Category Archives: Leisure

New Ford Focus RS: Will it come to Singapore?

New Ford Focus RS

This is one of the cars I am drooling over. Yes there are super cars such as Ferrari, Lambo, etc. However I always like the idea that having a practical sedan car that is able to deliver very good performance and rival those of the likes of BMW M powered cars or Mercedes AMG. Other cars I like: Evo and STI.

Good thing is that they have changed to 4 wheel drive to reduce the burden on the old version front 2 wheels drive.

Doesn’t it look beautiful?

A short personal review on Onda v820w

There was a sale on Qoo10, that sells a windows 8 (genuine) tablet for $99! Even android tablets usually cost more than that. I thought it was a good deal and ordered 1 for myself to test it out.

It is 8 inch in size, pretty much single hand holdable by me. It is very light too, as it is made mainly out of cheap plastic.

Cons:

1) Doesn’t work well with all stylus, especially those with rubber tip. I tried Dagi stylus and it worked pretty ok but….

2) The screen gets scratched easily, my Dagi stylus left numerous scratches on the screen. Probably I should have ordered a tempered glass screen protector.

3) Memory space is very little, for 16GB it is sufficient for windows 8 and Office 365. I don’t really like Office 365, so I uninstalled it and installed Office 2013 instead. In the end my memory only left approximately 1 GB. So I had to buy a 64GB micro SD card ($26 from Qoo10) and install other programmes into the SD card.

4) Battery life isn’t that great, watching videos etc probably last around 4 – 5 hours? If is just looking at documents then it should last around 7 – 8 hours.

5) The windows version is in Chinese, so you will need to do switching to English, even so it will not be 100% in English.

6) No usb port, but a micro usb port so you will need an adapter to connect usb items.

Pros

1) The screen resolution is pretty good, probably because it is just 8 inch instead of 10 inch and beyond.

2) The processor and 2 GB ram makes running of programmes smoothly. A lot of tablets at this price range only offer 1 GB ram.

3) It’s windows, so you can open and work on office documents without worry about compatibility.

4) I bought a dual OS, means I can switch between android and windows in 1 device.

5) It has a micro HDMI port, which is really useful if you want to project the tablet to an external screen, such as tv or projector while giving a lecture.

In summary, I find it a good buy at $99, as now I can carry a portable windows tablet and do some work while on the go. 8 inch means I can put in a mini bag and easily hand hold it while standing on bus or MRT. If you are looking for a more complete package, i.e. with longer battery life or stylus then maybe Lenovo or Dell tablets would be a better choice, however they also come at a higher price, probably twice of Onda’s price or more.