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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: ASUS ExpertBook B9 Business Notebook In Singapore

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

ASUS boasts that the new ExpertBook B9 (from S$2,298) is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, offering professionals performance, durability and portability.

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450) ranges from S$2,298 to S$2,698 and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450) ranges from S$2,298 to S$2,698 and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The 14.9mm thickness ExpertBook B9 weighs just 870 grams and offers up to 24 hours of battery life.

It sports up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processor, up to ultrafast 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), plus Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The ExpertBook offers military-grade durability and a TPM 2.0 security chip plus built-in IR camera for user security.

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New Arrival: Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac is now ready for macOS Catalina (10.15) and moves to Apple Metal API with support for DirectX 11 for better speed and graphics for users. Prices below.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac also features Sidecar support with full Apple Pencil integration, including tilt, and a new Touch Bar pane for Apple Pencil 2 double-tap.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac also features Sidecar support with full Apple Pencil integration, including tilt, and a new Touch Bar pane for Apple Pencil 2 double-tap.

Highlights of Parallels Desktop 15 include the following.

  • DirectX 11 support: This brings more windows programs and PC games to Mac. Parallels Desktop 15 users can now run many Windows programs and PC games which didn’t run on prior version.
  • Play any Xbox Game in a Windows 10 Virtual Machine: Bluetooth Low Energy support in Parallels Desktop 15 enables Xbox Controller, Logitech Craft, IRISPen and some IoT devices (such as smart home appliances and smart bands) to be used with a Mac.
  • Seamless Mac and Windows Integration: Enhanced integration features that provide the best of both worlds on one computer so users can experience new levels of productivity.
  • Improved Performance: Users can enjoy up to 80% faster Microsoft Office application startup, 15% faster 3D graphics improvements, and a more responsive Parallels Desktop user interface.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac is US$79.99 for an annual subscription, or US$99.99 for Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac Pro Edition and Mac Business Edition.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Pre-orders for Microsoft Surface Devices Singapore

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Starting today (3 January), consumers in Singapore can pre-order Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 including the Surface for Business line-up via Microsoft Online Store, as well as authorised commercial resellers and retailers.

SRP for the new Microsoft Surface devices. Click on table to enlarge.

SRP for the new Microsoft Surface devices. Click on table to enlarge.

The new line-up will be generally available from 15th January 2019.

Authorised commercial resellers include AsiaPac, JK Technology, NCS, and UIC; while authorised retailers include Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, LOL by Epicentre, and Harvey Norman.

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