Laptop

ASUS is doing crazy things with the laptop touchpad and I like it

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.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S: Going backwards to move forward

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.

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VAIO S11 & S13: Every ultra-portable laptop should be this light and powerful

This could be it, ladies and gentlemen. My lifelong quest in search for the perfect work laptop to carry around with me to events may be at an end. What’s interesting is that this potentially ideal laptop comes from a pretty unlikely place.

Remember VAIO? It turns out they still make some really nice laptops that will be making their way into Malaysia really soon. At Computex 2018, I got the chance to check them out and let’s just say I’m stoked.

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What is ASUS’ ScreenPad and is it better than Apple’s TouchBar?

ASUS’ brand new ZenBook Pro comes with one of the most interesting features I’ve seen on a traditional laptop in a long time. Sure, the device comes with excellent specs, a great build and a very nice screen, but the first thing that jumps out to anyone who looks at it is the 5.5-inch screen living where you would usually find a trackpad.

What is it? Is it any good? Is it better than TouchBar? Well, this is everything we currently know about ScreenPad.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 review: It’s a dinosaur but not in a good way

In tech, it feels like everything that was once big will eventually become small. Stuff like phones, desktop towers, laptops, and display bezels have all shrunk significantly over the past few years. It’s all about getting more into less and last year, gaming laptops got a massive leg up in this space.

NVIDIA’s Max-Q design GPUs were created for the sole purpose of cramming the best graphical performance in the smallest form-factor possible — even in bodies that are as slim as 2cm thick. And that gave way to a rise in the number of super slim gaming laptops that, as we found out, were all pretty darn good.

So, if the slim ones are so good, why would you ever buy something as massive as Lenovo’s Legion Y920 gaming laptop?

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Lenovo’s ultimate ThinkPads have arrived in Malaysia

It’s always exciting for people who work on the go when Lenovo launches a brand new set of ThinkPads, especially when its their flagship ThinkPad X1 laptops. And there’s good reason for that because they’re really good at what they’re designed to do.

This year, it’s no different, only it kind of is because my favourite ThinkPad X1 device has a brand new feature that I’ve been longing for.

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