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The 2019 Dell Latitude Laptops + Technologies Revealed!

Dell recently unveiled the 2019 Latitude laptops and technologies at Dell Technologies World 2019, including better security features, docks and support for Dell Unified Workspace!

Here is a primer on the 2019 Dell Latitude family of laptops, and the new technologies built into them!

 

The 2019 Dell Latitude Series + Technologies Revealed!

These 10th generation Latitude laptops boast a slew of new features and technologies that will give users a boost in productivity!

  • 2019 Dell Latitude 7000 Series – Available in 14-inch, 13-inch and 12-inch 2-in-1 form factors, they are the world’s smallest premium business-class laptops.
  • 2019 Dell Latitude 5000 Series – Available in 15-inch, 14-inch and 13-inch 2-in-1 form factors, they boast new carbon fibre reinforced chassis.
  • 2019 Dell Latitude 3000 Series – Available in 15-inch, 14-inch and 13-inch 2-in-1 form factors, they set the standard for entry-level business laptops with enterprise-class capabilities.

Elevated Security

The 2019 Dell Latitude Series laptops come with improved security features, like :

  • Fingerprint readers built into the power button
  • Windows Hello-capable IR cameras for biometric authentication
  • Camera privacy shutters
  • FIPS 201-contacted Smart Card Reader
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader with SafeID

They also come with the SafeBIOS utility, which gives users added visibility to BIOS changes by identifying and confirming a firmware’s integrity in a cloud system securely.

There is also a new SafeScreen function that safeguards sensitive business content from prying eyes when used in public, by narrowing the display radius.

Premium Design + Materials

The new Dell Latitude 7000 series are encased in machined aluminium or carbon fibre, and feature a variable torque and drop-side hinge.

The Dell Latitude 5000 series, on the other hand, come with new carbon fibre-reinforced chassis!

Longer Battery Life

Both the Dell Latitude 7000 and 5000 series laptops boast industry-leading battery life of up to 20 hours, for selected configurations.

Super Quick Charging Speed

The new 2019 Latitude laptops come with two quick charging technologies :

  • ExpressCharge will recharge up to 80% battery charge in just one hour.
  • ExpressCharge Boost will charge up to 35% in just 20 minutes!

Efficient Connectivity

ExpressConnect automatically detects and connects to the strongest WiFi reception for up to 40% faster throughput than a conventional antenna.

This means fewer dropped connections, more reliable file transfers, as well as faster email syncs.

Large Memory Capacities

All new Dell Latitude 7000 and 5000 laptops can be equipped with up to 32 GB of memory!

2019 Dell Latitude Charging Docks

Dell developed three new docks for the 2019 Latitude laptops, with ExpressCharge and ExpressCharge Boost technologies and three connectivity options :

  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Dual USB-C
  • Single USB-C

 

The 2019 Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Laptop

Dell also revealed the thinner and lighter Latitude 7200 2-in-1 laptop, with a brushed anodised aluminium finish, as well as a backlit keyboard.

Sporting a 12-inch screen, this is Dell’s smallest, yet multi-functional tablet designed for maximum portability.

 

The 2019 Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Laptop

The new Dell Latitude 5200 2-in-1 laptop is the world’s smallest mainstream business-class 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop. With a starting weight of just 1.43 kg (3.15 lbs), it features a Full HD edge-to-edge touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a 360hinge.

 

The 2019 Dell Latitude Series Pricing + Availability

These new Dell Latitude laptops are available for sale beginning 1 May 2019 at these starting prices :

  • 2019 Latitude 7000 laptops starting at $1,299 / RM 5,400 / ~£1,022 / ~€1,159
  • 2019 Latitude 7200 2-in-1 starting at $999 / RM 6,615 / ~£786 / ~€891
  • 2019 Latitude 5400 laptops starting at RM 4,178 / ~$1,140 / ~£896 / ~€1,001
  • 2019 Latitude 5300 2-in-1 starting at $949 / RM 5,513 / ~£746 / ~€847
  • 2019 Latitude 5000 laptops starting at $819 / ~RM 3,430 / ~£644 / ~€731
  • 2019 Latitude 5001 laptops starting at $1,179 / ~RM 4,938 / ~£927 / ~€1,052
  • 2019 Latitude 3500 laptops starting at RM 3,164 / ~$765 / ~£601 / ~€671
  • 2019 Latitude 3400 laptops starting at RM 5,292 / ~$1,280 / ~£1,105 / ~€1,123
  • 2019 Latitude 3000 laptops starting at $599 / ~RM 2,509 / ~£471 / ~€535

Here are some direct purchase links :

 

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CES 2018 : The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) Revealed!

Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018), a versatile notebook that provides consumers with the accessibility needed to remain productive in today’s digital world. Check it out!

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) Revealed!

Designed for working professionals, students and those looking for entertainment, the Notebook 7 Spin (2018) offers modern features including a 360-degree touchscreen for added convenience; an Active Pen (sold separately) for quick and easy note-taking; as well as the power and performance for more efficient multi-tasking.

“Our customers wanted a functional, intuitive device that includes a wide range of their favorite features, and that’s what we’ve delivered with the Notebook 7 Spin (2018),” said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “This device meets the needs of today’s digital lifestyle, combining work and play with a smart, seamless and personalized experience that connects users with their other devices.”

At CES 2018, Samsung will showcase the new Notebook 7 Spin (2018) and a variety of features that allow consumers to work wherever, whenever and however they want while staying secure. These features include:

  • 360-Degree Rotating Touchscreen – Provides the flexibility to view content as preferred, whether it be as a tablet or as a traditional PC in landscape mode
  • Active Pen-enabled – Perfect for attending meetings, conference calls or lectures, the Active Pen lets users create a sketch or jot down notes on the fly
  • Secure Fingerprint Log-in – Through simple fingerprint scanning, users can quickly log-in with Windows Hello and keep files secure in their own Privacy Folder
  • Power and Performance – Runs on Windows 10 operating system and equipped with an Intel i5 processor and 256GB SSD drive that allows for quicker startups and advanced multi-tasking capabilities[adrotate group=”2″]
  • Voice Note – Advanced smart recording featuring an integrated far field microphone to capture every detail of important meetings or lectures, which can be stored and shared easily via Samsung Cloud
  • Battery and Backlit Keyboard – Extended battery power to keep users connected throughout the day
  • Studio Plus – For users who wish to express their creative side, Studio Plus allows them to produce personalized movies featuring their favorite photos and videos

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) will be available in select countries starting in the first quarter of 2018 in the U.S.

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018 Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018
Display13.3" Full HD PLS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
Chassis BuildA/C metal
Processor8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor
Memory8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage256 GB SSD
Ports1 x USB-C
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x earphones + mic
WebcamVGA webcam
SecurityFingerprint Sensor (Windows Hello-compliant)
Privacy Folder
StylusYes, Active Pen
KeyboardBacklit keyboard
- 1.5 mm keystroke with curved keycap
Battery43 Whr lithium ion battery
Dimensions315.8 mm wide
215.4 mm deep
18.5 mm thick
Weight1.53 kg

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The 2017 HP Spectre x360 With Active Pen Revealed!

HP just introduced the 2017 HP Spectre x360. This is the second-generation HP Spectre x360 model, featuring a near-zero border display in a design that is 13% thinner and 11% lighter! Not only is the 2017 HP Spectre x360 sleeker and lighter, it is designed to work with the HP Active Stylus Pen. Check it out!

 

The 2017 HP Spectre x360 Launch & Presentation

The Malaysian launch of the 2017 HP Spectre x360 was held at the 24th floor of the swanky Troika, hosted by Miss World Malaysia 2012, Lee Yvonne. HP Malaysia Business Director (PC), Frankie Chan, kicked off the event with a launch keynote on the Spectre x360.

Then Stacey Gan, HP Market Development Manager (Consumer Notebook), then gave a presentation on the new features of the 2017 HP Spectre x360 with the HP Active Stylus Pen.

 

 

The Sleeker, Lighter HP Spectre x360

The new 2017 HP Spectre x360 boasts a new hinge design, which squeezes its form factor even thinner by 2 mm to just 13.8 mm. It is also much lighter at just under 1.3 kg, compared to 1.45 in the previous model. Even so, HP managed to pack in a larger 57.8 Whr battery, allowing it to run for up to 15 hours – 25% more battery life than its predecessor!

The 2017 HP Spectre x360 is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, but it’s not just about raw performance. Its new micr-edge display design eliminated almost 10 mm from each side of the display, giving you a much larger display in the same form factor!

The new Spectre x360 comes with four speakers, instead of just two. These speakers are not just tuned by Bang & Olufsen, they also support HP Audio Boost. It is also designed for Windows Ink, with the HP Active Stylus Pen delivering a precise pen experience.

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Here is a summary of its key features :

  • The new dual-fan design optimises thermals to ensure the device runs cool during demanding activities
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors
  • Options with up to a 256 GB PCIe SSD for fast performance and plenty of storage space
  • HP TrueVision FHD Webcam with 12% wider field of view
  • A FHD IR camera allows Windows Hello facial recognition for secure, easy logins.
  • HP Fast Charge allows the Spectre x360 to recharge its battery to 90% in just 90 minutes

 

The 2017 HP Spectre x360 Specifications & Price

MODEL HP Spectre x360 13-ac029TU HP Spectre x360 13-ac028TU
PART NO 1HP10PA#UUF 1HP09PA#UUF
COLOUR Dark Ash Silver Dask Ash Silver
ILP PRICE + 6% GST RM 5,299 / ~US$ 1,259 RM 6,099 / ~US$ 1,449
DISPLAY SIZE 13.3-inch FHD 13.3-inch FHD
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
PROCESSOR Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
MEMORY On-board 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM On-board 8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM
STORAGE 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
GRAPHICS Intel HD Graphics 620 Intel HD Graphics 620
OPTICAL DRIVE None None
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64bit) Windows 10 (64bit)
PORTS 2 X USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB Type A 3.1 Gen 1,
1 headphone/microphone combo
2 X USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB Type A 3.1 Gen 1,
1 headphone/microphone combo
THICKNESS 13.9 mm 13.9 mm
WEIGHT 1.32 kg 1.32 kg
BATTERY 3-Cell 3-Cell
POWER FOR ADAPTER 65 W 65 W
CONNECTIVITY Intel 802.11 ac 2X2 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter Intel 802.11 ac 2X2 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter
WARRANTY Two years Local Onsite Warranty inclusive of One year limited International Warranty (part/labor/carry-in); 1-year limited warranty on primary battery Two years Local Onsite Warranty inclusive of One year limited International Warranty (part/labor/carry-in); 1-year limited warranty on primary battery
PEN Comes with HP Active Stylus Pen Comes with HP Active Stylus Pen

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The Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update Revealed

We first revealed a major new feature of the Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update in our article, Microsoft Windows Ink Revealed. Well, it is now here and available! But you might be wondering – what other improvements and new features will the Windows 10 Anniversary Update bring to the table? Let us show you!

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Revealed

We were recently invited by Microsoft Malaysia to an exclusive tech briefing on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Andres Sirel, Windows & Devices Group Lead of Microsoft Malaysia, demonstrated new features like Windows Ink, as well as improvements in Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Windows Notes, etc. :

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Other New Features Or Improvements In The Windows 10 Anniversary Update

More security features for the most secure Windows: For all Windows 10 customers, the Anniversary Update brings new improvements to Windows Hello and Windows Defender.

  • With Windows Hello, customers can sign in with enterprise-grade security, password-free, to apps, and access supporting websites with biometric authentication using Microsoft Edge, the first and only browser to natively support biometrics.
  • Windows Defender anti-malware improves with the option to automatically schedule periodic quick scans of your PC; and provide notifications and summaries when scans are complete and if scans find any threats.

Building on the existing security features in Windows 10, two new security benefits for enterprise customers include:

  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, designed to detect, investigate and respond to malicious attacks and informed by the world’s largest array of sensors and expert advanced threat protection, including a team of expert security researchers at Microsoft.
  • Windows Information Protection, formerly referred to as enterprise data protection, helps protect businesses from accidental data leaks by separating personal and organizational data where ever it goes.

Improvements to Cortana: the world’s most productive personal digital assistant gets even better with access above the lock screen, more ways to remember with the ability for Cortana to save and recall information, and synchronization across devices.

Increased power efficiency, extensions and accessibility with Microsoft Edge: The Anniversary Update includes even more power-saving improvements in Microsoft Edge, using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimizing the impact of background activity and peripheral content like Flash advertisements. Microsoft Edge Extensions, such as Pinterest’s “Pin it Button” and Amazon Assistant, will also be available in the Windows Store. The new accessibility architecture for Microsoft Edge also now supports modern web standards, including HTML, CSS, and ARIA. With this update, page structure and content are exposed more clearly with assistive technology. Visual presentation of web pages in high contrast mode provides additional visual context, while preserving text contrast. Also, form entry when using keyboard navigation and screen readers improve the browsing experience for people of all abilities.

An even better gaming experience: With Xbox Play Anywhere, gamers can buy a game once and play on a Windows 10 PC or Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and share achievements. Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store on both Windows 10 and Xbox One. Cortana is also now available on Xbox One to help gamers find great new games, see what friends are up to, start a party, accomplish common tasks, and turn on Xbox One by saying “Hey Cortana, Xbox On”.

Top fan-requested features including Language Region Independence so gamers can choose any supported language on Xbox One, regardless of their location; and support for background music, will come with the Anniversary Update. As well, the new Xbox One S, available this summer starting at $299, will include the Anniversary Update. With a limited 2TB Xbox One S launch edition available in August for $399 USD, it’s the only console with support for HDR gaming and 4K Ultra HD video and Blu-ray.

Innovations for the modern classroom join great devices starting at $179: An all new “Set up School PCs” app will enable teachers to set up devices in 3 easy steps with a ‘Shared Cart of Devices.’ For schools with dedicated IT support, the updated Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer tool enables the setup of shared devices, in bulk, in a matter of minutes. For high-stakes tests that should not have copy-and-paste privileges, access to files or other distractions, the Take a Test app creates a browser-based, locked-down environment for more secure online assessments.

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