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Pricelist: Netbooks for Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba – Jan 2010

January 19, 2010

Latest updated pricelist of the Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba Netbooks.

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All netbook comes with Windows7 Starter or Windows XP Home pre-installed. Lots of freebies are included, call us today!

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Brochure: Netbook Flyer (Nov 2009)

October 25, 2009

Click to download the latest Netbook flyer (November 2009) issue.

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New price drop for

  • Acer Aspire One AOD250 – RM1,299
  • Acer Aspire One AO751 – RM1,499
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Review: Asus P835 PDA Phone

July 13, 2009

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Available Date: Early March 2009

Launch Price: RM2,299

Fresh Gear rating: 7/10

Specification:

  • Qualcomm 538 MHz
  • 228MB RAM, 256MB ROM + 4GB Internal Storage
  • GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850
  • 115 x 59.0 x 13.8 mm
  • 148 g (with battery)
  • 5MP Camera with Auto-focus & Flash
  • 3.5″ WGVA Hi-Res screen (800 X 480 pixels)
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Unboxing the Asus P835

The Asus P835 comes with the following accessories.

  • A/C Charger
  • USB Sync Cable
  • 2 Stylus
  • Manual + CD
  • Pouch
  • Wired Headset
  • Car Charger

Screen Protector is missing from the package.

Asus P835 - Content

Asus P835 - Content

First Impression

The Asus P835 looks very professional with its brush aluminum back cover and leather like front cover. The track ball also gives it a “BlackBerry” feel. Excellent job on the outlook department. Someone actually mistaken it as an Omnia which I first took it out to review. However, I must say it looks far BETTER than OMNIA!

Asus P835 - Box

Asus P835 - Box

On the left side sits the Volume UP DOWN button and also the hold key. This is a very welcomed button which is usually found in Palm devices.

Asus P835 - Left Side

Asus P835 - Left Side

On the right side sits the MicroSD slot as well as the dedicated Camera button.

Asus P835 - Right Side

Asus P835 - Right Side

At the bottom are collection of buttons, “virtual” buttons and a trackball. The Mini USB connector and RESET button is located at the bottom.

Asus P835 - Buttons

Asus P835 - Buttons

The top of the PDA sits the 3G camera, Light sensor and the obvious speaker.

Asus P835 - 3G Camera

Asus P835 - 3G Camera

Behind the PDA is the 5.0MP autofocus camera and speaker. The battery cover is made from aluminum and it feels very solid! (But makes it heavy)

Asus P835 - Rear Camera

Asus P835 - Rear Camera

Asus P835 - Battery Cover

Asus P835 - Battery Cover

Using the Asus P835

I must say the screen on the Asus P835 is just stunning as well as sensitive! The 3.5″ WVGA Hi-res screen makes web surfing a breeze and coupled with Opera Mobile, it just makes things perfect.

Like most serious WM manufacturer, Asus replaces the boring, standard Windows Mobile with a what they called; Asus Glide.

Asus P835 main screen

Asus P835 main screen

Asus P835 - MultiHome

Asus P835 - MultiHome

You can change to any one of the 3 themes; Business, Life, and Original. I don’t really like the ASUS Glide because it find it slow and un-responsive at times. The scrolling effect sometimes confuses me.

There are 4 quick access “Virtual” button located just below the screen. Quick Access, Start, OK and Internet Button. Pressing on the “Quick Access” button gets you the below nice little interface.

Asus P835 - Quick Access

Asus P835 - Quick Access

There are

  • Favourite Programs
  • Favourite Contacts (Quick Dial)
  • Message Center (Email, SMS and Miss Call)
  • Internet (Share Flickr and YouTube)
  • Multimedia (Photo, music, camera and camcorder)
  • My Settings (Alarm, Ringtone, Theme and Device Lock)
  • Recent Program

Some of the extra features not usually found in other PDA phones.

WiFi Access Point

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It basically creates an Access Point whereby the PDA itself becomes a “Wireless Router” to enable up to 10 other devices to connect to it (Using WiFi) to go on Internet. It is high recommended to connect to A/C power when using this feature as it will drain your battery pretty quick according to Asus.

Call Filter

Asus comes with the built-in software which filters calls. Handy tool if you are avoiding a certain number (Spam, marketing…).

Asus P835 - Call Filter

Asus P835 - Call Filter

Backup

Asus very thoughtfully included a Backup software which enable the users to Backup and Restore their PDA.

YouTube and Flickr

You can upload video and pictures directly to YouTube and Flickr (you need to sign up first).

Asus P835 - YouTube and Flickr

Asus P835 - YouTube and Flickr

More Screen Shots of ASUS P835 (Click on Enlarge)

Asus P835 Screenshot - WiFi Settings Asus P835 Screenshot - Task Manager

Asus P835 Screenshot - System Info Asus P835 Screenshot - Settings

Asus P835 Screenshot - EzPhoto Asus P835 Screenshot - EzPhoto 2

Asus P835 Screenshot - EzPhoto 1 Asus P835 Screenshot - EzMusic

Sample Picture taking using Asus P835

Asus P835 - Sample Pix

Asus P835 - Sample Pix of Camera (Click on Enlarge)

Conclusion

Pro:

  • Useful Hold-switch
  • Useful Trackball for easy navigation
  • Good Built quality and look great!
  • Nice 3.5″ WVGA screen
  • Good 5MP Camera with Auto focus
  • Built-in WiFi Access Point software/capability

Cons:

  • Built-in User Interface; Asus Glide (UI) is not smooth
  • Doesn’t comes with any other input method other than the standard Windows Mobile
  • Battery life could have been better
  • Heavy side but feels solid
  • No Flash

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Updated: Fresh Gear PDA Flyers – 2009 May Version

May 26, 2009

 

Fresh Gear PDA Flyers - May 2009

Fresh Gear PDA Flyers - May 2009

 Our PDA Flyer for May 2009 is out. Click on it to enlarge / download.

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Upcoming: Asus P565 (Galaxy Mini 5)

November 5, 2008

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Asus will be launching a new PDA very soon. The specification is rather interesting with a 800mHz processor! This might not be something new as news of this PDA was first leaked in the Internet sometime around September.

 

 

Asus P565 (Galaxy Mini 5)

Asus P565 (Galaxy Mini 5)

 

 

 

Many great Asus PDA actually didn’t make it to Malaysia. We have seen quite a few and some are quite impressive. Nevertheless, this particular one caught our attention. According to reliable sources, this should be in our shore by early December.

Specifications:

 

  • Network: HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100 EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10
  • OS: Microsoft Windows® Mobile™ 6.1 Professional 
  • CPU: Marvel TavorP 800MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB Flash + 128 MB SDRAM
  • Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b+g, USB v1.1(FS), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • GPS: SiRF Star III with InstantFix
  • Screen: 2.8“, VGA 480 x 640, 65K, TFT
  • Camera: 3 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus
  • Battery: 1300mAh Lithium 
  • Dimension: 102 x 60.5 x 16 mm (120g with battery)
  • Standby: 150-200 hours
  • Talktime: 3G: 3.5 hours / 2G: 5 hours
  • Expansion Slot: Micro-SD (support SDHC

 

Key Selling Point:

  • Fastest PDA in the world (800Mhz)
  • VGA Screen
  • Built-in GPS

Keep posted on the full review once we receive the commercial unit.

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Upcoming: Asus Lamborghini ZX1

March 27, 2008

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What happens when you put one of Taiwan’s fastest growing tech manufacturer and one of Italy’s legendary supercar manufacturer?

In 2006 you get this.

Lamborghini Asus laptop (Click on enlarge)

Now in 2008, you get this!

Asus Lamborghini ZX1

Too bad it doesn’t comes with bright yellow like it’s laptop brother but it sure looks great! They have the “ZX1” embossed on the side as the On/Off button, the Lamborghini outer logo shaped centre button and even carbon fibre wallpaper background to match the “carbon fibre” housing on the phone.

What about specification? Will it live up to it’s name?

Dimensions: 115.6mm x 59.4mm x 13.2 mm (119gram)

Networks: Quadband with 3G & HSDPA

Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS

OS: Windows Mobile 6.1

Camera: 3MP camera with Autofocus

Processor: IT2431 450MHz

Memory: 128MB/256MB (RAM/ROM) with MicroSD slot

Battery: 1150mAh Li-on with 5 hours talk time

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Rumour has it that it will come installed with Asus new Touch UI (very iPhone like) on this new Smartphone.

Check out the video on the Asus new Touch UI.

Don’t expect this to be cheap!

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Hack: Asus P750 hacked to run at VGA resolution

March 24, 2008

A few days ago some enterprising Russian Asus fans discovered that instead of official QVGA 240×320 px screen, Asus P750 communicator actually has a full blown VGA display.

Turns out that earlier this year, due to a rare quirk in a global supply chain, Asus got the shipment of 2.6″ VGA displays for P750 delivered, instead of expected QVGAs, and at a better price.

But since the Asus P750 and all the software on it was already specc’ed for QVGA, they just disabled VGA resolution and made it run at QVGA quality.

So the hackers (Sorg and GreateVK) among Russian Asus fans decided to do what they do best. Hack into Asus P750 WM 6 firmware and let the phone show off all it’s powers.

And, after a few sleepless nights, they succeeded:

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What you see in the picture is Asus P750 running at a full blown 640×480px VGA resolution.

So far the display is working only at 96 DPI, instead of the usual WM 6 192 DPI VGA display resolution, and there are some bugs in the hack, so no public download is available yet.

But, Sorg says that as soon as he and GreatVK get some sleep, they are getting back to work, and should have the downloadable patch for happy Asus P750 owners ready in a week.

Note: This post is for educational purposes only. Fresh Gear will NOT be responsible for any damage / malfunction caused by the hack whether directly or indirectly. You are strongly advised to proceed at your own risk.

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