Is PC industry dying? Nope, I just upgraded my extreme gaming and video editing computer system. Previous PC system serves me well for the past 6 years. And it is still able to do basic office, blogging and surfing tasks. But slow for 3D gaming and of course video, photo editing as well. There are still tasks that cannot be done by tablet and smartphone. So here you are – my latest extreme gaming and video editing computer system. You will need a powerful multi core CPU for fast video editing. Enough memory so that it won’t slow down when hard drive page file kicks in. SSD to speed up the whole process as normal HDD is usually the bottleneck that slows the whole system down. Therefore, slow HDD but big capacity is used for data storage and backup only. And SSD is for Windows OS and storage for ongoing tasks. Fast GPU is required for extreme gaming of course. And finally you will need good cooling system to let you increase performance further by overclock them…
Oh, no. I am on Fire! Hehe… I just got myself a Kindle Fire from Amazon. Not getting it from Amazon US directly since I want to have Kindle Fire as soon as possible (don’t want to wait for another 2 weeks shipping time). Therefore, I bought it from Lowyat Forum Malaysia locally. Kindle Fire will keep me busy for months because I got lot of stuffs to learn again. Hmm… I planned to get Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Asus Transformer Prime. But both of them are still not available in Malaysia. Have to wait until early next year. So I got a budget Android tablet ~ Kindle Fire instead…
I am a loyal reader at XDA-Developers.com now. XDA-Developers.com is a place for HTC smartphone experts. They help HTC do the unofficial support and develop applications, new drivers and ROMs. A must visit place for those want to enhance their HTC smartphone. Following all the goodies on HTC HD2 there.
Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best Android phones out there. And Maxis Malaysia is having promotion ~ Samsung Galaxy S 8G version for RM 1699 when you sign up its voice plan + data plan for 12 months contract. In addition, you can get RM10 rebate for the data plan up to 12 months. Sound like a good deal, right?
How much is Samsung Galaxy S sold out there in Malaysia? Based on Lowyat forum, you can get it ~ 8G version @ RM2000 and 16GB version @ RM2250 for original set (not AP).
Okay. Let’s do a comparison. Let’s assume that we have Maxis RM50 postpaid voice plan already. All we need to do is adding the data plan in order to get Samsung Galaxy S from Maxis Malaysia. There are 3 data plans ~ 500MB @ RM58, 1.5GB @ RM78 and 3GB @ RM88.
I am thinking of getting Samsung Galaxy S which is one of the best Android phones out there. But Apple iPhone 4 looks interesting too. And I did not use Apple iPhone at all. Apple iOS vs. Google Android. Which platform will grow even further?
While searching for Samsung Galaxy S price in Malaysia, I discovered Apple iPhone 4 price in Malaysia too. Wow… Based on LowYat website, Apple iPhone 4 16GB is selling for RM3300 (US Spec) and RM5350 (Sim Free – UK Spec). In addition, there is no warranty covered. Another thread that I found that have cheaper price, Apple iPhone 4 16GB for RM2800 and Apple iPhone 4 32G for RM3200 (both unlocked). But you can only get it after 18 September 2010. By this date, we can all get it from Maxis or DiGi.
So are you willing for pay higher price to get Apple iPhone 4 now? Or wait for Maxis and DiGi Apple iPhone 4 packages? Or just get Samsung Galaxy S instead?