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Huawei MateBook D14, 13 arrive in the Philippines

More work and learn from home options

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Huawei’s a big player in the smartphone scene, but the company’s ambitions go way beyond the computer we hold in our hands and carry with us every day. After accessories to accompany the phone, Huawei also wants you to work using their laptops — the Huawei MateBook series.

Introduced in the Philippines are two new options — the more affordable MateBook D14 and the more advanced MateBook 13.

MateBook D14

Huawei’s Matebook Series have a followed a single, clean design language and the same is true even on their more entry-level and midrange offerings. Such is the case for the MateBook D14.

This is an ultra-slim laptop that features a near-bezel less 14-inch 16:9 IPS FULL HD display with a maximum opening angle of 178 degrees. It’s also been TÜV Rheinland certified for low blue light emission.

Inside, it’s powered by a 12nm AMD Ryzen 5 3500U mobile processor with an AMD Radeon Vega 8 for graphics processing support.

For cooling, the laptop includes a new version of the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fan. The new s-shaped fan blades optimizes air flow dynamically for improved cooling and laptop performance. In terms of battery life, a 56Wh (Rating value) high capacity battery supports up to 9.5 hours of continuous local 1080p video playback on a single charge.

A portable, multi-purpose 65W USB-C charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable is included in the box. It supports all Huawei smartphones and tablets that are equipped with a USB-C port.

MateBook 13

The MateBook 13 is the Huawei’s notebook powered for professionals. Huawei packed some of the best stuff in this sleek notebook.

Inside is a 10th Generation Intel Core processor, 16 GB RAM, and adding supports for 2K HUAWEI FullView Display with Multi-touch and Multi-screen Collaboration.

That FullView display has an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio with side bezels measuring at 4.4mm. It also has a 3:2 screen aspect ratio. The MateBook 13 features a 2K display (2160×1440 at 200ppi) with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and supports 100 percent of the RGB color gamut.

It also has a high-speed PCIe SSD and packs up to NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 with 2GB of GDDR5. This GPU provides all the graphics processing power to support image and video editing tasks, as well as entertainment experiences.

Like the MateBook D14, it’s also equipped with the Huawei Shark Fin Design 2.0 for better cooling and performance. You also got the Huawei Share feature that lets you sync and control your compatible Huawei or Honor phone right from the notebook.

Pricing and availability

The MateBook D14 will be available on June 29 and comes in two AMD variants — the Ryzen 5 (PhP 39,990) and the Ryzen 7 (PhP 42,990).

Huawei is offering a special, D14-only early bird bundle from June 29 to July 3. It includes a pair of Huawei Freelace earbuds, a Huawei Bluetooth Mouse and a dedicated backpack (worth PhP 6,270 combined).

Customers who purchase the D14 or the D15 (PhP 37,990) from July 4 to 31 still get a Huawei backpack (worth Php 1,390) as a special freebie.

The MateBook 13 is on sale starting July 4. The Intel Core i5 model will retail for PhP 65,990 while the Core i7 will cost PhP 72,990. It also comes with a free laptop sleeve and Huawei backpack from July 4 – 31, 2020.

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What it’s like to use the ZenBook Pro 15 OLED, according to creative professionals

The laptop of tomorrow is the laptop for the pros

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ASUS has just launched the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED in the Philippines. The laptop of tomorrow now comes with an evolved ScreenPad Plus and a new hinge design, improving the ergonomics and brightness levels that elevate the touchscreen experience.

The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is equipped with a powerful Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics. It also sports a Pantone-validated 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED HDR main display.

Laptop for the Pros

Meant for creative professionals, ASUS brings out real Pros in different industries to share their experience using an avant-garde laptop.

For Jason Magbanua, renowned wedding videographer and visual storyteller, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo OLED 15 works as fast as he thinks. It’s a “machine that keeps up with his creativity.”

After all, the laptop sports 32GB of memory and 1TB SSD storage, speeding up your process while keeping it smooth.

Streamlining your work

YouTube sensation and Architect Oliver Austria remembers one of his favorite quotes: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

To Austria, having a professional laptop means he can be ready for any opportunity that comes his way since the laptop allows him to streamline his workflow and create quality video content.

Especially the ScreenPad Plus, featuring a brand-new Control Center UI. Creative pros can now customize and minimize their screen according to their preferences and enable intuitive interactions between the two displays for an efficient workflow.

Moreover, the machine has a unique feature of Adobe Control Center suitable for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Lightroom Classic.

The right gear can enhance your experience

As most artists find themselves sitting in front of their machines for a long time, sometimes the right gear is something that lets them multi-task without worry.

While the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED prides itself on having top-of-the-line hardware, its ergonomic design and experience are its ultimate edge.

For instance, the tilting ScreenPad plus lifts up to 9.5 degrees, and slightly raises the back of the laptop, which results in an improved airflow by 36 percent more. It simply avoids overheating even when used for longer hours.

This is why Graphic Designer and Illustrator AJ Dimarucot reiterated how one of the most important aspects of his career is using the right tools. Dimarucot, known for working on experiential, digital, and integrated campaigns for global brands, stated how finding the right gear can change the way you work.

Get full creative freedom

For other creative pros, color accuracy is one thing they consider before buying a laptop. Luckily, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED produces true-to-life professional-grade colors and supports 3840×2160 resolution. Its 4K OLED screen is stunningly embraced whether for content creation or media consumption.

Landscape, Travel, and Architectural photographer Nicco Valenzuela shared how the laptop of tomorrow aids him in improving his workflow and post-processing stage.

“When a creative pursues a brilliant idea, their tools must work in harmony with their technical and creative skills. The [Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED] breaks down these barriers for me and gives me full creative freedom and efficiency in my workflow,” said Valenzuela.

Price and availability

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is available in a Celestial Blue colorway. The 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor variant is priced at PhP 199,995. There’s also an Intel Core i7 processor variant that retails for PhP 169,995.

Interested customers can now purchase the laptop of tomorrow on select ASUS’ official stores and authorized multi-brand stores nationwide.

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Lenovo launches IdeaPad Slim 3i and Slim 5i Pro

Equipped with the hardware to take you to the next level

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IdeaPad Slim 3i

Lenovo designed their IdeaPad lineup of laptops to best suit the working professional. With each year, the company adds something new to the mix to cater to a wide range of needs. Now, as we continue our work-from-home setup, they’re releasing two new laptops with significant upgrades to boost performance for all your tasks. Introducing: the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i Pro.

 IdeaPad Slim 3i

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i in Almond Sand

While not necessarily a new laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i comes with hardware upgrades for heavier workload. For starters, the new laptop will come an 11th-gen Intel Core processor and an NVIDIA discrete GPU inside. Along with up to 16GB of RAM, the laptop becomes an ideal option for work-related tasks and a bit of gaming or graphics work.

Meanwhile, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i Pro comes with the same set of hardware and some key changes. Apart from the CPU and RAM, the IdeaPad Slim 5i Pro also comes with a 2K, 16:10 display with up to a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, you have an option to get this device with an NVIDIA RTX 3050 for a big gaming performance boost. In essence, the IdeaPad Slim 5i Pro serves an all-around device for the professionals and casual gamers alike.

These two laptops are now available in Lenovo stores and online retailers. For their SRPs, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i starts at PhP 39,995, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i Pro starts at PhP 59,995.

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Huawei MateBook D 15 Core i3 now available in the Philippines

Comes with freebies worth PhP 5,279 for a limited time only!

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MateBook D 15 2021

After the release of the MateBook Family 2021 laptops, Huawei Philippines came up with another device. Introducing the Huawei MateBook D 15 2021 Core 1.3 ,a 15.6-inch ultra-slim laptop. Equipped with Huawei’s FullView display and the 10th generation Intel Core processor, this slim laptop packs a punch. A metallic body to seal the insides with a thickness of only 16.9 mm, the new MateBook is a product you might want to take a look at!

Opening the laptop, you will immediately see the 1920×1080 pixels, IPS anti-glare, and 250 nits screen. This MateBook has a screen-to-body ratio of 87 percent and a viewing angle of 178 degrees as well. Additionally, the top of the keyboard houses the 1mp recessed camera. To top it all off, Huawei Share is also supported by this variant making multitasking easier for the users. Simply connect your phone to the laptop vis Huawei Share and you’ll be ready to go.

Another favorite feature of the laptop is the fingerprint power button, Huawei claims to be the first to do it. The new recessed camera allows Huawei to have more space to achieve the 87 percent screen-to-body ratio. The MateBook D 15 2021 also has a smart assistant and a 4K video playback for the best experience.

Price and Availability

The MateBook D 15 2021 is priced at PhP 31,999, it comes with the Mystic Silver color. There will be exclusive bundles available for the new MateBook.

Buy MateBook D 15 2021 online via the Huawei Store, Shopee, or Lazada starting on June 6 until July 17, 2021, and you will get a free Huawei Band 4 worth PhP 1,890, Huawei Backpack worth PhP 1,890, and a Huawei Bluetooth Speaker worth PhP 1,499.

Starting from June 11 until 17, 2021, you can preorder MateBook D 15 2021 at the nearest Huawei experience stores and take home a free Huawei Band 4 worth PhP 1,890, Huawei Backpack worth PhP 1,890, and an Entertainment Gift Package worth PhP 2,099.

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