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Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac: Be more productive with your MacBook, by bringing back Windows

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac: Be more productive with your MacBook, by bringing back Windows

So you just bought a MacBook? That’s nothing new if you’ve been in the Apple family for a while now. But if you’re a Windows-convert, you’re probably missing all the bells and whistles that you’ve grown used to in the Microsoft camp. Now, what if I told you that you could have the best of both worlds? Or if you’re from the opposing turf, why should you even consider bringing Windows in? Virtualising Windows on a Mac is nothing new. For newbies, this means running Windows and its applications on your Mac without having to reboot it. Primarily, this allows…
Lenovo launches new 4,500 square feet flagship store in Funan

Lenovo launches new 4,500 square feet flagship store in Funan

Funan was successfully relaunched less than a month ago, with new and exciting stores breathing new life into the famed shopping centre. Now it’s been bolstered by the launch of another new store within its walls – the Lenovo Experience Store. The Lenovo Experience Store (LES) is a new flagship store by the technology company of the same name, housing all of their latest tech and gadgets for consumers to view and try out before making a purchase. Promising a unique “online-to-offline” retail experience, Lenovo invites its customers to interact with their products on-ground, before confidently making a purchase online…
Lenovo Yoga S730 Review: Thin in hand, thin in features

Lenovo Yoga S730 Review: Thin in hand, thin in features

The flexibility of Lenovo’s Yoga series has been a stand-out feature ever since its inception back in 2012. Since then, it has spawned different series under the same name, including the Yoga S series, which is their Ultrabook variant of the line-up. Their newest release is the Lenovo Yoga S730, possibly one of the thinnest laptops on the market right now. Measuring at a thickness of just 11.9mm and weight of 1.2kg, it is easy to mistake it as one of your magazines if you have both in your bag. The chassis of the laptop is made out of aluminium,…
New 9th Gen Intel CPU signals start of new laptop series

New 9th Gen Intel CPU signals start of new laptop series

The new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile H-series processors, successors to the 8th Gen Intel Core which was released last year, were recently announced for laptops. Dubbed “the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ mobile processors ever”, Intel® is aiming to push gaming experiences on laptops to the next level. Its performance seems on track with that sentiment, with Intel claiming up to 33% overall performance and 28% increased responsiveness compared to a 3-year-old PC. Consumers can choose from i5, i7 and i9 CPUs — the i9 variants will come with 8 processor cores and 16 threads in order to…
Microsoft Surface Review: Sleek In Aesthetics, Yet Versatile In Functionality

Microsoft Surface Review: Sleek In Aesthetics, Yet Versatile In Functionality

Personally, I prefer gaming-grade rigs, such as Dell’s Alienware or Asus ROG line of gaming-oriented laptops. In comparison, the Microsoft Surface laptop seems almost modest — with its light frame and corporate, not-built-for-heavy-use look. But don’t let that fool you from its workhorse capabilities; it may not run Triple A games as well as a Razer Blade, but it will certainly be more than enough for anybody that doesn’t play first-person-shooters for a full-time living. First Impressions When it comes to looks, the Microsoft Surface Pro is neatly and elegantly presented. It looks sleek, simplistic and professional; essentially what a…
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme: An Extreme-ly Good Portable Laptop for the Modern Worker

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme: An Extreme-ly Good Portable Laptop for the Modern Worker

The Lenovo Thinkpad’s X1 series has been famed for providing laptops adept at providing high-powered performance, all while being housed in such a thin and portable system for the modern businessman. Now, Lenovo has added to this to the line-up with the X1 Extreme, equipped with a 15.6-inch display (as compared to the 14-inch display of its predecessor, the X1 Carbon), as well as additional upgrades to the processors and GPU. The laptop dons the classic laptop design from years past, and you won’t find any of the futuristic designs that one would otherwise see on something like a gaming…
Aftershock APEX-15 Review: A Beast in Performance for Creatives & Gamers

Aftershock APEX-15 Review: A Beast in Performance for Creatives & Gamers

As a creative and a professional video editor, the search for the best machine to complement my field of work has always been a dilemma: with a large variety of electronic products offered on the mass market today, how many of them can actually meet the demands of running multiple creative software simultaneously and seamlessly – all without breaking the bank? For like-minded individuals in my field of profession – or one that is similar – gaming laptops would probably not be an immediate choice. However, Aftershock’s APEX-15 notebook is one to consider when it comes to getting creative work done with…
Work & Play With The Surface Book 2 Coming To Singapore On 15 March

Work & Play With The Surface Book 2 Coming To Singapore On 15 March

Pre-orders have already started for the Microsoft Surface Book 2 in Singapore, which will arrive in stores from 15 March onwards! Starting from S$2,188, the Surface Book 2 is Microsoft’s most powerful laptop yet. With the latest 8th Generation Intel processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (or 1060 for you power users) discrete graphics options, the Surface Book 2 provides all-day battery life, supporting up to 17 hours of video playback – think about all those shows you’ve been needing to catch-up on! If you’re seeking a powerful yet portable device, the Surface Book 2 (13.5″) weighs just slightly over…
It’s Almost Here: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop To Hit Singapore On 24 January

It’s Almost Here: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop To Hit Singapore On 24 January

It’s only a few more days before the Microsoft Surface Laptop will finally be available Singapore, starting on 24 January! This classy device is a well-balanced device of portability, performance, and elegance – only weighing in at 1.25 kilograms and is razor-thin at 14.5mm. It ships with Windows 10 S, and is engineered with speed from the get-go. It stays consistently fast, thanks to its i7 Core processor (also available with i5 Core). Most importantly for those always on the go, it boasts up to 14.5 hours of battery life, giving no excuse for all-day productivity (or Netflix, c’mon we know…
Logitech CRAFT: Turn This Way for Effortless Precision

Logitech CRAFT: Turn This Way for Effortless Precision

At just under a kilogram, the Logitech CRAFT lands on your desk with a loud thud.  The latest 960g addition to Logitech’s already impressive lineup of productivity tools promises effortless precision for users willing to shell out the S$329 for it. How will this new contender fare amidst the ever-growing array of creative processing tools? Let’s find out. First impressions are important, and the CRAFT starts off great with its premium looks and feel. The keyboard is nothing short of sturdy, and yet surprisingly sleek. It almost looks portable if you’re still into lugging keyboards that don’t fold on demand.…
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