The New LG gram Targets Mobile Workforce

Last month,  LG Singapore held LG HE and IT Product Launch at Marina Bay Sand.  At the event, LG Singapore launched their new LG gram ultrabooks that target at mobile workforce.

 

LG Singapore pitches that Portability, Functionality, Battery Life, Durability are the 4 ingredients in their development of LG gram.

 

LG gram

Portability: The New LG gram comes in 3 distinct models – 13.3 -, 14- and 15.6- inch  weigh approximately between 960g – 1.1kg which honestly speaking, is very light compared to similar laptops in the market.  All the 3 models measured not more than 1.68cm which could fit comfortably into most sling bags used by mobile executives.

 

Functionality:   The new LG gram is equipped with latest 8th Gen Intel Core and SSD storage that delivers performance for mobile workers. Despite its slim body, it still has all the the necessary ports such as HDMI. microSD, USB, USB-C and headphone jack (Yes, this is a feature!)

 

The product also comes with Fingerprint ID that enable users to log in and power on with the press of a button without comprising security.

 

Battery Life: LG gram is equipped with a 72Wh battery that LG claims could last up to 22.5hrs in a single charge. The long battery life is very ideal for busy executives who are always on the move.

 

Durability: The new LG gram has improved its build quality;  a magnesium alloy called Nano Carbon (with Magnesium) is used for the LG gram’s body. This material is known to be tough and light and is commonly used  in aerospace engineering. LG gram is even put under US military MIL-STD 810G durability tests for resistance to impact, pressure and temperature. You may wish to see the short demo we shot at the event below.

 

My thoughts: The product demo is impressive and freelancer like me who is always on the move will be keen to own one.  Speaking about the price, the LG gram is selling at RRP starting from SGD1,999 . Indeed, it is a hefty price tag compared to other similar products. Afterall, you have to pay a price for the portability and toughness of the product.

 

In business, it is about productivity and impression. The LG gram has packed with supreme hardware features that promises to deliver productivity and powerful. However, LG, in the laptop market, has not established a clear business impression as compared to other established names like Lenovo’s ThinkPad and Apple’s Mac (ok, Mac is for creative professionals). In my opinion, you are paying more on the LG gram’s hardwares than the brand. In short, you are getting what you pay for but this product may not the one that caters to all.

Singapore is the First Country To Launch Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series smartphones were launched yesterday in Singapore at the Funan Showsuite. The HUAWEI MATE 10 Series features breakthroughs in AI that open the door for a more intelligent and personalised mobile experience. Singapore will be amongst the first few countries to range the HUAWEI Mate 10 series, and will be the first country in the world to launch the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro.

 

 

Expanding on Huawei’s partnership with Leica, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series’ dual lens camera is now further enhanced using AI through RealTime Scene and Object Recognition. The camera is able to detect up to 13 different objects and scenes and intelligently optimises picture settings to deliver unbelievable image clarity.

 

Powered by Huawei’s all-new Kirin 970 processor, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series incorporates AI enhancements that deliver a speedier, more user-friendly mobile experience. One example is the real-time text translation across a wide range of foreign languages that does not require an Internet connection. Simply take a picture of the text and the translation will be completed without the usual delay that is attributed to a phone requiring an Internet connection

 

SINGAPORE PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

HUAWEI Mate 10:

The HUAWEI Mate 10 will be available for sale in Singapore from October 28, 2017, in two colours, Mocha Brown and Black. Recommended retail price SGD 888

 

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro:

Singapore will be the first country in the world to officially launch the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro for sale. It will be available in two colours, Mocha Brown and Midnight Blue. The Mate 10 Pro in Mocha Brown will be available in stores and online retailers from November 11, 2017, while the Mate 10 Pro in Midnight Blue will be available in stores and online retailers from November 25, 2017. Recommended retail price SGD 1,098

 

Check up my tour with Huawei at Funan ! 

 

Launch of #huaweiMate10 series in #Singapore. #smartphone #instagadget #mate10sg #huawei

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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.

https://youtu.be/NbhC57BOoPw

 

 

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

Dell Launches New Lineup of Commercial Devices to Empower the Future Workforce

Designed with the future workforce in mind, Dell is launching a portfolio of commercial devices powered by the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

At the Dell Future Workplace event, held at Equarius Hotel in Resorts World Sentosa, commercial applications were brought to life in four experiential zones representing different working styles and technology requirements such as “Desk Centric Workers”, “On-the-Go Professionals” and “Specialized Workers”.

 

Featured industries include e-commerce, healthcare and media & entertainment. Here are some photos and video of the event:

Water-resistance of Dell Latitude 12 Rugged 

@dell #Latitude12 Rugged Extreme 7414 #laptop water test. #officeofthefuture #FutureWorkPlace

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Express your creativity with Dell Canvas

@dell Demonstration of #DELLCanvas #FutureWorkPlace #officeofthefuture

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Solutions for the Self-Employed – Dell OptiPlex

Pricing and availability
All products are designed for the businesses and may not be available to the end-consumers. Nonetheless, if you are interested to find out more,  you may speak to DELL or their authorized partners. Check up Dell website to enquire more about all these products.

 

 

(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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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

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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

Event – Samsung Launches the new Galaxy TabPro S – the 2-in-1 Windows 10 Tablet

Samsung Electronics Singapore announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, its first 2-in-1 premium tablet featuring a seamless integration of laptop and tablet capabilities. First in the premium tablet range powered by Windows 10 to support LTE Category 6 capabilities for the fastest network speeds, the Galaxy TabPro S comes with enhanced features and long-lasting battery life – the ideal productivity device for on-the-go individuals seeking convenience and performance.

Slim and Stylish Design

Encased in a 6.3mm slim and sleek exterior, the Galaxy TabPro S reflects the stylish design aesthetics of Samsung’s tablet line. Weighing at 696 grams, the Galaxy TabPro S has been optimised for high-efficiency users seeking to maximise their productivity at home, in the office, or on-the-go. The tablet also comes with a full-sized keyboard and cover – the touchpad of the keyboard emulates that of a laptop, and is intuitive to use. The keyboard’s flexible hinge also allows users to adjust it according to their preferences for an optimal, dual-viewing angle that provides the best optimised screen display at any time. Moreover, the Pogo pin on the Galaxy TabPro S keyboard eliminates the need for pairing or charging separately.

Superior Viewing Experience

Featuring a lightweight and power-efficient 12″ SUPER AMOLED display – the first-of-itskind for Windows – the Galaxy TabPro S allows users to work efficiently and enjoy entertainment with unprecedented clarity and colour accuracy. The tablet features a multitouch screen and deeper colour contrast with more than 90 percent1 of natural tones, to show true-to-life colours and more precise details for a best-in-class viewing experience.

Powerful Performance

The Galaxy TabPro S is equipped with the latest generation Intel®
CoreTM M processor, designed for a fanless 2-in-1 tablet, featuring only 4.5W of power consumption to eliminate noise disruption and maximize efficiency. On a single charge, the Galaxy TabPro S offers up to 10.5 hours2 of use. Alongside Fast Charging3 technology where it takes only 2.5 hours for a full charge, the tablet ensures maximum power-efficiency and enhanced battery life.

Embodying the look and feel of Samsung Galaxy devices, users can enjoy the productivity features and functionalities of the Windows 10 on the Galaxy TabPro S. The tablet runs on Windows 10 Pro, thus ensuring compatibility with existing IT infrastructures where it can support the demands of mobile workforces, be it in the financial services, healthcare, retail or other commercial sectors.

Seamless Connectivity

The Galaxy TabPro S is the first tablet powered by Windows to support LTE Category 6, with Internet browsing and download speeds of up to 300Mbp – delivering the fastest connected experience possible for users. Working from anywhere at any time is easier than ever – from home to work and everywhere in-between.

With Samsung SideSync 4.04, users can control and share their screens between the Galaxy TabPro S and their Galaxy mobile devices, and perform functions such as making calls and sending text messages. The feature also lets them share and transfer their content and files easily, all with a simple drag and drop.

Local Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S will be available from 30 April 2016, in colour options of Black and White at a recommended retail price of $1,698. It will come with a full-size ergonomic keyboard with touchpad at local telecommunications operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.

The following accessories are also available to complement the 2-in-1 tablet. The TabPro Pen5 provides a realistic writing experience as to a pen, where users can annotate, draw and even take notes, while the Multi-Port Adapter6 (HDMI, USB Type A & C) connects the Galaxy TabPro S to an external display, offering users increased at-the-desk productivity.

The accessories will be available at all Samsung Experience Stores:

  • TabPro Pen, RRP $98
  • Multi-Port Adapter, RRP $128

Please check in-store for promotional details.

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