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GUINNESS® TO HOST MALAYSIA’S BIGGEST ST. PATRICK’S PUB CRAWL!

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The Launch of Malaysia's Biggest St Patrick's Pubcrawl and the Guinness St Patrick's Fun bus revealed to members of the media.
The Launch of Malaysia’s Biggest St Patrick’s Pubcrawl and the Guinness St Patrick’s Fun bus revealed to members of the media.

Are you ready to party? GUINNESS’ St Patrick’s day is back in its 7th iteration, celebrating all things green and promises to be ‘March more Fun’! No pun intended, the celebrations began early March in Melaka and will continue all over East and West Malaysia! Interested in joining this pub crawl? More details on how and locations below!

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Gaming Reviews

[Review: Part 1] Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H and AMD A10 APU

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AMD-A-series

It’s time to put the AMD A-Series processor and the Gigabyte motherboard to the test! If you don’t know what we’re talking about, take a look at our First Look post of the AMD A10 APU and the Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H motherboard aka “MOBO”. First off, we assembled them with what we had in our office, which isn’t much, but here it is!

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Reviews Tech Talk

[First Look] Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H and AMD A10-5800K APU

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AMD Trinity Series APU…MOBO and Processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently released a new lineup of APU processors and compatible motherboards. We at VERNONCHAN.COM were given the opportunity to review one of their A-Series processors, the A10-5800k with a Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H motherboard. This article will introduce both components and its contents out of the box, with a separate article that focuses on the review, so if you’re more interested in the review, check back soon!

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Mobile

ASUS Brings in MeMO Pad 7″ at an Affordable Price

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Asus MeMO Pad 7" Android Tablet
Asus MeMO Pad 7″ Android Tablet

ASUS recently launched an unexpected product called the MeMO Pad, a 7-inch Android tablet with an attractive and affordable price tag for consumers. ASUS MeMO Pad features a 350-nit brightness display with 10-point multi-touch and 1024 x 600 resolution, along with SD card expansion up to 32GB. It has a diamond-patterned finish and is available in three colors.

MeMO Pad 7", Pricing That is Great!
MeMO Pad 7″, Pricing that’s awesome!

Portability in three different colors

Pronounced “meemo”, MeMO stands for “My Mobile. My Moment” and reflects the position of ASUS MeMO Pad as a tablet for people on-the-go. Available in three colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink — MeMO Pad sports an elegant, non-slip diamond-patterned finish. The MeMO Pad is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock.

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SPECIFICATIONS 1

CPU / GPU

VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400

Operating system

Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean

Display

7-inch (1024 x 600, 169PPI) LED-backlit10-point multi-touch140-degree wide viewing angle350-nits brightness

Front Camera

1MP back-illuminated sensor, f/2.0, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps

Storage

1GB RAM8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)5GB free ASUS WebStorage

Wireless

802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

Connectivity

3.5mm headphone/micMicrophoneMicro-USB port

Sensors

G-Sensor

Pre-installed ASUS applications

SuperNote LiteASUS WebStorageASUS WebStorage Online OfficeASUS Studio

BuddyBuzz

MyPainter

MyBitCast

Battery

7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)

Available colors

Sugar White/Titanium Gray/Cherry Pink

Size

196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm

Weight

370g

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MeMO Pad also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound. A suite of ASUS applications are also pre-installed, including SuperNote Lite, BuddyBuzz, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office for enhanced productivity.

ASUS MeMO Pad is available now at authorised ASUS resellers. Retail price: RM 499

P/S: The pricing is a real eye opener. Now, everyone can get a tablet! ~ Moses

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Mobile Reviews

[Review] P1 MX230 Portable and Pocket-Size 4G MiFi Modem

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P1 MX230 modem
The cute modem that packs a punch

4G connectivity is beginning to gain traction in Malaysia. While some quarters debate the true definition of “4G”, none can argue that specified speeds of 3-10 times of current 3G speeds is still much welcomed. We’re lucky to have been given a chance to get up close and personal with the 4G experience. The quirky, fun 4G telco – Packet One Networks or fondly known as “P1” – were nice enough to provide us with a review unit recently to give us a taste on how fast and convenient 4G network connectivity is.

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Tech Talk

ASUS introduces three New Products to Malaysia

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From the top to bottom: Asus Vivo Tab Smart, Asus Taichi and Asus MeMo Pad
From the top to bottom: Asus Vivo Tab Smart, Asus Taichi and Asus MeMo Pad

 

ASUS Malaysia revealed three (3) new products during their launch in Kuala Lumpur recently. The three (3) products, are the ASUS Taichi, ASUS Vivo Tab Smart Tablet and the ASUS MeMo Pad 7-inch.

This was done in conjunction to the recent launch of these products worldwide, particularly in Europe and US for the ASUS Taichi and ASUS Vivo Tab Smart.

The ASUS MeMo Pad 7-inch was however a small surprise to the media as the pricing for the products was really something we did not expect.

However, the main highlight was the ASUS Taichi, a merge between a laptop and a tablet.

The products are available by the 1st to 2nd week of February, 2013.

However, ASUS Malaysia did announce that they will be launching more tablets and laptop throughout the 2013. No more specifics were given about the products or what Operating Systems it will be running, so I guess we just have to wait and see what comes out of the ASUS think tank in the coming months.

P/S: So many tablets for Android and Windows 8…I am going bonkers choosing which one to buy! ~ Moses

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Tech Talk

ASUS Malaysia Launches the Awaited ASUS TAICHI

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ASUS TAICHI in action!
ASUS TAICHI in action!

Kuala Lumpur, 22 January 2013: ASUS has announced the launching of the ASUS TAICHI, an ultrabook AND tablet with an innovative back-to-back dual screen design. The ASUS TAICHI is powered by an Intel® Core™ quad-core processor and two back-to-back Full HD screens as well as a slender profile at a mere 3mm and weighs just 1.25kg

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Gaming

The Elder Scrolls Online Takes Limited Beta Sign-Ups

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Ready for The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO)?
Ready for The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO)?

Who would have imagined that The Elder Scrolls series would go online and become a MMO? Well, now you can play a part in this historical event by signing up for limited beta sign up.

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Gaming

[Rumor] SEGA Bidding for Relic Entertainment?

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So, will we see more Sonic in Relic's games?
So, will we see more Sonic The Hedgehog in Relic’s games?

THQ’s asset is being auctioned off as you read now but it is closed to public and most of the media. However, rumors are running around that SEGA and some other bidders are taking the big slices of THQ’s assets.

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Gaming

XCOM : Enemy Unknown FREE DLC Made for the Fans

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So tell me, how good are you at saving the world?
So tell me, how good are you at saving the world?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a game that most gamers find as one of hardest games to play. But guess what? It’s just gotten harder.