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IT Fair: PC Show 2015 (4-7 June) @ Singapore Expo Halls 5 & 6

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The 25th edition of Singapore’s longest running information technology (IT) and consumer electronics show returns for four days from June 4-7 at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6, 12-9pm daily (admission FREE).

PC Show from June 4-7 at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6, 12-9pm daily (admission FREE).

PC Show from June 4-7 at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6, 12-9pm daily (admission FREE).

For PC Show 2015, I’ll be compiling selected promotions and flyers from the exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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Infographic: Intel in smartphones & tablets – #IntelMobility

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

I was wondering how well Intel has penetrated the mobile market. Here are some quick updates from Jonathan Ong, Area Sales Manager of Intel Singapore & Malaysia.

Intel's Atom processors are being adopted in smartphones and tablets in the mobile devices market.

Intel’s Atom processors are being adopted in smartphones and tablets in the mobile devices market.

According to the September report of the Strategy Analytics, Intel ranked second in Application Processor Shipment in Q2 of 2014.

The keys to their mobile strategy:

  • Compute performance based on true 64-bit architecture
  • Global communications platforms
  • Leading manufacturing technology
Intel Atom processors focus on providing the performance demanded by today's road warriors.

Intel Atom processors focus on providing the performance demanded by today’s road warriors.

There are now more than 200 smartphone/tablet designs currently in the market or coming this year in over 150 countries.

Examples of their latest smartphone partner products include:

Tablet partners include Acer, Dell and Lenovo, amongst others.

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Intel launches the Intel Core M Processor at IFA 2014

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The new Core M enables razor-thin, energy-efficient, fanless designs and will be available in the holiday season of 2014.

Broadwell die for the Intel Core M processor.

Broadwell die for the Intel Core M processor.

The new Intel Core M processor will power a slew of new 2-in-1 devices from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.

Offering a combination of mobility and performance, Intel’s new processor aims to provide performance in thin, fanless mobile devices.

Intel boasts that the Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a four-year old system.

Additional Intel Core M platform features include support for high-quality audio, Intel Wireless Display 5.0, Intel’s second generation 802.11ac products and will evolve to support wireless docking with WiGig from Intel.

Faster performance and greater battery Life

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Bid to Give to the School Pocket Money Fund with Newstead

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

On April 6 and 7, bid for 20 laptops at starting prices of S$199 each. Proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) to help out needy school children.

Register online by 24March to participate. Click to view flyer.

Register online by 24March to participate. Click to view flyer.

This is the second year that Newstead Technologies is holding its multi-brand laptop charity auction.

Date April 6 & 7 (Weekend)
Time 5.30 to 7 pm
Venue Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Location Main Atrium, Level 1

SPMF is the adopted charity of Newstead Technologies, and helps children from low-income families by providing them with pocket money for school and regular coaching programmes for English and current affairs knowledge.

In the first Bid to Give charity auction in May 2011, a total of S$50,000 was raised with the highest bid for a single laptop going for S$1,759.

Online registration is open for interested participants up to March 24.

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Event: Microsoft launches Windows 8 and Windows RT worldwide

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Microsoft launched Windows 8 worldwide today and held launches in 15 cities around the world. From tomorrow – Friday, 26 October – the new operating system will be available to consumers and businesses in 140 countries and 37 languages.

Windows 8 has been launched today and will be available from tomorrow onwards.

Windows 8 has been launched today and will be available from tomorrow onwards.

Windows 8 will be available in two versions at retail, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.

“With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a reimagined Windows to the world,” said Tracey Fellows, President of Microsoft Asia Pacific.

For business customers, Windows 8 Enterprise offers mobile productivity features such as Windows To Go, DirectAccess, and BranchCache; as well as enhanced end-to-end security with features including BitLocker and AppLocker.

Launching at the same time is a new member of the Windows family designed for ARM-based tablets – Windows RT – which will only be available pre-installed on new devices and comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office.

The Start screen is the launch pad for Windows 8.

The Start screen is the launch pad for Windows 8.

All the different versions feature a new fast and fluid Start screen that gives users one-click access to the apps and content they care most about, the new Internet Explorer 10 that is tuned for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.

How to get Windows 8 and the prices

In addition to getting the new operating systems pre-installed on new devices, consumers can also upgrade their existing PCs.

Through the end of January, consumers currently running PCs with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, are qualified to download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of US$39.99 from here (for a limited time).

Eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between 2 June, 2012, and 31 January, 2013 can download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of US$14.99 with the Windows Upgrade Offer, available at www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.

In Singapore, new Windows 8 licenses can be bought at all leading IT retail stores for S$89.99 with free PIXMA printer while stocks last.

Windows 8 comes pre-installed with apps that include Mail, People, Calendar, Photos, Weather, Xbox Music and SkyDrive.

“Windows 8 delivers a no-compromise computing experience to individuals, families and businesses, where they no longer need to choose between the fun and convenience of a tablet and the power and productivity of a PC,” said Helene Auriol, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore.

Additional apps can be downloaded from the cloud-connected Windows Store.

The online store can be accessed via the Windows Store App on the Windows 8 Start Screen and is a central place for users to manage their downloaded apps across multiple Windows 8 devices.

Microsoft has officially opened its Windows Store for Singapore as part of Windows 8 launch today.

Singapore and Asia Pacific launch

For Singapore and the Asia Pacific, the launch was held at the roof terrace at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, with a showcase of new Windows 8 PCs, notebooks and tablets from the main computer makers.

More than 600 Windows enthusiasts, partners and enterprise customers attended this Windows 8 Singapore launch event.

At launch, Windows 8 users can immediately download apps from the Windows Store.

iProperty has been designed for Windows 8 to help users search for homes in Malaysia and Singapore.Local apps available include iProperty, SingTel, StarHub, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, SG Cab from Singapore; and The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand), Fruit Ninja (Australia), SM Cinema (Philippines), My Baby Piano (Korea), Bangkok Bank (Thailand), and iProperty (Malaysia) from the Asia Pacific.

Windows 8 devices

There are more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets.

In Singapore, there are more than 50 Windows 8 devices from a wide range of manufacturers including Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

These will be available at more than 120 IT retail stores across Singapore, including Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman and Newstead.

COMEX 2012 promotions: Newstead, Nubox, tech@vogue

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Newstead, Nubox and tech@vogue will be at COMEX 2012 at Suntec Singapore at 7 booths on Levels 3 & 4.

COMEX 2012 promotions and offers from Newstead, Nubox and tech@vogue below.

COMEX 2012 promotions and offers from Newstead, Nubox and tech@vogue below.

Check out COMEX 2012 discounts and purchases from the Newstead stable of consumer IT retailers.

There are desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung.

There are also Apple and PC accessories from Nubox and tech@vogue.

Booth #3015 on Level 3 sells Lenovo, Dell, ASUS, Sandisk, Samsung Galaxy & TomTom products.

The six booths at Level 4 are:

  • B8139 – ASUS & Dell
  • B8236 – ACC, Samsung & Acer
  • B8318 – Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Samsung & Oki
  • B8335 – Nubox & tech@vogue Gallery
  • B8418 – Ingram, Lenovo, HP & ASUS
  • B8498 – EA, Lenovo, Buffalo & Microsoft

PC Show 2012 promotions: Newstead/Nubox

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Newstead and Nubox will be at the PC Show 2012 at Suntec Singapore at the Level 3 Concourse.

Click on picture to view/download PC Show 2012 brochures from Newstead.

Click on picture to view/download PC Show 2012 brochures from Newstead.

Here are seven brochures for Newstead’s PC Show 2012 promotions from Nubox, and bargains/deals offered by Newstead for computers from major computer makers Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung and Toshiba.

Thematic shopping with Digital Style

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Newstead Technologies has opened a new multi-brand IT concept store in Funan DigitaLife Mall today. “Digital Style” is organised into six thematic zones, based on the needs of the modern IT consumer.

This is in keeping with the times – since consumers today have different purchasing habits and approaches.
This is the first of a chain of such stores. Eventually, there will likely be four to five such stores geographically distributed around Singapore, according to Evelyn Chua, Business Development and Marketing Manager of Newstead Technologies.
The 2,647 square feet store is located at #03-32 of the mall and opens from 11 am to 8 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays, and 11 am to 7 pm on Mondays.

The six themes are Entertainment & Media, Gaming, Home Computing, Mobile Communications, Office & Professional, and Ultra Mobile & Business.

The focus is on allowing shoppers to try out, for themselves, different products in the themes they are interested in.

For instance, in the gaming kiosk, the whole spectrum of gaming related gadgets and peripherals – from consoles, laptops, speakers and controllers – are displayed, for shoppers to mix-and-match and plug-and-play the various components together at one-stop.

The store is organised into six themes.Across the various themes, products are featured from all the major brands, including Acer, Asus, BlackBerry, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, HTC, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, Motorola, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba and others.

Apple related products are absent, so you’ll have to visit authorised Apple resellers, such as Nubox, which is also under Newstead Technologies.

I noticed that digital cameras and video cameras are not sold at the shop.

Update (24 February, 2012): Newstead Technologies has opened its second and bigger Digital Style store in Jurong Point. The next will be at The Star Vista towards the end of 2012.

Acer Chromebook with Google Chrome OS

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Google has unveiled its first two Chrome-based notebooks from Acer and Samsung at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. They will be available for order online from June 15.

Acer’s Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349, while the Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version.

The Acer Chromebook is a netbook running Google’s Chrome OS. It has an 11.6 inch display, 1.66 GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor, 16 GB SSD drive and 2 GB RAM, with 6 hours battery life. It is available in black.

Acer Chromebook running Google's Chrome OS

Acer Chromebook

The price of $349 is for the Wi-Fi only version. 3G will be an additional optional configuration.

Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. In the U.S., Chromebooks will be available from Amazon and Best Buy and internationally from leading retailers.

Here are the main specifications:

  • 11.6″ HD (1,366×768) 16:9 Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD
  • 1.66 GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor
  • Acer Chromebook running Goolge's Chrome OS2GB RAM
  • 16GB SSD drive
  • 6 to 8 hours battery life
  • stereo speakers
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Acer Chromebook running Google's Chrome OS4-in-1 memory card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 11.6 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Acer Chromebook running Google Chrome OS2.95 lbs / 1.34 kg
  • A full-size keyboard
  • Multitouch touch pad
  • Built in dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • 1.3 megapixel HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • Instant-on from standby, and an 8-second boot time