Posts Tagged ‘Lenovo’

New arrivals: Lenovo Horizon 2 and ThinkPad 10 tablet computers

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Lenovo Horizon2 will be available for pre-orders from S$2,399 at COMEX 2014. First 10 customers will receive a free Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet is available now through commercial orders with prices starting from S$1,249.

Lenovo Horizon 2 (left ) and ThinkPad 10 (right).

Lenovo Horizon 2 (left ) and ThinkPad 10 (right).

The Lenovo Horizon 2 is a two-in-one Windows 8 PC providing multi-touch use at any angle, while the ThinkPad 10 is a tablet optimised for business professionals seeking both flexibility and mobility.

Horizon 2 Table PC

The 27-inch Horizon 2 is now much thinner and lighter than its predecessor – the IdeaCentre Horizon.

The Horizon 2 measures only 19.5mm and weighs only 7.6kg – making it easier to transport around the home or office.

The “Table computer” ships with improved performance and smarter features like near field communications (NFC) that interacts with users’ other devices.

Users can simply shake their Android device while using the new Horizon mobile app, allowing content to “fall” onto the Horizon 2’s screen.

Placing the mobile device directly on its screen lets users “pull” out content onto the PC’s display, signaling the Aura dial to appear.

The Lenovo Horizon 2 in

The Lenovo Horizon 2 in “Table” mode.

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Newstead Technologies opens largest Digital Style at Suntec City Mall

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The 9044-square feet store in the newly renovated Suntec City Mall features novel store-in-store concept and customer service counter.

Digital Style Suntec City is located at Tower 3 of Suntec City Mall, #01-618/619/620/621/622 at 8 Temasek Boulevard. It is open daily from 10.30am - 9.30pm.

Digital Style Suntec City is located at Tower 3 of Suntec City Mall, #01-618/619/620/621/622 at 8 Temasek Boulevard. It is open daily from 10.30am – 9.30pm.

Digital Style Suntec City is the Digital Style store by Newstead Technologies.

First impressions:

I was at the opening of the store and noticed that the store offers quite a comprehensive range of audiovisual equipment from headphones to mini home theatre systems.

Some of the brands, including gaming product makers, are not carried in other multi-brand electronics stores.

The largest Digital Style to date at over 9,044 square feet, Digital Style Suntec City is a multi-brand electronics store that is decked out with the latest trending gadgets and devices.

It is designed for customers to get hands-on with gadgets by allowing them to plug-and-play, mix-and-match products.

Digital Style Suntec City offers Newstead Technologies’ new Store-in-Store concept, in which six consumer electronics brands feature their hottest and latest gadgets in dedicated spaces of approximately 353 square feet each.

The six brands are ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, Dell and HP.

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New arrivals: Lenovo’s new range of tablets and notebooks

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Lenovo today announced the availability of a new range of devices including the MIIX 2; FLEX 2; YOGA Tablet 10 HD+; new Y, G and Z Series clamshell laptops; and new A-series Android tablets.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes in Silver and Champagne Gold (shown here) comes with 10.1-inch Full HD 1920x1200 display. S$599 from mid-June 2014.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes in Silver and Champagne Gold (shown here) comes with 10.1-inch Full HD 1920×1200 display. S$599 from mid-June 2014.

Key highlights of Lenovo’s latest range include the following.

  • MIIX 2 – its unique detachable design gives users the freedom to choose between the tablet mode and a full Windows 8.1 laptop experience.
  • FLEX 2 – comes in two practical modes, a perfect fit for today’s consumer who needs one integrated device for work and play.
  • YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ – an even better way to experience the multimode tablet.
  • New Y, G and Z Series clamshell laptops – providing advanced performance and entertainment features in portable designs.
  • New A-series Android tablets – offering several versatile configurations and screen sizes to match consumer needs for both ultra-portable tablets and multimedia performers.

Below are the prices and availability of the new Lenovo tablets and notebooks.

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New arrivals: Lenovo unveils its first multimode Yoga Tablet

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Lenovo unveiled its new Android 4.2 Yoga Tablet today in a global live stream launch event. Both the 8-inch (start from S$449) and 10-inch (S$549) versions will be available in Singapore by end November. Pre-orders start from 1 November until 10 November.

The new Lenovo Yoga Tablet is designed to resemble a physical book with a

The new Lenovo Yoga Tablet is designed to resemble a physical book with a “graspable” spine.

The amazing thing about the Yoga Tablet is its 6000 mAh battery, which boasts a life of 18 hours (of Wi-Fi web browsing), and can even be used to charge other mobile devices!

Hands-on

The cylindrical battery is a nice design touch and makes holding the tablet more secure and comfortable.

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Lenovo announces new range of notebooks, tablets and storage

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Lenovo has unveiled in Singapore the following: Lenovo Flex 14, Miix, A3000, U330p and U430 Touch, S210 Touch and S410; as well as the Lenovo Iomega ix Series Desktop line of storage devices.  Pricing and availability within.

Lenovo's new range of devices includes (from left): IdeaPad U430 Touch notebook, IdeaTab A3000 tablet (7" Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) and Miix tablet (10.1" Windows 8, Intel Atom). Not shown to scale.

Lenovo’s new range of devices includes (from left): IdeaPad U430 Touch notebook, IdeaTab A3000 tablet (7″ Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) and Miix tablet (10.1″ Windows 8, Intel Atom). Not shown to scale.

Below are the pricing and availability. COMEX this year is from 5 – 8 September.

Lenovo Price from Available
Flex 14 Ultrabook S$999 COMEX
Miix tablet S$799 TBA
A3000 tablet S$269 COMEX
U330p laptop S$999 COMEX
U430 Touch laptop S$1399 end Sep
S210 Touch laptop S$799 Now
S410 laptop S$899 Now
Iomega ix2 storage S$312 Now
Iomega ix4-300d storage S$1,189 Now

Below is the press release with the details.

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New notebooks: Lenovo Ideapad U310, U410 & Z400 Touch

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Lenovo today announced its new line of Windows 8 touch-optimised devices – the thin and light IdeaPad U310 Touch (fr S$1,199) and IdeaPad U410 Touch (fr S$1,299), as well as the IdeaPad Z400 Touch (fr S$1,199).

All are already available now.

From left: Lenovo IdeaPad U310, Z400, U410 Touch.

From left: Lenovo IdeaPad U310, Z400, U410 Touch.

The new line of touch screen laptops are equipped with 10-point multi-touch screens that compliment a mouse and keyboard.

The IdeaPad U310 Touch and U410 Touch are stylish in design and are only available in Graphite Grey.

From just 18mm thick and weighing up to 1.75kg, these Ultrabooks are thin, light and extremely mobile – perfect for on-the-go computing.

Lenovo IdeaPad
U310 Touch: from S$1,199
U410 Touch: from S$1,299
Z400 Touch: from S$1,199

Ultra-responsive, they wake up from sleep in just one second with Instant Resume, and enjoys extended battery life.

The IdeaPad Z400 Touch is ideal for multimedia entertainment.

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IT Show 2013 promotions: Lenovo desktop, notebook and AIO computers

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Lenovo will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Level 1, Booth 1321.

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

Click to view or download Lenovo promotions during IT Show 2013. Caution: Large PDF file – 2.7MB containing 8 flyers.

Check out their Lenovo’s complete range of desktops, All-in-one computers, notebooks, Ultrabooks, and convertibles in IT Show 2013.

The four star products are the IdeaPad Yoga 13, IdeaPad Z400, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and the IdeaPad Y500.

Light and svelte Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Ultrabook workhorse for the mobile warrior.

Light and svelte Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Ultrabook workhorse for the mobile warrior.

Lenovo has many offerings for Windows 8 but if you’re looking for a Windows 7 machine, my favourite is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which I used when travelling in Kyushu, Japan in December.

It’s light, slim and the battery life lasts forever. It’s also svelte and fashionable!

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I brought the ThinkPad X1 Carbon along when I went on vacation in Japan in December. Why? Because it was light and slim and promised a long battery life. It did not disappoint. RRP: starts from S$2,349.

Update (7 March, 2013):

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is on offer during IT Show 2013. For S$3,149, you get a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3667U 3G processor with Windows 7 Professional 64 with Windows 8 Pro Recovery DVD.

This configuration comes with 8GB DDR3 SDRAM + 256GB SSD, with Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity.

What’s more, bundled items include a Lenovo Mini-Display Port to VGA monitor cable and a USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter!

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ideal fit for the mobile warrior.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ideal fit for the mobile warrior.

Launched back in August as part of the ThinkPad’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the X1 Carbon was the world’s lightest Ultrabook at the time, and still is one of the thinnest and lightest around today (331x226x18.85 mm).

Slim & svelte is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook.

Slim & svelte is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook.

The X1 Carbon weighs less than three pounds, or 1.36kg – that’s less than a 1.5l soft drink bottle – thanks to its carbon fibre construction.

The Ultrabook withstood the physical rigours that we put it through lugging it from place to place.

The X1 Carbon boasted up to 8.2 hours of battery life and one of the best charge times in the industry, with rapid recharge up to 80% battery life in 35 minutes.

Indeed, the battery never once run out on me before I could hit a hotel to recharge, and the recharge was indeed rapid – wall power outlets can be much sought after when you have loads of other electrical devices to recharge at the end of a day.

The unit that I had did not come with 3G, so I had to connect using Wi-Fi most of the time. I didn’t need 3G anyway since I wasn’t data-roaming overseas.

I like the backlit keyboard so I can type in dim light without straining my eyes to locate the infrequently-used keys.

A special hinging mechanism allows the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook to be laid completely flat on the table.

A special hinging mechanism allows the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook to be laid completely flat on the table.

The multi-gesture glass surface touchpad  also made it easy to get by without having to connect a mouse.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Video conferencing with family and friends at home was a breeze, with the HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio.

In its effort to stay slim and light, I/O ports are limited.

There’re no VGA or HDMI ports, so I can’t plug into my external monitor at home without buying an optional cable for the mini display port.

There’s also no Ethernet ports. You might think nobody needs that since most hotels come with Wi-Fi. Well some of the hotels we stayed in only had wired Internet connections in the room and no Wi-Fi.

My say:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a slim and powerful Ultrabook with long battery life and fast recharge – suitable for the mobile warrior – be it for business or on vacation. And it looks svelte and sexy to boot!

So I had to pop down to Best Denki in Kumamoto to buy a Logitec Elecom mobile wireless access point to broadcast the broadband access to the X1 Carbon, smartphones and tablet.

Travel: Planning an impromptu 2-week vacation in Japan – one week before

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

So we decided that there was a 2-week window to grab a quick break. But that’s like one-week away. Is it possible to plan the usual DIY self-drive holiday at such short notice?

Aerial view of Fukuoka, our gateway to Kyushu.

Aerial view of Fukuoka, our gateway to Kyushu.

The answer is yes, with the advent of the Internet. Here’s a recap of what I did for my own holiday.

First the obvious, decide how long you’ve got and where you want to go. In my case, we’ve long wanted to visit Kyushu in Japan, and the window of opportunity available was roughly two weeks.

If you’re thinking of visiting Japan, I recommend this site called japan-guide.com. It has comprehensive descriptions of popular tourist spots all over Japan, as well as travel tips for Japan.

Even more useful is its forum where vacation planners get their queries answered in detail with advice from a community of fellow travelers, as well as useful links to resources – such as timetables, rates etc – outside of the website.

Next book the air tickets. The availability and price of last-minute tickets usually determine whether your vacation destination will become a reality.

I use Zuji.com to get a feel of the airlines plying Singapore and the possible stops and the price range, then if there’s time, check competing sites or the airline’s website for better rates.

For Kyushu, it was pretty straightforward, only Singapore Airlines fly directly there from Singapore – to Fukuoka. It’s straightforward until you hit the SIA website. For a premier airline, it sure has a terrible website for bookings and reservations – plenty of long waits.

Next is the car rental. I use ToCoo car rental. It helps you check the rates for multiple car rental companies with cars available in the cities where you intend to pick up and drop off the car. But you’ve got to compare rates manually yourself.

Computing on the go

For computing, I’m bringing along the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, a BlackBerry PlayBook, and the Seagate 1TB Backup Plus.

The X1 Carbon is sleek in design, wonderfully thin and light, yet powerful enough for surfing Web and running Photoshop and Dreamweaver CS6 for photo-editing and blogging back in the hotel room.

The 7-inch PlayBook keeps the children entertained with game apps, and serves as an e-book reader. Its biggest bugbear is that it’s the Wi-Fi version and does not have 3G, but I don’t use 3G data in Japan anyway.

To store and back up the 40MB RAW photo files generated by the D800, I brought along the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive. The 2.5-inch plug-and-play drive constantly backs up the hard disk and makes posting photos online a breeze.

Usually, I pick up the car at the airport, drive off to the first destination and return the car at the airport I’m flying off from. If the pick-up and drop-off locations are different, check if a surcharge is levied and how much it is.

Finally, book the hotels. I know some Japanese so I used to browse Japanese booking websites and hotel websites directly, calling them on the phone for enquiries and reservations.

This time round, I discovered that my favourite accomodation-booking website for Europe holidays – booking.com – now has quite extensive list of hotels in Japan. Enough to find hotels that fit your budget in most places in Japan.

I like booking.com because of its clear information and easy booking. So even if you don’t know ANY japanese, you can still find and book accommodation easily.

Another website that I tried last year – hotels.com – seems to be only beginning to move into Japan, with poor selection and high prices. I’m hoping there coverage and pricing will improve over time.

Once you’ve gotten the flight, car and hotel bookings out of the way, what remains is the physical packing for the big day.

SITEX 2012 promotions: Lenovo desktops, notebooks, tablets & accessories

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Lenovo will be at SITEX 2012 at Hall 5 Booth 5C40 (Courts), and Hall 6 Booths 6C30 (Harvey Norman) and 6D30 & 6F18 (Newstead) in the Singapore EXPO.

Click to view or download Lenovo promotions for SITEX 2012.

Click to view or download Lenovo promotions for SITEX 2012. (Caution: Large 7MB PDF file with 6 pages)

Check out Lenovo’s promotional offers for tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, convertibles, AIOs, desktops, and accessories.

Windows 8 Lenovo Ideapad Yoga Ultrabook-tablet convertible

Windows 8 Lenovo Ideapad Yoga Ultrabook-tablet convertible

These include the IdeaPad G480 laptop and the recently launched Windows 8 Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook-tablet convertible, and ThinkPad Twist S230u convertible.

My favourite is the Yoga.

Accessories include wireless mouse, speakers, headphones/headsets, USB hubs, and accessories for ThinkPads and IdeaPads.