5 Reasons why Apple MacBook costs more than ASUS ZenBook UX305

So ASUS has launched the ZenBook UX305 in Malaysia two days ago and is now available in Malaysia from RM 2,399. During the event, the company compared it with Apple's new MacBook. Not only thinner than it, but packs almost same specs in the town with just about half of the price.

The question is, why the MacBook costs almost double of the ZenBook UX305? Well here's why:

Motorola Moto G (2nd Generation) Review: Revolution of Affordable Moto

The original Moto G was the first mid-range smartphone to have affordable price tag. However, with just a year, everything has changed. The mid-range smartphones have even lower price and, the flagship smartphones, are just as affordable as those old mid-range smartphones back then. Can the Moto G (2nd Generation) able to catch the consumers eyes? We'll find out.

The Key Specifications...
- 5" HD (720 x 1,280) IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB internal storage
- Micro SD card slot
- 8 MP rear camera with 720p video recording
- 2 MP front camera
- 2,070 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Google Now Launcher (Upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop)

ASUS Malaysia launches Transformer Book Chi and ZenBook UX305

ASUS Malaysia today has launched the Transformer Book T300 Chi and ZenBook UX305 as well as showcasing the Transformer T100 Book.

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Announced at CES 2015, the Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 detachable Windows device. It sports a 12.5" Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display and is powered by Intel Core M-5Y71 processor with 4 GB of RAM. The thinnest point of it is only 7.6 mm, while the thickest point is 16.5 mm, which slightly thinner than the MacBook Air.

Lumia 532 will be available in Malaysia from 27th March

The Lumia 532 was announced two months ago, and guess what? The Lumia 532 will be available in Malaysia from 27th March onwards for just RM 379.

Being the most affordable Windows Phone in Malaysia at the moment, the Lumia 532 packs a Snapdragon 200 chipset which comes with a quad-core CPU ticking at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. It features 8 GB of storage which is expandable up to 128 GB with a Micro SD card. As usual, a 30 GB OneDrive cloud storage is included.

Brightstar likely to distribute OnePlus One in Malaysia

The OnePlus One is said to be available by end of 2014, however thing doesn't go as planned. And now, we finally get to know more about the 2014 flagship killer. It seems that Brightstar Malaysia will be the official distributor of OnePlus.

The best solution to bring in the device as soon as possible is to appoint a local partner. Unlike other countries, OnePlus has chose Brightstar as the official distributor instead of Lazada as the One had just certified under SIRIM.

With Brightstar as their official distributor, the One could be widely available nationwide instead of exclusively available online. Unfortunately, there's no details on its pricing and availability. OnePlus previously has stated that the pricing will stick close to US Dollar, which should be around RM 1,199 for 16 GB and RM 1,299 for 64 GB version.

It's a good news to know that OnePlus is taking action to bring the One to Malaysia. Meanwhile, OnePlus is developing new software, called Oxygen OS. We should be able to know more in coming weeks.

HTC One (M7) software support ends at Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google recently has rolled out Android 5.1 Lollipop update to several Nexus devices that run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. And here is a bad news for the original One (M7) users, the device will not be getting any major update after Android 5.0 Lollipop.

This information comes from Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management, so it's as official as can be. The One (M7) did received Android 5.0 Lollipop update with new user interface recently, but there are many bug fixes and improvements from Android 5.1 won't be available for this smartphone officially.

Mo Versi did mentioned that the Google Play Edition One (M7) will receive the Android 5.1 update. As for the original One (M7) users, it seems that Sense 7 update will be the next with still Android 5.0 Lollipop.


ChatSim will be available in Malaysia soon

It seems that Malaysians will get to purchase the ChatSim officially in Malaysia as DirectD has announced that they are the official retail partner of ChatSim to bring it to Malaysia very soon.

In case you don't know, ChatSim is the world’s first SIM that allows you to connect to various instant messaging applications anywhere in 150 countries. With just one SIM, you can stay connected to WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger, LINE and many more no matter where you are, without having to fear of expensive roaming charges and the inconvenient of looking for Wi-Fi hotspot. Frequent traveler now don't have to spend more on international roaming, or go through hassle to purchase foreign SIM card when you are away. ChatSim also benefits non-traveler with cheaper data rate and high speed connectivity.

ChatSim comes in two types of SIM, ChatSim and ChatSim Plus where each of this will connects to different networks depends on the countries.

Unfortunately, the pricing is still yet to be revealed. DirectD has mentioned that they will soon announce the pricing of it.