After some users complained about the GPS issue on the new Transformer Prime, Asus listens to their valued customers’ voices and is starting to give out FREE GPS Extension Kit in Malaysia! It’s a definitely a right move for Asus by admitting their mistake instead of just providing update fixes that barely fixes any thing. However, please take note that a small amount of users still experience the GPS issue on their Transformer Prime after installing the extension kit.
Doesn’t know why is this a big deal? Well, let’s put things into comparison. Unlike some company *cough*Apple*cough* who blames their users for the poor reception on their device; Asus actually acknowledges the importance of their customer as the key of success. That is why they go the distance of providing free kits. They’ve even revised their design on their new Transformer 300 that was just released in US to prevent the same issue to happen again. Apple fans or not, this is a gesture that we should learn to appreciate and to expect, from gadgets giants in the future.
Remember this? ^^
So, if you are a Transformer Prime user, i strongly suggested you go to the link below to redeem your GPS toggle for free. No words yet if the extensions kit are made limited or not, so let’s do that as soon as possible.
Well, wish all Transformer Prime-r gets they fixes and until then, have a great day! =)
Eagerly waiting for the new Eee Pad Memo? Wanted to see how it performs? Well, it has finally hit the stores in Taiwan! It comes with a Qualcomm(not tegra) 1.2 Ghz Dual-core processor, a stylus and a bluetooth handset featuring transparent display! Sadly, it is still running on Android Honeycomb 3.2 out of the box, but there is words from Asus that updates are coming soon.
netbooknews has released a very detailed unboxing, walkthrough and benchmark video of the Eee Pad Memo. They have also compared it with other tablets currently in market.
Do watch the video and tell us what do you think about it. Will you take a leap into this instead of Samsung Note?
The full spec of Asus Eee Pad Memo:
Display – 7.0″ WXGA, 1280 x 800 resolution, IPS panel with capacitive touch
Processor– Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core
Storage– eMMC 16GB/32GB ; ASUS Webstorage options
Connectivity– WLAN 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Camera– 1.2MP Video Camera (front )/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)
GPS– Qualcomm GPS One
Sensors– G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Interface– 1 x Micro USB port (client) ; 1 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in)
1 x Card Reader(Micro-SD); 1 x micro HDMI (1.3a); 1 x SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
Battery– Li-polymer 4400mAh (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)
OS– Android 4.01
Dimensions / Weight– 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50″; 14.2oz
Applications – MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications.
Speaking on which, feeding on the current rave for Samsung Note, would you kill for an app that transforms your other Android smartphone into a GalaxyNote-like device? If you answered yes, I have just the solution. Stay tuned! =)
The long awaited Asus Padfone has just started to talk pre-orders on Taiwan. It’s one of the most innovative product that have been announced last year. What Asus did was taking its own transformer prime and made it into three transformation: phone, tablet, and netbook.
The price for the phone alone is priced at NT$ 17,990(RM1867) . While the bundle package of the phone,tablet dock, and a 2-in-1 bluetooth earpiece/stylus will set you back to NT$ 24,980 (RM 2595), which is RM100 more than the price of an iphone 4s 32GB(RM 2499). I think it’s quite a bargain as you get a phone AND a tablet with that price. If you opting for the keyboard dock as well, expect to pay another NT$ 3291 (RM341), making a hefty total of RM 2936. That might seem like a very high price for most consumers because it is as the same price as some Ultrabooks in the market right now.
The phone itself is quite a looker, it features Asus own design mythology called “Zen”. It has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, Dual-core Snapdragon S4, 8 megapixel with f2.2 camera and it runs on Android Ice-cream Sandwich! For the tablet, it’s actually a display dock for the Padfone. All the processes is executed with the phone’s hardware. When slotted into the display dock, it will instantly output the current phone homepage into a tablet view. You don’t need to restart your phone in order to use Android 4.0 tablet version.
You can use the 2-in-1 stylus/ bluetooth earpiece to take notes, draw, and even use it to make calls. It’s a clever design so you don’t need to hold your tablet near to your face or unplugged the phone to get the calls.
With the keyboard, your tablet will transform into a netbook, allowing you to type easily on your lap.The keyboard dock also gives you USB port,HDMI port and SD slot. Not just that, each of the docks has built-in battery, which means you can get 5 times more battery with the tablet dock, and combine it with the keyboard dock you can get a total 9 times of battery life compare to the phone battery itself. That is a lot of handy battery life! That might just end your dilemma of opting to play your favourite game or save the battery for emergency!
The Padfone is kind of a good deal if you looked at the features and the freedom of cool transformation the docks allow you to have. Each of the transformation, it opens up a new possibility for you to experience a totally different device, a phone, a tablet , a drawing pad AND/OR a netbook? Life has got to be good if you’re spoilt with so many choices~
Take a look of the video that what Padfone can be in your life.
The amazing PIKOM KL PC Fair is finally here, again! Calling all tech-savvy peeps, remember to head on down to the KLCC, on 13th – 15th of April. Gizcloud has decided to help our local readers to get more out of this potentially crowded (as usual) and disorienting tech-hunting game but pre-casting about what they can expect in this PC fair. We will let you know what the tech companies are bringing to the table for our Malaysian consumers.
First, Asus first desktop line-up was annouced in a few months earlier and they will be showcased on this coming fair. One of them is their first gaming desktop, namely ROG Tytan. It looks astonishing from every angle and is inspired by ballistic missile submarine. I personally think it looks like one of the alien ship in the upcoming movie, “Battleship”.
It features Turbo Gear which you can switch between three overclock modes without restarting your computer. It has a i7-2600k that can be overclocked to 4.6Ghz and a high-end Nvidia GTX560TI to drive your Mass effect 3. To keep things cool, the Tytan is specially equipped with Asetek Liquid Cooler and is priced at RM 5999.
In conjunction with the PC Fair, you will also get a Asus LED monitor VS239N and ROG Vulcan ANC gaming headset.It also includes a 3-year on-site warranty,watch the video for more details. (hardware may varies in different countries)
If this gaming laptop is not for you, the Multimedia Center CM6850 could possibly be the alternative. It boosts a i5-2320 3Ghz Quad Core Processor with a decent graphic card – Nvidia GT530. Besides that, it supports USB 3.0 Port and Bluray.
Asus is giving away a free LED Monitor worth RM 459 for every purchase of the desktop.
Ready for the price? The desktop will set you back for a reasonable RM 2688, including a 3 years On-Site warranty.
Check out the gallery for more detail product pictures:
Asus Malaysia Facebook has just annouced that they will release the much anticipated tablet – Pad Memo to Malaysia market. Pad Memo is a 7-inch tablet that calls. To prevent you from looking ridiculous while picking up calls with a device bigger than your face, Asus provides an optional bluetooth handset. You can make calls , text and even listen music with it!
Pad Memo will also included a stylus. You can use it to take note, draw/ doodle and for “Draw Something” fan who has thick fingers, rejoice!
The price of the device is RM 1599 . Below is the Pad Memo specifications for your info.
If Asus Transformer is 3.1-inches more than your liking, then this is the one to look out for. Do keep an eye on the Samsung Tab 7.7 too, if you’re looking for something within the same league.
Stay tuned for more updates coming your way. Cheers!