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Everything posted by Freezanator

  1. I'm repasting my Helios 300 for better temps. How's my thermal paste application?
  2. I'm planning on getting an Acer Predator Helios 300 here in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the local model only has 4GB of RAM compared to 8GB or maybe even 16GB in other models. Here are some specs of the laptop: CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB RAM: 4GB DDR4 Storage: 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD Screen: 1080p 15.6" IPS 60Hz So, here's the problem. Should I get another 8GB stick to increase my memory to 12GB or get another 4GB stick instead to take advantage of the dual channel memory configuration? I plan to game as well as do some light media editing in the future. Which will be more beneficial? Thanks!
  3. What's the difference between SATA and NVME? Does it it mean that M Key (NVME) drives can't be boot drives?
  4. I'm planning on getting the Acer Nitro 5 which comes with a 1TB hard drive with an empty slot for a B Key M.2 SSD which I plan to fill with WD Green M.2 SSD 120GB. This SSD has both B and M Keys for a wider compatibility. So, with the missing pins due to the M Key cutout, does it mean that I can't install Windows on this SSD and turn this into the boot drive?
  5. I'm planning on getting a pair of Bluetooth earphones on the cheap and I've compiled a list of 5 earphones which are within my budget. Here are their official links and prices: 1. QCY QY12 Pro (69MYR/ 16.80USD) 2. QCY M1C (65MYR/ 16USD) 3. QCY QY31 (70MYR/ 17USD) 4. QCY QY19 (63MYR/ 15.50USD) 5. Huawei AM61 (80MYR/ 19.50USD) I have a preference for bass. So, which one should I get?
  6. I'm planning on getting the Acer Aspire 5 with the modest MX150 GPU. Should I rather wait for Nvidia to release a successor to this GPU (and wait for manufacturers to then put it in their laptops) or just get this laptop now?
  7. @ZM Fong @Streetguru @AskTJ Thanks for your opinions! After some thinking, I think I'll get the Acer Aspire 5. The IdeaPad seems like a good laptop but as @Streetguru mentioned, it might be utilizing the weaker MX150, which might explain the huge price gap.
  8. Oh, I forgot to mention; even though some will think it's just 55 USD, that's actually quite a some of money in my country's currency.
  9. I'm planning on getting an entry-level gaming laptop and currently, laptops with last year's MX150 seem to be the sweet spot. So, I've narrowed down my options to just 2 models; the Acer Aspire 5 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 320. Both have exactly the same specs; the i5-8250U, 4 GB of RAM (which I'll certainly upgrade immediately), a 1 TB HDD, 15.6" 1080p display, and similar ports. The problem is, why the [Advertiser Friendly Content ?] is the IdeaPad 320 220 MYR (55 USD) cheaper than the Aspire 5? Which should I get? Thanks!
  10. OK I'll cut to the chase. I'm getting a Sony Xperia XZs and I can't decide between these 2 cases below. Which of the 2 would you pick? Please vote above. Thanks! 1. Nillkin Super Frosted Case (This one comes with a screen protector as well) 2. Brushed Carbon Fibre Case
  11. I'm getting a phone for my mom. Which of these 3 Sony ex-flagships should I get for her? Please vote and share your opinions in the existing topic below:
  12. Not likely. If you're worried, then you could get your brother a 90 W adapter for less than RM50 online to replace his current one. All you have to make sure is: 1. They have the same connector to the laptop 2. They have the same OUTPUT voltage (view the sticker on the adapter) 3. They have the same polarity (see below; also found on sticker on the adapter) Polarity: Also, the only difference between the new and old adapter is their output amperage, which determines the wattage since the voltage is fixed (Rule 2 stated above).
  13. @ZM Fong There's a review of another Acer Aspire 5 from notebookcheck.net, but with an i7-8550U instead, which I think has the same power consumption as the i5-8250U. Still, Acer is using the same 65 W adapter and the laptop consumes and average of 64 W under full load, reaching 66.4 W at most. Acer Aspire 5 Review
  14. @ZM Fong True, but I still think you've got nothing to worry about. Come on, Acer isn't that dumb to supply you with a charger which supplies less wattage than the laptop needs, or are they? As long as you don't stress test, it should be technically fine.
  15. @ZM Fong is it the Acer Aspire 5? If so, then the 65 W charger will hold up against normal and heavy usage, but on cases like stress tests, the laptop will consume slightly more power than it receives. I found out about this after reading the review on notebookcheck.net, screenshots below:
  16. I get your point. However, is USB Type-C, Sony's colour sensor and a bigger battery worth the extra ~50 USD in your opinion?
  17. I'll cut to the chase. I'm convincing my mom to switch to Android since she needs a new smartphone (she's currently on an ancient iPhone 4). Currently, she's considering getting the iPhone 6S. However, she's a little worried after I told her the news about Apple gimping their smartphones all in the name of preserving battery life. After a few hours of searching, I found a couple of Sony's former flagships which are pretty cheap now. They share a lot in common, most notably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 64 GB of storage, IP68 water and dust resistance and that classic rectangular Sony design. Here are their prices along with a screenshot of their specifications: 1. Xperia X Performance - 1319 MYR (323 USD) 2. Xperia XZ - 1599 MYR (392 USD) 3. Xperia XZs - 1759 MYR (431 USD) Also, is the XZs worth the extra money compared to the XZ and the X Performance? I am not keen to spend for extra features unless it is definitely worth it.
  18. I'll definitely upgrade The RAM to 8 GB but I probably won't get an SSD upgrade due to their high price. Man, do you remember the times you could get a 120 GB SSD from just RM 130? Now they're all beyond RM 200!
  19. Yes, I can and I will upgrade it to 8 GB if I get it.
  20. I'll cut to the chase. Is this laptop, the Acer Aspire 5, worth its 2319 MYR (565 USD) price tag? CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U @ up to 3.4 GHz RAM: 4 GB DDR4 @ 2133 MHz GPU: Nvidia MX150 2 GB GDDR5 HDD: 1 TB HDD @ 5400 RPM Screen: Acer ComfyView 15.6" 1080p display OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Ports: 3x USB Type-A, 2x 2.0, 1x 3.0 1x USB Type C, 3.1 1x HDMI port 1x Ethernet port 1x SD card slot 1x Headphone jack Weight: 2.1 kg Dimensions: (mm) 21.6 (h) x 381.6 (w) x 259 (d) Battery: 48 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2 V Materials: Plastic, Brushed metal Some pics from UltrabookReview: (exterior colour is grey)