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February 09, 2010

Asus Eee PC 1201T vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Two of the latest CULV notebooks we’ve reviewed recently, the Asus 1201T and ThinkPad X100e, sported the single-core AMD Athlon Neo processor and ATI Radeon HD3200. We ran some benchmarks to compare the two and found out some interesting results.

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February 09, 2010

Wi-Tribe 4G Broadband Launched

I actually deferred writing about it last December as requested by telco insiders but looks like the cat is finally out the hat. Wi-Tribe Philippines did a soft launch recently offering WiMax broadband internet in Metro Manila.

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February 08, 2010

Acer Liquid goes Android and SnapDragon

Acer’s famous for notebooks but their first foray into the smartphone market didn’t go quite well. Now, they’re back with a vengence — the Acer Liquid is powered by a SnapDragon processor and Android OS.

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February 08, 2010

Poll: Which kind of laptop are you?

Now that the laptop market has been spread thinly with the introduction of netbooks and CULVs, it looks like the regular ones have been placed in the sidelines. Our next poll looks at what people prefer when buying a laptop.

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February 06, 2010

Asus EeePC 1201T Review

The Asus Seashell design was continued with the introduction of the Eee PC 1201T, a 12-inch AMD Athlon-powered netbook. We took the unit for a spin and shared my verdict in the review below.

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February 05, 2010

Canon EOS 7D First Impressions

Been eyeing this dSLR for some time now since it was launched last September 2009. During the annual PhotoWorld Asia last week-end, was able to check out both the 5D Mark II and the EOS 7D and decided to go for the latter. Here are my first impressions.

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February 05, 2010

LG SL90 Borderless LED TV

LG Philippines lent us their latest LED TV, the borderless one in the SL90 series. The one that I got is the 42″ model. When they say “borderless” design, it means the glass screen extends up to the very edges of the set.

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February 04, 2010

Sony Vaio W drops to Php29k with Pine Trail

Sony Philippines introduced several new models in their line of laptops, including a CULV line (Vaio Y), a high-end Vaio Z and a refresh of their Vaio W netbook.

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February 03, 2010

Giveaway Round #2: Gimme your best shot!

Okay, I have to admit that running a huge giveaway/contest is such a tedious job in terms of logistics especially if you have several hundreds (over 700+) entries to comb thru. Nevertheless, we’ll continue to do our give-away every month. So here’s Round #2 of the YugaTech Great Gadget GivewayGimme your best shot!

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February 03, 2010

Google Nexus One Review

The Nexus One is Google’s latest self-branded smartphone. It has gone a long way since the Google G1 over a year ago. So, before you have one delivered to the Philippines, check out our Google Nexus One review first.

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February 02, 2010

The White Macbook is still classic

Having used two Macbooks lent to me by Apple in recent months, I remembered the time when they changed from the simple white and black plastic body into the silver aluminum unibody. MacBooks were more expensive then, too.

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February 02, 2010

Bayan Broadband 512 Speed Test

We’re able to get a review unit of the new Bayan Broadband 3G service. Their claim of TrueSpeed is hinged on the promise that they can deliver true 512Kbps EV-DO to your home as long as the signal is strong.

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February 02, 2010

Winner of the Real Leaf iPod Nano Giveaway

Thanks to all the hundreds of participants to our iPod Nano Giveaway, and likewise to our sponsor Real Leaf (Coca-cola). We’re impressed with the turn-out and the submissions but I can only pick one winner for YugaTech.

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February 01, 2010

Gigabyte T1028G Tablet Netbook has 3G

Gigabyte’s netbook is back with a vengence — the new Gigabyte MT1028G is a 10-inch full touchscreen tablet netbook with built-in 3G. Check out the specs and pricing below.

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January 31, 2010

Acer Aspire One AO532h sells for Php23,900

Acer’s Aspire One line with the new Pine Trail platform starts selling in stores for a suggested retail price of Php23,900. It’s basically your Aspire One D250 with the new Atom N450 and GMA 3150 upgrade.

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January 30, 2010

Google Nexus One vs. HTC Touch HD2

Let’s take a quick poll and let’s just based all that on the looks for the meantime. We got on our hands the Google Nexus One and the HTC Touch HD2. Two gorgeous smartphones but which one draws the a second look?

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January 29, 2010

Sony-Ericsson Xperia X2 Price: Php29,500

We also got more hands-on time with the Sony-Ericsson Xperia X2 during the Windows Phone press gathering today. Incidentally, the reps of SE Philippines also sent out word the other day that the device will be formally released on February 1, 2010.

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January 29, 2010

Cherry Mobile Eclipse: Cheapest WiMo Phone

In a press gathering by Microsoft today, a number of mobile manufacturers showcased their latest handsets running Windows Mobile. Among the crowd is Filipino-branded phone maker Cherry Mobile showing the WinMo-powered Eclipse.

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January 28, 2010

What’s the deal with the Apple iPad?

Just like many new releases from Apple, there market is divided between fans and haters. It’s actually normal. No single product can make a claim for 100% approval. So, what’s the deal with the Apple iPad?

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January 28, 2010

It’s the Apple iPad!

[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ] So it’s a tablet PC and Steve Jobs calls it the iPad. Think 6 times the size of the iPod Touch. Kinda funny name though. What say you?

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January 27, 2010

The Google Nexus One has arrived

So the package arrived yesterday and I was able to unbox the Nexus One this afternoon. I knew that by getting that custom laser engraving, It’d be delayed by a week but I think it’s worth it.

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January 27, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Review

Lenovo’s latest ultraportable is the ThinkPad X100e, set to be launched in the Philippines this February 3. A ThinkPad under Php30k is unheard of so we check out if the X100e is worth all that wait.

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January 27, 2010

Asus EeePC 1201T in the flesh!

Interestingly, Asus’ 12-inch version of their netbooks have only arrived this week despite other PC manufacturers offering them as early as last year. The Asus EeePC 1201T is the 12.1″ version of the Seashell series and I bought a unit for review.

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January 26, 2010

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Quite a lot of recent RIM’s BlackBerry phones looked quite alike (Bold and the Curve) and it could mean one of two things — either RIM doesn’t have any more design ideas left or it has almost perfected the form factor that many people loved about the qwerty smartphone that it doesn’t want to veer away from it. That is the case of the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

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January 25, 2010

Honda unveils CRV 2010

Honda Cars Philippines today unveiled their latest SUV, the Honda CRV 2010 and even before it arrived, over 200 people have made reservations for the model.

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