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April 29, 2016

Unboxing & Review: ZOTAC 240GB Premium Edition SSD

By: Low Chern Lin

Just a couple of months ago, the renowned NVIDIA partner ZOTAC join in the already crowded SSD market with the announcement of its T500 and Premium Edition SSD. Out of curiosity, we've decided to contact ZOTAC Malaysia for inquiry on the SSD(s) and here we are today at Tech Critter's lab, presenting you our review on one of them, the Premium Edition SSD.  Mighty thanks to ZOTAC Malaysia for the review unit that makes this review possible. 

Gear Up with HyperX and Win an Xtreme X-Men Trip!

By: Low Chern Lin

the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. The X-Men have to unite again to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. As X-Men: Apocalypse coming to theaters on May 19, HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, is excited to announce the collaboration with 20th Century Fox, now offering an incredible opportunity for you to experience the extreme X-Men adventure at Gold Coast, Australia, where you’ll master the skills of your favorite mutants and prepare for the Apocalypse! 

During the month of May, if you buy any HyperX products, you can join the “X-Men Trip Lucky Draw” and have a chance to win incredible prizes including award-winning Cloud II headsets, blazing fast Savage USB, and the ultimate trip to Gold Coast. In addition, you can also get exclusive HyperX and X-Men authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products. The more you buy, the greater chance you have. Apocalypse is coming, so leave your couch and get ready to gear up with HyperX! 

Gear up with HyperX. Win X-MEN Trip:

Date: May 1 – May 31, 2016

Lucky Draw: Upon purchase of any HyperX products, you can enter the “X-MEN Trip Lucky Draw” for a chance to win awesome prizes:
  • ŸAustralia Gold Coast 4 Days Adventure for 2 Adults, including roundtrip flight tickets for two, 3 nights’ luxury hotel accommodation, superhero flyboarding, and tandem skydiving (Total 1 winner)
  • ŸHyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (Total 5 winner, random colors)
  • ŸHyperX Savage USB 64GB (Total 10 winner)
*ŸAvailable to India, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand only*

Buy and Get: Get exclusive HyperX and X-Men authorized gifts upon the purchase of specific HyperX products.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 25 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China Joy, PAX, Davao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest

For more information, please visit the HyperX home page.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) Announces GX700 – World’s First Liquid Cooled Gaming Laptop Featuring Exclusive Hydro Overclocking System for Greater Overclocking Potential

By: Low Chern Lin

Republic of Gamers (ROG) held a press event to announced the GX700, the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop with detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module. 

During the media event, ASUS Malaysia also launched the new GT51CA Gaming Desktop and other gaming series, celebrated ROG’s 10th anniversary, and officially announced on ROG Champions Cup – upcoming largest League of Legends tournament with Garena.

GX700 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel® mobile K-SKU (‘Skylake’) processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980 graphics card to give gamers a desktop-grade power at home and ultra-fast performance on the go. The GX700 gaming laptop also features integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC™ display technology for the smoothest, fastest and stunning gaming visuals possible. With the liquid-cooling dock attached, overclocking the ROG GX700 to gaming desktop-like levels of performance is an easy feat. On its own, it packs quite a punch, and easily outperforms other gaming laptops on the market. 

ROG Hydro Overclocking System
The exclusive ROG Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking performance for unrivaled gaming power. It uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components inside GX700. The liquid coolant then heads back into the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. The ROG-patented connection between the cooling module and GX700 ensures that the liquid coolant flows smoothly between the two without leaking. The coolant used provides corrosion protection for all internal components and materials, including aluminum, iron, steel, and copper alloys. The very low depletion rate of the organic-acid inhibitor removes the need for supplementary cavitation erosion protection additives, and reduces the maintenance downtime normally required for regular inhibitor tests and additive top-ups to maintain inhibitor concentration.

Extreme overclocking potential
ROG GX700 is powered by the Intel mobile K-SKU processor and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics processing unit (GPU). With the ROG Hydro Overclocking System, users can overclock CPU performance by up to 48%, with a BClock boost of around 31%, increasing clock frequencies from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz. In addition, the DDR4 RAM can be boosted by up to 43% from 2133MHz to 2800MHz to give GX700 incredible desktop-grade gaming performance.

Outstanding performance at home or on the go
With its incredible overclocking potential, desktop-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, and ROG Hydro Overclocking System, GX700 delivers performance that goes far beyond that on other gaming notebooks, giving gamers a truly-mobile platform for extreme gaming. Even when undocked, it is still the world’s fastest single-GPU gaming notebook. GX700 has a thin and lightweight design that makes it ideal for gamers to take to any event where mobility is an advantage, such as LAN parties. 

The ROG GX700 will be retailed at RM 18,999 (inclusive 6% GST) and is expected to arrive by April 2016 and available for sale from all ASUS authorized retailers.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) Announces GT51 Gaming Desktop

By: Low Chern Lin

Republic of Gamers (ROG) held a press event to announced the GT51, a winner of 2016 CES Innovation and iF Design Award – a powerful gaming desktop powered by a 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, with Turbo Gear for one-click full-core CPU overclocking to 4.6GHz without having to reboot. In addition, ROG GT51 supports up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ Titan X graphics with 2-Way SLI for smooth, stutter-free UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second. It also features up to two 512GB NVMe PCIe® RAID 0 SSDs for data access speeds of up to 3.2Gbps — up to six times (6X) faster than SATA SSDs. ROG GT51’s DDR4 2133MHz memory has been even overclocked to 2800MHz for faster boot-up and game load times.

During the media event, ASUS Malaysia also launched the highly anticipated GX700, the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop with detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module, celebrated ROG’s 10th anniversary, and officially announced on ROG Champions Cup – upcoming largest League of Legends tournament with Garena.

Effective cooling for stable marathon gaming sessions
ROG GT51 delivers efficient heat management for stable high-performance gaming sessions. It boasts a multi-zone thermal solution that lowers the system’s internal temperatures by up to 31%, even during heavy-load marathon gaming sessions.

It features the liquid-cooled Hydro Overclocking System for the CPU and dedicated air channels to draw cool air into the chassis for the graphics card. In addition, its power supply unit — situated in the bottom corner of the chassis — also has its own isolated airflow design for cooling.

Aggressive, award-winning design
ROG GT51 has a bold aerodynamic-inspired design with aggressive, sharp-angled polygonal edges, smooth surfaces, and a fully-functional turbine-like air intake on its front panel. The latter features a pulse-width modulation (PWM) fan that draws air into the cooling system. Inside, a carefully thought-out design ensures perfectly neat cable routing. 

ROG GT51 is designed to impress, with dynamic 8-million-color LED effects in 4 zones across its chassis, and a preset OC lighting mode that is activated whenever the system is overclocked. ROG GT51’s bold design helped it win a 2016 iF Design Award and a 2016 CES® Innovation Award.

Additional gaming enhancements 
ROG GT51 boasts an ESS Sabre headphone DAC and amplifier on its front audio jack to give users incredible audiophile-grade sound. It provides high dynamic range (DNR) and low noise levels for rich audio with less distortion.

The wearable ROG BAND gives users access to Shadow Drive — a hidden hard drive space for managing personal and confidential data safely. ROG BAND can also be used to activate overclocking mode. 

The ASUS-exclusive AEGIS II application lets gamers monitor system performance, record and edit gameplay with Gamecaster, and easily share their gaming experiences on social media.

Unboxing & Review: Armaggeddon SRO-5 Havoc III Gaming Mouse

By: Low Chern Lin

Gaming peripherals from Armaggeddon has become the choice of many in the local gaming community as they are quality products that fits gamers who is on a tight budget for a killer gaming gear to own the game. 

We have a SRO-5 Havoc III at the Tech Critter lab this time, a gaming mouse from Armaggeddon that falls under the RM200 price range which seems to pack with quite a number of sweet features for gamers. Let's keep the intro short and find out how will the Havoc III perform.

*The Armaggeddon SRO-5 Havoc III retails at RM169

April 28, 2016

Free return flights to Bangkok with Samsung GALAXY Life!

By: Low Chern Lin

Looking for a mid-year break? Look no further because Samsung GALAXY users are in for a treat as Samsung Malaysia Electronics partners with AirAsia to fly GALAXY Life users to the Land of Smiles – Bangkok this month! At 10am on 4th May 2016, launch your GALAXY Life app as the first 500 users to click on the privilege will be eligible to redeem free return flights to shopping haven Bangkok for a short weekend getaway! 

To redeem a free round trip to Asia’s bustling Thai capital city, Galaxy device users will only need to download the GALAXY Life app through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps or Google Play Store to redeem the courtesy return flights in the app. As a bonus, each return flight comes with complimentary 20kg baggage allowance – perfect for those looking to bring back their shopping hauls! These limited return flights are available for travel dates on 14th to 16th May 2016 and 21st to 23rd May 2016 for the first 500 GALAXY Life users. 

“Our loyal fans and customers are our top priority in Samsung, and our collaboration with AirAsia is one of our many ways of rewarding our customers for their continuous support. Since most Malaysians appreciate the opportunity to travel and shop, there’s no better way to surprise and treat our deserving customers. Do stay tune on GALAXY Life as we will be bringing more rewarding journeys for Galaxy users nationwide,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of Mobile and IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics. 

Since its introduction in 2014, Samsung GALAXY Life has been offering great privileges with a wide range of shopping, dining, travel deals and invitations to exclusive events for Samsung GALAXY Life users. Part of the Samsung GALAXY ecosystem, users will receive exclusive privileges optimised especially for their devices on a regular basis. Such initiative from Samsung Malaysia Electronics is one of the value-added service platforms to thank all loyal customers for their continued support. 

Exclusive to Samsung GALAXY Life users, the Samsung GALAXY Life application can be downloaded for free on all Samsung smartphones and tablets. Download the app today and stay tuned for regular updates to enjoy exciting deals and rebates! 

For more details on Samsung GALAXY Life rewards, check out the free application on Samsung’s Galaxy App and Google Play Store or visit for the latest updates. 

*Terms and conditions apply.

Huntkey Industrial Adapter Shines at ISC West 2016

By: Low Chern Lin

Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global leading provider of power solutions, attended ISC West 2016 at Sands Expo, Las Vegas, from April. 6 – 8.

ISC WEST is the largest trade show in security industry in the USA. During the exhibition, Huntkey presented its latest industrial products and solutions, including the IPC series, the Industrial adapter with VI Energy Efficiency, and more. Huntkey also revealed the HS series and HDZ series, both of which are designed to work in ambient temperature between -20 to 60 degrees Celsius. Visitors to the booth were fascinated by Huntkey’s high efficiency products and customized solutions.

As one of the global leading providers of power solutions, Huntkey provides industrial chargers from 12W up to 360W output for charging industrial equipment such as ATM machines, LED screens, multimedia and other industrial products.

Through the exhibition, Huntkey’s industrial product has earned significant credibility and the brand awareness of Huntkey has been increased. The cost-effectiveness and high quality of Huntkey’s industrial products offer a whole new option for consumers in the security industry.

April 27, 2016

Avoiding Server Downtime, and Reducing Costs, with an Experienced Manufacturer

By: Low Chern Lin

Enterprises are losing an average of $2,500 to $5,600 per minute when their data centers and networks go down, according to recent research reports, from Gartner and Veeam – and the high cost of hardware failures is rising, as the world's insatiable demand for data forces companies to pack more storage, computing power and network bandwidth into their full server racks. 

The first step in minimizing expensive downtime is choosing a server chassis from an experienced manufacturer. Well-designed rackmount servers are much less likely to suffer component failure, of course. But more importantly – with every minute of downtime potentially costing thousands – a well-designed server is much easier to keep online during an incident. Chenbro, a rackmount server designer and manufacturer with more than 33 years of server and PC chassis experience, has learned to avoid the pitfalls that less-experienced and less-conscientious vendors fall into.

Chenbro’s RM43348, RM43260, and RM43160

Performance, flexibility, and reliability 
Chenbro’s RM43260, RM43348, and RM43160 rackmount chassis provide state-of-the-art features that ensure optimum performance in server storage applications, with multiple redundancy for ultimate data protection. SAS3 at 12 Gb/s offers ample capacity for today’s fastest drives – as well as tomorrow’s. SAS Expanders fully utilize the controllers’ throughput and reduce external cabling. DataBolt gets the most from 12Gb/s SAS, allowing it to run at maximum speed, even with slower drives. T-10 zoning offers greater efficiency, flexibility and security. Full LED status indicators and Enclosure Management allow you to monitor the system and respond to potential problems before a crisis can develop.

These Chenbro systems offer a variety of options to suit different needs, including a choice of space-saving ATX or more expandable EATX motherboards, either 48 drive bays (RM43348) or 60 drive bays (RM43260 and RM43160), optional external drive bays, and chassis depths from 818mm to 916mm to suit most cabinet sizes. Other options include internal or backplane-mounted expander controllers to suit various maintenance access scenarios. The RM43260 is certified by Microsoft for Windows Server 2012 x64 and 2012 R2 x64. 

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Chenbro’s balanced design
Today’s managers are demanding high-density servers, aiming to provide the highest capacity in a limited space. At the same time there is constant pressure to cut costs. This inevitably brings special challenges for rackmount systems – thermal control, power consumption, vibration, ease-of-access, and structural integrity. It's here that an experienced manufacturer counts. A key fact to remember is that upgrading to a higher-performance server is pointless if downtime cancels out all the gains it achieves.

So Chenbro chassis design focuses on reliability just as much as performance, with a host of features designed to minimize component failures and ensure rapid and seamless recovery when incidents do occur. These features include modular design, tool-less installation, smart thermal design and vibration control.

Fast, tool-less access
Tool-less hard drive trays, top covers, and motherboard trays allow engineers to install hot-swappable drives and other components in seconds, providing rapid system setup and zero-downtime incident recovery.

Fans and power: smart, redundant, hot-swappable
The redundant, hot-swappable, fan modules enable high performance cooling with a vibration isolation mechanism to protect drives and reduce noise. Even mild fan vibration can severely impact hard drive performance, cutting transfer rates in half, and shortening drive lifespan. The fan controllers’ hysteresis algorithm ensures smooth speed transitions and even temperatures. Built-in dual redundant power supply units with auto power-on ensure minimal interruption in the event of a server power supply failure.

Free from sag and bow issues
Chenbro does not skimp on materials, and designs with intelligence, so you can be sure your Chenbro chassis will not suffer sagging or bowing. This ensures hot-swappable components can be exchanged smoothly and rapidly during a crisis – complemented by the standard tool-less features, removable side handles, and optional cable management on slide rails. Competing products are prone to jamming and mechanical failure, due to unwanted twisting or flexing of the chassis.

BIOSTAR Brings Naval Warfare to the Next Level for World of Warships

By: Low Chern Lin

BIOSTAR in cooperation with Wargaming proudly announces the superb gaming combination for World of Warship. Engage in historical, naval combat in this highly-anticipated free-to-play title and dominate the seas. World of Warships puts you in command of the most iconic warships in history as you take on other players in this exciting combat game. 

Transcend Announces 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive for Ultra-thin Applications to Malaysian Market

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the availability of 1 Terabyte M.2 Solid State Drive coming with 2280 form factor for ultra-thin computing devices, such as Ultrabook, tablet computers and laptops. Transcend’s MTS800 M.2 SSD is equipped with high-quality MLC NAND flash to maintain its excellent stability, and is exclusively built with protective technologies, such as Global Wear-levelling, Advanced Garbage Collection, and Device Sleep mode.

Spacious Capacity and Super Speed
By utilizing next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, Transcend’s MTS800 is capable of delivering sequential read/write performance of up to 560MB/s and 460MB/s respectively. The newly released spacious 1TB supplies the MTS800’s capacity to its full scale ranging from 32GB to 1TB, which is determined to satisfy the needs of various market fields and individual consumer with personal budget plans.

Protective Technology Leads to High-Performance
Transcend’s MTS800 features multiple built-in technologies for optimum protection, including Error Correction Code (ECC) that helps detect and correct potential transfer errors, Device Sleep mode to reduce power consumption and shorten the response time upon wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate, and the S.M.A.R.T. function to efficiently monitor SSD health conditions. More standard mechanisms include Intelligent Block Management and Wear-levelling algorithm to protect data integrity and prolong SSD lifespan.

Intel Smart Response Technology (ISRT) Supported
Transcend’s MTS series supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) in which an SSD is used as a cache between the hard disk drive and the computer system to memorize the applications and files that are most frequently accessed. This allows the hard disk more storage capacity to process and store other programs and files so as to improve the overall efficiency.

Apart from MTS800 available in 32GB~1TB capacities, two other Transcend’s MTS400 and MTS600 M.2 SSD models are also available in 32GB~512GB. All the MTS series are backed by Transcend's Three-year Limited Warranty.

Transcend Announces SSD370S Solid-state drive in Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcendcid:image003.png@01D19FE1.A61CFA70), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the availability of its high-performance solid-state drive for enthusiasts and professionals intended for games and other high-speed storage applications as well faster storage for notebooks. The Transcend SSD370S 2.5” solid-state drive feature high-quality synchronous MLC NAND flash for superior stability complimented by Transcend’s protective technologies for an extended lifespan.

The Transcend SSD370S is rated at up to 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write giving graphic designers and multimedia professionals a more responsive experience from their system while giving gamers faster loading times. With sizes ranging from 32GB all the way to 1TB, Transcend offers a capacity fit for your needs.

The Transcend SSD370S features multiple built-in technologies for maximum reliability including Error Correction Code (ECC) to help detect and correct potential transfer errors, Device Sleep (DevSleep) mode to reduce power consumption and shorten the response time upon wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate, and the S.M.A.R.T. function to efficiently monitor SSD health conditions. More standard mechanisms include Intelligent Block Management and Wear-levelling algorithm to protect data integrity and prolong SSD lifespan.

Monitor and maintain your Transcend SSD and keep it running in top condition with the advanced SSD Scope software application available for free download so you can check on your SSD730S’ status anytime. SSD Scope allows you to check and get informed how your SSD730S solid-state drive is doing by providing health status information via S.M.A.R.T. technology, enable TRIM command to maintain optimal write speeds and update the SSD firmware via a single click. All of these are presented in a user-friendly tool for ease of use.

The Transcend SSD370S is a quick and easy way to improve productivity in both your desktop and notebook. At only 6.8mm and weighing at 63g, it fits most modern notebook and replaces the heavier traditional hard drive providing faster application loading times and start-up speeds as well as dropping power consumption to help improve battery life. A 3.5mm bracket is included for desktop upgraders with the easy cloning tool making migration easy via SSD Scope. No need to reinstall.

The Transcend SSD370S comes available in the following capacity and price:
  • 32GB - 179 MYR
  • 64GB - 219 MYR
  • 128GB - 269 MYR
  • 256GB - 419 MYR
  • 512GB - 749 MYR
  • 1TB - 1499 MYR
*The price above is inclusive of GST

April 24, 2016

Unboxing and Overview: Huntkey GS500 Power Supply

By: Low Chern Lin

Without power, our rigs might as well be just another piece of decor, and not just so that we could power it either. A good power supply is essential to any build in our opinion and Huntkey is kind enough to provide us the GS500, a budget friendly 80+ rated power supply 'for gamer' (it said so on the box), one of the three from Huntkey's lineup of their GS series PSU. Let's get into unboxing it now.

April 23, 2016

ViewSonic Introduces VX57 Series Gaming Monitors with Fast Input Response and Ultra-Fast Response Times

By: Low Chern Lin

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, continues its ultra-fast gaming monitor VG2401mh-2 legacy by introducing its VX57 series with fast input response and ultra-fast response times. The VX57 series offers low input lag, utilizing a monitor process reducer, which decreases signal latency. It delivers the fastest display signal from the graphics card to the display, giving users an edge against the competition. ViewSonic’s exclusive ClearMotiv II imaging technology delivers ultra-fast 1 millisecond liquid crystal response times, in order to create smooth images without streaking, blurring or ghosting. 

ViewSonic VX57 series monitors come in 3 screen sizes of 22, 24 and 27 inches. The 22-inch VX2257-mhd, 24-inch VX2457-mhd, and 27-inch VX2757-mhd Full HD monitors deliver ultra-fast 1ms response times and a low input lag mode for a smooth screen performance that is free from blurring or ghosting. Equipped with VESA Adaptive-Sync technology and AMD FreeSync™ technology, the variable refresh rate capabilities of these monitors virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid game play during fast-paced action scenes. An ultra-fast 1ms response time and low input lag mode also provide smooth screen rendering, free from blurring or ghosting. For a game winning competitive edge, a Game Mode hot key optimizes gameplay for FPS, RTS and MOBA game types. On top of that, a black stabilization function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while enabling the monitor to maintain brilliantly rich colors and contrast for total immersion. Flexible connectivity options such as DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA allow you to effortlessly connect the monitor to your PC; perfect for users with dedicated graphics cards or gaming consoles. The VX57-mhd features all the perks needed to dominate your gaming and entertainment quests. This monitor is equipped with AMD FreeSync™ technology which seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay. The fully adjustable stand offers 28 degrees of tilt (5 forward, 23 backward) to maximize comfort and productivity.

Suitable for all HD content, the VX57 Series features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. With an Advanced Dynamic Contrast Ratio, the contrast can be extended to an incredible 80,000,000:1. The versatile connectivity, including DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs, provide the freedom and flexibility to connect to a dedicated graphics card and gaming console. Designed with dual integrated speakers, this monitor combines incredible screen performance with stereo sound for an immersive multimedia experience. For eye care benefits, the VX57 series is equipped with ViewSonic's latest Flicker-free and Blue Light Filter eye-care technologies. Flicker-Free technology completely eliminates screen flickering by integrating DC-modulation LED backlights. The benefit of this technology is to reduce discomfort and eye fatigue, preventing the occurrence of CVS. ViewSonic’s Blue Light Filter technology can be adjusted to different viewing scenarios, lowering the amount of blue light output to a maximum of 87% and protecting viewers from the possible side effects of blue light without compromising the color performance. With Flicker-Free technology and a Blue Light Filter, this monitor helps to eliminate eyestrain that comes with extended viewing periods – meaning you can outlast and out-game your opponents just as their eyes begin fail them. This experience is further enhanced by the addition of optimized Game Mode settings for FPS, RTS and MOBA game genres and the option to create your own customized pre-sets. ViewSonic’s unique ViewMode feature offers “Game,” “Movie,” “Web,” “Text,” and “Mono” presets. These presets enhance gamma curve, color temperature, contrast, and brightness to deliver an optimal viewing experience for different screen applications.

“ViewSonic is known as an industry leader for providing some of the highest quality and feature-rich professional monitors, it is simply a natural extension that ViewSonic would provide the best professional-level monitors for gamers,” said David Chen , Business Line Manager of ViewSonic Asia Pacific. “With ultra-fast response time and eye-care technology, ViewSonic’s VX57 series is specially engineered to meet the demanding needs of gamers and is loaded with the premium features needed to dominate and defeat any and all opponents.”

For more information about ViewSonic products, please visit

April 22, 2016

Biostar Announces Hi-Fi B150S5 Motherboard - Specially Designed For Gaming and Multimedia Enthusiasts

By: Low Chern Lin

BIOSTAR proudly introduces its latest Hi-Fi series motherboard intended for gaming and multimedia enthusiasts. With a balance of features and performance, the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B150S5 offers those looking for a foundation for their next movie and gaming system to get the most of out their experience.

With support for the latest 6th-gen Intel Core processors and support for PCI-e 3.0 devices, experience gaming like only BIOSTAR Hi-Fi can give with a full-immersive audio and visual experience powered by the latest processors and DDR4 memory up to a maximum of 32GB. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B150S5 highlights further its performance capabilities with options for utilizing high-speed storage via an onboard M.2 slot.  With BIOSTAR Hi-Fi technology, immerse yourself in a truly unique visual and audio experience with BIOSTAR’s premium audio solution, which provides clean and crisp sounds perfect for listening to music and in-game audio as well as watching movies.

The Hi-Fi Zone Design
BIOSTAR’s innovation on its Hi-Fi design takes audio to another level with exclusive hardware and software design including ground-isolation circuit design and a fully independent audio power delivery system as well as a built-in amplifier. All these additions give users the best audio quality and performance. On the software side, BIOSTAR bundles the Multi-Channel Calibration application which is normally found in high-end sound systems but is offered completely free with your BIOSTAR Hi-Fi motherboard. This feature allows you to detect your location and adjust the volume level of every speaker to create a balanced audio environment aided by the built-in audio amplifier for powerful sound compared to other motherboards.

A combination of exclusive hardware & software design including "ground-isolation circuit design","an independent audio power", and "a built-on-board amplifier", with all these hardware features gives you the best audio quality and performance. As for software, we offer you a free bundle utility "Multi-Channel Calibration" which normally you'll find in high level sound systems; this feature allows you to auto detect your location; with a user friendly interface, you can easily adjust the volume of every speakers to make a well balanced surround sound. And of course, the built-on-board amplifier always gives you a super powerful sound comparing to other motherboards.

Blu-ray Audio
Upgrade your system’s audio performance by using BIOSTAR motherboards. With support for Blu-ray audio DRM, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi motherboard have higher audio output of 24 bit/192Khz. A true high-level experience with pure Blu-ray audio.

For online game lovers, The Hi-Fi B150S5 supports DirectX 12 which introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX. Direct3D is one of the most critical pieces of a game or game engine, and we've redesigned it to be faster and more efficient than ever before. Direct3D 12 enables richer scenes, more objects, and full utilization of modern GPU hardware.

With PCI-E 3.0 technology, there is 2 times the bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 and allows for up to 1GB/s of bandwidth per lane per direction.  USB3.0 is also available allowing 10x faster transfers than USB2.0 but retains backwards compatibility for these devices.

Super LAN Surge Protection
BIOSTAR adds another layer of protection to your motherboard by providing a more advanced LAN port with anti-static protection via an integrated chip to improve electrical stability and prevent damage via lighting strikes and power surges. SLSP (Super LAN Surge Protection) series motherboard improves the standard of system protection up to 4x that of other boards.

Best Online Gaming Experience
There is also BIOSTAR’s SmartSpeedLAN included which is a free software application that monitors and manages your PC's network behavior. With user-friendly GUI, it allows you to select and prioritize different types of network traffic, including gaming, media streaming, communications or web surfing. You can also set any specific applications, choosing to prioritize or block accordingly. SmartSpeedLAN can feature automatic management options that use adaptive networking intelligence to ensure that you are getting the best online gaming experience over other gamers.

Power up Your Smart Phones and Tablets
The board features the latest BIOSTAR technologies such as Charger Booster II which will power up your smart phones and tablets quickly. There is also BIOS Flasher and BIOS Online Update for easy updating and restoration of the BIOS, as well as BIO-Remote2 for remote control of the system via Android and Apple devices. Also included is BIO-Remote2 Technology which gives users a better Home Theater environment. Users who own either Android or Apple mobile devices are able to access and control the PC remotely. Your smart device can become an intelligent and functional remote control. Moreover, BIO-Remote2 also includes both the function of mouse pad and power point presentation modes.

100% Solid Caps
With armor-plated BIOSTAR Technology, all capacitors are placed with 100% solid capacitors that have a lasting life cycle, durability and stability for crucial components.

Protection+ Baked Into The Board
USB Overcurrent Protection is an onboard dedicated power fuse to help prevent electrical USB port failure. This ESD protection (Electrostatic Discharge), prevents the USB Port from providing overcurrent. In addition, throughout strategic places on the board there are OVER-Current Protection, OVER-Voltage Protection, and OVER-Heat Protection safeguards. These are special circuit designs to detect heat and overvoltage conditions to prevent voltage surges from spreading in real time.

DIY+ with UEFI BIOS Technology
Many people love to do it yourself when building PCs and BIOSTAR fully supports the user in many innovative ways such as with BIOS features. UEFI BIOS is a modern and easy-to-use graphical user interface. The UEFI BIOS comes with a colorful easy-understand icons leading users directly into the setup layer. BIO-Remote 2 gives users a better Home Theater environment. Users who own either Android or Apple products are able to access and control the PC remotely. This allows a smart device to become an intelligent and functional remote controller. In addition, the BIO-Remote2 feature also includes both the function of a mouse pad and a power point presentation controller.

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April 21, 2016

The Light Saber on Motherboard BLADE FIRE DDR4 3200MHz 32GB Powerful Weaponry in PC Star-War

By: Low Chern Lin

Apacer is pleased to announce its groundbreaking achievement in DDR history, BLADE FIRE DDR4 with heartbeat LED, perfectly for gaming, overclocking, and M.O.D enthusiasts. It is astonishing to see speed at 3200MHz with LED pulsing at 44 beats per minute yet it is still consuming low voltage at 1.35V. It is compatible with Intel® Z170 platforms, providing unprecedented performance and energy-saving efficiency. Backed by the world’s best technology in industrial memory module and storage, BLADE FIRE DDR4 makes users on fire in the gaming/ overclocking star-war.

Respectable capacity of 32GB, frequency up to 3200MHz 
High stability & compatibility
The world-class BLADE FIRE DDR4 is an advanced generation of Blade DDR4 which was published in Feb 2015, featured a sensational armory design on heat spreader as well as LED lights heartbeat effect. The meticulously screened ICs allow the optimized stability and compatibility while playing in the heavy workload games. BLADE FIRE is available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities in dual-module package and comes equipped with total capacity of 32GB(16GB*2). The fastest memory kit available is clocked at 3200MHz, and BLADE FIRE kits are ranged in four different clock speeds from 2400MHz 1.2V to 3200MHz 1.35V with 16-16-18-38. The XMP 2.0 support for simple overclocking setup delivers instant top-level performance for motherboards with Intel’s 100 Series. Not only low latency for outstanding DDR4 performance but also lower power consumption with less heat and higher reliability provides users the fastest speeds and the highest stability when it comes to gaming and overclocking.

LED heartbeat, Light saber on fire
Aggressive Look with stylish, asymmetrical armory design
The heartbeat LED on top edge of the module undoubtedly brings out the spirit of BLADE FIRE, to win and shine powerfully on battlefield as every beat embodies the enhancing HP(health point). The four modules altogether on motherboard show various LED light patterns, just like a battling saber on fire in the battleground. The design truly adds some serious bling which offers the users gimmicks to show off while meeting their needs with respect to exceptional functionality.

When speaking of the design of BLADE FIRE, the black heat spreader is made from quality aluminum material with matte finish. The metallic silver saber in the middle shows an aggressive look of a gaming memory module. On top edge the serration part of a saber as well as shank at the rear displays an asymmetrical design which presenting an extreme aesthetics.

With distinguished speed and stability as well as a stylish design of LED light saber on motherboard, BLADE FIRE allows users to experience the most enjoyable and exciting game play ever. If you're looking for the fastest and coolest memory module available, BLADE FIRE is the one and only you have to look at. Feel the supremacy and prominence of Apacer BLADE FIRE!

For more information, please visit Apacer Malaysia Facebook

April 18, 2016

Reveal your inner rockstar with honor and Redbox Malaysia

By: John Diew

Let’s face it, majority of Malaysians love to karaoke – we sure do! Whether they have an at-home set or they head over to the nearest karaoke outlet, we simply adore singing along to our favourite songs with friends and family.

April 16, 2016

Logitech to Acquire Jaybird, Expanding into the Fast-Growing Wireless Audio Wearables Market

By: John Diew

NEWARK, Calif. and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr. 15, 2016 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Jaybird LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, for approximately $50 million in cash, with an additional earn-out of up to $45 million based on achievement of growth targets over the next two years. Jaybird is a leader in wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, a category the company created in 2008.

April 15, 2016

Cooler Master Announces Breakthrough in Cooling Technology with the Launch of the MasterAir Maker 8

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the MasterAir Maker 8. The air cooler is a seriously sizeable unit with 3D Vapor Chamber technology, designed for gamers and overclockers who demand ultra-low temperatures, aggressive LED lighting, and total control over their hardware. The outlook can be customized with two bundled top cover designs and even adjust the fan size, model or position. 

“The 3DVC is a design that merges the horizontal vapor chamber with heatpipes for better performance compared to conventional copper base models,” said Richard Chen, Thermal Product Manager. “We think our top covers and intuitive bracket design are pretty cool and bring an added aesthetic and functionality but we know the community also has some awesome ideas, and we want to explore that avenue with 3D printing options.”

3D Vapor Chamber – A Breakthrough in Cooling Technology
After countless trials and rigorous testing, Cooler Master has seamlessly combined Horizontal Vapor Chambers with native heatpipes. Cooler Master replaced the traditional copper base that transfers heat away from the CPU with a coolant filled Vapor Chamber (VC). When these VCs are heated, the coolant transforms from liquid to gas and back again to protect the CPU from overheating. A total of eight heatpipes (four pipes seamlessly merged with the base) conduct heat away from the horizontal base while an ultra-large heatsink helps further dissipate the heat. 

Vapor Chambers are designed for vastly improved thermal performance over traditional solid metal heat spreaders found in traditional CPU coolers. VC technology enables higher CPUs with a higher Thermal Design Power (TDP) or in an overclocked state to be efficiently and effectively cooled to safe operating temperatures, extending component and product life. Learn more about Vapor Chamber technology here

Designed for Gaming and Overclocking
Long hours of gaming or overclocking require an air cooler that can handle the CPU’s Thermal Design Power (TDP), and meet the increase in power consumption. The MasterAir Maker 8, with a TDP capacity of 250W, helps protect systems from becoming unstable or shutting down during intensive gaming and overclocking sessions. Two high-quality Silencio FP fans then propel heat away from the unit. The combination of all these elements makes the MasterAir Maker 8 the standout choice for top-tier system owners everywhere.

Quiet and Reliable Fans with Intuitive Bracket Design
The Silencio FP fans include Cooler Master’s exclusive Silent Driver IC technology. The output of the two fans combined register a surprisingly low 8-24 dBa, making the MasterAir Maker 8 one of the quietest choices when it comes to high-pressure cooling. The self-lubricating and dustproof design also keeps the blades operating smoothly, ensuring a new system will likely be long obsolete by the time these fans expire. The MasterAir Maker 8 also supports both 140mm and 120mm fans that can quickly and easily be adjusted, removed and replaced thanks to a special fan bracket design. 

Customize to Your Heart’s Desire with Replaceable Top Covers and 3D Printing
Design a clean, professional-looking workstation or have bright red LED lights that accent gaming rigs and match color schemes. Choose your style with interchangeable top covers (included), opting for a translucent plate that showcases the red LED lights, an aluminum plate for a clean and stylish finish or coverless for an aggressive metallic grill. Cooler Master is set to release the dimensions and schematics of the top cover and fan bracket for makers to creatively design 3D prints or images on the top cover. Print to your heart’s desire and make the MasterAir Maker 8 truly yours.

Pricing & Availability:
The MasterAir Maker 8 is now available locally for a suggested retail price of RM 599.

April 14, 2016

ASUS Announces Support for Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS today announced support for the upcoming Intel® Core™ i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon™ processors, with UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for all ASUS X99 Series motherboards.

With a choice of easy-to-use ways to update the UEFI BIOS supported by comprehensive and detailed online tutorials, owners of ASUS X99 series motherboards can benefit immediately from quick, safe and smooth upgrades without any worries — allowing them to unleash the great performance of the latest high-performance Intel Core i7 X-Series processors in just a few simple steps.

Easy BIOS updates with ASUS USB BIOS Flashback and EZ Flash 2
ASUS X99 Series motherboards include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, which enables users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with incredible ease. This innovative tool downloads the latest BIOS to a USB flash drive, enabling users to update the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS quickly and easily. The motherboard does not even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place: users can simply connect the power supply, plug in their USB drive, press the USB BIOS Flashback or ROG Connect button and then sit back and wait — there’s nothing else to do.

Alternatively, users can apply the necessary UEFI BIOS update with the easy-to-use EZ Flash 2 utility — which is built into the UEFI BIOS — using a flash disk.

Users keen to take advantage of the power of Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors can visit the ASUS website ( and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. A list of compatible X99 Series motherboards is included below, and is also available online at

ASUS BIOS updates are available immediately worldwide. 

April 13, 2016

Robustness brought to a new level with the honor 5X

By: John Diew

Khaleej Times, one of the longest running newspaper in the UAE, recently took the challenge of testing out the durability and robustness of the honor 5X to its maximum limit. From burning the screen, to the ultimate scratch test – the honor 5X was subjected to intense and distressing trials to see how it can survive the rigors of harsh daily use.

Check out the videos here and see if the honor 5X comes out unscathed:

Unboxing & Review: Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn

By: John Diew

Since Logitech got into the gaming peripherals market, their keyboard has always been using rubber domes except for the G710+ that was released in 2013 being their very first mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches.

Logitech had gone quiet for a year and came back with the G910 Orion Spark. The G910 is one very special product Logitech has ever launched because it embodies Logitech's very own Romer-G mechanical key switches which, instead of following the competitors, Logitech's R&D department came up with their version of mechanical key switches.

Today what we have in our labs is the second keyboard that houses the Romer-G key switches - the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn. Let's have a look what Logitech has to offer in the slimmed down G910 package.

Retails for RM499.00.

April 12, 2016

Live News of Huntkey at Global Sources Electronics 2016

By: Low Chern Lin

Global Sources Electronics, the world's largest electronics sourcing show, started on April 11 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. It attracts volume buyers from more than 100 countries. Huntkey, a leading global power solution provider, has brought its latest products as well as its “safe and convenient electronics mentality”. The booth number of Huntkey is 8A02.

Huntkey Booth at 8A02

Huntkey SCA607, the USB charging station, which became an instant hit at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, will also be exhibited at Global Sources Electronics. The charging station’s four USB ports charge a wide range of mobile devices from smartphones to tablets to media players. And with 8 Amps of shared power, the ports charge more quickly than traditional USB ports. There are also two built-in Android cables on the bottom that can charge two more Android devices. It’s not only a charging station, but also a convenient holder. Devices can be put on the cradle ledge when you watch movies or video chat with your friends to leave your hands free. And, the replaceable AC power cord makes it usable in many countries.

Huntkey SCA607 Charging Station

Huntkey also delivers a lot of quality safe power strips, including American standard SMD series power strips, Australian standard SAC series power strips, German standard SGA series power strips, and SZN series universal power strips, etc. Many models in these power strips are equipped with child protection, surge protection and USB charging ports, providing the best possible experience and ultimate safety for electricity users.

Huntkey SMD Series of Power Strip

Huntkey SGA Series of Power Strip

In addition, Huntkey is also exhibiting its PC power supplies, notebook adapters, industrial power supplies, and industrial adapters.

Huntkey PC Power Supply

Huntkey Industrial Power Supply, Industrial Adapter and Notebook Adapter

Please visit Huntkey’s booth for more information.

Date: April 11-14, 2016
Booth Number: 8A02
Location: AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong

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By: Neo Vilson Wong

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April 11, 2016

Logitech Breaks Company Record with Nine Red Dot 2016 Product Design Awards

By: John Diew

Logitech takes home its highest number of Red Dot Awards in a single year
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. — April 11, 2016 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that it has been honored with nine Red Dot Awards for excellence in design across multiple product categories, setting a new record number of wins for the company in a single Red Dot Awards competition. This also marks the fourth consecutive year that Logitech products have been recognized in the Red Dot Award: Product Design competition, with three more wins than 2015.