Stuff Picks: Living large with the Xiaomi Mi Max

And of course, bits for the gamers and an interesting smartphone bundle

Xiaomi Mi Max (RM999)

Like big screens and cannot lie? Well, the wait’s over with the Mi Max finally hitting our shores with its Full HD 6.44in display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 under the hood. Boasting 3GB RAM and 32GB storage expandable up to 128GB, the phablet promises to be zippy and tremoves every anxiety you might have about space.

Throw in a 16MP PDAF rear camera and the usual 5MP front camera, fingerprint recognition, and support for dual SIMs, and the Mi Max is a force to be reckoned with for a very reasonable price. 

The Xiaomi Mi Max is available from Celcom, Yes and its official distributor, Thorus.

Asus ROG Swift PG348Q (RM5999)

The 34in ROG Swift PG48Q ultra-wide curved monitor has landed and it features an IPS display with Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. Its native resolution of 3440 x 1440, response time of 5ms and 100Hz refresh rate make nuking your enemies easy breezy. The monitor measures in at 11.1 kg and the base stand that’s fitted with the gaming monitor stretches up to almost 30cm so large table space may be needed. Additionally, the monitor comes with one DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 ports and four USB 3 ports for you to get hooked up to. 

Acer Predator G1 (RM10,999)

Gamers, behold. The Predator G1 desktop boasts the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM graphics. Its CPU is powered by Intel Core i7-6700 with 16GB of DDR4 RAM that’s upgradable up to 32GB so besides gaming, the Predator G1 can also double as your work rig.

The desktop has an SD card reader, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 ports, five USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and the usual headphone and microphone jacks with a GigabitEthernet port. Could there possibly be any other port that you might need?

ZTE Axon 7 (RM1999)

ZTE’s new Axon7 promises to redefine what a ‘flagship audio experience is’ with Dolby ATMOS and Dolby Digital Surround built-in speakers. With its dual Hi-Fi chipsets, the Axon 7 provides the highest level of audio quality with up to 32-bit Hi-Fi playback (DAC) and recording (ADC) with amplification. Sounding in with a 5.5in 2K WQHD AMOLED display, the Axon 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz processor. The 3250mAh battery, equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 will keep the tunes playing for longer without needing to worry about juice.

The Axon 7 is on pre-order from 1 September to 10th September 2016 and while stocks last, the bundle includes the ZTE VR headset worth RM399.