Hi guys its me again… After working at my new job for one month finally i got my first pay… not much but its still enough for me to buy something… hahaha…
First thing that comes to my mind is Solid State Drive. What i heard and see from the internet SSD is getting better and better.
It has almost zero seek time and as technologies advances the read/write speed is getting faster and faster but to get a decent one now is impossible for me but i found this.

While i read on the net. If my laptop supports booting from the Express slot i can totally do without my HDD. It is said that it will fit into your laptop without any protruding part. Although this is slower than most SATA SSD out there but it still supports vista readyboost.
Another thing i really wanna buy is a notebook cooler. i have 2 different models that really captures my attention. one is from Acryan and another one from Zalman.
As my laptop has a different way of drawing cool air i need to really see which type of cooler will suit my laptop. the white cooler is from Zalman and the black one is from Acryan.
Zalman is a korean brand which sells high quality cooling products so this is pretty expensive for a notebook cooler but the way it pushes air from the bottom is wat i need for my laptop.

For this cooler it has 2 unique features. Firstly it allows the user to change the fans to wat they like for example mxing fans with different colour lights. Second feature is the Hush-Rush feature. while is Hush mode the fans rotate at around 900rpm but in Rush mode it doubles the speed at 1800rpm. but i’m still thinking how is this possible with a 5volt usb port running 2 fans of 12volts. it could be a step up transformer i think.

After thinking for so long i still can’t decide which to get. but once i buy you guys will sure hear about it.

Participants in CNET Asia survey stand to win LG’s latest smartphone LG GM730

Singapore, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 – LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced that it is sponsoring a CNET Asia smartphone survey which commences on Monday, 25 May 2009. Aimed at understanding Asian consumers’ needs and insights into their smartphone preferences and user habits, the survey will be conducted over two weeks and close on Monday, 8 June 2009. Members of the public who participate in the survey stand a chance to win one of five LG’s latest smartphone, the LG GM730 which will be launched in Singapore in June 2009.

Asian smartphone survey

The survey delves into the minds of consumers and their thoughts on smartphones. It investigates consumers’ opinions on what features they think makes a smartphone “smart”. In addition, the survey addresses consumers’ smartphone needs such as what features of smartphones do they really find useful versus features that they could do without.

To participate in the CNET Asia smartphone survey, consumers simply visit http://asia.cnet.com/surveys/smartphones/ to share their views. LG and CNET Asia will select five participants with the most constructive answer who will win a LG GM730 each.

Smartphones are increasing in popularity in Asia and LG seeks to understand what consumers really want from their mobile companions. We pride ourselves in creating phones that speak to our consumers and cater to their ever changing needs,” said Chang Ma, Vice President of Marketing Strategy team at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The survey will allow us to be kept up to date with the latest consumer insights on smartphones and enable LG to create smartphones that cater to the varying needs of consumers.”

New LG GM730

With the LG GM730, LG will be creating a new smartphone category based on user-friendliness. Catered to individuals who want easy-to-use handsets, the LG GM730 enables pleasurable web surfing and e-mailing with familiar PC-like functionality. To make smartphones more easily approachable for consumers, LG has concentrated its efforts to simplify the navigation architecture. The LG GM730 allows consumers to enjoy their first smartphone experience with quick and easy access to menus and more efficient operation.

LG GM730, the first user-friendly smartphone from LG, is simple to understand from the moment the handset is powered up. Marrying the latest Windows Mobile OS with LG’s new ‘S-Class’ user interface ensures new users their first smooth foray into smartphones. Even the daunting task of setting up the e-mail feature on the LG GM730 requires only one click. LG GM730 users can also navigate the internet easily and quickly using just their fingertip.

Measuring a mere 11.9 millimetres, the LG GM730 sports a slim and seamless profile that LG handsets are renowned for and boasts smooth and stylish rounded edges. The streamlined design and good looks of the LG GM730 belies its heavyweight features and software, making it a top quality smartphone that is a pleasure to behold.

Hi guys… just a small update… Windows Vista SP2 is out and ready for you to download. So let see what has Microsoft brought us this time and for those who wants more info you can read about it HERE.

And you can download it from here for 32-bit and 64-bit.

Well i have been waiting for this SP2 for quite sometime so lets cross our fingers.

Hi guys its me again… after upgrading my graphics card i decided to get more air flow into my rig so i went around to scout for a fan with high air flow… and i found this

This fan has a very unique feature. this is a 140mm size fan but to mount it you will need to use the mounting holes meant for 120mm fans. At first i was sceptical at first but when i bought it home it fits perfectly to my 120mm fan mounting points. Below is a picture of it compare against my cooler master 120mm fan.

With its 1900rpm spinning speed and a high air flow of 104.54CFM its quite quiet. but of course there are even quieter fans out there but the air flow is very low.

Scythe is not really a well known brand in SG but after laying my hands on it the fan blades and frame feels pretty solid. And compared with other brands considering the specs this fan is not expensive.

So for those with only 120mm fan mounting holes and wish to get bigger air flow you might wanna consider this.

Hi guys, its me again Ah Yap, today i just bought a new toy! The XFX Radeon HD 4890. I’m not here to hao lian about my new buy but this is a really an amazing card. i bought it for $400. which is around the cost of 2 Nvidia 9800GT.

But you know what? A single card is better than the 2 9800GT running in SLi. And from what i read from the net the new 4890 is cooler and great for overclocking than the all time favourite 4870. But i won’t be doing that anytime soon.

The 4890 runs hotter than my previous SLi configuration of 9800GT. but the performance gain was worth it. The package comes with...

  • The card itself,
  • A cross fire bridge
  • Component cable
  • 6 to 4 pin power cable
  • DVI to VGA converter
  • DVI to HDMI adapter
  • A novelty which is a door hanger which i find it very cool to have that

When i installed the drivers with the CD, XFX even thank me for buying a professional grade XFX product. See already also shiok. hahaha…

This might be a very good buy and the box is really nicely design but its a nightmare to open up. and its a X Box(literally) hahaha…

I can play my GTA4 with no lag and this is why i stop here i need to get my fix from the game…

Hi guys i’m Ah Yap. New to this blog. On the 13-05-09, ME and VT went to the sneek preview of the new Acer Aspire Timeline series at the Geek Terminal. We manage to lay our hands on the 13incher and 14incher. both are the top models in their respective sizes.

As we know acer is known to produce laptops with unbeatable prices. this time they have produced a laptop that has a battery life of more than 8hours hence the name of the series “TIMELINE”. This is made possible with the Intel ULV processors. these processors has been around for quite sometime but not much laptop makers put into their laptops.Currently Acer offers 2 models – Aspire 3810T(13.3”) and Aspire 4810T(14”). Under each models there are 2 sub models letting the buyers to have a choice of a single core processor or a dual core processor. Both sizes features LED-Backlit LCDs and the lcd case is made of aluminum. And its cooling systems is backed by Intel Laminar Wall Jet Technology. This technology has been used byAircraft to cool their turbine blades and this makes this laptop very cool and for the whole night the laptop was cool to touch. Single processor will consume 5.50W of power while the dual core processors will consume 10w of power which means buying single core will make the laptop last longer but with a trade-off of processing power but with the dual core that me and budget gadgetor had our hands on the battery was still holding up very well. Timeline series complies with the strictest Energy Star 5.0 prerequisites, even the adaptor is also efficient as it is a Acer Power Smart Adapter. the adapter enters adaptive charging mode when it detects the better is full and this reduces wear and tear of the battery. While charging there is also a yellowish LED that will be lighted up, when full charge it turns blue.

And let me tell you this Timeline series is really no joke. the battery life is amazing, when the laptop was presented to us it has only 84% of power and vista reports that it still can last for another 8hours.

With a battery that last so long users do not even need to lug their heavy power adapters around. this is the part where acer applies their magic, as soon as the user pulls out the power adapter cable from the laptop, the laptop enters Acer PowerSmart mode automatically, in this mode all the unneed programs and hardware are forced to enter low energy consumption mode, even the DVD drive gets the chance to take a nap. And the unusual part of the dvd-rw drive at first glance you won’t get to see the eject button. The button is software controlled so if the drive goes to sleep mode give it a few press and it will wake up.

There are 3 touch sensitive shortcut buttons on the acer

One for wifi, one for One Touch backup and the last one for power profile.

The wifi button simply turns your wifi ON and OFF instead of the usual manual switch. and the One touch backup button is something new for me and i do find it useful as the backup software is provided by acer for FREE and it is able to backup to all removable media and dvd. sadly according to acer it is unable to backup to our NAS, however it is still a very useful button.

And as for the power profile button it is also smart in a way, when the laptop is plugged into a power source this button does nothing but wait… If you unplug the power this button comes alive, with acer built in software whenever the user starts to use battery power the laptop will switch to maximum power saving mode and the button will be lighted up green signifying its in ECO mode but this can be change by the user if he/she intends to use more processing power, just simply touch the button and you can cycle through the power profiles that are set by microsoft.

Acer has also adopted the new touch pad from Synaptics that has similar hand gestures that the user can use like a MAC. and there is also a shortcut button and the edge of the touchpad for switching the touchpad ON and OFF. there 3 gestures that the users can perform, one is the pinching for zooming in and out, second would be the scrolling this is very useful as this transform the touchpad into a jog dial and you can scroll through long documents or websites with ease and speed, third would be the back and forward to make our web surfing easier when we are stuck without a mouse.

And there you have it Acer’s new TIMELINE series.

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