It’s been a while since I last saw a HIS product. For years, it has been one of the most prominent manufacturers of (at the time) ATI Radeon GPUs and had been famous for its competitive pricing and cool designs (pun intended). So it had been a real surprise when I received a HIS product, specifically the HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC card.
Monday, 2 March 2015
Affordability has never been a forte of gaming notebooks. Their prices usually start at around the RM4K mark and go upwards from there. If you wanted a gaming notebook, you're going to have to pay a pretty penny to own one. ASUS has probably realised that there are many who would like to own a gaming notebook but price points prohibit most people from getting one. The G551J is ASUS' attempt at a budget gaming notebook, and, personally, it’s a dream come true!
When it comes to LED TVs, only a few major brands come to mind. One wouldn’t think of a sound system player moving up the rank to fit right in. However, Bang & Olufsen (B&O) believes otherwise as it has moved into the display panel business to show all-comers how it is properly done. In this case, B&O focused on the chassis design, the viability of its advance features, and the enhanced user control aspects that the smart app used within offers. Enter the B&O BeoVision Avant 85 4K TV.
Hoping to snare the local budget conscious consumers, ZTE launched a whole range of smartphones ranging from entry level to flagship in October 2014. Naturally, ZTE was kind enough to send us some review units of the midrange Blade V5, which was wrote about last month, and the Blade Vec Pro for this review.
Ever since NVIDIA unveiled its flagship GPU chipset, the GTX 980, I had been waiting for somebody to take it, combine it with better cooling, give it a cool design, and add on a power tweak. Frankly, the basic reference GTX 980 card that NVIDIA sent to us before had really blown my mind away. What would it be like more when it’s updated by a third-party manufacturer? For the month of January, my prayers had been answered as ASUS decided to give the GTX980 its own flair by adding in some proprietary enhancements. Thusly, the ASUS ROG GTX 980 Matrix Platinum had been born. Boy oh boy, I can’t wait to test this baby out!
It’s not every day we tested receives a microphone to review - one that is currently making waves in the recording scene at that. How big a splash has it made? Well, for being known as a gaming peripheral maker to a brand that jumped into the studio recording scene, it is no wonder why most have raised eyebrows. Yes, I’m referring to Razer’s uncharted attempts into a new space with its Razer Seirēn.
OPPO is probably not a new name for many of you as the brand has been doing a lot of marketing to promote its smartphones. Everyone knows of its Find 7 thanks to all the buntings plastered all over Klang Valley last year. The Chinese manufacturer even has a localised website as well as service centres and concept stores opened all over Malaysia. However, the Find 7 isn’t the focus of this review here. Instead, the team takes a gander at the OPPO N3 - the successor to the OPPO N1 camera phone. Don’t ask us why a number had been skipped.