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Dell Launches New Inspiron 7000 Series Laptop in Singapore

Singapore, October 2017 – Dell revealed a new Inspiron 7000 series laptop in the newly revamped Plaza Singapura Store.

From left Inspiron 15 7000 (7570), Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567), Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7373). Source: Instagram user @weewu

The new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 aims to bring stunning visuals and powerful performance in a small footprint. A narrower border and FHD IPS touch display also supports active pen for digital drawing, writing and note taking.

With the new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, consumers can watch movies or video chat uninterrupted thanks to SmartByte streaming technology co-engineered by Dell that prioritises streaming and conferencing above other network activities.  It also offers longer battery life and quieter performance with standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs.

 

For those who prefer a traditional laptop, the new Inspiron 7000 laptops are the perfect travel companion with the slim, light and thin-bezel design in Platinum Silver or Pink Champagne. Available in 15 inches, the Inspiron 7000 offers a brilliant FHD IPS display for a crisp, detailed picture, viewable from a wide range of angles without sacrificing image quality. The laptops take advantage of the outstanding performance, responsiveness and hardware enabled security built into the 8th Generation Intel Core processor.

 


The new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop offers NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics and NVIDIA Max Q Design technology, 7th Gen Intel quad core CPU options and dual fans to keep the system cool and quiet while powering through challenging games. Anti-glare IPS wide viewing angle FHD display provides excellent visual clarity while Waves MaxxAudio Pro software delivers precise audio. The laptop’s new 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritises gaming and video content to keep games and videos smooth even during large file downloads. A new quick-charge battery gets up to 80% capacity within an hour and the Thunderbolt 3 multi-use port connects multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) to the laptop with transfers up to 40Gbps.

Pricing and Availability:

All products are available immediately, unless otherwise stated, through Dell and its authorised partners:

 

Product Starting Price in SGD / Availability
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7373) From $1,599. Available now.
Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) From $1,599. Available now.
Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567) From $1,599. Available now.

A Startup Wants to Solve Problems in Singapore’s F&B Sector

Running a Food & Beverage (F&B) business usually involves a lot of co-ordination ranging from sales ordering to stock replenishment. Often, small business owners find themselves spending too much time handling manual business operations instead of putting resources in more higher yield activities.

 

Dr Koh Wee Lit, CTO Habitat Blue

The Neo Dimension has recently visited Franchising & Licensing Asia 2017 and got to know Habitat Blue, a startup specializing in providing end-to-end point of sales (POS) solutions. During the tour, Dr Koh Wee Lit , Chief Technology Officer Habitat Blue, shared with us his experience in handling small businesses in developing South East Asian markets and the company’s Orca business system has successfully helped entrepreneurs grow their businesses. In 2016 alone, the company processed over approximately SGD 32 million worth of transactions.

 

Cost should not be the barrier for small businesses in Singapore to jump onto the technology bandwagon. At the booth, Dr Koh showcased their range of products that aims to help F&B businesses in improving productivity without incurring high investment cost.

 

For example, one of the products, Orca Lite, is an all-in-one POS system that allows small businesses to get an overview of their stock inventory and sales transactions via any Android-powered tablet at the price of SGD49 per month. For young startups, Habitat Blue also offers the entire installation package which includes both the software and all the required hardware at an affordable price of below SGD 1,200.

 

For more established businesses, Habitat Blue has a more advanced version of Orca that can handle more complex F&B operations. More importantly, it is highly customizable to support the customer’s requirements including data migration and/or integration with existing systems.

 

Below is the video on how a F&B outlet is using Orca Business Operating System to handle food ordering and kitchen workflow.

 

 

Nokia 8 Will Hit Singapore Stores From 14 October Onwards

You have heard it right! The rumor is true. Nokia’s first Android phones – Nokia 8 will be coming in to Singapore and you could get them through major electronics and  Telco’s exclusive stores from 14 October onwards.

Ever since the announcement in Aug this year, the Nokia 8 has been receiving a lot of attentions from the market. Unlike other smartphone markers which try to differentiate themselves from others by putting a lot of proprietary bloat-wares in the Android OS, Nokia 8 will be powered by  stock version Android OS.  This means that Nokia 8 users will get updates soon after Google release it instead of waiting for the patching from the phone manufacturers.

If  you are keen to know what other benefits of stock android, you may wish to read up more here

 

Nokia 8 will be available in three colours – Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel in Singapore at a suggested retail price of SGD 769 from tomorrow through sole distributor A-Mobile at all M1 Shops, Courts, Harvey Norman, Challenger, Sprint Cass, Mustafa, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected AMobile authorised retailers.

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation

BenQ Launches 2 Projectors Targeted at Home Users – W8000 Home Theater Projector & DLP 4K UHD projector W11000

BenQ, recognized for making good qualities projectors, announces 2 new products targeted at home users – W8000 & W11000. These projectors have been tested and certified by THX engineers for image qualities that ensures delivery of good cinematic experiences to home users. So, what are the differences between these 2?

BenQ launches new DLP Projector - W11000 that is capable of delivering #4K display. Source: Instagram user @weewu
BenQ launches new DLP Projector – W11000 that is capable of delivering #4K display. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Resolutions 

This is by far, the most obvious difference between the 2. The W8000 is delivering Full 1080P which is common standard used in most of the video content whereas W11000 is capable of producing 4K UHD Display. Although some of you may argue that there aren’t many 4K content in the market, is there a need to have a 4K display?

I have never buy into that argument since there are so many projectors in the market that could upscale 1080P to 4K just so like the BenQ W11000. However, most 4K projectors you see in the market start off with 1080P resolution and subsequently render to 4K (so as to impress the user with the difference but usually, this takes up processing time). The W11000, instead of following this process, starts off at 2K. Then, using XPR fast switching technology, the individual pixels on the DLP chip render the output by 2 times to 4K.

 

Versatility

BenQ launches W8000 home theater projector. Source: Instagram user @weewu
BenQ launches W8000 home theater projector. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Space (in Singapore) is a luxury. Most of us stay in HDB which does not provide a luxurious space for big theater equipment. The W8000 comes with 5 interchangeable lens that gives users the flexibility in different room scenarios – whether from a small room with a Wide Zoom Lens or a long zoom Lens for hall (upto approx 11m!).

Capable in delivering 4K quality, the W11000 works well in almost any home environment.  Nonetheless, I will suggest to leave a big piece of wall as your projector screen. It is 4K afterall! Why not fully capitalize on it?!

Price

The BenQ W8000 home theater projector is priced at SGD 3,888 after GST (pricing includes Standard Lens) which is very competitive  in the market.

The BenQ W11000 home theater projector is priced at SGD 7,299 after GST which is a steal! Most projectors at this range will be around 5-figures.

BenQ W8000 is available now whereas BenQ W11000 will be available mid-December 2016 onwards.

For sales enquiries, please visit Home Cinemapit Pte Ltd and KEC Sound and Vision Pte Ltd.

 

product-brochure_w11000-and-w8000-home-cinema-projectors-from-benq

 

 

 

 

(Specs Included) World’s first Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices assemble in Singapore

EHuge Technology, in collaboration with Microsoft, today announced the launch of its new range of Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices in Singapore.

Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu

Inspired by the iconic Avengers logo and the signature design motifs of Captain America and Iron Man, these Windows 10 devices come in three distinct form factors that supercharge fun and productivity to superhero proportions.

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

 

 

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1
AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

 

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1
AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

 

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook
AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

 

Pricing and availability

 

Model Pricing
AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1 SGD 429
AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1 SGD 499
AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook SGD 549

 

The devices will be available at retail in Singapore from 10 December, 2016.  

See factsheet

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Pro Concepts Technology Opens New Store – Gam3.Asia at Marina Square

Pro Concepts Technology announced the opening of Gam3.Asia at Marina Sqaure.  Featuring eight concept stores by award winning gaming brands spanning 5,737 square feet of retail space but also an exclusive members only eSports zone and a membership program with exciting perks and deals for the community.

The opening ceremony ended with representatives from M1, Alienware, MSI, Aorus, Asus ROG, Razer and Logitech participating in a symbolic lighting up of a customized display, reaffirming their commitment to leveling up eSports and building a vibrant community of gamers in Singapore.

“I think it’s important to note that we don’t want to be retail-focused,” said Mr Jeffrey Phua, Director of Pro Concepts Pte Ltd. “Competitive gaming has taken the rest of the world by storm and we think that Singapore is the perfect place to cultivate into a regional eSports hub”.

Their unique membership program, the Gam3.Asia eSports Club, is targeted at gamers from all walks of life, especially those with a competitive streak in their blood. Its ambitious plans to incubate young gaming talent start with giving players a chance to challenge their peers.

Additionally, perks like early-bird access to community events, the ability to try out products while gaming in-store, exclusive promotions and flash sales give gamers the edge they need to take the next step in their eSports journey.

MSI model. Source: Instagram user @weewu
MSI model. Source: Instagram user @weewu

For many, that means playing together physically and finding a sustainable place to train – a challenge that Gam3.Asia intends to tackle head on. Instead of charging hourly rates, it will allow members free use of its facilities, with two training rooms available.

Gam3.Asia opens Monday to Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm, and Friday to Sundays 11 am to 9 pm. The eSports Club will have extended hours for special screenings of eSports tournaments, as well as during select community events.

 

About Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd & GamePro

Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd runs the GamePro, Singapore’s premier retailer for computer products, peripherals and accessories. In addition to a physical retail space at Bugis Junction and Gam3.Asia at Marina Square, it also operates an online retail portal at http://www.gameprosg.com

 

Event – NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 10-Series For Laptops

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) releases new GeForce GTX 10-series GPU 1060, 1070, 1080 for notebooks.

Powered by the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, these advanced GPUs are built with ultra-fast FinFET (Fin Field Effect Transistor) and support for DirectX 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest gaming notebook experiences.

Group Photo. Source: Instagram user @weewu
Group Photo. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Additionally, NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies brings VR performance on to mobile platform. These include NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which can yield up to a 3x VR graphics performance improvement over previous-generation GPUs, allowing notebook gamers to play VR games with higher levels of detail for a more realistic, immersive experience.

Experience NVIDIA VRWorks Technologies. Source: Instagram user @weewu
Experience NVIDIA VRWorks Technologies. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Compared with prior-generation Maxwell architecture-based GPUs, the new GeForce GTX 10Series GPUs for notebooks deliver up to 75 percent more performance right out of the box. With the Dual-FET power supply and multi-phased power controllers, they offer more than 3x the overclocking potential for even faster performance.

Watch the Facebook Live Video on John Gillooly‘s presentation of the product launch.

Highlights (with Video) of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Features

In an effort to streamline the branding of the Galaxy series of phones, Samsung has skipped “Galaxy Note 6” for Galaxy Note 7.

This week, we have the opportunity to meet with key executives from Samsung to talk about the features and designs of the new Galaxy Note 7. See the Facebook Live video I took at the Galaxy Studio held at the Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City

In the video, Mr Cue Kim, Product Planning Manager of Samsung Electronics (Mobile Communications) talked about the key improvement in the user interface of the Galaxy Note 7  such as the S Note/Memo and the text translation.

The presentation is followed by Mr Woontahk-Sung, Engineer who helped in the development of Iris Scanner. In his presentation, he shared about technology behind of the Iris Scanner.

Ms Haejoo Han is the product designer of the Note 7. She shared about the concept of the Galaxy Note 7 and how she gathered feedback from customers for the development of the phone.

 

(from right to left) Cue Kim, Product Planning Manager Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communication, Haejoo Han, Designer, Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communication, Woontahk Sung, Engineer, Development of Iris Scanner, Samsung Mobile Communication
(from right to left) Cue Kim, Product Planning Manager Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communication, Haejoo Han, Designer, Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communication, Woontahk Sung, Engineer, Development of Iris Scanner, Samsung Mobile Communication

 

 

OnePlus 3 is Hitting Singapore This July

SINGAPORE, 15 Jun 2016OnePlus is releasing its long-awaited flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3 in Singapore from Q3 (July) onwards at traditional retail stores. Available in Graphite and Soft Gold.

OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold

The OnePlus 3 features Dash Charge fast charging technology, which adds a day of power in only half an hour. It comes completely unlocked – no carrier contracts necessary, and an unlocked bootloader . It is also the first OnePlus smartphone to be available for purchase at launch without an invite on OnePlus’ e-commerce site.

“We know that the best smartphone is the one that works exactly how you want it to,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. “The OnePlus 3 delivers that experience. It combines what our customers already love about our products with what they want and expect next. For example, Dash Charge sets a new standard for fast charging technology. It’s a flagship smartphone inspired by – and made for – our fans.”

Dash Charge – A Day’s Power in Half an Hour

The OnePlus 3 utilizes Dash Charge technology, a faster, cooler and safer way to charge a smartphone. Unlike other quick charging technologies, Dash Charge replenishes more than 60% of the 3,000 mAh battery in 30 minutes and continues fast charging even when streaming video or playing energy-intensive games. This is made possible by leveraging a large electric current for stable, consistent charging speeds. In addition, Dash Charge carries more current than other charging solutions, and at lower temperatures, by shifting the power management process from the phone itself to the Dash Charge adapter, so a vast majority of the heat generated while charging never reaches the device. Along with five custom safety measures in place to safeguard the adaptor, cable and phone itself, users can charge their OnePlus 3 as fast as possible without worry.

Smart Capture – High-quality Photos and Easy Selfies

The 16 MP rear camera on the OnePlus 3 provides better imaging with incredible detail and clarity. OnePlus’ proprietary Smart Capture, allows users to capture the ideal shot in any environment. Smart Capture functionalities include HD Mode, Auto HDR and Dynamic De-noise, which compares several frames of the same photo and blends them together in post-processing to reduce noise. The OnePlus 3 also includes a new Smile Capture feature, allowing user to take selfie photo using the front-facing 8 MP camera simply by smiling.

Dual-stabilization technologies – Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) – help reduce blur, ensuring photos come out as planned.

Premium Design – Elegantly Curved Aluminum Unibody

The design of the OnePlus 3 takes aesthetics, quality and usability to a new level. The all-metal unibody, carved from a single slab of space-grade aluminum alloy, makes for a seamless, resilient build, while the balance of soft curves against sharp lines creates a striking impression and comfortable grip. At 7.3 mm, the OnePlus 3 is one of the thinnest flagships ever. The 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display produces colors that are more vivid and true-to-life than ever before – even in bright sunlight.

Fast, Powerful, Customizable

The OnePlus 3 was designed to deliver maximum performance. Packing the new quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor (up to 2.2 GHz), the OnePlus 3 performs tasks 35% faster than the OnePlus 2 and features a 40% boost in graphical power – all at a fraction of the power consumption.

The device also sets a new standard in smartphone memory. The OnePlus 3 boasts 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, allowing for next-level multitasking without delay or lag and ensuring it can handle the most demanding apps. The OnePlus 3 also features an improved, more durable ceramic fingerprint sensor that improves accuracy with increased use. Offering the ability to unlock the device in under 0.3 seconds, even from a sleeping screen, users can access their phone faster and more accurately.

Their custom operating system, OxygenOS, offers a fast, clean, customizable and bloat-free operating system based on Android Marshmallow. With off-screen gestures and customizable capacitive hardware and software buttons built in, the OnePlus 3 allows customers to personalize their smartphone experience.

The unlocked OnePlus 3 never ties you down to a carrier. Customers can have more control over connectivity with the ability to choose from a wide band of support for service providers across the globe. Additionally, with dual Nano SIM card support, the OnePlus 3 can connect to two networks with ease.

Availability

Fans in Singapore can expect to lay their hands on the OnePlus 3 at traditional retail stores from the start of Q3 (July), with pricing to be confirmed. The OnePlus 3 will be available for online purchase, followed by traditional retail stores.

Specification

Specsheet-OnePlus3

Event Coverage – Samsung Launches New Wearables at Galaxy Studio, Civic Plaza (Ngee Ann City)

Samung’s Galaxy Studio is back at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City. This time they are showcasing their latest wearables – Gear Fit2 sports band and Gear IconX. Watch the mini video clip at my facebook page.

Designed with consumers’ fitness needs in mind, the Gear Fit2 and the Gear IconX come with enhanced features including precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to provide users with the optimal fitness experience.

Gear Fit2: Advanced Features for Fitness and Fun

Equipped with an embedded GPS and built-in heart rate monitor (HRM), the Gear Fit2 offers users accurate auto-tracking and measurement of their fitness and lifestyle activities, from running, walking, cycling, yoga, to even utilising rowing or elliptical machines. Users can monitor their fitness on the sports band and get real-time audio feedback on their workout, without having to manually activate it. For further fitness monitoring and fun, users can also easily transfer their workout data to S Health, and engage in ‘Step Goal Challenges’ with their friends, family and co-workers.

The Gear Fit2 brings an ergonomic, slim and sleek design to users’ wrists, where they can also stay connected by checking their fitness updates and real-time notifications, such as messages and email, on its high-resolution colour SUPER AMOLED 1.5-inch curved touchscreen display. The sports band also comes with a standalone music player, providing users with additional audio entertainment and 4GB internal memory2 to motivate them to adhere to their fitness goals.

Gear IconX: Simple and Wireless Experience

Available in three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, the Gear IconX cord-free earbuds provide a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit for users without the hassle of entangling wires, and can be activated by simply placing them in their ears. It syncs easily with S Health, allowing users to track their fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned. The Gear IconX also includes a Voice Guide feature that provides users with instant voice feedback on the progress of their workout. Equipped with Bluetooth capability and 4GB of internal memory, users can store their music easily, and control the playlist with a simple tap or swipe.

Both devices are compatible with most AndroidTM smartphones operating with AndroidTM 4.4 and 1.5GB RAM, and above.

Local Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Gear Fit2 will be available from 10 June 2016, in colour options of Black, Blue and Pink while the Samsung Gear IconX will be available from Q3 2016, in colour options of Black, Blue and White. Both devices will be available at local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore, at the recommended retail price of $298 each.

The Galaxy Studio runs from 3 to 27 Jun 2016