The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime available for pre-order

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Most of us want a smartphone with a premium design and powerful features yet still priced within easy reach. Well, good news. Samsung launches the Galaxy J7 Prime, designed with features that combine all that jazz and more.

So what does the Galaxy J7 Prime feature?

  1. a 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera both with F1.9 lenses that take clear photos even in low light
  2. Powerful Octa-core processor built in, its processing speed means faster boot-up time that allows you to go from one app to another quickly.

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3. Its 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM , along with a large 256 MB expandable memory commonly found in premium smartphones. This means you can store more of your photos and videos without having to delete .

4. The Galaxy J7 prime 3300 mAh battery gives you enough battery knife.

5. The curved metal unibody feels so premium.

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The Galaxy 7 is available for pre-order online starting October 10 until October 23, through Lazada, Abenson, and Memo Express. Imagine you get first dibs before the official Philippine launch on October 29.  You will also receive premium gifts–a pair of Level Active earphones and a premium back cover , worth a total of 4,099 pesos.  The SRP is at 13,990 pesos.  Smartphones with a close price range is the Oppo F1s (12,990) and the Huwaei P9 Lite (PhP 12,490) .

You can pre-order your unit at www.samsung.com/ph/offer/J7Primepreorder/

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Acer Aspire Swift 7, the thinnest laptop in the world

To aspire is to rise up to a great plan, an abundant hope of fulfilling a worthwhile mission- Jon Mertz

I aspire to own the thinnest laptop in the world at incredibly less than 1 cm thin . I can dream, can I? Well, I want to lead a meaningful life so I vow to change the world through my writings. I aspire to do many great things.

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After attending the Acer launch of Aspire Swift 7 (S7) , the world’s thinnest notebook,  I believe that this gorgeous laptop is a perfect fit for my business and personal advocacies .   I am amazed at how lovely and thin it is.
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With a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that’s built for the hardworking class.

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With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.

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I could not help but admire the perfect blend of black and luxury gold.

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It has a HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) which is built in to make video conferencing easier, faster and more reliable.

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The ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2×2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free.

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The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.

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The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the performance of 4 GB or higher memory.

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The #Aspire campaign is quite an inspiration.  It aims to aid the hardworking Filipinos who aspire and improve their lives personally and professionally. Under this campaign, two of the most influential people in career development and business have been chosen to be  #Aspire brand ambassadors, Francis Kong and Megan Young.

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“There’s a lot of people who are more successful because they simply did not give up. Never quit.” -Francis Kong

Francis Kong is no stranger to failures turned success. As an #Aspire brand ambassador, he shared his ideas and pointers on how to improve your career and how to be on top of your game. He shares that one must “never allow success to get into your head nor failure to creep into your heart”

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“It’s your decision on what you’re going to do with all your aspirations in life.” -Megan Young

Megan Young is  the “heart” of the #Aspire campaign. The 2013 Miss World beauty has more to show than her personal looks. She shared her thoughts on “who motivates you” and provided insights on how to be selfless while being dauntless in your career.

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The other Acer S Series: S3 and S5  offer a wider range of specifications designed for the heavier applications. Both series have an Intel® Core™ processor and an Intel® HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL® 4.4, OpenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 12.

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Both have also the capacity to support up to 512GB of data for its solid-state drive (SSD). In addition from the top-of-the-line ultra-fast connectivity of the Acer Aspire S Series, S3 and S5 also features a gigabit ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready and a higher battery life of a maximum of 12 hours.

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The suggested retail price of the Acer Aspire S series are as follows:

Aspire S3 Silver at 32,999 pesos
Aspire S3 Gold at 35,999 pesos
Aspire S5 at 39,999 and 44,999 pesos
Aspire S7 is at 64,999 pesos.

ASUS releases its new line of Notebooks with pre-installed Microsoft Windows™ 10!

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Attending the recent launch of Asus new line-up of notebooks was a revelation. There is one for every type of user, and it is made more powerful with 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processors for extra mobility and improved performance. Plus it is now made even made better with pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10!

My daughter is very much interested in the Gold ZenBook UX305LA. It is a beautifully crafted all-aluminum Ultrabook™. It’s very light at 12.3mm thin, making it one of the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch FHD laptop. Carrying such an ultraportable laptop is heaven! And no wonder it is called a Zen book.

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Continuing the long-established ZenBook tradition of combining performance with luxury, this gorgeous ultraportable — which weighs only 1.2kg — is powered by the new 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for seamless multitasking, and features a lightning-fast up to 512GB solid-state drive (SSD).

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Check out the features:

up to 12 hours battery life
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4 times more pixels

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It’s thinner than my Macbook Air.

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Incredible visuals

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Beautiful sounds

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The crisp, vibrant and stunningly-detailed 13.3-inch display has an up to QHD resolution. Available in a sophisticated new Gold color with ZenBook’s signature spun-metal finish, or a silky-smooth Ceramic Alloy shade, ZenBook UX305 is the ultimate ultraportable laptop for discerning users.

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The most affordable configuration is Php39,995 then next is the Core i5 for Php59,995 with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.

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There is another Zenbook that is an ultra-high-performance laptop aimed at users demanding ultimate performance and ultimate style. The ZenBook Pro UX501 incorporates the elegance and style that is the hallmark of the ZenBook family. Its slim and compact chassis is just 20.6mm thin for easy portability, and is clad in beautiful aluminum featuring the iconic ASUS spun-metal finish. Brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers on the edges add brilliant highlights, and the keyboard surround is enhanced with a stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern. The SRP is Php89,995.00 . Isn’t it elegant?

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Then there is the ASUS K555LB , powered by 6th generation Intel® Core ™ i7 processor for fast and responsive multi-tasking computing; and can be specked with up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M graphics with Microsoft DirectX® 11 for fast and fluid gaming visuals and movie playback as well. K Series features a 15-inch LED-backlit, 4k QHD panel. The K555LB provides 94% sRGB color gamut for accurate, life-like colors when handling design tasks, watching movies, or viewing photos.

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The X555UB is ideal for both productive computing and entertainment. It features the 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and GT940 graphics card, Instant on that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds and USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed. ASUS X Series gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia experience. The SRP is Php 44,995.00

There you have it, four new ASUS notebooks that you can choose depending on your needs. I know my daughter will surely buy the Gold Zenbook.

Are you ready for iFlix , the new Subscription Video On Demand ? #IFLIXISHERE

The day I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… #IFLIXISHERE ! It’s a new Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) similar to Netflix except you will never get to access Netflix.

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Watching movies or TV series is one way for me to destress from work so I am really excited to know that I have access to hours and hours of entertainment.

What to expect from iFlix?

1. Over 10,000 hours of top TV shows and movies from over 30 studio partners including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (“Fox”), BBC Worldwide (“BBC”), and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (“WBITD”), iflix subscribers can get the best in television and programming.

2. The recent catalogue deals feature award-winning TV series such as: Fox’s Homeland and American Horror Story; The longest running sci-fi TV show in the world, Doctor Who, as well as global crime drama hit Sherlock from BBC; and seven seasons of WBITD comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

3. Some of Fox’s most popular shows such as Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; BBC’s critically acclaimed conspiracy thriller Orphan Black; and 10 seasons of WBIT’s all-time fan favourite comedy Friends, and hot new superhero series Arrow.

There are parental controls too with their iFlix for kids .

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Each subscription will allow a user to access the service on five (5) devices, as well as watch content on their mobile, tablet, computer, or television set, for viewing anytime, anywhere.

Are you ready for iflix? Well, I am going to watch an old movie, Annie Hall.

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Loving the Power and Looks of the Acer Premium line #PowerLook

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I agree that this has got to be Acer’s most “powerful” campaign to date. The #PowerLook billboard along EDSA caught my attention a few days ago . Normally, I ignore these giant billboards. What impressed me was the tapping of two acclaimed actresses and fashion icons Cherie Gil and Celia Rodriguez who are in their prime.  Most brands normally choose youthful brand endorsers so I was pleased  Acer acknowledged our prime time women.  Soon, I saw the video on youtube and it was so clever.

Featured in Acer Premium’s Youtube video are the two primera contravidas showing their discriminating taste in everything: from dining to shopping to technology, using their “powerlook” to get what they want. These accomplished women are truly the embodiment of Power and Looks making them the perfect ambassadors for Acer Premium.There is simply no room for mediocre designs and inferior performance for these ladies.  Some comments say that these women are bullying. I don’t think so.

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It is interesting to know that the idea of the #PowerLook campaign was an idea hatched by Acer. The idea behind the campaign is that Acer Premium gives you the best of both worlds by marrying high performance and elegant aesthetics with these beautifully crafted and intelligently designed creations that are sure to amaze anyone. I like the analogy of these prime time women with the product. The #PowerLook highlights the edge and pioneering technology of the Acer Premium line that targets at capturing high-end markets with its mid and high range Acer products of first class engineering and sophisticated design. The campaign is aimed at surpassing impressions regarding Acer products’ quality for price standpoint.

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At the Acer Premium launch last night, I got introduced to the ultra sleek and high-performing options ranging from mobile (Liquid X1, Liquid Jade, Iconio Tab 10 FHD, and Iconia Tab 8 FHD), desktop (Aspire Z3615 AIO and Revo desktop), projectors (H651OBD, P7605, and U5313W), monitors (XB280HK), laptops (Aspire S7, Aspire V Nitro, and Aspire V 13), and 2-in-1s (Aspire R13, Switch 12, Switch 11, and Switch 10). I have not reviewed these products yet but allow me to share the Acer Premium line.

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Aspire S7 . The premium Ultrabook™. Adding to its super-tough Gorilla® Glass lid, its strong unibody design, its vivid WQHD1 touchscreen, and its “lock-for-touch” hinge, the S7 now sports some important improvements. This thin, light, strong, and definitely very “premium” notebook is now even more powerful than before. SRP is 79,990 pesos.
Acer Premium introduces the Aspire R 13, a brilliant laptop convertible masterfully engineered with the Acer Ezel Aero HingeTM which allows flawless transition between six user modes. Encased in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, the Aspire R 13 is a tough, beautiful, and strikingly slender PC with an equally impressive processing prowess and Full HD entertainment suite.
Aspire R 13, a brilliant laptop convertible masterfully engineered with the Acer Ezel Aero HingeTM which allows flawless transition between six user modes. Encased in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, the Aspire R 13 is a tough, beautiful, and strikingly slender PC with an equally impressive processing prowess and Full HD entertainment suite. SRP is 59,990 pesos.
Acer Premium’s Aspire Switch12 and 11. An intelligent 2-in-1 convertible, the Aspire Switch 12 comes with a distinctive keyboard design allowing for fluid switching between its five modes. It runs on the Intel® CoreTM M processor with 128GB SSD storage and boasts of a Full HD IPS display. Armed with the latest Intel® CoreTM processors enabling fast performance for multitasking, the Aspire Switch 112-in-1 easily flips, folds, docks, and detaches at the pace of one’s life. It comes with a special brushed aluminum design for a stylish finish.
Acer Premium’s Aspire Switch12 . An intelligent 2-in-1 convertible, the Aspire Switch 12 comes with a distinctive keyboard design allowing for fluid switching between its five modes. It runs on the Intel® CoreTM M processor with 128GB SSD storage and boasts of a Full HD IPS display. Armed with the latest Intel® CoreTM processors enabling fast performance for multitasking, the Aspire Switch 112-in-1 easily flips, folds, docks, and detaches at the pace of one’s life. It comes with a special brushed aluminum design for a stylish finish. SRP is 37,990 pesos
easily flips, folds, docks, and detaches at the pace of one’s life.
Acer Aspire Switch 11 easily flips, folds, docks, and detaches at the pace of one’s life. SRP of Aspire Switch 11  is 33,990 pesos. The SRP of Aspire Switch 10 is 22,900 pesos.

 

the Acer Revo One is a modern and minimalist PC that can pack up to 5 TB worth of videos, music, media and data all swiftly accessed with its fast Intel® CoreTM processor. Sporting a sleek and compact-rounded design, the Aspire Revo One easily fits into any space in any home.
The Acer Revo One is a modern and minimalist PC that can pack up to 5 TB worth of videos, music, media and data all swiftly accessed with its fast Intel® CoreTM processor. Sporting a sleek and compact-rounded design, the Aspire Revo One easily fits into any space in any home.  H6510BD Projector SRP is 49,500 pesos. Aspire Revo One is 23,990 pesos.
A full-throttle gaming notebook with sleek lines, sharp angles, slim profile, and dramatic blend of premium materials, the Aspire V Nitro guarantees to be a real knockout. Equipped with a super-fast Intel®CoreTM i7 chip, 2 TB + 60GB SSD storage, and the cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce GTX860M, the Aspire V Nitro is sure to take your gaming experience to a whole new level.
A full-throttle gaming notebook with sleek lines, sharp angles, slim profile, and dramatic blend of premium materials, the Aspire V Nitro guarantees to be a real knockout. Equipped with a super-fast Intel®CoreTM i7 chip, 2 TB + 60GB SSD storage, and the cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce GTX860M, the Aspire V Nitro is sure to take your gaming experience to a whole new level. SRP of V Nitro 15 is 69,990 pesos. SRP of V Nitro 17 is 79,990 pesos

Other Acer Premium lines are the Acer Aspire Z3615 All-in-One desktop, the H6510BD, P7605 and U5313W projectors, the XB280HK monitor,and Acer’s impressive ventures in the smartphone category, the Liquid X1 and Liquid Jade and the Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia Tab 8 tablets.

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Aspire V 13 .   SRP is 26,900 pesos 

The Aspire R 13 boasts intelligent construction and smart features that enhance work and play. Thanks to the futuristic Ezel Aero Hinge™, you can transition effortlessly between six different user modes. Masterfully crafted with premium features such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, a WQHD screen and the Acer Active Pen1, the Aspire R 13 is a laptop that might just change your life.

P7605 Projector
P7605 Projector has 5,000 lumens of WUXGA resolution. SRP is 115,000 pesos 
U5313W Projector
U5313W Projector . Project 87-inch wide images from a distance of just 32 cm with this magnificent Ultra Short DUP 3D ready Projector. SRP is 74,900 pesos.
Aspire Z3-615 AIO
Aspire Z3-615 AIO. SRP is 52,900 pesos

The Aspire Z3 all-in-one PC delivers cinematic entertainment to your entire family on its 23″ Full HD touchscreen1 featuring IPS2technology plus front-facing hi-fi speakers with Dolby® Digital Plus™. Acer CineBoost Color Engine optimizes colors for images that are even more vibrant. Aspire Link1 unleashes a powerful sharing experience that lets you take control and share media between devices.

Iconia Tab 8 FHD + Iconia Tab 10 FHD
Iconia Tab 8 FHD SRP is 10,990 pesos.   Iconia Tab 10 FHD SRP is 14,990 pesos
Liquid X1
Liquid X1. The Acer Liquid X1 is powered by a cutting-edge octa-core CPU, putting extreme computing power and ultra-fast LTE connection speeds at your fingertips. Its high-end 5.7″ screen delivers fantastic visuals and its fantastic camera features a large aperture, for recording great images in bright or low-light environments. SRP is 15,990 pesos.
Liquid Jade
Liquid Jade. SRP is 10,990 pesos.