Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

June 9, 2020

Kingston Announces Refresh of ‘Canvas’ Card Series and ‘MobileLite Plus’ Readers

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced today the refresh of its ‘Canvas’ series Flash cards to Canvas Plus. The new SD and microSD lineup include Kingston’s first UHS-II cards. To keep up with Canvas Plus, new MobileLite Plus UHS-II readers have been engineered to support blazing fast read speeds. Canvas Plus represents the next generation of SD and microSD cards with increased performance for DSLRs, 4K/8K video production, Android™ devices, action cams and drones.



Canvas Plus offers three different variations for both SD and microSD cards: Select Plus, Go! Plus, and React Plus. Canvas Select Plus, which began shipping in Q4 2019, is joined by Canvas Go! Plus and Canvas React Plus. They support not only the latest advanced cameras that are capable of 4K and 8K video capture, React Plus and MobileLite Plus are also backwards compatible with UHS-I and conventional SD bus standards. MobileLite Plus readers will be available on their own or as a bundle with React Plus cards to ensure optimized speeds.

The Canvas Plus card series include:

Canvas Select™ Plus:
Designed for recreational/amateur Full HD and 4K DSLR cameras (SD), and Android mobile devices (microSD).
Class 10 UHS-I speeds1 up to 100MB/s read.
MicroSD supports A1 app performance class to expedite workflow on tablets and smartphones.
SD and microSD in capacities2 up to 512GB.

Canvas Go!™ Plus:
Ideal for shooting 4K UHD video and burst mode photography on your DSLR (SD), or using with your 4K action cameras and drones (microSD).
Class 10 UHS-I U3 speeds1 up to 170MB/s read3, 90MB/s write.
MicroSD supports A2 app performance class to expedite workflow on next-gen tablets and smartphones.
SD and microSD in capacities2 up to 512GB.

Canvas React™ Plus: 
Top-of-the-line UHS-II performance to capture professional grade 4K/8K videos and high-resolution photos on industry-standard cameras.
Class 10 UHS-II U3 speeds1 up to 300MB/s read, 260MB/s write4 (SD) and 285MB/s read, 165MB/s write4 (microSD).
The first UHS-II microSD to support A1 app performance class to expedite workflow on tablets and smartphones.
SD and microSD in capacities2 up to 256GB.

MobileLite Plus Readers:
Built to increase the workflow efficiency with incredible UHS-II speeds for faster file transfers and processing time.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds with backwards compatibility support for UHS-I cards.
Designed for optimal performance with Kingston microSD and SD cards.

“Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them,” said Kingston. “Canvas cards lead the way with UHS-II and A2 app support and are durable, feature great storage capacity and are higher in speed to capture all of life’s memories without the worry of space limitations or long transfer times.”

Canvas Plus Flash cards are backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit kingston.com.

May 26, 2020

Canon Unveils a New Portable Printer for Mobile Road Warriors

Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (“Canon”) a world leader in digital imaging, introduced the new PIXMA TR150 portable wireless printer designed for on-the-go business professionals. With direct printing from smartphones, a USB-charging battery pack, and the ability to store user-designed form templates in device memory, the PIXMA TR150 promises true PC-free operation combined with robust performance for all high-quality documents needs.



“It has become the new norm for people to work from remote locations, especially during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Having the right equipment under such circumstances are vital for businesses to run effectively,” said Sandy Lee, Head of Consumer System Products Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia. “The new PIXMA TR150 mobile printer is easy to use as it produces high-quality printouts, leveraging on Canon's print technologies and features.” she added.
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 ​​​​​​​Ultra-portable with impressive set of features
 ​​​​​​​The compact and slim profile of the PIXMA TR150 allows it to slot easily into a carry-on bag or briefcase. A high-contrast 1.44” OLED display adorns the top panel, making it easy to change print settings without a connected laptop whilst displaying information such as remaining battery levels, ink levels, as well as on-location Wi-Fi signal strength.
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 ​​​​​​​A common Kensington security slot (K slot) is located at the side of the printer body, for an extra anti-theft deterrent when working with the device outdoors, or in hot-desking work environments.
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 ​​​​​​​The printer achieves plain text document printouts at up to 9 images per minute (ipm) and up to 5.5 ipm for colour documents. An added bonus is its ability to print A4 images on glossy papers up to A4 borderless sizes - especially useful for creating glossy cover sheets for important client proposals.
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 ​​​​​​​Customised Print TemplateThe ability to store up to 5 customised print templates in device memory truly sets this printer apart from all others. It enables business professionals to work more productively by storing frequently-used form templates for instant reprints, without the need to ever reach for a laptop or mobile phone.
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​​​​​​​Ink Systems Designed to Suit Different Printing Needs
 ​​​​​​​The printer is powered by two ink cartridges: a pigment-based black ink cartridge, and a colour ink cartridge. This Canon Hybrid Ink system achieves flexibility in printing text and line documents with great precision and contrast, while retaining the option to deliver photo-realistic images on plain paper or glossy papers – perfect for producing an impressively sleek glossy cover page to finish off an urgent client presentation.
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​​​​​​​Print from Anywhere
 ​​​​​​​The battery pack can be charged using an AC adapter or a USB-C cable, both included in the package. Even when the battery is depleted, a mere 10 minutes of emergency charging by AC power will restore 36 pages of printing performance into the device, never compromising on productivity even after prolonged periods of non-usage. The TR150 also supports dual-band Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz bands, and also Wireless Direct technology that allows printing from smartphones directly without the need for a router or connection to an infrastructural network.
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​​​​​​​Different ways to connect wirelessly
 ​​​​​​​The Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app for iOS and Android allows you to print copy and scan effortlessly using your smartphone or tablet, directly access cloud services and even remotely check printer status, remaining ink levels, or access online user guides. The TR150 also supports Apple AirPrint, Mopria and Canon Print Service (Android plugin) for direct printing.Connect to your Facebook and Instagram accounts through the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app or access photos on Dropbox and Google Drive via the Canon PIXMA Cloud Link service. Documents and photos can be printed directly from your social network accounts and other supported cloud services.
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​​​​​​​All Printing Possibilities With The Easy-PhotoPrint Editor app​​​​​​​ [1]
 ​​The Easy-PhotoPrint Editor app for iOS, Android OS, Windows and Mac OS platforms is the perfect go-to app for all ID photo requirements, custom photo layouts, calendars, and postcard printing needs.
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​​​​​​​Professional Poster, Flyer and Menu Designer with PosterArtist Lite
 ​​​​​​​Using Canon’s free-for-download PosterArtist Lite, users can also make use of more than 1,300 pre-loaded templates, photos and clip art to design a wide range of flyers, posters suitable for different businesses.
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 ​​​​​​​Price and availability[2]
 ​​​​​​​Model number: PIXMA TR150
 ​​​​​​​Retail Price: RM1,399.00
 ​​​​​​​Availability: May 2020

​​​​​​​PIXMA TR150
 ​​​​​​​High Performance Wireless Portable Printer for On-the-Go Business Professionals
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 ​​​​​​​Product Dimensions: (WxDxH)Approx. 322 x 185 x 66 mm
 ​​​​​​​Document ISO Print Speed: Approx. 9.0 ipm (B&W) / 5.5 ipm (colour)
 ​​​​​​​Photo Print Speed: 4R, borderless)Approx. 53 sec
 ​​​​​​​Key Features: 5-Colour Hybrid Ink System (Pigment & Dye Ink), 2 integrated printhead on cartridge system, 1.44” OLED display, supports wireless and mobile printing, dual-band Wi-Fi, one-touch direct wireless connection, borderless photo printing up to A4 size, load up to 50 sheets of paper.
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 [1] Requires iOS 11 or later; Android OS 5.0 or later.
 [2]​​​​​​​ Prices are estimated retail prices and are subject to change at any time without notice.​​​​​​ 
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 ​​​​​​​About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was established in 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide channel partners. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 7% of its total revenue each year to R&D.
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 ​​​​​​​Under the slogan “Business Can Be Simple”, Canon aims to reduce complexity by simplifying workflows and empowering customers with effective and easy to use solutions. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

May 25, 2020

VinAI Deploys Vietnam’s First NVIDIA DGX A100 for NLP Research World’s First Five-Petaflops AI System a Perfect Fit for Research Lab



NVIDIA today announced Vietnam’s first deployment of the new NVIDIA DGX A100. system at VinAI, the country’s first research lab. VinAI has big plans for the GPU-accelerated data centre in a box, which offers 5 petaflops of AI computing power and integrates eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. The new AI system is a perfect fit for training language, image and video models, as well as other ambitious projects that utilise a large amount of GPU power and high-speed interconnect technology. The research lab aims to advance understanding of the fundamentals in machine learning and deep learning and to investigate how they enable new AI methods in computer vision and natural language understanding. 





VinAI will focus on the development of new AI applications, especially those that help enable more natural human interaction with machines through voices, gestures, behaviours, and biometrics, or from smart sensors and devices. From its strategic location in Southeast Asia, VinAI is drawn towards major problems in developing countries that might otherwise be overlooked in the research community. It has contributed to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by automatically
analysing tweets for COVID-19 events and enabling face recognition of people donning face masks. VinAI wanted to expand its NVIDIA DGX-1 cluster to improve its scale and performance, especially for training large Vietnamese language models. The NVIDIA DGX A100 is the ideal solution for powering today’s most challenging AI workloads, from training to inference to data analytics. “Our lab’s utilisation is always maxed out at 100 percent so the new DGX A100 system will give our team the compute power to tackle our most complex problems,” said Dr. Bui Hai Hung, Director, VinAI. “Our medical imaging team is also using NVIDIA Clara for a few tasks so we are also hoping some of our work can be pushed upstream.” Around 70 research scientists, residents and engineers will be relying on the new AI system, which will be part of VinAI’s NVIDIA DGX cluster. This number is expected to double by the end of this year. Accelerated data centre in a box The NVIDIA DGX A100 is a 5-petaflops accelerated data centre in a box that provides the power and performance needed for AI researchers. Based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, it packs eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs to provide 320GB of memory for training large AI datasets, inference and data analytics workloads. Using multi-instance GPU technology, multiple smaller workloads can be supported by partitioning the DGX A100 into as many as 56 instances. In combination with integrated high-speed NVIDIAR MellanoxR HDR networking interconnects, the DGX A100 delivers an elastic infrastructure for research centres. “The new NVIDIA DGX A100 will empower VinAI to optimise computing power and resources to accelerate diverse workloads and scale with ease as its needs increase. 

We will work closely with VinAI on an architecture level and from a developer’s perspective to ensure success and leadership across their AI projects,” said Dennis Ang, Director, Enterprise Business, SEA and ANZ Region at NVIDIA. More information about the DGX A100 is available at https://www.nvidia.com/dgxa100 .

May 21, 2020

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Laptops Powered by AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Available Soon

Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad E14 and E15 with up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U processors with Radeon™ Graphics bringing an improved design, higher performance and enhanced productivity features for SMB customers. Also, selected ThinkPad T, X and L series powered by AMD Ryzen™ PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors announced in February are coming very soon. Delivering smarter IT innovations for better user experiences, the latest ThinkPad models meet today’s increasing remote working needs.




Built for the new generation workforce
Engineered for effortless productivity virtually anywhere, the new ThinkPad E14 and E15 offers a smart choice for SMB decision makers. An updated design with an improved screen to body ratio of 85%, the E series also offers the security and durability needed in a changing world. Innovative security features are provided on ThinkPad E series for the first time, including a touch fingerprint reader and an optional IR camera with Glance by Mirametrix technology. The touch fingerprint reader integrated into the power button offers one touch power and logon. The software-enabled Glance feature responds to users’ presence, automatically locking the laptop when the user steps away, and also offers a Snap Window and Smart Pointer function for multi display setups.

Productivity experience is also enhanced with great audio-visual innovations for the best remote collaboration experience. Harman branded speakers with Dolby Audio software, dual array far field microphones and Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business hot keys integrated into the legendary ThinkPad keyboard facilitate unified communications. Optional WiFi 6 maximizes throughput for stable connections.

In a new world of uncertainty, SMB businesses and users need technology they can depend upon with the tools to work wherever they need. ThinkPad business laptops deliver legendary durability and the new E series is no different. Twelve Mil-Spec tests maximize long term reliability. Furthermore, ThinkPad E14 and E15 gives users powerful AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series processing power with legendary durability and business critical productivity and security features.

Lenovo’s AMD Ryzen™ powered portfolio offers customers choice with a broad selection of laptops with incredible multi-threaded performance and power efficiency. AMD PRO Technologies offer improved security, manageability and platform longevity to meet the stringent needs of enterprise deployments. 

May 14, 2020

KINGMAX launches JoyBuds511 TWS Bluetooth earbuds

JoyBuds511 is the first KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth earbuds equipped with a Qualcomm Bluetooth chip

KINGMAX Group recently announced the release of the TWS Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds JoyBuds511 with dual microphones and CVC noise reduction technology.
The JoyBuds511 is the first-ever KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth earbuds that feature a Qualcomm Bluetooth chip, exhibiting Bluetooth 5.0’s advantages such as low power consumption, low latency, and stable connection.
KINGMAX’s new earbuds come with a “multi-function touch key” that allows users to easily answer calls, play music, select previous or next song, control volume, and activate the voice assistant on the phone with only a tap.
The JoyBuds511 supports Qualcomm’s exclusive aptX audio coding, producing rich and balanced sound quality. It enhances noise reduction in voice calls with built-in dual microphones and CVC 8.0 noise cancellation technology so users can enjoy clear phone calls.
KINGMAX’s JoyBuds511 also features long-lasting power, thanks to its high-quality lithium battery accredited by Korea Certification (KC). The earbuds can achieve up to 6-7 hours of continuous usage.With an exclusive 480mAh lightweight charging cabin, the JoyBuds511 can attain more than 26 hours of usage time, allowing for uninterrupted usage even without charging for the day.
The product will be available in various countries both online and physical stores.For more product information, please visit KINGMAX website