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2021 Acer Spin 3 + Spin 5 : What You Need To Know!

2021 Acer Spin 3 + Spin 5 : What You Need To Know!

Acer just introduced the 2021 Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertible laptop models, with the latest Intel processors!

Take a look at both new Spin 3 and Spin 5 laptops, and find out what they offer!

 

2021 Acer Spin 3 + Spin 5 : What You Need To Know!

The 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning Acer Spin 5 was just refreshed, and so is its sibling – the Acer Spin 3.

Convertible Design

They are both convertible laptops, with 360-degree hinges that lets them transform into different form factors to suit your requirements.

You can take notes in the tablet mode, watch movies in the tent mode, or use the clamshell mode for a more ergonomic typing experience!

Performance

Both models offer the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe Graphics, and come with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X memory and 512 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage!

The 2021 Acer Spin 5 models, in particular, come with the latest PCIe Gen 4 SSD, which offers double the transfer speed of PCIe Gen 3 SSDs.

Both models are Intel Evo platform-certified, which means they have designed to deliver better CPU, GPU and Wi-Fi performance, instant wake-up, and longer battery life!

This gives you a desktop-like computing performance, in a slim and light convertible form factor.

High Resolution Touch Display

The 2021 Acer Spin 5 offers a 13.5-inch QHD IPS display, with an impressive 80% screen-to-body ratio, with multi-touch and AES pen support.

The 2021 Acer Spin 3, on the other hand, comes with a 13.3-inch WQXGA IPS display, also with multi-touch and AES pen support.

Both displays support 100% sRGB colour gamut, and DC dimming, which allows for no-flicker image quality in low light conditions!

Acer Active Stylus

Both 2021 Acer Spin laptops come with the Acer Active Stylus in a built-in dock, that gives it a 90 minute battery life with just 15 seconds of charging!

With two configurable buttons, this active stylus supports 4,096 pressure levels, and offers a pen-to-paper like writing experience!

Antimicrobial Coating!

The 2021 Acer Spin 5 laptop is coated with a BPR and EPA-compliant silver-ion coating on the keyboard, fingerprint reader and palm rest, with its touchpad and display are protected by Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.

Both the antibacterial coating and the antimicrobial glass inhibit and reduce bacterial growth on all surfaces that we may touch.

This is an important feature, because the Acer Spin 5 laptop will actually reduce the amount of bacteria we come into contact!

Embedded Fingerprint Reader

A fingerprint reader is embedded directly into the touchpad, giving you an easy and secure way to verify your identity using Windows Hello, without typing in a password.

This is very useful when you are using the laptop in public, where typing out a password is not recommended.

High-Speed Connectivity

Both 2021 Spin 5 and Spin 3 laptops come with Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 built-in, for the fastest possible WiFi connectivity with lower latency.

On top of that, it all comes with dual Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 ports. These are ultra-fast ports that offer data and video transfers of up to 40 Gb/s – four times faster than USB 3.2!

Both these Thunderbolt 4 ports also allow you to output up to two 4K external displays for even greater productivity.

Light + Tough

The 2021 Spin laptops are built with an aluminium chassis, offering a slimmer profile and lighter weight.

The Spin 5 is only 14.9 mm thin, and weighs only 1.2 kg, while the Spin 3 is just 15.9 mm thin, and weighs only 1.4 kg.

Not only will they fit comfortably into any tote or laptop bag, you will have no problem carrying them in your hands for hours on end.

Ultra-Long Battery Life

Both 2021 Spin 5 and Spin 3 laptops have a long 15-hour battery life, based on the MobileMark 2014 test.

They also support fast charging technology, to keep you going wherever you are. A quick 30 minute charge will give you 4 hours of use!

 

2021 Acer Spin 3 : Specifications

Specifications Acer Spin 3
(Core i7)
Acer Spin 3
(Core i5)
Model SP313-51N-714D SP313-51N-56CM
Display 13.3-inch IPS
touch display
2560 x 1600 pixels
Supports multi-touch and AES pen
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Memory 16 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 512 GB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i
Bluetooth 5.1
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (Type A)
1 x microSD card reader
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Camera Acer HD webcam (720p)
Stylus Acer Active Stylus Pen
– 4096 pressure levels
– 2 configurable buttons
– up to 100 minutes battery life
Battery Life Up to 15 hours
Warranty 2-year local warranty +
1st year international travellers warranty
Dimensions 302 mm wide
222.5 mm deep
15.9 mm thick
Weight 1.4 kg

 

2021 Acer Spin 5 : Specifications

Specifications Acer Spin 5
(Core i7)
Acer Spin 5
(Core i5)
Model SP513-55N-74VY SP513-55N-53Q7
Display 13.5-inch IPS
touch display
2256 x 1504 pixels
Supports multi-touch and AES pen
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Memory 16 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 512 GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i
Bluetooth 5.1
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (Type A)
1 x microSD card reader
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Camera Acer HD webcam (720p)
Stylus Acer Active Stylus Pen
– 4096 pressure levels
– 2 configurable buttons
– up to 100 minutes battery life
Battery Life Up to 15 hours
Warranty 2-year local warranty +
1st year international travellers warranty
Dimensions 300 mm wide
235 mm deep
14.9 mm thick
Weight 1.2 kg

 

2021 Acer Spin 3 + Spin 5 : Price + Availability

Both the 2021 Acer Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertible laptops are available with immediate effect at these price points :

  • 2021 Spin 3 (Core i5) : RM3,999 (about US$964 / £696 / A$1286 / S$1297)
  • 2021 Spin 3 (Core i7) : RM4,999 (about US$1205 / £871 / A$1608 / S$1621)
  • 2021 Spin 5 (Core i5) : RM4,599 (about US$1108 / £801 / A$1479 / S$1491)
  • 2021 Spin 5 (Core i7) : RM5,599 (about US$1349 / £975 / A$1800 / S$1816)

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The Microsoft Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule Rev. 2.0

Ever since the Meltdown and Spectre exploits were exposed, Microsoft has been working overtime to patch Windows against them. Unfortunately, they were quite secretive about their Spectre and Meltdown patch list and schedule. We usually only find out when something bad happens, like when some patches bricked AMD systems.

They changed that stance recently, quietly releasing their Windows Spectre and Meltdown patch schedule. This schedule listed the patches they have released so far, or are about to release. For your convenience, we have divided and sorted them according to the applicable Windows version.

Please note that the current Microsoft Spectre and Meltdown patch schedule covers the January and February 2018. We will update the schedule as and when Microsoft releases them.

Article Update History

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Updated @ 2018-02-22 : Added the late January and early February 2018 Spectre and Meltdown patch schedule for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

Originally posted @ 2018-01-24

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 10

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 10 (1703) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074592
Windows 10 (1607) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074590
Windows 10 (1511) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074591
Windows 10 (RTM) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074596
Windows 10 (1709) – Quality Update Released January 31 WU, Catalog KB4058258
Windows 10 (1709) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog, Azure Image Gallery KB4056892 *
Windows 10 (1703) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056891 *
Windows 10 (1607) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056890
Windows 10 (1511) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056888 *
Windows 10 (RTM) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056893 *

* KB4056888, KB4056890, KB4056891, KB4056892, KB4056893 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows Server 2016

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows Server 2016 (1607) – Container Images Released February 13 Docker Hub KB4074590
Windows Server 2016 (1607) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074590
Windows Server 2016 (1709) – Server container Released February 13 Docker Hub KB4074588
Windows Server 2016 (1709) – Quality Update Released January 31 WU, Catalog KB4058258
Windows Server 2016 (1709) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog, Azure Image Gallery KB4056892 *
Windows Server 2016 (1709) – Server container Released January 5 Docker Hub KB4056892 *
Windows Server 2016 (1607) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056890 *
Windows Server 2016 (1607) – Container Images Released January 4 Docker Hub KB4056890 *

* KB4056890, KB4056892 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 10 Mobile

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 10 Mobile (OS Build 15254.192) – ARM Released January 5 WU, Catalog KB4073117
Windows 10 Mobile (OS Build 15063.850) Released January 5 WU, Catalog KB4056891
Windows 10 Mobile (OS Build 14393.2007) Released January 5 WU, Catalog KB4056890

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 10 IoT Core

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 10 IoT Core (1703) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074592
Windows 10 IoT Core (1607) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074590
Windows 10 IoT Core (1511) – Quality Update Released February 13 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4074591
Windows 10 IoT Core (1709) – Quality Update Released January 31 WU, Catalog KB4058258
Windows 10 IoT Core (1709) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog, Azure Image Gallery KB4056892 *
Windows 10 IoT Core (1703) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056891 *
Windows 10 IoT Core (1607) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056890 *
Windows 10 IoT Core (1511) – Quality Update Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056888 *

* KB4056888, KB4056890, KB4056891, KB4056892 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 10 HoloLens

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 10 HoloLens – OS and Firmware Updates Released February 13 WU, Catalog KB4074590
Windows 10 HoloLens Released January 5 WU, Catalog KB4056890 *

* KB4056890 can brick some AMD PCs.

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The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 8 & 8.1

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 8.1 – Security Only Update Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056898 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056898 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056898 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056898 *
Internet Explorer 11-Cumulative Update for Windows 8.1 Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup Released January 8 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056895 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise Released January 8 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056895 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro Released January 8 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056895 *
Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro Released January 8 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056895 *
Windows Embedded 8 Standard Coming

* KB4056894, KB4056895, KB4056898 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows Server 2012

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows Server 2012 R2 – Security Only Update Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056898 *
Windows Server 2012 R2 Monthly Rollup Released January 8 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056895 *
Windows Server 2012 Security Only Coming WSUS, Catalog
Windows Server 2012 Monthly Rollup Coming WU, WSUS, Catalog

* KB4056895, KB4056898 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows Server 2008

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Security Only Update Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056897 *
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Monthly Rollup Released January 4 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Coming WU, WSUS, Catalog

* KB4056897, KB4056894 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

The Spectre + Meltdown Patch Schedule For Windows 7

Update Title Status Release Date Release Channel Knowledge Base
Windows 7 SP1 – Security Only Update Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056897 *
Windows Embedded Standard 7 Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056897 *
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056897 *
Windows Thin PC Released January 3 WSUS, Catalog KB4056897 *
Internet Explorer 11-Cumulative Update for Windows 7 SP1 Released January 3 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup Released January 4 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows Embedded Standard 7 Released January 4 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Released January 4 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *
Windows Thin PC Released January 4 WU, WSUS, Catalog KB4056894 *

* KB4056897, KB4056894 can brick some AMD PCs.

 

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KB4078130 : Emergency Windows Update To Disable Intel Spectre Patches!

You may recall our extensive coverage of Intel’s buggy Spectre 2 patches that were causing random and spontaneous reboots in over 800 CPU models. It’s gotten so bad that Microsoft was forced to issue KB4078130 – an emergency update to disable the Intel Spectre 2 mitigations that were causing the spontaneous reboots.

 

Spectre Variant 2

Colloquially known as Spectre 2, it is more accurately known as Spectre Variant 2Google Project Zero Variant 2 (GPZ Variant 2), or officially as CVE-2017-5715.

After deploying the Spectre 2 patches in their new microcode updates, Intel started receiving reports of “higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour“.

Microsoft confirmed this, stating further that their “own experience is that system instability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption“.

 

KB4078130 : Update To Disable Mitigation Against Spectre, Variant 2

Unwilling to wait for Intel to fix the problem, Microsoft decided to issue KB4078130 – an “out of band” or emergency update. All it does is disable the mitigation against Spectre 2.

Their tests proved that this update is sufficient to prevent the random and spontaneous reboots experienced by the affected Intel processors.

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The KB4078130 update covers the following Windows version :

  • Windows 7 SP1 (client and server variants)
  • Windows 8.1 (client and server variants)
  • Windows 10 (client and server variants)

 

Where To Download KB4078130

This update is not applied automatically because it’s meant only for Intel systems affected by these reboot issues.

You will need to download and install it manually at the Microsoft Update Catalog.

 

For Advanced Users Only

If you are a system administrator, or a 1337 techie, Microsoft is making available a new registry key to manually disable and re-enable the mitigation against Spectre 2.

  • Instructions for Windows administrators – KB4073119
  • Instructions for Windows Server administrators – KB4072698

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Pre-2016 Intel CPUs Hit Worst By Meltdown + Spectre Fix

Microsoft just revealed that pre-2016 Intel CPUs will be hit worst by the Meltdown and Spectre patches. They also pointed out that the performance impact detailed in benchmarks published so far did not include both operating system and silicon updates, and are therefore, inaccurate.

Microsoft is still working on their own set of benchmarks that will look at the performance impact after both operating system and silicon updates have been applied. In the meantime, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, shared some preliminary findings.

 

Performance Impact Of The Meltdown + Spectre Patches

According to Terry, the patches for Variant 1 (Spectre 1) and Variant 3 (Meltdown) of the speculative execution bug have minimal performance impact.

It is the Variant 2 (Spectre 2) patches, both operating system and silicon microcode, that have a significant performance impact.

Here is a summary of what Microsoft has found so far :

Windows 10 With 2016 Or Newer Intel CPUs

Intel CPU Models : Intel Skylake, Intel Kaby Lake, Intel Coffee Lake

Performance Impact : Single digit reduction in performance. Microsoft does not expect most users to notice the impact, because the percentages are “reflected in milliseconds“.

Windows 10 With Pre-2016 Intel CPUs

Intel CPU Models : Intel Broadwell, Intel Haswell, Intel Ivy Bridge, Intel Sandy Bridge, or older.

Performance Impact : Significant slowdowns in some benchmarks. Microsoft expects some users to notice the decrease in performance.

Windows 8 and Windows 7 With Pre-2016 Intel CPUs

Intel CPU Models : Intel Broadwell, Intel Haswell, Intel Ivy Bridge, Intel Sandy Bridge, or older.

Performance Impact : Significant slowdowns. Microsoft expects most users to notice the decrease in performance.

Windows Server On Any Intel CPU

Performance Impact : Significant slowdowns in any IO-intensive application.

 

Why The Difference In Performance Impact?

In the newer Intel processors (from the 2016 Skylake onwards), Intel refined the instructions used to disable branch speculation to be more specific to indirect branches. This reduces the performance impact of Spectre mitigation patches.

There is a larger performance impact with Windows 8 and Windows 7 because they have more user-kernel transitions. For example, all font rendering takes place in the kernel.

 

What Should You Do?

If you are using a newer Intel CPU like the Core i7-8700K with Windows 10, you can rest easy knowing that the performance impact of the Meltdown and Spectre patches to be minimal.

If you are using a newer Intel CPU with an older operating system like Windows 8 or Windows 7, you should consider upgrading to Windows 10. This would reduce the performance impact of the Meltdown and Spectre patches.

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If you are using a pre-2016 Intel CPU with Windows 10, there is nothing much you can do except consider upgrading to a newer processor. You could possibly live with the performance impact of the Meltdown and Spectre patches.

If you are using a pre-2016 Intel CPU with an older operating system like Windows 8 or Windows 7, you can try upgrading to Windows 10 to reduce the performance impact of the Meltdown and Spectre patches.

If you are managing a Windows Server that uses Intel CPUs, you will need to balance the risk of leaving each Windows Server instance unprotected, against the significant performance impact of protecting it against Meltdown and Spectre.

 

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Chatime Malaysia’s Bubbling Success With Microsoft

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Feb 2016Chatime Malaysia announced the enhancement of its business operations by adopting Microsoft solutions, which includes Windows 8 and the enterprise-grade cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure.

 

Chatime Malaysia’s Bubbling Success With Microsoft

As one of the top beverage companies in the world, Chatime aims to be the most loved beverage by revolutionizing the tea drinking culture in the country. The company today employs over 800 trained tearistas (tea equivalent to baristas), across 150 outlets, offering up to 80 choices of beverages daily.

To handle its robust and growing business, the company often struggled with its old point-of-sale (POS) system that could no longer fulfil vital requirements that the team needed in order to drive their business forward.

 

“Keeping pace with our growing business and customer base was a growing challenge for us. In order to serve a beverage liked by all, we use only high quality tea leaves and ingredients to serve close to four million Chatime in Malaysia drinks a month,” said Bryan Loo, Managing Director of Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, the license owner of Chatime Malaysia.

“Our expanding business meant that we were in need of a system that was capable of more than just tabulating sales numbers. We believed that we needed to better understand customer behavior better – essentially, what makes them tick, and what doesn’t – and ultimately, this would be translated into business insights that we could use to consistently serve quality drinks.”

 

Eliminating The Limitation

Chatime previously relied on a traditional POS system in each store that is connected to a main server back at the headquarters, which needed to be manually updated on a daily basis – a time-consuming task which resulted in delayed results. As the system operated in an almost standalone basis, the company found itself wasting valuable time in communicating changes to the POS system and monitoring its business activities in this way.

“A lot of thought was put in researching and deciding on the solution that best fits our needs. Given the size of our business, we wanted a solution that was efficient, that didn’t consume time and resources, and more importantly – it had to be one that was familiar and cost-effective,” added Loo.

Armed with comprehensive research and from feedback from various vendors, the company decided to explore the possibility of using Microsoft technology. In 2014, Chatime turned to WebBytes to help design a new Cloud-based POS system that runs on Windows 8 and the Microsoft Azure platform, that would address the company’s needs.

 

Modernizing Business Operations With Windows And Azure

Chatime began deployment in April 2014, which saw the company replacing its traditional POS systems with Windows 8, specifically tailored for a growing SMB such as Chatime, whose main focus was on mobility, ease-of-use, and flexible access to data insights.

And to improve mobility, the company used devices powered by Windows 8, which they could easily bring along to different locations based on business needs. Hosted on Azure, the centralized POS system was fully connected to a Cloud infrastructure, allowing Chatime to access transaction data all of its outlets, live – literally, anytime, anywhere – and extract it in a suitable format that would help them translate the numbers and data into a workable report.

By storing all transaction data on the Cloud, Chatime effectively minimized the risk of data loss due to hardware failure. With Microsoft’s commitment in providing a trusted cloud, Chatime is assured that the security and privacy of their data will not be compromised.

[adrotate group=”2″]The new POS system was also capable of providing Chatime with real-time customer purchasing information, which the company uses to gain insights – such as analyzing sales per customer, the top items sold, what type of toppings customers enjoyed, in addition to the top sellable drinks – allowing them to better manage their inventory and resources. The company has since made changes to their menu to reflect real-time needs and preferences of Malaysians for their much-loved bubble tea.

According to Howard Woon, Technology & Operations Excellence Manager at Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, the new system has helped the company streamline its operations, “With the new cloud-based POS solution, we were able to link stores nationwide with our central office to communicate any new changes to our offerings or promotions quicker than ever before. As the data from every transaction made in store is automatically stored and synchronized, we were able to gain instant business insights, real-time. In fact, the data representation was so efficient we were able to pull up very specific information from the system, from top selling drinks and the most popular toppings, down to peak sales times.“

Commenting on the portability of their new POS system, Woon said the company hopes to leverage this mobility advantage as it looks into expanding this to its kiosks and during events, “We are now able to operate our POS system entirely on a Windows 8 device, giving us the flexibility to move our operations to other locations, particularly when it comes to setting up one-off kiosk locations during specific campaigns or events. For the month of Ramadhan last year, we have actually tested the system at some of our kiosks at Ramadhan bazaars around the KL city center. We simply needed to hook it up to a running Internet connection, and we were ready for business!”

 

Chatime’s Future Plans

The company joins a growing number of businesses around the world who are thinking beyond tactical server migrations and adopting a cloud-first approach to focus on their core capabilities to realize tangible business benefits more quickly.

Owing to the successful implementation of its mobile POS system, Chatime is also considering additional Microsoft Surface tablets that will run on Windows 10 to meet their business needs in new, modern ways – eliminating their reliance on multiple devices. The plan will largely improve Chatime’s out-of-store operating capability to enable the company expand its number of temporary kiosks in the future, ultimately fulfilling its brand promise and commitment to continue to serve the best quality beverages and cultivate a modern tea culture in Malaysia.

“Chatime’s decision to move to Microsoft Windows and Cloud-based Azure came at an opportune time for the company, as more and more SMBs in the food and beverage industry are realizing the need for a modern and affordable, yet scalable platform to remain nimble in a fast-paced industry,” said Azizah Ali, General Manager, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners. “With Microsoft’s affordable cloud-based platform that minimizes capital expenditure, improves operational efficiency and ultimately optimizes revenue in the long run, we hope to empower SMBs in Malaysia to focus their efforts in what matters to them most – growing their business,” she concluded.

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