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

November 30, 2022

Kingston FURY Updates Award-Winning SSD to Include Heatsink Option

 Kingston FURY, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the addition of Kingston FURY Renegade SSD with Heatsink, its second-generation PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 drive for console and PC gamers. Kingston FURY Renegade SSD with Heatsink maintains speed and temperature while delivering cutting-edge performance in high capacities using the latest Gen 4x4 controller.



By maximizing the available bandwidth of PCIe 4.0, Kingston FURY Renegade SSDs achieve speeds up to 7,300/7,000MB/s read/write1 and up to 1,000,000 IOPS1 to deliver amazing consistency for an exceptional gaming experience. The drives are optimized to reduce game and application load times, stream and capture with ease and give your system an overall boost in responsiveness. Available in high capacities up to 4TB2, users can store an extensive library of their favorite games and media and still have space for the latest titles. Kingston FURY Renegade SSD offer two options for users both with formidable speeds and massive capacities:

● Kingston FURY Renegade SSD with low profile, graphene aluminum heat spreader keeps your drive cool during intense usage and brings superior performance to the tightest of spaces in gaming PCs and laptops.

● Kingston FURY Renegade SSD with Heatsink, the ultimate in aesthetics with an additional layer of thermal dispersion, so when the game heats up, your PS5 console stays cool. 

“The design of the Kingston FURY Renegade SSD pushes the limits of PCIe Gen4 technology to provide users with high-performance storage to complement the latest CPUs and GPUs with unbound storage,” said Kingston. “With the introduction of the optional heatsink model, users can meet the increasingly high standards of future gaming platforms with speed and thermal stability.”


Kingston FURY Renegade SSD family is currently available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities. Kingston FURY Renegade SSD is backed by a limited five-year warranty4 and free technical support.

November 15, 2022

Kingston Celebrates Its 35th Year Anniversary with its New Micro-film

Taking ahead its legacy of preserving memories, Kingston Technology today kick-started its 35th Year Anniversary celebrations with the premiere of micro-film How Long Can a Memory Last. The brand-new micro-film pays homage to the lasting impact of memories, that memories not only exist in the past, but can also become the strength for people to move forward in life. The micro-film further highlights the brand’s core philosophy, “Kingston is With You”. 

Kingston has always been a frontrunner in bringing people to their everlasting and enduring memories, therefore, to make a significant impact through the campaign, the company has planned various activities, along with the new micro-film. 


“Kingston believes that memories are powerful and everlasting, during the past 35 years of enduring journey, we are honored to see people cherish and preserve their unforgettable moments using our products and solutions,” Kevin Wu, Sales/Marketing and Business Development Vice President of APAC region, Kingston, said, “Through this new micro-film, we invite everyone to unravel the power of memories with us and embark on the next part of this journey. As the market leader in memory and SSD, Kingston will continue to bring forth products and stories that touch the lives of our consumers.”

Brand New Micro-film Brings Alive the Power of Everlasting Memories 

Since 2013, Kingston has used brand films to inspire and communicate with its customers, while exploring the various forms and representations of memory. 

In thisyear’s How Long Can a Memory Last, viewers are invited to delve into the journey of four individuals. The micro-film showcases how memories play an imperative role in connecting a person to the past, building a foundation of one’s creativity, taking them closer to their roots, and in the end giving them wings to build their future. Through the micro-film, Kingston delivers the message that whether it is in the past, present or future, from preserving memories to inspiring people to move ahead for a better future, Kingston is with you.

The planned online and offline activities revolving the company’s 35th anniversary have already started along with the debut of micro-film. Activities include retail channel promotional offers for customers as well as engaging contests on social media, inviting fans to share memories that significantly changed their lives for a chance to win exciting e-shopping vouchers. 

Watch the ‘How Long Can a Memory Last’ micro-film here: https://bit.ly/KingstonIsWithYou2022

 


November 14, 2022

How did the internet change during the pandemic?

With the evolution of modern technology in computing, network, and communication, enterprises are gradually dedicated to constructing computing systems and network infrastructure in order to accelerate their digital transformation in the face of competition.  

Since the COVID-19 pandemic outburst in 2020, several large-scale cities have locked down, leading to the suspension of work in the office and learning from schools. Thus,「Work From Home and Distance Learning」became the options for enterprises and schools during the pandemic. 

The demand for the internet and network facilities has surged more than ever before with the pandemic.  However, when networks have become more necessary in people’s lives, the network’s performance, security and vulnerability to hacker attacks are also more severe. As such, the latency of the internet, data leakage, and extortion scams become the prioritized subjects for IT Administrators.   As such, the normal operation of network systems and network security is important in every industry. 

Due to the operation within multiple locations, large enterprises and chain stores of retailers have a tendency to adopt a decentralized network architecture. In other words, the headquarter (HQ) and all branches have their own IDC room and network devices. In addition, the network infrastructure of such large enterprises or chain stores of retailers usually consists of different devices from multi-venders to make the environment large and complex.  

As a result, IT administrators need to maintain not only the network infrastructure in the HQ but also those in the branches. This task is very crucial because the service and quality of the internet directly affect the productivity and operation of enterprises and stores.  Any interruption can cause tremendous loss in production and revenue.  Therefore, it is conceivable that network management is a serious subject of late and enterprises usually also spend a lot of money in order to ensure that systems work effectively and efficiently.

 

Chart 1- Comparison of centralized and decentralized network architecture

From the chart shown above, decentralized network architecture offers the benefit of allowing the data flow to be more flexible and open.  Privacy and security are also much better than centralized architecture, however, it is also more critical for IT Administrators to find the root cause of the fault in the network system.  According to the Garner report, 80% of the repair time for faulty internet is wasted in finding the root cause of the fault. The network performance and the productivity of an enterprise have a proportional relationship. In other words, high-efficiency network performance is beneficial for work productivity and brings positive development to the enterprise. From the below chart, around 50% of network faults are misconfiguration and overloaded bandwidth.

 

Chart 2 – Ranking of the network faults

Strong network management software is therefore a necessary implementation in order to shorten the interruption of the service, caused by faults.  It should be proactive to notify the fault rather than passively be called to help in the occurrence of problems.

Deciding on a good network management software is not an easy task.  First of all, it has to be cross-platform and multi-vendor, simply because the complex infrastructure consists of diversified equipment.  Secondly, the system has to build under the scope of 5M (FCAPS).  FCAPS stands for Fault Management, Configuration Management, Accounting Management, Performance Management, and Security Management.  

Fault Management

These are the fundamental features of the system to detect the fault in the system and then notify the IT Administrators.  Real-time detection and notification are crucial since this is the main reason to install network management software.  To achieve this, the system can always auto-discover the devices in the network system and build the inventory report for management purposes.  

The further feature to auto-generate topology maps of the network system can also help IT Administrators realize its environment precisely and easily.  It is advisable to diversify the method of notification to as many kinds of tools as possible. This could include popular apps on the smartphone to ensure IT Administrators receive them quickly.  The dispatch of scripts toward the fault also means that actions can be taken immediately to rectify any issues.  Since 80% of repair time is wasted in finding the location of the fault, the function of Fault Management helps prevent further interruption of network services. 

Configuration Management

According to chart 2 above, 28% of fault is caused by misconfiguration over the network system.  The feature of backup configuration could provide IT Administrators with the means to compare different versions for troubleshooting.  The feature of restore configuration could ease the IT Administrators’ efforts to fix the misconfiguration by restoring previous versions.

Accounting Management

This feature gives monitoring and reports on the flow in particular channels, devices, groups, and areas.  The data could provide IT Administrators a glance at the traffic and even for billing purposes.  The issue of overloaded bandwidth can be proactively sorted by this management while the IT Administrator could analyze the volume of traffic sub to individual port levels to manage any abnormal abuse of internet resources instead of passively upgrading the bandwidth, which is costly.

Performance Management

Those features monitor the performance of the network environment from the bandwidth of each user, device, and group to the whole system.  It analyzes the traffic and manages the NetFlow of users or groups to ensure the quality of service.  The analysis could become the suggestion to extend the infrastructure.

Security Management

Network management could play a basic role in cyber security by monitoring the traffic from unfriendly sources like weblinks or servers.  It could block those to prevent further attacks.  It could also manage the behavior of users from internal system access to those sites.

Just recently, we found an interesting new player in the market for network management. It is known as Cyber Monitor.  The developer claims it is an intelligent network analysis and monitoring system based on Web technology. It supports different browsers and has a unified interface that can cross-brand systems for monitoring. Cyber Monitor can manage network devices from different brands, whether IT, network security, OT, or other devices all can be managed. Its big data analysis is able to collect NetFlow, analyze abnormal network traffic, and quickly find the root cause of the fault.

They further claim it has passed the strict requirements of the telecom environment, complies with the Telecom Class 5M (FCAPS) management, and be able to meet the variable demands from different kinds of enterprises’ operation. It has been widely used in telecommunications, transportation, and enterprise industries to provide optimized network management services.

 

Table 3 – Intelligent network management of Cyber Monitor

With more advanced topics, such as the capability to integrate with the AIOps module (which can predict and warn potential risks, define thresholds, and provide troubleshooting suggestions), the generation of variable log reports for IT Administrators and even 3D visualization IDC rooms are also in consideration for scalable demands. 

There are many intelligent network management software in the market, such as Nagios, PRTG, SolarWinds and Cyber Monitor...etc. These brands of software are widely used in many enterprises, and each of them has its own advantages.  For example, SolarWinds is one of the most active products in the market with a long history and provides a powerful system to offer rich features for different kinds of applications, but it needs IT Administrators trained in knowledge to operate its sophisticated system.  In addition, SolarWinds requires the installation of many different modules and tools to perform its function.  

The feature of PRTG is in line with expectations and is user-friendly.  Cyber Monitor has been adapted in many different fields, such as telecom, transportation, manufacturing, and enterprises.  It is also compatible with PRTG to offer much more features on the top.  PRTG users could decide to upgrade to more powerful features of the Cyber Monitor package.  Its unique position is to provide network management on decentralized network architecture as well as customization to build the exclusive and more friendly GUI, dashboard, and extra features to meet the demands of different industries.  That is why it is popular in its home market.

Network management is not a new subject since the internet has been introduced for a long time now.  However, this fundamental work plays an increasingly important role as network infrastructure becomes more complex and the service of the network becomes more crucial for the operation and productivity of the enterprises. Therefore, scalability and customization are good points to consider in the system since the entity and operation could be growing in the long scope.


November 11, 2022

HyperX Gives Out Up to 34% Off Discount on Gaming Peripherals at 1111 shopping festival

Snatching at the 1111 shopping festival, HyperX the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the brand’s 1111 promotion on the designated peripherals, slashing the prices of 26 hot-selling products. Until November 23rd, consumers who want to refresh peripherals for working and gaming at home can score massive savings for up to 34% off the discount on Lazada. 

As consumers shifted to remote and hybrid work styles, an ultra-lightweight but durable mouse that you can take along with is required. The honeycomb shell design keeps this mouse at 59g, perfect for gamers and everyday users seeking quick and precise movement during use. The flexible HyperFlex USB cable and the virgin-grade PTFE skates provide a smooth, easy glide and responsive movement. The Wireless version with multiple color choices is also on sale. 


For mobile and console players, Cloud MIXBuds is now available with a 20% off discount. The earbuds offer fast gaming-grade wireless connections with multi-platform compatibility utilizing a 2.4GHz USB Type-C wireless adapter or Bluetooth wireless for media devices or phones. The included USB-C to USB-C desktop adapter improves accessibility and enables the dongle to serve as a remote control to switch between 2.4HGz and Bluetooth connectivity.

Lastly, HyperX also provides a great discount on streamers’ and gamers' most favored microphone series. The DuoCast USB microphone utilizes an internal pop filter to provide cleaner audio capture. Features a low-profile shock mount, an easily-accessible gain control adjustment, two selectable polar patterns – cardioid and omnidirectional – and tap-to-mute functionality with convenient LED lighting to indicate broadcast status. DuoCast also offers an RGB light ring that is customizable via HyperX NGENUITY software. Don't miss out on this exclusive chance to improve your working and gaming setup!

HyperX Double 11 Sales Details:

Date: now to November 23rd 

Platform: Lazada HyperX Brand Page


October 27, 2022

Lenovo’s New IdeaPad Chromebook Offers an Easy Gateway to Premium Gameplay

Lenovo unveiled the newest addition to its gaming portfolio that comes with a novel twist. Designed for a wide audience of gaming enthusiasts across varying skill levels, the 16-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook is the company’s first ever cloud gaming laptop. Delivering more power, faster speeds, and stunning visuals, this device also comes with new ChromeOS software features, including the ability to easily find and access the latest games while enjoying an elevated gaming experience.


Much like the rest of the tech industry, gaming has surged in popularity over the last few years with the number of online gamers increasing by more than 32%, currently making up over one-third of the more than 3 billion total gamers worldwide.1 The droves of people who flocked to gaming as an outlet during the pandemic have diversified the space, as well, with people of all ages taking up the hobby. The IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook is built for a broad spectrum of players across generations and skillsets, offering an enhanced yet simple gameplay experience, as well as the device features that support productivity – all at an accessible price point.

Capable of supporting graphically demanding AAA and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, this new laptop is dripping with performance-driven features that make it a powerful gaming laptop. High resolution images will glide smoothly across the 120Hz WQXGA display that delivers incredible color accuracy and brightness on a taller 16:10 screen. With a fast refresh rate combined with the power of an Intel Core™ processor, and Wi-Fi 6E2 connectivity, players will enjoy precise, responsive gameplay, helping to make them a worthy contender.

What gaming device would be complete without an RGB keyboard? Not only does the keyboard on the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook feature four-zone color backlighting, but when the need for speed arises, not a single keystroke will be lost. This is thanks to its anti-ghosting feature and 1.5 mm key travel for a more responsive and intuitive typing experience – a feature that also translates well when users need to make the switch from gamer to knowledge worker or student.

Designed for gaming but built to support the work and school needs of everyday life, the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook offers effortless portability when needed with the productivity essentials to get more done. Sleek and stylish with an anodized aluminum top cover, this thin yet sturdy 16-inch laptop weighs just over four pounds (1.82kg), enabling on-the-go mobility that will turn heads when out and about. With up to 11-hours of battery life3 , 8GB of memory with a spacious PCIe SSD card, and an FHD webcam with integrated privacy shutter, this device can be easily adapted for work, study and play. Any increased screen time won’t be an issue because of its low blue light-emitting panel, certified by TÜV Rheinland, that minimizes eye strain and fatigue.

Powerful Gaming Made Approachable

The IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook makes streaming full PC and console games more accessible for gamers, whether casual or core. It supports and/or meets the required specifications for several leading cloud gaming platforms, including NVIDIA GeForce NOW, which streams up to 1600p at 120 frames-per second and ultra-low latency for over 1,400 PC games, as well as Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta)4, and Amazon Luna5. As part of the new ChromeOS software, users can easily search, click, and play games across platforms by using the Everything Button, exclusive to Chromebook devices. Gamers can then pin their favorites titles to the taskbar for fast future access.

As a cloud-powered device, the need for game installs, manual downloads, updates, and patches are a thing of the past. Automatic software updates occur without the need for any user intervention, and access to the latest graphics technology in the cloud helps to ensure the device performs optimally even as games evolve over the years. Users won’t have to keep up with version downloads or purchase physical graphics cards, let alone be up to speed on what some consider to be complex vernacular of a traditional gaming machine.

For users who appreciate additional device protection and support, Lenovo’s advanced support service Lenovo Premium Care is available, offering around the clock access to expert technicians for fast repairs and how-to assistance.6 Embodying simplicity at its finest, the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook makes it easy for just about anyone to be a gamer.