Archive for the ‘Operating Systems’ Category

New Arrival: Xiaomi Releases Entry-Level Redmi 9 in Singapore

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Redmi 9 will be available from July 10 for S$218 (4GB + 64GB), at official Xiaomi stores on Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, as well as through online and offline stores of Singtel, Authorised Mi Stores and other official offline retailers in Singapore.

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

The entry-level Redmi 9 touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Xiaomi boasts that the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera setup – able to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with details or portrait photos.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Singtel Brings Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro to Singapore

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro will be available in Singapore on July 10 at S$899 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Xiaomi is selling the POCO F2 Pro as “the Ultimate Flagship Killer” that’s tailored to tech enthusiasts, prioritising performance over frills.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the most powerful 5G processor on the market.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Paired with a Kryo 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessors, promising performance for constantly connected users.

The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR5 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, fast read-and-write capabilities for smooth operations.

With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene.

This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads.
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New Arrival: Lenovo Launches New Slew of Legion Gaming PCs

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The new Lenovo Legion gaming PCs ship with Coldfront 2.0, TrueStrike Keyboard, Dual Burn and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Prices and configurations below.

Cooler thermals, TrueStrike keyboard, immersive displays and improved battery life supercharge performance across the latest Lenovo Legion lineup.

Cooler thermals, TrueStrike keyboard, immersive displays and improved battery life supercharge performance across the latest Lenovo Legion lineup. Click to enlarge.

Lenovo has introduced the latest generation of Lenovo Legion PCs in Singapore, offering:

  • Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management.
  • Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard.
  • Dual Burn to optimize CPU and GPU performance together.
  • NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, Hybrid Mode, and Rapid Charge Pro for improved battery life.
  • World-class immersive displays optimized by Dolby Vision and OverDrive Support with optional 240Hz refresh rates and response rates of under 1ms.

Powering this exciting new suite of advancements is the latest 10t Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors, and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design.

The 2020 lineup available in Singapore features the following.

  • Laptops
    • Lenovo Legion 7i
    • Lenovo Legion 5Pi
    • Lenovo Legion 5i
    • Lenovo Legion 5
    • Lenovo IdeaPad™ Gaming 3i
    • Refreshed Lenovo Legion Y740Si
  • Desktops
    • Lenovo Legion Tower 5i
    • Lenovo IdeaCentre™ Gaming 5i

Inclusion of a lowercase letter ‘i’ in the Lenovo PC’s name denotes an Intel CPU; eg. the Lenovo Legion 5i has an Intel CPU, while Lenovo Legion 5 has an AMD CPU.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook Laptops & MatePad Pro Tablet In Singapore

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Huawei will launch its first laptop range and flagship tablet in Singapore on 8 June. Pre-orders for the MateBook 13 (S$1,598), MateBook D15 (S$998) & MatePad Pro (S$898) from 30 May to 7 June 2020. Launch promotions below.

Huawei’s two mainstream laptops and flagship tablet focus on mobile productivity, innovative smart design and delivery of a seamless and powerful user experience.

Huawei’s two mainstream laptops and flagship tablet focus on mobile productivity, innovative smart design and delivery of a seamless and powerful user experience.

As an important point of entry to its smart ecosystem, the HUAWEI MateBook series and HUAWEI MatePad Pro are designed to synergise with Huawei handsets, wearables and other devices.

These products enable the company’s Multi-screen Collaboration feature that offers a seamless multi-device experience to consumers with a simple drag-and-drop file transfer between smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Available in Huawei concept stores, selected consumer electronic stores and official online stores with Lazada and Shopee. The MateBooks get an additional 1 year warranty over its standard 1-year warranty.

Available in Huawei concept stores, selected consumer electronic stores and official online stores with Lazada and Shopee. The MateBooks get an additional 1 year warranty over its standard 1-year warranty.

Launch promotions and more details below (from the press release) about the MateBook 13, MateBook D15 and MatePad Pro.

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New Arrival: Dell Launches Commercial PCs For Business

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Dell launches Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex business PCs in Singapore, as well as Dell Optimizer, an automated AI-based optimisation technology that’s available across the three product lines. Price & Availability below.

New intelligent Dell Latitude PCs and 2-in-1s adapt to how people work.

New intelligent Dell Latitude PCs and 2-in-1s adapt to how people work.

The built-in Dell Optimizer software learns how each person works and adapts to their behaviour to help them focus on the tasks that matter most.

It works behind the scenes to improve overall application performance; enable faster log-in and secure lock outs; eliminate echoes and reduce background noise on conference calls; and extend battery run time.

Dell's new Precision portfolio.

Dell’s new Precision portfolio.

More details below from the press release.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella During Build 2020 (19-21 May)

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Microsoft Build 2020 was the first time the annual developers’ event was held completely online, because of COVID-19. Here are some interesting snippets from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during his keynote address for the conference.

“Already, we've seen something like two years' worth of digital transformation in just two months. And we've seen how critical digital technology is in the three phases of this crisis, from emergency response to the recovery phase to the reimagining the world going forward,” said Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO at Build 2020.

“Already, we’ve seen something like two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months. And we’ve seen how critical digital technology is in the three phases of this crisis, from emergency response to the recovery phase to the reimagining the world going forward,” said Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO at Build 2020.

How has developers come together with those on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19?

Here were some examples that Nadella highlighted.

  • At Johns Hopkins University, epidemiologists and software developers created a canonical dashboard to track the spread of COVID-19.
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies is using cloud compute and AI to decode the immune system’s response to the virus.
  • In the United Kingdom, a cross-section of manufacturers adjusted their production lines to build ventilators for the NHS, using mixed reality to guide workers through the process.
  • The NBA is using the power of the cloud and Xbox to engage fans and maintain the joy of the game.

What would developers need to be capable of going forward?

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New Arrival: Microsoft Announces New Surface Family Of Devices

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Microsoft today announced that the latest Surface line-up – Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 – are now available for pre-orders in Singapore via commercial authorised resellers and authorised retailers starting from S$648. Price listing below.

New Surface devices and accessories designed to help you work, learn, connect, and play from anywhere are now available for pre-order in Singapore. Surface Go 2 (left) and Surface Book 3.

New Surface devices and accessories designed to help you work, learn, connect, and play from anywhere are now available for pre-order in Singapore. Surface Go 2 (left) and Surface Book 3.

Designed to provide users versatility and seamless productivity, the new Surface line-up will empower users to work, learn, connect, and play from anywhere.

The Surface family of new devices include the following.

  • Surface Go 2
  • Surface Book 3
  • Surface Dock 2
  • Microsoft PC Accessories

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dell Unveils XPS & Alienware Consumer Notebooks For 2020

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Dell has unveiled a slew of new consumer XPS laptops as well as Alienware gaming systems for Singapore. Prices & Availability below.

The new XPS 15 & XPS 17 for Singapore. Click to enlarge.

The new XPS 15 & XPS 17 for Singapore. Click to enlarge.

For the XPS line, there is the XPS 15 (S$3,199, 14 May), XPS 17 (S$TBD, 12 June) although the XPS Creator Edition won’t be available in Singapore.

Alienware gaming systems designed to help gamers dominate opponents and deadlines.  Click to enlarge.

Alienware gaming systems designed to help gamers dominate opponents and deadlines. Click to enlarge.

Alienware Gaming Solutions

  • Alienware Aurora R11: S$2,699 (13 May)
  • Alienware m15 R3: S$3,799 (21 May)
  • Alienware m17 R3: S$3,899 (21 May)
  • Alienware Area-51m R2: S$TBD (9 June)

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New Arrival: ASUS VivoBook S Ultraportable Laptop In Singapore

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (S533) will be retailing at S$1,498 starting from today while the VivoBook S14 (S433) will be retailing at S$1,498 later in June.

ASUS VivoBook S in Gaia Green, Indie Black and Dreamy White

ASUS VivoBook S in Gaia Green, Indie Black and Dreamy White

The bold design of the ASUS VivoBook S features multiple colour options with textured metal chassis, colour-blocking Enter key, and diamond-cut chamfered edges.

As light as 1.45 kg and only 1.59 mm thin, it has a compact footprint with slim-bezel NanoEdge display and up to 86% screen-to-body ratio.

The VivoBook S features 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, with up to NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics.

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New Arrival: Huawei Y6p Entry-level Smartphone In Singapore

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The Huawei Y6p (S$218) will be available in Singapore on 16 May. Launch promotions below.

The Huawei Y6p includes a massive 5000mAh battery as well as three rear cameras and storage of 64GB with 4GB RAM.

The Huawei Y6p includes a massive 5000mAh battery as well as three rear cameras and storage of 64GB with 4GB RAM.

The triple camera on the rear includes a 13MP main camera, while the 6.3-inch HUAWEI Dewdrop Display offers an expansive area for enjoying entertainment.

The HUAWEI Y6p is available in two distinct colourways – Phantom Purple, and Midnight Black.

More details on the Huawei Y6p below from the press release.

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