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April 20, 2009

Sub-30k Laptops as Netbook Alternatives

While most of the current netbooks are in the Php20k to Php30k range, some people will still opt for a decently spec’ed notebook within that price range for obvious reasons. Here are my recommended full-featured laptops under Php30,000.

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April 18, 2009

Two Power Supplies in One PC?

Was having some issues with my current set of power supplies in my PC at home. None of them are able to support the GeForce GTX 280 that was lent to me by Asus a couple of weeks ago.

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April 17, 2009

Gateway ZX2300 All-in-One Desktop

Gateway is gunning at the all-in-one PC market and wants to out-spec the Asus Eee Top with its own 18.5″ ZX2300 All-in-One desktop PC.

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April 17, 2009

Dell Vostro A90 a repainted Mini 9

Dell’s global online store has just revealed a new netbook aimed at the business/enterprise market — the Dell Vostro A90, an 8.9-inch repainted model of the Mini 9.

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April 16, 2009

Three’s a crowd: AMD Phenom II Family

Ever since AMD’s Phenom II was announced I have been looking around for a unit to test on but very not a lot of stores have them on stock. Good thing AMD’s PR contacted me for a review unit and these arrived last week, just before the long Holy Week vacation.

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April 16, 2009

New Zune HD to pack NVidia Tegra

Looks like the upcoming Zune HD will have the new NVidia Tegra capable of 1080p HD video with 800 MHz ARM CPU.

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April 15, 2009

Cignal Digital TV to offer HDTV

Cignal Digital TV is a new service provided by MediaQuest (same company who introduced Smart myTV in the Philippines) is set to offer hi-def TV this coming June.

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April 14, 2009

WP DB Cache vs. WP SuperCache

Most bloggers are familiar with WP SuperCache, a WordPress plugin that dynamically caches WP by converting them into static pages, thereby avoiding repeated database queries. While it’s very effective, this approach though has had several drawbacks. Then, there’s the newer one called WP DB Cache.

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April 14, 2009

Good deals for 40+ inch LCD HDTVs

Was looking around from some good deals on 40+ inch LCD TVs and Anson’s Appliance Store seems to be doing a sale this summer. Check out some of the good deals I saw on HDTVs after the jump.

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April 13, 2009

Ultraslim Portable Mouse by Samsung

Spotted this ultraslim mouse by Samsung the other day and I thought it would be perfect for a netbook. At just 8mm thin, this could probably be the slimmest optical mouse I’ve seen ever. 

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April 12, 2009

Nokia Phones on Factory Stress Test

This is what Nokia phones undergo while in the factory — a battery of stress tests to make sure the units survive various real-world conditions, including some pretty harsh elements.

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April 11, 2009

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

Sony sent in one of their newer entry-level HD camcorder () just in time for my planned road-trip this Holy Week. While I’m still testing it out on the road, check out the first few photos of Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 after the jump.

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April 10, 2009

Laptop Hunters: It all comes down to price!

Recent research revealed that there’s a slow growth in sales of notebooks and desktop PCs in the last quarter. But thanks to netbooks, the numbers aren’t too drastic. Microsoft is banking on the idea that it all goes down to price.

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April 09, 2009

Overclock your Graphics Media Accelerator

I’ve tried playing WarCraft 3 on several netbooks and the graphics wasn’t any good but what can you expect from an Intel GMA 950 chip?

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April 09, 2009

Intel intros Atom Z515 and Z550 2.0GHz

Intel made official their new Atom processors for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) — the Atom Z515 which clocks at 1.2GHz and the Atom Z550 which is rated at 2.0GHz.

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April 08, 2009

iPod Shuffle 3G Review

The new iPod Shuffle 3G is the smallest music player from Apple. The biggest change to this model is the absence of playback controls, a functionality that drew a lot of flak when it was announced. 

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April 08, 2009

Acer unveils 11.6″ Aspire One

Acer made official its new 11.6-inch model of the Aspire One line. Aside from a thinner form factor and the  Dolby Pro Logic Sound, there isn’t much difference with this one compared to the earlier models.

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April 07, 2009

The forgotten Gateway LT1001i Netbook

The Gateway LT1001i netbook has been out in store shelves for months now but has never been given a formal introduction. It’s probably because this 9″ netbook is a late entrant and has been overshadowed by Acer who now also happens to own the brand.

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April 07, 2009

HTC profits drop 30% as phone sales crawl

So this could be the reason why there was a huge HTC Trade-In Promo last quarter (Feb. 15 – March 31, 2009) — HTC was aggressively catching up on the sales quota.

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April 06, 2009

Poll: Plurk or Twitter?

This week, our survey covers the micro-blogging service Plurk and Twitter. According to stats shown by Google Trends, the Philippines is ranked #3 visitor of Plurk.com worldwide.

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April 06, 2009

Reva Electric Car

One of the most packed booths at the MIAS 2009 is the Reva Electric Car, a 4-seater ultra-compact sedan that works on electricity.

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April 05, 2009

Globe offers Plan Duo Service

Breaking: Globe Telecom has launched a new cellphone-and-landline-in-one service called the Plan Duo Subscription. This service allows Globe subscribers to carry two numbers in a single SIM card — 1 mobile and 1 landline. Check the details of the plan below:

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April 04, 2009

Thanks to YugaTech Sponsors

It’s been a while since I’ve made a dedicated thank you post to our advertisers and sponsors here at YugaTech. Please do check them out below and see what promos they’re offering to readers here.

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April 04, 2009

Manila International Auto Show 2009

Cars are like tech toys for the big boys — so I took a sneak peak at the 5th Manila International Auto Show 2009 now happening at the World Trade Center. Check out the photos I got of the cool cars on display and their kick-ass sound system.

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April 03, 2009

Woof Portable iPod Speakers

This Woof speakers is yet another one of those accessories dedicated to the growing market of iPod owners in the Philippines. Unlike the usual form factors we’ve seen with the Hamburger speakers and the X-Mini, this one is a bit different. Check out the photos and my quick review after the jump.

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