Posts Tagged ‘ultrabooks’

New arrival: ASUS ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3 & ZenPad 3

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

ASUS unveiled its 3rd Generation mobile computing products at its Zenvolution launch event in Singapore. Prices & availability below.

Clockwise from upper left: ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3, ZenBook 3, ZenPad 3. Not shown to scale.

Clockwise from upper left: ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3, ZenBook 3, ZenPad 3. Not shown to scale.

The ZenBook 3 is an ultra light 910g Ultrabook with an ultra-thin 11.9mm profile made from premium aerospace-grade all-aluminum unibody construction with the latest high-performance 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 16GB RAM, up to 512GB PCIE SSD and an innovative cooling system.

ASUS claims that the Transformer 3 Pro is the world’s first and only 2-in-1 detachable notebook with 7th generation Intel® Core™i5/i7 processors that can function as a competent tablet, laptop, music station or even a high performance gaming PC with an optional ROG XG Station 2 that acts as an external discrete graphics card.

The ZenWatch 3 is a stylish and customisable wearable device powered by Android Wear with HyperCharge technology.

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Head on down to the ASUS Zenvolution Roadshow from 14 to 16 October 2016 to experience the “3” series products at the different experiential zones and stand to win attractive prizes worth up to $5,000. In addition, cash vouchers will be given away for the purchase of Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook 3 products during the roadshow.

The ZenPad 3 has a thickness of only 7.57mm and goes for a classy look with its luxurious leather rear panel with 2K high-resolution touchscreen and Qualcomm® hexa-core processor.

More details (including technical specifications) from the press release below.

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New arrivals: 4 new ASUS mobile/computing products @ Zensation 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ASUS has unveiled in Singapore a slew of new Zen-inspired products – ZenWatch 2 smartwatch, Zen AiO Pro all-in-one desktop, ZenPad Audio Cover for ZenPad 8 tablet, and UX305 Ultrabook. Prices & availability below.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS Singapore unveiled the following products at today’s launch event at The St. Regis Singapore hotel.

  1. ZenWatch 2 smartwatch: S$229 – 14 Nov, 2015.
  2. Zen AiO Pro series of all-in-one desktops: See below for prices.
  3. ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook: S$1,298 – Nov, 2015.
  4. ZenPad 8 Audio Cover: S$129 – 14 Nov, 2015.

ZenWatch 2

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ latest wearable and is the company’s first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

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New arrivals: HP notebooks & tablets for enterprises in 2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

HP has launched its 2015 line-up of notebooks and tablets for businesses and enterprises. The wide range of computing devices will be available from end February till May 2015.

Detailed pricing and availability below.

HP’s new line-up of notebooks and tablets for 2015 offer a wide range of mobility solutions for businesses and enterprises.

HP’s new line-up of notebooks and tablets for 2015 offer a wide range of mobility solutions for businesses and enterprises. Left: HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Speical Edition. Right: HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet.

Amongst the new devices is the EliteBook Folio 1020 family – which HP touts as the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks.

“The HP EliteBook 1020 represents game-changing innovation in both materials and mechanical engineering to create the world’s thinnest and lightest business notebooks in a form factor that enables our customers to be more productive in more places,” said Serena Yong, general manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Singapore and Malaysia.

The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE) are ultra-thin at 15.7 mm, and the SE takes advantage of HP’s exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of only 1 kg (2.2 lbs).

Price and availability of the new line-up of tablets/notebooks is tabulated below.

The HP EliteBook 1020 and the ultra-lightweight HP EliteBook 1020 SE are designed with enterprise mobility in mind, with up to 9 hours of battery life to power a full work day.

Price and availability of the new line-up of tablets/notebooks are tabulated below.

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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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New arrivals: Dell launches new commercial PC portfolio

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Dell’s new portfolio promises more productivity in smaller and thinner devices.

These include the OptiPlex Micro PCs (fr S$419 – now), Latitude 3000 Series (fr S$779 – now) ,Latitude 5000 Series (fr S$1,119 – Sep 26), Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (fr S$1,719 – Oct), Latitude 14 Rugged laptop, and Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K monitor (Q4, 2014).

Dell Latitude family featuring Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series - 13-inch 2-in-1 notebook computer in the center with tablet disconnected from keyboard attachment; Dell Latitude 14 3000 Series (left) - non-touch 14-inch notebook computer; and Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (right) non-touch notebook computer.

Dell Latitude family featuring Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series – 13-inch 2-in-1 notebook computer in the center with tablet disconnected from keyboard attachment; Dell Latitude 14 3000 Series (left) – non-touch 14-inch notebook computer; and Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (right) non-touch notebook computer.

Dell offers encryption, authentication and malware prevention from a single source via its Dell Data Protection portfolio.

Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro desktop PC.

Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro desktop PC.

Dell has buillt management capabilities into its Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio to help users maximise their hardware investment and the all-new Dell Client Command Suite offers free automation tools to help significantly reduce time spent on deploying, monitoring and updating systems.

To help ensure outstanding reliability, each Latitude and OptiPlex system undergoes rigorous accelerated life cycle and torture tests for extreme heat, hinge endurance and twists.

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ASUS unveils ZenWatch, Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 & MeMO Pad 7 at IFA 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

ASUS has announced at IFA 2014 its first wearable device, the ZenWatch; the 13.3-inch Zenbook UX305 Ultrabook; the 11-inch EeeBook X205 compact laptop; and the 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet.

Update (12 February, 2015):

The ASUS Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in a new Obsidian Stone colour.

The ASUS Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in a new Obsidian Stone colour.

The Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in Singapore.

Powered by Intel Core M processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, the super-slim Ultrabook retails from S$999 at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.

The ZenWatch and the MeMO Pad 7 were among the gadgets announced by ASUS at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

The ZenWatch and the MeMO Pad 7 were among the gadgets announced by ASUS at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

ASUS unveiled the slew of new devices at a pre-IFA 2014 event in Berlin, Germany.

ASUS ZenWatch

The ASUS ZenWatch is the first wearable device from ASUS, powered by Android Wear and featuring a version of the ASUS ZenUI user interface developed specifically for ZenWatch.

ASUS ZenWatch

ASUS ZenWatch

The ZenWatch pairs with a smartphone running Android™ 4.3 or higher to provide information and to serve as a personal wellness manager in conjunction with the ASUS ZenUI Wellness app.

The ZenWatch sports a 2.5D curved and comes with a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces, allowing users to customize ZenWatch easily to match their style.

Smart features of the ZenWatch uncludes Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control.

Its seamlessly integrates with ASUS ZenUI, letting users enjoy enhanced versions of exclusive ASUS ZenUI apps such as What’s Next and Do It Later.

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Event: Dell unveils range of new end user computing products

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Dell has showcased a range of end user computing products for Asia Pacific for both business and personal use.

Executives from Dell and Intel launch the new range of computing products. From left: Ray Wah, Vice President of Dell’s Personal Computing Group; Ryaz Patel, Director, Asia Pacific Multinational Sales, Intel; Uday Marty, Managing Director, Intel South East Asia; and Peter Marrs, Executive Director & General Manager, End User Computing, Dell APJ.

Executives from Dell and Intel launch the new range of computing products. From left: Ray Wah, Vice President of Dell’s Personal Computing Group; Ryaz Patel, Director, Asia Pacific Multinational Sales, Intel; Uday Marty, Managing Director, Intel South East Asia; and Peter Marrs, Executive Director & General Manager, End User Computing, Dell APJ. Photo taken with Nokia Lumia 1020.

The new range of products include new Venue tablets, printers, monitors, as well as desktops, notebooks and Ultrabooks from the XPS, Latitude, Inspiron, Precision series.

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ASUS opens second ASUS concept store in Singapore @ VivoCity

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

This is the second ASUS-brand store that the Taiwanese PC manufacturer is collaborating with Newstead Technologies, a local consumer electronics retailer in Singapore. Promotions below.

ASUS VivoCity Shop is at #02-216A in VivoCity (1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585). Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Monday to Sunday) Contact No.: +65 6376 9314

ASUS VivoCity Shop is at #02-216A in VivoCity (1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585). Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Monday to Sunday). Contact No.: +65 6376 9314.

Similar to the first store at Sim Lim, this new store at VivoCity (#02-216A) sports a clean and elegant interior finishing, with an array of the latest range of ASUS notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets on display.

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Microsoft reduces Surface RT tablet prices amid weak demand

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

With immediate effect, Microsoft is cutting the prices of its Surface RT tablets worldwide. Local and US price revisions within. Surface Pro prices remain unchanged.

Surface is the first computer made and directly sold by Microsoft.

Surface is the first computer made and directly sold by Microsoft.

According to research house IDC, the device has been largely shunned by consumers and corporate customers since its debut in October, selling just 900,000 units in each of its first two quarter on the market.

“Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablet by as much as 30 percent as the device struggles to lure customers amid competition from machines such as Apple’s iPad”, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The foray by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer into selling hardware is amidst a worldwide decline in sales of personal computer and demand for Windows.

Only last week, Ballmer had unveiled a significant reorganisation intended to streamline management and increase growth in areas such as tablets and mobile computing.

IDC predicts that tablets will outsell PCs by 2015.

Currently, 3.7% of tablets run Microsoft Windows operating system.

In Singapore, the price reductions (from Microsoft Singapore) are around 19-27% and are highlighted in red below.

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Dell releases ultra-portable Windows 8 Vostro 5460 today

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Vostro 5460 is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch Vostro ultra-portable laptop to date.

Available today, Vostro 5460 with Windows 8 starts at S$749, while Vostro 5460 Ultrabook with Windows 8 starts at S$1,099.

Vostro 5460 - Dell's thinnest and lightest Vostro 14-inch notebooks.

Vostro 5460 – Dell’s thinnest and lightest Vostro 14-inch notebooks.

Only 18.3mm in thinness and 1.54kg in weight, the ultrathin Vostro 5460 delivers more power and portability for value-conscious customers and professionals, and IT decision makers looking for mobility and performance at the right price.

Dell Vostro 5460, 18.3mm thin & 1.54kg in weight.

Dell Vostro 5460, 18.3mm thin & 1.54kg in weight.

Sporting an expansive 14-inch high definition widescreen LED (HD WLED) TrueLife display that supports up to 1366 x 768 pixels, the new Vostro 5460 comes with integrated stereo speakers and a dedicated subwoofer powered by HD audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4.0.

Users get to enjoy 720p video content in immersive audio and visual detail.

The laptop also features an integrated 720HD 1MP camera with microphones for high-definition web-conferencing.

The Vostro 5460 is equipped with a full-sized Chiclet keyboard, a multi-touch gesture touchpad allowing users to fluidly navigate through the Windows 8 operating system, and a sophisticated cool-to-the-touch aluminum palm rest to ensure comfort for users.

Available today, Vostro 5460 with Windows 8 starts at S$749, while Vostro 5460 Ultrabook with Windows 8 starts at S$1,099.

Available today, Vostro 5460 with Windows 8 starts at S$749, while Vostro 5460 Ultrabook with Windows 8 starts at S$1,099.

All these rich features are encased within a sleek brushed-aluminum chassis in graphite silver or fire red, and supported by a 3-cell integrated Lithium Ion battery promising up to 5 hours of battery life.

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