Yes 4G Offers Intel-Powered Acer Iconia One 7 Tablet for FREE

Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS
Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS
Intel powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet and Yes Huddle XS

Acer Iconia One 7 tablet is first available in Malaysia through Yes 4G. The Intel-powered tablet is FREE with Yes 4G postpaid plan for early bird promotion starting on 28 August 2014.

Yes 4G is the first and only Internet service provider in Malaysia to offer Intel-powered Acer Iconia One 7 tablet.

Acer Iconia One 7 tablet

Acer Iconia One 7 is a 7-inch tablet with WiFi only. Do not mistake it as Acer Iconia Tab 7 with 3G connectivity and phone functionality.

Iconia One 7 is powered by Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage (support microSD up to 64GB). It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

The 7-inch IPS display gives you 800 x 1280 pixels HD resolution. The tablet has 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera.

Iconia One 7 is available in 4 colours — black, blue, red and white — with textured panel back.

Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan

Wing K. Lee (CEO, YTL Communications), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Ricky Tan (General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd) at the launch of the bundle promo
Wing K. Lee (CEO, YTL Communications), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Ricky Tan (General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd) at the launch of the bundle promo

New subscribers of Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan with 24 months contract will receive FREE Huddle XS modem (worth RM480) and FREE Acer Iconia One 7 tablet (worth RM399). The Super Postpaid Bundle Plan is applicable to any Yes 4G postpaid plan, starting from RM48 per month.

Please note that this is a limited time promotion with an undisclosed end date.

Huddle XS is Yes 4G portable modem. It allows you to share Yes 4G connection with up to 5 devices through WiFi hotspot. Its battery life last up to 6 hours per charge.

The 7-inch Acer tablet from Yes 4G has pre-installed Yes wallpaper and Yes Life app. The app allows you to make free calls and SMS to other Yes users. Calls and SMS to other networks will cost 9 cents per minute/SMS.

The Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan will be available starting on the 28th August 2014.

For more information, please visit Yes Stores and Yes Exclusive Retail Partners nationwide, or visit Yes 4G website.

ASUS Zenfone 5 is RM599 in Malaysia, Compare Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4

ASUS Zenfone 5
ASUS Zenfone 5
ASUS Zenfone 5

If you like RM299 Zenfone 4 but you wish it is bigger and better performance, then check out its elder brother – ASUS Zenfone 5, now available in Malaysia for RM599.

Specs

The 5-inch multi touch panel gives 1280×720 pixels resolution protected by tough Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and supports GloveTouch input.

It runs Android 4.3 and powered by Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz processor and 2GB RAM. Phone storage is 8GB, with 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage. Support MicroSD card up to 64GB.

Zenfone 5 has a 8MP F2.0 rear camera with PixelMaster technology (better low-lights shots and videos). The front camera is 2MP with F2.4 aperture. It supports Dual SIM Dual Standby. The battery capacity is 2110 mAh Lithium.

Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4

ASUS Zenfone 5 (RM599) is 2 times more expensive than Zenfone 4 (RM299), does it worth the extra money? Let’s compare Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4:

ASUS Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4
ASUS Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4

Zenfone 5 wins Zenfone 4 in almost every specification, except that they have same Android version and same Micro SD card slot capacity. You pay RM300 more for Zenfone 5’s 2GB RAM, better display, better cameras, and double battery capacity.

Thoughts

Unless you cannot afford RM600 for a smartphone, you should gift yourselves a better performance smartphone.

Zenfone 5 is your affordable general usage smartphone.

While Zenfone 4 is the smartphone for first timer who upgrade from dumb feature phone, Zenfone 5 is your affordable daily usage smartphone.

For RM599, ASUS Zenfone 5’s main competitors would be the Xiaomi Redmi 1S (RM419) and Huawei Honor 3C (RM499).

They have similar specs but using 3 different mobile processor brands – Intel, Qualcomm, Mediatek – respectively. Redmi 1S and Honor 3C are cheaper but they are only available online for limited stock (you need luck and technique to buy them).

What do you think about ASUS Zenfone 5?

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7 New ACER Devices in Malaysia: Aspire Switch 10, Iconia One 7, Aspire ES1-511, All-in-Ones, and More

The official launch of the Acer – A Touch More Connected
The official launch of the Acer – A Touch More Connected
The official launch of the Acer – A Touch More Connected

Acer Malaysia officially launched Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in–1 notebook. Along with Aspire Switch 10, Acer also introduced 6 more products, including new Acer Iconia One 7, Iconia A1, Acer Aspire ES1–511 notebooks and new Aspire All-in-One (AIO) series.

1. Acer Aspire Switch 10

Acer Aspire Switch 10
Acer Aspire Switch 10

Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a 2-in–1 Windows 8.1 notebook consists of tablet and keyboard dock, connected via a magnetic hinge.

The multi-touch IPS display is 10.1-inch with 1366×768 pixels resolution, provides wide viewing angle of up to 178-degree.

It is powered by Intel Atom Z3745 1.86GHz processor, 2GB RAM. The storage space is 32GB eMMC on tablet plus 500GB with keyboard dock. 2MP front webcam for 1080p video recording; no rear camera.

For connectivity, it has a micro USB port on tablet, USB 2.0 port on dock, micro SD card reader, HDMI micro port. Supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n.

Aspire Switch 10’s 22Wh battery provides battery life up to 8 hours, Acer says. The 2-in–1 notebook includes free license of Microsoft Office 365 Home & Students.

Aspire Switch 10 price in Malaysia is RM 1,399.

2. Acer Iconia One 7

Acer Iconia One 7
Acer Iconia One 7

Acer Iconia One 7 is 7-inch (1280×800) Android tablet powered by Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage. 2MP rear camera and HD camera at front. Its weight is 330g with build-in 3680 mAh battery, estimated battery life of up to 7 hours.

Iconia One 7 price in Malaysia is RM399.

3. Acer Iconia A1–830

Acer Iconia A1
Acer Iconia A1

A1–830 is 7.9-inch Android tablet with aluminium build. Same as Iconia One 7, A1–830 is powered by same Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage.

The screen resolution is 1024×768, a 4:3 aspect ratio suitable for web browsing and ebook reading.

Iconia A1–830 has 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, plus two speakers. The battery is 4000 mAh Lithium Polymer.

Iconia A1–830 price in Malaysia is RM 599.

4. Acer Aspire ES1–511

Acer Aspire ES1-511
Acer Aspire ES1-511

Aspire ES1–511 is the cheapest Acer E-series notebook. The display is 15.6-inch with resolution 1366×768 pixels. Powered by Intel Celeron Quad-core N2930 1.83GHz processor, 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA hard disk. The notebook runs Windows 8.1 with Bing*.

It equipped with a DVD drive, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader, HDMI port. Supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.0.

The 15.6″ notebook weight 2.4KG with 36 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery pack, offers battery life up to 4.5 hours.

Aspire ES1–511 price is Malaysia is RM 999.

[box type=”info”]*Note: Windows 8.1 with Bing is cheaper licensing for PC maker’s low-cost computers that PC maker cannot change the Windows default search engine. User can change the default search engine, anyway.[/box]

New Acer Aspire All-in-One (AIO) series

Acer introduced 3 new Aspire All-in-One (AIO) desktop computers with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater with 2 build-in stereo speakers:

Acer Aspire U5–620

Acer Aspire U5-620
Acer Aspire U5-620

23-inch 1920×1080 display, Windows 8.1, Intel Core i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB SATA HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M 2GB, BlueRay combo. Feature special hinge that allow it to tilt all the way to flat with only one finger, awarded Computex 2014 d&i (design and innovation) award. Price: RM 3,499

Acer Aspire Z3–615

Acer Aspire Z3-615
Acer Aspire Z3-615

23-inch 1920×1080 display, Windows 8.1, Intel Core i3 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA HDD, DVD writer. Price: RM 2,399

Acer Aspire ZC–606

Acer Aspire ZC-606
Acer Aspire ZC-606

19.5-inch 1600×900 display, Windows 8.1 with Bing, Intel Celeron 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, DVD writer. Price: RM 1,299

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AcerMalaysia

ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) is Your Affordable Dual Sim 3G Phablet

ASUS Fonepad 7 (FE170CG)

ASUS Fonepad 7 (FE170CG)

ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) is an affordable Dual SIM 3G phablet device for you who want smartphone and tablet in one package and does not cost you a bomb.

(Note the model number FE170CG because ASUS has several FonePad 7 models.)

The 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) Android device is powered by Intel Atom Z2520 1.2GHz dual-core processor (with Intel Hyper Threading Technology) and 1GB RAM. The phablet storage is available in 2 variants: 4GB or 8GB, both supports MicroSD memory card up to 64GB.

ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) supports Dual Micro SIM, Dual Standby with 3G connection. Dual cameras with 2MP at the rear and 0.3MP at the front. Front speaker with SonicMaster technology.

Yes, ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) can make phone calls.

It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Android 4.4 KitKat upgradable) with new ASUS ZenUI. The build-in battery is 3950 mAh. It will last for 10 hours with single charge, Asus claims.

ZenUI is ASUS’s latest mobile device interface with more than 200 software tweaks over previous ASUS interface. It features modern flat design, customizable themes, animations, new sounds and ringtones. What’s Next and Do It Later features help you to be more productivity.

ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) weight 290g, 11cm width and 10.7mm thick. It is available in several colours: Black, While, Red, Blue. 4GB model is only available in White.

It is already available now at your local IT stores and resellers. The FonePad 7 (FE170CG) in Malaysia is RM 499 (4GB) and RM 599 (8GB). I would recommend you to buy Android devices with at least 8GB storage.

If you doubt about ASUS Fonepad 7 performance, as your reference, ASUS send me a chart comparing FonePad 7 benchmark scores with other competitors: (click/tab for full size image)

Asus fonepad 7 performance benchmark scores
Asus fonepad 7 performance benchmark scores

ASUS FonePad 7 (FE170CG) photo gallery

For more information, visit ASUS Malaysia

ZenFone 4, RM300 Android Smartphone by ASUS Malaysia

ZenFone banner

ZenFone banner

Not everyone has the luxury to buy expensive flagship smartphone. Some of us only need a cheap smartphone that works.

We heard a lot of nightmares about cheap smartphones that are difficult to use and do not last for a few months.

Could we have a branded, cheap, and reliable smartphone? ASUS ZenFone 4 may be your answer.

ASUS ZenFone 4 phone price is not RM600, not RM400… It is only RM299! It is the ASUS’s most budget Android phone released in early 2014.

Unbelievable? Let’s check out the phone’s specs.

Specs

ZenFone 4 has a 4-inch (800×480) display using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (anti-scratch). It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor and 1GB RAM.

The phone uses Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to Android 4.4 Kitkat) with ASUS ZenUI.

ZenFone 4 has 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. 8GB on phone storage, plus supports microSD card up to 64GB. You will also receive free-for-life 5GB ASUS WebStorage.

ZenFone 4 supports Dual SIM Dual Standby. The removable battery’s capacity is 1200 mAh. The phone is only 115 gram.

Features

ASUS ZenFone colors
ASUS ZenFone colors

 

ZenFone 4 uses vibrant colours for the phone case, the back cover is curved shape. The design is simple and stylish. (based on the product photos)

The new ASUS ZenUI user interface aims to “turn complexity into simplicity”. The UI is flat and clean. It has productivity features like “What’s Next” and “Do It Later” for busy persons.

PixelMaster is ASUS technology for smartphone to produces high quality photos. It has low-light mode, image stabilizer, easy head count selfies, depth of field photo, object focus tracking and more.

 

Price and Availability

ASUS ZenFone 4 is available now at Malaysia retail stores for RM299 in Red, White, Black colours.

[box type=”info”]Update: Zenfone 5 now available in Malaysia.[/box]

Thoughts

ZenFone 4 display is not sharp but still better than many do-not-come-from-where phones. Intel Atom 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM can handle general tasks and apps. I won’t play 3D game on ZenFone 4, though.

0.3 megapixel front camera cannot take your selfie photos. Dual SIM and productivity features of Zen UI make it a budget work phone, but the 1200 mAh battery capacity means you need a spare battery or power bank.

If ZenFone 4 has kids friendly features (parental controls, kids theme, tracking, etc) then many parents would buy the RM299 phone for their children in school.

What do you think about ZenFone 4?

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