Predator Helios 700:  Hyperdrift your Experience into the Fast Lane

Predator Helios 700: Hyperdrift your Experience into the Fast Lane

“Substance over looks” – that is what comes to mind when one comes across the newly launched Predator Helios 700. While many of its counterparts and equivalents in the market have become more submersed in being more sleekly designed and cosmetic oriented, the Helios 700 is a testament in contrary. 

The Helios 700 at first glance is an unapologetic mean looking behemoth that is a no frills, no nonsense performance tank. As you may expect, it fiercely delivers on impeccable performance of Intel’s latest 9th Gen 8-Core, Core i9-9980HK CPU and a full-tilt Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080. 

Perhaps the biggest eye catcher in this powerhouse is something some may identify to be a gimmick. Almost synonymous with the Helios 700 now is the HyperDrift keyboard; which is a keyboard that can be slid forward of the laptop. Quite befitting of its thematically industrial appearance, this HyperDrift keyboard even has accompanying sound effects akin to that of the Transformers or similar robotic sci-fi sounds otherwise limited to movies and video games. This is promptly followed with a message that “auto-overlocking has been engaged”. For this really looking to get into the groove of heavy duty work, this just might set the perfect tone. 

Admittedly, not everybody would be taken by such gimmicks and many might jump to conclude that it is frankly unnecessary. However, one key factor might be able to turn the tide; it is more than a gimmick – IT WORKS TO YOUR FAVOUR. 

The HyperDrift keyboard was invented with ergonomics in mind; when engaged the laptop would assist gamers in keeping a healthy distance from the 17-inch 144Hz IPS display screen without the need to typically overextend their hands. Moving the keyboard forward into its engaged mode would also allow the laptop to more directly vent certain hot components with the assistance of the 4th Gen Aeroblade 3D fans. Even the most intense of gaming sessions would be overwhelmed by the fan’s cooling capabilities. 

Typically, the Helios 700 operates in “Normal” and “Fast” mode when locked. But when in the aforementioned “auto-overlocking” mode, the laptop enters a state of “Boost” when engaged and even has a further step that allows the most superior performance; aptly titled the “Extreme” mode. Think what you may of Acer’s efforts to afford some theatricality with this gimmick, it is certainly not in vain at least with these additional features.

On top of the already abundant chops that Helios 700 is capable of, it also comes with the MagForce Keys with Linear Switch technology that allows for greater sensitivity with regards to control for certain in-game mechanics. While linear switches in themselves are not new to the market, this would be a first of sorts for its inclusion on a gaming laptop. Video games that typically require more sensitive control over its functions such as flying and driving would see great improvement with the linear switches. To harmonise the switch on the laptop, the Predator app will assist in providing a seamless transition from the traditional WASD keys. 

If you are a performance junkie that is not one for the glammed superficiality that has become the priority of one too many computers today, the Helios 700 can be your dream come true. Available immediately at Acer’s official online stores as well as all authorised Acer resellers in Malaysia, the Predator Helios 700 is priced at RM17,999. 

For more information, visit Acer Malaysia’s Facebook page or contact Acer’s Product Infoline at 1800-88-1288. The infoline is contactable between 9am-6pm on Mondays to Fridays.

Coinciding with the launch of the Helios 700 in Malaysia is the “Asia Pacific Predator League 2020” that is due to take place in Manila later in February this year. Preceding this event, the Battle Arena Elites and Geek Fam won RM10,000 and RM5,000 respectively in cash prizes as well as Predator accessories during the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 – Malaysia Finals of PUBG. The Battle Arena Elites and Flower Gaming will later be competing with 16 other countries champion teams come February for Asia Pacific League 2020 DOTA 2 and PUBG Champion Titles.

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Finding Flexibility at MCKL

Finding Flexibility at MCKL

The American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur(MCKL) is notable for its flexibility where students are exposed to a wide range of studies across different disciplines; from physical and life sciences to art, history, literature, philosophy and religious studies. American universities have hundreds of majors on offer, giving students the freedom to chart their own career path.

Since its founding in 2014, more than 150 students have transferred to American universities through [email protected] Students in [email protected] have the opportunity to explore various fields of study before they transfer. [email protected] has 52 partner universities. Four of which offer exclusive scholarships to [email protected] students. Furthermore, students are free to apply to non-partnered universities. Our students have successfully transferred to non-partner universities such as The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan -Ann Arbor, Purdue University, and San Jose State University.

The ADTP allows students to explore subjects outside of their chosen field of study. A student majoring in Finance can take a course in Chemistry during their time in the ADTP. 

Students can join the ADTP after completing their high school without having to go through pre-university. However, this does not mean that ADTP is academically inferior. It is a degree program, after all, hence students will be challenged to think and work at a much higher level than what they will need to do at a pre-university level. In terms of affordability, American universities are famed for their generosity. Students can apply for scholarships on their academic or extracurricular performance, and most of the scholarships can be stacked. Schools also provide financial aid to students. 

In the ADTP, students are introduced to a different study environment. They will soon discover that they will be seeing fewer examinations, but more continuous assessments – assignments, tests, presentations, and group projects, all of which will develop a well-rounded student.  

Students who join the [email protected] need not worry about how the American education system works because they will all undergo a course which will teach them everything they need to know about the American education system in the first semester. 

The [email protected] has intakes in January, April, and August.

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Not Your Regular AUSMAT Programme

Not Your Regular AUSMAT Programme

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at MCKL is turning 20 this year! 

AUSMAT is a pre-university programme that prepares students for undergraduate studies in a variety of disciplines. The syllabus is contemporary, comprehensive and learner-friendly. The continuous method of assessment provides consistent monitoring of students’ progress and helps students transition smoothly into the evaluation system of higher learning.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).  Over the past 20 years, MCKL has consistently produced excellent WACE results. This year, 21 students achieved ATAR 90 and above with one student Hannah Li-An Cheah, making it to the top 0.5% for the Mathematics Applications subject. 

MCKL provides a unique learning experience for its AUSMAT students as the College does not focus only on classroom-based learning but also help students develop soft skills through its community-based Service Learning subject. Though it does not contribute to the final grading, this subject has helped our alumni develop skills and qualities that stand them in good stead in their university and scholarship applications.

One such student is Wong Xiao Cheng. A two-time recipient of the STAR Scholarship, she was also a recipient of the University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor Global Graduate award. She credits MCKL’s holistic education for igniting her passion to help others and to pursue excellence in life. She believes that the Service Learning subject had inspired her to pursue community work as a career. She also praised MCKL lecturers for being genuine and passionate about empowering the students and walking the talk.

Another student is Yek Ren Yew. Like most MCKL newbies, he tut-tutted at the thought of having to fulfil 20 hours of community work to pass the Service Learning subject. He started doing community work only for the sake of doing it to fulfil a course requirement, but Ren Yew soon found that he enjoyed doing it so much that he racked up 40 hours of service, without realising it. 

Little did he know, the 40 hours would help him receive the YTL Foundation Scholarship to study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. His advice to students: TAKE SERVICE LEARNING SERIOUSLY! 

AUSMAT students at MCKL are provided with adequate resources and support to enhance their learning experience. They are given access to ReviseOnline, an online revision portal with a bank of more than 30,000 exam questions written by experts and teachers from Western Australia. MCKL students have found the portal helpful as it prepares them for examinations.

Intakes for the AUSMAT programme at MCKL are in January, March, and August.

For more information about the programme and scholarship opportunities,

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Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Revel in relaxation at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, a 5-star haven near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Find your respite in luxury accommodations with contemporary essentials, signature amenities and refined design elements. Thrill your palate with delectable local and international fare at Feast, savor authentic Japanese dishes at our contemporary Miyabi restaurant or try inventive Chinese specialties at Yue. Stay within steps of Putra LRT Station near Jalan Universiti, Jaya One and Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated event space for meetings, weddings and flawless social affairs. After a full day of business or sightseeing, refresh in the sparkling waters of our rooftop infinity pool or celebrate and socialize over wines, craft beers, innovative cocktails and cigars at our stylish Chime Lounge. Designed to be everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel in Malaysia is an upscale sanctuary in a vibrant travel destination.

For more information, go to https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/szbsi-sheraton-petaling-jaya-hotel/

 

Acer Swift 5: The Fastest of them All

Acer Swift 5: The Fastest of them All

Style, power and lightweight portability – these are the pillars that the world was introduced to when the Acer Swift series took the world by storm at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in 2016. Fast forward to the most recent IFA of 2019, the most recent
Acer Swift 5 was announced and has now launched in Malaysia!

Staying true to the staple of being an edgy ultraportable laptop, the Swift 5 clocks in at a remarkable 990 grams. The lack of weight is far from a telltale to what this laptop packs in substance, however.

Powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core Processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce MX250; the Swift 5 is a depiction of a harmonious bridge between minimalistic design and superior performance. It is worth noting that this same model of laptop had been nominated among two other Acer models for CES Innovation Award. This nomination was based on measures of innovation, engineering qualities, aesthetics and design in categories of computer hardware, components, peripherals and accessories.

Johnson Seet, Director of Consumer Business, Product and Marketing of Acer Malaysia has said that “The Acer Swift 5 has been a long time favourite among Malaysians and we are proud to be able to bring an improved, sleeker, portable and powerful laptop to Malaysians. The new Acer Swift 5 will not only be convenient for everyone to travel around with, but it would also fit with the minimalist style while being highly productive.”

In conjunction with the CES Innovation Award nomination and its long awaited arrival in Malaysia, the Swift 5 now comes pre-installed with a lifetime licensed Microsoft Home and Student 2019 that is worth RM529! Acer fans, the time could not be more opportune to pick up a Swift 5 now.

As previously stipulated, the Acer Swift 5 may be lightweight in appearance, but its delivery in performance is just the opposite. Operating as a fully functional 14 Inch Full HD laptop, the Swift 5 has a fully functional IPS touchscreen that champions a screen to body ratio of 86.4% alongside an ultra-narrow three-sided bezel of only 3.97mm. What this means for the consumer is that the laptop’s display will be far more rewarding than what it may appear to be now.

With regards to performance durability, Jeffrey Lai, Senior Product Manager of Acer Malaysia claims that the Swift 5 will be able to operate on an average of 11 hours depending on the nature of usage and that a mere 30-minute charge will be able to supply 4.5 hours of laptop use. Features like these would be invaluable to the ever moving market that is primarily drawn to the seamlessness of the Swift Series laptops.

For the users that are heavy on graphic power, the Acer Swift 5 can opt for the Intel Core i5 variant with NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM support and 512GB SSD at just RM3,999. Meanwhile, the Acer Swift 5 of Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM support and 512GB SSD is priced at RM4,699.

Meanwhile, the Intel Core i5 processor variant with Intel UHD Graphics, comes with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM support and 512GB SSD is priced at RM3,699. The new Acer Swift 5 is available immediately at all Acer Concept Stores and Acer Official Online Stores as well as selected Acer Official Resellers.

Additionally, purchasers of select Acer models worth RM3,000 to RM5,399 before 31 December 2019 will be able to redeem either a Predator waterproof bag or a Predator Cestus 310 gaming mouse or Acer E300 true harmony earphones. The free gifts can be redeemed here.

Essentially, the Acer Swift Series is at the peak of its glory. With the advent of the Swift 5 on Malaysian shores, consumers no longer have to compromise between minimalism and the masterful performance of otherwise more literally heavyweight laptops. Begin your transition into a world of seamlessness – one swift, sleek click at a time.

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