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Latest Huawei MatePad, MateBook 14, E released in S’Pore

For seamless, flexible productivity

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Office professionals will benefit from Huawei’s three new laptops which are all powered by its Harmony OS smart office Super Device system.

The all-purpose HUAWEI MateBook 14, the 2-in-1 HUAWEI MateBook E, and an improved HUAWEI MatePad is now available in Singapore.

And until May 31, 2022, customers will also get special deals for the laptops, including free gift bundles.

MateBook E: Laptop and tablet

Designed for on-the-go productivity, the lightweight and compact MateBook E can be taken anywhere.

Its detachable display can be paired with the Huawei Smart Magnetic Keyboard or M-Pencil for even better note-taking.

The MateBook E’s specs in a nutshell include:

  • 709g weight and 7.99mm thickness
  • 12.6-inch Huawei OLED Real Colour FullView Display
  • Peak brightness of 600 nits and low blue light technology
  • TUV Rheinland Full-Care Eye Care 2.0 certification
  • 11th Gen Intel Core Processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • Up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD

HUAWEI MatePad: PC-like experience

Meanwhile, the MatePad is ideal for heavy users who need to be on their device for long periods, with the following features:

  • 10.4-inch 2K FullView Display
  • Comes with professional tuning by Harman Kardon plus huge speakers
  • Battery capacity of 7,250mAh and 22.5W Huawei SuperCharge
  • Up to 28 days on standby
  • Up to 12 hours of continuous 1080p HD video playback

Additionally, Huawei users in Singapore may also enjoy special deals, such us:

  • 1 month of Huawei Video plus VIP and 2 Huawei Video Movie Pass (worth SG$ 10.80)
  • 3 Months of Huawei Music Premium (worth SG$ 29.70)
  • Huawei Book credits worth US$ 1, equivalent to 130 R-vouchers
  • Free 180 days of VIP membership on Jnotes
  • Free 3 months of VIP membership on Touchnotes

HUAWEI MateBook 14: All-purpose

The latest ultra-portable notebook to join the MateBook line-up, MateBook 14 provides the users the best performance for whatever productivity need.

Like the first two devices, the MateBook 14 comes with reliable features, including a 14-inch 2K FullView Display, 11th Gen Intel Core Processor, 16GB RAM, and more.

Pricing, availability, promotions

The three devices will be available at all Huawei authorized stores, official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, and the following selected retailers:

  • Best Denki
  • COURTS
  • Challenger
  • Gain City
  • Sprint-Cass
  • Metapod online store

The MateBook E will be available exclusively via Challenger at selected outlets islandwide.

An additional one-year complimentary Microsoft Office 365 subscription (worth SG$ 108) is also included.

For the retail prices and free gift bundle inclusions, check the table below.

Product (Color) Price Promo bundle
HUAWEI MateBook 14 (Space Grey)

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1130G7 processor
  • 16GB + 512 GB
SG$ 1,398 (from 1,498) Free gifts worth SG$ 371:

  • Huawei backpack
  • Huawei FreeLace
  • Bluetooth mouse
  • USB flash drive
  • 1-year extended warranty
HUAWEI MateBook E

(Nebula Grey)

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1130G7 processor
  • 16GB + 512 GB
SG$ 1,998 Free gifts worth SG$ 496:

  • Smart Magnetic Keyboard (12.6 inches)
  • M-Pencil (2nd Gen)
HUAWEI MatePad
(Matte Grey)

  • 128 GB
Wi-Fi version: SG$ 448

LTE version: SG$ 548

Free gifts worth SG$ 326:

  • Huawei Smart Magnetic Keyboard (10.4 inches)
  • Huawei M-Pencil (2nd Gen)

 

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Dell launches new Inspiron laptops in Singapore

Inspiron 16 Plus, 14, 16, and 14 2-in-1

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Dell Inspiron

Dell is launching four new Inspiron laptops to cater to professionals needing powerful devices for more flexibility at work.

They are the Inspiron 16 Plus, Inspiron 14, Inspiron 16, and Inspiron 14 2-in-1, which are equipped with the latest processors, graphic cards, and thermal solutions.

All four are either powered by up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors plus options for NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards – on top of a wide-range of features to benefit their users.

They will be available in both physical stores and online in Singapore, starting at SG$ 1,099.

Inspiron 16 Plus

Headlining the new batch of laptops is the Inspiron 16 Plus that is made specifically for creators.

It comes with either an 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H or i7-12700H processor plus up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics.

It can support up to 64GB of DDR5 4800MHz memory for faster multi-tasking and up to 2TB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

The laptop’s up to 3K display comes with an immersive 16:10 aspect ratio, complemented by quad speakers for an even better audio experience powered by Dolby’s Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies.

Inspiron 14 and 16

Not far behind the Inspiron 16 Plus are the Inspiron 14 and 16, which have similar specs and features.

They come with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P or AMD Ryzen 7 5825U (with Radeon graphics) processor.

There’s an optional WiFi 6E for both, to connect you even faster. You may also opt for the NVIDIA discrete graphics for boosted visuals.

The laptops also come with ExpressCharge that can power the device up to 80 percent in just an hour.

When it comes to memory and storage, the Inspiron 14 and 16 can support up to 32GB DDR4 memory and 1TB SSD storage.

Inspiron 14 2-in-1

Lastly, for those looking for a touchscreen laptop, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 offers versatility on the go. 

It has a 1920 x 1200 FHD+ display which likewise has a 16:10 aspect ratio. There are four different modes to this device, and its lid-open sensor lets you turn on the laptop in a snap.

Like the three other Inspiron laptops, the 14 2-in-1 has the ExpressCharge feature, large memory and storage capacities, and the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processor and option for an NVIDIA GeForce MX graphic card.

Pricing, availability

Check the table for the corresponding prices of the four new Dell Inspiron laptops.

Laptop Color Starting price
Inspiron 16 Plus Dark Green SG$ 1,999
Inspiron 14 (AMD) Platinum Silver SG$ 1,099
Inspiron 14 (Intel) SG$ 1,199
Inspiron 16 SG$ 1,299
Inspiron 14 2-in-1 SG$ 1,399

 

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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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Lenovo Yoga 9i: Luxe entertainment notebook

Is this the best entertainment notebook so far?

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Lenovo Yoga 9i

Laptops aren’t made for work alone. Nowadays, these portable machines allow us to pursue what we want in life.

For the most part, most people just want to relax in their bed, watching films on their notebooks. But not all laptops are made equal, and some of them don’t bring an exquisite experience when it comes to entertainment.

The exception? The Lenovo Yoga 9i.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

Coated in champagne-like luxury

The Lenovo Yoga 9i carries its lineup’s signature design — a versatile 360-degree form factor.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

With the oatmeal colorway, the machine looks like it’s painted in champagne giving that luxe, polished vibe with its new Comfort Edge design with rounded and smooth edges. It speaks premium in the way it was finished.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

Despite being light and thin, the Yoga 9i didn’t forsake ports. On the left, you can find a USB-A port and two (2) Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

On the right, there’s an extra Type-C port situated between a 3.5mm audio jack and the power button.

Convenient functions designed for you

Lenovo Yoga 9i

The way the Yoga 9i was designed, it was meant to make the user experience convenient. The space’s bigger with its edge-to-edge keyboard and larger trackpad.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

One-click function keys are put in place to make the experience seamless and smooth. And with Windows 11, you can bring balance to your device. Organize windows, optimize screen space, and maximize your productivity with just a snap.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

It has a Full-HD IR camera supported by Lenovo’s AI Engine+ that lets the user enhance camera effects to improve personal appearance, as well as to detect the presence so the face is easily recognized.

There’s also full control when it comes to privacy and security. With the TrueBlock privacy shutter, you can cover the webcam lens directly by sliding the tab to the left.

An exquisite portable cinema

The Yoga 9i prides itself on having a PureSight OLED touchscreen. The display delivers vibrant imagery that lets you enjoy a cinematic appeal even when watching on a laptop.

It also supports Dolby Vision, making films such as Don’t Look Up look fantastic when played on the screen.

Lay it flat

With a rotating soundbar hinge, you can lay the Yoga 9i flat on a surface.

Lenovo Yoga 9i

It’s an ideal form factor when presenting or sharing your screen with anyone, without having to move your laptop all the time.

That familiar, rotating soundbar

Lenovo Yoga 9i

The Yoga lineup is prominently known for its rotating hinge, but this time around, Lenovo revamped it. The Yoga 9i carries the world’s first Bowers & Wilkins rotating soundbar, with quad speakers and Dolby Atmos.

Since its speakers face outwards, no matter what form factor you choose — the sound is always clear and immersive.

Tent or tablet?

For an enveloping experience, the tent mode lets the tablet stand on its own while giving you uninterrupted playback.

But if Tent mode isn’t your thing, you can fold the laptop and turn it into a tablet. There’s a stylus for simpler navigation, and its lightweight design makes it easy for you to carry the device.

An exquisite performance

The Lenovo Yoga 9i, despite having a thin and light design, delivers when it comes to performance. With an Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, Windows 11, a 16GB DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB SSD, you can ensure seamless everyday use.

It also lasts up to 14 hours — enough to do a full shift at work and a few hours for leisure.

Is the Lenovo Yoga 9i your GadgetMatch?

Lenovo Yoga 9i

The Lenovo Yoga 9i delivers what you expect out of a premium, versatile notebook. It performs whether you use it as a regular laptop, in tent mode, or as a tablet.

It provides average performance for everyday users, but when it comes to entertainment experience — it’s gold-class. Combine the vivid, exquisite display together with its immersive and impressive sound quality, along with its convertible form factor and you’ll get a one-of-a-kind entertainment machine.

The Lenovo Yoga 9i retails for PhP 109,999.


Experience the latest generation of Yoga devices powered by 12th Generation Intel Core processors and Windows 11. Get it from Yoga Stores at SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia or at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and authorized resellers nationwide. Follow Legion Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Lenovo Philippines.

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