Samsung Galaxy Book Pro series now official

Samsung’s best notebooks to date



Galaxy Book Pro

Samsung and its ever expanding Galaxy of devices are adding the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 to their portfolio.

This pair of notebooks holds features that make it seamless for Samsung Galaxy users to use their Galaxy smartphones and other Galaxy devices in tandem with each other.

A connected Galaxy

This connected Galaxy is possible thanks to Samsung’s close collaboration with Microsoft. This enables quick share and quick connect features also available in other notebooks. It’s made even more seamless among Galaxy devices.

Second screen lets users expand their display to a Galaxy tablet. Meanwhile, features like Link to Windows and Microsoft Your Phone lets users take calls, check notifications, access photos, messages, and run up to five apps on from their phone to their desktop. That’s about as close an integration as it’s going to get.

Galaxy Book Pro

This is similar to the Huawei Share feature which took inspiration from and leveled up the iOS to MacOS connection. Speaking of such features, there’s also Quick Share which mimics AirDrop and works as the name suggests. Quickly share files by dragging and dropping them from one device to another. You also have Samsung Notes which syncs all your notes across different Galaxy devices.

It doesn’t stop there. With Easy bluetooth connection, accessories like the Galaxy Buds Pro will also instantly pair with the Galaxy Book Pro series notebooks. It can also act as your Smart Home hub as SmartThings is integrated within the notebooks. This means you can control smart lights and appliances directly on the notebook. SmartThings Find will also work which will help you locate any connected Galaxy device should you happen to misplace it.

Built for modern, mobile needs

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro series is also part of the whole Intel EVO program. This means it’s a laptop specifically built with the user in mind. It enables overall enhanced performance along with quality of life features like quick to wake, Windows Hello, and many more.

Speaking of mobile, these notebooks won’t break your back as you carry them around. The Galaxy Book Pro weighs at just 0.87kg while only being 11.2mm thin. Meanwhile, the heaviest Galaxy Book Pro 360 tips the scales at just 1.39kg.

Galaxy Book Pro

You can also choose to connect either via Wi-Fi as it is equipped with Wi-Fi 6, or rely on LTE or 5G should there be no Wi-Fi connection immediately available.

Naturally, these notebooks are powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors along with Intel Iris XE Graphics. This ensures the best level of Intel performance available today.

Video calling, creative needs

It also comes packed with Studio Mode. This lets you enjoy video call environments that help you look as you prefer wherever you are. Its built-in Intelligent Noise Cancelling, should only help bring audio clarity to the video conferencing reality we now all face.

If you’re feeling a little more creative, you can use the Screen Recorder and Samsung Studio Plus. These features aid in video production. They let you record yourself and your screen for quick tutorial videos that you can polish with built-in video editing tools.

Galaxy Book Pro

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 takes creativity even further with the inclusion of an S Pen that’s 2.5x thicker than the usual. This means it feels more like a pen so whether you’re jotting down notes or making art with the pre-installed Clip Studio Paint app, you should have no trouble using the S Pen.

Price and availability

Both the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are available for pre-order starting April 28 and will be available for purchase starting May 14.

Consumers who pre-order between April 28 and May 13 are eligible for the following deals:

  • Future credit if ordered through Amazon (US$ 150)
  • Gift certificate through Best Buy (US$ 150)
  • US$150 eCertificate or free Galaxy Buds Pro through and Samsung Experience

Consumers who purchase Galaxy Book Pro at launch, between May 14 and May 30, are eligible for US$100 in future credit through Amazon, Best Buy, or, from wherever the purchase was made.

The Galaxy Book Pro which comes in Mystic Blue and Mystic Silver starts at US$ 999.99 for the 13″ model and US$ 1,099.99 for the 15″ model.

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 which comes in Mystic Navy and Mystic Bronze starts at US$ 1,199.99 for the 13″ model and US$ 1,299.99 for the 15″ model.


Lenovo unveils new IdeaPad Chromebooks, L15 Mobile Monitor

Build that mobile workstation for school or work




Creating your own mobile workstation for school or work isn’t as simple as most people make it out to be. For the most part, it requires sets of devices that are compatible with each other in the long run. Now, Lenovo plans to basically challenge with their own set of mobile devices to get you started. Enter the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook and the Lenovo L15 Mobile Monitor.

Some brand new Chromebooks for work

For the laptop department, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook provides several key features that fit a mobile workstation. For starters, an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM provides suitable performance for this 2-in-1 laptop. Also, it comes with 512GB of SSD storage, which is quite ample for all your software and documents. In essence, it’s the ideal device to bring with you to work, or set down on the table for school.

Another nifty feature unique to the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook is its 720p webcam for video conferencing. This is particularly useful if you’re not keen on spending a bit more for a dedicated webcam for your laptop. Finally, the IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook sports 10 hours worth of battery life, which is decent for work.

Apart from this laptop, Lenovo also announced the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook. This device comes with hardware similar to the IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook, just without the webcam. Also, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook is a standard laptop with a 14-inch IPS non-touch display.

 Your next, mobile 2nd screen

For most of you, a mobile workstation isn’t complete without a 2nd display to work on. Of course, the obvious benefit to having a 2nd display is an extended workspace, particularly for multitasking purposes. This is where the Lenovo L15 Mobile Monitor comes in with its 15.6-inch IPS, anti-glare display. Also, you can connect either your laptop or your smartphone to this mobile monitor for an extended viewing experience.

In terms of setting it up, it’s as simple as connecting the USB Type-C cable to supported devices. If workstation space is an issue, you can orient the monitor however you wish thanks to its adjustable foot. Also, it’s quite light and easy to carry around, making it the ideal on-the-go 2nd display option.

Prices and availability for these devices are as follows:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook (July 2021), IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook (June 2021); both starting at EUR 399
  • Lenovo L15 Mobile Monitor (September 2021, starts at EUR 229)
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ASUS releases the ROG Zephyrus S17, M16

ASUS adds three new gaming laptops for gamers and creators alike.



ASUS Republic of Gamers Philippines (ROG) released brand new gaming laptops equipped with the latest Intel 11th Generation CPUs. Lead by the award-winning ROG Zephyrus series, together with the crowd favorite TUF Gaming family. Released in their latest event, the ROG: Unleash the Legend Inside Digital Launch. With this, ASUS finally completes ROG’s roster of gaming laptop products this 2021.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17

Starting off with their newest lineup we have the ROG Zephyrus S17!

ASUS tweaked its gaming experience with its Rising Optical Mechanical Keyboard design, adding a 5-degree tilt to improve airflow by 25 percent. Having provided optimized typing comfort, this assures its user’s full control of any modification. They implemented ROG’s AAS Plus technology, together with the ROG Intelligent Cooling feature. Also with a new redesigned Arc Flow fans create a quiet and efficient airflow system. Having said this, it favors the Zephyrus S17’s thermal capacity. It maximizes cooling and performance for the laptop’s build.

Geared with up to the latest Intel Core i9 11th Gen CPU, paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, the Zephyrus S17 delivers top performance to provide users the best experience in gaming and other heavy-duty tasks. With up to 32GB RAM and 3TB SSD storage, the Zephyrus S17 maximizes its hardware to perform at a high level. The laptop also has display options of 4K UHD, 120Hz refresh rate, or WQHD 165Hz. The Zephyrus S17 caters to both gamers and creators alike.

ROG Zephyrus M16

The latest addition to the Zephyrus M line, the ROG Zephyrus M16 arrives with the newest specifications, but also a renewed design. Designed within its prism aesthetics is a 16-inch screen display in WQHD resolution with 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and an Adaptive-Sync. Users can enjoy the 16:10 aspect with a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio. Having this said, it elevates their gaming experience to another level. Artists can also expect top-grade visuals with Pantone Validated colors across 100% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut, supported by Dolby Vision

This gaming laptop can run through any application. The laptop is powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. The Zephyrus M16 brings powerful performance to deliver the best output and deliver it through its beautiful display. With RAM of up to 32GB and SSD storage of up to 2TB, expect quality performance across many applications. With its battery lasting about 10 hours, ROG produced the immersive experience in its thin-and-light form factor. Made possible thanks to its 90W Hour Battery and Thunderbolt 4. 


The TUF Gaming series has been known for its gaming performance at affordable options. This year, ASUS redesigns the TUF Gaming F17/15 with great value for the latest CPU and GPU specifications. Equipped with the newest Intel Core i7 11th gen CPU, with available options from the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti to RTX 3060 options. With a 144Hz refresh rate screen, users can experience high and stable FPS while playing their favorite games. 

New variants of the TUF Dash F15 are available. Now also equipped with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.

Price and Availability

The ROG Zephyrus line will be available in-stores starting 3rd quarter. In August 2021, the Zephyrus S17 will be coming with the following items: ROG Ranger Backpack, ROG Delta Headset, ROG Chakram Core Gaming Mouse, a Type-C PD Adapter, and a pre-installed Windows Office Home & Student 2019. The price starts at PhP 184,995. 

By the end of July 2021, the Zephyrus M16 will be arriving and comes with the ROG Backpack, ROG Delta Headset, ROG Chakram Core Gaming Mouse, a Type-C PD Adapter, and a pre-installed Windows Office Home & Student 2019. The price starts at PhP 129,995. 

The TUF Gaming F17/15 and the TUF Dash F15 with Intel 11th gen CPUs and RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs are already available in the market since June 2021. Both lines are available with the new design of the TUF Gaming backpacks. Price starts at PhP 54,995 

ASUS advised that coordination with your preferred store is convenient when ordering or reserving products.

To view the full price list click the link here.


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Huawei MateBook D 15 10th Gen: Price and availability in Singapore

The base MateBook for everyone



MateBook D 15

The Huawei MateBook D 15 is a 15.6-inch ultra-slim laptop with FullView display and the 10th generation Intel Core processor is now in Singapore.

The 15-inch displayis 1920×1080 pixels, has IPS anti-glare, with 250 nits of brightness. 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. The staple recessed camera allows Huawei to have more space to achieve the 87 percent screen-to-body ratio. The MateBook D 15 10th Gen Core i3 also has a smart assistant and a 4K video playback for the best experience.

Charging is also easy with its 65W USB Type C charger. Something you’ll only need towards the end of the day as this is made to last a work day.

Price and availability

The Huawei MateBook D 15 10th Gen Core i3 retails for SG$ 748.

It’s available at a launch offer of SG$ 698 on Shopee. This is possible by purchasing a SG$ 50 voucher for SG$1 from June 18-25 on the Shopee app. The SG$ 50 voucher can be applied upon checkout between June 26-30.

Customers may also purchase the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 from Lazada starting July 1.

Every purchase of the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 from the official online stores in Shopee and Lazada will entitle customers to a gift bundle worth SG$ 136 which includes a Huawei Bluetooth mouse and backpack, while stocks last.

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