Last October, Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3. Worldwide release soon followed in November. Now, it’s Singapore’s turn to receive these devices as Microsoft is bringing them in the country.
Surface Pro 7
Here are the prices of the different Surface Pro 7 variants:
- Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM — SG$ 1,388 (Platinum)
- Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM — SG$ 1,788 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Core i7, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG$ 2,188 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG$ 2,688 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG$ 3,288 (Platinum)
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 comes with a 12.3-inch IPS display. Powering the device is a 10th-gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics for performance boost. It looks exactly like the Surface Pro 6, and the only thing differentiating them is an USB-C port which replaced the DisplayPort.
Surface Laptop 3
Along with the Surface Pro 7, Microsoft also launched the Surface Laptop 3. This year, they are releasing a bigger 15-inch variant, which is a first for the Surface Laptop line. This variant will come to Singapore along with the traditional 13.5-inch variant.
The variants and the prices are as follows:
- Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM — SG$ 1,488 (Platinum)
- Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM — SG$ 1,888 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Core i7, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG$ 2,288 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG$ 2,888 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Ryzen 5 3580U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM — SG$ 2,188 (Platinum and Matte Black)
- Ryzen 5 3580U, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM — SG $2,488 (Platinum and Matte Black)
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 comes with an Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics or an AMD Ryzen processors with Vega graphics. Design-wise, it is the only Surface device in a traditional laptop form factor. Like the Surface Pro 7, it also did away with the DisplayPort in favor of USB-C.
Buyers of Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 may want accessories to go with their newly purchased devices. Microsoft has them covered with the following peripherals:
- Surface Arc Mouse — SG$ 118
- Surface Pen — SG$ 148
- Signature Type Cover for Surface Pro 7 — SG$ 249
They come in a variety of colors including Ice Blue, Poppy Red, Black and Platinum.
Surface devices and accessories are available at Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, EpiCentre @ ION Orchard, Harvey Norman, and Lazada. Business customers can avail the device at AsiaPac, JK Technology, and UIC. Alternatively, consumers can head to Microsoft’s store to buy the device.
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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
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.
Lenovo launches IdeaPad Slim 3i and Slim 5i Pro
Equipped with the hardware to take you to the next level
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.
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.
Huawei MateBook D 15 Core i3 now available in the Philippines
Comes with freebies worth PhP 5,279 for a limited time only!
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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