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Microsoft & Intel Joint Campaign - Find Your New PC Love

Microsoft & Intel PC Campaign – Find Your New PC Love

Kuala Lumpur, 8 December 2016Microsoft Malaysia and Intel’s joint campaign, Find Your New PC Love continues to bring new offers to help Malaysians find their ideal modern PC, powered by Windows 10 and Intel Core Processors. The PC campaign caters to the varied tastes and preferences of the modern PC user by offering a range of premium devices including innovative new 2 in 1 models.

 

Microsoft & Intel PC Campaign – Find Your New PC Love

“As we get close to the end of the year, we want to ensure that our users can avail the best deals to add cheer to their festive season. The campaign offers a perfect opportunity for all PC users to experience the latest gadgets,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft Malaysia. He added, “These devices offer a chance for users to embrace the full personal computing experience that comes with Windows 10.”

The campaign provides users varied options – whether it’s devices made for mobility, speed, touch or affordability. These modern and versatile devices include the ASUS ZenBook UX360, Acer Switch Alpha 12, Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, and the Lenovo Miix 510.

Those looking to get their hands on these devices should take advantage of these exclusive promotions, which run until 31 December 2016:

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  • Dell – Obtain 3-X points from the Mad-X reward programme for every purchase of a XPS laptop and 2-in-1, which entitles buyers to redeem up to three prizes from a wide selection of gifts.
  • Acer – Secure your PC with McAfee Internet Security worth RM299. Additionally,
    • For products below RM 2500, AEW (Acer Extended Warranty) 1 worth RM RM198 will be up for grabs
    • For products above RM2500, AEW 2 worth RM298 will be up for grabs
  • Lenovo – Get a shopping voucher with RM 200 with the purchase of Lenovo Miix 510 i5
    Buyers of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 can avail RM 800 off on Core M & Core i5 models from 12- 14 December.

For those looking to purchase the devices online, Lazada is also offering an additional voucher worth RM300 with any purchase of Microsoft Surface as a one-time offer on 12 December, in conjunction with its Online Revolution Campaign, happening until 14th December 2016. Additional offers are also applicable to the selected models highlighted in the Find Your New PC Love campaign

 

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The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review Rev. 2.0

ASRock is a relatively new motherboard manufacturer, and it shows in their designs. They are more willing to come up with edgier designs, with a particular emphasis on marketing-friendly features. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their Intel Z170-based motherboards – the ASRock Z170 Extreme4.

Updated @ 2016-05-03 : Updated the review with additional information, particularly with regards to its PCI Express and SATA Express ports.

 

ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Specifications

SpecificationsASRock Z170 Extreme4
ChipsetIntel Z170
CPU Support6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors (Socket 1151)
- Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
- Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPUs
- Supports ASRock BCLK & Hyper BCLK Engine Full-range Overclocking
CPU Power10-phase digital power design
Memory SupportUp to 64 GB of non-ECC, unbuffered DDR4 memory
- Four DDR4 DIMM slots with 15 μ gold-plated contacts (dual-channel)
- Supports up to DDR4-3866+ (OC) with a single memory module
- Supports DDR4-3600 (OC) / DDR4-3200 (OC) / DDR4-2933 (OC) / DDR4-2800 (OC) / DDR4-2400 (OC) / DDR4-2133
- Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operating in non-ECC mode)
- Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
BIOSTwo 128 Mbits AMI UEFI BIOS with multilingual GUI support
- Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
- ACPI 5.0 & SMBIOS 2.7 Compliant
- Supports CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA voltage adjustments
Processor Graphics Support- Supports Intel HD Graphics with up to 1792 MB shared memory
- Built-in DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 output supports triple monitors
- Maximum DVI-D resolution : 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Maximum HDMI resolution : 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
- Maximum DisplayPort resolution : 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Audio SupportASRock Purity Sound 3
- Realtek ALC1150 7.1-channel HD audio codec
- Nichicon Fine Gold series capacitors, 115 dB SND DAC with two Ti NE5532 amplifiers
LAN SupportIntel I219V Gigabit LAN
- Supports Energy-Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports Lightning & ESD Protection
Expansion Slots3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots
- x16 with single card / x8-x8 with two cards / x8-x8-x4 with three cards
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX
- Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI

3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots (Flexible PCIe design)
Storage Ports3 x SATA Express (10 Gb/s) ports with RAID 0/1/5/10 support
- each can be converted into two SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s) ports

1 x Ultra M.2 socket
- Supports Type 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 M.2 modules
- Supports M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen 3 x4
Connectors- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 3 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED
Rear Panel I/O- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 6 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel Z170) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
- HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Hardware Sensors- CPU & chassis temperature sensors and fan tachometers
- Case Open detection
- Voltage monitoring for +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA
Form FactorFull ATX
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7
Certifications- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

 

Unboxing The ASRock Z170 Extreme4

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 comes in a typical motherboard box – a large cardboard box with its key features printed on the underside. Let us show you what’s inside the box in this unboxing video…

Inside, the box is divided into two layers by a simple cardboard insert. Under it is the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard in an anti-static bag with a pink polyethylene anti-static sheet wrapped around it.

When you remove everything, you will find the following items :

Page 2 > The Motherboard, CPU Power & Performance, DDR4 Memory

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The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 is a full ATX-sized motherboard that boasts the following key features :

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  1. ASRock Super Alloy
  2. Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151)
  3. Digi Power, 10 Power Phase design
  4. Supports DDR4 3866+(OC) memory modules
  5. 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
  6. NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  7. Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2
  8. Supports Triple Monitor
  9. 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound 3 & DTS Connect
  10. 3 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  11. 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-C & 1 Type-A), 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear)
  12. Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

We also prepared a special video to show you the key design features of the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard. Enjoy!

 

CPU Power & Performance

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard features a 10-phase power design. This is most likely an 8+2 design, with 8 phases dedicated to the CPU. That ensures a cooler and more efficient power conversion compared to voltage regulator modules (VRM) with fewer phases. Its MOSFETs and inductors are kept cool by large aluminium alloy heatsinks, which helps ensure reliability and longevity of the VRM.

The Z170 Extreme4 uses digital pulse-width modulation (PWM) to control its VRM. The PWM is critical in ensuring a stable power supply. Although high quality (and expensive) analog PWM exists, digital PWM allows for more accurate control of the power frequency and modulation.

ASRock also equipped the Z170 Extreme4 with Nichicon 12K Platinum capacitors, which not only boasts faster response times and lower voltage noise but also a much longer lifespan (12,000 hours @ 105 °C). In general – this motherboard is designed to last.

To support CPU coolers with two fans, or a DIMM cooler, the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 has two CPU fan headers placed at the top of the board, right next to the four DIMM slots. Finally, the Z170 Extreme4 features an external base clock generator, which gives you finer control of the BLCK frequency- in 0.0625 MHz steps. Of course, the utility of such fine control of the BCLK clock is questionable…

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DDR4 Memory Slots

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard has four DDR4 DIMM slots, their contacts gold-plated to protect them against oxidation and corrosion. Even though the Intel Z170 chipset only supports non-ECC memory, these DIMM slots can accept ECC memory modules – with their ECC capability disabled.

The Intel Z170 chipset only supports DDR4 memory up to 2133 MHz in frequency, but the Z170 Extreme4 allows for overclocked memory clock speeds of up to 3600 MHz with selected modules. It even supports 3866 MHz, but only if a single memory module is installed.

Page 3 > PCI Express, Ultra M.2, SATA Ports

 

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PCI Express Slots

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard has 6 PCI Express slots – 3 full-sized PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, and 3 much smaller PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots. The top-most PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (PCIE2) operates at full x16 speed with a single card.

If you have two graphics cards, you will need to install them in PCIE2 and PCIE4 and they will both run at x8 speed. If you install a third graphics cards in the PCIE6 slot, it will only run at x4 speed.

The three PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots are of the flexible design. That basically means an open-ended slot. This allows you to use any PCI Express card in those x1 slots, even x16 cards. The only downside is that they will only run at x1 speed.

 

Ultra M.2 Socket

The Ultra M.2 socket is a unique ASRock feature. The M.2 socket is usually connected to the Z170 chipset using two PCI Express lanes. ASRock has instead connected the M.2 socket directly to the Intel Core processor using four PCI Express lanes. This not only doubles the maximum bandwidth to 32 Gbits/s (4 GB/s), it also reduces the M.2 socket’s latency.

Of course, you will need an M.2 SSD that supports PCIe x4. Even so, PCIe x2 SSDs may benefit slightly from the lower latencies associated with the Ultra M.2 socket being directly connected to the CPU, bypassing the Z170 chipset.

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SATA Ports

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 specifications officially quotes 3 SATA Express ports as well as 6 standard SATA 3 ports. However, that is not really the case – it only comes with 3 SATA Express ports.

Of course, each SATA Express port can be “converted” into 2 standard SATA 3 ports. After all, the SATA Express port is really just two SATA 3 ports with a smaller PCI Express port that delivers two PCIe lanes. So you can attach up to 3 SATA Express devices, or 6 SATA devices, or any combinations in between.

Depending on how many drives you intend to use in your system, this may or may not be sufficient. The stacked side-facing SATA ports also may prove to be troublesome. In tight cases, you may not be able to access the lower SATA Express port, depriving you of the opportunity to attach a SATA Express device, or two SATA devices.

Page 4 > Purity Sound 3, Goodies For Techies, I/O Ports & Armor, Other Accessories

 

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ASRock Purity Sound 3

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard comes with their Purity Sound 3 audio solution. It is a combination of the Realtek ALC1150 audio codec with a 115 dB SNR DAC, two Ti NE5532 amplifiers as well as EMI and PCB shielding.

One of the Ti NE5532 amplifiers is used as a differential amplifier, which avoids the distortion caused by audio capacitors. The other Ti NE5532 amplifier is dedicated to driving the headphone port, allowing you to use high-impedance headphones without a separate amplifier or sound card.

 

Goodies For Techies

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 was designed with techies in mind. It sports two 128 Mbit BIOS chips, with a physical switch. This allows you to quickly switch to the backup BIOS if you make an unrecoverable mistake in the BIOS setting, or the BIOS is corrupted after a flash failure.

They also include physical Power and Reset buttons on the motherboard, for enthusiasts who prefer to use the Z170 Extreme4 outside of a chassis. There is also a 2-digit Dr. Debug LED display that displays an error code during any failure. Very useful indeed.

 

I/O Ports & Armor

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 has a ton of I/O ports at the rear, including a legacy PS/2 port, a physical Reset button, two USB 3.1 ports (one Type A, one Type C) as well as 6 standard USB 3.0 ports. In addition to the 5 audio and line-in port, it also sports a single Gigabit LAN port. For display purposes, it boasts a DVI-D port, a HDMI port and a DisplayPort.

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 also features what ASRock calls their I/O Armor. It is ostensibly a protective cover that protects the rear I/O ports from static damage. Frankly speaking, this is only useful if you are using the motherboard outside of a chassis. When installed in a chassis, that job is fulfilled by the I/O shield (also included) that is installed into the chassis.

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Other Accessories

Here is a closer look at the other accessories included in the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 package – the manual and driver CD. A case sticker can be found inside the driver CD sleeve.

It also comes with four SATA 3 cables and an SLI bridge card. There is a small plastic bag with a single small screw – this is used to lock the Ultra M.2 SSD in place.

Page 5 > Our Verdict & Award

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Our Verdict

ASRock has been accused of focusing a bit too much on marketing, at the expense of quality. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case with the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard.

The ASRock Z170 Extreme4 boasts a 10-phase power design with a digital PWM and Nichicon 12K Platinum capacitors. The entire power supply is further cooled by large aluminium-alloy heatsinks. A lot of effort has gone into ensuring an efficient power conversion, stable power supply and longer lifespan.

We also like the fact that they added support for USB 3.1. Not just the more common Type C, they also added the larger Type A port. Their Ultra M.2 socket is also a nice touch although it has minimal effect on your M.2 SSD’s performance unless it supports PCIe x4.

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Audiophiles will appreciate the better audio quality courtesy of its Purity Sound 3 module. Enthusiasts who prefer using the motherboard “in the nude” will love their addition of physical Power and Reset buttons as well as a Dr. Debug LED.

There is plenty of expansion options with 3 full-sized PCI Express x16 slots and 3 small PCIe x1 slots. The PCIe x1 slots are even the “flexible” type that will accept any PCI Express card.

The only downside is the limited number of SATA ports. This will be a problem in tight cases because 4 of them are stacked and bent perpendicularly. Only two of the SATA ports are conveniently located at the lower right corner of the motherboard.

Overall, this is one sweet Intel Z170 motherboard, especially for a hardware enthusiast who prefers not to use a chassis. We think it deserves at least our Reviewers’ Choice Award. Congratulations, ASRock!

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Iron Man-Inspired ROG GT51 Gaming Desktop Revealed!

During the launch of the ROG GX700 liquid-cooled gaming laptop, Republic of Gamers also unveiled the ROG GT51 gaming desktop. This Iron Man-inspired system is a winner of the 2016 CES Innovation Award, as well as the iF Design Award. But it’s not all beauty without brawn. Under the steely facade is an awesome gaming machine. Let’s take a look!

 

ROG GT51 – Inspired By Iron Man

Inspired by Iron Man, the ROG GT51 has an sharp-angled polygonal design with an Arc Reactor motive in the front. The “Arc Reactor” is actually a fully-functional turbine fan with pulse-width modulation (PWM) control that draws in fresh air. There is even a 4-zone LED lighting feature that supports up to 8 million colours, and a preset OC lighting mode that is activated when the system is overclocked.

 

Overclocked For Maximum Performance

The ROG GT51 gaming desktop is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, that is cooled by the ROG-patented liquid-cooled Hydro Overclocking System. That allows you to overclock all cores to 4.6 GHz using the Turbo Gear one-click feature. Even its DDR4 memory is overclocked from 2133 MHz to 2800 MHz.

For UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second, the ROG GT51 supports up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics cards. And to ensure that everything loads at maximum speed, it features up to two 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSDs. When paired in a RAID 0 array, the SSDs deliver transfer rates of up to 400 MB/s – 6X faster than SATA SSDs.

To ensure that nothing overheats, even during marathon gaming sessions, the ROG GT51 boasts a multi-zone cooling design that lowers its internal temperature by up to 31%. In addition to the Hydro Overclocking System, there are dedicated air channels to draw cool air to cool the graphics cards. Even its power supply unit is isolated with its own dedicated airflow.

Raw performance isn’t its only goal. The ROG GT51 also boasts an ESS Sabre headphone DAC and amplifier that powers the front audio jacks. This gives the gamer audiophile-grade sound with high dynamic range, low noise and low distortion.

The ROG GT51 will come with the ROG Band. This is a NFC-enabled band that can be used to authenticate the user for quick access to Shadow Drive. Shadow Drive is a hidden and encrypted partition that provides safe storage of confidential data. The ROG Band can also be used to quickly activate the overclocking mode.

 

ROG GT51 Price & Availability

The ROG GT51 will be available in June 2016. As such, the local price has yet to be determined.

 

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Our First Look At The STOM Spectrum i100

On the 12th of April 2016, STOM was born out of a collaboration between Thunder Match Technology, Intel and Microsoft. One of the two debut devices they launched was the STOM Spectrum i100 2-in-1 laptop.

STOM Spectrum i100

The 2-in-1 form factor melds a tablet with a detachable keyboard to offer the usability of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet. With a 10.6″ display, the STOM Spectrum i100 is one of the smallest 2-in-1 devices on the market to offer a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080.

The STOM Spectrum i100 is powered by the same quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor used by the STOM PC Stick, and runs on Microsoft Windows 10. It comes with 2 GB of DDR3L memory64 GB of eMMC flash storage and a 8,900 mAh battery.

If you need more storage, it has a microSD slot that should allow you to add at least 128 GB of additional storage. It also comes with one full-sized USB port, one micro-USB port and a HDMI port, if you need to display out to an an external LCD monitor.

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Close Look At The STOM Spectrum i100

During the launch event, we had the opportunity to check out the Spectrum i100 up close. Take a look at the video we recorded.

 

Early Bird Offer

The STOM Spectrum i100 will retail for RM 1099 / ~US$ 275, with one-year local warranty for parts and labour at 51 service centers nationwide. As an early bird offer, the first 500 units will be sold at just RM 999 / ~US$ 250.

It is available immediately at all Thunder Match Technology (TMT) stores nationwide, as well as the Microsoft Online Store at Lazada, and the TMT Online Store.

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Our First Look At The STOM PC Stick

On the 12th of April 2016, STOM was born out of a collaboration between Thunder Match Technology, Intel and Microsoft. One of the two debut devices they launched was the STOM PC Stick.

STOM PC Stick

Techies will immediately recognise the STOM PC Stick for what it is – their version of the Intel Compute Stick, manufactured by ECS.

The STOM PC Stick is powered by the same quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor used by the STOM Spectrum i100 2-in-1 laptop, and runs on Microsoft Windows 10. It also comes with 2 GB of DDR3L memory and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage.

If you are worried about expansion or connectivity, the STOM PC Stick comes with two USB 2.0 slots (one standard port, and one micro port). It even connects to wireless devices using WiFi (802.11b/g/n) or Bluetooth. Once you plug it into a HDMI display, it runs like the STOM Spectrum i100.

In other words, you are pretty much carrying the computing power of the STOM Spectrum i100 laptop in your pocket!

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Close Look At The STOM PC Stick

During the launch event, we had the opportunity to check out the STOM PC Stick up close. Take a look at the video we recorded.

 

Early Bird Offer

The STOM PC Stick will retail for RM 599 / ~US$ 149, with one-year local warranty for parts and labour at 51 service centers nationwide. As an early bird offer, the first 500 units will be sold at just RM 399 / ~US$ 100.

It is available immediately at all Thunder Match Technology (TMT) stores nationwide, as well as the Microsoft Online Store at Lazada, and the TMT Online Store.

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Where There Is STOM, There Is Thunder

That was how Adrian Yu, Managing Director of Thunder Match Technology put it, when he explained how they came up with the name for their new brand of digital devices.

STOM Is Born

As Malaysia’s largest IT chain store, it was just a matter of time before Thunder Match Technology (TMT) came up with their own brand of digital devices. In this video, Adrian Yu details how TMT rose from a small retail store to 93 branches all over the country, leading to the creation of STOM with help from Intel and Microsoft.


Bruce Howe (General Manager of Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft Malaysia), as well as Sameer Tupaki (Head of Marketing Intel, Malaysia and Singapore), were both at hand to witness the culmination of their collaboration with Thunder Match Technology (TMT).

The New Devices

During the big reveal, STOM launched not one, but two, new mobile devices. The first is the STOM Spectrum i100 2-in-1 laptop. The second, the STOM PC Stick – their version of the Intel Compute Stick. Needless to say, they are both powered by Intel processors running on Microsoft Windows 10.

In this video, Ronald Cheong (Head of Business Unit Manager, Thunder Match Technology) briefs us on the key features of the STOM Spectrum i100 and PC Stick. Check it out!

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Early Bird Offers

Both devices are available immediately at all Thunder Match Technology (TMT) stores nationwide, as well as the Microsoft Online Store at Lazada, and the TMT Online Store.

The STOM Spectrum i100 will retail for RM 1,099 / ~US$ 275, but TMT will offer the first 500 units at just RM 999 / ~US$ 250.

The STOM PC Stick will retail for RM 599 / ~US$ 149, but TMT will offer the first 500 units at just RM 399 / ~US$ 100.

Both devices will come with one-year local warranty for parts and labour at 51 service centers nationwide.

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5 Awesome Technologies Designed by Malaysians

It’s a little known fact that a team of engineers from the Malaysia Design Center (MDC) of Intel Malaysia lived out the Malaysia Boleh spirit, bringing to life ideas that have shaped the world that we live in!

As MDC celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, Intel Malaysia would love to share with us more details of the great work that they do in shaping the future every single day. Here are the 5 awesome technologies designed by Malaysians working at the MDC.

 

5 Awesome Technologies Designed By Malaysians

 

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Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) Tour 2016

PENANG, February 19, 2016 – Designed as a travelling showcase of Intel’s technology and innovations, the Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour will be in Malaysia for two weeks until the 1st of March 2016. This global tour covers 28 sites in 11 countries and celebrates the people behind the amazing innovations.

[adrotate banner=”4″]“At Intel, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. The Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) demonstrates the phenomenal technology that our employees create everyday, making a difference in the world. This year, we are also very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Design and Development in Intel Malaysia,” said Robin Martin, Corporate Vice President, General Manager of Assembly Test and Manufacturing, and Managing Director of Intel Malaysia.

The Intel IOE showcase includes a line up of laptops, tablets, wearables, 2-in-1s, All-in-Ones (AIO) as well as mobile phones, many of which are designed, developed or manufactured at Intel Malaysia. Other technologies on display include animated totems, 3D printers, the RealSense experience and the Oculus Rift. All Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners had the rare opportunity to view Intel’s technology and innovation in person.

 

The Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) In Pictures

Here are some pictures from the Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour in Penang!

Ooi Kim Huat, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Penang Assembly and Test Operations at Intel Malaysia delivering the opening remarks at the Intel® InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

From (left to right): Tan Lin Im, Director of HR Shared Services Center at Intel Malaysia together with Ooi Kim Huat, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Penang Assembly and Test Operations at Intel Malaysia launching the Intel® InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

From (left to right): Intel Malaysia leaders and employees ushering in the Lunar New Year at the InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

A showcase of Intel technology, the Intel® IOE tour includes a line up of laptops, tablets, wearables, 2-in-1s, All-in-Ones (AIO) as well as mobile phones that are made possible by Intel employees.

The Intel® IOE tour welcomes all Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners to experience Intel’s technology.

The Intel® IOE tour welcomes all Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners to experience Intel’s technology.

 

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The 6th Gen Intel Core vPro Processors Revealed!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 – Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor family for the modern workforce. The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors addresses the security and productivity demands of large businesses with new innovations in authentication security, enhanced performance and collaboration for 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, All-in-Ones and the latest desktops.

“With incredible, new, eye-catching designs, added performance, and longer battery life, the 6th Gen Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors are setting a new standard for business computing,” said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager for the Intel Business Client division. “By also adding enhanced security capabilities in the hardware, Intel has helped to make these newest PCs an integral part of a business’s overall security solution, making users more secure and productive than ever before.

 

The 6th Generation Intel Core vPro Processors Revealed!

Locking the PC’s Virtual Front Door with More than Password Protection

Hackers are finding new ways to break into old PCs through the virtual front door by stealing user credentials to gain privileges inside organizations. Today, more than half of data breaches start with misused or stolen user credentials. Older PCs that use eight-character passwords that change every 90 days worked well a decade ago, but increasingly sophisticated attack methods require a deeper level of security.

To address this, Intel is previewing a new security innovation called Intel Authenticate for businesses to begin internally testing and qualifying. Intel Authenticate is a hardware-enhanced, multifactor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection on the PC, making it less vulnerable to identity and security credential attacks.

Intel Authenticate verifies identities by using a combination of up to three hardened factors at the same time: “something you know,” such as a personal identification number; “something you have,” including a mobile phone; and “something you are,” like a fingerprint. IT can choose from multiple hardened factors of authentication that are based on company policies, and no longer has to rely solely on employees remembering complicated passwords2. Intel Authenticate is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10, and is available for customers to preview.

Upgrading Business PCs Adds Productivity, Reduces Overall Cost

Older laptops can cost businesses $4,203 per year, for every three PCs, in maintenance and lost productivity. New business PCs can help address this by delivering up to 2.5 times the performance and a 30-times increase in graphics performance over a 5-year-old device, providing users with much more productive and powerful business tools.

Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Toshiba are all releasing enterprise-ready devices featuring the new Intel processors. Enterprise buyers can choose from a variety of designs including 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, ultrathin clamshells, mini PCs and All-in-One desktops tailored to any work environment to meet the needs of businesses of any size.

A New and Better Way to Meet

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The way businesses collaborate across the globe is changing, however the meeting room tools that enable effective meetings have not kept pace with a more dispersed workforce. Intel is introducing updates to Intel Unite for a smarter and more connected way to meet in the workplace. It includes extended display capabilities so meeting participants no longer need to search for the right adapter or dongle.

Both onsite and remote attendees can more easily and securely view and interact with content in real time. Employees can instantly start meetings using new or existing displays or projectors. Auto-disconnect and integration of Skype for Business offer customers a seamless meeting experience.

Helping Small and Medium Businesses Grow

For small businesses, Intel is offering Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA), an easy-to-use solution to help small business owners protect and grow their company. It provides small business owners with an easy and centralized way to connect and share information coupled with automatic security and maintenance updates.

Intel SBA includes collaboration features, such as chat and file share, coupled with security capabilities, like the USB blocker, to help keep small business owners in control of their data.

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Future-Ready Workplace With New 2016 Dell Computers

January 14, 2016 – Dell today announced a comprehensive range of end-user 2016 Dell computing solutions that address the diverse demands of mobile workers and professionals worldwide. Designed to help users stay productive, these solutions bring the latest computing technologies within sleek form factors that meet the needs of a tech-savvy workforce always on the go.

Together with an industry-leading portfolio of software, peripherals and services, Dell is solidifying its position as an end-to-end IT solutions provider, by delivering the most secure, manageable and reliable systems available today. In partnership with Microsoft and Intel, these systems ship with the new Windows 10 platform and 6th Generation Intel Core processors or the latest Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations, enhancing customers’ everyday experience.

“2015 has been an amazing year for us, so we wish to continue meeting our customers’ most pressing computing needs by bringing together industry-leading solutions to deliver powerful and beautifully-balanced products to our customers.” said KT Ong, General Manager, Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia. “We are investing in this part of our business like never before, bringing new innovations to market that are redefining the role of the PC – whether it’s an ultra-mobile 2-in-1 or a desktop that now handles workloads for a mobile workforce who require a robust collaboration solution.”

Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia elaborates on this unique partnership, “Microsoft is accelerating its vision of being the productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Our goal is to empower every organization and individual to do more and achieve more, and nowhere is this more evident than with Windows 10. As of January this year, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are on active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers. We are proud that together with Dell, we’re able to bring the familiarity of Windows together with top-notch computing solutions to businesses in Malaysia to address the working demands of an ever evolving workplace.”

 

Getting Future-Ready With New 2016 Dell Computers

In this video, Tan Hiang, the Senior Brand Manager (EUC) of Dell South Asia gives his presentation about getting the workplace future-ready. Then he reveals the slew of new Dell computers (including tablets, 2-in-1s, Precision ultrabooks, etc.) that is being launched that very day. Check it out!

 

New Latitude 13 7000, Latitude 12 7000, Latitude 11 5000

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The Latitude portfolio was founded upon business-class security, manageability and reliability. The entire Latitude 3000, 5000 and 7000 Series has been completely refreshed with thin and light designs, excellent efficiency and powerful processing options.

Dell has elevated its commercial lineup by taking design cues from its highly acclaimed XPS line, so commercial customers can enjoy the same sleek form factor and unique materials that deliver light weight and rigidity throughout the lineup.

With an emphasis on creating beautiful products that people will be proud to carry, the addition of the Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook, Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1, and Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 build off of the key pillars that IT demands while offering the high performance needed for today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments.

 

Precision Workstations Boasts More Power

Redesigned inside and out to meet the needs of creative professionals, the new mobile workstations combine the beauty of thinner, lighter industrial designs and brilliant displays with the performance of the latest graphics technology, new processors and faster memory and storage.

Significant updates have also been made to the entry fixed line of Dell Precision tower solutions to meet the needs of customers who require peak performance at an affordable price. Enhanced with certifications for professional applications and innovative support, the Precision workstations allows professionals to experience uninterrupted workflow for higher efficiency.

This portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel® Core processors, first Intel® Xeon® processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. The latest professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA deliver significant compute capacity and best-in-class visual performance.

Innovative new screen options include the first PremierColor 4k Ultra HD displays with 100% minimum Adobe RGB color gamut. On the other hand, Full HD and UHD options on its InfinityEdge display offers a virtually borderless screen to give a 15.6″ viewing area in a shockingly small form factor.

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2016 Dell OptiPlex Desktops Optimize the Modern Workplace

The fully revamped OptiPlex portfolio, the world’s most secure and manageable commercial desktops, changes perceptions about the commercial desktop with its smaller, faster and more energy-efficient Micro Form Factor, Small Form Factor, and Mini Tower designs. The rapidly evolving workforce requires businesses to invest in technology that enables employees to work faster, make better decisions, and be more productive and collaborative.

The Mini Tower is 43 percent smaller than the previous generation and Micro desktops can save more than 7,700 square feet of valuable workspace when replacing 10,000 legacy desktops – this is important as companies are reimagining a more collaborative and future-ready work environment. The updated portfolio, which is leveraging a new 3000/5000/7000 model numbering structure to simplify product comparison and selection for customers, includes:

  • OptiPlex 7040: Enterprise-class desktop with premium management and security and the most expandability, including discrete graphics, dual hard drives and triple display, all in an innovative, compact design;
  • OptiPlex 5040: A full-featured commercial desktop with advanced performance, best-in-class security and manageability, without sacrificing the business-critical features;
  • OptiPlex 3040: A business desktop offering best-in-class security, manageability and high performance at the lowest entry price point for a commercial desktop;
  • OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440): The world’s most secure all-in-one with an ultra-sleek and premium design, a 23.8-inch Full HD display and an optional 4K Ultra HD display;
  • OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-In-One (3240): An all-in-one experience with business-class performance, productivity features, and new 21.5-inch Full HD display.

 

2016 Dell Peripherals

As the No. 1 monitor brand worldwide, Dell unveiled a new collection of CES Innovation Award-winning monitors, including a stunning Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor and two new InfinityEdge monitors that offer a virtually bezel-less display.

The Dell UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor is Dell’s first OLED monitor, bringing together the advantages of OLED display technology to PC professionals working in color-critical environments such as graphic arts and photography. The monitor delivers a cutting-edge typical contrast ratio of 400,000:1 that delivers “True Black”, coverage of industry color spaces such as AdobeRGB and DCI-P3, brilliantly detailed Ultra HD 4K resolution and an ultra-fast response time of 0.1 ms.

The Dell UltraSharp InfinityEdge monitors feature the world’s first InfinityEdge displays with ultra-thin borders on all sides. Designed with a complementing arm that offers greater adjustment flexibility and integrated cable management, this recipient of 2016 CES Awards in Innovation and Eco-Design helps maximize workspace and minimize desktop clutter. Both the 27-inch Quad HD and 23.8-inch Full HD monitors support unparalleled screen performance, color precision and extensive connectivity.

Critical to productivity and multitasking, Dell offers a comprehensive ecosystem of accessories to complete the working experience. The recently announced Dell Dock and the Dell Thunderbolt Dock offer commercial users the opportunity to effectively integrate displays, mice and external keyboards. Both new docks are equipped with the next generation USB Type-C ports which supports USB, DP, Thunderbolt and power through a single cable in a slim form factor.

The Dell Dock is essential for desk workers, hotel cubes and hot desks, and conference room collaboration; while the Dell Thunderbolt Dock with Intel® Thunderbolt 3 technology, is a flawless fit for power users and traditional workstation clients, such as Dell Precision customers.

 

2016 Dell Document Hub and Multifunction Printers

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As part of Dell’s end-to-end solutions for business customers, the new H-Series and S-Series multifunction printers are designed to meet the online collaboration needs of businesses of all sizes. With 64 percent of workers performing at least some of their work tasks at home and half of desktop users incorporating other devices as well, it has become necessary for offices to offer complete printer connectivity wherever workers may be and whatever devices they may be using.

The new H-Series printers (models H625cdw, H825cdw, and H815dw) include the Dell Document Hub, which allows customers access to multiple cloud storage services at the same time, such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Salesforce or Evernote for easy sharing and printing. The printers provide direct access to the Document Hub from the printer or PC for office-based employees, while remote employees can access it as an app on their mobile device or PC. Ideal for smaller organizations and executive offices, the printers provide easy Wi-Fi set up by SMBs and micro-businesses with limited or no IT teams.

The S-Series smart/multifunction printers (models S2825cdn and S2815dn) are designed for the robust security needs of larger enterprises with built-in security features, easy scanning to SharePoint On-Premise, as well as printing from Android and iOS devices using the Dell Document Hub app.

 

2016 Dell Computer Pricing & Availability

Product Starting Price (including GST)
Latitude 7000 series E7270 RM 5,180 (~US$ 1,205)
Latitude 7000 series E7470 RM 5,198 (~US$ 1,209)
Latitude 5000 series E5270 RM 4,428 (~US$ 1,030)
Latitude 5000 series E5470 RM 5,778 (~US$ 1,344)
Latitude 5000 series E5570 RM 5,383 (~US$ 1,252)
Latitude 3000 series E3470 RM 3,251 (~US$ 756)
Latitude 3000 series E3570 RM 3,255 (~US$ 757)
Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5175) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7275) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook (7370) Available in the coming weeks
Precision 17 7000 Series: 17” – 7710 RM 7,652 (~US$ 1,780)
Precision 15 7000 Series: 15” – 7510 RM 7,922 (~US$ 1,842)
Precision 15 5000 Series: 15” – 5510 RM 9,143 (~US$ 2,126)
Precision 15 3000 Series: 15” – 3510 RM 6,404 (~US$ 1,489)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3620 RM 3,784 (~US$ 880)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3420 RM 3,832 (~US$ 891)
OptiPlex 7000 Series Micro Desktop – 7040 RM 3,445 (~US$ 801)
OptiPlex 5000 Series – 5040 RM 3,103 (~US$ 721)
OptiPlex 3000 Series Micro PC Desktop – 3040 RM 2,416 (~US$ 562)
OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-in-One – 7440 RM 4,242 (~US$ 987)
OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-in-One – 3240 RM 3,451 (~US$ 803)
Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor U2717D RM 2,389 (~US$ 556)
Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor U2417H RM 1,099 (~US$ 256)
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 4K Monitor with PremierColor UP3216Q RM 5,399 (~US$ 1,256)
Dell Docks & Dell Thunderbolt Docks Available in the coming weeks. Pricing to be announced upon product availability
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer  H625cdw RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)
Dell Color Cloud Multifunction Printer H825cdw RM 2,279 (~US$ 530)
Dell Cloud Multifunction Printer H815dw RM 2,109 (~US$ 490)
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer S2825cdn RM 2,159 (~US$ 502)
Dell Smart Multifunction Printer S2815dn RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)

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