With Christmas about a month away, many of us would be shopping for presents for our loved ones. So for the technology geeks, we hope this feature could give some ideas on what you may have in mind. This three-part VR-Zone Christmas Gift Guide starts with the notebook PCs this week, followed by tablets devices and mobile phones in subsequent weeks.
ASUS ROG G74Sx
If you are looking for a powerful and portable gaming machine, check out this latest brainchild from ASUS's Republic of Gamers (ROG) series. Powered by second generation Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (2.2GHz) with 8GB DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX560M discrete graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM and 1TB hybrid hard disk, the ASUS ROG G74Sx offers users immersive gaming as well as multimedia entertainment experience.
Its exterior design is inspired by US Navy’s Sea Shadow stealth ship and modern day aircraft carriers, and the gaming laptop comes with a 5-degree incline keyboard for better ergonomic angle, and comfortable rubber-like palm rests for long hours of usage. The ASUS ROG G74Sx sports a 17-inch full high definition (1920×1080) 16:9 display and Blu-ray writer to play your Blu-ray movies or backup your data on Blu-ray writeable discs.
Where to buy – AAAs Com Solution, IT Harvest, Microware, Newstead Technologies, @notebook.com, MC2, Digital Asia, Microware, South Asia, Matrix IT Gallery, Netpro, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman, Carrefour, Gain City
ASUS ZENBOOK UX31
The ZENBOOK UX31 is one of the latest Ultrabooks from ASUS that features an ultra-slim form factor - measuring 2.8mm at the thinnest point ; with silver exterior panel and unique concentric circle design that gives a stylish appeal. It offers an instant-on feature that can resume the system in approximately two seconds, and also standby times of up to two weeks.
The ZENBOOK UX31 is equipped with the latest Intel second generation Core processors (optimized for mobile use), SSD storage, Bluetooth V4.0 and USB 3.0. The Ultrabook also utilizes ASUS’ patented Super Hybrid Engine II technology that can conserve battery life intelligently, and ASUS SonicMaster technology to provide superb audio experience.
Price: S$1,498 (w/GST) for Intel Core i5-2557M processor with 4GB DDR3 memory and 128GB SSD; S$1,998 (w/GST) for Intel Core i7-2667M with 4GB DDR3 memory and 256GB SSD
Where to buy - AAAs Com Solution, IT Harvest, Microware, Newstead Technologies, @notebook.com, MC2, Digital Asia, Microware, South Asia, Matrix IT Gallery, Netpro, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman, Carrefour, Gain City