Posts Tagged ‘Intel’

Review: ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 detachable laptop

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Transformer Book T100HA is an ideal laptop-cum-tablet hybrid companion for the mobile warrior looking for good performance, portability, connectivity and long battery life – all at an affordable price of S$499.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 hybrid features the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ x5 ‘Cherry Trail’ processors, Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system with Cortana, the voice-powered personal assistant, and support for Windows 10 Continuum adaptive interface technology.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 hybrid features the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ x5 ‘Cherry Trail’ processors, Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system with Cortana, the voice-powered personal assistant, and support for Windows 10 Continuum adaptive interface technology.

I used the Transformer Book T100HA from ASUS for two weeks as I went about between meetings and events on the road, to see how usable the hybrid 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet would be for someone constantly on the move.

Lighter & thinner than predecessors, the tablet measures 265 x 175 x 8.45mm physically and weighs 580g, while the keyboard dock measures 265 x 175 x 10mm and weighs 470g.

Lighter & thinner than predecessors, the tablet measures 265 x 175 x 8.45mm physically and weighs 580g, while the keyboard dock measures 265 x 175 x 10mm and weighs 470g.

I found the device ideally suited as a workhorse for the typical mobile warrior – it’s compact and therefore highly portable, and its battery easily lasts an entire workday before you put it to charge when you retire for the night back at home or at the hotel.

For leisure, you can simply pull the screen off the keyboard dock and use it as a tablet.

Typically, a compact machine like this – and even those super-thin but larger Ultrabooks – suffer from a dearth of connectivity ports.

But the tablet/screen portion of the T100HA comes with 1 x Micro USB port, 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, 1 x Micro HDMI, 1 x Micro SD card slot and 1 x headphone/mic combo jack.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA sports a durable aluminium-clad lid available in four colours: Rouge Pink, Aqua Blue, Silk White and Tin Grey.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA sports a durable aluminium-clad lid available in four colours: Rouge Pink, Aqua Blue, Silk White and Tin Grey.

The keyboard dock has an additional full-sized USB 2.0 port.

This means you can connect a mouse, an external hard disk drive and a mobile device all at the same time if you need/want to.

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New arrival: HP Spectre – world’s thinnest laptop

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The new HP Spectre is only 10.4mm thin (as thin as an AAA battery) and weighs only 1.11kg. Available in Singapore in June from S$2,299.

The stylised logo on this HP Spectre is the new HP logo for its premium line of products.

The stylised logo on this HP Spectre is the new HP logo for its premium line of products.

A carbon fiber bottom creates a thin profile that is both durable and lightweight, keeping the total weight of the notebook at just 1.11kg.

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The new HP Spectre – seen here at the launch in Singapore at ParkRoyal on Pickering.

High gloss copper accents reflect a hand-polished, jewelry-like finish and a hidden piston hinge creates the illusion of a hinge-less design to offer an unmatched premium look-and-feel.

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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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Price & Availability: Dell 2016 range of business IT devices

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Below are the prices and availability of Dell’s 2016 range of business IT devices that are optimised for the future workforce.

Dell S2825cdn Multi-Function printer, scanner, and copier.

Dell S2825cdn Multi-Function printer, scanner, and copier.

Dell’s new range of computing solutions include new Latitude & Vostro notebooks, Precision workstations, OptiPlex desktops & AiOs, UltraSharp monitors, as well as Dell Document Hub application and multifunction printers.

Below are the prices and availability in Singapore.

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New arrival: Dell introduces 2016 range of business IT devices

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The computing solutions are optimised for the future workforce and include new Latitude & Vostro notebooks, Precision workstations, OptiPlex desktops & AiOs, UltraSharp monitors, as well as Dell Document Hub application and multifunction printers. Prices and availability here.

Dell OptiPlex 7040 Small Form Factor desktop, a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor, and KM636 keyboard and mouse.

Dell OptiPlex 7040 Small Form Factor desktop, a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor, and KM636 keyboard and mouse.

Dell says that the company has combined the latest hardware technologies including Intel Core and Xeon processors for superior performance, with Windows 10 software for a more intuitive user experience.

Dell U2417HWI Monitor - side views of screen tilting.

Dell U2417HWI Monitor – side views of screen tilting.

The new Latitude series combines beautiful design with business-class security, manageability and reliability, while the Vostro portfolio balances performance with style for small businesses.

The redesigned Precision Workstations combine innovation with high-performance to deliver sleek, new portfolio for creative professionals.

The latest portfolio of OptiPlex business PCs is smaller, faster and more energy efficient

The new Dell displays promise stunning picture and greater productivity.

A new Dell printing solution offer one-stop access to multiple cloud-based services for easy sharing, collaboration and printing.

Details in the press release below.

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New arrivals: ASUS ROG GX700 gaming notebook in Singapore

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

ASUS ROG kicks off its 10th Anniversary with launch of ROG GX700 in Singapore, the first country in APAC region to launch the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming notebook with desktop grade performance. RRP: S$6,198.

The ROG GX700 will be available in Singapore at $6,198 from ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers.

The ROG GX700 will be available in Singapore at $6,198 from ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers.

The ROG GX700 features an all-aluminium bio-armour design with titanium and plasma copper.

The ROG GX700 is equipped with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module.

The ROG GX700 is equipped with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module.

The ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System gives the gaming notebook superior overclocking capabilities, exceptional cooling, and excellent high performance stability.

The ROG GX700 is powered by the latest overclockable Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980 graphics for outstanding performance at home and on-the-go.

The main technical specifications for the ASUS ROG GX700 is listed below.

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Intel Core vPro processor family now available in Asia Pacific

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Intel Corporation has announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family in the Asia Pacific. The company also showcased a slew of gadgets using its wireless technology.

New clamshell and Ultrabook 2-in-1s, designed and built for business, boast improved performance, battery life and productivity benefits.

New clamshell and Ultrabook 2-in-1s, designed and built for business, boast improved performance, battery life and productivity benefits.

Intel wireless technology offers consumers freedom from wires in devices that include Intel Pro Wireless Display and optional Intel Wireless Docking capabilities.

Intel Core vPro processor-based devices promise built-in security and manageability capabilities that help protect data and enable remote IT access.

Below are more details from the press release.

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CES 2015: Intel unveils 5th Generation Intel Core & 14mm processors

Monday, January 5th, 2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 at Las Vegas, Intel announced the release of its latest wave of 14nm processors, promising improved system and graphics performance, more natural and immersive user experiences, and longer battery life compared to previous generations.

5th Generation Intel Core technology unveiled at CES 2015

5th Generation Intel Core technology unveiled at CES 2015

Key benefits of the 5th Generation Intel Core family and the next-generation 14nm processor for tablets include:

  • More powerful performance with 35% more transistors on a 37% smaller die.
  • Power efficiency for up to 1.5 hours better battery life than the previous generation.
  • The next evolution in processor graphics architecture that enable 4K Ultra HD display.
  • Better support for the Internet of Things with a smaller thermal envelope.
  • Provides the foundation for great user experiences today and in the future with Intel technology such as RealSense 3D and wireless innovations.

The release of the 5th Generation Intel Core technology includes 14 new processors for consumers and businesses, including 10 new 15W processors with Intel HD Graphics and four new 28W products with Intel Iris Graphics.

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Tech focus: Intel initiatives in Education

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

The vision of Intel Education’s initiatives is: Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators. Here’s a peek into how Intel is plugging into the education scene.

From left: Eileen Lento, Ph.D; John Galvin; Sam Al-Schamma - key education advocates and leaders in Intel.

From left: Eileen Lento, Ph.D; John Galvin; Sam Al-Schamma – key education advocates and leaders in Intel.

To most people, including myself, Intel is the leading chip maker that manufactures the processors in the computers that we use.

The company is also heavily involved in helping educational organisations and government bodies harness technology to reinvent teaching and learning for the younger generation.

I had the pleasure of listening to key executives in Intel Education over lunch earlier this week during the Bett Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands.

John Galvin – a vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel Education at Intel Corporation – hosted the lunch and shared his experience in setting global strategy and implementation of innovative technology solutions to advance education worldwide.

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Events: Intel Future Showcase at Singapore Carlton Hotel

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Intel Future Showcase puts Asian innovation in the spotlight and offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Asia’s role in driving the company’s innovation and technology development.

The Intel Education 2 in 1 Reference Design, offering the flexibility and mobility of a tablet plus the performance and productivity of a laptop - offering versatile learning for students. The ruggedised device is drop, water and dust resistant - suitable for outdoor learning as well as within the classroom. I first saw this design in Singapore during the Intel Solutions Summit back in April this year.

The Intel Education 2 in 1 Reference Design, offering the flexibility and mobility of a tablet plus the performance and productivity of a laptop – offering versatile learning for students. The ruggedised device is drop, water and dust resistant – suitable for outdoor learning as well as within the classroom. I first saw this design in Singapore during the Intel Solutions Summit back in April this year.

The Intel Future Showcase is being held in Singapore for the first time, offering a glimpse into the innovation that goes on inside Intel’s Asian and global operations.

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