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Study: 45% of Singapore SMBs Want to go 100% Laptop Post COVID-19

Friday, March 12th, 2021

In an IDC survey commissioned by ASUS, SMBs are more inclined to equip their employees with laptops rather than desktop computers – compared to prior to COVID-19.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift - coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift – coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Presented during the IDC & ASUS Webcast 2021 Singapore – Digital Transformation for the Next Normal in Asia/Pacific, ASUS revealed that 45% of Singapore SMBs are likely to convert to a 100% laptop setup post COVID-19, underscoring the importance of mobility in a hybrid workplace model.

The finding is among other strategic insights to SMB technology use and how COVID-19 has affected related decisions.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Considering the survey findings, IDC advised that equipping employees with the latest devices that can support both a remote and hybrid work environment will have a significant impact not only on employee productivity and experience, but also will provide a competitive edge to organizations to attract and retain talent.

More details below from the press release.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New Arrival: Three New ASUS ZenBooks in Singapore Built for Brilliance

Friday, November 20th, 2020

ASUS has just launched in Singapore three new ZenBooks with 11th Generation Intel Core processors – ZenBook Flip S, ZenBook 14 Screenpad, ZenBook 14 Ultralight. Price & Availability below.

Emma Ou, ASUS Singapore Country Manager, at Built for Brilliance online launch event.

Emma Ou, ASUS Singapore Country Manager, at Built for Brilliance online launch event.

The new ZenBook series notebooks were launched at a virtual online event called “Built for Brilliance”.

  1. ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX371)
    S$2,498 (today)
  2. ASUS ZenBook 14 ScreenPad (UX435)
    S$2,198 (11 Dec 2020)
  3. ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultralight (UX435EGL)
    S$2,398 (4 Dec 2020)

ASUS boasts that the ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest OLED convertible laptop and the first ASUS laptop to be verified on the Intel Evo platform for laptop design.

The ZenBook 14 ScreenPad is ASUS’s smallest 14-inch laptop with ScreenPad while the ZenBook 14 Ultralight is the lightest 14-inch ZenBook yet – weighing only 990 g.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 Notebook with 11th Gen Intel CPU

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The ultrathin 13.3-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptop enables mobility and connectivity with full-size I/O ports. The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) retails in Singapore for S$1,698/S$1,998 (i5/8GB RAM, i7/16GB RAM).

The new Asus ZenBook Flip 13 in various deployment configurations.

The new Asus ZenBook Flip 13 in various deployment configurations.

The new ZenBook Flip 13 is only 13.9mm in thickness and weighs 1.3kg – but includes full-size USB Type-A, HDMI and two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports.

Specifications for the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13. Click to enlarge.

Specifications for the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13. Click to enlarge.

Its 360° ErgoLift hinge allows it to be used in laptop, stand, tent or tablet configuration.

The 67Wh battery is rated for 14-16hrs on a single charge, with fast-charging support with its 65W charger and ASUS USB-C Easy Charge technology.

The 13.3-inch FHD NanoEdge touchscreen supports ASUS Pen with 4096 pressure levels.

Beneath the hood, the ZenBook Flip 13 is powered by (up to) 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics; 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD; and up to 16 GB DDR4X RAM.

More details below from the press release.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Phone 3 Debuts in Singapore

Friday, September 18th, 2020

First announced earlier in July, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is now available in Singapore. The 12GB/512GB version (ZS661KS) will retail at S$1,598 starting from today.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

The ROG Phone 3 will be available in Singapore on ASUS Online Store, ROG Experience Store Bugis, and selected authorised retailers.

The ROG Phone 3 comes with a one-year ROG Accidental Damage Protection Plan.

It’s an Singapore-exclusive and personalised after-sales service and support from ROG Experts.

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New Arrival: ASUS Latest 2020 ROG Gaming PCs in Singapore

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a complete refresh of its gaming computers with new 10th Generation Intel Core processors. Prices and availability below.

The two-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (top left) headlines ASUS’ full family refresh, with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, 300 Hz displays and best-in-class thermals.

The two-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (top left) headlines ASUS’ full family refresh, with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, 300 Hz displays and best-in-class thermals.

Striking new chassis designs and thoughtful quality-of-life additions raise the bar for gamers and content creators, while the latest Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, and custom Intelligent Cooling solutions set a new performance standard.

The new ASUS ROG Gaming PC lineup is now available in Singapore at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The new ASUS ROG Gaming PC lineup is now available in Singapore at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers. Click to enlarge.

The ROG 2020 collection is headlined by the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) and its unique secondary ROG ScreenPad Plus touchscreen, along with the refreshed ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) which is more portable and powerful than ever.

For those seeking e-sports glory, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) is built for top-flight competition with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs and 300 Hz panels.

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New Arrival: ASUS Announces ROG Strix G35 Gaming Desktop in Singapore

Friday, August 7th, 2020

The ASUS ROG Strix G35 is a top-of-the-line gaming desktop that promises tournament-level performance for competitive gaming with the flexibility to go beyond. Prices and configurations below.

For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the ROG Strix G35 features up to Intel Core i9 processor.

For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the ROG Strix G35 features up to Intel Core i9 processor.

The Republic of Gamers Strix Strix G35 retails from S$3,998 starting today and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The ROG G35 ships with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which handles modern games with fast and fluid frame rates.

It is equipped with up to Intel Core i9-processor to tackle heavy multitasking, content creation, and other demanding workloads

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Phone 3 Series

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The 3rd-gen gaming smartphone series ships with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, 144Hz / 1ms AMOLED display and huge 6000mAh battery. Prices below.

Update (18 Sep, 2020):

The 12GB/512GB version of the ASUS ROG Phone 3 has debuted in Singapore today, at S$1,598.

Find out more about the one-year ROG Accidental Damage Protection Plan that’s exclusive to Singapore.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

The series includes the flagship ROG Phone 3 and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Compact ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Laptop in Singapore

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

The TUF Gaming A15 (FA506IH-GTX1650) is now available in Singapore at S$1,498 – at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

ASUS announces TUF Gaming A15 laptop for gamers in Singapore.

ASUS announces TUF Gaming A15 laptop for gamers in Singapore.

The new 15-inch TUF Gaming A15 laptop promises high-performance and dependability in a compact form factor.

Key features include the following.

  • Next-gen processors for on-the-go performance: The new TUF Gaming laptop A15 equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processors.
  • GeForce and FreeSync power high-refresh display: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and AMD FreeSync combine for smooth gaming a 144Hz refresh rate display.
  • Designed for both portability and durability: TUF Gaming is equipped with a more compact chassis and military-grade durability.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop in Singapore

Friday, June 19th, 2020

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) gaming laptop in an ultra slim 14-inch form factor. RRP: S$2,498.

The new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) which wraps powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that ASUS believes will bring gaming to an even wider audience.

The new ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) which wraps powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere at a price that ASUS believes will bring gaming to an even wider audience.

Getting cutting-edge components to peak performance levels is challenging in such a small machine.

Despite a chassis under 20mm thin, the ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) has carefully customised cooling that brings out the best of its new AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processors built on the “Zen 2” core architecture combined with industry leading 7nm process technology and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.

Users can optimise for gaming or creative pursuits with the 120Hz refresh rate full HD display with PANTONE Validated coluors and AMD FreeSync technology.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) enjoys more than 10 hours of battery life and the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs.

Subtle styling in the Eclipse Gray is clean and professional, accentuating a versatile design filled with premium features that enhance everyday use.

The AniMe Matrix display deepens personalisation, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across over a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.

More details below on ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA401) from the press release.

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