Speedtest Report: Singapore has the second fastest fixed and mobile download speed

ViewQwest and Singtel are the winners in Singapore’s Fixed and Mobile Services Respectively. 

Ookla, the folks behind Speedtest.net, released its Speedtest Market Report today for Singapore. Its research covers the period Q4 2016 to Q1 2017.

Highlights of the report:

  • Singapore Fixed Broadband: Singapore saw an average download speed of 180.61 Mbps over broadband and an average upload speed of 167.56 Mbps.
  • ViewQwest is the fastest broadband ISP in Singapore with download speeds at 899.35Mbps. M1 manages to emerge first for upload speed at 692.85Mbps. 
  • Singapore Mobile Speed: Singapore’s average mobile download speed was 44.37 Mbps in Q4 2016-Q1 2017 that ranks itself second globally, behind only Norway. Singapore’s average mobile upload speed of 17.46 Mbps in Q4 2016-Q1 2017 is the fastest in the world
  • Singtel, among all mobile carriers in Singapore, offers the fastest mobile speed with download speed at 49.80Mbps and upload speed at 19.27Mbps  
Singapore’s ISPs Ranking. Source: Speedtest.net
Singapore’s Mobile Carriers Ranking. Source: Speedtest.net

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.

 

 

A Swedish Company is Trying to Improve Singapore’s Retail Sector

Axis Communications (Axis, stock quote: STO:AXIS ), a Swedish maker of network cameras, aims to redefine local brick-and-mortar store operations and customer engagement, with the launch of its video network solution today. The new solution offers HD TV image quality, intelligent video functions and analytic capabilities. These will support retailers in their efforts to remain productive, reduce manpower reliance, gain consumer insights, and ultimately, win back customers from e-commerce players.

“The consumer shift from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce have undeniably impacted traditional retailers. However, we believe that brick-and-mortar shops still have a competitive edge over e-tailers, and that is the human aspect of a shopping experience,” said Mr Magnus Zederfeldt, Director, South Asia Pacific, Axis Communications. “Customers want authentic experiences today, and it is thus imperative for traditional retailers to leverage emerging technologies to enhance this. If implemented effectively, brick-and-mortar stores can flourish.”

Magnus Zederfeldt, Regional Director South Asia Pacific Axis Communications. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Key highlights of Axis’ network video solution

Axis’ network video solution is capable of helping retailers in two key aspects:

 

1.    Enhanced security

  • Axis network video solution provides high resolution store-wide image coverage that enables retailers to follow any suspicious behaviour inside and outside store, even after operating hours.
  • The new solution is able to distribute HD TV video over any kind of IP network or the internet, assisting investigators with crime and positive identification.

 

2.    Enhanced customer experience

  • When placed strategically, the network cameras can assist retailers in recording, measuring and better understanding consumer activity and buying behaviour.
  • Retailers will be able to identify the popular areas in-store and optimise the store and display layouts accordingly.

 

Axis’ had previously launch its retail solution in the region, and some of its key customers  include Hang Ten in Taiwan, and Volkswagen in China. Customers have feedback that the solution has not only helped to effectively reduce its operational costs, but also raised in-store surveillance and employee productivity.

 

“Competition against huge e-commerce players, such as Alibaba and Amazon, are heating up. As such, Singapore retailers must focus on delivering greater value to consumers through the implementation of digital initiatives in stores. This will enable local store owners to stand against e-tailers, and bring about enhanced experience for consumers,” said Mr Zederfeldt.

 

 

You Can Help The Needy By Trading In Your Unwanted Gadget

newsteadNewstead Technologies (“Newstead”) is currently running the Gift Your Tech campaign from December 5, 2016 to January 27, 2017  to help its charity TOUCH Community Services (TOUCH). Through this campaign, anyone that wishes to trade-in their old electronics item could bring  them  down to any of the 12 Newstead’s stores to exchange for vouchers that could be used in the participating stores.  On top of that, Newstead will donate 20% of the trade-in value of old electronic items brought in to TOUCH.

Through Gift Your Tech, Newstead Technologies aims to encourage e-recycling and proper disposal of e-waste. PC Dreams, Newstead Technologies’ partner for the campaign will cleanse all collected devices of data securely. For end-of-life electronic items that are not eligible for trade-in, Newstead Technologies will recycle them through an e-waste recycling company.

Newstead Technologies will organise a Gift Your Tech event on December 28, 2016 at Marina Square. To highlight the importance of personal data security, Newstead will organise an educational live demonstration together with PC Dreams to show how erased data can be easily retrieved. Consumers will also be able to trade-in their devices or e-recycle during the event.

 

(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.

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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Press Release – Logitech Introduces Durable, Spill-Resistant Keyboard and Mouse Combo

SINGAPORE 25 January 2016 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, a spill-resistant keyboard and mouse combination with wireless connectivity and a durable design.

Key Features

  • Familiar Keyboard Layout: With an adjustable typing angle, the keyboard layout provides the comfort and simplicity of a traditional full-size keyboard
    with no learning-curve involved.
  • Durable Construction: The spill-resistant design and anti-fading treatment provides an extra layer of protection, while the sturdy tilt legs provide stability on any surface. With a 36-month battery life** for the keyboard and 12-month battery life for the mouse, this duo provides a long term, costeffective solution.
  • Simple Setup: With a plug-and-play setup, no software or additional downloads are needed. Getting started is easy and fast.
  • Reliable Wireless Connection: Logitech’s Advanced 2.4GHz wireless technology works up to 10 meters away*** and a plug-and-forget USB receiver offers a simple and strong wireless connection you can depend upon.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or later
  • Chrome OS™
  • Linux® kernel 2.6+
    ● USB Port

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions of the keyboard (L x W x H):
  • 435.5 mm x 137.5 mm x 20.5 mm
  • Weight: 475g
  • Dimensions of the mouse (L x W x H):
  • 97.7 mm x 61.5 mm x 35.2 mm
  • Weight: 70.5g
  • Dimensions of the nano receiver (L x W x H):
  • 18.7 mm x 14.4 mm x 6.6 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 2g

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Press Release

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