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The Dell OptiPlex family is built for efficiency

AiOs and PCs for working smart

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Dell has long been known to provide quality computers and for desktop enthusiasts, the OptiPlex family is where it’s at. The 2020 OptiPlex line promises a faster and more responsive experience, smarter solutions, and features tailored for the end user.

The OptiPlex family have built-in AI to assist you in getting work done. As with any 2020 PC, you get up to the 10th generation Intel core processors. You will also be treated to up to 128GB of 2933MHz DDR4 memory along with optional Wi-Fi 6. That, together with Dell’s reputation for building smart, durable, and dependable chassis is the perfect setup for your desktop needs.

Here’s what’s new in the OptiPlex Family.

OptiPlex 7070 Ultra

With All-in-One PCs you’re usually limited to the specs you have at the time of your purchase. That’s not the case with the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra. It combines the form factor of your regular AiO and the flexibility of desktop PCs to upgrade parts whenever necessary.

It’s a fully modular zero footprint desktop solution. It has swappable elements for enhanced flexibility and performance. Literally the first of its kind.

OptiPlex 7780 All-in-One

Of course, if you don’t want to have to think about upgrading, there’s the OptiPlex 7780 All-in-One. It’s a 27-inch AiO that promises to be the best-in-class in just about everything.

You have options for a Full HD IPS touch or non-touch display, next generation discrete graphics for a powerful and efficient work experience, and an optional pop-up webcam available with Full HD or infrared camera features Windows Hello sign on support.

OptiPlex 7489 All-in-One

Next up on the list is the OptiPlex 7489 All-in-One. It has a smaller 24-inch screen but it’s a full HD IPS display technology with a glare-free matte touch option.

Need a faster boot-up? This one has dual M.2 slots for Intel OptaneTM, SSD and double max memory than its predecessor with 64GB DDR4 memory.

OptiPlex 5480 All-in-One

Not as powerful graphics-wise as the AiOs mentioned above but the OptiPlex 5480 All-in-One can be equipped with NVIDIA discrete graphics cards for crisper images and better video experience.

You also have the option for Touch and Non-Touch FHD displays.

OptiPlex 3280 All-in-One

Lastly there’s the OptiPlex 3280 All-in-One. If you’re place is space-challenged, its 22-inch display should have no trouble fitting in. Its IPS Full HD Touch display promises good color reproduction, better viewing angles, and an improved refreshed rates.

Tower, small form factor, micro

OptiPlex is not limited to AiOs. It also offers your traditional PC setup with options for a tower, small form factor, and micro casings.

OptiPlex 7080. Built for ultimate expandability and peformance. Has built-in artificial intelligence of Dell Optimizer ExpressResponse. Now available with dual M.2 SSD option and USB 3.2 Type A Gen 2 (10Gbps Data) support for increased data access speed.

Also supports discrete graphics on micro to achieve better visuals for 3D rendering and 4K monitor use. Fully engage with rich VR content with support for high-end 215W class graphics card on 7080 tower.

OptiPlex 5080. Mainstream desktop size perfect for just about anybody. Has AI-powered Dell Optimizer ExpressResponse and support for next generation NVIDIA discrete graphics for entry level VR content.

OptiPlex XE3 (tower and small form factor). The basic of the basics but designed for ultralong lifecycle and expandability options.

Pricing and availability

  •  OptiPlex AiO 7780 — starting at US$ 2,070 and will be available May 28, 2020
  • OptiPlex 7080 Micro — starting at US$ 1,284.28 and will be available May 28, 2020
  • The rest have yet to be announced.

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New LG monitors to make your brand stand out

The latest marketing solutions

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LG is offering innovative marketing solutions for businesses’ brands to stand out as they have released new display monitors during the 2022 LG Reconnect event.

They range from rotatable monitors, all-in-one conferencing solutions, a high-tech transparent display, and even a giant 136-inch LED setup.

Displays for attention-catching ads

There’s the LSAC025, a 54-inch bezel-free HDR video wall display that is perfect for digital marketing. Advertisements will be even more attention-catching in train stations, malls, and more, with the monitor’s better colors and brightness.

An upgrade to usual LCD displays, the LSAC series uses an innovative cable-less signal transmission technology.

If that’s not enough, there’s the massive 136-inch Full HD LAEC series which comes with an embedded system controller and built-in speaker. It comes with three HDMI ports and is LG One:Quick Share compatible for seamless wireless connectivity.

LG Transparent OLED

Another impressive addition is the Transparent OLED, a 55-inch FHD display that is about 38 percent clearer than usual LCD transparent displays.

Ideal for galleries, the display comes with a protective tempered glass and transparent bezels. It has self-lighting pixels to allow for vivid colors and high contrast ratio. It also looks really cool, as owning it makes it look like you’re inside superheroes’ headquarters.

XE4F-M Outdoor displays

For graphics such as movie posters, drive-thru menus, or information at transport stations that need to be seen well in the outdoors or well-lit places, LG has the XE4F-M series which has a 49-inch and 55-inch high-brightness outdoor displays.

The vertical displays with a wide-viewing angle of 178 degrees have a powerful brightness capacity of 4,000nits, and come with anti-reflection coating for content to be seen even under direct sunlight.

They are also protected from harmful elements outdoors with an IP56 dust and water resistance rating.

Hospitality displays

For hotels, the new 55-inch Pro:Centric Hospitality UHD TVs will enhance the overall experiences of travelers.

The premium smart hotel TVs boast LG’s new NanoCell technology and also have the Pro:Centric Hotel Management Solution, providing both hotel operators and guests an interactive solution for the hospitality industry.

New 4K UHD displays

LG Monitors

Not to be left behind, offices will also enjoy LG’s new all-in-one video conferencing solutions as they have unveiled the 55-inch One:Quick Works and 43-inch One:Quick Flex. The displays come with movable stands which allow them to be rotated horizontally or vertically to suit presentations and other content better.

The One:Quick Works features an 4K Ultra HD display, built-in 4K camera and microphone, and In-Cell Touch for annotations and quick access to apps or programs on screen. It even supports AMD Radeon Vega graphics.

Meanwhile, the slightly smaller One:Quick Flex likewise has up to a 4K display and has a 2K camera and built-in microphone.

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ASUS, ROG announce Cool for School 2022 promo

Bundles worth up to PhP 23,000+

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ZenBook 14 UX425EA

As the Philippines is targeting to have 100 percent of schools back to face-to-face classes by late 2022, it’s best to invest in high-performing laptops and smartphones that can stand the test of time.

Luckily, ASUS and ROG Philippines are going on a Cool for School back-to-school promo to offer families exciting discounts and bundle deals on their range of devices, including the following:

These laptops are all powered by up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics that will benefit students not only for academic purposes such as editing and content creation but also when they’re productive breaks such as entertainment and gaming. It’s all about the balance, after all.

There will be over 40 models going on sale, bundled with freebies worth up to PhP 23,315. For instance, you can score a free Type-C Portable SSD for every purchase of a Zephyrus laptop, while buying a Vivobook can get you Birkenstock vouchers and an Epson printer.

Buy an ROG FLOW or TUF gaming laptop and get a wireless gaming headset and ROG hoodie or 1,000 Steam credits, respectively. You can also get as much as PhP 7,000 off with every purchase of an ROG gaming phone.

The promo will last until August 31, 2022, available in ASUS Concept Stores and authorized partners both offline and online. Visit this link for more information about the Cool for School promo.

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New GeForce RTX, Esports PCs launched in the Philippines

Ultimate performance for gamers, creators

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The next wave of GeForce RTX and Esports PCs have finally arrived in the Philippines.

These computers are powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs to deliver the ultimate experience for both gamers and creators when it comes to graphics.

They will be available via the NVIDIA GeForce online stores on Shopee and Lazada, as well as all retail branches of PC Express and PCWorx, categorized into the following:

  • “Overachievers”: GeForce Esports PCs with GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs
  • “Competitive Player”: GeForce RTX PCs with GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs
  • “Total Domination”: GeForce RTX PCs with GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs

GeForce RTX PCs will feature NVIDIA’s second-generation RTX platform – its most advanced yet – that has AI and ray-tracing technologies.

NVIDIA DLSS is the only AI-powered super-resolution technology used in 200 games and applications to boost performance by up to two times. Ray tracing simulates how light behaves to produce realistic and immersive graphics.

Meanwhile, GeForce Esports PCs offer gamers the highest frame rates and lowest system latencies in games that need high-performing PCs such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six Siege.

The PCs use NVIDIA Reflex, that has a suite of new technologies, including providing faster target acquisitions and responses.

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