The ZenBook 14 UX425JA was launched quietly in April via a press release on Asus’s website, and reached Singapore’s shores about two weeks ago. Currently, it seems that only Singapore, Australia and China (known as the Lingyao 14) are fortunate enough to have ‘early access’ to this model. Based on its price positioning (at $1,398 for the i5/8GB/512GB and $1,698 for the i7/8GB/1TB version) and the lack of a 16GB option in Singapore, the UX425JA competes against the likes of other mid-range laptops, such as the HP Envy 13 and x360, Acer Swift 5 and the Dell Inspiron 7490.
With an actuation force of just 35g and Topre-like switches, the NiZ Plum is a whole new experience.
The Dell XPS 13 9300 is, on paper, one of the best thin-and-light laptops you can get today. Here are my thoughts after three months of use.
The Galaxy Note 10+ was released some nine months ago. It has since been eclipsed by newer phones such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Google Pixel 4 XL, OnePlus 8 Pro and the myriad offerings from Xiaomi. Still, if you’re on a lookout for a capable Android phone today, the Note10 or Note10+ are still two of the better options out there.
AMD’s third-generation (confusingly named the Ryzen 4000 series) mobile processors are finally here, and the IdeaPad 5 is probably the first Ryzen 4000-equipped model to reach our shores, courtesy of Infinito Atrix which is selling the laptop for S$1,398. There was a time sale, however, and I managed to snag it for just S$1,250.
On paper, the Yoga S740 is just about the most value-for-money premium laptop you can find in Singapore. At S$1,999, it comes equipped with a 14″ 4K HDR display, Thunderbolt 3 with Power Delivery support, the latest Ice Lake Core i7 processor with Iris Plus graphics and an additional Nvidia GeForce MX250 to boot, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe PCIe storage. This undercuts its main competitors–the Acer Swift 5 (S$2,198 for a similarly-specced machine but without a 4K display), the HP Spectre x360 (S$2,899 but with pen support) and the Dell XPS 13 (S$2,699 to S$2,899 for a similarly specced machine).
The eyeglasses market in Singapore has become a really crowded space in recent years. Zoff seemed like yet another Owndays wannabe until I discovered their unique selling point–really cheap prescription sunglass lenses.
The people at the Singapore Tourism Board must feel pretty happy at the year thus far. Barely two months after hosting the historic Trump-Kim summit that catapulted Singapore into the spotlight to the Western world, it is now the setting of a Hollywood film with a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
A gaming mouse as a productivity device? Normally, one wouldn’t think of a gaming mouse as being well suited for writing documents and sifting through page after page of Excel spreadsheets. After all, the gaudy RGB LEDs found on most gaming mice may look pretty out of place in an office environment.
The Logitech G304 (known as the G305 in some other markets–don’t ask me why) begs to differ. If not for the trademark “G” logo on the front, one would think that this device was a $5 mouse that came with the computer.
The Sony Alpha A6000 was released in September 2014, an eternity ago as far as technology gadgets go. Despite being superseded by two newer models, the A6000 still sits comfortably in Sony’s mirrorless line-up as an introductory model for the aspiring photographer.