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Apr 21, 2017
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Kangaroo – World Smallest Portable Windows 10 PC With Price $99

Most company are slowly updating existing laptop lineups and launching new models that offer support for the Microsoft new operating system – Windows 10. Whether it’s towards hybrid devices such as new Surface Book or tablet, one such company that has been aggressively launching new portable Windows 10 desktop mini PC is InFocus. The Portland technology giant has launched portable desktop PC called the Kangaroo with purchase price of $99 that offer consumers a convenient way to carry desktop PC in their pocket.

The highlight of the portable desktop PC Kangaroo, as its name suggests, its equipped with an Intel Cherrytrail (Z8500) SOC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and an on-board battery (rechargeable battery up to 4 hours on a single charge). The standalone Kangaroo Dock, which you can swap out for other future docks, includes an HDMI port and two USB ports.

Other features of the Kangaroo include a fingerprint reader that integrated Windows Hello security feature to provide easy login and maximum personal security without passwords, remote access via a hardware Action Switch allowing users to gain direct access to the Windows 10 desktop even when there is no WiFi, and more details on the new Kangaroo portable desktop PC website.

Features of Kangaroo portable desktop PC:

The company says that the Kangaroo as the world’s smallest portable desktop PC with weighs just 200g and measures 124mm tall, 80.5mm wide, and 12.9mm thick. It also coupled with HDMI port, two USB ports, and DC power port with just 46.9mm tall.

“Consumers own many different devices including tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. Each device is used in different locations for different purposes. Kangaroo is the first product to allow you to use the same PC for all applications, in any environment,” Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing, said in a statement. “Unlike stick PCs and other pocket PCs, Kangaroo works with all of your existing devices and can be docked at home or tossed in your bag to use anywhere, powering and providing Windows 10 access on the go.”

The new Kangaroo PC, from InFocus is available for order starting today from both the Microsoft online store and Newegg.com.

Apr 21, 2017
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ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200SA 360-Degree Convertible Laptop With Quad-core Processor

If you are looking for ‘mainstream’ laptop with relatively good hardware specification, here could be a good option that you can consider. The Taiwanese laptop maker, ASUS has newly announced next generation of the Transformer Book Flip laptop – TP200SA which featured with Quad-core Intel Celeron Braswell processor and compelling Intel Gen 8 with 12 EUs graphics solution suitable for both normal users and even business professionals.

The new touchscreen and 360-degree folding machine, believed to be with 12-inch display panel, which is slightly larger than normal laptop and outfitting with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. In additional, it also comes with 38 Whrs polymer battery that capacity around 8 hours on a charge with moderate use that included MS Office, web, email running in the background and 45 minutes of YouTube streaming and can be charged from zero to full capacity in just two hours. It also makes use of a microUSB for charging that means any high-amperage power bank can actually charge the tablet.

Features of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200SA (SKU: TP200SA-DH04T):

The 2.65 lbs laptop will come in a dark blue color scheme. However, there is no actual date of availability yet, but the machine is expected be available to reach consumer market by later this month at a retail price of around $349.

Apr 21, 2017
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Full Specification With Windows 10 Operating System

Tablets are great consumption devices. Media looks great on a portable screen, users can just shove in bag when they are done, but actually being productive on one is a pipe dream. Microsoft makes it again with latest introduce Surface Pro 4 at the Windows 10 devices event. While it looks similar to the predecessor, Microsoft is calling the Surface Pro 4 the most powerful, productive, and lighter tablet ever made.

The Surface Pro 4 is the follow-up to the original Surface Pro 3, packing better hardware and a better experience with Windows 10 Pro. Further, Microsoft has finally ditched the Surface Pen loop which attach to the device via magnet.

The tablet has 12.3-inch PixelTouch display and Solid state drive (SSD) up to 1TB to make using the tablet more advanced, and runs Windows 10 Pro on one of new power 6th generation of Intel Core processors. The Surface Pro 4 also works with an optional power cover keyboard that has a built in battery and with a docking station that adds some extra ports.

Surface Pro 4 comes with all-new thinnest Type Cover features a finger print reader and 5 colour options – red, black blue, dark green, and cyan colour. In addition, the keyboard also features integrated backlights and mechanical scissor keys with a 1.3mm travel with a 19mm pitch.

Features of Surface Pro 4:

Display

Screen: 12.3” PixelTouch display

Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)

Aspect Ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, or i7

Memory

4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM

Graphics

m3: Intel HD graphics 515

i5: Intel HD graphics 520

i7: Intel Iris™ graphics

Storage

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Cameras/video/ audio

5.0 MP front-facing HD camera

8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera, with 1080p HD video recording

Stereo microphones

Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio

Connectivity

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE

802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0

microSD card reader

Headset jack

Mini DisplayPort

Cover port

SurfaceConnect

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Battery life

Up to 9 hours of video playback2

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty

The light and powerful Surface Pro 4 turns from a tablet into a full powered laptop while running all of your desktop software. It will be available in three model: Intel Core m3, Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7. Surface Pro 4 will dimensions 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inch and weighs at 766g for model m3 and 786g for i5 and i7 model. Surface is already up for pre-order right now with starting price at $899 and ships by October 26.

Apr 21, 2017
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ASUS New Transformer Laptop / Tablet with Latest Intel 14nm SoCs

The Taiwanese electronic maker, ASUS has announced to add another newest hybrid laptop / tablet to its Transformer line – Transformer Book T100HA. The Transformer Book T100HA is aimed to those users who look for media consumption and mobile productivity in an elegant yet versatile design. The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA has been featured with powerful Quad-core Intel Atom x5 Z8500 at 2.24Ghz, 4GB RAM, and detachable keyboard. The laptop has been enhanced with Windows 10 features such as stereo microphone arrays designed for Cortana and long battery lives with quick charging.

In addition, Transformer Book T100HA come with standard screen resolutions with Full HD 10.1″ 1280×800 IPS panel for provide an engaging user experience.

Features of ASUS Transformer Book T100HA (SKU: T100HA-C4-GR):

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA will starting price at $299 in the US with dimensions of 10.43 x 6.89 x 0.33 inches for tablet and 10.43 x 6.89 x 0.28~0.39 inches for keyboard dock, while weighs at 1.28lbs and 1.04lbs. Transformer Book T100HA laptop / tablet should be available later this month.

Apr 21, 2017
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How to Boot from USB Drive to Install Windows, Ubuntu, or OSX on Surface Pro Devices

There are situation where Surface Pro user attempt to install any other operating system such as Windows, Ubuntu, or OSX OS to the Surface device. It is possible to install other operating system to Surface Pro from a USB portable hard disk drive, or an even microSD card or thumbdrive. By using USB hard disk drive or USB flash drive as the Windows, Ubuntu, or OSX installer, it provides an added advantage of easier to bring around. Beside, installing Windows, Ubuntu, or OSX OS boot from a USB drive (which is even faster), is faster and easily compare to other method.

Here how to install Windows, Ubuntu, or OSX OS on Surface device from bootable USB drive

Note: Remember to disable Secure Boot if you are attempting to install any OS other than Windows 8.1 64-bit or later on Surface Pro. Otherwise, Surface device will simply ignore the USB installation drive.

Apr 21, 2017
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Amazon Prime Day Up to 50% off for SanDisk Storage

Wanting to get a new SSD for your PC or a microSD for mobile device?

To celebrate Amazon’s 20th birthday party, Prime Day, Amazon US is running a promotion up to 50% off for SanDisk storage, which is good news for whom currently looking for a new SD memory card. So if you are planning to expand your device storage, why not consider the 50% off promotion. And be quick, as the offers will ends soon.

Here are highlights item from Amazon Prime Day up to 50% discount on SanDisk storage:

For more offer just hit the link below:

Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 50% Off Select SanDisk Memory Products

Apr 21, 2017
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How To Capture Screenshot on the Surface 3

You can send text-based messages and emails from Surface 3 anytime, but sometimes you may want to share information on phone screen such as high scores you’ve achieved while playing games and other information to friends or family, you need a screenshot. Screenshots are very useful and easily for keep something as memory or share information purpose.

Fortunately, taking screenshot on Surface 3 is not hard and there is few method to capture a screenshot on Surface 3. To do this trick, just follow the method below.

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Hope above solution can help you solve problems on capturing screen on Surface 3. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know them in the comment box below.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Microsoft Surface 3 Price in Asia-Pacific Region

Surface 3 tablet is another impressive product from Microsoft to expanding its Surface tablet line.  Unlike most tablets, Surface 3 comes with design for portable reading, watching video, and doing work. Surface is a tablet with acts like a laptop.

Surface 3 equipped with Intel Atom CPU, 2 or 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera and 3.5-megapixel front camera which is the first Microsoft tablet feature 8-megapixel. The new Surface 3 will run Windows 8.1 full version with upgradable to Windows 10. At measurement 10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches thick and weighs 1.37 lbs, Surface 3 also Microsoft lightest tablet.

Surface 3 is available for $599 and extra $100 for 4G-LTE wireless version. The Surface 3 will be available for pre-order and go on sale May 5 from Microsoft Store in 26 markets such as Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

If you’re looking to purchase Microsoft’s latest product in the Asia-Pacific region, here’s how much the Surface 3 price set based on the country:

Apr 21, 2017
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Samsung Portable SSD T1 Storage Drive Up to 1TB of Storage Into a Tiny Package

SSD (Solid State device) is a nonvolatile storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory that replacing conventional hard disk drive especially with its great performance needed by high end machine. Samsung Electronics Co. has announced the release of its new SSD-based portable storage – T1. The Samsung Portable SSD T1 has a sleek black chrome surface and comes with similar size of a business card where measurement 71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2mm and weight just 30g make it easy to conveniently carry.

The T1 is a secure and durable portable SSD that performs 7 times faster than a regular external hard disk drive (HDD) with transfer rate up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s). With that speed, you can transfer a 3GB movie file in just 8 seconds or a 10GB movie file in about 27 seconds. The USB 3.0 port is no bottleneck either, with an interface speeds of 5GB/s.

Specification of Samsung T1:

The T1 comes in three different capacities – 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB which costs $179, $299, and $599. Samsung T1 will be available in the US, European, and Asian markets later this month.

Promo video for Samsung Portable SSD T1:

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Apr 21, 2017
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Apple Offers Certified Refurbished Retina 5K iMac For $2,119 From Apple’s Online Refurbished Store

The 5K Retina display iMac is totally designed for photographers and videographers and anyone who wants to get powerful machine. The machine comes with 27-inch screen with a 5120 × 2880 screen resolution, or 5K “Retina” as Apple is calling it.

Apple Inc is currently offering good deal for the Retina 5K iMac refurbished at the Apple Online Store, which originally released in October 2014. If you don’t mind a refurbished product, you can grab the entry-level version for the very reasonable price as low as $2,119 that will saving of almost 400 bucks or 15% from the original price.

In addition, there are also two other variations of the Retina 5K iMac are available from the Apple online refurbished store. For $2,419 model, it comes with 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 chip and AMD’s Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor, 3TB fusion drive, and 16GB of RAM. For $2,549, you can opt for the model with 512 GB of flash storage.

If you still not sure where to get all these refurbished Retina 5K iMac, just head over to App Store here and under Shop Refurbished Section, click on Refurbished iMac on the left pane. You will notice that there are actually some refurbished products such as iMac, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV being offered with attractive promotion price right now.

All Apple refurbished products are tested and certified with cover 1-year warranty. Unfortunately, the deal is only available in App Store in USA with limited quantity available for offer.

What are Apple Certified Refurbished Products?

Apple Certified Refurbished Products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo Apple’s stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. While only some units are returned due to technical issues, all units undergo Apple’s stringent quality refurbishment process.

They are in 100% working condition, and are then sold as refurbished product. As these refurbished products have been unpacked and manipulated, they might however exhibit some minor cosmetic imperfection, such as scratches, marks or discolorations.

Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:

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