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IFA 2016: HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice are different kinds of PCs

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HP has just unveiled its Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice PCs, proving that there’s still a lot of potential for progress in the desktop computer market. The two products aren’t going to shock you with incredible specs or brand new technologies, though; what makes them special is in the way they fit around your work space.

The Pavilion Wave, for one, has a tall triangular physique surrounded with woven fabric and an integrated speaker on top for 360-degree audio production. By making it tall, the unique PC takes up as little space as possible, without compromising the internals. The 6th-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor (no mention of 7th-generation Kaby Lake CPUs here), up to 2TB of hard disk storage and 16GB of RAM, as well as the choice of a dedicated AMD graphics card prove that there’s no need to worry about performance.

HP Pavilion Wave

Around the Pavilion Wave is a complete set of physical connectivity ports, ranging from high-speed USB and Ethernet ports for data, to HDMI and an audio jack for outputting content. What needs a special mention are the two microphones that support Microsoft’s Cortana. By talking to the personal assistant, several tasks such as searching online and setting reminders can be accomplished hands-free.

The second, and possibly more noteworthy HP product, is the modular Elite Slice. We understand that PCs have been modular for decades, but this stackable computer doesn’t require messy cables or any DIY know-how. By snapping on modules for features like wireless charging, an optical disc drive, or Bang & Olufsen speakers, you can choose how much to bring when taking the unit out. Sadly, the number of modules are limited at the moment, which is the case with a lot of modular gadgets just starting out.

HP Elite Slice (3)

As implied earlier, the Elite Slice is all about portability and space management. The PC weighs only 3.21 pounds, and can be powered through a USB 3.1 cable. The downside is that you’re forced to rely on the integrated graphics chip, but you have the choice of purchasing a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor to take up the slack. The variety of options apply to the storage and memory as well, wherein you can install up to 32GB of RAM and high-speed SSD flash storage. Ports include two USB Type-C ports (one for power, and the other for video outputs), two full-sized USB ports, and a complete set of audio-visual sockets.

Thankfully, HP was able to keep the costs to a minimum. The Pavilion Wave has a starting price of $549 and will be available beginning September 23, while the Elite Slice will retail for $699 when it comes out some time this month.

HP Elite Slice (2)

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Latest LG DualUp monitor has world’s first 16:18 aspect ratio

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LG DualUp Ergo

Another innovation is coming to Singapore as LG has released the LG DualUp Ergo monitor.

The 27.6-inch display sports the world’s first 16:18 aspect ratio format, an expansive screen size that will benefit a wide range of users like designers, video editors, and even just everyday professionals.

The monitor has a Square Double QHD 2,560 x 2,880 resolution Nano IPS display, and is paired with LG’s newest Ergo stand that offers a wider swivel angle and a better adjustability range.

The display is also equipped with an ambient light sensor that adjusts screen brightness according to the surrounding brightness level.

For productivity, the screen has a vertical split view function. It utilizes USB-C connectivity for convenient charging, data transfer, and screen display.

The LG DualUp Ergo monitor is priced at SG$ 999 will be available starting July 1, 2022 through KrisShop, Lazada, Shopee, and the following authorized retailers:

  • Best Denki
  • Challenger
  • COURTS
  • Gain City
  • Harvey Norman
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macOS Ventura: Favorite New Features

Features that will change the way you work!

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Last WWDC 2022, Apple announced not only new Mac hardware, they’re also thrilled with what macOS Ventura has to offer.

Other than the vibrant wallpaper, there are features that will help you be more productive in doing work.

Watch our roundup of macOS Ventura’s Best New Features!

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RAKK launches own ShopeeMall, LazMall stores

Coming this Philippine Independence Day!

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RAKK Mall

Local gaming accessories and peripherals brand RAKK is finally getting their own Lazada and Shopee flagship stores.

RAKK MALL will be available in Shopee Mall and LazMall starting on June 12, 2022 to further boost the brand’s reach and influence.

This means instead of visiting the EASYPC channels, customers may be able to access RAKK’s products like the Pirah Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Talan Wireless Gaming Mouse easier and purchase them directly from their own official stores.

And for the grand launch on Independence Day, the store is celebrating with a week-long promotion offering fans big discounts, payday and flash sales, and giveaways.

The first customer to purchase from the new RAKK MALL official stores shall receive a free gift along with his or her order.

RAKK will also go live on their official Facebook page during the June 12 launch for product releases, giveaways, and information on their upcoming activities, so don’t miss out.

RAKK Gears launched in 2015, offering gamers a local, affordable alternative for a wide range of gaming products like gaming mice, keyboards, mousepads, and more.

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