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October 30, 2012

Microsoft Philippines launches Windows 8

Microsoft Philippines has announced today the availability of Windows 8 for local consumers following the global launch announcement last October 26, 2012.

August 09, 2012

Round-up: A Guide to Ultrabooks for 2012

The birth of ultrabooks marked the start of a new era in mobile computing. Under the watchful eyes of Intel and their set parameters for such machine, companies slug it out to meet or even exceed those standards while trying to differentiate their brainchild from the rest of the pack by adding their own personal […]

August 04, 2012

Dell launches new 14-inch XPS and Inspiron ultrabooks

Just after four months after Dell launched their first ultrabook in the Philippines, the PC company has introduced two new 14” ultrabooks that would give consumers more option to choose from.

July 30, 2012

PC Screen Size Trends in the Philippines

Saw this interesting chart during one of the product launches of Sony Philippines some time last month. It shows the trend of PC screen sizes preferred by customers based on their purchasing behavior.

April 11, 2012

Western Digital outs 500GB, 7mm HDD for ultrabooks

Finally, Western Digital has their own 7mm thin hard disk drives that sits perfectly well with the current crop of ultrabooks. It’s not as fast as the SSDs but you get the benefits of really large and inexpensive storage — like 500GB.

January 16, 2012

Why ultrabooks were a flop in 2011?

From the informal discussions with a few dealers and distributors, MB Technews Editor @artsamaniego shares that the biggest flop in the PC industry for 2011 were ultrabooks. It must have been a classic case of overhyped and underperformed — and we wonder why.

June 10, 2014

Unboxing the Asus Zenfone 5

We’ve been trying to source any of the three (3) Zenfone since two months ago and our attempt to get one from a recent visit to Thailand was unsuccessful. Fortunately, there were a lot of stocks in Taiwan last week during our visit there so we managed to get the Asus ZenFone 5 right away.

January 03, 2014

Tech Movers and Shakers of 2013

The year 2013 can be considered the year of the smartphone but it’s also the year of just so many devices. We looked at last’s years hottest and most interesting gadgets and the brands that introduced them in the country.

December 20, 2013

Samsung intros 120GB & 250GB 840 Evo SSD

Samsung wants to dominate yet another product category in the Philippines, and this time it’s the Solid State Drive (SSD) market with the introduction of two new capacity drives.

November 10, 2013

YugaTech Christmas Gadget Guide: Gaming Consoles

Christmas is fast approaching and we’re still far away from giving out all the gadget guides we can give! For this one, we’re going to dive into the world of gaming - that includes consoles, handhelds and the like! We’re adding in a few games you might want to purchase as well for each console so read […]

October 21, 2013

Acer Aspire S7-392 2013 Review

Acer has launched the refreshed version of their Aspire S7 line. Not much was changed in the design except for the hardware upgrades, especially the Haswell chip. Check out our full review of the Acer Aspire S7 after the break.

August 07, 2013

Sony Vaio Pro 11, Vaio Pro 13 in the flesh

This afternoon, we went to the Sony Store to check out some of the gadgets already in the market. The latest Intel Haswell-powered Vaio Pro was already there ad being sold at a starting price of 128,000Yen.

July 03, 2013

Sony Vaio Pro 11 lands for Php109,000

Announced back in June, the Sony Vaio Pro 11 has debuted in the Philippines with a retail price just a little under Php110,000 (with the bumped up configuration).

May 03, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro to make a compelling case for Windows 8 and for the longest time, Windows was left behind the growing market of Android and iOS tablets. Microsoft’s counter is the Surface Pro. Check out the full review below if they hit the target right in the head.

February 08, 2013

Acer Aspire S7 Review

The Aspire S7 is a 3rd-generation ultrabook from Acer and has incorporated a full touchscreen IPS LCD with Windows 8. Touted as one of the thinnest and sexiest ultrabook in the market, we were able to purchase a unit for review. Check out our verdict on the Acer Aspire S7 after the break.

January 23, 2013

Acer Aspire S7 unboxed, in the flesh

Launched in the Philippines back in October, the Acer Aspire S7 became the company’s 3rd-generation ultrabook running Windows 8. Since we can no longer wait for our turn to borrow a review unit, we decided to just buy one instead.

November 04, 2012

Asus Vivobook X202e takes ultrabook to the masses

When ultrabooks were first introduced more than a year ago, it was positioned to the high-end market. We’re now starting to see semblance of that same great ultrabook signature on entry-level laptops. The Asus X202e is a good example of that.

June 25, 2012

Toshiba outs Regza RZ1 3D TVs, Portege Z930 ultrabook

Last week, Toshiba Philippines launched their newest Regza RZ1 glasses-free 3D TV with 4K resolution (that’s 4 times 1080p) and what they claim to be the thinnest 13-inch ultrabook, the Portege Z930.

June 23, 2012

Poll: Which ultrabook are you?

This year is looking to be the year of the ultrabooks. The first half of 2012 saw close to a dozen ultrabooks being launched in the Philippines. The spread is so wide that we’re seeing prices somewhere from Php30k to Php120k.

June 19, 2012

Samsung launches 15-inch Series 9 ultrabook

Last night, Samsung Philippines launched their 2nd-generation ultrabooks with the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors. They also showcased a 15-inch Series 9 ultrabook and a 13-inch super-affordable Series 5 ultrabook (under Php30k).

June 09, 2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre is most expensive ultrabook ever

HP Philippines launched the Envy 14 Spectre ultrabook the other night. The flagship notebook is packed with an Intel Core i7 processor and wrapped with Gorilla Glass. The Spectre has also set the record as the most expensive ultrabook to ever reach Philippine shores.

June 06, 2012

Computex: Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible

Samsung new entry into the ultrabook category is the Series 5 Ultra Convertible — a superthin notebook with touchscreen panel and lid that flips back up to 360 degrees.

May 23, 2012

Asus X401 in the flesh, promises to be affordable

ASUS is set to launch their new and very affordable X-series laptop next week. We’re among the lucky few who got their hands on one of these before they launch it. We’ll let you in on a sneak-peek and our first impression of the 2012 RedDot design award winner after the break.

May 06, 2012

HP Envy Spectre in the flesh, priced Php116,990

With the short time we had in London, the only place I was able to visit to buy some stuff was Harrod’s and was fortunately see get a good look at the HP Spectre in one of the shops there. Turns out, the HP Envy Spectre is already available and being sold in the Philippines.

April 25, 2012

The New iPad (or iPad 3) Review

Much has been said about the new iPad — stating with the “new” name, the same old design, the slightly beefed profile and the underwhelming specs. Only one thing remains and that’s the hyped up, beyond-HD display. Check out our full review of the new iPad after the break.

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