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

July 14, 2020

Canon Redefines Videography With Its Two New EOS R-Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, today announced the launch of two brand new full-frame mirrorless cameras under the EOS-R lineup: the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6. Aimed at advanced amateurs and professionals, both cameras are designed to provide a high-quality, high-speed shooting experience.



The Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 are equipped with the new DIGIC X image processor and Dual Pixel AF II that provides major improvements in auto-focusing capability, fast continuous shooting speed of up to 20 fps with in-body IS for remarkable results. Both models are also coupled with dual card slots for higher-transfer speed to provide smooth continuous shooting experience.

Canon EOS R5
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​​​​​​​The latest additions are set to deliver above and beyond for advanced and professional users with their breakthrough technologies and features.  ​​​​​​​The all-new EOS R5 is Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with the ability to record 8K videos, which marks a remarkable achievement by Canon.
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​​​​​​​The incredible processing power of DIGIC X, coupled with the ultra-fast CFexpress media, enables the Canon EOS R5 to record 8K movies at a smooth 30fps with full sensor readout. Shooting in 8K allows flexibility in cropping during post-production even for 4K delivery, allowing more creative expression through zooming or panning.
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​​​​​​​With a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is approaching medium-format resolution territory, the Canon EOS R5 is able to meet the high demands of professionals. From large format commercial printing, capturing intricate details in landscape photography, and even intensive cropping frequently required in wildlife photography, the Canon EOS R5 is able to do them all.
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​​​​​​​The new additions to the EOS-R lineup will not miss a moment even in dimly lit situations with the EOS R5’s low luminance Auto Focus sensitivity of EV -6 and the EOS R6’s at EV -6.5 — a condition so dark that the human eye finds difficult to see.
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​​​​​​​Canon EOS R6
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​​​​​​​The Canon EOS R6 is equipped with a 20-megapixel full-frame sensor, which is inherited from the flagship EOS-1DX Mark III. Sharing the same image sensor and image processor as the EOS-1DX Mark III, the EOS R6 is capable of achieving a native ISO of up to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800).
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​​​​​​​The ability to shoot 4K videos at up to 60fps, and slow motion at 120fps in Full HD are present on the Canon EOS R6 together with the DIGIC X image processor, all without crop, similar to the EOS R5. The beauty is that Dual Pixel CMOS AF II will be available in all resolutions and formats for both these cameras, providing major improvements in auto-focusing capabilities. All these video features make the cameras great tools for video makers and hybrid shooters.
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​​​​​​​For the first time ever in the EOS lineup, AF coverage area has been expanded to cover the entire sensor (100% x 100%) on both models. This means focusing is available on any part of the frame, making focusing on subjects at the far edges a breeze.
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​​​​​​​Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 can enable AF Priority mode for either people or animals. In addition, the cameras are able to recognise not just the body, but the head and eyes of the subjects as well. With these advancements in AF, photographers in demanding fields such as sports and bird photography will benefit tremendously.
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​​​​​​​The popular Multi-controller and Quick Control Dial, which were available on the EOS 5D series, can be found on both models that allow quicker selection of AF points and setting change on both cameras.
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​​​​​​​“We are very excited to unveil our state-of-the-art offerings to consumers as part of our efforts to strengthen the EOS-R System. The launch of these new products is a testament to Canon’s commitment to continue spearheading the innovation in photography and videography, thus delivering unparalleled imaging to our consumers,” said Albert Mah, Head of Imaging Communication Products Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia.
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Wildlife, Portrait and Macro Versatility at Your Fingertips
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​​​​​​​Joining alongside the new cameras, Canon unveiled a trio of RF-mount prime lenses - RF85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM, RF600mm f/11 IS STM, and RF800mm f/11 IS STM. The three fixed focal length lenses will appeal to advanced amateurs, especially those focusing on wildlife, macro or portrait photography. The RF85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM offers more flexibility with its ability to shoot both portraits and macro, while the RF600mm f/11 IS STM and RF800mm f/11 IS STM offer super-telephoto​​​​​​​ focal lengths of 600mm and 800m respectively at an affordable price.
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​​​​​​​Breaking the traditional notion that Canon’s EF mount super-telephoto lenses are expensive, large and heavy, the newly developed super-telephoto single focal length lenses are designed to lower the barriers to purchasing super telephotos by making the lenses more affordable, compact and lightweight. This will encourage budding photographers to venture into super-telephoto shooting.
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​​​​​​​On top of the significant weight reduction, both lenses have a retractable structure which makes them a lot more portable. The RF600mm f/11 IS STM and RF800mm f/11 IS STM are equipped with Canon’s Image Stabilizer feature. The IS function significantly reduces camera shake, which is particularly noticeable in super-telephoto shooting and helps to stabilise the image, making it effective to control focus.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The RF85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM continues Canon’s best-selling EF lens line-up legacy with its large f/2 aperture, with macro function and Image Stabilizer for added performance. The 85mm focal length is ideal for portraits while the large f/2 aperture results in dreamy bokeh and low light shooting capabilities. Up to 8 stops of image stabilisation can be achieved in tandem with the In-Body Image Stabilizer when the lens is used with the Canon EOS R5.
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​​​​​​​Making its debut for the first time for Canon’s EOS R-series full-frame mirrorless cameras is RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM — the first super-telephoto L zoom lens. Designed for professional and advanced amateur photographers, the new lens lets users shoot even further with its focal length of 500mm. The RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM is the RF version of the popular EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, which is known for its wide zoom range and versatility across various applications such as sports, wildlife and nature photography, as well as photojournalism.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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​​​​​​​Apart from the lenses, Canon also introduced two new 1.4x and 2x extenders, the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x — both are compatible with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM, RF600mm f/11 IS STM, and RF800mm f/11 IS STM.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HyperX Adds New Predator DDR4 RGB and FURY DDR4 RGB Memory Modules up to 256GB

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced the release of new and updated speeds and capacities for HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB and HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory modules and kits. Featuring memory kits up 256GB and speeds up to 4600MHz1, the Predator DDR4 RGB and FURY DDR4 RGB memory modules are designed to pass rigorous certification test procedures and are Intel XMP certified and AMD certified Ready for Ryzen.


HyperX Predator DDR4 delivers fast frequencies1 and low latencies with speeds up to 4800MHz1 and latencies from CL12 to CL19. Predator DDR4 utilizes a black aluminum heat spreader and matching black PCB to complement the look of the latest PC builds. Predator memory is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB single modules and in kits of two, four, and eight.

“We are excited to expand the HyperX Predator DDR4 and FURY DDR4 families of products to offer PC enthusiasts more options to choose from when building a PC,” said HyperX. “Ideal for users who want high-performance, stylish memory upgrades, these new models offer users faster speeds and higher capacities with maximum reliability for a minimal investment.”

FURY DDR4 is a cost-effective, high-performance DDR4 upgrade option for the latest gaming platforms or motherboards on the market. FURY DDR4 offers Plug N Play2 at 2400MHz and 2666MHz, which enables automatic memory overclocking at standard DDR4 1.2V settings and features a low-profile asymmetrical heat spreader design. HyperX FURY DDR4 is available in 2400MHz to 3733MHz with latencies from CL15 to CL19. FURY DDR4 is available as single modules from 4GB to 32GB and various kit configurations from 16GB to 128GB.

The RGB memory modules for both the Predator and FURY DDR4 lineups feature stylish black heat spreaders and dynamic RGB lighting effects utilizing HyperX’s patented Infrared Sync technology to provide synchronized lighting effects.  HyperX NGENUITY3 software is available to customize the RGB settings.

Recently HyperX achieved two memory frequency milestones, reaching 6600MHz (2 DIMM configuration) and 6638MHz (1 DIMM configuration) on an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS 12 APEX motherboard. For more details, see the 6600MHz and 6638MHz overclocking videos.

Availability
HyperX Predator DDR4 and FURY DDR4 modules are 100 percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty. HyperX Predator DDR4 and FURY DDR4 modules are available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on HyperX DDR4 and global availability, please visit the HyperX Memory webpage. 

HyperX Predator DDR4 Family Specifications:  
Capacities 
Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kits of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kits of 4: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Kits of 8: 128GB, 256GB
Frequencies 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3333MHz, 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4266MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz
Latencies CL12, CL13, CL15, CL16, CL17, CL18, CL19
Voltage 1.35V, 1.4V, 1.5V
Operating Temperatures 0°C to 85°C
Dimensions: 133.35mm x 42.2mm  

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB Family Specifications:  
Capacities 
Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kits of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kits of 4: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Kit of 8: 256GB
Frequencies 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4266MHz, 4600MHz
Latencies CL15, CL16, CL17, CL18, CL19
Voltage 1.35V, 1.4V, 1.5V
Operating Temperatures 0°C to 70°C
Dimensions: 133.35mm x 42.2mm x 8.3mm

HyperX FURY DDR4 Family Specifications:  
Capacities 
Singles: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kits of 2: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kits of 4: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Frequencies 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz
Latencies CL15, CL16, CL17, CL18, CL19
Voltage 1.2V, 1.35V
Operating Temperatures 0°C to 85°C
Dimensions: 133.35mm x 34.1mm x 7.2mm

HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB Family Specifications:  
Capacities 
Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kits of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kits of 4: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Frequencies 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz
Latencies CL15, CL16, CL17, CL18, CL19
Voltage 1.2V, 1.35V
Operating Temperatures 0°C to 70°C
Dimensions: 133.35mm x 34.1mm x 7.2mm

July 3, 2020

Awards USD1 Million Prize, HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest Goes Global

Developers around the world are being invited to put their skills to the test on a global stage with the launch of HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP, launching on 30th June. 

The inaugural contest will see entrants compete against other experienced developers to create innovative apps that improve and help navigate everyday life. Apps UP contest provides a platform for developers in each of the five competition regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and China to showcase their skills and innovation. 



HMS Core integrates Huawei’s Chipset-Device-Cloud capabilities, providing core capabilities to developers such as Machine Learning Kit, HiAI, AR Engine and more. Developers can easily achieve direct access and global all-scenario intelligence distribution across all devices by integrating their apps with HMS Core. 

With AppGallery’s continued growth and position as one of the top three global app marketplace, winners of the Apps UP contest will get the chance to have their apps promoted on HUAWEI AppGallery, making them accessible to hundreds of millions of device users from more than 170 countries and regions, combined with the benefits of AppGallery Connect, providing one-stop service open platform for mobile apps, which help developers innovate and carry out efficient operations. 

Prizes and wider benefits also include: 

• USD1 million total funded by the Shining-Star Program, in cash prizes in the following categories: 
Best App, Best Game, Best Social Impact App, Most Popular App, Honorable Mention 

• Opportunity to compete on a global stage and showcase technical ability using leading HMS Core 

• Discussion with industry experts and Apps UP expert judging panel 

• Free access to Huawei Developers events, courses and certifications 

To celebrate the launch of the contest, Huawei hosted a live virtual event on Tuesday 30th June at 12:00 UTC+1 to showcase what’s in store for developers. The event marked the opening of the global contest including talks from Zhang Ping’an, President of Consumer Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer Business Group, successful app developers, and HMS Core experts. 

Examples of the integration with HMS Core showed at the launch event include art app Sketch AR, an application that uses HUAWEI HiAI to create a smarter app for virtual art creation. Another is StorySign, which integrates with Machine Learning Kit and blends image recognition, HUAWEI HiAI Optical Character Recognition (OCR) translate popular children’s books into sign language to ensure deaf children can enjoy story time. 


Commenting on the launch of the HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP, Zhang Ping’an said: “The number of talented developers of HMS ecosystem is growing. The work that developers do is integral to so much of our daily life. Through the apps they create, they empower us to seamlessly navigate the world around us. At Huawei, we want to invite developers to join us in building a better future and turn their ideas into reality using HMS Core offered by Huawei Mobile Services.” 

How to enter  
To enter, participants must register an account on the official website, 
https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/digix/appsup between 30 June – 30 August 2020 and sign up either as an individual or as a team of up to three members. All apps must be developed integrating HMS Core and submitted on the contest official website before 18:00 UTC+8 on 30 August 2020, where a panel of regional industry experts will score each entry on social value, business value, user experience and originality. 

From there, at the stage of public review, the top 20 shortlisted apps in each region will be made available for the public to download on the contest official website or HUAWEI AppGallery from 21 September, making their way to the finals in October. 

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

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 ​​​​​​​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.