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Event Forecast: Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup Makes a Comeback

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

The Singapore leg of the Toyota GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup (TGR GT Cup) Global series resumes this year on Gran Turismo 7 on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This is the fourth installment of the SIM racing competition.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on 4 September 2022, with winners advancing to the TGR GT Cup ASIA 2022 online on 9 October 2022.

“Since 2020, Borneo Motors Singapore has brought to life the thrill of experiencing motorsports races to local e-sports enthusiasts with our Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup. We look forward to hosting yet another exciting year of the race in Singapore and through this competition, we hope that Toyota is able to make motorsports more accessible and enjoyable across generations,” shares Samuel Yong, Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Strategy at Borneo Motors Singapore.

The TGR GT Cup Singapore 2022 commenced with Qualifiers on 13 August 2022, with more than 36 participants to date.

Eventually, only 24 of the fastest competitors will advance to the Semi-Finals.

During the Semis, two groups of 12 racers will compete in two races per group, with the top six racers from each group going into the Finals.

In the Finals, racers will compete in three races, with the overall top three competitors getting onto the podium.

Through this competition, Toyota hopes to make e-motorsports accessible by providing opportunities for racing enthusiasts to experience the thrill of racing Toyota GR cars
on iconic circuits.

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New Arrival: Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

The thin and light ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop (S$3,998) from Asus has a dazzling Nebula HDR display and features top-end components and a new high-efficiency cooling system.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The new Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG)Flow X16 gaming laptop is the third and morst powerful gaming laptop in the ROG Flow product line.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, with support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs.

The 16-inch laptop weighs just 2.1 kg and is packed into a 15-inch chassis.

The Flow X16 also features the flagship Nebula HDR Display, a QHD / 165 Hz Mini LED panel with 1100 nits of peak brightness, 512 local dimming zones, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

The cooling system uses Frost Force Technology and a Pulsar Heatsink, featuring three fans and a high density heatsink to keep performance high and temperatures low.

Preview: MSI Showcases CES 12th Generation Laptops in Singapore

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Barely two weeks after MSI unveiled its latest gaming and creator laptops for CES, the company brought the 12th Generation machines to Singapore for a sneak preview to a select crowd.

The Creator series for content creators is one of the laptops in MSI’s CES lineups.

The Creator series for content creators is one of the laptops in MSI’s CES lineups.

Check out MSI’s key hardware innovations in the 12th Gen laptops it unveiled during CES here.

In addition to the latest hardware, the company is leveraging its MSI Center software with the intention of creating the smartest laptops ever.

 

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This Pulse GL66 gaming laptop is one was one of the gaming laptops showcased as part of the MSI‘s 12th Gen lineup unveiled during CES2022.

MSI Smart Auto will auto switch the suitable modes depending on usage, while Ambient Silent AI will detect ambient noise level (dB) to adjust the fan speed, providing better performance with a relatively silent fan.

I have included a summary from MSI of the various lineups below.

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CES 2022: MSI Unveils New Gaming and Creator Laptops

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

At its virtual “Gameverse” event during CES 2022, MSI unveiled new laptops powered by 12th Gen Intel Core H series processors and up to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

MSI’s new laptops are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core H series processors and up to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

MSI’s new laptops are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core H series processors and up to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

MSI’s new laptops sport the Meta-ready logo and are equipped with Intel Core i7 or above processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or above.

MSI boasts that these new laptops are designed “for anyone who’d like to experience Metaverse-compatible performance”.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptops are based on the Ampere architecture, with 2nd generation RT Cores for ray tracing and 3rd generation Tensor Cores for DLSS and AI.

The new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU brings the flagship 80 Ti class of GPUs to laptops for the first time.

Featuring 16GB of the fastest GDDR6 memory ever shipped in a laptop, the RTX 3080 Ti delivers higher performance than the desktop TITAN RTX.

The new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is up to 70% faster than RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution.

More details below from the press release.

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CES 2022: Asus Unveils Gaming, Business and Premium Laptops

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

Asus announced a slew of new laptops during CES 2022, including ROG and TUF gaming laptops, business laptops and additions to their premium Zenbook series.

The new ROG Gaming Laptops are among the slew of notebooks that Asus unveiled during CES 2022.

The new ROG Gaming Laptops are among the slew of notebooks that Asus unveiled during CES 2022.

Asus launched plenty of new products during CES 2022, including the following.

  • ROG gaming laptops
  • TUF gaming laptops
  • Business laptops
  • Zenbook laptops

Below is a quick summary from ASUS of each of these.

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CES 2022: Samsung Unveils “Together for Tomorrow” Vision

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

At a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022, Samsung Electronics unveiled its vision for the future – Together for Tomorrow. The company also showcased its 2022 TV and monitor lineup, and launched The Freestyle – a portable screen and entertainment device.

John-Hee Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung, sharing the company’s vision at a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.

John-Hee Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung, sharing the company’s vision at a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.

As part of its “Together for Tomorrow” vision, John-Hee Han highlighted its plans to build a more sustainable, customised and connected future with products and initiatives that minimise environmental impact, cater to consumers’ lifestyles, and make smart home experiences truly seamless.

Han is the Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung.

For the company’s TV/monitor lineup, the vision is “Screens Everywhere, Screen for All” – focussing on life-like images, immersive sound, and hyper-personalised experiences for working gaming or watching content.

Samsung’s 2022 TV and monitor lineup will be available in Singapore from the second quarter of 2022 onwards.

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Visit to Dreamcore’s 10,000 sqft Experiential Dream Centre

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Singapore custom PC company Dreamcore today previewed its brand new Dream Centre – a hub for the company’s growing operations.

The new Dream Centre houses Dreamcore’s expanded office and production capacity, retail and service experience, an eSports training room and more.

The new Dream Centre houses Dreamcore’s expanded office and production capacity, retail and service experience, an eSports training room and more.

The 10,000 square-feet space houses the expanded Dreamcore office, retail, concierge and service zones and a state-of-the-art PC assembly and testing facility, designed to help advance Dreamcore’s two key priorities – custom craft builds and a guided customer experience.

“People may have a certain perception of custom builds – and the challenge is helping them overcome certain barriers around the perceived complexity and hassle of it. It can be a smooth and informed process and that’s what we serve to deliver,” said Shaun Tan, founder and CEO of Dreamcore.

The Dream Centre provides an open, flexible environment that facilitates a range of experiences including product and brand showcases, activations, workshops, live events and competitions.

It includes a dedicated eSports training facility, an integrated gaming experience center, a media production studio and brand spotlight zones.

More details below about the Dream Centre from the press release.

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New Arrival: Nanoleaf Lines Backlit Colour-Changing LED Light Bars

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting. Prices below.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

The new Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting.

Each set of Nanoleaf Lines is controlled by a controller which connects to a phone app via Wi-Fi.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: AGON 4 Series Expands AOC AGON Pro Gaming Monitor Lineup

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

The AGON 4 Series comes in three different sizes: 24.5-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch and is targeted at professional and enthusiast gamers. Prices below.

The new AGON 4 series gaming monitor has received industry acclaim achieving the Red Dot Design Award.

The new AGON 4 series gaming monitor has received industry acclaim achieving the Red Dot Design Award.

The AGON 4 Series expands AOC’s flagship AGON Pro lineup of gaming monitors.

The AGON 4 Series uses fast IPS panels and offers a 1.0ms response time (GTG), VESA Display HDR certification, logo projection and lighting effects.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Powerful 14-inch gaming and creative laptop gets a facelift courtesy of world-renowned producer and DJ. Available in Singapore (S$3,098) exclusively at the ROG Experience Store Bugis and ASUS Online Store.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition promises to harmonise tech and music.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition promises to harmonise tech and music.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the new Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC) laptop, created in collaboration with the legendary artist, DJ and music producer.

With unique styling and a custom ROG Remix sampler, this machine is ready for any creative endeavor.

More details below from the press release.

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