Event (Video Clips included) – HP Inc Singapore Launched a New Portfolio of Enterprise-focused Products

HP Inc Singapore launched a new portfolio of PCs and Print products bound to engineer experiences that amaze.  With more power in sleeker packages, the new devices deliver the performance, versatility and security needed for consumers and businesses to succeed.

Specifically, HP announced –

  • Latest computing innovations that transform the mobile computing experience, including the new HP Elite x3
  • The world’s thinnest laptop, the HP Spectre, featuring CNC machined aluminum chassis as thin as an AAA-battery at just 10.4 mm.
  • Introducing the latest Pagewide printing technology.

HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 is a built-for-business mobile device that integrate phablet, laptop and desktop business features in a single device
. By utilizing Continuum in Windows 10, the Elite x3 enables frictionless multi-screen transitions between a phone scenario and a desktop PC scenario. Users can dock the Elite x3 with its ecosystem of accessories to render desktop and laptop productivity experiences while also retaining productivity on-the-go in a world-class premium and commercial-grade phablet.

The Elite x3 also utilizes biometrics to unlock the device – adding an extra layer of protection for enterprise customers.

See the pitch video

Source: YouTube user HP Business

HP Spectre

Commenting on the latest top-end laptop from HP, Lionel Chng, Managing Director, HP Inc. Singapore said “The HP Spectre is the thinnest notebook in the world, and unlike the majority of other super thin PCs on the market, this laptop doesn’t compromise power or features,”. He futher elaborated “A beautiful Full HD edge-to-edge display, Intel® Core™ i processors coupled with Bang & Olufsen sound and a sexy and thin design, HP amazing engineers set a new standard with the all new Spectre.”

Source: YouTube user Wee Wu Neo


Source: YouTube user HP Studios

Key highlights of the product

  • CNC machined aluminum chassis as thin as an AAA-battery at just 10.4 mm
  • Powerful Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors(2) deliver superior performance versus mobile processors often used in this class of device
  • Superb entertainment experience with full HD 13.3″ diagonal edge-to-edge display and Bang & Olufsen sound

Reinventing Business Printing with HP PageWide

HP PageWide Technology is a proven, reliable scalable print technology developed by HP that has delivered more than 140 billion high quality digital pages via HP printers including large format printers and web presses. In addition to the new lineup of A4 devices, early next year, HP will expand the reach of PageWide Technology to redefine the copier market with a new portfolio of A3 multifunction printers (MFPs).

The new HP PageWide business portfolio will be available through channel partners and at select retail stores. In addition, the new portfolio increases the number of managed devices designed for contractual channel partners and managed print services engagements. These contractual HP PageWide printers enable HP channel partners to provide low cost of operation with HP’s highest capacity supplies, a three-year print head warranty, higher speeds and recommended monthly print volume (RMPV) on select models, as well as integration with HP JetAdvantage Management and third-party tools. By optimizing managed HP PageWide devices for contractual agreements, HP provides channel partners with new opportunities to deliver higher customer satisfaction.

Source: YouTube user Wee Wu Neo

Source: YouTube user HP Business

Press Release – Dell Singapore Introduces New Purposefully-Designed Laptops and Monitor to Meet Diverse Needs of Consumers Today

  • XPS 12 features the world’s first 4K Ultra HD display in a 2-in-1 laptop
  • Inspiron 11 3000 series is an affordable, ultraportable laptop with three vibrant color options
  • Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor is the company’s first 4K consumer monitor for an amazing home entertainment experience with immersive dual 9W integrated speakers, incredible Ultra HD 4K clarity and Picture-in-Picture features
  • Dell ProSupport service dramatically improves customer experience through simplified, hassle free support with 24×7 access to expert technicians and next-business day onsite service after remote diagnosis

Singapore, March 8, 2016 – Dell Singapore today announced two recent additions to the XPS and Inspiron series, the XPS 12 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 series respectively. Taking home entertainment experience to the next level with over 8 million pixels of sharp Ultra HD clarity on an expansive 28″ screen, Dell also introduced the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor.

“Consumers are becoming more varied in their usage preferences. Size, power, style and price are all concerns no matter if you’re a student, working professional or anywhere in between. The expansion of our Inspiron and XPS brand is a reflection of our commitment to meet a diverse array of computing needs with devices that are easy to use and offers exceptional value,” said Rakesh Mandal, director and general manager, Client Solutions, Dell South Asia and Korea.

Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 laptop/tablet
Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 laptop/tablet

XPS 12 2-in-1 – Innovative design with a magnetic connection for transitioning from laptop to tablet

Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new and innovative XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It is the only 2-in-1 device with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. The 2-in-1 comes with a choice of XPS 12 Premier Keyboard or XPS 12 Slim Keyboard with sleek magnetic folio covers designed specifically for the XPS 12. The keyboard options provide full laptop productivity, each with a backlit keyboard and precision touchpad. The folios magnetically connect to the XPS 12, provide a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and include a holder for the optional Dell Active Pen. Fold it around the tablet, or tablet and keyboard to keep the XPS 12 safe during travel.


This
new addition to the XPS portfolio further enhances Dell’s offering to power users who need the best of both work and play.


Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.

Inspiron 11 3000 series – Affordable and ultraportable laptop wrapped in a visually arresting design

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is the latest addition to the award-winning Inspiron product family which is built for the long haul with durable materials and rigorously tested to last for years. This new laptop comes with the latest Intel® processors to easily handle today’s software and provide zippy, responsive performance. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series also boasts a vibrant HD resolution (1366 x 768) display that provides crisp, bright images on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. Featuring long-lasting battery life of 10 hours and Dell Backup and Recovery software, the laptop ensures that precious pictures, music and files remain safe. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series is also great for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at one time and switch between them, with hard drives up to 500 GB. The laptop comes in three vibrant color options: Bali Blue, striking Tango Red and sleek Alpine White.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q) – Dell’s first consumer Ultra HD 4K monitor

Designed to take customers’ home entertainment experience to the next level, the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor combines powerful dual 9W integrated speakers with extraordinary Ultra HD 4K clarity. Users will get to enjoy smooth and blur-free images while viewing sports and movies, as well as minimum input lag while playing games with its extremely rapid 2 ms panel response time. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) features also allow users to view content from two different sources simultaneously on one large monitor screen, making multi-tasking a breeze. Best of all, the monitor rocks a stylish design that will be suitable for any user.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q)

Get the most out of your technology with Dell Services and Support

Dell customers can get the most out of their technology with Dell proactive Services and Support. Dell ProSupport is dedicated to keeping customers connected and productive, providing maximum support with minimal customer effort. ProSupport combines 24×7 access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis1 and support for both hardware and software issues. Customers are provided a one-year Dell ProSupport warranty as standard with their new consumer systems but can also choose to extend their ProSupport warranty with additional one-year or two-year options.

Local Pricing and Availability

All products are now available in Singapore and on Dell.com.sg. Orders can also be made via Dell’s toll-free number at 1800-394-7486. The products will also be available at the IT Show 2016, taking place on 10-13 March, at Suntec Singapore, Booths 8111, 8130, 8205, 8241, 8235 and 311.

  • The XPS 12 is priced starting at SGD 2,099.
  • The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (3162) is priced starting at SGD 369.
  • The Dell 28 Monitor (S2817Q) is priced at SGD 749.
  • Dell ProSupport is available in the following categories:
    • All Inspiron Notebook and Desktop
      • 1 Year ProSupport
      • 2 Year ProSupport
    • All Alienware/XPS/Vostro Notebook & Desktop
      • 1 Year ProSupport
      • 2 Year ProSupport


Press Release – Apple tops The Straits Times Digital Awards with seven wins



Singapore, 23 February 2016 – Apple was the biggest winner at The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016 today, bagging seven awards across the smartphone, tablet and smartwatch categories. Apple was clearly the favourite among the readers of ST Digital, winning the Readers’ Choice in all five awards which it was shortlisted as a finalist – Best Overall Smartphone, Best Phablet, Best Smartphone Camera, Best Tablet and Best Smartwatch. The tech giant also got the nod of approval from the ST Digital editorial team who chose the Apple iPad Pro for the Best Tablet and the Apple Watch for the Best Smartwatch.

Apple’s dominance in the mobile devices category was blunted by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 4G+ which won the Editor’s Choice awards for Best Overall Smartphone and Best Smartphone Camera, and by the Google Nexus 6P which took the Editor’s Choice award for the Best Phablet.

Into its fifth year, the annual tech awards aim to celebrate and recognise the best gadgets, games and tech innovations of the year. This year, the awards has been renamed as The Straits Times Digital Awards as the weekly tech supplement had shed its old name Digital Life last year to reflect its integration into the main broadsheet section of The Straits Times.

As in previous years, the awards are divided into Editor’s Choice awards, picked by The Straits Times Digital editorial team, and the Readers’ Choice, selected by ST readers in an online poll in January. They stood a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth over $25,000.

This year saw the introduction of two new categories – Best Smartwatch and Best Fitness Tracker – to capture new segments that are tugging strongly at consumers’ heartstrings and wallets.

Altogether, there were 21 award categories with a total of 105 products and games nominated. About 4700 ST readers voted in the January poll.

Canon emerged as the second biggest overall winner, clinching all four Readers’ Choice awards in the camera categories.

Lenovo was the biggest winner in the laptops category, getting three wins followed by Asus with two.

The editorial team picked The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Best Overall Game while the readers voted for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

With the haze dominating headlines last year, ST Engineering’s Innosparks duly won the Most Innovative award with its unique Air+ Smart Mask that built an air filter into the mask for easy breathing in the smog.

Ms Irene Tham, Tech Editor of The Straits Times said: “We would like to congratulate all winners. It was a tough call for many of the judging decisions as there were several equally-deserving finalists.

“I would also like to thank StarHub for coming in as our new presenting sponsor this year. Previously, StarHub was only a category sponsor and I am heartened by StarHub’s show of confidence to raise its involvement and support for our awards.”

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub said: “I have always marvelled at The Straits Times team for putting together the Digital Life Awards successfully for the past four years, despite limited resources. They have done an excellent job for readers like myself, as they have proven themselves to be the ‘authoritative voice’ on what were the hottest gadgets and best innovations for our industry each year.”

Ms Ong added: “StarHub is honoured to be the presenter of the renamed The Straits Times Digital Awards, and we will continue to work closely with the device manufacturers to bring better improvements to the lives of Singaporean consumers, by enhancing the way they live, work and play.”

The full results of the winners are available online at www.straitstimes.com/tech and will also be published in The Straits Times Digital section tomorrow (Feb 24, 2016).

See PDF version on the list of winners

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Event Coverage: Samsung Launched Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and Gear 360

Samsung Singapore held the product launch yesterday afternoon. An informal lunch session with Singapore media accompanied by the comprehensive presentation on the technical enhancement of the Galaxy S7. The media event also showcased the latest camera from Samsung – Gear 360.

Source: Instagram user @weewu

Some takeaway from the presentation

Improved camera features

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. Thanks to the revolutionary Dual Pixel technology, brighter lens with wider aperture, and bigger pixel, the camera has a faster shutter speed and a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving the user a completely immersive visual experience.

Shot with Galaxy S7 edge under in-door conditions

Sample video shot with Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

shot with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Test video

Posted by Neo Wee Wu on Tuesday, 23 February 2016

 

Refined Design and Function

The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal – all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. From work to play, the device’s new Always-On Display, gives users a simplified, zero touch experience where they don’t need to worry about missing a call or important notification.

Without compromising design, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both have increased utility with IP68 water and dust resistance. Edge UX, the advanced edge experience available on Galaxy

S7 edge, provides convenience and increased efficiency by creating easy shortcuts to users’ most loved functions such as email, selfie mode, panorama mode or third party applications.

Enhanced Performance

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage and in some select countries, the tray can be used with a dual SIM card.

Samsung also made significant hardware and software updates to optimize gaming performance on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The powerful processer and bigger battery capacity ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. Game Launcher, a new add-on for gamers, allows users to manage battery consumption and minimize notifications. Additionally, users can record their gaming experience or share their screen to play with others. Paired with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Vulkan API gives users the ability to play high-performance graphic games with lower battery consumption.

 

The Galaxy S7 with built-in memory of 32 GB will be available from 12 March at RRP SGD998.

The Galaxy S7 edge with built-in memory of 32 GB will be available from 12 March at RRP SGD1098.

Both models will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.

Interested buyers who wish to register their interest with the telecommunication operators may do so from 26 Feb 2016, 10am.

Consumers can also visit Samsung Experience Stores from 26 Feb 2016 to pre-order the Galaxy S7/S7 edge by placing a $50 deposit (per device).  See the list of Samsung Experience stores that you could do the pre-orders.

  • Great World City
  • Tampines Mall
  • AMK Hub
  • Jurong Point

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specifications:


Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

OS

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Network

LTE Cat.9(450/50Mbps)

* May differ by markets and mobile operators

Dimension

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
AP

Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process

Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process * May differ by markets and mobile operators

Memory

4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)

Display

5.1″ Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (577ppi)

5.5″ Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (534ppi) Edge Screen

Camera

Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS Front: 5MP (F1.7)

Battery

3,000mAh

3,600mAh

Fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA

Payment

NFC, MST

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,

Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM

IP Code

IP68

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,

AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and every activity in between to provide an all-encompassing visual experience. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR.

Compact Design

Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses, which both have 15 megapixel image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images. Users are also able to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens. Built for any time of day, Gear 360 offers Bright Lens F2.0, which creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where users can create full panoramic videos.

source: Instagram user @weewu

With a light and compact, spherical shaped design, Gear 360 maximizes portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. Gear 360 features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.

 

Sync with Samsung’s smartphones and Gear VR

When Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, users will be able to preview content in real time when recording. Also, Gear 360 will automatically bring up filmed content for users to view and save on their smartphone or to upload and share directly on social channels including Google Street View. For a real 360 viewing experience, users can simply watch selfcreated content through Gear VR. All these features will be available through a dedicated mobile application for download from Galaxy Apps, Google Play and PC software for more in-depth editing capabilities.

Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.

Samsung Gear 360 Specifications:

Camera Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras
Image

Processor

DRIMe5s
Video MP4 (H.265)

– Dual Lens: 3840×1920 (30fps)

Image JPEG

– Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)

Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory microSD card (Up to 128GB)
Features Display

– 0.5″ (72 x 32) PMOLE

Shooting mode

– Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video

Camera mode

  • Dual/Single Lens mode

Camera Setting

  • Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut
IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung

Services

Samsung Gear 360 App, PC S/W (Gear 360 ActionDirector)
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

WiFi Direct,

BT v4.1

USB 2.0

NFC

Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Dimensions 66.7×56.2×60 mm
Weight 153g (including battery)
Battery 1,350mAh Li-ion

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

**Battery performance may vary depending on configuration, and device usage.

Game Ready for #RiseoftheTombRaider and Tom Clancy’s The Division #beta

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch today and the closed beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division kicks off January 29 to 31. GeForce Gamers are Game Ready with our driver release today.

Today Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics released a video to promote the technology in the game. Included in the new Tomb Raider game is support for NVIDIA HBAO+ GameWorks technology for shadowing and shading.

NVIDIA HBAO+ adds realistic Ambient Occlusion shadowing around objects and surfaces, with higher visual fidelity compared to previous real-time AO techniques. HBAO+ adds to the shadows, which adds definition to items in a scene, dramatically enhancing the image quality. HBAO+ is a super-efficient method of modelling occlusion shadows, and the performance hit is negligible when compared to other Ambient Occlusion implementations.

Up until February 16, gamers who purchase a GeForce GTX 970 or above add-in card or a notebook with a GeForce GTX 970M, 980M or 980 will receive a free copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider. For details on the bundle visit: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-gtx-bundle.

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Press Release – ASUS ROG Kicks Starts its 10th Anniversary with the Launch of ROG GX700 in Singapore

First in APAC region to launch the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming notebook with desktop grade performance

KEY POINTS

  • World-wide first liquid-cooled notebook for high-end performance on-the-go and desktop level performance at home
  • Featuring all-aluminium bio-armour design with titanium and plasma copper
  • ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking capabilities, exceptional cooling, and excellent high performance stability
  • Powered by the latest overclockable Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and NVIDIA® GeFsororce® GTX
    980 graphics for outstanding performance at home and on-the-go
  • Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC display technology to minimise frame rate stutter, eliminates lag and visual tearing
    • Equipped with onboard Intel® Thunderbolt™ technology for faster speed data and graphics

Singapore (20 January, 2016) — 2016 is a significant year for the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) as it marks the 10th year anniversary since the ROG brand was formed. The ROG brand started 10 years ago where ASUS decided that it was time to create a new generation of products that could empower gamers with innovative gaming products. To mark this incredible milestone, ASUS Singapore would be the first in the APAC region to launch the ROG
GX700, the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop. The ROG GX700 is equipped with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module, powered by the latest generation Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and desktop-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics card to give users desktop-grade power at home and ultra-fast performance on-the-go. The ROG GX700 will be available at $6,198 from ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers.

Opening address by Leo Tseng, Country Manager Asus Singapore
Opening address by Leo Tseng, Country Manager Asus Singapore

ROG GX700

ROG Hydro Overclocking System

ASUS ROG GX700
ASUS ROG GX700

Moving away from the matte black design of the ROG notebooks, the ROG GX700 has an aggressive design and sports the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme. Its new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme has been specially chosen to enhance its modern, angular lines.

The exclusive ROG Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking performance for unrivaled gaming power. It uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components insidethe ROG GX700. The liquid coolant then heads back into the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. The ROG-patented connection between the cooling module and ROG GX700 ensures that the liquid coolant flows smoothly between the two components without leaking.

The coolant used provides corrosion protection for all internal components and materials, including aluminum, iron, steel, and copper alloys. The very low depletion rate of the organic-acid inhibitor removes the need for supplementary cavitation erosion protection additives, and reduces the maintenance downtime normally required for regular inhibitor tests and additive top-ups to maintain inhibitor concentration.

Extreme Overclocking Potential Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor

Powered by the latest Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics card, the ROG GX700 comes with the ROG Hydro Overclocking System, which allows users to overclock the processor performance by up to 48%, with a BClock boost of around 31%, increasing clock frequencies from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz. In addition, the DDR4 RAM can be boosted by up to 43% from 2,133MHz to 2,800MHz to give the 17-inch laptop incredible desktop-grade gaming performance.

Furthermore, the integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology synchronises the display refresh rate to the graphic processor to minimise frame rate stutter, and eliminates lag and visual tearing to give users the smoothest and fastest gaming visuals possible.

Outstanding Performance At Home or On-the-Go

With its incredible overclocking potential, desktop-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics, and ROG Hydro Overclocking System, the ROG GX700 delivers performance that goes far beyond that on other gaming notebooks, providing gamers a platform for extreme gaming. Even when undocked, it is still the world’s fastest single-GPU gaming notebook. The ROG GX700 has a thin and lightweight design that makes it ideal for gamers to take to any event where mobility is an advantage.

"unboxed" ROG GX700
“unboxed” ROG GX700

Display of Other ROG Products at the Launch Event

Other ROG products that were also displayed at the event were the ROG
G752, a powerful gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M discrete graphics for superior gaming performance. The ROG G20CB, a gaming desktop with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, ASUS’ very first small form factor gaming desktop plus the G11 tower
gaming desktop featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 DDR5 graphics for great gaming performance. It provides users with a gaming performance desktop at an affordable price.

ROG G752 Gaming Notebook

The ROG G752 is a powerful gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M discrete graphics for superior gaming performance and sharp, detailed visuals. The ROG G752 features the latest DDR4 memory, which is 30% more efficient and 20% faster than the previous-generation DDR3. The four DDR4 slots also allow RAM to be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB.

The ROG G752 is the world’s first laptop to integrate a vapour channel with its cooling system. It features an ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapour Chamber, together with the copper heat pipe, creating an effective and efficient cooling system that helps improve graphics performance for smooth and stable gaming over prolonged periods. In addition, the ROG G752 is fitted with the latest NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest gaming experience. Furthermore, with a PCIe x4 interface, the read/write speeds of up to 1400MB/s are twice as fast as competing PCIe x2 models, and 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

The ROG G752 gaming laptop is available at $2,898 onwards at all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

ROG G20CB Gaming Desktop

The ROG G20CB gaming desktop is equipped with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, making it ASUS’ most powerful smallest form factor gaming desktop. A compact 12.5 litre case with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTXTM 980 graphics card that provides an undisruptive HD-gaming performance and entertainment for every gamer. It is also one of the few gaming desktops in the market that features 32GB RAM with a hybrid storage of 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD for top-notch gaming experience. Furthermore, the ROG G20CB is equipped with the latest PCIE 3.0×4 SSD with speed up to 2GB per second, making it 4 times faster than SATA SSD, providing gamers with a high speed system performance for smoother gaming.

Furthermore, its lighting effects are customisable to showcase up to eight-million colours to match any mood, plus the ROG G20CB can be connected to 4K/UHD displays for higher resolution gaming performance.

The new ROG G20CB gaming desktop is retailing from $2,598 onwards at all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

G11CD Tower Gaming Desktop

The ASUS G11CD tower gaming desktop features the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 950 DDR5 graphics for great gaming performance. It provides users with a gaming performance desktop at an affordable price, while being able to take on the most demanding of tasks, such as playing games at the highest quality settings and watching stutter-free 4K/UHD videos. In addition, the DDR4 SDRAM provides speeds of up to 2.1GT/s, twice that of DDR3 for highly-stable gaming performance. With the addition of the USB 3.1 Gen 2, it doubles the data transfer rates, providing higher productivity rates.

Specially made for gamers, the G11CD gaming desktop is built with a GameAlive feature to record and edit gameplay videos to share on social media, while a Boost Launcher feature automatically frees up memory and RAM resources to ensure smooth gameplay for the users. In addition, the exclusive AEGIS II system performance monitoring enhances the user’s gaming experience.

The ASUS G11CD gaming desktop is retailing at $1,898 onwards from all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

Product exhibition at the launch
Product exhibition at the launch

SPECIFICATIONS

ROG GX700

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor, overclockable up to 4.0GHz

Chipset

Mobile Intel® CM236

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Memory

DDR4 2400, overclockable up to 2800MHz, up to 64GB

Display

17.5-inch anti-Glare LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM

Storage

M.2 PCIe® x4 NVMe 256GB*2 RAID0

Camera

Built-in HD Camera and Array Microphone

Interface

3x USB 3.0

1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 2) with Thunderbolt

1x Microphone-in jack

1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)

1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

mini display port

1x HDMI

Docking

ROG Hydro Overclocking System

Power Requirements

Notebook Only – 180W

Notebook with ROG Hydro Overclocking System – 330W

Battery

8 cell Li-ion Battery Pack

Size

429(W) x 309(D) x 33 ~ 35 (H) mm

Weight

3.6kg (with an 8-cell battery)

4.8kg (The docking – ROG Hydro Overclocking System)

Warranty

2 Years International Warranty

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

ROG G752

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6 GHz

(6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)

Chipset

Mobile Intel® CM236

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Memory

DDR4 2133MHz (Upgradable to 64GB)

Display

17.3-inch Anti-Glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED backlit with NVIDIA® G-SYNC

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM

Storage

PCIE SATA 128G M.2 SSD

SATA 1TB 7200RPM 2.5′ HDD

Optical Drive

[SATA] 9.5″mm 6X Blu-Ray (Write)

Connectivity

802.11ac

10/100/1000 Mbps

Interface

4 x USB 3.0

1 x Type C USB 3.1

1 x Microphone-in Jack

1 x Headphone-out Jack (S/PDIF)

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN Insert

1 x VGA Port (D-Sub)

1 x HDMI

Camera

Built-in HD Camera with Array Mic

Size

41.6(W) x 32.2(D) x 2.00 ~ 3.90 (H) cm

Weight

4.06kg (with a 6-cell battery)

Warranty

2 Years Warranty (International)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

ROG G20 Gaming Desktop

Model

ROG G20CB-SG006T

ROG G20CB-SG007T

Operating System

Windows® 10

(HD Graphics 5300)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor 4.0 GHz

(8M cache, turbo boost to 4.0 GHz)

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970

4GB DDR5 VRAM

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980

4GB DDR5 VRAM

Memory

16GB DDR4 2133MHz

16GB*2 DDR4 2133MHz

Storage

2TB SATA HDD (7200RPM) + 256GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD

2TB SATA HDD (7200RPM) + 256GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD

Optical Drive

Blu-Ray Disc Writer

Blu-Ray Disc Combo

Audio

ASUS SonicMaster

High Definition 7.1 Channel Audio

Interface

USB 3.0 x 2

USB 2.0 X 4

Mic port x 1

Earphone port x 1

RJ45 LAN x 1

8 channel audio x 1

 

1 x HDMI-out x 1

 

Power jack x 2

Power Supply

230W + 180W Adapter

Dimensions

104 x 340 x 358 mm

Warranty

3 Years On-site Service (Local)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

G11CD Tower Desktop

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor 4.0GHz (HD Graphics 530)

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Chipset

Intel® H110

Graphics

NVIDIA® GTX™ 950, 2GB DDR5 VRAM

Memory

8G DDR4 2133MHz

Storage

1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Front Port

1 x Headphone

 

1 x Microphone

 

2 x USB 3.0

 

2 x USB 2.0

Rear Port

1 x Headphone

1 x Microphone

1 x Line-in

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x HDMI-Out

1 x VGA(D-Sub)-Out

2 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.1

LAN

RJ45

Optical Drive

SuperMulti DVD RW

Power Supply

300W

Size

176 x 440 x 422 mm

Weight

12.2kg

Warranty

3 Years Warranty (Local Onsite)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Press Release: #CallofDuty Asia Championship Begins Today with Prize Pool of Over USD23,000

Top teams from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia to represent their region at the 2016 Taipei Game Show

Singapore, 29th December, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and ESL are proud to announce the Call of Duty Asia Championship! Call of Duty fans from all over the Asia-Pacific, brace yourselves for an explosive start to the New Year. During the first half of January, online competitions for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia will take place and four teams from these regions will secure their spots in the Call of Duty Asia Championship Final, to be held in Taiwan, at the 2016 Taipei Game Show.

The Call of Duty Asia Championship will be featuring the latest Call of Duty game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, and will be played on the PlayStation platform.

On January 9th and 10th 2016, online qualifiers will be held for players from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines). The top placers from each qualifier will earn the right to represent their region and compete with other regions at the main stage of PlayStation booth at 2016 Taipei Game Show on February 1st 2016.

Regional Prizes for Singapore

<Regional Champion Team>

Free air tickets and hotel accommodations for participating “Call of Duty Asia Championship Final” in Taiwan

<MVP Prize>

“Call of Duty®: Black Ops III” Limited Edition PlayStation®4 Bundle (1TB) & JUGGERNOG mini refrigerator

Total Prize Pool

<Total prize pool: USD 23,000>

(Regional Champions: USD2,000, Asia Final Champion: USD6,000)

The recruitment period starts today and ends on January 8th 2016.

Please go to http://www.esl.gg/codasiachamp
to find out the requirements and sign up for the competition!

*Please note that the information listed in this Press Release is subject to change without prior notice.

Other Information:

Website:     http://asia.playstation.com

PlayStation®Authorised Dealers: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/wheretoshop

Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia
Customer Service Centre: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/contactus#customerSe rvice


ASUS Launches #ZenWatch 2 at Zensation 2015 in Singapore

Singapore (29 October, 2015) — ASUS today unveiled a range of new Zen-inspired products at the Zensation 2015 press event, designed to bring harmony and simplicity to people’s personal and professional lives. At the Zensation press event, it showcased the five elements wood, metal, fire and water, which are inspired by the power and beauty of nature, displaying different products that show the combination of diverse natural elements to produce balanced creations which provide incredible experiences for all.

The Zensation press event today also unveiled the latest ASUS ZenWatch 2, announcing ASUS’ first entry into the wearables market in Singapore. The ZenWatch 2 is a stylish and personalised wearable device powered by Android Wear, crafted with attention to detail using high-quality materials, plus it features customisable watch faces as well as interchangeable straps to fit any mood.

ASUS ZenWatch 2

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ latest entry in the Zen-inspired line of wearables. The elegantly designed ZenWatch 2 uses a stainless-steel casing and features a hand-polished finishing. To top off its timeless look, the digital crown is designed to look like its traditional dress watch counterpart.

The ZenWatch 2 is designed to be a truly personal device that wearers can customise even further to express their unique sense of style. Available in two sizes, Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap, and Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap
designed to fit perfectly on the slimmer wrists. With more than 50 instantly-changeable watch faces, and the new FaceDesigner smartphone app that allows wearers create watch faces with customised style and functionality, plus a variety of interchangeable straps to change straps to their personal preference.


Fine Watch Craftsmanship

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 features a durable stainless-steel case available in two sizes that cater to both female and male users. A metal crown button adorns the case, similar to traditional watch styling and providing a quick way to access apps and turn the screen on or off. The watch crystal is designed with a gentle curve for an elegant look and improved usability by providing a smooth surface for easy and responsive swiping gestures. It is made from tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for protection against scratches and damage.

Highly Personal and Customisable

 

The ZenWatch 2 is available with a wide range of straps in a variety of materials and colours for further personalisation. A tough yet supple rubber strap is available which makes it the perfect choice for athletes, users with active lifestyles, or those who prefer a more casual look. In addition, a soft, premium leather strap is available, providing an elegant look that fits any user scenario.

Complementing its physical design, the ZenWatch 2 comes with over 50 instantly-changeable, professionally-designed software watch faces. The wide variety of available designs allows wearers to customise their watch to fit any style, activity, or mood, such as a traditional watch face for work or a night out, a sports watch face for exercise, or a more casual design for leisure time. With the new FaceDesigner smartphone app, wearers can even create their own watch faces with the look and functionality they desire for a truly personal and unique ZenWatch 2 experience.

Smart Assistant App

Powered by the latest version of Android Wear, the ZenWatch 2 is a smart assistant for Android and iOS smartphones providing wearers with a convenient, at-a-glance view of incoming calls, messages, notifications, and other important information without having to remove their phone from their pocket or bag. The ZenWatch 2 comes with a wide-range of software features, including ASUS ZenUI apps, Business Helper, FoneHelper, Remote Camera, and ZenWatch Message.

The ZenWatch 2 seamlessly integrates with the ZenUI on the ASUS smartphones, allowing wearers enjoy wearable-optimised ZenUI apps, such as What’s Next and Do It Later. What’s Next keeps wearers informed of important information as they need to know it, such as details of their next upcoming appointment or the weather at their next destination. The Do It Later feature allows wearers defer events such as incoming phone calls and messages by automatically adding them to a list of reminders, so they can stay focused on their current task.

ZenWatch 2 introduces Business Helper, a suite of features to assist wearers with common businessrelated tasks, such as checking their agendas, managing email, and viewing their call logs. In addition to the Business Helper, the ZenWatch 2 comes with an improved version of FoneHelper, a collection of features including Quick Settings, Cover to Mute, Unlock My Phone, and Forgot Phone Warning that are designed to provide a more convenient and enjoyable smartphone experience.

The Remote Camera function provide wearers with the ability to display their smartphone’s camera viewfinder on their ZenWatch 2. This frees them to take photos from creative angles where the viewfinder would be difficult to see, such as when holding their phone overhead at a concert or other crowded event. Remote Camera is also useful for group photos, letting the photographer compose the photo, release the shutter, and check the final result while being included in the shot. The Remote Camera function offers faster performance, greater range, the ability to switch between the phone’s front and rear cameras, plus zoom capability.

The ZenWatch Message is a fun new watch-to-watch communication app that allows wearers to exchange short messages, emojis, and drawings with other ZenWatch 2 wearers right from their wrists. In addition to software improvements, the ZenWatch 2 comes with an enhanced battery that provides up to two days of use on a single charge. An all-new magnetic charger effortlessly attaches to the ZenWatch 2 and it takes just 36 minutes to charge the ZenWatch
2 from zero to 50% capacity.

Advanced Wellness Manager

Comfortable to wear all day and built with sophisticated sensors, the ZenWatch 2 works together with the completely redesigned Wellness smartphone app to provide a comprehensive solution for managing fitness. The ZenWatch 2 is a full-featured activity tracker with a built-in pedometer that provides industry leading step-counting accuracy to give wearers a clear and precise picture of their activity level. Its IP67 water-resistant case is impervious to sweat, so wearers can use the ZenWatch 2 to track even their most vigorous workouts.

A new workout coaching feature tracks a variety of activity types including walking, running, push-ups, and sit-ups, letting wearers set goals for each workout. The ZenWatch 2 monitors the workout, provides feedback along the way, and notifies wearers with a congratulatory notification when they meet their goal. Furthermore, it helps wearers stay active throughout the day by providing reminders to get up and move at regular intervals.

With the Wellness smartphone app, wearers can open the Wellness app on their smartphone to see all of their activity information organised in one convenient location. It displays daily and weekly activity summaries, presented as attractive, easy-to-understand timelines and charts to help wearers track their progress and stay motivated to achieve personal fitness goals.

The ZenWatch 2 will retail at SGD $229 and will be available from 14th November 2015 onwards.

ASUS also introduce the new ranges of ZEN-inspired laptop, AiO and accessories. Please see below for the individual press releases.

Zenbook

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AiO

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Audio Cover for ZenPad

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