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Apple Launches New MacBook Pro

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Apple today introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro features Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It’s also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Touch Bar places controls right at the user’s fingertips and adapts when using the system or apps like Mail, Finder, Calendar, Numbers, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro X and many more, including third-party apps. For example, the Touch Bar can show Tabs and Favorites in Safari, enable easy access to emoji in Messages, provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos and so much more.

“This week marks the 25th anniversary of Apple’s first notebook; through the years each generation has introduced new innovations and capabilities, and it’s fitting that this all-new generation of MacBook Pro is the biggest leap forward yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the groundbreaking new Touch Bar, the convenience of Touch ID, the best Mac display ever, powerful performance, improved audio, blazing fast storage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity in our thinnest and lightest pro notebook yet, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced notebook ever made.”

Building on innovations pioneered in MacBook, the new MacBook Pro features an entirely new enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates an incredibly rigid and dense notebook that is amazingly thin and light. At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume than the previous generation, and nearly half a pound lighter at just three pounds. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro, at just 15.5 mm thin, is 14 percent thinner and 20 percent less volume than before, and weighing just 1.81-kgs, is nearly half a kg lighter.

 

Integrated into the power button is the convenience and security of Touch ID, one of the great features customers have come to know and love from their iPhone and iPad. Once you enroll your fingerprint in Touch ID on your MacBook Pro, you can quickly unlock your Mac, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay on the web with a single touch. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the secure element in the new Apple T1 chip.

The best Mac display ever delivers images that are more vivid, reveal even greater detail and appear more lifelike than ever. As thin as a MacBook display at .88 mm, the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro at 500 nits of brightness, is an amazing 67 percent brighter than the previous generation, features 67 percent more contrast and is the first Mac notebook display to support a wide color gamut. And with power-saving technologies like a larger pixel aperture, a variable refresh rate and more power-efficient LEDs, the display consumes 30 percent less energy than before.

Powerful processors, cutting-edge graphics, blazing-fast SSDs, high-speed memory and an advanced thermal architecture deliver amazing pro-level performance in a dramatically thinner enclosure. Sixth-generation dual-core Core i5 with eDRAM, dual-core Core i7 with eDRAM and quad-core Core i7 Intel processors deliver pro-level processing performance while conserving energy. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro features powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics delivering up to 2.3 times more performance than the previous generation; while the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with Intel Iris Graphics that are up to two times faster than before.

All models feature SSDs with sequential read speeds over 3GBps and Thunderbolt 3 which consolidates data transfer, charging and twice the video bandwidth in a single port — allowing users to drive a 5K display and power their MacBook Pro with a single cable.

  • Much larger Force Touch trackpads — 46 percent larger on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and twice as large on the 15-inch MacBook Pro;
  • More responsive and comfortable typing on the keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism;
  • Louder, more true-to-life sound through speakers with double the dynamic range and improved bass;
  • macOS Sierra, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features like Siri integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web and Photos, which helps you rediscover your meaningful memories, organize your library and perfect shots like a pro.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at AED 5,999 features a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships today. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID starts at AED 7,199 and features a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at AED 9,499 features the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.

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Acer’s Aspire 7 is now Available in the UAE

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Acer Middle East today announced the arrival of its much-sought after Aspire 7 Notebook in the UAE, powered by the latest Intel 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, hitting the shelves this week, followed by the Aspire 7 with the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 Processor arriving later this year.
Powered by up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics the new Acer Aspire 7 will inspire those who are looking for a powerful device, capable of withstanding the most challenging of tasks, and will be available at all major retail outlets across the UAE.

Built for both serious work and amazing play, the Aspire 7 is aimed at those who want a take-anywhere Notebook with more bite, able to keep-up with difficult operations — from prosumers, designers, hobbyists, gamers and content creators. The new Acer Aspire 7 is not only beautifully designed with its understated dark chassis and backlit keyboard, but also packs in powerful performance with its stunning narrow border visuals, a supercharged processor, and superior audio quality. Featuring up to 16GB DDR4 memory, the new Acer Aspire 7 series has the muscle to multitask and keep up with the creativity of its user.

The new Acer Aspire 7 series gives innovators an edge as it blisters through rich content creation, and lag-free editing. Opening and editing large files is zero-sum issue with up to 16GB of rapid DDR4 memory and up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD. Users can also work comfortably in any environment with the convenience of its backlit keyboard, even in dimly lit environment.

It delivers unmatched visual clarity for its 15.6-inch narrow border IPS Full HD display which expands the display to an astonishing 81.61% screen-to-body ratio, combined with Acer Color Intelligence™ and Acer ExaColor brings more intense shades and finer details. Featuring Acer TrueHarmony™ technology, the Aspire 7 delivers deeper bass and powerful volume for all encompassing sounds. It also offers an incredible gaming experience making it a real crowd-pleaser.

Users get easy updates to the latest information with a full range of connectivity options. Dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) improves the average network throughput by up to 3 times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and nearly 6x faster than baseline 1x1ac (433Mbps) Wi-Fi.

Moreover, the Precision TouchPad helps users work more efficiently, to freely and effortlessly continue the creation process that will matched by the speed of Acer Aspire 7 processors. In addition, Acer has created the new Aspire 7 series with 180 degrees Lay Flat mechanism, which will enable users to fiercely showcase their innovation.

The strong computing performance, display quality, light weight, and long-lasting battery life are all key factors that make the Aspire 7 series ideal for the on-the-go user. The Acer Aspire 7 Notebook with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor is now available across retail outlets in the UAE, starting at AED 2,899. The Acer Aspire 7 Notebook with up to AMD Ryzen 7 Processor will be available in the UAE in December, starting at AED 3,999.

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Dynabook Extends Satellite Pro C40 and C50 Series

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Dynabook Europe GmbH has announced the Satellite Pro C40-J and Satellite C50-J, an extension to the range designed to combine performance, productivity, and contemporary design features at an affordable price point. To offer additional choice, the new C40-J and C50-J feature the latest 11th Gen Intel Core and Celeron processors, and will be available in Light Gold and Dark Blue – meeting a broader range of specifications and price points, making them ideal for the budget-conscious professional or student.

Dynabook have carefully engineered the C40-J and C50-J to balance performance and functionality with design and mobility. With a Dark Blue, or Light Gold, sleek exterior, the devices present a modern aesthetic that will appeal to today’s professional or student at home, in the office or on the move. What’s more, the devices go beyond a contemporary-looking design, having been treated with an anti-bacterial coating to limit the growth of potentially harmful bacteria by up to 99.9%.

Under the hood, the Intel processors coupled with DDR4 memory up to 32GB and fast PCIe SSD storage options up to 512GB deliver high levels of performance. The laptops are easy to transport, and boast a robust chassis designed with the most demanding worker and student in mind. With a slender 18.9mm form factor, the 14” C40-J provides over 9.5 hours2 of use at just 1.55kg, while the 15” C50-J boasts a 19.7mm form factor, weighing in at under 1.9kg, and provides over 8 hours2 of battery life – easily enough power for a full working day between charges.

Their anti-glare HD or FHD screens bring a big-screen experience while the large keyboard, numeric keyboard on the C50-J, and ClickPad provide comfort all day for improved user workflows. “Our goal is to use the latest and most appropriate technology to empower our wide spectrum of customers in their daily work – from students to professionals,” said Damian Jaume, President, Dynabook Europe GmbH. “Having access to the essentials for a productive work or study day no longer needs to drain the budget. The new Satellite Pro C40-J and C50-J models deliver a solid toolkit for everyday computing, all in a compact and attractive form factor, without the premium price tag.”

The C40-J and C50-J benefit from an extensive range of connectivity capabilities, enabling users to stay connected and productive wherever they may be. For wireless connectivity, the devices are equipped with WiFi 802.11 AC and Bluetooth capabilities. Despite their thin form factor, the devices have been built with a range of ports and connectivity options so users maintain productivity, at any location. A multi-functional USB Type-C port allows charge, display, connectivity and data transfer, in addition to two further USB 3.1 Type A ports, a full-size HDMI port, and Gigabit-LAN port. Furthermore, a Micro SD card slot accommodates additional storage needs.

With the current trend towards hybrid working, the laptops deliver all the tools for staying connected with colleagues, customers and peers. The devices feature an HD Webcam, stereo speakers and in-built Cortana-enabled microphone. A mic/headphone slot or Bluetooth connectivity gives users the option to plug in or pair headphones.

With data security a major concern for many businesses and education establishments today, the C40-J and C50-J feature firmware-based Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0 so information is encrypted on the device and reduces the risk of data tampering. In conjunction with user and admin password capabilities which inhibit unauthorised access, as well as sign-in via an optional fingerprint scanner (SecurePad), the device acts as the first line of defence against increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. A Kensington lock slot gives users the peace of mind that the device will be exactly where they have left it.

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Nexstgo Announces That its AVITA and VAIO Range of Laptops Will Benefit From a Free Windows 11 Upgrade

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Nexstgo has announced that select models from its range of AVITA and VAIO are eligible to get a free Windows 11 upgrade. These include selected models of ADMIROR, LIBER V, LIBER, PURA, MAGUS, ESSENTIAL Premier and ESSENTIAL from the end of 2021 to 2022.

In addition, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will also be available on VAIO series notebooks, including VAIO Z, VAIO A12, VAIO SX12/SX14, VAIO S11/S13, VAIO SE14, VAIO FE14/FE15, and VAIO E15 from the end of 2021 or later. The actual launch dates of Windows 11 will depend on the device, while some features require specific hardware. For more details about Windows 11, please refer to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.

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