GTX 1050 delivers great gaming experiences to laptops a mere 17mm thick and supports the latest enhancements to NVIDIA BatteryBoost, for even longer battery life while gaming unplugged.

 

The new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050 Laptops

With the new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 laptops, you can experience fast, smooth gaming experiences

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  • Achieve up to 3X the performance and power efficiency of previous-generation GPUs.
  • Play classic and modern games at 1080p @ 60 FPS with additional support for the latest DirectX 12 features
  • Explore advanced graphics technologies like NVIDIA GameWorks that provide a more interactive and cinematic experience.
  • Enjoy GeForce Experience – your gateway to great PC gaming. Download Game Ready drivers, keep your games optimized, and share your greatest gaming moments.
  • Create with NVIDIA Ansel – a revolutionary in-game camera that lets you take professional-grade screenshots.
  • Enjoy NVIDIA G-SYNC support buttery-smooth gameplay (on supported models only)
  • Put your overclocking skills to use just like you would do on the desktop

 

Availability & Pricing

There are 30+ laptop designs shipping in Q1 from the world’s leading OEMs. On show at CES this week will be a variety of models including those from Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and others. Many models will be available for sale later this week with all of them featuring Intel’s newest Kaby Lake platform for laptops. Pricing will vary from OEM, but we expect to see retail pricing starting at around US$699.

 

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