I don’t know if you remember, but ASUS debuted something really interesting earlier this year when they launched the brand new ZenBook Pro. I mean, they put a 5.5-inch Full HD display right where the touchpad was and I really liked it. It certainly seemed like a more practical approach than something like TouchBar.
Still, I get that that might be a little over the top for some. But, I do think ASUS was onto something when they turned to the touchpad as their next point of innovation. And it looks like they did too, because they’ve started tweaking even the touchpads on their more consumer-friendly ZenBooks.
I think one of the more interesting designs to hit the high-end gaming laptop space definitely came from ASUS and its Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming brand. Spurred on by the desire to cram high-end gaming performance into a slim chassis, thanks to NVIDIA’s Max-Q design chips, the laptop maker was facing a conundrum: How do you cool a machine like this?
Well, when they debuted on the original ROG Zephyrus (named after the Greek god of the West Wind, by the way), their solution was to allow the laptop to lift itself off its bottom panel when you opened it, to make way for more airflow.
However, that gaming laptop was always flawed to my eye, mostly because of its unconventional trackpad placement, but also because I was never a big fan of the device’s pseudo-mechanical keyboard. But then they launched the Zephyrus M and despite being slightly bulkier, it had a more sensible keyboard configuration.
Then, the company revealed its third Zephyrus counterpart, the Zephyrus S, and at first glance it seems to me like they regressed a little. But, as usual, things are not always what they seem because sometimes you need to go backwards to move forward.
VAIO, the former PC brand of Sony, has finally made comeback in Malaysia via Nexstgo. As showcased earlier during Computex 2018, they have introduced the ultra-portable S11 and S13 notebooks that are pretty sleek and ultra-light.
The latest, smallest and lightest Surface yet is finally available for pre-order in Malaysia. The Microsoft Surface Go is officially priced from RM1,749 and stocks will be available in Malaysia from 28 August 2018.
Apple has just revealed its new MacBook Pro for 2018 featuring the latest 8th gen Intel Core processors. These are Apple’s most powerful notebooks which they claim to be 70% more powerful for the 15″ version and at least double the performance for the 13″ model.
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After drooling over them when they launched during the Acer Global Press Conference 2018, the company’s brand new gaming laptops have arrived in Malaysia.
If you currently own a MacBook (12″ Retina) or a MacBook Pro and facing issues when typing, you might be able to get your keyboard fixed for free in Malaysia. Apple has announced a Keyboard Service Program for selected models and you could get it entirely replaced even if it’s out of warranty and no longer covered by AppleCare.
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Is your laptop still using a hard disk drive? For faster performance, you can consider switching to Solid State Drive (SSD). If you’re looking for an affordable upgrade, a retailer on Shopee is offering Kingston SSDs with discounts of up to 54% off.
4 years ago Sony announced that they were parting ways with VAIO Computer Business and VAIO Corporation was formed to take over the PC business.
From that day onwards, we didn’t see much VAIO laptops around as they were only available in selected markets including Japan. However, this is about to change as VAIO is set to make a comeback to Malaysia very soon.
Have you been pining for a Windows laptop with TouchBar? ASUS thinks you are and their latest laptop — that’s designed for creators — is about as close as you can get to a Windows laptop with a TouchBar. It’s the new ZenBook Pro and this year it comes with something called ScreenPad.