Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

March 10, 2020

Kingston Releases DC1000M Enterprise-Grade Data Center NVMe SSD for Mixed-Use

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the availability of DC1000M, a new U.2 data center NVMe PCIe SSD. DC1000M is designed to support a wide range of data-intensive enterprise workloads including Cloud computing, web hosting, high-performance computing (HPC), virtual infrastructures, artificial intelligence and deep learning applications. DC1000M joins the recently released DC1000B NVMe boot drive, the VMware Ready™ DC500 series SATA SSDs and DC450R to form the most complete range of superior enterprise-class data center storage solutions in the market.

“Mission critical services and Cloud-based applications depend not only on lightning-fast IOPS and bandwidth, but also on the consistency and predictability of the data being serviced,” said Kingston. “DC1000M provides the stability and low latency for the evolving data center while powering the workloads that require one drive write per day (1 DWPD) endurance.”

DC1000M is an affordable and powerful NVMe drive for data centers. Customers looking to make the leap from SATA/SAS SSDs to NVMe will enjoy the similarities in implementation but with much faster data rates and lower latency. The drive features high-storage capacity and best in-class enterprise performance. DC1000M offers a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe interface enabling high throughput and low latency on standardized platforms, delivering up to 540K IOPS of random read performance and over 3GB/s of throughput. DC1000M is built to strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of server workloads.

The widely accepted U.2 (2.5″) form factor design works seamlessly with the latest generation servers and storage arrays utilizing PCIe and U.2 backplanes. It’s hot pluggable which makes the challenges of serviceable PCIe storage an issue of the past. Additionally, the drive includes enterprise-class features such as end-to-end data path protection, power-loss protection (PLP) and telemetry monitoring for increased data center reliability. DC1000M is available in 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB and 7.68TB capacities1 7; and, is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

March 5, 2020

FSP launch the semi-open dual system T-WINGS chassis

FSP recently announced that they are officially joining the 2-in-1 PC chassis market with the latest T-WINGS series chassis that is capable of housing 2 separate systems within a single casing.

The T-wings chassis was earlier introduce this year during CES 2020, the FSP chassis strikes the heart of enthusiasts and gamers by sporting a streamlined, sleek yet polygonal design to bring out the gamer flavor as existing dual system casings are mostly just enormous rectangles and considerably heavy. Mainly targeting production users who work on separate devices at once, it aims to improve the ease of installing and operating both systems by providing a straightforward route for cable management, therefore, saving space and resources.

T-WINGS features two compartments where PC systems can be built inside, the main compartment includes support for motherboards up to E-ATX format, while the secondary compartment allows support for Mini-ITX based systems to be installed inside. This kind of chassis is ideally targeted at users that need dual systems such as content creators while reducing space for a more clutter-free environment.

The stylish appearance of the FSP T-WINGS chassis features a semi-open design with a unique wing shape exterior, black anodised coating with red or gold accents and an RGB lighting strip running through the centre of the top panel. This innovative design should allow enthusiasts PC builders to create visually stunning custom PC systems inside.

FSP has built the T-WINGS chassis using high quality and strong aluminium with 4mm tempered glass panels to protect internal system components, while large ventilation gaps provide ample heat dissipation and airflow to keep the system running at an optimum temperature. T-WINGS also includes support for dual liquid cooling systems and dual power supply installations with separate PSU enclosures for each system. The chassis has space for graphics cards to be mounted vertically and horizontally, as well as room for up to five storage drives in total. I/O connectivity on the front panel includes a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and 3.5mm audio jacks for connecting headphones and a microphone. Running along the central spine of the T-WINGS chassis is a 40mm gap for cable management that offers a neat and tidy area to hide away unsightly cables.

The T-WINGS CMT710 does not come cheap though. Priced at $499USD, it does seem to live up to that price considering some of the more user-friendly designs alongside its build quality of aluminum and tempered glass.

March 4, 2020

GIGABYTE AORUS CV27Q Wins the iF Design Award 2020

The GIGABYTE AORUS CV27Q curved gaming monitor has just won an iF Design Award 2020 for its exclusive features and phenomenal design. Among the long list of features, is the unique Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) feature that’s really uncommon in monitors.

In addition to that, the AORUS CV27Q supports high impedance headphones of up to 600 ohms, which is clearly in audiophile territory. But enough about the audio, the display itself is pretty impressive too with a native 1500R curvature. The panel offers support for HDR graphics along with Black Equalizer 2.0 which adjusts the dark areas to provide better visibility of enemies hiding in games.

The monitor also touts support GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion software, so it’s a beauty to behold regardless which way you look at it. No wonder it won an iF Design Award.

MSI Confirmed as the official Gaming partner ESL pro League Season 11 and 12

MSI has announced its extended partnership with ESL, the world’s largest esports company for ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. As the Official Gaming Partner of ESL Pro League, MSI will sponsor Seasons 11 and 12 with cutting-edge gaming hardware, owning the laptop, PC, including motherboards and graphic cards, and monitor categories, and will work to captivate fans through engaging onsite activities.

According to Paul Brewer, SVP Brand Partnerships of ESL, the continuation of the partnership with MSI allows players and fans at ESL tournaments to experience esports in ‘unprecedented ways’. Onsite activations like the Mystery Box Segment and MSI Gaming Arena are some of the exciting experiences which they’ve planned to bring to ESL Pro League Season 11 and 12.

For those of you who missed the Mystery Box Segment in the past, it’s basically a special segment held during the event where ESL talent will quiz two audience members with fun esports trivia questions onsite at the ESL Pro League Season 11 Finals in Denver, CO, on April 10-12 and subsequent Season 12 Finals. Whoever answers these questions correctly will then receive a “mystery box,” containing items provided by the MSI team. Prizes awarded in previous years included high-powered motherboards, graphics cards, and more.

The MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) will also return in 2020. Teams from North America, Europe, APAC, and CIS will have the opportunity to battle it out during online competition to become the top team in their region. From there, the top four teams will be invited to compete in front of a live audience at the MGA Grand Finals at the ESL Pro League Season 12 Finals later this year. The MGA Grand Finals will also be live-streamed on MSI’s social media accounts and official website.

ACER announced the Nitro 5 comes with Ryzon & NVIDIA combo and available at RM 2,999

Acer Malaysia has announced that the Acer Nitro 5 now comes fitted with Ryzen processor and NVIDIA graphics card and being the affordable powerhouse as its main selling point, customers are in for a pretty sweet deal.Since AMD has released its first Ryzen processor during 2017, more and more users are switching teams and started building rigs consisting of a mix between Team Red and Team Green. It is also the most popular combination as the price-to-performance ratio is currently the highest for users that games on a daily basis while requiring considerable amount of multi-threaded horsepowers such as video rendering, especially students or production users. And with the release of this configuration in a portable form factor on a budget, this could very well be a strong contender for their next laptop purchase.The AMD Ryzen 7 3750H comes with 4 cores and 8 threads and a boost clock of 4.0GHz while the graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 performs relatively well for most games on medium presets. The NVMe SSD storage also gets a bump to 512GB and the RAM stays the same at 4GB and up to 32GB at maximum. Aesthetical changes are minimum to none for uniformity.

It is currently available on Acer’s online store such as LazMall or authorized reseller at RM2,999.

We’re also seeing a lot more laptops with Ryzen Mobile CPUs coming to the market these few months and the catalog will only grow larger over time. Intel is not only having a tough time in their desktop and HEDT department, but even laptops as well. Competition is good for us consumers after all, and it’s great to see AMD to see rise up.