Posts Tagged ‘desktop’

New arrival: Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Parallels Desktop 14 brings greater storage savings, faster launch times, improved graphics and the latest versions of Parallels® Toolbox for Windows or Mac. Prices below.

Through Parallels Desktop 14, customers now have access to more Windows features on Mac than ever before.

Through Parallels Desktop 14, customers now have access to more Windows features on Mac than ever before.

Parallels Desktop 14 also provides the following:

  • Improved performance. Up to 200 percent performance improvement on the iMac Pro® (audio and video encoding, AI, 3D modelling, cryptography and other complex math calculations workloads) thanks to AVX512 Intel Cannon Lake processor instructions set support.
  • Graphics Improvements. Parallels Desktop 14 now features improved OpenGL support for enhanced graphics, with notable improvements in SketchUp 2017/2018, CTVox, DIALux 8 and OriginLab.
  • macOS Mojave–Ready. Supports Dark Mode. Quick Look issued on Windows files now shows quick actions.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is US$79.99 for an annual subscription or US$99.99 for a perpetual license.

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac was launched in Singapore at The Working Capitol.

Parallels Desktop 12 and 13 perpetual license customers can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14 for US$49.99, or upgrade to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition subscription for US$49.99 per year.

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New arrival: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac software/OS

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition are available today for subscribers and upgraders from Parallels Desktop 10 and 11, with general availability from 23 August online and at local retail and online stores worldwide. Prices below.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac launches with 20 smart and simple Mac and Windows tools, macOS Sierra Readiness, and over 25 percent performance improvements. Tools to simplify common tasks will also be available as part of standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac launches with 20 smart and simple Mac and Windows tools, macOS Sierra Readiness, and over 25 percent performance improvements. Tools to simplify common tasks will also be available as part of standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

Parallels, a publisher of cross-platform solutions and software for running Windows applications on a Mac, today launched Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac.

“Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac joins our long history of innovations in ease of use and personalization. In addition to delivering our best Windows-on-Mac performance and experience, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac simplifies a number of everyday tasks for millions of our customers in all walks of life,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president.

Parallels Desktop 12 is macOS Sierra ready, includes up-to 25 percent performance improvements, and features more than 20 simple single-function tools and utilities which are also available as a standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

In addition, all Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac customers will receive a one-year subscription to Acronis True Image backup solution, which includes a fast incremental backup feature that reduces the time and size of subsequent backups ups and provides up to 500 GB of free online storage.

New utilities featured in all editions of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac make it easy to perform common tasks with simple single-function tools for both the Mac and Windows virtual machines (VMs). Prices & Availability below.

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New arrival: ASUS ROG GT51CA gaming desktop with Titan X graphics

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

ASUS boasts that the new ROG GT51CA is the world’s first gaming desktop to feature the latest 2-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card and the latest generation of Intel Core i7 processor with full-core Turbo Gear overclocking to 4.6GHz. Prices and specs below.

The new ASUS ROG GT51CA gaming desktop (S$7,498) comes with 2-way SLi NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X card. Pre-order promotion: Free 4K ROG G-SYNC monitor (worth S$1,459).

The new ASUS ROG GT51CA gaming desktop (S$7,498) comes with 2-way SLi NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X card. Pre-order promotion: Free 4K ROG G-SYNC monitor (worth S$1,459).

In conjunction with the premiere of the latest X-Men instalment, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled the ROG GT51CA, a powerful gaming desktop with liquid-cooled features at The Cathay.

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The inerts of an Asus ROG GT51CA gaming desktop, viewed through the side-window in its casing.

Powered by the latest Intel Core K-SKU processor with Turbo Gear for one-click full-core processor overclocking, ASUS claims that the ROG GT51 is the world’s first gaming desktop to feature the latest 2-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card and also capable of gaming at 4K display resolution.

Below are the prices and pre-order promotions for the ASUS ROG CT51CA in Singapore:

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New arrivals: ASUS Vivo AiO Series & Zen AiO Pro in Singapore

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Available from today are the 21.5-inch Zen AiO Pro (Z220IC) and the 23-inch Vivo AiO, with the latest sixth Gen Intel Core processor and 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD display resolution with LED-backlit display and wide viewing angles. Prices below.

The new ASUS Zen AiO Pro (left) and Vivo AiO that’s available now in Singapore.

The new ASUS Zen AiO Pro (left) and Vivo AiO that’s available now in Singapore.

ASUS claims that the Zen AiO Pro are the world’s first all-in-one PCs to use the next-generation USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C connector, offering high speeds of data transfers of up to 10Gbit/s.

USB 3.1 transfers data between devices up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0.

Below are the prices and more details from the press release.

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New arrivals: Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac with Windows 10 integration

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac launches with Windows 10 integration and OS X El Capitan readiness. Three versions available from today. Pricing for new and existing users below.

Parallels Desktop 11 now features Always on Cortana, Quick Look for Windows and Travel Mode to conserve battery life for road warriors.

Parallels Desktop 11 now features Always on Cortana, Quick Look for Windows and Travel Mode to conserve battery life for road warriors.

Exactly one year from the launch of Desktop 10, Parallels has released the new Desktop 11 which promises up to 50 percent performance improvements and makes Microsoft’s Cortana available to Mac users in OS X.

In addition to the consumer and business edition, Desktop 11 has a new Pro Edition that gives developers, designers and power users more tools and resources to be productive on a Mac.

The Pro Edition has all the features of the Business Edition except for the centralised administration and management (including single key) feature for mass deployment and mass management of Parallels Desktop and Windows VMs for employees.

Also new is a new subscription based licensing scheme for the Business Edition and Pro Edition, while the standard consumer edition remains on a perpetual license scheme.

The various editions and their pricing are summarised below.

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New arrivals: Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Parallels boasts that Desktop 10 will be able to launch Office applications up to 50 percent faster and deliver up to 30 percent better battery life.

Upgrade available now (S$58), Full version available from 26 August (S$98).

Starting from today (20 August), current users can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac online.

Starting from today (20 August), current users can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac online.

Parallels today launched Parallels Desktop® 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (Enterprise Edition) – software that enables Windows applications to be run on Macs.

New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating systems – including OS X Yosemite – greatly improves ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.

Parallels Desktop 10 will bring many of the announced features of Mac OS X Yosemite to Windows and Windows applications, supporting iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook.

Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Mavericks.

Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Mavericks.

New ease-of-use improvements include Wizards that guide users through optimizing their experience, improved performance and battery life, and improved usability between operating systems so that people can complete tasks more quickly.
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IT Show 2013 promotions: HP computers, printers and accessories

Friday, March 8th, 2013

HP is at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Level 1, Booths 1221 & 1225.

Click to view or download HP promotions  for personal computers during IT Show 2013. Caution: large 3.3MB PDF file.

Click to view or download HP promotions for personal computers during IT Show 2013. Caution: large 3.3MB PDF file.

Check out HP’s range of ENVY and Pavilion series desktops and All-in-One computers, monitors, as well as ENVY notebooks and Ultrabooks, and Spectre notebooks and sleekbooks.

Click to view or download HP promotions for laser and inkjet printers.

Click to view or download HP promotions for laser and inkjet printers.

If you’re looking for a SOHO printer, check out the Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One (S$449) which I’d reviewed earlier – it’s good value for money for a small office.

Click to view or download HP promotions  for computer accessories.

Click to view or download HP promotions for computer accessories.

If photo quality is important, look for the Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One (S$299). I’m reviewing it right now and the image quality – even on plain A4 paper is simply amazing.

IT Show 2013 promotions: Western Digital storage solutions

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

WD will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Booth B123.

Click to view or download WD promotions during IT Show 2013.

Click to view or download WD promotions during IT Show 2013.

Check out discounts and promotions from WD for their portable and external hard drives.

Review: ASUS ROG TYTAN CG8480 Windows 8 gaming desktop PC

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The new Republic of Gamers gaming desktop PCs from ASUS ship with the latest Windows 8 loaded and the quad-core Intel Core i7-3770K processor with Turbo Gear offers one-click overclock without rebooting.

The DEFCON light of the ASUS TYTAN ROG CG8480 changes from blue to red when overclocked.

The DEFCON light of the ASUS TYTAN ROG CG8480 changes from blue to red when overclocked.

Launched in October, the ROG CG8480 (S$2,250 without monitor) is a fully loaded gaming machine packed with superb performance.

The rear of the ROG CG8480.

The rear of the ROG CG8480.

The overclocked performance was stable throughout the time that I tried out the gaming desktop.

In particular, I like the subtle lighting which changes from the usual blue to red when the machine is overclocked.

The full 4-core CPU can be instantly overclocked – without rebooting – to hit a top speed of 4.2 GHz in Turbo Gear extreme mode. The other 2 speed modes are the startup Startup mode at 3.8GHz and Turbo Gear mode at 4.0GHz.

Gameplay was smooth with the 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 graphics card, which is capable of supporting up to four monitors (I set up mine with two), with the option to game in NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround for selected models.

The 128GB SATA3 SSD makes data access so much faster than generic hard disk drives. It can support up to 6TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM).

What I like is there're plenty of sockets/ports in front and at the rear of the ROG CG8480.

What I like is there’re plenty of sockets/ports in front and at the rear of the ROG CG8480.

Cooling was efficient with its well-ventilated chassis and airflow. Check out the detailed tech specs of the ASUS TYTAN ROG CG8480 gaming desktop PC here.

ASUS claims that the Xonar Phoebus audio card powered by ROG Command technology can deliver up to 50% ambient noise reduction. I found the audio sounded terrific with the Dolby surround enhancements.

Superb performance at an affordable price-tag, just right for the avid gamer who doesn’t have the time, or finds it too tiresome to build his gaming desktop from scratch.

Other new models in the ROG line of gaming desktop PCs include the CG8890 and CG8580.

PC Show 2012 promotions: Toshiba

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Toshiba will be at the PC Show 2012 at Suntec Singapore at Level 4, Hall 402, Booth A2006.

Toshiba's PC Show 2012 promotions for computers in all form factors.

Toshiba's PC Show 2012 promotions for computers in all form factors.

Here are four brochures for Toshiba’s PC Show 2012 promotions for notebooks, ultrabooks, tablets, all-in-one desktop computers and tablets.