We’d like to congratulate the winner of the Audi R8 from CBK! Noura Khaled! Congratulations! Now for what went on in the GREAT evening we had at the lovely #Sahara Golf Resort!
The host for this evening was no other than Salman Alnijadi of Marina FM
We started off the evening with a couple of speeches from the executives at the Commercial Bank of Kuwait,
Then we moved onto the weekly draw where each winner won 7000 KWD (Equivalent to around $24700 ) . Here are the names of the people who won the 7000 KWD (for AlNajma):
Sunday: Faisal Abdulaziz Alabdulali
Monday: Badreya Mohammed AlQati
Tuesday: Habiboallah Razmgar
Wednesday: Abdulla salem Mubarak Alazmi
Thursday: Abdullah Jaber Methaer AlShmry
Then was the big moment! The winner of the beautiful Audi R8 :
I managed to post the draw nearly live on instagram, if you follow us (@7ajidude) you woud’ve seen it there :
Here’s the first part, when Salman AlNejadi Called Nourah up to tell her she won :
Here is the winner and her prize! Congratulations Noura We wish you all the best!!
A special thanks to all the organizers and Local Flavor for letting us be a part of this event, truly amazing feeling to witness someone getting something out of no where and their reactions.. and again congratulations to all the winners tonight!
These days its easy to build up your own gaming machine, ordering the correct parts and getting them all together to form your ultimate gaming machine, but the main disadvantage is usually gaming machines come with very very heavy non-mobile cases, meaning simply you can only enjoy your games in the comfort of your room/office/man cave. Well that’s where the MSI Dragon Edition 2 Comes in!
A 17″, 3 Output capable solid gaming machine, with gamers as the segment the manufacturer intended.
Beautifully designed in red, with dragons etched in the red aluminum panels that cover the device, a SteelSeries keyboard which can give the gamers an amazing hold of things, Dynaudio sound, which is quite an amped up sound quality for a portable machine with built in speakers, kind f reminded me of my older Toshiba Satellite with Harmon/Kardon Speakers, its that good!
Lets start off with my un-boxing video! Everything that came in the box with the device :
First lets look at the specs on the MSI Website for the Dragon 2 Edition :
The latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080) anti-glare LCD in LED backlight
Enthusiast level NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 780M discrete graphics card provides great performance and ultra images quality
Exclusive Super RAID 2 with 3 SSD RAID0 gives over 1500MB/s storage speed! (option)
Exclusive Cooler Boost 2 technology improves 15% cooling performance with lower fan noise
Exclusive NOS design enhanced 10% GPU graphics performance
Matrix display with max 4 displays to expend the vision for extreme gaming experience or multi tasks
Killer™ DoubleShot combines high-performance Ethernet and Wi-Fi for superior speed and lower latency of online gaming and streaming
Keyboard by SteelSeries with full color LED back light and solid feedback design
Secondly lets have a look at the screen shots of the device specs after we’ve powered the beast up (you can get these in all windows computers, and you can compare your computer to it!)
As you can see the specs are quite amazing, and the configuration is more than enough to handle nearly any game you put it through! (Although windows doesn’t really show both graphic card drivers, i tried to search for a solution but couldn’t find any)
I also put it through some very cool benchmark tests to check out the graphic card’s performance and It gave quite satisfying results (Check out the video below of the recording of the actual 3DMark benchmark test) then read on for the results!
According to the 3D mark test, the device scored 51% better than all the results, and was way better than the average gaming laptops! The Snapshot below shows you the graphic card’s properties and specs:
Now lets do an inspection covering the physical dimensions of the device :
First, is the beautiful steelSeries LED customizble backlit keyboard, you can also specify specific areas to light up for different games ! A full sized keyboard comes with great comfort, as well as having a full sized num-pad ! My only remark was that they removed the windows key on the left hand side, but when I read reviews, they said it was to make sure that it wasn’t clicked by mistake during the game!
These are a remembrance of what’s under the hood (like you can forget )
The mouse pad also very well designed, the clicks are a little too loud for my liking, but I still love it! It wasn’t illuminated however, which sometimes can be an advantage, since the trackpad’s illumination can be distracting at times.
Here’s what the beautiful machine looks like when its powered up!
Here is an overview of the upper easy touch keys, where you can modify things like airplane mode, brightness, open a browser, and modify the gaming mode as well as many others.
Like any other windows 8 machine, the metro style boxes, which are customizable, this was straight out of the box without any modifications! The LED screen is full HD, and the anti-gloss surface makes it great for using anywhere, unlike my current m14x alienware which reflects almost anything!
Here we have the gold plated output jacks 2 fo audio out, one for the headset and one for the mic, as well as 3 USB 3.0 jacks and a memory card reader slot!
On the other side we have 2 USB 2.0 drives, and a CDROM DRIVE.
On the back is where all the action is, power, ethernet, and 3 display ports which you can connect to and display on all simultaneously, add your 173 inch screen and you end up with 4 screens to multi-task on !
I really really liked the device, I never thought I’d like a 17 inch screen, but you can do almost anything with it, without needing to connect it to another screen, its great for movies, and the sound quality is very impressive. The price tag.. A little expensive at 899 KWD (price might have changed in the time of writing), but then again you are getting really high quality specs for what you’re spending and with all the power it has you can do anything with it! Although the large size the weight it at around 4 KG which for those specs and screen size are bearable!
Overall I would recommend it for anyone seeking to buy a great quality gaming laptop, they are now sold exclusively by BEST Electronics, and they are the official distributors for MSI products in the Kuwaiti market now.
For more information visit their website at www.best.com.kw or call them at 1832323.
This morning I woke up to my phone receiving tons and tons of emails, one after the other. I decided to check the status of Akismet (one of the best spam blocking engines for wordpress), on the blog we weren’t able to connect to the server, Akismet’s website and blog don’t mention any outages, however the website : http://status.automattic.com/9931/136079/Akismet-API specifies that there might be service disruption.
How to stop all those comments from hitting your blog (which is potentially dangerous and could overload your web server taking your site down – DNS Attack!), well go to settings ->Discussion -> and enable (Only registered users can comment). This will really cut down on spam until Akismet get their act together i guess.
When were in the states, I looked around on the GPS unit for some attractions, and I found an Aircraft Observation Area, I though it was cool my wife thought it would be a waste of time (but I was driving hehe) It had a small playing area for the kids and a great green field in front of the observation area, and a beatiful beautiful view of the planes coming in!
I took photos of the plane and my wife sat on the seaing area, she liked the greenery, the open field, the kids played in the open play area. It was a nice visit and i’d recommend it to anyone staying new the BWI airport. I wish we can have something like this in Kuwait! (Might only be for 2-3 months a year, but it would be a great picnic area/play area and recreational area)
This comes with good news and bad news, the good news is there is instagram for Windows phones now, but its in the Beta stage, meaning its limited to viewing only (within the application), and you cannot post directly from the app, you have to take a photo then upload that photo and add filters to it etc..
Also its not possible to add people to a photo, and it won’t refresh a feed automatically, according to the developers in an official statement “We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features”.
Instagram for windows
Instagram for Windows
Has anyone tried the application on a Windows phone? Any feedback ?