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ASUS announced VivoBook S series laptops

ASUS recently announced VivoBook S series laptops, a pair of ultraportable 14-inch and 15-inch laptops that strike the perfect balance between lifestyle, personality and performance. It’s also lightweight and ultraportable, giving ASUS VivoBook S series owners to showcase their bold design and colour features, they dare to be different from the rest.

The ASUS VivoBook S series is boldly styled with diamond-cut edges, metallic textured finishes and flashy chassis colours, available in multiple colours that have been chosen to reflect the owner’s personality. When you open the VivoBook S series laptop, the Enter key gets your attention with its colour-blocked edges. The new VivoBook logo highlights the simple yet extraordinary craftsmanship of the VivoBook S series laptops.

Dare to be Different

Choose from a series of new colours for your VivoBook S laptop, the Gaia Green is a softer colour inspired by nature. Dreamy White exudes sophistication and sets off the laptop’s accents. Finally, Indie Black makes a powerful statement with the contrast between its shadowy finish and bright display. The new colours mark and celebrate a new decade for the VivoBook S series. For the younger generation users (and those young at heart too), they can also personalise your VivoBook further with stickers, featuring unique designs and phrases that harmonise with each of the three different VivoBook colours. 

Break the Mould: Sleek and Light Design

Ideal for those on the move very often, the overall weight of the ASUS VivoBook S series starts from just 1.45kg, featuring an ultra-thin profile that is as slim as 1.59mm, making it lightweight and ultraportable.

Thin-bezel NanoEdge displays provide an immersive viewing experience and enable a more compact footprint, so the VivoBook S takes up less space on a desk or in a bag, and the Full HD display offers wide viewing angles and exceptional colour reproduction for truly vivid visuals.

With its 15.6-inch display, the VivoBook S15 (S533) offers the maximum screen space in a compact footprint, so it’s the most practical choice for those who tend to multitask with two or more active windows on the screen. The VivoBook S14 (S433) is a great all-round size for a wide variety of users, with its 14-inch display and weighing in at 1.45 kg.

Powerful Performance

Featuring the 10th Gen Intel Core Processors, perfect for multi-tasking and HD entertainment, with up to NVIDIA GeForce MX350 discrete graphics. Storage comprises a 1TB PCIe® SSD, and 8GB RAM.

The Intel-powered Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) delivers superfast networking speeds that are up to 3X faster than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), with 4X the network capacity and 75%-lower latency to reduce large 4K Ultra HD video-transfer times by up to 70%.

Integrated Laptop/Mobile Experience

The VivoBook S laptops include the latest version of the MyASUS software. The software now allows seamless integration with mobile devices, using the Link to MyASUS mobile app. Including fast and easy wireless file and URL transfers for users who need to share files or web links seamlessly between their PC and mobile devices; Remote File Access for accessing data on mobile devices from a laptop, anytime and anywhere; and smooth multitasking using the screen mirroring and screen extender functions that give users an auxiliary display for cross-referencing and other uses.

Pricing and Availability

The VivoBook S15 (S533) will be retailing at $1,498 starting while the VivoBook S14 (S433) will be retailing at $1,498 later in June. All models will be available at ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

Do share this information on ASUS VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 with your loved ones, family, friends and relatives who are looking for a lightweight, portable and lifestyle laptop with powerful performance.

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

ASUS announced ExpertBook B9 for Business Professionals

ASUS recently announced a new laptop to their lineup, the ExpertBook B9 for business professionals. The latest in the new ExpertBook series to provide unmatched performance, durability and design within the world’s lightest business laptop form factor.

Business People Discussing in the Corridor

The new ExpertBook B9 weighs 870g with a 14.9mm thin profile, this is the world’s lightest business laptop. Packed a frameless four-sided NanoEdge display, giving the ExpertBook B9 14-inch panel fitting into a standard 13-inch chassis body, at an astounding 94% screen-to-body ratio. The ExpertBook B9 performance is not compromised, it’s equipped with a long lasting battery life delivering up to an impressive 24 hours through the work day and night, coupled with extra comfort features such as the ErgoLift hinge for an improved typing experience, built-in Amazon Alexa support and a Harman Kardon optimised audio system.

Top-tier Performance

The 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro processor, with up to ultrafast 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD, and 16GB of RAM next-gen connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) powers the ExpertBook B9 for the business professionals on the move. There are also a full range of input/output options including two Thunderbolt™ 3 and HDMI ports and an exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 built into the touchpad for fast data entry. In addition to its with military-grade durability, the ExpertBook B9 (B9450) takes security seriously with an integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keep business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins for personal privacy.

Built for On-the-go Business Professionals

Built for on-the-go business professionals, the chassis is milled from magnesium-lithium alloy, it is tougher yet more lightweight than previous magnesium-alloy models, with a 14.9mm thin profile and weighing in at a mere 870 grams. A 14-inch screen with a frameless NanoEdge display provides a more immersive viewing experience and compact, 13-inch footprint. The ExpertBook B9 has a sleek aesthetic with its unique Star Black finish. 

The ErgoLift hinge is a one of the thoughtful design touches implemented on the ExpertBook B9, giving the owner comfortable typing sessions. Other thoughtful designs are the quad-microphone array that supports far-field and noise cancellation for videoconferencing, IR camera covers and a light bar on the front of the laptop that activates when using built-in support for Microsoft Cortana. The ExpertBook B9 is the first business laptop to include the exclusive ASUS NUmberPad 2.0 technology, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad.

Professional-grade Durability and Security

The ExpertBook B9 (B9450) is equipped with robust military-grade durability, surviving numerous MIL-STD-810G laboratory procedures including drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, high temperatures, low temperatures, days of 95% humidity, and hours of sand and dust exposure. Pairing a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, a webcam shield and a built-in IR camera for safe biometric logins, the B9450 offers rock solid security to help users safeguard business data and maintain personal privacy.

Be prepared to use the ExpertBook B9 (B9450) for a full day’s work. The two-cell, 33Wh battery is rated for up to 12 hours of productivity, while an available 66Wh power source can last as long as 24 hours under the same workload. Fast-charging support brings either battery option up to 60% of maximum capacity in just 39 minutes.

Seamlessly Integrate Mobile with MyASUS Software

The latest ExpertBook B9 (B9450) includes the latest version of the MyASUS software. The software now allows seamless integration with mobile devices, using the Link to MyASUS mobile app. New features include fast and easy wireless file and URL transfers for users who need to share files or web links seamlessly between their PC and mobile devices; Remote File Access for accessing data on mobile devices from a laptop, anytime and anywhere; and smooth multitasking using the screen mirroring and screen extender functions that give users an auxiliary display for cross-referencing and other uses.

If you are a busy working professional and on the move often, do check out the ASUS ExpertBook B9 for your usage.

Do share this information on ASUS ExpertBook B9 for business professionals with your fellow colleagues, family, loved ones, relatives and friends, if they are planning to look for a business laptop.

Pricing and Availability 

The ExpertBook B9 (B9450) starts from $2,298 and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

* Information and pictures courtesy of ASUS Singapore *

LG Gram 2020 Lineup

LG gram 2020 lineup of their laptops are now available in the market. First announced at CES2020, LG gram 2020 lineup consists of LG gram 17 (model 17Z90N), LG gram 15 (model 15Z90N) and LG gram 14 (model 14Z90N). Having previously reviewed the LG gram 17 laptop, their LG gram 17 is a laptop model that would attract not just for its capabilities, also for its form factor, weight and portability for a 17inch laptop. The LG gram 2020 lineup of laptops are sleek, minimalist, tough, portable and powered by 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with Iris® Plus graphics and up to 24GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, ideal for personal/home, creative or business usage.

The 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops stick to the company’s winning formula – lightweight, compact, long battery life – while adding even more performance, which allow users to ‘Go Anywhere, Do Anything’.

“The LG gram series continues to lead the industry in delivering beyond expectations when it comes to portability without sacrifice,” said Lee Chang Ha, Home Entertainment Product Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “Customers often have to choose one feature preference among performance, portability and battery life. LG gram is proof that this adage is no longer true.”

For the creatives and gamers, the 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops would definitely interest you. Powered by 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with Iris® Plus graphics and up to 24GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. With double the graphics processing power of last year’s gram models and a larger RAM, content creators will enjoy having the speed and power to edit 4K videos on-the-go and video game lovers can marvel at smooth, uninterrupted gaming with Iris Plus built-in.

LG gram 14
LG gram 15

Long battery life

The large 80Wh battery in both the 17Z90N and 15Z90N allows users to enjoy hours (up to 18.5hours per charge) of true portability without having to worry about finding a charging point. The new LG grams also come with Wi-Fi 6 ensuring enhanced wireless connectivity, better efficiency and lower battery consumption. Coupled with the Mega Cooling System, the LG grams are kept running cool and quiet under all usage scenarios.

LG gram 17 (17Z90N)

The LG gram 17 has grabbed headlines for its form factor and portability, this would attract interest from both personal, creatives, gaming and business users. A 17inch laptop inside a 15inch laptop body, for those who are fans of big laptops for their personal or business usage, portable and not too heavy.

LG gram 17

A CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree, the flagship model LG gram 17 is the ultimate solution for anyone looking for maximum productivity in a portable form factor. A design feat in itself, the LG gram 17 offers a balance of large screen real estate without compromising on important factors like weight, dimension and hardware. The expansive 17-inch Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) IPS display delivers highly detailed images with incredibly precise colors. The device’s 16:10 display provides more surface room to work when editing videos, photos and documents.

Tough, Sleek and Minimalist

Redesigned for 2020, the new lineup delivers more features and a minimalist design for a seamless, premium look without compromising on durability. Like its predecessors, this year’s lineup has proudly passed seven MIL-STD-810G military standard of durability and reliability in guarding against shock, pressure, dust, temperature and more. This is achieved by the Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body encasing all gram laptops, which is often used in the aerospace industry for its light weight and high tensile strength.

If you are keen to get a new laptop for your home or office usage, do check out LG gram 2020 lineup.

Pricing and availability

The 17Z90N, 15Z90N and 14Z90N are available at authorized retailers Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, Harvey Norman and Gain City. The pricing for the LG gram 2020 lineup can be found below with the technical specifications table.

LG gram 2020 Lineup Technical Specifications and Pricing 

  LG gram 17

(17Z90N)

LG gram 15

(15Z90N)

LG gram 14

(14Z90N)

Display Size 17-inch 15.6-inch 14-inch
LCD WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent
Aspect Ratio 16:10 16:9 16:9
Weight 1350g (2.98lbs) 1120g (2.47lbs) 999g (2.2lbs)
Size 380.6 x 262.6 x 17.4mm

(14.98 x 10.34 x 0.69 inches)

357.6 x 225.3 x 16.8mm

(14.08 x 8.87 x 0.66 inches)

323.4 x 209.8 x 16.8mm

(12.73 x 8.26 x 0.66 inches)

Battery 80Wh 80Wh 72Wh
CPU 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor
Price $2,499 $2,799 $2,299 $2,499 $1,999 $2,299
GPU Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Memory Up to 24GB

(DDR4 3200MHz,

1 on board + 1 slot)

Up to 24GB

(DDR4 3200MHz,

1 on board + 1 slot)

Up to 24GB

(DDR4 3200MHz,

1 on board + 1 slot)

Storage M.2 Dual SSD slots

(NVMeTM)

M.2 Dual SSD slots

(NVMeTM)

M.2 Dual SSD slots

(NVMeTM)

Color Dark Silver Dark Silver Dark Silver
Keyboard Backlit Backlit Backlit
I/O Port ThunderboltTM 3

(USB Type-C),

USB 3.1 x 3, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In

HP/Mic Out (Combo)

ThunderboltTM 3

(USB Type-C),

USB 3.1 x 3, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In

HP/Mic Out (Combo)

ThunderboltTM 3

(USB Type-C),

USB 3.1 x 2, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In

HP/Mic Out (Combo)

USP Fingerprint Reader,
US Military Standard

810G Compliance,

DTS X Ultra, Wi-Fi 6

Fingerprint Reader,
US Military Standard

810G Compliance,

DTS X Ultra, Wi-Fi 6

Fingerprint Reader,
US Military Standard

810G Compliance,

DTS X Ultra, Wi-Fi 6

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Asia PRWerkz *

LG Gram 2019 Lineup

LG Electronics recently announced their 2019 lineup for their LG gram family of laptops. They have the a few different models for consumers to choose from, from 13.3″, 14″, 15.6″ and 17″, to suit different users and their laptop computing needs. The LG gram 2019 lineup laptops are suitable for working professionals to leisure users, depending on their needs and requirements.

The LG gram 2019 lineup looks big in size and stylish, yet they are lightweight. Their LG gram 17 is the lightest 17inch laptop of its class. Another feature from the LG gram 2019 lineup that caught my attention is that they come with Dual SSD slots!

LG gram - try me on the weighing scale

Which LG gram laptop would suit your portable computing needs and requirements? Let me share more information on the LG gram 2019 lineup below:

“Each LG gram offered this year is a powerful workhorse for creative professionals and globetrotters who lead fast-paced work lives,” says Hosik Kim, Product Director of Home Entertainment. “With great battery life, and more enhanced features compared with the previous iterations’, the new models are a boon for those who need performance in a portable package.”

Flagship LG gram 17

The flagship LG gram 17 (17Z990) is the lightest 17-inch laptop of its class, weighing a mere 1,340 grams. Given its lightweight, the gram 17 provides a suite of powerful features. A CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree, it is equipped with a large 17-inch screen with WQXGA resolution in a compact 15.6-inch class body. The 2560 x 1600 resolution is two times that of a standard Full HD screen, and delivers fine, detailed color expression. As such, it is a massive canvas for users to edit videos, retouch photos or simply watch their favorite movies in superb quality. The 16:10 aspect ratio also allows users to view more information on screen in a glance, thus enhancing work efficiency for those who enjoy a large-screen experience on the move with portability.

Unique to the LG gram 17 is the Precision Glass Touchpad, made from durable glass to offer smooth, adaptive recognition. It also supports the configuration of various gestures for handy shortcuts provided by Windows 10, and a four-finger multi-touch for improved utilization.

Another exclusive feature on the LG gram 17 is an additional ThunderboltTM3 port, which transfers data eight times faster than USB 3.0. A single ThunderboltTM3 connection can transfer data at a speed of up to 40Gbps, connect two 4K displays or one 5K display such as iMac, and even charge and power up another device.

Besides the 17-inch model, the gram also comes in 15-, 14-, and 13- inch models that offer USB 3.1 Type-C connections for lightning-fast transfer.

Exceptional Portability, Reliability and Durability
The 2019 LG gram modelscontinue to be amongst the lightest laptops available in the market today[1], successfully delivering on uncompromised portability. More than that, with the high-performance battery by LG Chem, the new gram laptops have enhanced battery life. The LG gram 17 boasts 19.5 hours of battery life on a single charge[2], and other models between 21.5 hours (15-inch) to 24.5 hours (13-inch), users can work much longer without worrying about finding a power point to recharge the laptop again. Furthermore, all the laptops have passed the MIL-STD-810G military standard of durability and reliability that checks seven factors including shock, dust, temperature and more.

LG gram 14

Slim but Powerful Workstations That Increase Efficiency

The new LG gram models come with Dual SSD slots. With one SSD in place, it allows the addition of another SSD for more storage space when needed. The combined Dual SSD doubles the storage space and reduces the inconveniences of having to store large volume of data in an external storage device. Furthermore, the gram’s newest 8thGen Intel® CoreTM Processor allows smooth operation of 4K contents and high-performance graphics. Also, DDR4 Memory offers fast performance when working with large files such as videos and images. Prosumers can now spend less time waiting for the work files to render, and more creating riveting content.

An Immersive Audio Experience

The 2019 LG gram laptops come with DTS Headphone:X feature, which offers a surround sound effect with 11 channels when the headphone is connected. Users can look forward to a thrilling audio experience when watching movies or editing audio files on the go.


A Streamlined User Experience

Other features that the new LG gram laptops offer include fingerprint function and backlit keyboard. With the fingerprint function, users can easily log on or awaken the laptops with a touch of the power button. No longer do they have to worry about forgetting their passwords. Need to use the laptop in dim environments? Push the power button and the keyboard’s backlight, which can be adjusted between two levels, turns on.

[1]The 13.3- and 14-inch models (models 13Z990 and 14Z990) weigh just 965 and 995 grams, respectively, while the 15.6-inch model (model 15Z990) weighs in at 1,099 grams.

[2]Based on MobileMark 2014. Measurement Condition: Brightness 150 nit / Wireless On / Document Work (Adobe, Excel, PPT, Outlook, etc.) 50% & Standby State 50%

For more information, please visit: https://www.lg.com/sg/laptops

* Information courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *

Surface Go with LTE Advanced

Microsoft recently launched the Surface Go with LTE Advanced and it is now available in Singapore. This lightweight, portable and versatile technology device would be highly suitable for both students or working professionals while getting their work done on the go.

Here are the key features of the Microsoft Surface Go with LTE Advanced –

  • No more dependence on Wi-Fi: Keeping you connected with your favourite lifestyle apps, as well as organisational line-of-business apps, anytime, anywhere.
  • Productivity on-the-go: Surface Go with LTE Advanced is a slim and compact 10-inch device, which can be transformed into a laptop when paired with a Type Cover. Enhance your experience with the new Surface Mobile Mouse and the Surface Pen.
  • Complete enterprise experience: Enterprises seeking a full productivity experience with Surface Go with LTE Advanced can opt to add Microsoft 365, a complete solution which includes Microsoft Office, Windows 10 Pro, and enterprise mobility and security features.

If you are keen on the various Microsoft laptops and gadgets, check out Microsoft’s Experience Zone from 7 – 10 March at the IT SHOW 2019, located at Level 3 at Suntec City Singapore.

The most versatile 10-inch Surface is available for purchase via the Microsoft Online Store, authorised commercial resellers including AsiaPac, JK Technology and UIC, as well as authorised retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Lazada, LOL by Epicentre, and Harvey Norman.

Technical Specifications

Operating 

System 

Consumer Channel: Windows 10 Home in S mode9 

Commercial Channel: Windows 10 Pro configurable to S mode 

30-day free trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers10 

Exterior  Dimensions: 9.6 inches x 6.9 inches x .33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm) Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability Color: Platinum 

Physical buttons: volume, power 

Weight: 1.17 lbs. (532g) 

Display  Screen: 10-inch PixelSense Display 

Resolution: 1800×1200 (217 PPI) 

Aspect Ratio: 3:2 

Touch: 10-point multitouch 

Corning® Gorilla Glass 3 

Pricing and Availability 

Model  SRP 

(inclusive of 7% GST) 

Surface Go with LTE Advanced (1) 

10” Intel® Pentium Gold 4415Y, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 615 

(Available in Platinum only) 

(1) LTE functionality only available on the following consumer configuration: Surface Go Intel® 4415Y/128GB SSD/8GB RAM with LTE Advanced. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com 

  • • S$1,028 (Consumer SKU) 
  • • S$1,078 (Commercial SKU) 
Surface Pen 

(Available in Platinum, Black, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue) 

$148 
Surface Go Type Cover 

(Available in Black) 

$138 
Surface Go Signature Type Cover 

(Available in Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue) 

$188 
Surface Mobile Mouse 

(Available in Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue) 

$54 

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

Dell Star Buys at SITEX 2018

SITEX 2018 is here, it has already started on Thursday 22nd November 2018 and ends on Sunday 25th November 2018! If you are planning to head down to SITEX 2018 and looking for laptops, monitors, computer accessories etc etc for your home, work or gaming, let me share some star buys from Dell at SITEX 2018!

SITEX 2018 is held at Singapore Expo Halls 5 and 6, Dell’s products are available at Dell’s exclusive retailers. Booths: 6A14, 6E07, 6B07, 6C07, 6E01.

Here are some Dell’s products that I want to share with everybody here-

Sitex 2018 Star Buys Highlights
Inspiron 14 5000 (5480)

Show price from $1,199

 

 

  • Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265u processor with integrated Gigabit Wifi for better performing connectivity and better battery life
  • Responsive performance with 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Log-in with a single touch with an optional fingerprint reader on the power button

 

Show special offers:

  • Enquire with salesperson for details
Inspiron 13 7000 (7380)

Show price from $1,599

 

 

 

  • Latest and most impressive Intel® 8th Gen i7-8565u processor with integrated Gigabit Wifi for better performing connectivity and better battery life.
  • Comes with 12-month subscription of Absolute LoJack Anti-Theft
  • Skip sign-in with the ultra-secure and easy-to-use optional fingerprint reader featured on the power button

 

Show special offers:

  • Free BoxGreen Limited Edition Christmas Treat box

 

G7 15 Gaming Laptop

Show price from $1,699

 

  • Comes with 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H processors
  • Features NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti for premium graphics
  • Aggressive sub-1” design equipped with huge cooling vents and dual-fan cooling technology to ensure your system never buckles under the load of demanding games while still staying cool and quiet

 

Show special offers:

  • Enquire with salesperson for details

 

Remember to share Dell SITEX 2018 star buys with your family, relatives and friends! Sharing is caring, pass it on and pay it forward! Good deals must share! Happy shopping!

Check out the Dell SITEX 2018 brochures below for your reference!!

Dell SITEX 2018 Laptops and AIOs

Dell SITEX 2018 Monitors and Accessories

Dell SITEX 2018 Gaming

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell and Burson Cohn & Wolfe *

Dell XPS 13 (9370) Review

The Dell XPS family is  an excellent series of laptops with good technical specifications, technology and hardware packed inside them. I covered the Dell XPS series family and have seen them evolved over the years, it’s now thinner, lighter and smaller, without compromising on hardware and performance, instead they are more powerful than ever.

I recently had the opportunity to review the Dell XPS 13 (9370) model, this particular model is equipped with touch display, while it is not a 2-in-1 laptop, I do like the touch display on this particular Dell XPS 13 laptop model that comes along with it. There are other Dell XPS 13 models, catering for customers with different requirements, you can visit Dell website and check them out!

It is the smallest 13 inch laptop in the world, most powerful 13 inch laptop in its class, expert and excellent craftsmanship with this particular rose gold model that I reviewed, debuting an authentic alpine white woven glass fiber palm rest, developed specifically for Dell. The Dell XPS 13 is also power efficient, designed with smarter materials, sustainability packaged and recycle-friendly.

Key technical specifications for Dell XPS 13 (9370) with Touch Display

Processor: i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz

16GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz

Hard Disk: 256GB PCle SSD

Intel UHD Graphics 620

13.3” 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touch display, Rose Gold machined aluminium

When I was using the Dell XPS 13 (9370) laptop, it had a solid feel , easy to use, light weight and packed with good technical specifications. From daily work usage, to leisure time watching videos, it’s an excellent combination laptop for both work and leisure.

The Dell Cinema is paired with the stunning 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge display, that can brings you, the user, state-of-the-art sound, colour and streaming that greatly enhanced your entertainment experience. This feature would be well received by consumers nowadays, watching videos on YouTube or movies on their laptops!

The touch display screen is another key feature that I really like! Sometimes, I just like to touch and do the action, just like working on a tablet or smartphone. Having this touch display screen really gives an extra edge and capability for me whenever I do my work and even for leisure.

This Dell XPS 13 (9370) has an excellent battery life, a feature that many of us would require if we are on the move most of the time and would need a longer battery life while doing our work on the move or outside.

This Dell XPS 13 (9370) is an ideal laptop for both personal and/or work with its strong technical specifications, multi-media features and touch screen display. For consumers who don’t need the touch screen display function, they have other similar models from the Dell XPS 13 (9370) series to choose from.

* I would like to thank Dell Singapore and burson cohn & wolfe for the opportunity and arrangement to review this Dell XPS 13 (9370) laptop *

LG Gram 15.6-inch laptop (Less than 1kg)

LG Electronics recently launched their brand new laptop, the 15.6-inch LG Gram at the LG IT Media Launch. I was there at the LG IT Media Launch and I got the opportunity to see, touch and feel the latest LG Gram. The LG Gram is really lightweight, less than 1kg!

IMG_1259

The build quality of the LG Gram is pretty solid and it’s really light for a 15.6-inch size laptop. Moreover, their technical specifications are pretty good, ideal for business people who needs a lightweight, big and powerful laptop on the move. This LG Gram laptop is also ideal for students too!

Let me share with you more information of the LG Gram from the press release information below –

LG Electronics (LG) showcased its brand-new 15.6-inch LG gram laptop at the LG IT Media Launch. Surprisingly lightweight, the 15Z960 boasts a large screen and is capable of superb performance. The highly portable LG gram is an ideal choice for working professionals as well as students who are constantly on the go. It will be available from mid-August at major retail outlets.

Despite increasing the screen size, LG has managed to maintain the weight of the model equivalent to its predecessors. This design feat was made possible by implementing the company’s latest weight-shedding technologies such as the optimum PCB design and high-density batteries. The design team also shed weight through creative design updates, such as minimising the bezel size. These innovative endeavours made it possible to mount a 15-inch screen into a laptop body that is similar in size to 14-inch laptops. The body is also made from magnesium alloys, materials widely used in manufacturing race cars or spacecraft. These materials were chosen for their lightweight and durable qualities. LG gram also has seven hours of battery life, giving on-the-go professionals mobility freedom and an ease of mind.

Another hallmark of the 15Z960 is its powerful performance. It uses the advanced sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 and the screen supports a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) IPS display. All of these come together to create a compact, lightweight, high-performance laptop that can really boost any user’s productivity.

LG Gram Laptop_Moodshot 1

Picture Courtesy of LG Singapore

LG gram provides comfortable usability; it is able to connect with a variety of other devices through multiple ports, including the new USB-C port. The multifunctional USB-C port can be used to transfer content to exterior screens and users can use this port to quickly charge the laptop or a mobile phone. USB-C simplifies the user experience, allowing users to do everything with just one cable.

It also comes packed with features to provide more comfort and convenience. The gram’s keyboard provides ergonomically curved letter and number keys ensuring user comfort. Meanwhile, the Hi-Fi Audio system minimises sound loss when using headphones. With the instant booting feature, starting up is as simple as just opening the laptop. The 15Z960 also has an advanced Reader Mode software, which allows customised optimal screen conditions for reading (Reader Mode) or watching movies (Movie Mode). These features make the 15Z960 speedy, convenient and perfect for use in multiple locations.

15Z960_9

Picture courtesy of LG Singapore

Recognised for its stunning design and capabilities, the LG gram has won several awards including the 2016 CES Innovation Award in January 2016 and other prestigious design awards like the iF Gold Award and the Reddot Award.

“We are proud that we were able to make the LG gram so lightweight without compromising its performance,” said Brian Yi, Product Director at LG’s Home Entertainment Department. “The LG gram is a highly productive laptop that incorporates both our innovative technology and our drive to improve, and we will continue to innovate to make even greater products to meet the needs of our consumers.”

For more information: http://www.lg.com/sg/laptops

Key Specifications:

Model name 15Z960-G.AA7CA3 15Z960-G.AA7BA3 15Z960-G.AR5BA3 14Z960-G.AR5AA3
SRP (SGD) $2,199 $1,899 $1,699 $1,499
Screen Size  15.6″  15.6″ 15.6″  14″
FHD IPS FHD IPS FHD IPS FHD IPS
Material  Super Magnesium Alloy  Super Magnesium Alloy Super Magnesium Alloy  Super Magnesium Alloy
CPU  Core i7-6500U  Core i7-6500U Core i5-6200U  Core i5-6200U
RAM  8GB  8GB 4GB  4GB
SSD  512GB  256GB 256GB  128GB
Graphic Card  Intel HD  Intel HD Intel HD  Intel HD
Graphics 520 Graphics 520 Graphics 520 Graphics 520
Web Cam  1.3M HD  1.3M HD 1.3M HD  1.3M HD
Interface  USB-C x 1  USB-C x 1 USB-C x 1  
USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2 USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1 USB 2.0 x 1
HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI
Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD
Weight  980g  980g 980g  980g
Color  Gold  Gold Gold  Gold

*Information Courtesy of LG Singapore and Brand Cellar*