Windows 10 Creators Update Coming on April 11

Microsoft and Windows users alert, today on the 11th April, there is a major update coming to you!

The next major update to Windows 10; the Creators Update, will begin a measured rollout on 11th April to more than 400 million devices running Windows 10 in homes, businesses, and schools.

New capabilities coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update include:

  • 3D for Everyone and Enabling Mixed Reality
  • Game Broadcasting is Simple and Interactive with Beam
  • Microsoft Edge is Faster and Safer with Better Browsing and Entertainment
  • Additional Security and Privacy Protections

For more information on the Windows 10 Creators Update, please check out this blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group.

You can also take a look at this blog post from Peter Han, Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions, to learn about the many Windows 10 devices that light up new Creators Update features.

* Information and details courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *

Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices

Avengers fans alert! You are now able to own Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices soon! They are arriving soon to the shores of Singapore, in December 2016! They are portable and handy (especially the 10.1 and 11.6 inch models) ideal for students or traveling.

There are three different models and designs for Avengers to choose from, let me share with you more information and details of the Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices –

E-Huge Technology, in collaboration with Microsoft, announced the launch of its new range of Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices in Singapore.

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.

With custom wallpapers and icons, these Avengers-themed devices are your ultimate PC companion to help you declare your allegiance to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Each device sold will also include a specially designed carrying sleeve or pouch to help your heroes tackle brute force or blunt trauma as they battle the forces of urban life.

“Following the success and popularity of our Hello Kitty and Gudetama character series, we are thrilled to bring yet another range of compelling and competitive Windows 10 devices to Singapore users,“ said Roger Chan, General Manager, E-Huge Technology. “These Avengers-themed devices are unlike anything else on the market, and we’re confident that they will be the perfect fit for Singapore users who want to add some affordable excitement to their digital lifestyles.”

Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore, said, “At Microsoft, one of our key missions is to make computing more personal for everyone. Sporting exceptional designs, these one-of-a-kind models, join 400 million Windows 10 devices on the market to bring a unique user experience for fans and non-fans alike.”

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

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Highlights:

  • 2-in-1 10.1-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 258 x 172.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight: 581g (Tablet only)

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

64 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 10.1-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1280 x 800

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

5,400 mAh battery

Cameras

Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Peripheral

Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

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Highlights:

  • 2-in-1 11.6-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 293 x 197 x 19.5 mm

Weight: 1.5kg (with keyboard)

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

32 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 11.6-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1366 x 768

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

7,000 mAh battery

Cameras

Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Peripheral

Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

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Highlights:

  • 14.1-inch Slim Touch Notebook
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Includes 2-year 100GB OneDrive subscription

Technical Specifications:

 Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 327 x 226 x 19 mm

Weight: 1.78kg

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

32 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 14-inch touch display

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

10,000 mAh battery

Cameras

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

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.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and E-Huge Technology Limited *

Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet!

Hello Kitty fans alert! I have something very exciting news to share with you! Let me introduce to you, a limited edition Hello Kitty tablet, the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet! It’s a beautiful and well thought out design, lovely packaging too! It’s a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet, while it does not have the top end technical specifications built into it, this special, cute looking and unique Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet is a lightweight and highly affordable tablet ideal for leisure, casual and travel usage. I am quite sure this would be become a Hello Kitty fan collectors item too!

Let me share with you more information from the press release, on the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 Tablet and where you can buy it in Singapore –

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Say “hello” to the limited edition Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 tablet! The Grace 10 Light is the first Sanrio-themed 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet from the WMP Character Series to launch in Singapore, and is now available at all BEST Denki retail outlets, and online store in Singapore.

WMP (We aiM for Pride), a brand of Hong Kong-based E-Huge Technology Limited, specialises in producing highly innovative products for a wide range of target audiences that are both affordable and fun to use. The Sanrio-themed tablet is the first of WMP’s Character Series, as well as Windows device, to hit the shores of Singapore. Priced at S$379.00, the 10.1-inch device will set the hearts of Hello Kitty fans aflutter with its unique design which also features a pastel pink Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard complementing its black frame – making the device a functional yet attractive device for fans of all ages.

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As the official retailer of the Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows tablet, BEST Denki will be offering a meow-tastic deal for customers with a complimentary Microsoft Wireless Mouse 1850 included. In addition, customers can save $20 off with every purchase of an Office 365 subscription along with the device, and customers who purchase two qualifying products are entitled to a free Sennheiser Travel Earphones worth S$119.00*.

“We are pleased to be working with E-Huge and Microsoft to bring in this one-of-a-kind, limited edition Hello Kitty Windows tablet that is an anticipated addition to our extensive IT and computer products line-up in our 11 stores,” said Catherine Chua, Head of Marketing, Best Denki Singapore. “Backed by one of the most recognisable cartoon character in Singapore and globally, we believe that the device would be a hit for customers across all ages looking for an affordable yet productive product to complement their digital lifestyles today.”

The purrr-fect Windows 2-in-1 device for work and play

The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty is a limited edition Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet that comes with an exclusive Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard. Weighing just 600 grams, the tablet is a great device to bring along for work and play, and can be slipped easily into a handbag.

Users can choose to use it as a tablet, or snap the device onto the pastel pink keyboard with an etched Hello Kitty monogram to get some quick work done like a laptop. The keyboard also acts as a cover and a stand for the device, allowing users to decide how best to use the device – whether for work or for play.

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The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Windows tablet delivers productivity on-the-go beneath its adorable exterior. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor and a 2GB DDR RAM, the device provides uncompromised performance for users who need a device that delivers performance. It also sports a micro USB port and a microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional memory space.

Running on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, users will also be able to unlock new computing experiences, including an all-new browsing experience with Microsoft Edge, as well as Continuum, where apps on Windows 10 will scale accordingly to the mode your device is in. You can simply switch from a traditional desktop mode to a tablet mode when you snap the Grace 10 Light tablet off the Hello Kitty Pigo keyboard, knowing that the screen will display beautifully and transition smoothly for your personal computing needs.

Microsoft Office Mobile apps will be available for download for free on the Grace 10 Light tablet, enabling users to be productive and get some quick work done from the get-go. Users who prefer a full Office experience can consider an Office 365 Home or Personal subscriptions, where more functionalities are enabled, and ensuring that Office is constantly kept updated with the latest features as they become available.

For the Hello Kitty fanatics, the Grace 10 Light tablet also sports a series of limited edition Hello Kitty wallpapers specially crafted for this, as well as unique Hello Kitty icons that make the Windows 10 experience an even more personable one.

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Introducing E-Huge and WMP – Microsoft’s China Technology Ecosystem Partner

The launch of WMP’s Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty tablet will mark E-Huge Technology Limited’s first device launch in Singapore. The Hong Kong-based technology company has over 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing hi-tech electronic products, and as one of Microsoft’s key China Technology Ecosystem (CTE) partners, E-Huge will continue to develop new Windows devices suited for the varying needs of consumers today.

“We have been channelling focused efforts and resources on Windows devices development, which covers both hardware and software integration and development. Last year alone, we shipped over 450,000 units of Windows devices to markets worldwide. Our goal is to provide innovative yet competitive solutions that boast good quality and cater to the demands of markets worldwide, and we see Singapore as an important market in our global expansion plans,” said Roger Chan, General Manager of E-Huge Technology Limited.

“The Grace 10 Light tablet that is launched under our brand, WMP, also represents our vision of ‘We aiM for Pride.’ Our goal is to produce innovative products that are affordable and enjoyable which will appeal to everyone, as we hope that our customers can start their colourful and exciting technology journey with us!”

“At Microsoft, we believe that technology should be functional yet personal. Windows 10 offers an opportunity for our partners to deliver a more personal computing experience by delivering a wider range of products that are suited for every needs. We are heartened that since launch, we have seen more than 200 million devices on Windows 10. This is indeed testament from our customers on the operating system that is delivering a familiar yet innovative experience,” said Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore.

“We are pleased to see our partners such as E-Huge Technology Limited and BEST Denki delivering a broad range of new, attractive and functional Windows devices for customers in Singapore. The Grace 10 Light Hello Kitty Limited Edition Windows 10 tablet is a start, and we believe that this will be a start for many other Windows 10 devices to come.”

More information about the product and ongoing deals can be found at https://go.bestdenki.com.sg/promo/hello-kitty-tablet.

*Terms and Conditions apply, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/singapore/promos/ for details.

About Best Denki Best Denki is a leading electrical and electronics retailer which provides the widest and largest range of electronics products.

About E-Huge Technology Limited Founded in 1994, E-Huge Technology Limited is an innovative corporation who providing a total solution of Microsoft IT and Consumer Electronics product development.

About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Microsoft Singapore, IN.FOM, E-Huge Technology Limited and BEST Denki *

Windows 10 has arrived

On July 28th 2015, Microsoft Corp, announced that Windows 10 will become available as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. People around the world will celebrate the launch of Windows 10 Wednesday at fan celebrations in 13 countries and via a new yearlong initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Singapore was one of the countries that had a fan celebration to welcome the arrival of the Windows 10.

Let me share with you some key information and details of Windows 10 from the press release –

“A new era of Windows starts today. From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique — built with feedback from over 5 million fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft. “Windows 10 delivers on our more personal computing vision, with a natural, mobile and trusted experience. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver the best Windows ever, which will empower people and organizations around the world to do great things.”

Windows 10: Best Windows ever

Windows 10 is fast and familiar — with the return of the Start menu and Live Tiles for instant, streaming updates of what matters most. Windows 10 is the most secure Windows Microsoft has ever released, with enhancements to Windows Defender and SmartScreen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing and innovations such as Windows Hello, which offers a fast, secured, password-free way to log in.3 Keeping up-to-date is also simple, as free updates will help people stay current with the latest features and security updates for the supported lifetime of the device.

Windows 10 is more personal and productive, with voice, pen and gesture inputs for natural interaction with PCs. It’s designed to work with Office and Skype and allows you to switch between apps and stay organized with Snap and Task View. Windows 10 offers many innovative experiences and devices, including the following:

  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant, makes it easy to find the right information at the right time.
  • New Microsoft Edge browser lets people quickly browse, read, and mark up and share the Web.
  • The integrated Xbox app delivers the Xbox experience to Windows 10, bringing together friends, games and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
  • Continuum optimizes apps and experiences beautifully across touch and desktop modes.
  • Built-in apps including Photos; Maps; Microsoft’s new music app, Groove; and Movies & TV offer entertainment and productivity options. With OneDrive, files can be easily shared and kept up-to-date across all devices.
  • A Microsoft Phone Companion app enables iPhones, Android or Windows phones to work seamlessly with Windows 10 devices.
  • The all new Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 tablets are available today in the Windows Store.4 Built for work on-the-go, the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps offer a consistent, touch-first experience for small tablets. For digital note-taking needs, the full-featured OneNote app comes pre-installed with Windows 10. The upcoming release of the Office desktop apps (Office 2016) will offer the richest feature set for professional content creation. Designed for the precision of a keyboard and mouse, these apps will be optimized for large-screen PCs, laptops and 2-in-1 devices such as the Surface Pro.

Windows 10: Best platform for businesses

Feedback from millions of IT pros has shaped Windows 10, the most extensively tested version of Windows ever. Ready for corporate deployments, Windows 10 will help companies protect against modern cyberattacks, deliver experiences their employees will love and enable continuous innovation with a platform that keeps companies up-to-date with the latest technology. Businesses will be able to control the frequency of their updates and select the features and functionality that are right for each group of their employees.

Windows 10 includes built-in, enterprise-grade security, so customers can replace passwords with more secure options, protect corporate data and corporate identities, and run only the software they trust. New management and deployment tools simplify device management, help lower costs, and enable companies to power their business with the enterprise strength of the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Top apps available on Windows 10

The new Windows Store will open Wednesday and begin accepting new apps for Windows 10. The Windows Store offers one-stop shopping for popular free and paid apps, games, movies, TV shows and the latest music, which can work across all Windows 10 devices. The new Windows Store is the only store where people can use Cortana to control apps with their voice5and get real-time notifications on their app tiles. All Windows Store content is certified by Microsoft to help keep devices safer. In addition to existing Windows 8.1 apps such as Netflix, Flipboard, Mint.com, “Asphalt 8: Airborne” and The Weather Channel, the Windows Store provides a constant stream of new and updated Universal Windows Apps and games, including Twitter, “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta,” Hulu, iHeartRadio, USA TODAY, “Candy Crush Saga” and others including WeChat and QQ, which will launch soon.6

Easy upgrade, devices now available

Upgrading to Windows 10 is easy for customers running a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet. Starting Wednesday, people who reserved their upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified in waves when their upgrade is ready to be installed. For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within their work environments, and starting Aug. 1, organizations that have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

Retail partners are ready to help people upgrade to Windows 10 with our largest tech bench program ever, including more than 100,000 trained retailers and tens of thousands of stores around the world. Free upgrade programs will be available Wednesday, with Windows 10 software becoming broadly available in retail stores around the world between mid-August and September. Devices running Windows 10 will be available in some retail stores on Wednesday, with many, many more devices to become available in the weeks and months ahead.

Microsoft has also worked closely with retailers to introduce programs to help people easily upgrade, including Best Buy, Bic Camera, Croma, Currys/PC World, Darty, Elkjøp, Fnac, Jarrir, Incredible Connection, Media Markt, Staples, Yamada Denki, Yodobashi and many more leading retailers from around the world.

Information on upgrading, new and compatible devices, and apps for Windows can be found at http://www.windows.com. Additional information and media assets are available at http://blogs.windows.com/launch.

* Information courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *