PCs for work and fun [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) THE LATEST: If you are looking for an affordable PC for work or entertainment, Chandra Devi Renganayar gives some options to consider
HP's new range of AMD PCs
The PC maker announced a line of devices running on the new AMD accelerated processing unit (APU). These include the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 20 and the HP Envy 110 Desktop PC.
The devices are powered by AMD Dual Core A Series chipsets, which are designed to support the latest user interfaces and media and graphics intensive workloads. The devices, according to the company, are affordably priced between RM899 and RM2,199.
The most affordable among the new line-up is the HP Envy 110 Desktop PC, which is priced at RM899. This model is good for your daily tasks like web browsing, email and social networking.
Next comes the HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart Notebook, which is available on the A4 and A6 APU priced at RM1,299 and RM1,499 respectively. The Windows 8 notebook has an 11.6-inch, 10-point capacitive touch screen. It comes with a 500GB hard disk drive and and 4GB DDR3L standard memory.
Priced at RM1,899 is the HP Pavilion 20 TouchSmart All-in-One PC. The TouchSmart PC features a 20-inch diagonal full HD display and an IPS panel with wide viewing angles.
If you are looking for a touchscreen notebook that is small, portable and affordable, the HP Pavilion 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook might just be what you need. Priced at RM2,199, the notebook comes with a 14-inch HD flat display and a DDR3L system memory with dual channel memory support up to 12GB. Hard drive is available at 320GB, 500GB, 750GB or 1TB.
Alienware gaming machine
The latest gaming desktop from Alienware is the Aurora. The machine is built for intense gaming experience with the new IvyBridge-E family of Intel Core i7 4 and 6 core processors and the next generation NVIDIA and AMD graphics.
Future upgrades are also supported for quad-channel DDR3 memory, making it easy for players to increase speed and capacity by adding additional hard drives or solid state drives within the four internal drive bays. The machine is also designed with an intelligent thermal management system that monitors key locations within the chassis to ensure heat is being dissipated optimally.
The updated Alienware Command Center software features the AlienFX lighting control system, which allows users to create their own custom lighting themes and special effects. AlienFX is incorporated in over 60 game titles. Also available is AlienAdrenaline, a custom game and application launcher, a system performance optimiser and a performance monitoring tool, as well as AlienFusion advanced power management and Thermal and Active Venting controls.
The Alienware Aurora with the latest Intel Core i7 processor is available at a starting price of RM 5,799 on Dell.com.my. Entry configuration offers double the amount of storage (from one to two terabytes) over the previous generation, in addition to the unlocked and overclocked Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 1.5GB DDR5 graphics card.
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