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Honor expands its Smart Home lineup

Perfect for you to stay at home!

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Honor is dropping an expansion to their Smart Home line-up for an All-Scenario smart life. With everything going on in the world today, nothing suits this strange “new normal” better than launching new devices that’ll make staying at home more bearable. Here’s a rundown on their new drops:

Honor MagicBook Pro

The Honor MagicBook series was always designed with creatives and students in mind. From functionality to the detailed features, the MagicBook series boasts to be the perfect laptop for students. The laptop measures 16.1-in and has a 4.9-mm slim bezel for an enhanced viewing experience.

For smooth and stable performance, it’s powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor with an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card. The laptop has a multi-screen feature that allows you to multi-task and maximize your productivity.  To top it all off, they just launched their brand new Honor Academy Program where you can access to extensive features and services including a subscription to Microsoft 365.

The MagicBook Pro is priced at CNY 5,999 for the for i5/16GB/512GB SSD/MX350 variant and CNY 6,699 for the i7/16GB/512GB SSD/MX350 variant. It will be available in Russia by September 2020.

Honor ViewPad 6

To ensure you stay connected, Honor just launched their new ViewPad 6. It boasts a stunning 2K FullView display, smart split-screen option, and outstanding HD stereo quality. It promises to deliver lag-free performance for both work and play with its Kirin 985 5G SoC and Wi-Fi 6+ support connectivity. And if you’re in the mood to expressing your creativity, the Honor Magic-Pencil is the perfect tool to complement it.

China pricing for the Honor ViewPad 6 will be announced on June 13, 2020. It will be available in other markets by June 2020.

Honor Router 3

The Honor Router 3 is the first in their line-up of routers to adopt the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard. Comprising of a Wi-Fi 6+ chipset and a Gigahome Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, the Honor Router 3 is able to achieve greater bandwidth and faster speeds with low power consumption.

It promises speeds up to 3,000 Mbps throughput across one 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. It also supports OFDMA multi-user technology so you can have multiple devices with direct connection while maintaining connection stability.

The Honor Router 3 has a price tag of CNY 219 and will be available in the global market by July 2020.

Honor Vision X1 Series

Honor is also launching its newest smart screen series: the Vision X1 series. It’s a high-performing smart TV that provides a stunning 8K display and crisp audio quality.

The Vision X1 series is equipped with a smart assistant which enables you to connect and control it through other Honor devices. It will come in two sizes: 65 inches (CNY 3,299) and 55 inches (CNY 2, 299).

Honor wants to show their commitment to more technological innovation across all their products. They’re not stopping it at devices to keep us connected. Dedicated to ensuring a convenient and efficient smart home ecosystem, Honor wants to build on and expand its line-up of smart home devices through HONOR Choice. Here’s the rundown of their shiny new smart home devices:

TWS Earbuds

The TWS Earbuds are the ultimate wireless earbuds with the promise to deliver crisp and impeccable audio quality. These earbuds keep you comfortably connected while out and about with a battery life of up to 24-hours.

If you’re worried about noise during calls or while you’re listening to music, it features noise reduction to make sure you stay undisturbed.

The TWS Earbuds will retail for CNY 169.

Smart Vacuum Cleaner

Housework seems to be becoming a bit of a task with the family spending more time safe at home. That’s why Honor Choice launched their own Smart Vacuum Cleaner.

It’s powered by a 350 W 100,000 rpm motor promising powerful suction and efficient mopping. This Vacuum Cleaner features an ultraviolet-sterilizing system to ensure efficient and effective elimination of bacteria on different surfaces. It has a battery life of up to 65-mins. And if that isn’t enough, this smart vacuum automatically detects your calorie consumption while cleaning the place up which you can track through Huawei HiLink.

The Smart Vacuum Cleaner is priced at *

With summer right around the corner, Honor Choice launched these new additions to their smart home devices to make sure we stay cool and comfortable in our homes: Air Multiplier, Humidifier, Desk Lamp, Electronic Toothbrush, and a Smart Kettle.

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ASUS ROG laptops will come with freebies

Plus up to PhP 25,000 discount on some models

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Buying a new laptop can be frustrating at times. Luckily, ASUS’ new promo for ROG laptops will make deciding easier. With every purchase of ROG laptops, customers can snag big discounts and great freebies.

This July, select ROG laptops will come with ASUS gaming monitors as a freebie bundle. On top of that, some of these laptops will come with up to PhP 25,000 discount. Laptops that will join the promo include the top-of-the-line ROG Zephrus S and Strix Scar.

Zephyrus S

  • GX531GX (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 1TB SSD, RTX 2080) — from PhP 189,995 to PhP 164,995 + free VA326H gaming monitor, ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve
  • GX701GV (17-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 512GB SSD, RTX 2060) — from PhP 139,995 to PhP 129,995 + free VG258Q gaming monitor and ROG Gladius gaming mouse
  • GX531GW (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 512GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 149,995 to PhP 139,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve
  • GX501GI (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 1TB SSD, GTX 1080 Max-Q) — from PhP 149,995 to PhP 129,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse
  • GX531GM (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 512GB SSD, GTX 1060) — from PhP 104,995 to PhP 89,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve

Strix Scar

  • GL704GW (17-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 1TB SSHD + 256GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 134,995 to PhP 129,995 + free VG248Q gaming monitor, ROG Gladius gaming mouse, and ROG backpack
  • GL504GW (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 1TB SSHD + 256GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 129,995 to PhP 119,995 + free VG248Q gaming monitor, ROG Gladius gaming mouse, and ROG backpack

Individuals who need a work and gaming laptop in one should really look no further than ASUS’ ROG laptops, especially with the big discounts and freebies. Hurry though, since the discounts and freebies are available only on all ASUS stores nationwide until supplies last.

For more information about ASUS ROG’s latest promo, visit their Facebook and Twitter page.

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Apple: Don’t cover your MacBook webcams

Might damage your screen

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Lately, the conversation surround cybersecurity has ramped up. Users are making sure that no one is spying on them through their favorite devices. One of the most popular ways of doing so is placing a cover on a laptop’s built-in webcam. However, Apple has issued an official warning against the obscuring method.

Reported by MacRumors, Apple has posted a new support page on its official website about closing a MacBook with a cover attached. Apparently, doing so can severely damage your screen. The laptop wasn’t designed for such use, Apple says. Further, covering your webcam can affect the different sensors on the device.

In lieu of a physical cover, Apple is asking users to trust the green indicator light instead. According to the page, “the camera is engineered so that it can’t activate without the camera indicator light also turning on.”

Of course, trusting a device’s hardware isn’t always the best option. If absolutely needed, Apple has issued a few criteria for appropriate covers: thinner than 0.1mm (or about the thickness of a piece of printer paper), no adhesive residue, and removing the cover whenever closing the device.

With camera covers becoming all the rage, issuing some safety tips might be the best course of action for the MacBook maker. Certainly, people will still cover their devices despite warnings. And more certainly, people will still remain wary about malicious parties spying on their cameras.

SEE ALSO: Apple will stop using Intel in MacBooks next year

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ASUS VivoBook S goes on sale

Making it a compelling laptop for students and teachers

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The start of a new school year is just a month away and distance learning is the new normal. As such, students and teachers need a reliable laptop for this paradigm shift. That’s where this ASUS Vivobook S sale comes in.

ASUS Philippines is offering various discounts and price promos for its popular VivoBook S laptop series. Buyers can snag discounts of up to PhP 25,000 on select models. These include the VivoBook S15, S14, and even the slim-and-light S13.

VivoBook S15

The VivoBook S15 features a 15.6-inch screen so students and teachers can view lessons with ease. On top of that, all VivoBook S15 models have Intel Core processors to meet the demands of online education.

The ErgoLift hinge, meanwhile, ensures that students won’t tire their hands when typing long documents and files.

  • S531FL-BQ071T / S531FL-BQ072T / S531FL-BQ073T (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 60,995 to PhP 55,995 (promo price of PhP 50,995)
  • S531FL-BQ289T / S531FL-BQ290T / S531FL-BQ376T / S531FL-BQ377T / S531FL-BQ378T (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 56,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)
  • S531FL-BQ001T / S531FL-BQ002T / S531FL-BQ003T / S531FL-BQ004T / S531FL-BQ005T (15-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 49,995 to PhP 41,995 (promo price of PhP 40,995)
  • S530 (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 64,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)

VivoBook S14

There’s also a VivoBook S14 for students who want a laptop with a smaller screen, but packs decent performance overall.

All VivoBook S14 models come equipped with NanoEdge displays, ensuring immersive viewing experience for multimedia files. Plus, each model weight under 1.4 kilograms, making it easy to carry around at home or at school.

  • S431 (14-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 49,995 to PhP 44,995 (promo price of PhP 40,995)
  • S430FN-EB059T / S430FN-EB060T / S430FN-EB061T (14-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 64,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)
  • S430FN-EB056T / S430FN-EB057T / S430FN-EB058T / S430FN-EB062T (14-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 4GB / 1TB + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 51,995 to PhP 39,995 (promo price of PhP 35,995)

VivoBook S13

Students who need an ultraportable laptop should look no further than VivoBook S13. This laptop is even lighter than VivoBook S14, weighing only 1.2 kilograms.

While it is light, ASUS didn’t skimp on features for the VivoBook S13. It comes with the latest Intel Core processors and up to 8GB of RAM. Plus, each model comes with an 89% screen-to-body ratio, focusing more on the content at hand.

  • S330FN-EY006T / S330FN-EY005T / S330FN-EY004T (13-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 62,995 to PhP 46,995 (promo price of PhP 42,995)
  • S330FN-EY002T / S330FN-EY001T / S330FN-EY003T (13-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 56,995 to PhP 41,995 (promo price of PhP 37,995)
  • S330UN-EY002T / S330UN-EY001T (13-inch FHD, i5-8250U, 4GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 50,995 to PhP 40,995 (promo price of PhP 36,995)
  • S330FA-EY005T / S330FA-EY009T / S330FA-EY008T (13-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 256GB SSD) — from PhP 51,995 to PhP 39,995 (promo price of PhP 35,995)
  • S330UA-EY023T (13-inch FHD, i5-8250U, 4GB / 256GB SSD) — from PhP 45,995 to PhP 34,995 (promo price of PhP 31,995)

To avail of ASUS’ VivoBook laptops, head over to their Lazada, Shopee, and official online store. You may also buy these discounted laptops at any participating ASUS physical stores nationwide.

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