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Dell Technologies Selected By AI Singapore For AI Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

AI Singapore has selected Dell Technologies High-Performance Computing infrastructure to enhance its Artificial Intelligence (AI) competencies.

Romain Bottier, HPC & AI senior solution architect, South Asia, Dell Technologies (left) and Laurence Liew, director, AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore at the press conference.

Romain Bottier, HPC & AI senior solution architect, South Asia, Dell Technologies (left) and Laurence Liew, director, AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore at the press conference.

Dell Technologies will provide three key computational building blocks for the new supercomputer at AI Singapore to help drive performance and flexibility for its researchers and to scale up its flagship 100 Experiments (100E) programme.

“AI Singapore is pleased to work with Dell Technologies to develop a thriving ecosystem for AI. The close collaboration between AI Singapore’s and Dell Technologies’ engineers has allowed us to co-design and customise a unique infrastructure to meet our AI research, development and AI model deployment needs that are aimed at showcasing the real-world benefits of AI and broadening its adoption in Singapore,” said Laurence Liew, director, AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore.

At the same time, the Dell Technologies AI Experience Zone in Singapore will support AI Singapore’s efforts to increase AI understanding, education and adoption in Singapore.

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are equipped with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Dell EMC PowerSwitch open networking switches and provide scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security, allowing AI Singapore to run demanding AI workloads within the data centre and in the cloud.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS Releases Latest VivoBook S15 In Singapore

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The sleek ultraportable laptop sports an unconventional colour-blocking design, and four-sided NanoEdge display. The ASUS VivoBook S15 (S531FL-BQ188T) is retailing in Singapore at S$1,598.

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S531) in Transparent Silver and Moss Green.

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S531) in Transparent Silver and Moss Green.

The latest VivoBook S15 ships with 8th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, 8GB RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD.

ASUS VivoBook S15 with its four-sided Nano-Edge display.

ASUS VivoBook S15 with its four-sided Nano-Edge display.

The ErgoLift hinge design improves the typing experience, with a sleek metallic chassis with unique colour-blocking finishes.

This is also the first VivoBook model to feature an infrared (IR) camera.

The VivoBook S15 (S531) incorporates the new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display design that gives it a more compact dimensions, and an immersive viewing experience thanks to an up to 88% screen-to-body ratio.

More details below from the press release.

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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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New arrivals: ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone (4GB RAM) in Singapore

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

ASUS boasts that the ZenFone 2 is “the world’s first 4GB RAM smartphone running on a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor with ultra-fast 4G/LTE and fast-charge 3,000mAh battery for powerful all-round performance”.

Prices range from S$249 to S$499. Pre-order now with collection on 18 April.

Update (18 April, 2015):

The 2GB versions of the ZenFone 2 are now available in Singapore, the first country in Southeast Asia to start selling it.

The 4GB RAM versions (with 32GB and 64GB memory) will be available in Singapore from 16 May.

The 32GB model will be available at all ASUS authorised retailers, ASUS brand stores, ASUS online store, M1 and StarHub shops; while the 64GB model will be available at Singtel.

The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML) models sport a matte finishing, available in Black, White and Red, while the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) encompasses a stunning aluminium hairline metallic finishing available in Black, Gold, Red and Silver.

The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML) models sport a matte finishing, available in Black, White and Red, while the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) encompasses a stunning aluminium hairline metallic finishing available in Black, Gold, Red and Silver.

Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the new ASUS flagship smartphone.

With an all-new ergonomically-curved design and a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, the ZenFone 2 comes with a 13MP/5MP PixelMaster camera.

The ZenFone 2 premieres many evolved features, including a new version of ASUS ZenUI – which boasts the world’s first fully-customisable interface – and Trend Micro security software for safer web browsing.

Prices for the various models are tabulated below.

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Intel Core vPro processor family now available in Asia Pacific

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Intel Corporation has announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family in the Asia Pacific. The company also showcased a slew of gadgets using its wireless technology.

New clamshell and Ultrabook 2-in-1s, designed and built for business, boast improved performance, battery life and productivity benefits.

New clamshell and Ultrabook 2-in-1s, designed and built for business, boast improved performance, battery life and productivity benefits.

Intel wireless technology offers consumers freedom from wires in devices that include Intel Pro Wireless Display and optional Intel Wireless Docking capabilities.

Intel Core vPro processor-based devices promise built-in security and manageability capabilities that help protect data and enable remote IT access.

Below are more details from the press release.

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Infographic: Intel’s 2015 IT predictions – Era of Integration

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

This infographic summarises Intel’s views on 2015. The overall theme of its IT predictions is that this year is going to be “The Era of Integration”.

Intel’s IT predictions for 2015. Click on image to view/download larger hi-res version of the infographic.

Intel’s IT predictions for 2015. Click on image to view/download larger hi-res version of the infographic.

The four main arenas in 2015 on Intel’s radar are:

  1. Building the Era of Integration
  2. The Age of the Internet of Things
  3. Immersed in a New World
  4. Readying ourselves for the future

Sounds like an exciting year ahead for technology watchers and users alike.

CES 2015: Intel unveils 5th Generation Intel Core & 14mm processors

Monday, January 5th, 2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 at Las Vegas, Intel announced the release of its latest wave of 14nm processors, promising improved system and graphics performance, more natural and immersive user experiences, and longer battery life compared to previous generations.

5th Generation Intel Core technology unveiled at CES 2015

5th Generation Intel Core technology unveiled at CES 2015

Key benefits of the 5th Generation Intel Core family and the next-generation 14nm processor for tablets include:

  • More powerful performance with 35% more transistors on a 37% smaller die.
  • Power efficiency for up to 1.5 hours better battery life than the previous generation.
  • The next evolution in processor graphics architecture that enable 4K Ultra HD display.
  • Better support for the Internet of Things with a smaller thermal envelope.
  • Provides the foundation for great user experiences today and in the future with Intel technology such as RealSense 3D and wireless innovations.

The release of the 5th Generation Intel Core technology includes 14 new processors for consumers and businesses, including 10 new 15W processors with Intel HD Graphics and four new 28W products with Intel Iris Graphics.

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Tech focus: Intel initiatives in Education

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

The vision of Intel Education’s initiatives is: Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators. Here’s a peek into how Intel is plugging into the education scene.

From left: Eileen Lento, Ph.D; John Galvin; Sam Al-Schamma - key education advocates and leaders in Intel.

From left: Eileen Lento, Ph.D; John Galvin; Sam Al-Schamma – key education advocates and leaders in Intel.

To most people, including myself, Intel is the leading chip maker that manufactures the processors in the computers that we use.

The company is also heavily involved in helping educational organisations and government bodies harness technology to reinvent teaching and learning for the younger generation.

I had the pleasure of listening to key executives in Intel Education over lunch earlier this week during the Bett Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands.

John Galvin – a vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel Education at Intel Corporation – hosted the lunch and shared his experience in setting global strategy and implementation of innovative technology solutions to advance education worldwide.

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Events: Intel Future Showcase at Singapore Carlton Hotel

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Intel Future Showcase puts Asian innovation in the spotlight and offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Asia’s role in driving the company’s innovation and technology development.

The Intel Education 2 in 1 Reference Design, offering the flexibility and mobility of a tablet plus the performance and productivity of a laptop - offering versatile learning for students. The ruggedised device is drop, water and dust resistant - suitable for outdoor learning as well as within the classroom. I first saw this design in Singapore during the Intel Solutions Summit back in April this year.

The Intel Education 2 in 1 Reference Design, offering the flexibility and mobility of a tablet plus the performance and productivity of a laptop – offering versatile learning for students. The ruggedised device is drop, water and dust resistant – suitable for outdoor learning as well as within the classroom. I first saw this design in Singapore during the Intel Solutions Summit back in April this year.

The Intel Future Showcase is being held in Singapore for the first time, offering a glimpse into the innovation that goes on inside Intel’s Asian and global operations.

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ASUS showcases 12 new products in Singapore for 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

In its main product launch for 2014 in Singapore, ASUS launched a slew of 12 new business, consumer and gaming products – including the Transformer Book T300 Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

The three hero products for today: ASUS Transformer Book T300Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

The three hero products for today: ASUS Transformer Book T300Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

Many of the devices were first unveiled during IFA 2014 in early September, the highlight of which was the ZenWatch – the company’s first wearable device.

It will be available in Singapore for S$299 from end of 2014.

ASUS Eeebook X205

ASUS Eeebook X205

Another significant milestone is the unveiling of devices incorporating the latest Intel Core M processor, also unveiled during IFA 2014 – the Transformer Book T300 Chi is one of the earliest off the block to ship with the new chip.

The new Core M, which enables razor-thin, energy-efficient, fanless designs for 2-in-1 devices must have played a large part in making the Transformer Book T300 Chi the world’s slimmest 12.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 tablet.

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