PINE A64 – Single Board Super Computer

PINE A64 – Single Board Super Computer
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I backed the PINE A64 on Kickstarter on 17th January 2016. The project was funded on 23rd January 2016 after raising a total of US$1,731,466 out of their initial goal of US$31,416 from 36,781 backers.

I chose the US$29 reward level and shipping to Singapore cost another US$12. So in total, I paid US$41 (S$58).

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA Tablet 2 Pro & YOGA 3 Pro

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA Tablet 2 Pro & YOGA 3 Pro
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Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2

Similar to its predecessor the new YOGA Tablet 2 models focus on technology that adapts to users, making computing intuitive and fun. The tablet also comes in two operating systems – a 10″ model with Windows and one year of free Office 365, as well as 8″ and 10″ models that come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Powered with the latest Intel Atom processor multimedia, playback and rendering make the tablets great for multitaskers. Its dual, large-chamber speakers are front-facing for dynamic audio, while Dolby Audio and Wolfson Master HiFi ensure a multi-channel listening experience just like the movies. Sporting a number of useful features such as a Micro SD card slot and a micro USB with OTG connection that lets users charge their phone (requires separate cable), users can also enjoy extra-long battery life while staying mobile longer in any of its four modes. For complete online connectivity, all the Android models offer 4G, while the 8″ Android version also offers the ability to make voice calls.

Dell Inspiron 13 and 14 7000 Series

Dell Inspiron 13 and 14 7000 Series
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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series
The Inspiron 13 7000 Series is a 2-in-1 device. The device runs on Windows 8.1 and features a built-in passive stylus and a 360-degree rotating hinge allowing consumers to switch seamlessly between laptop and tablet in one fluid motion.

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series starts from S$999 from dell.com.sg.

Dell New Inspiron 7000 Series Laptops, Inspiron 11 3000 Series Laptops & Inspiron 23 All-in-one

Dell New Inspiron 7000 Series Laptops, Inspiron 11 3000 Series Laptops & Inspiron 23 All-in-one
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I was invited to a Dell event 2 days back and they announced new laptops (Latitude, Inspiron & XPS) and new tablets (Venue 7, Venue 8 & Venue 11 Pro). Since most of the stuff are still to be announced (TBA), I will start off with this post on Inspiron 14/15/17 7000 series, Inspiron 11 3000 series & Inspiron 23 all-in-one as I got all the prices for it and you can already get it now from Dell.

Inspiron 11 3000 Series Laptops

New Alienware 14, Alienware 17 & Alienware 18 Laptops

New Alienware 14, Alienware 17 & Alienware 18 Laptops
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Alienware, the pioneer in specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, announced its latest and most powerful gaming laptops, the Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18. The laptops feature all new performance graphics, processors (Intel 4th Generation Core Processors) and components engineered for extreme performance.

They also introduce a new range of Alienware laptop bags named Alienware Vindicator Laptop Bags specifically designed to house the new Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 laptops. The series includes a backpack, messenger bag and slim carrying case, while their styling reflects a fusion of urban and military influences. The bags feature sturdy, weather-resistant materials and reinforced handles or straps for comfort and durability, and have smartly-designed, dedicated compartments that allow for organization and protection of essential accessories.

Lenovo Announces Range of Touch-Enabled PCs with a Variety of Form Factors

Lenovo Announces Range of Touch-Enabled PCs with a Variety of Form Factors
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Lenovo has a bunch of new computers that will be available during and some after PC Show 2013 which will be held at Singapore Expo from 6th to 9th June 2013.

IdeaCentre Horizon
The IdeaCentre Horizon was the first thing that caught my eye at the event because it looks like a Microsoft PixelSense. It is running on Windows 8 Pro with Lenovo own’s Aura interface. It is still a little pale in comparison if you compare it with Microsoft PixelSense interface.

Chromebooks Now Available In Singapore

Chromebooks Now Available In Singapore
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Chromebooks have arrived in Singapore and for some reasons, they are only on sale at Courts and not elsewhere like Challenger, Harvey Norman or Best Denki. I guess Courts got the exclusivity rights for the time being.

3 models of Chromebook are available, HP Pavilion Chromebook (S$449), Samsung Chromebook (S$449) and Acer C7 Chromebook (S$369).

Twelve South HiRise for iMac

Twelve South HiRise for iMac
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Bought the Twelve South HiRise for iMac from Hong Kong Hysan Place‘s Apple Store located in Causeway Bay for HK$618 (S$99).

I can’t seem to find the HiRise in Singapore, even Apple Singapore and Hong Kong Online Store doesn’t list the product. You best bet is to get the product directly from Twelve South website itself for US$79.99 (S$99) excluding shipping of about US$45 to Singapore.

Twelve South BackPack 2

Twelve South BackPack 2
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Bought the Twelve South BackPack 2 from Hong Kong Hysan Place‘s Apple Store located in Causeway Bay for HK$268 (S$43). I saw it selling in Singapore at Epicenter at Wheelock Place for S$55 while Apple Singapore Online Store is selling for S$49.

The BackPack 2 fits well for the new iMac 27″ (Late 2012), but according to the site, it is not yet compatible with the new 21.5″ iMac.