ASUS Teases Nexus 7 Launch in Malaysia, event on September 21



Tons of Malaysians have been anxiously waiting for the much hyped Jelly Bean tablet, the ASUS and Google Nexus 7 . We ourselves coudn’t stand the wait and imported a unit from the US. ASUS have sent us a media invite to attend the launch event of the Nexus 7 , happening on the September 21st , 3PM. The event will be liveblogged on the new CrackTech website here, so please remember to tune in to the new website. So, mark those calendars folks. Of course, CrackTech will be there liveblogging the event live, and livetweeting it so be sure to tune in on time! Our very own Chief Editor Vishnuu Panickar and Co-Chief Editor Kumaran Ganesh will on liveblog duty. Just a recap of the specs, the Nexus 7 runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with 1GB of RAM and a 7 – inch IPS HD display – hence the name. We expect the tablet to do exceptionally well here, penetrating the below RM1000 price of a tablet, especially with no Kindle to compete with here.

Remember guys, the event will be live on the new website here.



Google Tablet Confirmed by Asus Representative

Will the Google tablet look like this Asus-branded slate?

Google’s long-rumored tablet, developed with help from Asus, is launching soon, according to a new report.

Android Authority is reporting today that it recently sat down with an “Asus representative” at Computex, who said that the co-branded Google tablet does, in fact, exist. What’s more, the representative said that the Google tablet will launch at the end of June, seeming to indicate that the search giant’s I/O conference could be home to the unveiling.

Rumors have been swirling for months that Google is looking to launch its own tablet at some point this summer. Some reports have suggested that the device would launch in June, while others claim July. The tablet is expected to come with a 7-inch screen, and according to a recently leaked benchmark, a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Nvidia’s ULP GeForce GPU is also expected to come bundled in the device.

According to Android Authority, the representative wouldn’t divulge the Google tablet’s pricing or availability. However, the person did offer up some details on other Asus products launching soon, including the Padfone, which the representative says, will eventually come to the U.S. once carriers warm to it. The Asus Transformer Prime Infinity will launch at the end of the month in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE versions.


Razer Blade 17 inch gaming laptop

Renowned gaming device maker has ventured into the laptop business with release what it claims to be the world’s first true gaming laptop, the Razer Blade.

Despite its relative high price at USD2,799.00 (approximately RM8,400.00), the first batch of Razer Blade was sold out, according to Razer and the next wave of stocks will be available some time this month.

The Razer Blade is powered by an Intel Core i7 2640M 2.8GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT555M graphics with 2GB of dedicated video memory, 256GB Solid State Drive, and a host of other standard PC specifications.

According to Razer, the most significant feature of the Razer Blade is its Switchblade User Interface – Razer’s multi-award winning, highly intuitive interface technology. The interface is designed with 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for easier access of in-game commands, and an LCD capable of two modes; one mode that displays in-game information when a mouse is in use; and another mode that functions as an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch track-panel designed solely for the best mobile gaming experience.

The Razer Blade have yet to hit Malaysian shores but from the continuous demand from consumers, this lappy is indicates to the fact that gamers are very eager to move the gaming platform to portable devices and the trendinf shift away from bulky CPU units built into big ATX cases are fast becoming irrelevant.