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Event: LG Connect 2018 Asia – Commercial Displays & Home Solutions

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

LG Connect 2018 Asia is a showcase of the company’s innovations to enhance end-user experience across the retail, hospitality, transport and residential sectors targeting citizens of smart nations at work and play.

LG 55″ transparent OLED signage, with razor-thin bezels. With 40% transparency, this display will be launched end this year or next year.

The LG Connect 2018 Asia was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

“Buoyed by an all-encompassing suite of solutions, LG is excited to partner with businesses in Asia to help expand their portfolios of offerings. Together, we can build technological infrastructures that are future proof and can bring immense benefits to end-users across all the retail, hospitality, transport and residential industries,” says Steve Song, Asia Regional Chief Executive Officer of LG Electronics.

Among the impressive lineup of commercial displays showcased were the Open Frame OLED digital signage, the 55-inch Transparent OLED signage, the In-Glass OLED Wallpaper, OLED Wallpaper Hotel TV, Ultra HD smart displays, 0.9mm even bezel video wall, IPS Interactive Digital Boards, and 88-inch Ultra Stretch displays.

Solutions using these displays in various commercial settings were also exhibited, eg. Pro:Centric smart platform for hotels, and All-in-one Collaboration Solution for business centers, as well as SmartThinQ ecosystem for home appliances and ThinQ AI for LG’s Signature OLED TV W8.

Details below from the press release.

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Event coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2018 in Rome, Italy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

IFA Global Press Conference 2018 is happening this weekend in Rome, Italy. I will be covering this consumer electronics and home appliances showcase, as part of a small group of media the show organisers invited from Singapore.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

IFA this year will be from 31 August 1 to 5 September, 2018.

As a lead-up to the actual trade show in September, the organisers have gathered some of the key exhibitors and media from around the world in a preview mini-show, featuring product showcases, as well as briefs and presentations on the latest trends on consumer electronics and home appliances.

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A day of walking and sightseeing in the ancient city of Rome to get the blood flowing in the veins after the long-haul flight from Singapore. Photo taken with Canon 5DX Mark IV fullframe DSLR.

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New arrival: LG MULTI V 5 Variable Refrigerant Flow solution

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The new aircon model features Dual Sensing Control and Ultimate Inverter Compressor technology for conference and hospitality installations.

The MULTI V 5 is the latest in LG’s MULTI V line, focussing on optimising energy efficiency and maximising user comfort.

The MULTI V 5 is the latest in LG’s MULTI V line, focussing on optimising energy efficiency and maximising user comfort.

The MULTI V 5 is equipped with Dual Sensing Control that monitors temperature and humidity levels to manage cooling and heating efficiently.

Equipped with LG’s Ultimate Inverter Compressor and boasting a large capacity for outdoor units, the MULTI V 5 is a powerful climate control solution.

5 key features of MULTI V 5

  1. Dual Sensing Control: Helps the air conditioning unit measure both temperature and humidity levels for outdoor and indoor environments.
  2. Ocean Black Fin: Keeps water from accumulating to minimise moisture buildup and lowers maintenance costs, paving the way for improved performance.
  3. Ultimate Inverter Compressor: Improved operational range from 10 Hz to 165 Hz, to increase part load efficiency and enhances the MULTI V 5’s ability to quickly reach the desired temperature.
  4. Large Capacity ODU: Advanced biomimetic fan significantly increases wind capacity.
  5. Installation Flexibility: MULTI V 5’s large capacity outdoor units minimize the space and lighten the total load needed for installation, up to a 23% reduction in space area and 15% reduction in weight.

More details from the press release below.

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tech4xmas 2017 gift ideas review: LG gram notebook computer

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

tech4xmas 2017 gift recommendation: One of few gadgets that totally blew me away and convinces me it is worth its high-end price tag. The road warrior would love to have this as his/her Christmas present. I know I would be absolutely elated!

My take: “The LG gram excels streaks ahead in all four areas that are critical to me - lightweight, battery-life, startup-time, and external connectivity.”

My take: “The LG gram 14 excels streaks ahead in all four areas that are critical to me – lightweight, battery-life, startup-time, and external connectivity.”

Notebooks are such a commodity nowadays that you can get a pretty decent one that meets your needs at an affordable price.

The pricier ones are usually the flagship models of each manufacturer that, in my personal opinion, offer only marginal additional benefits for a huge surcharge.

And usually much of these additional features are in the department of styling and design that, as a pragmatic user, I don’t really care.

So when I tried out the 14-inch LG gram 14 (14Z970), I was pleasantly surprised to find myself planning it as my next purchase – despite its relatively high price tag.

Specs wise, it’s no doubt high end – gram is the only notebook series that LG sells in Singapore.

But what impressed me was how it really stood out in the areas that matters to me – and I mean really stand out!

Firstly, the light weight at 970g. I believe it’s the lightest notebook I’ve ever used, with its enhanced durability Magnesium alloy body.

It’s so light I took a double take when I first handled it – wondering if it was a plastic mockup, even though I knew full well it was a real functioning notebook.

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New arrival: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone arrives in Singapore

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Available starting 14 April from M1, Singtel, StarHub and LG authorised retailers at S$988. Read my review of the LG G6 here.

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February, the LG G6 has just been officially launched in Singapore.

Each purchase of the LG G6 comes with a free flip case worth S$58 while stocks last.

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Review: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone in Singapore

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The G6 is LG’S flagship smartphone sporting a sleek 18:9 aspect ratio, beefed up rear dual cameras and a stunning display all ready for HDR movies. Price in Singapore: S$988.

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My take: The LG G6 packs a large display in a compact body, and is a strong flagship offering that goes back to basics to strengthen usability. Its 18:9 aspect ratio introduces new flexibility in terms of screen layout and user friendliness. The G6 also makes it easy to share the good photos it takes on social media through tight integration in the user interface.

The LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 wide-screen aspect ratio.

The 2,880 x 1,440 pixels on-screen has a high resolution of 564ppi that’s similar to the 570ppi on its rival, the Samsung S8.

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The LG G6 was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 towards the end of February and will be officially launched in Singapore tomorrow. I have been trying out the G6 (pre-launch handset) to get a feel of the new smartphone.

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New arrival: LG V20 flagship phablet with Android 7 Nougat

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

LG has launched the V20 in Singapore, boasting strong multimedia performance for audiophiles and photographers. Available in Singapore (S$998) from 5 November.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material - AL6013 metal - which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material – AL6013 metal – which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The new LG V20 sports Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Steady Record 2.0, front and rear wide angle cameras.

LG also boasts that It is the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, featuring the new Google In Apps phone search function.

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The LG V20 has a 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display and emphasises on multimedia performances. It was launched in Singapore at Bar on 5 in the Orchard Mandarin Hotel.

The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience.

Key specifications of the LG V20 below.

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World’s largest OLED tunnel by LG at IFA 2016

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

One of the more impressive showcases at IFA this year was an OLED tunnel put up by LG, measuring 5m tall, 7.4m wide and 15m in length – and comprising 15m of OLED panels and 450 million pixels.

The awesome OLED tunnel provided a stunning and immersive viewing experience with deep black and vibrant colours.

The awesome OLED tunnel provided a stunning and immersive viewing experience with deep black and vibrant colours.

A total of 216 separate 55-inch curved OLED signage displays were assembled to create the structure comprising 447,897,600 pixels – that’s nearly half a billion – to display a collection of breathtaking scenes including Iceland’s Aurora Borealis, underwater ecosystems and deep space footage.

A video titled “From Black to Black” was produced by LG to include footage that accentuate the lifelike colors and the ability to recreate the miniscule details of life which LG’s OLED technology delivers.

The footage includes the black ocean with effervescent jellyfish and the gentle movement of whales, as well as scenes from deep black space and the brilliant northern lights on a black sky.

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Event: LG launches new laptops, monitors & projectors in Singapore

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

LG has re-entered the IT market in Singapore its launch of new laptops, monitors and projectors. Prices and availability below.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The highlight of the launch was the 15.6-inch LG gram laptop which weighs less than 1kg – 980g to be exact.

The four configurations and prices are tabulated below.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199. Click the image to enlarge.

The largest portfolio of new products were the monitors.

Already available in Singapore, LG are shipping three monitor classes:

  1. The affordable entry-level Consumer Monitors,
  2. the sexy UltraWide monitors,
  3. and the most pricey UHD monitors.

Sizes range from 21.5 inches to 34 inches. View the various models and prices available here.

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Three 29UC88 UltraWide monitors set up for immersive gaming. With 2560 x 1080 resolution, the monitor comes with First-person Shooter, Real-time Strategy and Custom modes, allowing gamers to choose the most ideal solution for different game genres.

The third product genre unveiled today was the LED projectors that feature both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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New arrival: LG G5 modular Android smartphone in Singapore

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone in Singapore. You can purchase additional modules that can be plugged into the phone to enhance its music, camera handling and other functionalities.

Update (4 April, 2016):

The LG G5 will be available in Singapore on 16 April, 2016, retailing at S$988.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) itself comes in a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery that can be replaced by other plug-in modules.

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The new LG G5 with the LG 360 CAM (left) and B&O headphones (right).

These plug-in modules include the LG CAM Plus (a camera grip with battery and control buttons) and LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY (a DAC adaptor).

The LG G5 will also work with a collection of companion devices – called LG Friends – that includes the LG 360 VR (a VR goggle), the LG 360 CAM (a 360-degree camera) and the LG Rolling Bot (a BB-8-like rolling robot with a camera onboard).

As part of a special promotion, the G5’s battery charging kit, which comprises an extra battery and charger, worth S$168, will be included with every purchase while stocks last.

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