Streaming Games On Facebook Live - NVIDIA ShadowPlay or OBS Studio?

Streaming games on Facebook Live is a faster way to reach your audience, but which one is better?

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Review - The 15-Incher On Budget

Check out on this review article to learn more about ther ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)!

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Review - It's finally here!

Why pay more for Intel i5 when the Ryzen 5 can give you more?

April 30, 2017

Transcend ESD220C USB 3.1 Portable SSD Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Portable SSD might be a gadget for the niche market at the moment, but as SSD becomes more affordable, there's a big chance that more and more users will start to adopt portable SSD over the traditional USB flash drives or portable hard drives in the near future.

Transcend are among the SSD manufacturers that has been offering portable SSD for users with demand for speed that has been pushing hard on their portable SSD for the past few months. We managed to get our hands on the Trascend ESD220C this time, special thanks to Transcend.

(The Transcend ESD220C 120GB is retailed at RM360)

April 28, 2017

NVIDIA Rumored To Tackle AMD Radeon RX 550 With Its New Entry-Level GeForce GT1030 This Coming May 8th

By: Low Chern Lin

Despite the claims of not planning to release anything below the GTX 1050 mark, a recent rumor suggests that NVIDIA is allegedly preparing its entry level GeForce GT 1030 which ships with a GP108 GPU to tackle the recently announced Radeon RX 550 graphics card by AMD that is aiming for the entry level market as the replacement for Intel's iGPU, the Intel HD and Iris Graphics.

Apacer Introduces AH13A and AH15A 'Snap Hook' USB Flash Drives With Patented Metal Hook Design

By: Low Chern Lin

Introducing the brand new AH13A/AH15A “Snap Hook” USB flash drives, Apacer features a patented metal hook that can be conveniently operated with just one hand. The extended length of the body is designed for easy handling, and the metallic casing provides protection to the exterior. Built with waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof features, your data will be protected against various accidents in the common environment. In addition to its robust protection, the maximum capacity of AH15A can reach up to 128GB, realizing portable large storage.

Apacer Announces The ASMini Pocket-Sized Portable SSD

By: Low Chern Lin

In a world where the meaning of big is constantly redefined by small, ASMini, the latest pocket-sized invention from digital storage leader Apacer, is certainly one step ahead. Featuring an admirable sustained read/write speed of 450MB/s and 400MB/s, this name card sized SSD offers a respectable capacity of 240GB(MAX) in storage. Engineered to resist shock and impact, your data will not only be safely guarded, but they can also be accessed when on a go without concerns over damage.

April 27, 2017

Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Gamdias is known for its ancient Greek mythology themed gaming peripherals that is named after the Gods and Goddess. We've gotten our hands on quite a number of its gaming peripherals, and Hermes mechanical gaming keyboard is among the very decent gaming keyboards that we've tried despite being their first attempt.

We managed to get our hands on the Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB for our review here this time, courtesy of Gamdias. Unlike the Hermes we've reviewed back then, the Hermes P1 RGB is as what its name suggests, equipped RGB lighting features and Gamdias certified mechanical switches that is not really familiar to us like the commonly seen Kailh, Gateron, Outemu, Cherry MX. With that aside, let's move on with the review to see what other features that we can expect from the Hermes P1 RGB.

(The Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB is retailed at RM429.00) 

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 priced at RM 2,499; Available from 29 April

By: John Diew

After the teasing post on Xiaomi Malaysia's official Facebook page, today we have finally get the confirmation on the pricing for the much-awaited Mi Note 2. The dual-curved Xiaomi phablet will be available starting 29th April with the price tag of RM 2,499.

ZTE Blade V8 Launched in Malaysia; Dual Camera at RM 999

By: John Diew

ZTE Malaysia today launches its latest Blade series smartphone - the ZTE Blade V8, empowering users with dual camera function without breaking the bank.

Logitech G413 Mechanical Keyboard Launched

By: John Diew

Logitech G413

As a subsidiary brand that dedicated to provide highest quality gaming peripherals to the gamers, Logitech G has announced the launch of an addition to its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

April 26, 2017

Huawei P10 Lite Review: The Glass Sandwich

By: John Diew

The Huawei P10 Lite has been introduced as the inexpensive alternative alongside with its flagship brothers. While it costs only half of the P10, that doesn't mean that the phone only perform half as good as its more expensive counterpart. Read on to find out if this phone has what it takes to be a proper mid-ranger.

Transcend Introduces Its Blazing-Fast Portable SSD ESD220C and ESD400 To Improve Work Efficiency

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is pleased to introduce its next generation portable storage device for the business professionals - the pocket-sized portable SSD, ESD220C and ESD400.Aimed at business professionals, the ultra-compact design makes Transcend ESD220C and ESD400 incredibly easy to take your data anywhere and provides high-speed performance on the go.

April 25, 2017

Dazzling Blue & Greenery Huawei P10 to be available on May 5

By: John Diew

Pantone Huawei P10

After we posted our first hands-on photos for the Dazzling Blue Huawei P10, many readers have been asking us when will Huawei Malaysia bring in the Pantone coloured Huawei P10s. Now, mark your calendars as we have officially received the confirmation that the Greenery and Dazzling Blue colour option will be available in Malaysia starting May 5.

April 20, 2017

AMD officially Launches Its Ryzen 5 CPUs and Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards In Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin

After the long way, a really long wait, AMD has finally got back on its feet with its Ryzen CPU, the too good to be true CPU that the enthusiasts has been waiting for. Although the gaming performance isn't quite on par yet with its competitor due to the lack of optimization, the Ryzen 7 has never stop impressing enthusiasts who wants the bang for the buck CPU for their system.

AMD has officially launches its Ryzen 5 CPU in Malaysia, with starting price of as low as RM819 for its 4 core 8 thread Ryzen 5 1400X CPU. Aimed to shake up the PC DIY market with 'overpriced CPU' with its latest powerful yet surprisingly affordable, the latest Ryzen 5 from AMD might just be the right one for you if the Ryzen 7 is somewhat overkill for your current needs.

Huawei 2017 Labour Day Promotion

By: John Diew

Huawei Labour Day Promotion

Huawei Malaysia will be celebrating the upcoming Labour day by offering awesome gifts for every purchase of selected Huawei smart devices. Perfect time to reward yourself or even your hardworking staffs (shout out to awesome bosses out there).

April 19, 2017

NVIDIA Announced Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel Contest, Prizes Includes Custom Modded PC and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

By: Low Chern Lin

NVIDIA announced an in-game photography competition that allows players of Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC to put their artistry to the test by creating and sharing their best photos using NVIDIA Ansel, a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. The Shot With GeForce GTX Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel contest starts today and runs through May 14, 2017. 

SAPPHIRE debuts NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition for demanding gamers

By: Low Chern Lin

SAPPHIRE Technology has bolstered the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series lineup with the new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card. With a cherry-picked Polaris GPU made in an enhanced FinFET 14 nm process, extra LED fans for swap and unique shroud, it’s the best performing and the best-looking SAPPHIRE NITRO+ card to date. Along with the limited-quantity, ultra-overclocked model, SAPPHIRE also introduces new SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards.

April 17, 2017

EMUI 5.0 to Reach More Huawei Devices

By: John Diew

Huawei has officially announced that they are bringing their completely revamped EMUI 5.0 to more devices. The new version of the Emotion UI brings a brand new user interface that promises better usability and increases productivity. The makeover embodies a minimalistic design concept that guarantees quicker feature access and smoother smartphone experience.

April 15, 2017

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-4333MHz 16GB Memory Kit, Capable of DDR4-4500MHz Speed

By: Low Chern Lin

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is delighted to announce a new extreme speed memory kit running at DDR4-4333MHz at 16GB (8GBx2) capacity. And continuing with the pursuit of extreme memory speeds on the latest hardware, G.SKILL has reached an extreme DDR4-4500MHz speed on the Intel Z270 platform, achieving a stunning bandwidth write speed of 65GB per second in dual channel mode.

Cooler Master Launches the MasterCase Pro 6 In Malaysia at RM699

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the launch of a new model in its modular MasterCase line. TheMasterCase Pro 6 is the discreetly designed mid-tower cousin of the award-winning MasterCasePro 5 case, and it comes with the same FreeForm™ Modular System that allows multiple exterior and interior layouts.

Cooler Master Launches the MasterCase Maker 5t In Malaysia at RM 999

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the launch of the MasterCase Maker 5t. The MasterCase Maker 5t advances beyond the concept of a standard build by offering the option to completely swap and readjust the case’s form and functionality.

Celebrate Easter with Razer Arena and Stand A Chance To Win a Razer Blade Stealth and a Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

By: Low Chern Lin

It's Easter again and Razer is back with its Easter Egg hunt event as usual. The prizes that will be given out in this year's egg hunt will be a Razer Blade Stealth and a Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2. To get a chance to score one of these prizes, simply connect on Razer Arena and join the crowd for a month of gaming, esports live streams, and daily tournaments.

If the eSports scene is totally your thing, don’t forget to support your favorite team in upcoming competitions on Razer Arena Esports Elite and win zSilver to redeem Razer rewards.

Kindly visit Razer Arena in the following link to learn more

April 14, 2017

Buy: Huawei P10/P10 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

By: John Diew

Earlier yesterday, I met a really cool guy at the coffee shop while I was composing my ideas for my upcoming contents. Our conversation soon leads to whether he should be upgrading to the Huawei P10 or the Samsung Galaxy S8. For the obvious reason, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus is now available in Malaysia and this week, Samsung Malaysia also started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which is expected to be available next month. Both China and South Korean giant offer great flagship devices and they fall around the same price range.

We had a brief run through on the phone specifications and upon analysing his usage behaviour and requirements, he now has a better understanding what he needs and wants. Apparently, he is not the first and certainly will not be the last person to face this dilemma. If you, too, are currently facing difficulty in choosing the best phone among the offerings from this two companies, I hope this comparison article will help you to decide which phone that best fits your requirements.

Mind you that we are talking about design and specifications here instead of real life hands-on or usage. I'm will try to break down the specifications and design on each phone and talk about who might prefer which features.

April 13, 2017

AMD Announces Worldwide Relase of Ryzen 5 Desktop Processors - Highest-Performance 6-Core Processor To Date

By: Low Chern Lin

Following the global release of award-winning AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors in March,AMD today launched all four models of its new high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor, introducing disruptive levels of compute performance at a variety of price points.AMD Ryzen 5 processors deliver immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and creators worldwide, with up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel flagship Core i5 model, the 7600K. 

ASUS Aims To Bring Liquid Cooling To The Mass With Liquid Cooling Workshop For ASUS Partners

By: Low Chern Lin

Aimed to bring custom water cooling to the mainstream, ASUS, partnered with Thermaltake, Seagate, Nvidia, GeIL Memory and Mod'n'Go Design has planned, organized and hosted a water cooling workshop for the renown tech giants in Malaysia to get themselves ready for the big boys toys. 

ASUS partners that attended the workshop, All IT Hypermarket Sdn Bhd, C-Zone Sdn Bhd, Viewnet Computer Sdn Bhd, Ideal Tech PC Sdn Bhd, Thunder Match Technology Sdn Bhd, Brightstar Computer Sdn Bhd, Syscom IT Solution, Aone Plus Supply Sdn Bhd, PKU Technology Sdn Bhd and E Tech PC Sdn Bhd, are the familiar names to all of you tech shoppers out there. With these guys getting their hands-on experience with custom water cooling setup, we're looking forward to have easier accessibility to custom water cooling parts and services in the near future.

Irie Ahmad from Mod'n'Go Design and his team are present at the workshop as the mentor, providing the attending dealers with the fundamental knowledge required to assemble a basic custom water cooled PC.  

During the theory session, attending participants are briefed on the common types of coolant, tubes and fittings, how to design a loop for optimal performance and easier maintenance,  as well as the proper tools for cutting and bending PETG tubes.

Attending participants are given the freedom to plan for their loop in the practical session, under the supervision of team Mod'n'Go Design. The workshop is deemed a success, with all participants managed to deliver their own design and was given the certificate of completion as the seal of approval. 

April 11, 2017

Transcend Announces MTE850 3D MLC NAND M.2 SSD, Capable of 2,500 MB/s Read and 1,100 MB/s Write Speed

By: Low Chern Lin

Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to present the MTE850 PCIeNVMe M.2 2280 SSD. This is the first Transcend solidstate drive to utilize the PCI Express Gen 3 x4 interface, and is fully compatible with NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2 specifications. The next-generation PCIeNVMe protocol allows the MTE850 SSD to achieve never-before-seen transfer speeds of 2,500 MB/s (read) and 1,100 MB/s (write). Built with 3D MLC chips and packing up to 512GB into a M.2 form factor, the Transcend MTE850 is perfect for gamers everywhere!

April 08, 2017

Logitech Wins 9 Red Dot 2017 Product Design Award

By: John Diew

For 5 consecutive years, Logitech has once again being recognised by the Red Dot Organisation for their excellence in product design. This year, Logitech received the same record amount of nine awards received last year. On top of that, their K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard received the highly-regarded "Best of the Best" Red Dot Product Design Award in Computer and Information Technology category.

GIGABYTE Unveils Full AORUS Graphics Card Lineup

By: Low Chern Lin

Upon the successful introduction of the AORUS GTX 1080 graphics card in January, GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, is proud to announce the grand launch of its complete premium graphics card lineup. With the latest Pascal gaming flagship GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti leading the way, each new AORUS graphics cards is powerfully built with dominating performance, unrivaled aesthetics, and rock-solid durability to elevate gaming experience to the next level for PC gaming enthusiasts.

NVIDIA TITAN Xp Now Official, Priced at US$ 1,200

By: John Diew

Just when you thought that NVIDIA is gonna take a break after releasing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, no, you're wrong. NVIDIA just officially introduced the most powerful Pascal-powered graphics card - the NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

April 07, 2017

Huawei P10 Plus Available in Malaysia Starting 8th April 2017, Priced RM 3,099

By: John Diew

Huawei mentioned that the Huawei P10 Plus is scheduled to be available on 15th April 2017 during last month's Huawei event. Today we have received the confirmation from Huawei that the P10 Plus will be available for purchase starting 8th April 2017, which is tomorrow!

Huawei P10 Offers Malaysians VoLTE technology

By: John Diew

Last year, DiGi publicised that they will be offering VoLTE to all their customers who uses VoLTE compatible smartphones. It was a great news because it promises quicker connection and better voice quality. Today, Huawei is proud to announce that Malaysians can now enjoy Digi’s voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology with the Huawei’s latest flagship P10 series.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ retails for RM 3299 & RM 3699

By: John Diew

Samsung Malaysia has made the retail price official for their 2017 flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come at the price tag of RM 3299 and RM 3699 respectively. Pre-order starts at 10:00 am, 11th April until 11:59 pm, 13th April. Those who pre-ordered the smartphone will be eligible to receive exclusive goodies worth up to RM 900.

April 06, 2017

1STPLAYER FIREROSE MK3 V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Low Chern Lin

As most of you are aware, mechanical keyboard are more affordable nowadays with the introduction of Cherry MX clone switches i.e Kailh, Gateron, KBT, Outemu, Zealio, etc. Mechanical keyboards with these switches can sometimes be sold under RM100 but of course, you can never expect too much from these low cost alternatives when it comes to build quality.

Still, that doesn't represent the quality of all mechanical keyboards in this category available on the market. 1stplayer is one such manufacturer that provide these affordable mechanical keyboards with a reasonable build quality. 

We'll be looking at one of its latest mechanical keyboard in today's review, a revised version of the Firerose MK3 that features hot-swap mechanical switches, the Firerose MK3 V2.

(The Firerose MK3 V2 is retailed at RM179 at

April 05, 2017

Dell Launches Award-winning Products Powered by 7th Gen Processors in Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin

Dell unveiled a series of world-first innovations in personal computing and gaming at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2017. Powered by the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, these products—designed to deliver the best visual experience with improved gameplay - are now officially available in Malaysia.

Introducing the new XPS 13 2-in-1

Dell XPS has won more product awards than any other brand in Dell’s history. Building on that success, Dell is adding the XPS 13 2-in-1, one of the world’s smallest 13-inch 2-in-1, to the beloved XPS family. Enjoy eye-popping clarity with a gorgeous UltraSharp QHD+ (5.7M pixels) InfinityEdge touch display, which is 2.5 times that of a Full HD display—another first for a 2-in-1. With IPS wide-viewing angles, you can enjoy 170° views on a brilliantly bright, 400-nit screen. 

The XPS 13 2-in-1 also offers a 360-degree hinge for multiple productivity and viewing options using Continuum andup to 15 hours of battery life. The fan-less design keeps it silent and the quick-booting solid state drive has it up and running in seconds. And for business customers, the XPS 13 2-in-1 can be configured with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors and Dell BIOS and manageability software—all backed by Dell’s global ProSupport services.

Dell has also updated the XPS 15, the smallest 15.6-inch laptop, with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture – GeForce GTX 100 graphics.

Dell solutions for every gamer

While Alienware caters to gamers wanting a high-performance, premium PC gaming rig, there is an unmet need for performance gaming systems that are more affordable. Recognising that not everyone plays the same way, adding the new Inspiron gaming line gives gamers a better range of price points and systems ready to game straight out of the box. The newest Inspiron 15 Gaming laptop is just the first introduction gamers can expect to see from Dell’s Inspiron gaming line.

Inspiron 15 Gaming - (midsize notebook in red or black)

  • Dedicated forward and rearward thermal outlets; dual fans, oversized pipes and heat exchangers keep everything cool for uninterrupted extended gaming sessions
  • Available with 7th Gen Intel Quad Core processors and NVIDIA’s Pascal graphics, including NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050Ti, provide sharp, detailed game imagery with realistic shadows, textures and effects
  • Anti-glare Full HD 1920 x 1080 display provides clarity, even in bright environments 
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro provides audio controls and tuning that makes the most of the laptop’s speaker enclosures and subwoofer, providing a soundstage with stunning dimensionality for music and videos
  • A deep-reserve 74 WHr battery keeps users in the game or binge-watching longer between charges 

Alienware: premium gaming experience 

  • Built for 4K gaming, virtual reality and the fiercest demands of the very latest PC games, Alienware stands apart as the brand for specialty high-performance gamingthat boasts a long list of engineering advancements.
  • With new 7th Gen Intel Core processors, new NVIDIA graphics, plus added SSD technology, Alienware takes gameplay to another level. That means more options for Alienware 13, 15 and 17 laptops, including optional 99WHr batteries on the Alienware 15 and 17 for up to 10 or more hours of battery life,and a Full HD displaywith the option of upgrading to Ultra HD 4K display. 

Award-winning monitor with InfinityEdge display and awe-inspiring visuals

Dell’s beautifully-designedmonitors with its new HDR feature deliver enhanced visual experience through a wider range of colours for exceptionally vivid images. The Dell Ultrathin Monitor S2718Dhas thethinnest profile in its class, with a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display that ensures a totally immersive experience in the visuals without being distracted by the frame.

Dell HDR (high dynamic range) combines greater depth of colours, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades - from the brightest whites to the deepest blacks - to create strikingly accurate images. And all this in stunning Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution.

Ongoing consumer promotion for XPS line up

From now until 30 April 2017, consumers will receive a Dell DA200 Adapter USB Type-C worth RM319 when they purchase a7th generation Intel Core processor XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 or XPS 15, and stand a chance to win the new Dell S2718D InfinityEdge monitor worth RM2,999.

The promotion is available via, Dell phone order (1800-88-2888) or at Dell authorisedretailers. For more information please visit Dell Malaysia’s Facebook.

Consumer Electronics Association honours Dell innovations with CES 2017 Innovation Awards
  • Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (Innovation Awards Honoree, Computer Hardware and Components category)
  • Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming (Industry Awards Honoree, Gaming category)
  • Dell Alienware 17 with Tobii Eye Tracking Technology (Innovation Awards Honoree, Gaming category)
  • Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D (Innovation Awards Honoree, Computer Peripherals)

Pricing and availability

All products are available immediately, unless otherwise stated, through Dell and its authorised retailers:

Starting Price in RM (incl of 6% GST)

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Latest Gaming Lineup at Join the Republic: Outshine the Competition Event

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an exciting lineup of products at the first ROG Join the Republic: Outshine the Competition worldwide event in Berlin, Germany.

World-leading gaming gear on display includes the ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics card,featuring next-gen DirectCU H2O technology and patented wing-blade 0dB fans, with hybrid cooling using either air or liquid for ultimate performance. 

April 04, 2017

Scythe Announces The “PCGH Edition” Mugen 5 CPU Cooler, Bundled With 2 x Kaze Flex 120 PWM Fans

By: Low Chern Lin

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the PCGH Edition of the Mugen 5 CPU Cooler, which has been designed in collaboration with the German “PC Games Hardware” magazine with the aim to supply outstanding performance at significantly decreased noise levels. 

Mugen 5 PCGH Edition achieves this goal by bundling two instead of one Kaze Flex 120 PWM axial fans with a dynamic fan speed range of 300 to 800 RPM. The performance improvement is reached by using the push/pull principle. The PCGH Edition of Mugen 5 offers compatibility to all modern sockets including the new socket AM4.

April 02, 2017

ZOTAC Officially Launches The GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition In Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti without a doubt, is the current best single GPU graphics card money can buy and we have experienced that ourselves in our recent review of the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

Similar to other NVIDIA's AIB partners, ZOTAC's AMP! lineup is known for its factory overclocked settings for that extra performance right out of the box. With retailers announcing the availability of custom GTX 1080 Ti from the AIB partners after the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti official launch, ZOTAC today officially launches its custom GTX 1080 Ti AMP! edition and AMP! Extreme edition in Malaysia.