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PlayStation 4 bundles discounted right before the New Year

Play all day!

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Feeling envious over your friends who are catching up on all the gaming they missed this year? Sony’s got your back with its Epic Countdown to 2020 promo.

From now until January 1, 2020, PlayStation Authorized Dealers all over the Philippines will have discounted PS4 bundles. Discounts go up as high as PhP 6,000.

PS4 Pro God of War or The Last of Us Remastered Bundle [PhP 18,990]

Two of the most acclaimed titles on the PS4’s catalogue, both God of War and The Last of Us earned Game of the Year accolades. If you missed out on playing either titles, now’s your chance to get one. This bundle includes one PS4 Pro, two DualShock 4 controllers, and the two aforementioned games.

PS4 Party Bundle Pack [PhP 13,990]

If you’re in the mood for some multiplayer partying, you may opt for this bundle instead. Included are a PS4, two DualShock 4 controllers, along with NBA 2K20 and dungeon crawler ReadySet Heroes.

Take any of these bundles and enjoy the rest of what PlayStation 4 has to offer. Make sure you cop at least one of these titles.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Crowned the 2019 Game of the Year, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has plenty of From software’s trademark challenging gameplay. Get your katana ready and slay demons that get in your way.

Death Stranding

This is renowned Game Director Hideo Kojima’s first outing ever since his divorce from Konami. Reactions and reviews have been mixed, but you can’t go wrong with a Kojima game, right?

Days Gone

Just before its release, a lot of people dismissed this as another “zombie” game, but those who gave it a chance quickly realized there’s more to it than that. But if you are in the mood to gun down the undead-ish, then there’s plenty of that here as well.

Concrete Genie

Concrete Genie starts off as a creative endeavor for the player. Take the player’s paintbrush and let your imagination handle the rest. What happens after? Well, you’re gonna have to play to find out.

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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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Samsung made a half-remote, half-spatula

For your smart barbecuing needs

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Have you ever wanted to switch channels or streaming apps while you’re barbecuing in your backyard? It’s an odd thought, but one that actually crossed Samsung‘s mind with their half-remote, half-spatula contraption.

They’re calling it, unsurprisingly, the “Remotula.” But you can’t get it just anywhere.

The Remotula is part of Samsung’s Big Screen & BBQ Giveaway. At stake are the following:

  • 55” Samsung Terrace outdoor TV
  • weber Spirit E-130 gas grill
  • Samsung Remotula

Now that’s a hell of a package!

The giveaway runs through July 12.Five lucky winners will be notified shortly thereafter. To enter, those interested need only enter their basic contact information at the microsite.

It’s a pretty sweet deal that you should totally take advantage of. Plus, you get the the bragging rights of being one of the few owners of Samsung’s half-remote, half-spatula thing.

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BTS Edition Samsung Galaxy S20+ gets second batch of pre-order

Due to insistent public demand

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ARMYs quickly snapped up the first round of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition with the company reporting that the phone sold out in an hour. As such, Samsung is opening a second batch of pre-orders.

The second batch of units for pre-order will be on Wednesday, July 1 at 10AM, through Samsung’s official online store.

The Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition features a Purple exterior with the group’s logo found on the backside of the device. It also has a pre-installed BTS-inspired theme, icons, collectibles, and more.

The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition will also be launched in the country soon bringing the fans even closer to the band’s music, not just through the device’s design, but through its superb sound quality.

The special BTS edition package will also include stickers and 7 collectible photo cards featuring the members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS edition retails at PhP 57,990 (US$ 1156) and as a pre-order offer, every purchase comes with a 50 percent discount on the BTS Edition Galaxy Buds+ which will retail for PhP 8,990 (US$ 179). They will also be entitled to a PhP 4,000 eStore voucher* (S20YOURGALAXY) which can be used upon check out.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series

The new flagship S series — while having top-of-the-line numbers in terms of specs — wants you to focus more on the experiences it will provide.

For instance, the new zoom capabilities on the main telephoto cameras are noteworthy. Samsung is calling the feature Space Zoom with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ capable of up to 3X lossless zoom and up to 30X hybrid zoom. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 Ultra can handle up to 10X lossless zoom and a whopping 100X hybrid zoom.

Features and specs will mostly be the same as everywhere else in the world. We get the usual sensors and security features like the Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor and Face Recognition. The phones also have an IP68 rating making them dust and water resistant.

For more, here are the specs.

Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display 6.2″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz 6.7″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz 6.9″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz
Processor Exynos 990 Exynos 990 Exynos 990
Storage and Memory
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • 512GB +12GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
  • 128GB + 12GB
  • 512GB +16GB
  • Expandable via MicroSD up to 1TB
Battery
  • 4000mAh
  • 25W charging
  • 4500mAh
  • 25W charging
  • 5000mAh
  • 45W charging (45W charger sold separately)
Cameras (Rear)
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 12MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 64MP, F2.0 Telephoto
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 12MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 64MP, F2.0 Telephoto
  • Depth Vision
  • 12MP, F2.2 Ultra Wide
  • 108MP, F1.8 Wide-Angle
  • 48MP, F3.5 Telephoto
  • Depth Vision
 

Camera (Selfie)

10MP, F2.2 10MP, F2.2 40MP, F2.2

SEE ALSO:
Which Samsung Galaxy S20 is your GadgetMatch?
Samsung Galaxy S20 review: 3 months later
Samsung Galaxy S20 Hands-On
BLACKPINK’s Jennie showed off a Red Samsung Galaxy S20+

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