Wednesday, December 14, 2016

7-Eleven Conveniently CLiQQs with Messenger

True to form, 7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store chain, is taking convenience to the next level by bringing its CLiQQ rewards program to its customers on Facebook Messenger. It’s a refreshing change, especially when most retailers offer physical cards or apps that take up precious space on the phone. Earning rewards has never been this interactive and rewarding!
CLiQQ, 7-Eleven’s loyalty program, is the first rewards program in the country to be accessible on Facebook Messenger.

No data plan? Always searching for the nearest wifi hotspot? CLiQQ is here to save the day! All you have to do is search CLiQQ on Messenger to access CLiQQ Wifi at any 7-Eleven store.

It’s a hassle-free way to stay instantly connected, browse your favorite sites and access your apps. CLiQQ on Messenger allows you to convert points earned from your purchases to data!

Just search for CLiQQ on Messenger and sign up for an account for free. Start chatting with CLiQQ to set up your account. With 7-Eleven’s new innovation, no need to worry about not having enough space on your phone for another app! By making the CLiQQ loyalty program available on messenger, an app most people know and love, earning rewards has never been easier.

New members get 70MB of free data for CLiQQ Wifi when they register their account using their mobile number. Points can also be used to top up data, where 1 point = 1MB. Since every 7-Eleven store in the Philippines is a CLiQQ Wifi zone, customers can easily access the internet by using the WiFi feature and connecting to the hotspot. To connect, simply turn on your phone WiFi settings and connect to CLiQQ WiFi hotspot.

Aside from this, customers can start earning points, e-stamps, and raffle entries, just by presenting the barcode generated by CliQQ on messenger every time they buy at 7-Eleven. Every P50 worth of purchase earns you a point. Points earned can be used to redeem products on the rewards catalog.
Points or e-Stamps can also be used to redeem limited edition collectibles, and participate in different raffle promos.

Not only that, CLiQQ on Messenger now makes it easier for customers to transact, all with a CLiQQ of a button. It’s so easy! Update your profile, check your balance and current points, view the latest reward catalog, and redeem all inside Messenger. 

Never miss out on points again by having your CLiQQ barcode on your phone when you visit 7-Eleven. Stay connected, stay updated with the CLiQQ on Messenger! Start chatting with CliQQ on Messenger now!

For more information, visit and follow CliQQ on Facebook ( and Instagram (

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Grand Christmas Homecoming with Grand Videoke

Christmas has always been a time of joy and laughter. For every Filipino family, it matters most when every family member is home spending the most precious time of the year to celebrate love and treasure moments. And so, when OFWs and balikbayans return from the land of greener pastures to celebrate Christmas in the golden prairies of their homes, the joyous moments will always be unforgettable most especially, the celebrations that come within that homecoming.

Filipinos can always replace play time with TV time but during the most special occasions like Christmas, there's no replacing videoke time. It will always have a special part in every holiday celebration just right after every sumptuous Noche Buena full of Filipino dishes prepared on Christmas Eve.

And since every Filipino, most especially the modern day heroes –OFWs and balikbayans, deserve a grand Christmas homecoming celebration, a Grand Videoke is the best way to entertain and share songs from the heart on top of their lungs.

For over 15 years, the makers of Grand Videoke have had the heritage of providing world-class premium videoke experience. Fulfilling its commitment in creating more Grand moments, Grand Videoke is introducing its new line – the Grand Videoke PLUS series.

With the newest Grand Videoke PLUS, celebrations and parties will never be the same. Everyone will surely love the GeeVee™ Voice Command function that allows finding songs in just about five seconds, a game changer in the industry. With this unique feature, one simply needs to say the song title directly to the microphone, wait a few seconds and start singing. Speaking of the microphone, the Grand Videoke PLUS’ clarinet-inspired wireless microphone is remarkable in its own right. Aside from the stylish and iconic design, it utilizes professional microphone technology for louder, clearer, and more natural voice pickup.

The Grand Videoke PLUS produces grand sound as it is equipped with Dream 2634+ Sound Module for more realistic, concert-like sound. With a selection of more than 6,000 unique songs, from favorite classics to hot contemporary tracks, the carefully curated song library ensures each member of the family will have a grand time singing. And when it's time to rest those vocal cords, Grand Videoke PLUS is a full-featured multimedia player capable of playing movies, music, and pictures through SD card or USB drive.

Christmas is a time of giving, and this is why Grand Videoke is giving away a promo for all the singing stars. Customers can get a free WOW Digital TV Box worth PhP 1,500 for every purchase of Grand Videoke Symphony 2.0 PLUS (TKR-372MP PLUS). Promo is available at SM Appliance, 

Gadgets Hub at The SM Store, Astroplus, Odyssey, Robinsons Appliance, and other leading appliance and music stores. It can also be purchased online via Lazada ( and The WOW Store (

With this incredible offer from Grand Videoke, a Grand Christmas Homecoming truly awaits every OFW and balikbayan.

*Promo runs from November 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.  PER DTI FTEB Permit No. 16773 Series of 2016.                 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Acer Retains Worldwide Chromebook Lead in Q3 2016 with 47% YoY Growth

According to recent data from Gartner, Acer has retained the lead in worldwide Chromebook market share in Q3 2016 at 28%1 with a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 47%. Since launching its first Chromebook in 2011, Acer has made huge strides in the segment, exemplified by its leading worldwide market share positions throughout 2015, and highest total shipments over the first three quarters of 2016.

But as Chromebooks become ever more popular, with Chromebooks out selling Macbooks for the first time in early 2016 in the U.S., and showing a YoY worldwide market growth of 46%1 in Q3 2016, competition is heating up among PC vendors to capitalize on his trend. Acer has proven its continued commitment and capabilities to offer new and more compelling Chromebooks for consumers and commercial customers alike, including those with premium designs, convertible form factors, longer battery life and improved performance to name a few.

Friday, December 2, 2016

A new perspective in laundry— Front Load Washing by Midea

Most Filipinos have gotten used to doing their laundry with a top load washing machine and rarely do they get a chance to try front load washing. While top load and front load washing machines do not have much of a difference in terms of performing well in doing the laundry, the difference rests on the added benefits that a front load washing machine may give to its consumers. It may cost a bit more than the conventional top load washing machines, but it makes up for it with the savings it gives on water and electricity.

Midea, the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer appliances, has a lineup of front load washing machines that Filipino families may enjoy having into their homes. These home friendly solutions offered by Midea are easy to use and consume just the right amount of water in every wash, rinse, and dry cycle, much like Midea’s Front Load Washer. It could have as much as 70% water savings on a complete cycle by using its Daily Wear setting. It only consumes 43L of water which is equivalent to Php 1. With the same setting, it only consumes 1278kWh of electrical consumption which is equivalent to just Php 2 and it ensures less fabric deterioration and damage.

The Front Load Washer could be paired with the Front Load Dryer and with its space saving feature, its surface can be used as a counter top. The dryer will come very convenient during rainy days because there is no need for sunshine and a clothesline to dry the clothes. It also makes it very friendly to those who are living in condominiums and ensures that clothes will always smell fresh. It could dry clothes in as fast as 40 minutes and consumers will only spend Php 10 in electrical consumption.

Midea’s iAdd Washing Machine would probably be the most user friendly front load washers in the lineup because of its top-of-the-line features that make doing laundry easier and worry-free. Its main feature is the iAdd Auto-Dosing Technology, the first of its kind here in the Philippines, which has an intelligent weighing system that regulates the amount of detergent and fabric softener depending on the weight of the laundry. This takes away the stress from monitoring whether there is too much or too little detergent and fabric softener while washing.

iAdd Washing Machine’s IntelliClean feature has 208 washing solutions for better cleaning, without having to worry about the setting of the cycle. Its Smart Save Inverter motor on the other hand reduces electrical consumption of up to 62% for a quick wash cycle. It also has an Auto Dryer Sensor that runs the ideal drying setting for the clothes, saving time, electricity, and saving clothes from over drying and shrinking.

With Midea’s lineup of Front Load Washers along with its features that are definitely friendly on  clothes, easy to use, and time and money-saving on every wash, Filipinos will not have to worry about their laundry and they will have fresh clothes to wear every time. 

For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at and Facebook page

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Get a Pair of New Balance when you buy an Acer Laptop

Do you wanna be a Santa to someone special this holiday season? Or maybe, to your self!
With Christmas, just around the corner, now is the perfect time to find new and exciting ways to celebrate and have  fun. Millennials, known for their fast-paced lifestyle, eagerness to reach their dreams, appetite to develop deep connections with others, and fondness for documenting awesome memories, will surely look forward to the holidays: simbang gabi, Christmas bazaars, family reunions, and barkada parties are just some events they can enjoy! An Acer Swift laptop and a pair of New Balance shoes can surely help make Christmas a wonderful experience!
The holiday season is a time for giving and, therefore, rush Christmas shopping. There are many gift options to see in bazaars, malls, pop-up shops, and markets! Comfy New Balance shoes are great companions when braving the Christmas rush. The tech savvy or those who simply wish to experience hassle-free shopping can use their Acer Swift laptops and opt to buy their presents online, saving them time so they can do more during the Yuletide rush.
For millennials, this season is also an excellent time for introspection and reflection as 2016 is about to end. With the opportunity to make the most of the blank slate ahead, they can plan the upcoming year, set resolutions, and prepare themselves to reach their dreams! Taking a stroll in New Balance shoes or journaling on a handy Acer Swift laptop are surefire ways to set things right and usher in the new year!
Christmas is the best time of the year to reconnect with family and friends! Catch up and know friends’ latest milestones. Go reunion or party-hopping with ease in New balance shoes.  Rekindle connections with loved ones through the internet with an Acer Swift.  The possibilities for connecting with others are endless.
Christmas memories are priceless, so be ever-present and don’t miss out on the many holiday activities! Let your New Balance shoes take you there and make new memories. Share these fantastic moments with more friends and loved ones with an Acer Swift laptop!

You can do all these if you #GoSwift this Christmas season! Buy a qualified Acer product—such as the trendy Acer Swift 3, Swift 5, and Swift 7— promo runs until December 31, 2016, at Acer participating stores nationwide and get a New Balance Gift Card worth P5,000 absolutely FREE. To claim the New Balance Gift Card, just fill out the promo claim form and get the official receipt of your purchase from the store.  Submit these requirements together with a cut-out of box serial number and two valid IDs.
For more about the latest Acer Swift units and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or
Here are the participating models:
E5-473-56YB Charcoal Gray5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473-57SR Coral Pink5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473-59ZA Ocean Blue5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473-596B Denim Blue5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473-57DS Tropical Yellow5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473G-54L9 Charcoal Gray5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473G-55L5 Ocean Blue5,000 NEW BALANCE
V3-574G-74BC Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
V3-574G-59N4 Silver/Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473-539H Cotton White5,000 NEW BALANCE
V3-575G-52GY5,000 NEW BALANCE
V3-575G-79XK5,000 NEW BALANCE
V3-575G-74ZZ5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-473G-51GX Cotton White5,000 NEW BALANCE
S5-371-55AN (S13) Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
S5-371-53F4 (S13) White/Rose Gold5,000 NEW BALANCE
S5-371-767Q (S13) Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
S5-371-74H1 (S13) White/Rose Gold5,000 NEW BALANCE
VN7-571-75CH5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-51SV Steel Gray5,000 NEW BALANCE
F5-573G-57CZ Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
F5-573G-780B Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-50AL Marble White5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-500E Red Copper5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-52T0 Twilight Purple5,000 NEW BALANCE
SF314-51-50ZY SWIFT 3 Luxury Gold5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-50ST Steel Grey5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-58YC Marble White5,000 NEW BALANCE
E5-475G-55DU Red Copper5,000 NEW BALANCE
SF314-51-54JM SWIFT 3 Luxury Gold5,000 NEW BALANCE
SF514-51-50SQ SWIFT 5 Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
SF514-51-77F1 SWIFT 5 Obsidian Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
SF713-51-M7ER SWIFT 7 Black5,000 NEW BALANCE
SP315-51-53NM SPIN 35,000 NEW BALANCE
Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-395G SLV5,000 NEW BALANCE
Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-54ZW SLV5,000 NEW BALANCE
SP714-51-M4E5 SPIN 75,000 NEW BALANCE

Monday, November 14, 2016

Curve 500 ES and Cameo Superfly XS & Storm debuted at the November HiFi Exhibition

LD System in the house!
The November HiFi Show was a resounding hit!

The biggest annual audio and visual exhibition returned to showcase the best of the high and foreign brands that offer consumer and professional electronics for Filipino eyes and ears. More than 5,000 enthusiasts from all walk of life flocked to Dusit Thani Manila in Makati to check out over 300 products displayed last November 12 and 13, making it the biggest and most entertaining HiFi event of the year! Exhibition rooms that were carefully designed and crafted to optimize maximum feel of audio and visual products will be installed for everyone to experience the November HiFi madness.

Jamming session with LD Systems
On top of all the products, LD Systems, a German pro audio brand, joined in the November HiFi exhibition showing off its state-of-the-art audio equipment which includes their newest game-changer – the Curve 500 ES Plus. The first of its kind, this hybrid array speaker system can convert to either a stereo system ideal for home use, or a portable vertical line array system ideal for a stage use. It defies limitations and transcends barriers of sound systems as it can be practically used for any application.

Compared to big audio systems that lack clarity and sound, and even to household speakers that does not extend its power to produce better sounds, the Curve 500 ES  provides pure, clear, honest sound that amplifies sound detail with its WaveAhead® Technology. This kind of technology puts three tweeters in front of a powerful full-range driver and offers a wide dispersion of mid and high frequencies with an ultra-compact enclosure.

Jay Durias, a composer, singer and songwriter of the band, South Border is inspired to make more good music with LD systems. “What’s important is a good sound,” Durias said in his promotional interview video with LD Systems. “A good sound is equal to true sound, and if you have that coming to you as a performer, you will have a good performance because are affected by a good sound,” he added.

More than this, he mentioned that his favorite top-of-the-line product of LD Systems is the Curve ES 500 Plus. “Curve 500 is one of my favorite speakers,” Durias emphasized. He further added, “It is my all-around home theater and PA System.”

With the Curve ES 500 Plus, its patented SmartLink® System allows you to connect up to 4 satellite speakers through its slide-and-lock mechanism and produces a uniform and excellent sound experience. A dynamic listening pleasure, the Curve ES 500 Plus can connect four of your musical devices such as your computer and keyboards, simultaneously. Jay Durias said, “Aside from the good sound, it is so easy to set-up.”

The Curv 500 ES Plus has a 4-channel mixer, DFX and Bluetooth, while its 1840W peak power can offer powerful audio to a room of 400 people. The Curve ES 500 sure does reshape what you think is impossible in the audio world.

The company that brought LD Systems to the Philippines, Audio Video Solutions Corporation, will also showcase the Cameo – a new brand of lighting systems from Germany. Cameo lights are perfect for professional stage use and can even be used at home, for those times when you want to throw epic house parties.

With all these top notch products, one does not miss it being showcased in the November HiFi exhibition. LD Systems products are available at SM Appliance, Gadgets Hub @ The SM Store, Astroplus, Odyssey, Robinsons Appliance, Intune, and other leading appliance and music stores. It can also be purchased online via Lazada ( and The WOW Store (

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Acer Wraps Up 40th Anniversary Celebration With “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” Forum

On October 26, Acer and its co-hosts held a forum titled “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” in Taipei. As the final event to wrap up the company's 40th anniversary celebration, Acer invited government and industry leaders to discuss and share their thoughts about the future of global technology.

Stan Shih, Acer’s Co-founder and Honorary Chairman took to the stage to deliver a keynote speech where he called on governments and businesses to encourage new thinking, people-centric innovation and integrated cross-industry capabilities with a service-oriented mindset.

Keynote speeches were also presented by industry leaders from Microsoft and TSMC. The keynote speeches were followed by a number of panel discussions and breakout lectures to discuss the many facets of creating smart cities and the New Si-vilization.”

The day-long event also included Acer’s Tech Showcase which gave attendees a look at what an early phase of the New Si-vilization could be by exhibiting a full suite of the company’s latest BYOC products in the segments of smart transportation and smart cities, smart retail and integrated enterprise communications, programming kits, life and wellness solutions, among other applications of new people-centric technologies and solutions.

The forum was hosted jointly by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Development Council and Acer Inc.

Top 10 BREVILLE® Must Haves and Gift Ideas

Attention husbands looking for best gift ideas for their loving wives!

If you're looking for something special to give to the woman of your life this Christmas, start right with the best kitchen appliances that will make her experience the best gastronomic sustenance they could ever have.

Let BREVILLE®  be your best gift idea for you and your love ones, BREVILLE®  the best small kitchen appliance brand from the Land Down Under, established way back in 1932 and now enjoyed by families big and small in many countries all over the world.

Give your kitchen the cooking smarts it needs with the Breville Smart Oven™. Don’t be satisfied with just any oven; make the BREVILLE®  Smart Oven your kitchen superstar because it cooks your food like the way you want it—perfect. It is the first compact oven with Element IQ™ technology that controls heating to perfectly suit any dish you’re cooking. This oven with multi-functionality feature will give you the right power at the right time to cook your food and even makes adjustments for either fresh or frozen food. There’s no other oven in the world that does the thinking for you than the BREVILLE® Smart Oven. This kitchen superstar is available reasonably at Php 16,900.

It’s high time your kids & every member of the family get trained to drink healthy juice drinks, to keep them away from harmful sodas and sweet juices. Give your love one the freshest juice that tastes even better by using the BREVILLE® Froojie® Fountain. It’s unique and innovative Froojie disc purees soft fruits to make the best fruit coulis or dairy-free smoothies that your family can enjoy. Its feed tube is 25% larger than other juicers so juicing is done much faster and easier and you get all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables that your family needs. Control it through its 5-speed options, plus has an LCD display, automatic pulp ejection and easy-to-clean design. The BREVILLE® Froojie® Fountain is available at Php 16,000.

Blend to your hearts’ delight with the BREVILLE® Kinetix® Control Blender with 7 task controls for easy operation and even blending. The patented Kinetix® Blade and Bowl-Hugging system uses a powerful blender, and throws in some food processing tasks to give it much versatility and unmatched convenience. Good to crush and chop ice to turn it into snow, plus folds and aerates to make those creamy smoothies and dips, great for family movie nights during lazy weekends while watching your favorite family movies. The contoured bowl, meanwhile, allows even and consistent blending regardless of the task all these superb benefits plus a FREE Citrus Cone for your family’s kitchen for only Php 16,999.

Make the family’s or even the kids’ baking experience at home truly look and feel professional and precise by using the BREVILLE® Scraper Mixer Pro. Bake those scrumptious cakes, biscuits, breads and pastries through thorough mixing—no more worries of under-mixing that results to lumpy dough, or over-mixing that won’t allow your dough to rise correctly. With the BREVILLE® Scraper Mixer Pro’s inventive Scraper Beater, it wipes the sides and bottom of the bowl as it turns so you don’t need to stop and scrape the bowl with a spatula—a time-consuming task—so you cut mixing time by up to 60%. Multi-task all you want in the kitchen since this unique timer feature will help you set the mixing time you want thus the BREVILLE® Scraper Mixer Pro stops automatically. That’s how good it is, and it’s reasonably cost at Php 25,000.

Mom and Dad won’t have to go out and enjoy a hot cup of coffee every morning because they can now make the best and freshest home-made coffee right at their own kitchen with the BREVILLE® Smart Grinder™ Pro. It is the Perfect partner for any brewing equipment – espresso machines, plunger, siphon, moka pot, etc. Start your day right by using the Smart Grinder™ Pro because it grinds a precise amount of coffee beans to create the perfect coffee.  The Smart Grinder™ uses Dosing IQ Technology so it adjusts the dose whenever you change the grind. Choose between “cups” for French press or Filter, and “shots” for that Espresso wake-upper to get the right dose for your coffee. The BREVILLE® Smart Grinder™  Pro has an LCD display, a 450g removable hopper, plus two grinding cradles for direct dosing into 50-54mm or 58mm commercial espresso filters, plus an air-tight storage canister that’s best for plunger or filter coffee. Get it at only Php13,500!

The BREVILLE® Compact Kettle may be small, but it doesn’t scrimp on features to make it that perfect, affordable start-up or wedding gift. Its 4-cup capacity is just right for your needs. The soft open lid ensures you won’t get hot water splash back, the water window shows you how much water is inside, while the lid release button helps you fill the kettle with water with much ease. For those quiet moments where a cup of coffee or a hot cup of soup is your way of spending some “me” time or while you reminisce, let the BREVILLE® Compact Kettle join you, for only P3,900. Inquire on special holiday promos when you buy them.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Acer’s Ultra-Thin-And-Light Notebooks Awarded Japanese Good Design Awards

Acer announces that its latest ultra-thin-and-light notebooks have been honored at the 2016 edition of Japan’s Good Design Award, including both the Acer Swift 7, which is the world’s first[1]notebook to measure less than 1 cm thin, and the convertible Acer Spin 7, weighing just 1.2 kg. 
The abTouchPhone, a touchscreen multimedia IP desk phone, was also awarded for its full range of practical communication features, and also for its simple yet elegantly designed appearance.
Acer’s winning products stood out from over 4,000 entries, and were selected over a rigorous five-month screening process involving 76 international jury members. Screenings were held not only in Japan but also in South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Jury’s Evaluation of the Acer Swift 7
“The thinness and functionality of a laptop PC conflict with its operability, but the Acer Swift 7 strikes an appropriate balance between the two elements. The streamlined shape of the PC, which is less than 1 cm thick, makes it look visually thinner than it actually is, and the product generally has a robust yet elaborate image due to its use of cut and molded aluminum alloy as a material. Furthermore, despite its thickness, it provides a favorable touch button, and the use of a large touch panel achieves both a beautiful design and ease of use.” 
Jury’s Evaluation of the Acer Spin 7
“Consumers have growing expectations for convertible laptop PCs as smartphones become more common and these convertible laptop PCs are expected to be used on occasions different from those for ordinary laptop PCs, and unlike the latter, the former also needs to meet various needs in terms of structure. The Acer Spin 7 is light and slim, and under these restricted conditions, it uses a rotary touch panel, meeting user needs in various situations through its 14-inch monitor and fan-less design. The case made from an aluminum alloy adds a sense of high quality to the product while ensuring its sturdiness. The Spin 7 boasts of outstanding performance as a hybrid convertible PC.”
Jury’s Evaluation of the abTouchPhone
“As smartphones offer increasingly diverse functions, users are also looking for installed touchphones. Using highly-functional and high-quality communications, this product meets the above-mentioned needs of users while they are busy at work or leading their busy lives. Another characteristic is its simple yet elegantly designed external appearance.”
About the Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It’s precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has engaged in this field for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of industries, and roughly 1,200 designs are recognized every year.
About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit for more information.

Note: [1] Based on Acer’s internal survey as of August 30, 2016 of competitors shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually with clamshell design. Windows or OSX, measured at z-height, Intel Core processors, non-detachable keyboard.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lenovo Debuts Commercial Desktops and Notebooks Featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors

Today at the Canalys Channels Forum, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) debuted the Lenovo ThinkCentre M715 Tiny and ThinkPad E475 and E575, new commercial desktop and notebooks featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO APUs (formerly codenamed “Bristol Ridge PRO”). AMD PRO APUs are built for business, with robust security, reliability, and increased energy efficiency to help protect customers’ IT investments.

 “These latest AMD PRO based-systems from Lenovo are optimized for business and deliver increased computing and graphics performance, at levels that meet the highest of customer expectations,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “These systems combine commercial-grade quality, performance, and stability, with excellent video and audio capabilities, helping ensure businesses are more productive and collaborative. We are thrilled to partner with Lenovo to bring this technology to companies and enterprises around the world.”

“Businesses today are constantly evolving, demanding better performance, security, manageability, and usability from their computers. This is why Lenovo provides innovation both inside and outside our commercial products and works with partners like AMD, who bring a similar focus on giving users the best experience possible,” said Bai Peng, vice president notebook business, PC & Smart Device Business Group at Lenovo. “The ThinkPad E475 and E575 notebooks and ThinkCentre M715 Tiny, based on the AMD PRO processor portfolio, enables businesses to deliver real-world performance and dependability optimized for business’ needs”

Enabled by 7th generation AMD PRO processors the new Lenovo desktop and notebooks help ensure sensitive data and trusted applications remain secure with dedicated AMD Secure Processor technology. AMD PRO APUs meet users’ growing requirements by providing up to 14% more compute performance, up to 22% more graphic performance, and up to 32% more energy efficiency, than the previous generation AMD PRO processors. Open standards and CPU-agnostic DASH manageability allows IT departments to easily integrate and manage systems while the new AMD AM4 desktop infrastructure provides a stable and upgradable platform for the future. 

New Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop
Lenovo is breaking new ground with the ThinkCentre M715 Tiny. Despite being only one liter in size, the ThinkCentre M715 Tiny packs a punch. At 94% smaller than a traditional desktop tower, IT managers can place the tiny M715 almost anywhere with optional under desk, wall, and monitor back mounting options. The 35W 7th generation AMD PRO processors were designed for ultra-small form factor PCs providing superb compute and graphics performance with excellent efficiency. For example, performance of the new AMD PRO A12-9800E is equivalent to the system performance of the prior generation AMD PRO A10-8750, at close to 1/3 of the power. The ThinkCentre M715 Tiny is a high performance, ultra-compact desktop that can be used almost anywhere.

New Lenovo ThinkPad Notebooks
The new thin and light ThinkPad E475 and E575 provide a superb mix of performance, mobility, and security. Weighing as little as 4.1lbs. (1.87kg) and measuring less than 1 inch (23.7mm) thin the new ThinkPad notebooks offer excellent mobility and excellent battery life for extended productivity. The E475 and E575 offer an outstanding user experience with AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 graphics, enhanced VOIP features, and improved microphones for excellent videoconferencing.

The Lenovo ThinkPad E475 and E575 will be available on November 7th. The ThinkCentre M715 Tiny is available on October 31st.

Monday, October 24, 2016

IMMAP Digital Conference: Digital Marketing Multiplied

The country’s very first digital congress, the “IMMAP DigiCon, The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” hosted by the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), lived up to its promise to be as enlightening and exciting as the first event hosted by IMMAP 10 years ago.
“This groundbreaking event is like no other that IMMAP has hosted in the past—more attendees, more learning tracks and most importantly, an even bigger line-up of speakers who talked about everything digital in the 21st Century. Collectively, they shared their thoughts on this industry that is taking the world by storm,” says Donald Lim, Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN and touted as the founding father of digital marketing in the country.
The digital landscape in the Philippines continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace; as such, the congress is the perfect venue for the country’s digital marketers to keep in step and to learn fromdigital marketing experts from all over the world, who shared their knowledge during the 3-day event from October 10-12, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
“More industries today are now going purely digital and we are expecting the this kind of transformation among many more companies in the future,” Lim adds.
For the first time, through “The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” IMMAP fuses together other regulardigital marketing conferences—the Mobile Marketing Summit, Digital Commerce Summit, and the IMMAP Summit—into one event, drew thousands delegates from various industries across the country.
Lim says this congress was 10 times bigger than before as IMMAP once again enjoins members of the Philippine digital marketing industry and demonstrates to them how brands can grow exponentially with the power of digital, multiplied.
Why “Power of X?” Lim explains that“X” is one of the most powerful letters in the alphabet. It has many possible usages, but it also stands for the unknown. “When it comes to digital, it’s up to you to determine what ‘X’ stands for.
In many ways, digital is still misunderstood, and so it gets the ‘X’ mark or is crossed out of an advertiser’s consideration list. How will you be able to amplify your brand in the digital space? It’s for you to define your ‘X,’” he says.
The IMMAP DigiCon had 10 subject matter tracks and 10 speakers in each track, for a total of 100 speakers. The topics for the 10 tracks include “Branding and Marketing,” “Content and Distribution,” “Start-ups,” “Creatives,” “Social and Search,” “eCommerce and Payment,” “Marketing Technology,” “CRM, Data and Analytics,” “Research and Measurement,” and “Media and Ad Networks.”
The likes of Dan Neary, Vice President for Asia of Facebook, Wendy Hogan, Head of Strategy and Marketing Transformation of Oracle, and chief executives of local companies like Ernest Cu, CEO of Globe Telecom, Kenneth Yang, President and CEO of Golden Arches Development Corp., Fred Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corp., were featured during the plenary sessions. Meanwhile, Sunita Kaur of Spotify, Anna Liechtenstein, Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Media, Paul Azzola, COO of PayMaya Philippines, Guy Hearn, Chief Innovation Officer of Omnicom Media Group, Simon Kahn, Chief Marketing Officer of Google Asia Pacific, Gwendolyn Regina, Head of Strategy and Business Development of Asia Mashable, and Sandhya Devanathan of Facebook SEA, to name a few, are just some of the more than the 100 speakers who provide the learning and sharing of knowledge on digital marketing in the 21st Century.
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