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Saturday, February 27, 2010

CM 690 II Advanced

A new chasis from CoolerMaster. CoolerMaster is famous with their chasis (casing) with nice body design and thermal flow with medium price. Here their new CM 690 II Advanced.

Oversized front and top mesh design for superb ventilation
Accommodates 120 x 240 mm radiator inside the top or bottom
Dust-control filters for all meshed areas
Air cooling support for up to 10 fans (with support for up to 5 x 140mm fans)
External SATA X-dock
Front blue LED fan on/off switch
Rear retaining holes for water cooling kit
Includes 1.8" & 2.5" HDD and SSD adapter
Cable managment and CPU retaining hole for easy maintainence
Includes VGA card bracket (supports triple GPU card)

Available Color :

Material :
Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel

Dimension (W / H / D) :
214.5 x 511.8 x 528.8 mm / 8.4 x 20.1 x 20.8 inch

Weight :
Net Weight: 9.56 kg / 21.08 lbs
Gross Weight: 11.56 kg / 25.49 lbs

M/B Type :
Micro - ATX / ATX / Mini-ITX(supports)

5.25" Drive Bay :
4 (without the use of exposed 3.5”drive bay)

3.5" Drive Bay :
6 Hidden
1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25” drive bay)

I/O Panel :
USB 2.0 x 2 , eSATA x 1 , MIC x 1 , Audio x 1 (supports HD / AC97 audio)
Expansion Slots 7 + 1

Cooling System :
Front: 140 x 25 mm Blue LED fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA
Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 17 dBA
Top: 140 x 25 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA (supports 120 / 140 mm fan x 2)
Bottom: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Right side: 120 / 140 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Left side: 80 x 15 mm x 1 (optional)
HDD cage: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
VGA holder: 80 x 15 mm fan x 1 (optional)

Power Supply :
Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)

Source : : CoolerMaster's Site

Thursday, February 25, 2010


While searching the Net, I've found this cool laptop from Asus. Asus are a well-known brand in computer world for its motherboard. Actually in Lappy Laptop world, Asus are less famous than other manufacturer like Compaq or Dell but this ASUS-LAMBORGHINI VX5 specification are enough to put Dell's Alienware laptop to a fair fight.


Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9000 : 2 GHz 1066 MHz, 6MB L2 cache;

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate

Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset +ICH9M

Main Memory
DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GB SDRAM

16.1" HD (1366x768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)

Video Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 130M, with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM

Optical Drive
5.25" , 12.7mm
Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Card Reader
8 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,xD,Smart Media,mini SD w/ adapter,MS-Duo

Video Camera
2.0 Mega Pixel web camera

Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR (optional)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN

LED Status Indicator
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital / Scroll / Number Lock
Bluetooth on status indicator(optional)

1 x Express card
1 x Line-in Jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x E-SATA

Built-in speaker and microphone

19mm full size 88 Key with MS Windows function keys

Battery Pack & Life
6 cells: 4800 mAh

AC Adapter
Output: 16 V DC, 4.7 A, 120W
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

Dimension & Weight
39.4 x 27.4 x 4.80 cm (W x D x H)
3.5 kg (with 6 cell battery)

BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole

Supplied Accessories
Optical Mouse
Carrying bag

Virus & Tool Software
Norton™ Internet Security 2009

ASUS Utility
ASUS SmartLogon
ASUS Net 4 switch
Asus Power4Gear eXtreme
Asus Live Update
Asus NB Probe +
ASUS Life Frame 3
ASUS Wireless Console
Asus Data Security Management(ADSM)
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Hotkey
ASUS Express Gate
Asus Screen Saver

Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty (different by country)
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting

Source : Asus's Website

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor

Are you a hardcore gamers?
Want to buy a new monitor?
Want your game to be alive? and shoot you like the game you're playing?
Or see the sexy and hot Lara Croft Tomb Raider become alive?
Alienware suggest you a new Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor

This great monitor will enchants you with a new experience in playing game. With a GeForce 3D Vision Kit, your game now can be see "out-of-monitor" like 3D movies. I'm not sure this "spectacle" can be use in 3D cinema or not, but this new invention will blow your mind.

Tech Specifications

Display Type : LCD display / TFT active matrix
Width : 21.6 in
Depth : 7.6 in
Height : 18.4 in
Weight : 16.5 lbs

Diagonal Size : 23" - widescreen
Viewable Size : 23"
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch : 0.265 mm
Max Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Color Support : 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Max Sync Rate (V x H) : 120 Hz
Response Time : 3 ms
Display Positions Adjustments : Height, swivel, tilt
Display Screen Coating : Hard coating
Signal Input : DVI-D, HDMI
Features : 83% color gamut, HDCP, anti-glare

Image Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Image Brightness : 400 cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio : 80000:1 (dynamic)
Image Max H-View Angle : 170
Image Max V-View Angle : 160

Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces : 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A

Included Accessories : 3D glasses

Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Compliant Standards : TCO '03, TCO '99

Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified : Yes

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support : 3 years warranty

Price :: Monitor With Kit : $648.99
Monitor Only : $499
Kit Only : $199

Newsletter that I get from Alienware

Source : Dell's Website
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The JooJoo : A Better iPad

After a few week when Apple released their new useless iPad.. CSL, the Malaysian Company which famous with manufacturing a lot of "great" technology like BlackBerry BlueBerry, agree to manufacture a new and much better version of iPad, the JooJoo. This product is produce by Fusion Garage. The JooJoo is a tablet which can be use to surfing the net and watch HD movie.

The JooJoo Specifications

Size & Weight
Depth : 199mm / 7.8inch
Width : 324.5mm / 12.8 inch
Height : 3.8-18.9 mm / 0.2-0.7 inch
Weight : 1.1kg / 2.4lbs

12.1 inch widescreen display
Multi-touch capacitive display
1366x768 px resolution
Fingerprint-resistant coating

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth + EDR Wireless technology

Power & Battery
Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Charging via power adapter

4GB solid state drive

Internet Use
Up to 5 hours on Wi-Fi

External Button
Power button (On/Off/Standby)

For video conferencing

1 Charger port
1 USB port
Built-In Speakers
3.5mm stereo headphone jack

Ambient Light Sensor

Software Snapshot
Browser Based Operating System (OS)
Video includes 1080p Support
Flash 10.1 and Java compliant

Source Lowyat and Joojoo site
Saturday, February 13, 2010



Friday, February 12, 2010

HP TouchSmart IQ508a

HP Pavilion Touchsmart IQ508a PC  is a touchscreen PC where you can be able to do an action on it with touching the screen. It is equipped with wireless keyboard and mouse. This computer is not a "perfect" computer. HP TouchSmart software is also included and is the major highlight of the PC. This software allows users to listen to their music, play stored videos, check the weather, write post-it notes, play games (like Spider Solitaire, Chess Titans, and Mahjong), and surf the Internet. The interface is divided into two major sections, with the one on top displaying live content. The touch-sensitive screen worked well for the main icons, but unfortunately we had some issues pressing (and dragging) the smaller icons on the screen.
Since the unit comes with a built-in TV tuner, users can record TV shows directly to the hard drive and watch TV shows when they want to. It also comes with a built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users to stream/retrieve content from their existing home network.

HP TouchSmart IQ508a Product Specifications:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5850 2.16GHz
Memory: 4096MB DDR2
Audio: Integrated Intel High Definition Audio, 5.1 Surround Sound Ready
Hard Drive: 500GB
Optical Drive: Slot-load SuperMulti DVD Burner
Video Card: nVidia Geforce 9300M-GS (256MB)
TV Tuner: Single PAL TV Tuner with Personal Video Recorder Functionality
Wireless: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Remote Control: HP Media Center Remote Control
Memory Card reader: 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader supporting: MMC (MultiMediaCard), SD (Secure Digital), SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity), MS (Memory Stick), MS PRO (Memory Stick Pro)
Keyboard and Mouse: HP Slim Multimedia Cordless keyboard (2.4GHz) and HP Cordless mouse
Dimensions: 93 x 535 x 442 mm
Weight: 10.7kg
For more info you can check this professional review from Smarthouse
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Smartphone

This is the new product from Blackberry the new Blackberry storm 2 that yet to be launch in Malaysia by Celcom.

BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Smartphone Specifications

Available Features
Wi-Fi® Enabled
3.2 MP Digital Camera
Video Camera Capabilities
Supports BlackBerry App World™
Bluetooth® Enabled
Multimedia Player
Wireless Email
Corporate Data Access

High resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
3.25” (diagonally measured)
Transmissive TFT LCD
Supports over 65,000 colors
Dynamic hardware brightness control

Camera & Video Recording
3.2 MP camera
2x digital zoom
Image stabilization

Battery & Battery Life
Standby time: GSM: 12.7 days (305 hours), UMTS: 11.7 days (280 hours), CDMA: 11.2 days (270 hours)
Talk Time: GSM: 5 hours, UMTS: 6 hours, CDMA: 5.5 hours
Battery: 1400 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery

GPS & BlackBerry Maps
Includes BlackBerry® Maps
Integrated GPS with assisted-GPS capabilities

2 GB Embedded Multimedia Card
256 MB Flash Memory

802.11b/g enabled
802.11 infrastructure mode; ad-hoc mode is to be disabled


More info at Blackberry Website
Saturday, February 6, 2010

Late 2009 iMac 27-inch


This is the Late 2009 version of iMac with 27" screen. As usual, iMac always make a simple but elegant technology which has become their trademark. With a very high quality display and wireless Mac keyboard and mouse this "thing" is the most simple desktop I ever seen. With HD display it is very suitable for graphic designer. I tested Iron Man 2 HD trailer in the iSwitch Shop today and my impression is one word. "Wow!"

For this version of Mac all the USB and Audio slots are embedded behind the beautiful screen. Mac technology of elegant always way in front of other competitors  but a great power always comes with a great responsibility
a great computer always come with a great price. For me who is a Windows user since born first time using computer, I don't quite get the Mac OS work. So if you offer me to choose between money or iMac.. I definitely choose "MONEY" but different people come with different thinking.

Late 2009 iMac 27-inch Core i5 Specifications
2.66GHz Intel Quad Core Intel Core i5 Processor
4 GB 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 RAM support up to 16GB with 4 RAM slots
1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
Vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL "SuperDrive"
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB GDDR3 graphics
16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD 2560x1440 native display with IPS technology
Built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers
4 USB 2.0 ports
Firewire "800" port
Built-in AirPort Extreme
Gigabit Ethernet
Mini DisplayPort which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600)

PRICE :: US$1999 / RM6999

More info here or here.
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Laptop For Dummies : By Intel

This is a guide that I honestly think very good for beginner who doesn't know anything about laptop's hardware. Intel create this guide to prevent noob newbie from being cheated by sellers. Here the guide.

or you can download it in pdf format here
Monday, February 1, 2010


Innity is another ads network like Nuffnang which gave you money through ads click or view in your website..
For those who interested can apply this at Innity's Website but not like nuffnang, innity has a Site Requirement. But still you can try to apply it because it give much more money than Nuffnang. Your glitterati status from nuffnang also will be gone because innity is a Malaysian Company.

One thing I want to tell you that innity ads are like Nuffnang which sometimes "sleep". So if you see innity ads that show join "innity" thats mean its not an ad because innity ads are like Nuffnang which is Celcom, Tigerairways etc. 

Let us make money together. Thanks


Samsung N220 : Another Way Of Surfing The Net

Netbook is a kind of laptop but with a lower specification. It mainly use as a internet surfing laptop which is very small in size and very portable so you can bring it anywhere and surf the Net. So if you're a Facebook Addict can't live without internet by your side, I recommended you to buy a netbook. Important note here, you must know that netbook performance is much lower than ordinary laptop so you can't play games or open a lot of program at one time using this.

Here the Samsung N220

Samsung N220 Specifications
Intel® ATOM™ Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 667MHz, 512KB)
Intel NM10 Chipset
10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600), Non-Gloss, LED Back Light
Intel GMA3150 Internal Graphic
HD Audio
3W Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
250GB SATA 5400rpm HDD
Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN
Battery life of up to 12 whole hours

Price :: RM1,499

More info in Lowyat Site or Samsung Site