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Hands-on: Lenovo’s Yoga 2 Pro to make its debut at SITEX for S$1,899

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24 Nov
2013
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Yoga 2 Pro

PC makers have been pumping out new devices powered by Intel’s latest Haswell processors, so it’s about time we saw a hardware refresh for Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13, one of the most interesting Windows 8 convertibles launched more than a year ago.

The new Yoga 2 Pro will be launched at this year’s SITEX IT bazaar, and Lenovo has certainly upped the ante here, as we’re looking at more than just a processor bump.

 
Tagged in: laptops, PCs, Singapore, Lenovo, Singapore price, ultrabook, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Yoga 2 Pro,  
 

Hands on: Toshiba Portege Z10t

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26 Jun
2013
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Convertible and hybrid laptops haven’t quite caught on yet except with the most adventurous notebook buyers. Yet, going by what the industry has planned for the rest of the year, these two-in-one machines seem to be here to stay.

The Portege Z10t is Toshiba’s latest stab at such a hybrid design.

 
Tagged in: CPU, Featured, laptops, PCs, Singapore, Tablet, hybrid ultrabook, Portege Z10t, review, Singapore price and availability, toshiba, Windows 8,  
 

Hands-on: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S

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2 Jun
2013
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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

One of Lenovo’s most hotly-anticipated ThinkPads ever announced will finally make its first retail appearance in Singapore at the PC show this Thursday.

First announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, the ThinkPad Helix is the first ever ThinkPad to come in the tablet plus keyboard dock form factor. And with a starting price of S$2,199, it’s probably the most expensive convertible we’ve seen so far.

So what does the Helix offer with that high sticker price?

 
Tagged in: laptops, PCs, IdeaPad, IdeaPad Yoga 11S, Lenovo, PC show, PC Show 2013, Singapore price, ThinkPad, ThinkPad Helix, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro,  
 

Xbox One or PS4 not “next-gen” enough? Get a PC, maybe

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25 May
2013
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One of the things that has been said about the new Xbox One’s launch earlier this week was that it wasn’t “next gen” enough, that it was just more of the same.

Another charge was that Microsoft was slapping a PC into a nice box and branding it a game console. Both the Xbox One and the rival Sony PS4 unveiled earlier will use AMD x86-based chips similar to PC processors.

All this begs the question, why not get a PC in the living room instead?

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, CPU, Gaming, graphics cards, PCs, Software, Fractal Design, living room gaming PC, Microsoft, PS4, Razer Sabertooth, Silverstone, Sony, SSD, Windows 8, Xbox One,  
 

New Sony laptops toss low-res displays out the window

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13 May
2013
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VAIO Fit

Ever since the iPhone 4 with its self-styled retina display hit the market, tech companies have been scrambling over each other trying to top each other in the display of their smartphones. Smartphones with 1080p displays are all the rage right now, and even televisions are getting their resolutions bump up to 4K.

Thankfully, laptops are also starting to receive this much-needed upgrade, with Sony’s latest range of affordable laptops shipping with displays of at least 1,600 x 900 pixels.

 
Tagged in: PCs, laptop, Sony, Vaio, VAIO Fit, VAIO Fit E, Windows 8,  
 

Microsoft Surface Pro in Singapore by end-June

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24 Apr
2013
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Folks who have been holding out for Microsoft’s Surface Pro in Singapore should save up for one when it arrives in stores here by the end of June.

Singapore will join more than 20 other places, such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, where the much-watched tablet will be sold, Microsoft said on its blog moments ago. Currently, the Surface Pro is sold in the United States, Canada and China.

 
Tagged in: PCs, Tablet, Malaysia, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface Pro, Windows 8,  
 

Hands on: Dell Latitude 10 – a Windows tablet with an Atom

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14 Apr
2013
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In these tough times, PC makers are still grappling with how much processing power and features to place in their Windows 8 tablets, just to compete with low-cost, low-power iPads and Android tablets.

The Dell Latitude 10 is one example of an either “half empty” or “half full” experience, depending on how you see things. 

 
Tagged in: CPU, PCs, Tablet, Dell, Latitude 10, review, Singapore price and availability, Windows 8,  
 

Does sharpest fall in PC shipments signal the start of the end?

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12 Apr
2013
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HP ElitePad 900

The arrival of touch-screen tablets and other designs with screens that flip, turn or rotate has not revived the fortunes of the ailing PC market.

Instead of providing a much-needed reboot, these Windows 8 machines may actually have made things worse by plunging the market into its steepest ever decline, according to research firm IDC.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Featured, laptops, PCs, Tablet, HP, IDC, Intel, Microsoft, PC shipments, Windows 8,  
 

IT Show 2013: ASUS unveils an all-in-one PC transformer

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7 Mar
2013
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ASUS Transformer AiO

It’s a PC. No, it’s a tablet. No, it’s both.

Not content to let Lenovo and Sony steal the show with humongous desk-bound tablets, ASUS has unveiled its own take on the “coffee table computer” – the ASUS Transformer AiO.

True to its transformer moniker, the computer runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.1, and has both an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and an Intel Core processor.

 
Tagged in: android, PCs, Tablet, all-in-one, android, asus, IT Show, PC, tablet, transformer, Windows 8,  
 

Singapore finally gets the Microsoft Surface… but only RT version for now

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2 Mar
2013
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Microsoft Surface RT

Singapore users will finally get their hands on the Microsoft Surface, though only on the less powerful “RT” version, when the company starts shipping its much-touted tablet in more countries this month.

The first Windows tablets from Microsoft, the Surface RT and more powerful Surface Pro, had been positioned as alternatives to Apple’s iPad and rival Android tablets when they went on sale in the United States in October last year.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Featured, Singapore, Software, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface Pro, Surface RT, Windows 8, windows rt,