New products (Week of June 3)

New products (Week of June 3)

ALL-IN-ONE PC

Asus PT2001

From $769

The Asus PT2001 is not just another all-in-one (AIO) PC; it is actually a portable AIO. It features a convenient pull-out handle and built-in battery which lets you move it anywhere you want. Weighing 3.3kg, it is rather light for an AIO PC.

Powered by fourth-generation Intel processors, customisable up to an Nvidia GeForce graphics processor, this Windows 8 machine will run applications and games smoothly.

Its 19.5-inch (1,600 x 900 pixel) touchscreen display comes with in-plane switching technology for wide viewing angles, so your friends and family can huddle around the PC to view your vacation photos, minus the colour shift.


 

SMARTPHONE CASE

Uniq Transforma for Samsung Galaxy S6

$39.90 (with car mount), available from the middle of this month from www.uniqcreation.com

If you have not found a case you like for your Samsung Galaxy S6, consider the Uniq Transforma. A foldable flap at the back can be manipulated into several positions - propped up for viewing, with its display in portrait or landscape mode, for example. The case comes in red, blue, grey and black. The package includes the Uniq MountPro Vent mount for attaching to the air-conditioning vent in a car. The case can then be easily put in place magnetically. This package is also currently available for the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.


 

LAPTOP

HP Pavilion x360

From $699, available this month

The "360" in its name tells you that the HP Pavilion x360 can turn 360 degrees. Just the display, that is. You can use it as a regular laptop or tablet, and prop it up for watching a movie. The 11.6-inch touchscreen display lets you enjoy Windows 8 to the fullest.

It has an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. It comes in red and green.


 

LAPTOP BAG

Hellolulu Neale 15" Laptop Carrier

$99

Your laptop tote does the job, but lacks style?

Get the Hellolulu Neale 15" Laptop Carrier.

Made of water-repellent nylon, it has a padded compartment which can hold a laptop of up to 15 inches with two slip pockets for other essentials.

Its adjustable frontal loops are useful for holding a light jacket or your newspaper.

A luggage-handle slot at the back comes in handy for frequent travellers. The carrier can be held like a clutch bag, or slung over your shoulder using the adjustable shoulder strap.


 

SMARTPHONE

BlackBerry Leap

$329

BlackBerry is back with a Leap.

Running on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 with its dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the BlackBerry Leap has a 5-inch (1,280 x 720 pixel) touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.

Its 16GB of internal storage is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. BlackBerry claims the Leap has a battery life of

25 hours, so you can go through the day without worrying that you will run out of juice.


 

MOBILE ROUTER

D-Link DWR-710 Le Petit HSPA+ Router

$55

It looks like a USB drive, but the D-Link DWR-710 Le Petit is actually a slim and portable 802.11 b/g/n mobile router.

Just insert a data SIM card into the DWR-710, plug the device into your laptop and you can start sending e-mail messages, transferring files to clients and surfing the Web.

Its Wi-Fi-sharing function allows connections with up to seven other devices, so your smartphone and tablet need not be marooned in cyberspace.


This article was first published on June 3, 2015.
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