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Fashion Week with Vtechnow 2018

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Malaysia Fashion Week with Vtechnow 2018

Since August is all about fashion we decided to do an old-school recommendation of fashion which we think is suitable for geek like us.

Who said geek cannot look Cool?

1. Huawei P20 Pro in summary they have a Kirin 720 Processor which said it all whereas the camera is totally awesome. – RM2,729

2. Timberland Backpack we geek is always well prepare with out hardware on the go, timberland is one of the heavy duty bag we think is reliable. – RM999.00

3. Uniqlo Fine Cotton Checkers this is one of the most common design you can every get in the market and yet is still trending

4. Woven Bracelet, well this is consider a weakness to all geek out there where sometime we are just to lazy to wear additional stuff but yet cool – RM 10 – 29.90

5. Microsoft Surface Go, with a quick meet with client as a freelancer always best to carry a compatible yet meeting your work requirement notebook – RM 2399.00

6. Clarks Shoe, this is one of the most comfortable brand shoe i tried. – RM729.00

7. Uniqlo Bottoms Pants, with the Ankle fashion is all around we also need to update ourself why not choose a comfortable to all the geek out there – RM129.90

 

Top 3 Gaming Laptop with Vtechnow

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This week we are going to cover Laptop / Notebook with a budget of RM10,000 and see which gaming Laptop you can get the best value of of it in Malaysia.

Starting of with Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop (MID 2018)

Alienware Gaming has been in the market way before the others, with their oldest experience. They manage to been around the market with the support of their Hard core fans

OMEN X by HP - 17-ap051nr (Mid -2018)

  • Omen is consider New in the Market in the year 2016 where they maintain their brand Voodoo a high spec luxury notebook before time. Omen X laptop is custom to “Go Beyond The Limit”  with an overclock system. 

 

Predator Helios 500 (Mid-2018)

Predator by Acer  is like teenager kept trying new break trough over their line of laptop. With their X21 over RM 30k value has been a Wow in the market but still we have a worried of the quality that predator bring because of ACER.

Acer has been famous with their low-end laptop where has been in the market a while with the top selling low end unit comes with high volume of Warranty issue that is why acer is providing 2 year warranty service and additional 1 year service more than others.

Quick Comparison

Specification Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop
(MID 2018)
OMEN X by HP – 17-ap051nr (Mid -2018) SOLD OUT Predator Helios 500 (Mid-2018)
Price (MYR) 9,429.00 9,159.00 8,999.00
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost) Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores) 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor
Memory RAM 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4, 2666MHz 32 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 16 GB) 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
Display 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled 17.3″ diagonal FHD 120 Hz IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) 17.3″ display with IPS
SSD 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD 256GB M.2 SSD (128GB X 2 Raid0)
HDD 1TB 7200RPM HDD 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA 1TB SATA HDD (7200rpm)
Graphic Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 OC with 6GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated) NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8G DDR5 VRAM
Warranty 1 Year 1 year limited hardware warranty 2-Year Local Onsite Warranty
OS Windows 10 Home Single Language 64bit English Windows 10 Home 64 Windows 10 Home
KEYBOARD Internal US/Int (Qwerty) Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad Full-size backlit keyboard with numeric keypad and NKRO
WIRELESS Killer 1550 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo Killer Wireless-AC 1535, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN with MU-MIMO Technology
Battery Lithium Ion (99 Wh) Battery 6-cell, 99 Wh Li-ion 74 Wh 4810 mAh 15.4 V 4-cell Li-ion battery
Others 1 Power/DC-in Jack

1 RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port

1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port

1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology

1 Type-C SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port

1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)

1 Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port

1 HDMI 2.0 Output

1 Mini-Display Port 1.2 (certified) Output

1 Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)

1 Headphone 1/8″ Port (retaskable for Microphone/Line-In analog audio input)

1 Noble Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)

2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 (Data up to 40 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only); 1 Mini DisplayPort™; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 microphone-in Optimized Dolby® Audio Premium® sound enhancement
Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Acer HD Webcam, 1280 x 720 resolution
Killer Wireless-AC 1535, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN with MU-MIMO Technology
Bluetooth® 4.1
8X DVD Super Multi Plus Drive (M-DISC™ Ready Drive)
Estimated battery life: up to 5.5 hour
SD card reader
One USB Type C port (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 10 Gbps), Four USB3.0
HDMI™ port with HDCP support, DisplayPort
Dimension 29.9mm (1.18″) x Width: 424mm (16.7″) x Depth: 332mm (13.1″) 16.73 x 12.88 x 1.43 in 428 (W) x 298 (D) x 38.7 (H) mm (16.85 x 11.73 x 1.52 inches)
Weight 4.42Kg (9.74lbs)3 10.73 lb 4 kg (8.82 lbs.) with 4-cell battery pack

Online Freelance Accounting Issue [Sloved]

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I have been doing freelance about 10 years and every year when the income- tax came is always a headache for me. i have try a lot of method on monitoring my account

• Manually with Excel Sheets and and filing for 4 years

• Migrate my accounting since 2016 with fresbooks online accounting system and i have to pay $25 per month to maintain my account (2 years)

after doing some accounting as a freelancer we want to make sure our overhead is as low as possible because of our service industry.

Finally waveapps is introduce to me and i’m stunt because is for FREE…………………

without hesitation i created an account and try it out in-term of the concept of accounting they provide and i was impress with all the detailing account (which i have no idea yet). Come-on as a freelancer we only care about profits, accounting work no so much.

so I’m giving you a few trips to make your accounting on track especially income-tax submission time


Quick 5-Steps

1. Setting up your Account

Follow the Wizards Guide

2. Invoicing

You will always need an invoice to bill your client where waveapp able to customised your Invoice / Tax-Invoice / Bill / Receipt

3. Payment

Once you invoice is deliver to you client with waveapps unlimited email service you have to make sure payment is collected within the period of you invoice (You will need to survive to chase payment from client – Life of a Freelancer)

with wave app payment access with paypal/credit card is available to set-up

4. Expenses

You need to keep all the receipt or invoice from you supplier such as web hosting and domain and take a photo of the receipt to make an entry into the waveapps accounting system.

5. Waveapps mobile app

Install waveapps on you mobile phone where you be able maintain on tracking your company expenses and income especially outstanding balance

Advance Tip

  • Keeping track of your accounting cash flow
  • Bank account sync with waveapps

I personally tried a few Malaysian bank which is Hong Leong and Maybank and surprisingly it works

  • you may need some basic accounting to do detail accounting especially on the “CATEGORIES OF TRANSACTION”

*as a web design freelance i have no idea by only using common sense (update soon)

Advise upon migration:

You may want to start a new fiscal month for the new accounting before you rush to migrate to a new system

Best way once you have confirm that you want use waveapp is better than the others just do a closing on your old accounting with the closing balance and add the opening balance to waveapps

p.s. for those still in outstanding you may want to chase for the payment or you may want to delete the invoice form the old system and re-create in waveapps

DJI Tello From RYZE drone is worth it

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Say Hello! to DJI Tello

If you are planning to get one of the drone for your travelling as a beginner Tello is a Drone to goto because DJI is a well known company for expensive drone although they came up with a economy drone for everyone to own one.

with their expertise in term of drone accessories and quality i believe they are more reliable comparing with unknown brand.

Now DJI Tello for a price of $99,

ref: https://www.bestdronetips.com/new-available-dji-tello-review-2018/

Video / Camera Quality

You don’t need to put a high expectation on using the drone to do Selfie during your traveling because of 5 megapixel is just not going to cut it. But is always a breath taking scenery view shot you can get from DJI Tello where you can always add-on some scenery clips on you video project.

credit to: Micro Motor Warehouse
Credits: Super emer

There is always kind of blury / dreamy feel with some editing i trust you video is just going to be great.

Battery Life: 13m Flight Time

You have to charge 70min in order to get a full 13min flight time, if you are really want to use DJI Tello for travelling is best to advise to pre-plan your idea of your video cause is going to run out of battery before lunch.

It is also great spending some 15 min quality time with you child playing with drone in the park

Solution: Buy an additional Battery Pack “Tello Flight Battery” for $19 /per pcs

Image result for tello battery

 

Tello

  • Battery Life: 13m Flight Time
  • Range of Frequency: 100m
  • Camera Resolution: 720p (with their 5mp)
  • No Controller- Smart Phone Connect (Live View)

Price $99

You able to get DJI Tello a better price as low as RM415 in Lazada Malaysia

*price subjected to change in any period of time

TOP 3 Microphone of my Choices

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Starting with my video review project and found that using your own phone sound recording just don’t work getting some hard time to record a proper sound without echo around.

I didn’t know getting a proper Microphone is so….. interesting. While doing some research I’ve thousands of different choices I can choose but I filter it to my “TOP 3 Microphone choices”

1. Blue Yeti USB Microphone

This is the most common microphone that is mostly every recognize youtuber  is using where is comes with a professional price also.

Specifications:

  • Analog or digital: Digital
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120 dB
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Multi-pattern
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Podcasting, studio
  • Diaphragm size: Small
  • Switches: Mute, volume, headphones
  • Phantom power required: No

2. Samson Meteor Condenser Microphone

  • 25mm large diaphragm, cardioid pickup pattern.
  • 20Hz-20kHz smooth frequency response and CD quality 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution.
  • Durable chrome-plated body with fold-back legs design that looks amazing on your desktop.
  • Built-in standard 5/8″ thread mount for installing the microphone to a boom or desktop stand.
  • Stereo 1/8″ (3.5mm) headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring.
  • With headphone volume control, microphone mute switch and LED indicator light.

3. BM-800 Condenser Microphone

This is the best choices you can get for a beginner with the price below RM100 you may have a hardware for you to experience and learn before going to the next level.

Specifications:

  • Polar Pattern: Uni-directional
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz 
  • Sensitivity: -34dB±2dB 
  • Output Impedance:150 ±30%(at 1kHz)
  • Load Impedance: >=1000
  • Equivalent Noise level: 16dBA
  • Electrical Current: 3mA
  • Max. SPL: 130dB
  • S/N Radio: 78dB
  • Mic Size: 15.5 * 4.5 * 4.5cm / 6.1 * 1.8 * 1.8in
  • Mic Weight: 226g / 8oz
  • Package Size: 30.5 * 19 * 9cm / 12 * 7.5 * 3.5in
  • Package Weight: 783g / 1.72Lb

Summary


If you planing to use for professional podcast or profession video sound well there is no reason not to buy the Blue Yeti as is been proven in review where this is the most standard quality MIC you can get

But if your new with sound editing and microphone for the use of learning and game conversation, well BM800 with an affordable price and a decent review you can get.

Getting my PC Component Parts in Malayisa

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It’s been a great week for me where I decided to build my new video editing PC Desktop.

At first everything seems so smooth where

  • The Intel CPU Broadwell-E processor price drop early June 2017 due to ryzen launch and i9 coming soon

  • Cooler corsair h100i v2 seems plenty of stock
  • Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX price drop due to announcement of discontinue
  • Got the wrong color for the RAM and repainted White because lazy to go to trough the process of changing the color and waiting
  • Power supply out of stock for superflower but replace with evga 650w
  • SSD hardisk just not hard to get
  • Graphic Card is the hardest part to get is – see more why

Overall is a hassle to buy part by part to get the best price from different sources and ending up saving 20% from their official selling price felt worth it.

I found that in Malaysia we may not get what we want from only a store. If we have a buying list, we may need to change to other optional choices or purchase every parts from different seller

So i decided to get all the parts from all different seller staring with the important component:

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  • Processor – Intel i7-6850k
  • Motherboard – GA-X99-Designare EX CF

  • RAM – G.Skill 2x8GB 3200Mhz
  • SSD – Samsung 850 EVo 250GB

I sent my list to the seller and he only manage to get the stock above because they only have authorized re-seller from the supplier. The experience was quite smooth where it took 2 working days to get my stock ready to collect my self. Their store may be empty but they have quite a service i may say.

Lelong.com.my (cwchoo85)

  • Power Supply – EVGA 650 G3
  • Cooler – Corsair H100i v2
  • Case – Fractal Design Define R5 (White)

Well they have the cheapest price in Lelong platform but there is some good and bad about this store:

Pros:

  • Cheapest Price in Lelong
  • Good respond before buying
  • delivery time as expected 2-3 Working days

Cons:

  • No respond after payment Made
  • No Store and unable to contact them if they decided to RUN ( but decided to give it a try because they have made a quite transaction in the past) and Netpay available

Lelong.com.my (lingloong)

  • (GPU) Graphic Card – Galax GTX 1060 exoc

I didn’t make online purchase but call to check for stock availability and was a suprise that they still have Graphic Card available and their store is quite pro in my opinion where they also do servicing and upgrade even for water-cooler.

Graphic Card Shortage in Malaysia 

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After planing to built my own PC for video editing and everything went smooth but until issue happen when I’m looking for a graphic card to complete my build.

Was looking the choices I have in Malaysia market and my top choices was

  • Asus
  • Gigabyte
  • Zotac

But it seems everyone is giving me the same “REASON”

  • “Bitcoin Miner is buying all the GPU”
  • “BitCoin Miner lah, Now Graphic Card Shortage”

so i asked: When the graphic card will restocked?

Answer:

  • October 2017
  • Don’t Know yet

“Argh………. Screw You BitCoin Miners”

At the end I found a store that still have stock with Galax GTX 1060 exoc stock in the market

So I drove 1 hour all the way the store and get it just to complete my hardware and hopefully in the weekend I can complete my build.

XD Design Anti-Theft Bobby Backpack

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After Waiting a while from Kickstarted during 2016, with pledge as low as £35 (eta RM 196.09) early Bird price. With estimation Retail selling price for £80 (eta RM448.2)

and their original websites https://www.xd-design.com is selling at € 94,95 (eta RM456.00)

But now is available in Malaysia for only RM239 – RM499

and of course there is a-lot claim is original and sell as low as RM 140 and bootleg product as low as RM 98

what i’m going to do is try to check weather they are supplier in Malaysia and check the actual price

and compare the material from a original quality and a bootleg quality

 

 

Buying Antivirus in Malaysia 2017

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Having trouble choosing the Mr.Right Antivirus for yourself?

Well we are facing the same thing also, as a long research and comparison antivirus in the market we manage to filter down to 2 Antivirus which is best available in Malaysia distribution.

Well you may search in Google and ending up back to this two product but we must always give them a fair shots between apple to apple product.

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*Price May Change last updated May 2017

Conclusion:

We decided to use Bitdefender Total Security 2017 over Panda Antivirus Pro.

Well we think both product meet our needs of protection but when you wanted to purchase multi-user package Bitdefender have the best price.

Some reason from our opinion:-

  • We think that the price for Panda is fluctuate price in Malaysia when we compare every online site that sell the same products, where we believe they are not well maintain by the distributor in Malaysia and afraid of the support they may provide to the end user.
  • Bitdefender price also fluctuated but it seems it have been control where the different is not much, so we believe they know what they are doing.
  • We went to few computer store in Klang Valley and ask for recommendation of antivirus but majority they don’t recommend both of the product because (maybe profit margin is to LOW)
  • Those who recommended Bitdefender over Panda is because of the review floating around the internet and shows satisfying customer

Intel Core I9 is coming to Town

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SKYlake X CPUs I9 will be expecting release 20th May 2017, hoping it will release in SEA at the same time . Those who curios of getting i7 Broadwell-E may want to hold-on your horses cause things may be different in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Will Intel Broadwell-E price drop or maintain the same?

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