Laptops http://www.stuff.tv/sg/laptops/features en-SG Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spyshots have leaked on the web, showing off the purported device’s exterior </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " alt="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appmac1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the lead we&rsquo;ve all been waiting for. We&rsquo;ve been <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-has-it-retina-macbook-air-release-2015/news">bogged with speculations of a new MacBook Air </a>(due sometime this year), but no one&rsquo;s actually seen the unit in the make, until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seriously thin... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s also evident from another picture that the lid of the unit might be slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2, which comes in at 6.1mm thin. So we think that the width of the entire MacBook might be about 7in in total, but it&rsquo;s too hard to tell just by looking at these shots.</p> <p>Another feature that was prevalent in the pictures was the Apple logo &ndash; it was of the same glossy make as the one you find on the iPad Air, rather than the illuminated-when-on ones on its current MacBook Air range.</p> <p>But since previous reports have indicated that Apple could be tweaking its logo on all its future laptops to match that of its iPad range, it comes to us as no surprise that the device will sport this look.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re hoping to get more spyshots of the unit in the coming weeks, so we&rsquo;ll have a better indication of what&rsquo;s to come. Keep reading this space for more news.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/rumour-supply-problems-mean-2015-release-retina-display-macbook-air/news">Rumour: Supply problems mean 2015 release for Retina display MacBook Air</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/apple-macbook-air-retina-display-photos-leak-2015-1/#.VMWZvcfEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " alt="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbookair5.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news#comments Apple iOS Laptops MacBook Air Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:31:59 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458505 at http://www.stuff.tv MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with http://www.stuff.tv/sg/msi/msi-gt80-titan-noisiest-laptop-you-ll-ever-play/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nope, not because its fans will go into overdrive - think mechanical keyboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" alt="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MSI%20GT80%20Titan%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Be worried if someone decides to buy the MSI GT80 Titan and bring it in for a bout of gaming. </p> <p>The latest gaming laptop from the Taiwanese company, unveiled during CES 2015, was touted as a behemoth of a system, what with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M SLI setup that&rsquo;ll burn through graphics rendering like hot knife on a butter. That, and the latest Intel Core i7 to power through the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">But what&rsquo;ll really drive you mad is the clickity-clackity sounds from the mechanical keyboard, armed by the Cherry MX Brown switch, built into the system. This, by the way, is the first gaming laptop that adds the amazing tactile feel from mechanical keys to its arsenal. While our hands-on time with it was very short (think mere minutes), we can safely say that it&rsquo;ll give you an even better gaming high when you feel the tap and click of each mechanical key.</p> <p>Where&rsquo;s the mousepad? To the right, just beside the mechanical keys. Sounds like a pity that there isn&rsquo;t a numeric keypad included, but hold that thought. The mousepad is essentially a touch screen, one that turns into a touch-enabled numeric keypad. Admittedly, quite a nifty idea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Those mechanical keys will drive your neighbours mad" alt="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MSI%20GT80%20Titan%20keyboard.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Peek-a-boo! There&#039;s the numeric keypad, which is also a mousepad" alt="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MSI%20GT80%20Titan%20keypad.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Design-wise, we noticed that the mechanical keyboard meant most of the hardware had to be moved further up the chassis. Hence, you&rsquo;ll notice a smooth panel just above the keyboard. But here&rsquo;s the great thing about this new design - similar to the GT72, you have the option to add modular components to the system easily. Just remove the panel, add a few more GB of RAM or insert more storage space, and you&rsquo;re done. Sounds easy, but MSI still recommends that this be done at an authorised MSI reseller.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-essential-tips-aspiring-pro-gamers/feature">5 essential tips for aspiring pro gamers</a> </strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Easy to switch modular hardware" alt="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MSI%20GT80%20Titan%20hardware.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The remaining specs worth mentioning on this gaming machine includes Matrix display that lets you output to three displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4 mini and dual Display-Port 1.2. Speaking of ports, there&#39;s an abundance of them - think five USB 3.0 ports should be enough for every gadget you have in your inventory.</p> <p dir="ltr">Overheating shouldn&rsquo;t be an issue with the laptop&rsquo;s Cooler Boost 3 thermal system, though we did hear the fans going ballistic when it was pushed to the highest speed.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pricing? Get ready for the huge shocker. Given the heavy duty hardware that&rsquo;s available on this system, the MSI GT80 Titan is not some cheap pony you can get off the shelf. If you don&rsquo;t have S$5799 to spare, then you&rsquo;d better look somewhere else. Because that&rsquo;s how much cold, hard cash (or plastic credit card) you&rsquo;ll need to bring this bad boy home.</p> <p>But hey, at least you can tell the other half that you&rsquo;re really getting your money&rsquo;s worth and you&rsquo;ll spend more time at home. Just don&rsquo;t mention the part about being glued to the system and neglecting everything else.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/arm-yourself-with-the-right-gaming-system-and-be-next-esports-sensation/feature">Arm yourself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll never run out of USB ports" alt="MSI GT80 Titan is the noisiest laptop you’ll ever play with" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MSI%20GT80%20Titan%20ports.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/msi/msi-gt80-titan-noisiest-laptop-you-ll-ever-play/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/msi/msi-gt80-titan-noisiest-laptop-you-ll-ever-play/news#comments Gaming Laptops MSI Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:59:33 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458232 at http://www.stuff.tv Look to control – that’s what you could be doing to your Apple devices in future http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/look-control-s-what-you-could-be-doing-your-apple-devices-future/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanks to a new patent by Apple, this feature might become reality soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Look to control – that’s what you could be doing to your Apple devices in future " alt="Look to control – that’s what you could be doing to your Apple devices in future" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appleinsider.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine this: you&rsquo;re on a crowded bus/train and you got one hand holding your smartphone and the other, the rail to keep you from falling. Now, who&rsquo;s going to help you with navigating the device?</p> <p>Apple devices may soon become smarter and help you with this, thanks to a new patent the tech conglomerate&rsquo;s been granted. It&rsquo;s basically a gaze-tracking graphical user interface that might one day make its way on to Apple&rsquo;s iPhones, iPads, Macs, or even Apple TV.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/look-control-s-what-you-could-be-doing-your-apple-devices-future/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/look-control-s-what-you-could-be-doing-your-apple-devices-future/news#comments Apple iOS Laptops Smartphones Tablets Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:39:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458120 at http://www.stuff.tv Retina Display MacBook Air production ramps up for early 2015 release http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thinner, pixel-packed and quieter than ever? Sounds good to us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="769" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/16044309237_2dc6eceffc_b.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest whispers from the iRumour mill suggest that production of the long-rumoured Retina Display MacBook Air has increased ahead of its launch in the first quarter of 2015.</p> <p>The news, courtesy of Digitimes, states that Apple&#39;s supplier Quanta Computer is looking to bring in an additional 30,000 workers to also help with production of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a>.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:34:58 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457546 at http://www.stuff.tv Report: 12in MacBook Air’s slimmer redesign will eliminate most ports http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/report-12in-macbook-air-s-slimmer-redesign-will-eliminate-most-ports/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Apple about to make some big changes to its much-loved laptop? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" alt="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-macbookair-12in-leak-topdown.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">CES 2015 is raging right now, but a purported Apple leak may well steal some of the momentum from the major players exhibiting their wares. Ready for this? The MacBook Air will soon be redesigned.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Like we said - it&rsquo;s a more significant revamp than it seems at first, if it all pans out. As the commissioned render depicts, the MacBook Air will only have a single USB Type-C port in addition to a headphone jack, and that smaller, newer USB port will be tasked with everything from charging to plugging in accessories.</p> <p class="p1">No doubt, Apple will have to either include or make readily available a USB hub for those needing to use devices while charging the laptop, or plugging in multiple devices at once. But USB Type-C cables are reversible, and the tech can be used for charging and powering displays.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="492" title="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" alt="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-macbookair-12in-leak-side.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">And with fewer ports and components, that allows Apple to not only slim down the build, but also cut some of the cost from the computer. <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/6/7505187/apple-macbook-2015-usb-type-c-reversible">The Verge speculates</a> that this model will mark Apple&rsquo;s attempt to offer lower-priced options to better compete with Windows PCs on the value equation.</p> <p class="p1">As the render shows, the new MacBook Air will also cut down the amount of bezel around the screen, which has long been rumoured to finally be a Retina display, and the keys will be scrunched together to fit edge-to-edge within the narrower frame. While the trackpad will lose its familiar click, it&rsquo;s expected to be a bit taller than before, offering even more scrolling space.</p> <p class="p1">9to5Mac&#39;s report notes that some details - particularly the part about losing all of those ports - could change before the expected launch sometime this summer, but assuming most of these alterations make the final product, we&#39;re excited to see a refreshed take on Apple&#39;s immensely successful notebook formula.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/06/macbook-air-12-inch-redesign/">9to5Mac</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/6/7505187/apple-macbook-2015-usb-type-c-reversible">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-has-it-retina-macbook-air-release-2015/news">Rumour has it - Retina MacBook Air could land in 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="359" title="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" alt="Render based on 12in MacBook Air (2015) leaked specs (Credit: 9to5Mac)" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-macbookair-12in-leak-compare.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/report-12in-macbook-air-s-slimmer-redesign-will-eliminate-most-ports/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/report-12in-macbook-air-s-slimmer-redesign-will-eliminate-most-ports/news#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:17:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456888 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Asus' Transformer Book Chi in a Windows 2-in-1 as thin as an iPad Air http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ces-2015/ces-2015-asus-transformer-book-chi-windows-2-1-thin-ipad-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ..when in tablet mode, that is. Still, it&#039;s a whole damn computer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s thinner than it looks" alt="Asus Transformer Book T300Chi" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ASUS-Transformer-Book-T300-Chi.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">The market for laptops that also think they&#39;re tablets has suddenly become interesting.</p> <p class="p1">Since Microsoft&#39;s Surface Pro 3 came out, and Intel&#39;s fanless Core M processor arrived on the scene, we&#39;ve seen some great Windows 8 converti-tabs, such as Lenovo&#39;s watch strap-hinged Yoga Pro 3. Now there&#39;s another intriguing device with a personality crisis, and it goes by the name of Asus Transformer Book Chi.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">In fact, it&#39;s not one device, but three - the 12.5in T300, the 10.1in T100 and the 8.9in T90. All share the DNA of aluminium unibodies with diamond-cut edges and frankly ridiculous skinniness.</p> <p class="p1">The T300Chi is the main event, packing a choice of 1080p or WQHD IPS screens (2560 x 1440), Intel Core M 5Y71 (1.2GHz) or 5Y10 (0.8GHz) processors, 64/128GB SSDs and 4GB or 8GB RAM. In laptop mode it&#39;s 16.5mm thick, which makes it about the same as a MacBook Air (and it&#39;s just 7.6mm thick without the dock). Of course it&#39;s also touch-sensitive, and the resolution wipes the floor with that of Apple&#39;s finest tiny-puter. Claimed battery life is eight hours on a charge, and there&#39;s a 2MP camera for video calls.</p> <p class="p2">The Core M is supposedly good for &#39;everyday computing&#39;, so unlike a Surface or a Macbook, you won&#39;t be playing 2015&#39;s games on the T300Chi. Still, Half-Life 2 should run just peachy on its Intel HD 5300 GPU.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Check out my diamond-cut edges" alt="Asus Transformer Book T300Chi" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-transformer-Book-Chi-T300-3.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The keyboard dock still works when separated" alt="Asus Transformer Book T300Chi" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-transformer-book-chi-t300-2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The 10.1in, 1920x1200 T100Chi is apparently the world&#39;s thinnest Windows 8 tablet at just 7.2mm, and it&#39;ll keep going for 10 hours straight. Inside is a 1.46GHz Intel Atom Z3775 processor, 1 or 2GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage.</p> <p class="p1">The T90Chi packs the same processor as the T100, but has disappointingly low-res 1280x800 8.9in screen. However, at 7.5mm it is, according to Asus, the thinnest nine-inch tab you can buy, and it has a rear-facing 5MP camera to complement the 2MP front-facer.</p> <p class="p1">All devices click together with their keyboard docks magnetically, but the two pieces actually communicate via Bluetooth 4.0, so they work together at a range of up to 20m.</p> <p class="p1">One concern is that all models feature only a single USB3.0 port in type-B configuration (that&#39;s the tiny one you use for charging). Certainly, not as versatile as devices such as Microsoft&#39;s Award-winning Surface Pro 3, although given the top-spec T300Chi clocks in at just US$800 (S$1068), it&#39;s not surprising. The T100 starts at US$400 (S$534), while the T90 costs from just US$300 (S$400). All will be available this February.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature">CES 2015 - All the latest stores from the biggest tech and gadget show on Earth</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The T90 Chi gets a 5MP rear camera" alt="Asus Transformer Book T90Chi" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/ASUS-Transformer-Book-T90-Chi_back_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ces-2015/ces-2015-asus-transformer-book-chi-windows-2-1-thin-ipad-air/news#comments Asus CES 2015 Laptops Tablets Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:54:05 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456757 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/promoted-5-ways-transform-your-life-asus-transformer-book-flip/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When conventional tablets or laptops don&#039;t cut it, flip them aside for ASUS’ multi-faceted laptop/tablet hybrid </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">These days, one laptop doesn&rsquo;t look so different from the other. And honestly, would you dare to use it on your lap and risk burning your thighs? We don&rsquo;t think so.</p> <p dir="ltr">But other than going old school by leaving it on the desktop, life would be so much better if you&rsquo;ve actually have more choices. We hear your first world problem. And so did ASUS, when it introduced the ASUS Transformer Book Flip.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more neck cramps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">For those days when you just want to stretch that back and lie flat on the floor after a busy day, you&rsquo;ll realise one thing - neck cramps are coming when you&rsquo;re watching a movie with the screen upright. Your body wasn&#39;t built to watch movies in that position. There&#39;s a way to solve that problem.</p> <p><strong>ASUS Transformer Flip Book saves the day</strong></p> <p>The ASUS Transformer Book Flip solves that problem easily. Convert it to the flat tablet mode and relish in the comfort of watching movies without keeping your back rigidly straight. Plus points if you have a cushiony midriff that&rsquo;ll absorb the impact from laughing too much when you&rsquo;re watching Running Man.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No more neck cramps" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%2001.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The perfect viewing angle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Those chillout moments when you&#39;re sitting on the floor can be disrupted when you can&#39;t get a good view on your laptop. That&#39;s because different people have different sitting postures - you might not be looking straight ahead, so facing a flatscreen isn&rsquo;t the best viewing option.</p> <p><strong>ASUS Transformer Flip Book saves the day</strong></p> <p>The laptop/tablet hybrid isn&rsquo;t named the Flip Book for nothing, for it can flip itself into a tent form allowing you to adjust the viewing angle. How much, you ask? Heck, it does more than give you a clear view regardless of your posture - just relax and let the ASUS Transformer Flip Book do all the work in providing you with the perfect viewing experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The perfect viewing angle" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%2002.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Face-smashing tablet, begone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Hands-up if you&rsquo;re guilty of this - holding a tablet while you&rsquo;re lying in bed. And having the said device landing right smack on your face when you lose your grip. It sounds ridiculous, but it happens. Not if you&rsquo;re using the ASUS Transformer Flip Book</p> <p><strong>ASUS Transformer Flip Book saves the day</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The versatility of the ASUS Transformer Flip Book keeps it standing while you enjoy a movie, either standing or while you&#39;re lying in bed. With the keyboard providing the anchor, you can go hands-free and either Skype or watch those late-night movies without tiring those arms too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="717" height="480" title="Face-smashing tablet, begone" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The desk transformation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Take a good look at your work desk. Kind of cluttered, right? You&rsquo;re not alone in this problem, and we could all benefit from some extra space. Again, a little creativity with the ASUS Transformer Flip Book goes a long way.</p> <p><strong>ASUS Transformer Flip Book saves the day</strong></p> <p>Don&rsquo;t place the laptop on your desk (*yawn* boring!). Make good use of the partition that separates your office space. Anchor the ASUS Transformer Flip Book&rsquo;s keyboard onto the partition or let it rest right on it. Don&rsquo;t forget to attach a wireless keyboard and mouse while you&rsquo;re at it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The desk transformation" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%2004.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharing the view </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Think about this - you&rsquo;re in the middle of a presentation, and it&rsquo;s time to show the fancy deck you&rsquo;ve prepared. Only problem is - there&rsquo;s no projector. Your trusty notebook will have to make do, but rotating it to show the screen outward is going to tangle the power and mouse cable. The ASUS Transformer Flip Book says no to that.</p> <p><strong>ASUS Transformer Flip Book saves the day</strong></p> <p>The ease of just flipping the ASUS Transformer Flip Book means your wires stay exactly where they are - no messy cables to unwind when you switch between the two views. And it&rsquo;s one quick motion, pushing the screen down and flipping it up to the tent mode in less than five seconds. Now that&rsquo;s what we call a quick transformation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title="Sharing the view" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%2005.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bendgate has nothing on the ASUS Transformer Flip Book </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Asus Transformer Flip Book - it&#39;s more than meets the eye</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bendgate has nothing on the ASUS Transformer Flip Book" alt="PROMOTED: 5 ways to transform your life with the ASUS Transformer Book Flip" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Laptops &nbsp;weren&rsquo;t made to bend to your will. But this is. The hybrid Transformer Book Flip&rsquo;s screen will rotate through a full 360 degrees to turn the device from laptop to tablet, and every other position in between.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Flip is designed to blitz through every task you throw its way with the newest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT840M graphics card. Boasting a polished aluminium design, its full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display is a visual force to be reckoned with.</p> <p dir="ltr">Feel more at home using the conventional keyboard? Its ergonomic design and large touchpad will be comfortable to the tap. But should you prefer to interact via the touchscreen, incredibly precise actuators laid beneath the screen promise high accuracy and fast response.</p> <p><a href="http://www.asus.com/sg/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_Transformer_Book_Flip_TP300LD/?utm_source=StuffSG&amp;utm_medium=Online%20Review&amp;utm_campaign=Flip%20TP300" target="_blank">Learn more about the ASUS Transformer Flip Book</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PROMOTED: Let Asus transform your life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 ways the Transformer Book Flip will change your perspectives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Asus%20Transformer%20Flip%20Book%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/promoted-5-ways-transform-your-life-asus-transformer-book-flip/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/promoted-5-ways-transform-your-life-asus-transformer-book-flip/feature#comments Asus Laptops Tablets Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:02:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455902 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Acer reveals first 15.6in Chromebook, featuring a 1080p display http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/ces-2015-acer-reveals-first-156in-chromebook-featuring-1080p-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big and potentially beautiful, it&#039;s pushing the Chromebook boundaries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer Chromebook 15" alt="Acer Chromebook 15" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-chromebook15.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Chromebooks are still pegged as cheap and minimally equipped, but manufacturers are working to expand the limits of what these budget laptops have to offer. Like Acer and its new Chromebook 15.</p> <p class="p1">Announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this weekend, the Chromebook 15 adds a new model to Acer&rsquo;s line while also serving as the first ever Chromebook with a screen of its size, measuring at 15.6in. And if you get the 1920x1080 resolution option, it&rsquo;s sure to be a looker.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">For now, however, it&rsquo;s unclear when the Chromebook 15 will launch or expand worldwide, let alone how much the various configurations will cost, but anyone considering a Chromebook in the near future might wait to see how the largest-yet model shakes out.</p> <p class="p1">Additionally, Acer announced that its current Chromebook 13 - which has a Tegra K1 processor within - will be available in a new touchscreen model starting this month in Europe, with a base price of &euro;329 (S$522). However, Acer&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/group-test-best-chromebooks-planet/feature">previous Chromebook struggled</a> with the added computing demands of touch, so perhaps wait for a review on that front.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2015/151290">Acer</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/3/7483211/you-can-finally-buy-a-15-inch-chromebook-thanks-to-acer">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/group-test-best-chromebooks-planet/feature">The best Chromebooks in the world - reviewed</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="995" title="Acer Chromebook 15" alt="Acer Chromebook 15" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-chromebook15-closed.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/ces-2015-acer-reveals-first-156in-chromebook-featuring-1080p-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/ces-2015-acer-reveals-first-156in-chromebook-featuring-1080p-display/news#comments Acer Chrome OS Chromebook 13 Laptops Mon, 05 Jan 2015 01:10:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456639 at http://www.stuff.tv How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-panasonic-toughbooks-save-world-one-laptop-time/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide Harada, Panasonic&#039;s Director of IT Products Business Division, explains why these rugged laptops are more than just mere machines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" alt="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic%20Toughbook%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-045de5ef-a02f-38aa-4c36-831185d9d6ec">You don&rsquo;t get to see the Panasonic Toughbooks in retail stores or have a chance to buy one. But you don&rsquo;t need to get one to know why these heavy duty devices are lifesavers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Hide Harada, Director of IT Products Business Division (ITPBD), quoted a few examples over the years, which includes Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans back in 2005. &ldquo;Even if it is under rain or sun, it will still operate well without failure which does not disrupt field engineers&rsquo; work,&rdquo; said Harada, who also added that Panasonic has also donated both the Toughbook and its rugged tablet series, the Toughpad, to aid in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.</p> <p dir="ltr">Panasonic&rsquo;s Toughbooks, however, aren&rsquo;t just reserved for search and rescue operations. In the areas of research, it&rsquo;s a resilient device that gets the job done too. &ldquo;It can withstand extreme weather conditions such as in the snow or in the desert,&rdquo; said Harada. He mentioned the use of these rugged devices for mountain climbing teams in Canada or South Pole, or even in aquatic expeditions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kBkh7tR-tuc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Design-wise, these laptops aren&rsquo;t anywhere near the thin and lightweight systems used by consumers. But like the universe, there&rsquo;s a reason for these rugged design - other than actually housing impact-absorbing and water-sealing parts. &ldquo;We believe that for a rugged body, the design converges to a rugged appearance,&rdquo; said Harada. Makes sense, since the sturdy look gives users an added assurance that it&rsquo;ll be able to withstand a few knocks and hits.</p> <p dir="ltr">While the hardy laptops and tablets are using consumer-based operating systems such as Windows and Android, they&rsquo;re less likely to be used by consumers. But you will spot them in retail centres as point-of-sales payment terminals.</p> <p dir="ltr">Harada adds that security is the key focus for retail fronts, especially when it comes to creating a secure payment solution. Against Apple&rsquo;s upcoming Pay system, Harada highlights that Apple&rsquo;s system is still relatively simple, compared to Panasonic&rsquo;s Android-powered devices which have its own security key within to secure the transactions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" alt="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic%20Toughbook%2001.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">For now, there are no plans to expand its product lineup beyond the notebook and tablet category. The only semblance of a consumer presence for the Panasonic laptops would be in Japan, which goes by the &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s note&rdquo; series which takes on the &ldquo;tough, lightweight and long battery life&rdquo; mantra of its Toughbook series, said Harada.</p> <p dir="ltr">Yet, the Japanese company is quite aware that the PC segment is shrinking in favour of its more compact tablet cousins. &nbsp;Harada notes that the tablet market will grow drastically in the next three to five years, but there&rsquo;s a gap that needs to be filled. &ldquo;Most tablets are consumer based, and we noticed that customers find it hard to get secure B2B tablet,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">While this still doesn&rsquo;t equate to you getting your hands on a durable Panasonic laptop or tablet from an electronics retail store, it means that there&rsquo;s a likelihood that you&rsquo;ll see more of them in your line of work. That is, if you&rsquo;re in healthcare, shipping or emergency response agencies.</p> <p dir="ltr">Still, one can always hope that you&rsquo;ll be able to get your hands on these Panasonic Toughbooks that were made and tested in Japan.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-amazing-facts-you-didn-t-know-about-panasonic-s-rugged-toughbook/feature">8 amazing facts you didn&rsquo;t know about Panasonic&rsquo;s rugged Toughbook</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" alt="How Panasonic Toughbooks save the world, one laptop at a time" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic%20Lets%20Note.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-panasonic-toughbooks-save-world-one-laptop-time/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-panasonic-toughbooks-save-world-one-laptop-time/feature#comments Laptops Panasonic Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:52:07 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456385 at http://www.stuff.tv Leak suggesting Xiaomi making laptops next isn't true http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 30/12: Xiaomi has spoken - the purported leaked image isn&#039;t real </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" alt="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiaomi%20laptop.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Update 30/12/14: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/30/7467819/xiaomi-didnt-copy-the-macbook-air-yet" target="_blank">The Verge reported</a> that the purported leaked image of a Xiaomi laptop looking very similar to a MacBook Air is not true, with Xiaomi&#39;s spokesperson denying that the laptop is a Xiaomi product.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linux, perhaps? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The laptop doesn&#39;t run Windows, apparently, which makes sense as it would hike up prices. Instead it would run on a Xiaomi-customised version of Linux.</p> <p>What it runs on: an Intel Haswell i7-4500U processor and a generous 2 x8GB dual-channel memory.</p> <p>The display will be a 15-inch 1080p capable one though no other specs have been known, such as what type of storage it&#39;ll come with. Since the other specs are rather premium, it&#39;s likely Xiaomi might cut corners where that is concerned.</p> <p>As for pricing, it&#39;s likely to cost around 2,999 yuan ($638). Not a bad price at all for specs like those and the usage of Linux will keep prices down, though you wonder at what cost to Xiaomi&#39;s margins?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hp/hp-s-slim-omen-gaming-laptop-sets-its-sights-razer-blade/news">HP&#39;s Omen a good sign for gaming</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gizmochina.com/2014/12/28/xiaomi-laptop-leak/" target="_blank">GizmoChina</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" alt="Leak suggests Xiaomi making laptops next" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/xiaomi%20laptop%20preview.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi/leak-suggests-xiaomi-making-laptops-next/news#comments Laptops Xiaomi Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:54:25 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1456334 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Barilla taps 3D printing for new pasta, BlackBerry working on self-destructing phone, and HP’s Chromebook 14 gets 1080p touch display http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-barilla-taps-3d-printing-new-pasta-blackberry-working-self-destructing-phone-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up and smell the tech news - or better yet, just read it in our morning roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Barilla&#039;s 3D printed pasta competition winner" alt="Barilla&#039;s 3D printed pasta competition winner" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/barilla-3dprint.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing opens new pastabilities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even massive corporations can&rsquo;t resist the prototyping opportunities presented by 3D printing, and now pasta maker Barilla has joined the fray. Only the company has decided to tap into the designer community to generate ideas for its next great product.</p> <p>Barilla just announced the results from its &quot;PrintEat&quot; 3D printing competition, which picked three winners from a total of 216 submissions, with each winner receiving &euro;800 for the effort. &ldquo;Rosa Pasta&rdquo; blooms in water to look like a rose, &ldquo;Vortipa&rdquo; has a &quot;vortex pattern progression system&quot; and looks like a pine tree, and &ldquo;Lune&rdquo; is a small globe with holes to allow better mixtures with sauce.</p> <p>The top entries could end up being used in future pasta products, and Barilla seems keen on pursuing this kind of tech further. &ldquo;Whatever the future of pasta, Barilla is going to be there,&rdquo; said Michela Petronio, the company&rsquo;s research vice president, possibly even with a straight face.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://3dprint.com/32604/3d-printed-pasta-contest/">3DPrint.com</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/22/barilla-3d-printing-pasta-contest/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/future-food-3d-printed/feature">The future of food is 3D printed</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry helping with self-destructing phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this year, we heard about airplane maker Boeing&rsquo;s plan to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/boeings-black-smartphone-ideal-double-agents-self-destructs-if-tampered/news">release the Boeing Black</a>, an Android-based smartphone that encrypts calls and is designed to self-destruct if physically compromised. Such a secure device (which has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boeing.com/boeing/defense-space/ic/black/index.page">some modular add-on capabilities</a>) also requires secure software, and for that, Boeing has apparently enlisted the skills of BlackBerry.</p> <p>The news broke late last week (shortly after the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/blackberry/blackberry-classic-launches-singapore-available-s598/news">launch of the BlackBerry Classic</a>), with CEO John Chen confirming that they&rsquo;d been recruited to use BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 software with the phone. Recode says the phone is now being offered to potential buyers, although if you&rsquo;re not a government employee or double agent, you probably won&rsquo;t have an opportunity to use the low-specced device.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/12/19/blackberry-working-with-boeing-on-secure-phone-that-self-destructs/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/boeings-black-smartphone-ideal-double-agents-self-destructs-if-tampered/news">Boeing&rsquo;s Black smartphone is ideal for double agents, self-destructs if tampered with</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="798" title="Boeing Black" alt="Boeing Black" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/boeing-black.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chromebook 14 gets 1080p touch option </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Interested in getting a Chromebook, but want a couple of perks above the budget baseline specs? HP has responded to criticisms of its standard Chromebook 14 laptop&rsquo;s screen by introducing an optional new version - one with a display running at 1920x1080 that also adds touch capabilities.</p> <p>The enhanced model also doubles the RAM and internal storage for a bumped-up price of US$440 as opposed to US$300. Seems like a fair price to pay for a lot of extra quality - then again, Chromebooks start to lose their appeal once the price climbs.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/mdp/Laptops/chromebook-14#!&amp;TabName=vao">HP</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5google.com/2014/12/22/hp-chromebook-14-touchscreen/">9to5Google</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="812" title="HP Chromebook 14 with 1080p touch display" alt="HP Chromebook 14 with 1080p touch display" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-chromebook14-touch1080p.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January’s free Xbox games revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft has announced the next slate of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in January, and it&rsquo;s led by&nbsp;<em>D4</em>, the strange Xbox One graphic adventure from infamous game designer Swery65 (<em>Deadly Premonition</em>). That&rsquo;ll be free to download all month long on the current-gen console.</p> <p>For Xbox 360 owners, you&rsquo;ll be able to grab so-so off-road racing game&nbsp;<em>MX vs. ATV Alive</em>&nbsp;between 1-15 January, and amazing open-world RPG&nbsp;<em>The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings</em>&nbsp;between 16-31 January. Free is free, however, and if you&rsquo;re an active Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you might as well check everything out.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://news.xbox.com/2014/12/games-start-the-new-year-off-with-some-sweet-games-with-gold">Xbox Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EHvbOIrYrQQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-barilla-taps-3d-printing-new-pasta-blackberry-working-self-destructing-phone-a#comments 3D Printing Android BlackBerry Gaming HP Laptops Smartphones Xbox 360 Xbox One Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456032 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour has it - Retina MacBook Air could land in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-has-it-retina-macbook-air-release-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it a bird? Is it a plane? We&#039;re scanning the skies for the new MacBook Air, as rumours fly over a 2015 release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rumour has it - Retina MacBook Air could land in 2015 " alt="Rumour has it - Retina MacBook Air could land in 2015 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_2%20%281%29.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Next year will be a big one for Apple whichever way you look at it.</p> <p>We&#39;re excited for the launch of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a>, and hoping that iOS 8&#39;s extra features like Apple Pay will land in the UK.</p> <p>And now the word is out that the Retina MacBook Air will be ready for mass production in the first quater of 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/emily-p-burt" title="View user profile.">Emily P Burt</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most of the rumours agree on the fact that the latest MacBook Air promises to be even slimmer and lighter than its older siblings, with a fresh new design.</p> <p><a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141222PD202.html" target="_blank">Digitimes</a> say it&#39;ll be dropping from a 13in to a 12in screen, &nbsp;with a high resolution display and faster, more energy-efficient performance to boot. </p> <p>Expectations that the new MacBook would be released this year fell short - but hopes have now been reignited for a 2015 release.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/rumour-supply-problems-mean-2015-release-retina-display-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">Supply problems mean 2015 release for Retina display MacBook Air</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Intel Processors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The delay in the release of the newest MacBook is supposedly down to the hold-ups in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iknowtoday.com/2014/12/19/retina-macbook-air-rumors-news-release-date/" target="_blank">development of the latest&nbsp;Intel Broadwell series processors</a>, which are thought to be a key component of the new design.</p> <p>However, Intel recently&nbsp;confirmed that the Core i3, i5 and i7 Broadwell-U chips will be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2014/2014100301_Intel_to_launch_Broadwell_U_series_CPUs_at_CES_event.html" target="_blank">ready for launch in spring 2015</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;and we&#39;re hoping the Retina MacBook Air will be hot on their heels.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/02/intel-broadwell-core-m-macbook/" target="_blank">Macrumours claims</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;the new Retina MacBook Air has already undergone some testing with the processors, ready for the release.&nbsp;</p> <p>BGR claims that the&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/12/22/12-inch-retina-macbook-air/" target="_blank">new model will feature a fanless design</a>, aiming to improve performance efficiency across the board. Sources also say that&nbsp;Quanta Computer is the manufacturer of the new device, but this has not been officially confirmed.</p> <p>Either way, if this year&#39;s strong performance from Apple was anything to go by, the newest edition to the MacBook and Notebook family should be a stunner.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-updates-all-macbook-pro-retina-display-models/news" target="_blank">Apple updates all MacBook Pro with Retina Display models</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-has-it-retina-macbook-air-release-2015/news#comments Apple Laptops Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:40:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455985 at http://www.stuff.tv Banish budget travel boredom with these 10 essential gadgets http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-gadgets-pack-budget-travel/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Be it a short or long-haul flight you&#039;re booked on, these are the gadgets you must have in your carry-on for a crazy-free journey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cabin.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether it&rsquo;s a morning shuttle to Kuala Lumpur or a red-eye to Tokyo, you will need an assortment of devices to maintain your sanity from all the madness that is modern travel. </p> <p>From powerbanks to tablets to intelligent carry on bags, here&rsquo;s a list of essentials for any trip. Just make sure you have booked the correct flight and bring along the passport!</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nick-chee" title="View user profile.">Nick Chee</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Note 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s latest flagship is a quantum leap over the previous generation Galaxy Note 3 and is definitely a worthy challenger to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. With specifications that would make the competing iPhone pale in comparison,&nbsp;the Note 4 is a mean beast with six more cores, triple the memory and a slightly bigger 5.7 inch screen. The &lsquo;S Pen&rsquo; stylus with exceptional writing qualities reinvigorates the functionality of the trusty old stylus which was supposedly&nbsp;killed off with the original iPhone back in 2007.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: With only 32GB of inbuilt memory, you should get an additional 128GB memory card as well since they really are dirt cheap right now. There&rsquo;s no harm having more space especially when it can also function as a portable hard disk. &nbsp;Just remember to have the docking cable on hand.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsunggalaxynote4%20%281%29.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad Air 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Budget carriers tend to expect their guests to bring their own form of entertainment (or pay for ridiculously overpriced tablet rentals). Pfft, that&#39;s fine. Because you have Apple&rsquo;s latest tablet. Load it with offline games and banish boredom while others look on with envy at how fast the A8X processor renders Infinity Blade III with amazing details.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> forget the 16GB option and go with the 64GB sweet spot or 128GB if you have a little extra cash. The price difference is not very much and you will appreciate having the extra space sooner rather than later when you can squeeze more than a couple of TV sitcoms and movies (which are available from iTunes and not TPB, mind you!), hours of music and e-books into this nifty little device. Trust us, you&#39;ll be so engrossed in that gorgeously massive 9.7in Retina Display screen that your flight will pass much faster than you thought it would.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">Apple iPad Air 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Air 2" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20air%202.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bose QuietComfort 25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if your flight is equipped with inflight entertainment, the provided headsets tend to be flimsy plastic ones which produce more static than stereo. Spare your ears the torture and get a decent pair of headphones. Not just any headphones but Bose&rsquo;s latest QuietComfort 25 model. Plug it into your iPad and slip into an aural space void of other people. Say good riddance to screaming kids and noisy engines with Bose&rsquo;s impressive noise-cancelling properties.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> If generic black isn&rsquo;t your thing, Bose offers customisation with pretty much any colour combination imaginable to cue everyone into the knowledge that your headset is better than theirs. &nbsp;Who cares if they are using Beats by Dr Dre when you have you own colour customised QuietComfort 25? And at 196g, it&rsquo;s probably lighter and more compact as well. Just don&rsquo;t leave it in the Seat Pocket of Doom.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bose/stuff-picks-prepare-your-tech-shopping-list-these-latest-launches/news">Stuff Picks: Prepare your tech shopping list with these latest launches</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bose QuietComfort 25" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/bose%20quietcomfort.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi Mi Power Bank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you use your smartphone or tablet heavily, you might need to juice up while on board. Budget carriers do not typically provide power points on board and if they do, you probably have to pay to use them. Even on the full service carriers, you might have to share the power point with your seat mates. Weighing just 350g, Xiaomi&rsquo;s new 16,000mAh Mi power bank comes with two USB ports and lots of juice to ensure your devices never run dry.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;They&#39;re so affordable, you can get a couple of them without making a dent in your monthly expenses. Why carry tiny power banks which weigh almost the same, but provide a fraction of the charging capacity? You&#39;ll never have to run out of battery (unless you forget to charge the sources themselves).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/xiaomi/xiaomi-power-bank-offers-16000mah-juice-pittance/news">The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mi Power Bank" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/mi%20powerbank.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aftershock S-17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Travelling doesn&rsquo;t mean you have to give up your PC games. Enter the high performance laptop computer - the Aftershock S-17. This portable powerhouse takes mobile gaming to new heights. Weighing at just 3.1kg, the S-17 delivers top of the line performance with its premium display powered by the world&rsquo;s most powerful mobile graphics card, the Nvidia GTX 980m. So instead of playing mindless casual games on the smartphone or tablet for the entire duration of the flight, why not run through the campaign mode on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t shy away from the customisable options - make your laptop the meanest gaming machine you will ever own (until the next generation hardware debut, of course). Upgrade your RAM to 16GB instead of 4GB and go for the 2 M.2 2280 SSD option on RAID 0 to get the most out of your gaming experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Aftershock S-17" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/aftershock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluesmart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you often struggle to ensure your carry-on bag weighs less than regulated 7 kg, especially in this day and age where airlines are more than happy to charge you a pretty penny or banish your carry-on bag to the cargo hold for being a gram over the weight limit, why not check out this crowd-funded project - Bluesmart? It is your carry-on suitcase packed with intelligent features such as tracking, self-weighing, in built charging and self-locking. The project has already reached its funding goal and barring unforeseen issues, you should see it in stores come August 2015.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> If we were you, we would set aside the funds for it right now. It is a steal at 50% off the estimated retail price. Don&rsquo;t say we didn&rsquo;t tell you so when they hit the stores.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VJnvx7IhAmk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grid-It! Organiser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spare yourself the embarrassment of stalling the queues at security screening by having your digital gadgets and personal effects pre-organised for easy access. The Grid-It organiser secures all your knickknacks for easy access, saving you from rummaging through the carry-on bag for that elusive tablet or laptop. Grid-It organisers come in three sizes allowing you to get one that fits snugly in your carry on.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Get the organiser bundle combo pack - you&#39;ll never know when you will need a certain size.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b2zULNyGhqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPhone 6 Plus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember the time when Steve Jobs proclaimed Apple will not venture into the phablet market? &nbsp;Well, unfortunately the market rules and the consumers have spoken. Apple&rsquo;s latest flagship smartphone comes with a gargantuan 5.5in screen, the latest A8 processor and an equally impressive battery life. Fractionally smaller than the iPad mini, the iPhone 6 Plus packs a high pixel density of 401ppi delivering high quality imagery thanks to its stunning 1080p resolution.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;You might be tempted to go for the smaller iPhone 6 but trust us, size matters. At minimum, we&rsquo;d suggest the 64GB model as the 16GB one might be a tad too smell with all your high-res photos, videos and oversized apps.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">Apple iPhone 6 Plus review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="iPhone 6 Plus" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone%206%20plus.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 360 by Motorola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With no cellular service on board most flights, one might question the necessity of having a smart watch. &nbsp;Travelling tends to make people more anxious than usual and those with ailments may be worse for wear on board compared to the average healthy individual. The Moto 360 allows you to monitor, among other things, the blood pressure, heart rate, activity levels and sleep activity of the wearer and these are recorded via Android Wear. Unfortunately, Apple fans will have to wait till 2015 for the Apple Watch.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:&nbsp;</strong>Smart watches will get more impressive and more common over the next few years so why wait when you can call yourself an early adopter? Bragging rights aside, this watch does more than just tell the time. Just remember to charge it everyday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Moto 360 by Motorola" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-360-bar_1_0_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle Paperwhite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are into books, leave the heavy paperweights behind and get a Kindle Paperwhite instead. One might question its versatility especially given that the competing iPads and Samsung Tabs can function as a reader and do much more. &nbsp;However, the reading experience delivered by the Kindle Paperwhite is far superior especially for the book nook. &nbsp;With no glare from the backlight on the 16-level greyscale screen, it is less taxing on the eyes and this is a blessing given that dry cabin air increases the strain on your eyes. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Get a Kindle just for ebooks, keep your tablet strictly for shows. Weighing just 206g, it is fractionally heavier than the phablets but lighter than the 7&rdquo; tablets and your wrists won&rsquo;t ache after holding them for too long. With a battery life of approximately 28 hours of continuous reading, you can pretty much leave the charger at home and travel light.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Kindle Paperwhite" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/kindle%20paperwhite.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 gadgets to survive budget travel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tips to banish the insane boredom on the plane </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-gadgets-pack-budget-travel/feature#comments Laptops Smartphones Tablets Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:12:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453966 at http://www.stuff.tv Arm yourself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation http://www.stuff.tv/sg/arm-yourself-with-the-right-gaming-system-and-be-next-esports-sensation/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to gain an edge in the eSports arena? These are the tools you&#039;ll need </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" alt="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/esports%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>eSports is just like any other sports. It makes sense to be armed with the best tools to give you an advantage.</p> <p>The best football harnesses the power of aerodynamics and the strongest racquet can withstand the hardest impact. Who&rsquo;s to say you shouldn&rsquo;t arm yourself with the most powerful gaming system?</p> <p>No one. We&rsquo;re here to tell you the essential tips to choose the perfect gaming system.</p> <p>[Image credit: ESL]</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Processor - the brains of the operation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Let&rsquo;s just say your best bet lies with a system powered by an Intel processor. Not just any run-of-the-mill Intel chip. Go extreme or go home. Aim for laptops or desktops armed with a Core i7 processor. </p> <p dir="ltr">Sounds easy, until you see the numbers trailing behind the processor spec. Rule of thumb here is to look for the fourth generation processors, usually denoted with higher numbers like the Intel Core i7-4930MX.</p> <p dir="ltr">Warning - such systems powered by the high-end processors don&rsquo;t come cheap.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Processor - the brains of the operation" alt="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Intel%20Core%20i7.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mindblowing graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Never ever skimp on this. Especially if you&rsquo;re a mobile warrior. Competitive players live or die on the performance of their gaming laptop&rsquo;s graphics processor. If you have to choose between a more powerful processor versus graphics performance, go for the latter. Most self-respecting gamers would be eyeing systems powered by Nvidia&rsquo;s GTX 980M graphics processor. That&rsquo;s a sound choice. Not cheap, but it&rsquo;s going to give you the edge while you frag enemies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Graphics" alt="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nvidia%20GTX%20980M%20web.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The key to victory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Always look for extra customisable keys that cut down the number of keystrokes to reload and fire or run a series of OMGWTFBBQ spells that&rsquo;ll obliterate your foes.</p> <p dir="ltr">Truth be told, you won&rsquo;t need a full-sized keyboard anymore. Most games have remapped their interface, requiring only the essential WASD keys and a few other quick shortcuts to function.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pro-tip: get a good mouse, one that comes with macro keys and an insane sensitivity level. Think Razer Naga Epic Chroma, now with pretty colours too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The key to victory" alt="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Razer%20Naga%20Epic%20Chroma.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Portability vs Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The age old question - will a smaller and lighter gaming notebook hinder the gaming performance? That&rsquo;s a definite no, as we&rsquo;ve seen new systems such as the Alienware 13 turning heads for its daintiness that hides the real power within.</p> <p dir="ltr">Portability, however, comes with a price - reduced screen size. That also means you might not spot that sneaky ambusher, shoving a sword up your behind while you squint at the screen.</p> <p>But if you search hard enough, you&rsquo;ll find rare gems that strike a balance between screen size and portability. The MSI GS70 Stealth is one fine example. You won&rsquo;t find another gaming system that comes with a 17in full HD anti-glare screen that&rsquo;s matched by the lightweight sub-3kg and thin 21.8mm profile.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Portability vs Screen" alt="Arm youself with the right gaming system and be the next eSports sensation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MSI%20GS70%20Stealth.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Celebrating the epicness of eSports </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gaming tournaments have proven to be effective in promoting team work, life skills and more importantly, sportsmanship. It&#39;s time we gave <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/its-time-give-esport-its-due-recognition/feature" target="_blank">due recognition to the men and women</a> who work hard to be the best in the game.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/arm-yourself-with-the-right-gaming-system-and-be-next-esports-sensation/feature#comments Gaming Laptops MSI Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:54:53 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453881 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the Computer of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-microsoft-surface-pro-3-computer-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Third time&#039;s the charm for Microsoft, as it elegantly nails the laptop/hybrid formula </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is our Computer of the Year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is our Computer of the Yea" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-computer-microsoft-surface-pro-3_FINAL.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gone are the days when a computer was something big and bulky that sat on your desk at home and ran Word.</p> <p>Instead, we live in a world dominated by laptops of all shapes and sizes - budget Chromebooks, wafer-thin MacBook Airs and Ultrabooks and all manner of flexible hybrid devices - plus the odd teeny-tiny media PC.</p> <p>So which of the modern breed did we rate most highly this year?&nbsp;</p> <p>The Microsoft Surface Pro 3. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It&rsquo;s a tablet! Or it&rsquo;s a laptop. 
What is it? We&rsquo;re still not sure but it&rsquo;s called a Surface Pro 3. 
The first proper hybrid of its kind, it&rsquo;s got all the good bits of a laptop (power, keys and bigness) plus the best bits of a tablet (a decent touchscreen, portability and fun), and with hardly any of the bad bits of either (except perhaps the price). Microsoft might not be able to decide whether the Surface Pro 3 is 
a laptop or a tablet, but there&rsquo;s one thing we can all agree 
that it definitely is &ndash; and that&rsquo;s totally brilliant.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-3-hands/review">Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Pro 3" alt="6 best computers of the year - Microsoft Surface Pro 3" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-microsoft-surface-pro-3.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple MacBook Air 13in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;ve pretty much perfected something, it doesn&rsquo;t make sense to change it dramatically &ndash; and so the 2014 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-macbook-air-13in-2014/review">MacBook Air</a> is identical to its predecessor, bar better connectivity and a slight hike in power. By our estimation that still makes it the best laptop we&rsquo;ve ever used, because its combination of outstanding keyboard, featherweight build, gorgeous looks and incredible battery life outclass all rivals.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-macbook-air-13in-2014/review">Apple MacBook Air 13in review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple MacBook Air 13in" alt="6 best computers of the year - Apple MacBook Air 13in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-apple-macbook-air.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UHD? 4K? Old hat in Apple land: the 13in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review">MacBook Pro</a> has had a katana-sharp 2560x1600 display since way back in 2012. The design of 2014&rsquo;s model hasn&rsquo;t changed much in the intervening years, but it&#39;s been tweaked to near perfection &ndash; the processing, graphics power and battery life have gone up, the price has come down. It&rsquo;s now all you need for work, and with Steam installed, even some play.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review">Apple MacBook Pro 13in review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13" alt="6 best computers of the year - Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-apple-macbook-pro.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re on the lookout for a little living room media PC that you can also play skittles with, stop your search right here. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oi520/zotac-zbox-sphere-oi520/review">Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520</a> is packed with connections and impressively powerful for its size, with a mobile Core i5 processor and HD4400 graphics that are ample for indie gaming. It also has a 4K output, and it runs near silent. Strike!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oi520/zotac-zbox-sphere-oi520/review">Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520" alt="6 best computers of the year - Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-zotac-ZBOX_OI520.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dell Chromebook 11 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you have limited budget to spend on a laptop, spend it here. The rubberised build, quality keyboard and responsive trackpad of the <a href="http://http://www.stuff.tv/group-test-best-chromebooks-planet/feature">Dell Chromebook 11</a> would suit a machine three times the price, the Celeron processor and 4GB RAM inside keep it nippy, and the decent screen and 6hr battery life are more than acceptable given its cost. Combined with the ever-expanding capabilities of Chrome OS, this Dell makes it hard to justify spending more.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/group-test-best-chromebooks-planet/feature">Group test - the best Chromebooks</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1280" height="684" title="Dell Chromebook 11" alt="6 best computers of the year - Dell Chromebook 11" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-dell-chromebook-11.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You wouldn&rsquo;t think watch tech would have much of a place in the world of laptops &ndash; after all, you&rsquo;d look a bit daft with one on your wrist &ndash; but the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-s-yoga-3-pro-even-slimmer-and-lighter-thanks-watchband-hinge/news">Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro</a> has turned a full-width, 800-piece steel and aluminium strap into the coolest hinge on any laptop, ever.&nbsp;Its 360&ordm; flexibility allows the Yoga to operate as a tablet, and when folded the computer is just ridiculously thin &ndash; so thin, it&rsquo;s hard to believe they crammed full-bore computer components inside.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: These are the best gadgets of the year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro" alt="6 best computers of the year - Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-lenovo-yoga-3-pro.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-microsoft-surface-pro-3-computer-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-microsoft-surface-pro-3-computer-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2014 Laptops PC Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:03:26 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454506 at http://www.stuff.tv