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.

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 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 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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Samsung Introduces the New Premium Gear S2 Classic plated in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum

Samsung announced the retail availability of the two new highly-anticipated editions of the Gear S2 classic – the Gear S2 classic plated in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum.

Gear S2 classic in Rose Gold
Gear S2 classic in Rose Gold


Gear S2 classic in Platinum
Gear S2 classic in Platinum

The premium editions of the Samsung Gear S2 classic sees both its bezel and buckle encased in the finest of materials – the Gear S2 classic in Rose Gold is plated in 18K Rose Gold and the Gear S2 classic in Platinum is plated in Platinum. Designed for users seeking timeless elegance and sophistication in their timepiece, the Gear S2 classic plated in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum features its distinguished circular design and delivers intuitive and enhanced smartwatch functionalities – a must-have luxurious accessory.

The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a 18K Rose Gold plated case with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band and in a Platinum plated case with a Black Genuine Leather Band from 13 February 2016 at a recommended retail price of $698 (inclusive of GST). The two editions of the Gear S2 classic will be available at all Samsung Experience Stores as well as selected consumer electronics and departmental stores.

Consumers can visit all Samsung Experience Stores for a hands-on experience of the Gear S2 classic plated in 18K Rose Gold and Pla tinum, exclusively showcased with the Premium Handcrafted Alligator Strap for Gear S2 classic. The Premium Handcrafted Alligator Strap for Gear S2 classic retails exclusively in Samsung Experience Stores at VivoCity and Paragon at a recommended retail price of $368. Alternative strap options for the Gear S2 Classic plated in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum are also available at all Samsung Experience Stores and selected consumer electronics and departmental stores, including the Rose Gold Stainless Metal Strap and the Silver Stainless Metal Strap retailing at $88.

Epson Launched New Range of Inkjet Printers For SOHO/SME

Singapore, November 2015 – Epson launched their latest WorkForce Pro Series Printers – WF-5111, WF-5621 and WF-6091. Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the new WorkForce Pro series printers.

The launch was held as part of a business showcase of Epson’s business inkjet portfolio for both SOHO/SME and business users. Products include its market leading ink tank system printers which have sold over two million units in Southeast Asia.

WorkForce Pro Printers – Focus on cost-savings and speed

Specially targeted at home and small to medium businesses, the three new WorkForce Pro series printers – WF-5111, WF-5621 and WF-6091 will provide users with low-cost, high page yields for enhanced business productivity and work efficiency.

Key features of the new WorkForce Pro series printers include:

  • Powered by Epson’s PrecisionCore Printhead technology: Initially used for industry level printing, Epson is increasingly introducing PrecisionCore technology for models catering to small business and office needs. It is a culmination of over 40 years of development that produces precision and durability in business printing. The printhead technology eliminates warm up time that is normally required in colour laser printers, therefore maximizing time efficiency. Nozzles using PrecisionCore can efficiently and precisely deliver the most appropriate amount of ink to achieve highquality, high-speed printing.
  • High page yields and durability: According to Epson, the WF-6091 can print up to 10,000 and 7,000 black and colour pages respectively, while the WF-5111 and WF-5621 can print up to 45,000 pages monthly.
  • Saving costs with automatic duplex function. The new WorkForce Pro range comes with double-sided printing to further cut costs and lessen the impact on the environment.

Product specifications of the new WorkForce Pro series printers are available in the Annex.

Printing Solutions for Businesses

In addition to the new WorkForce Pro series printers, business partners were also treated to a showcase of Epson’s complete portfolio of business inkjet printers. They include:

  • M-series Ink Tank System Printers: Epson’s first monochrome integrated ink tank system printers – the M100 and M200 provide users ultra-low-cost office printing. The printers save costs, power and time with an ultra-high yield of 6,000 pages, making it the most economical office printer than any mono laser or inkjet printer.
  • Epson’s revolutionary L-series range of ink tank printers: These include the L310, L365 as well as the L655, Epson’s top-of-the-line ink tank system printer which is the world’s first duplex ink tank system printer.
  • Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591: The first printer model that features a Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS). Combining both PrecisionCore technology and DURABrite Ultra Pro inks, the Epson RIPS utilises high capacity ink packs that can hold a far higher volume of ink compared to traditional ink cartridges. The WF-R8591 has a super high-yield printing of up

    to 75,000 pages without replacing the ink. The Replaceable Ink Pack System technology offers cost savings to meet centralized printing needs and maintain a lower inventory for consumables.

Matthew Loh, Head of Sales Epson Singapore at the launch of Workforce Pro Product Launch.

The event is part of Epson Singapore’s efforts to engage their customers and promote the use of inkjet printing for the business segment. Said Mr Matthew Loh, Head of Sales, Epson Singapore,” The future of business printing lies in developing versatile solutions that can keep up with changing business needs. Small businesses especially want a one-stop solution that can deliver good and fast results cost-effectively – be it office documents, colour photos or creative visual products. Epson’s business printing solutions, such as the WorkForce Pro series, bring that ease of mind and flexibility to corporate customers, to expand their business at top speed without worrying if they need to add on multiple printers or compromise on quality.”

Annex: Epson WorkForce Pro series business inkjet printers key specifications

Feature WF-5111 WF-6091 WF-5621 WF-8591

Colour Ink Jet Printer PrecisionCore Print Head

Print Resolution 4, 800 x 1, 200dpi
Print Speed


20 ipm/

20 ipm

24 ipm/

24 ipm

20 ipm/

20 ipm

24ipm /


Scan     Optical


N/A 1, 200 x 2, 400 dpi
Scanning Speed












Windows® XP/XP Professional x 64 Edition/ Vista™/ 7/ 8/


Windows Server 2003/2003R2/2008/2008R2/2012

Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later3

Wireless Mobile


Epson iPrint, Email Print, Remote Print Driver, Scan to Cloud, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print

Price (GST Incl.)

& Availability


Available now


Available now


Available now

$5, 888

Available now

HP is attempting to make a smartwatch again. The last one made in 1977

HP is launching their own smart watch. In my opinion, this attempt comes in timely. All thanks to Pebble for creating this market.

HP partners Gilt in the making of this watch. Michael Bastian is responsible for designing this time piece which works with both iOS and Android.

There is no details on the spec at the moment. However, we can have a glimpse on how it is going to look like.



However do you know that the first smartwatch made by HP goes all the way back in 1977? What’s most shocking is that you can buy it at USD 14K on ebay. (See here)


source: eBay

HP launches new Android tablet


HP today announced the HP Slate7, an affordable entry-level

Android consumer tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google Mobile services.


With a 7-inch diagonal screen and weighing 370g, the HP Slate7 is an ideal trusted personal companion. It is also the industry’s first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a tablet. The tablet delivers the complete Google experience with services like Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat and access to apps and digital content through Google Play.


The HP Slate7 is expected to be available in Singapore from June 6 at all major retailers and the HP Online Store at a recommended retail price of S$249. Pre-orders are now available at the HP Online Store for a promotional price of S$199, until stocks last

HP Everybody On

I am very honour to be invited to HP Everybody On! event at Grand Hyatt Hotel. As part of HP’s “ A New HP World” campaign, Everybody On celebrates how people around the world are using HP technology to connect to their world and achieve their personal and professional passions, and features passionate individuals such as 12- time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys and singer, song-writer and composer JJ Lin. Below is a short clip on JJ’s sharing of his music passion

There are 8 attributes where HP is going to focus on for their new lines of products

1. Coolsense Technology
2. Simple Pass
3. USB3.0
4. Protect Smart
5. GDDR5
6. DLNA Certification
7. Intel Widi
8.Power Audio Experience

HP dv6


The HP Pavilion dv6 starts from S$1799 and will be available from March 2011 in Singapore.






HP Touch Smart



The HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC starts from S$1899 and will be available from March 2011 in Singapore.

Recycle your unwanted IT Products with HP Green Campaign


HP (Stock quote: HPQ) is organizing a recycling campaign this coming Saturday. If you have old and unwanted HP products, you can head down to HP Booth at Yu Hua Village to trade with a new ones under terms and conditions. This initiaitve is spearheaded by National Environment Agency.  

Date: 15 November, Saturday 

Venue: Blk 252, Yu Hua Village@ Jurong East Area (Main Site) 

Time: 11am – 7pm 

For details: Please visit the HP website here or NEA website here