ASUS introduces Windows 8 powered M51AC Desktop with built-in UPS

ASUS introduces Windows 8 powered M51AC Desktop with built-in UPS

ASUS has announced the launch of its latest M51AC desktop with Windows 8 operating systemand powered by the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors (Haswell) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. The M51AC also has a Wireless Charger tray for wireless recharging of smartphones and tablets and is the first desktop PC to feature ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for enhanced sound quality. It also features ASUS Power Pack – a removable UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that acts like a mini UPS for the PC providing 60 seconds of power backup and after the 60 seconds it automatically deploys hibernate mode to save the user session.

The M51AC desktop features exclusive ASUS Smart Cooling System which reduces dust accumulation, lowers operating temperatures by up to 11.4℃ and Q Fan Quietness Technology adjusts CPU fan speeds according to its current load for stable, reliable operation. It comes in a matte finish with a textured front façade that resists fingerprints marks better than glossy surfaces. ASUS USM (Universal Storage Module) makes expanding hard drive storage easy and offers data rates twice that of USB 3.0 and it also features front USB 3.0 ports with Ai Charger technology for rapid recharging of mobile devices. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 delivers up to ten times faster transfer rates compared to previous generation USB, and charges devices up to 50% faster.

Vinay Shetty, Country Head – Component Business, ASUS (India), said, “We have launched M51AC desktop today in sync with our strategy of offering feature rich and unique desktops in the mid- and high-end segments. The M51AC is a fully featured multimedia desktop and has various unique features like the built-in ASUS Power Pack which works as a UPS as well as a portable battery to charge your devices. It also features a wireless charging tray along with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology and the desktop provides sufficient computing muscle with the latest fourth-generation Haswell Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GTX650 graphics card. For our customers’ peace of mind, we are also offering a robust 3-year onsite warranty on all our desktops.”

ASUS M51AC desktops also feature Qi – a cable-free recharging technology……See More

Windows 8 economical: says IDC Study

Windows 8 economical: says IDC Study

As per the latest study conducted by the research firm IDC, companies are prone to spend three times more if they don’t plan to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8. An estimate suggests that the cost of upgrading (assuming no enterprise licence agreement and three-year amortization period) will be US$95 vis-a-vis the cost of non-migrating which will be US$300 per seat/user, followed by almost a double the cost in the subsequent year.

The vital point to note here is that the non-migration cost is only the documentable cost as this does not include costs related to business loss due to security and data breach threats, productivity loss and other similar factors.

“Approx 50–60% installed PC base in the enterprises are still running Windows XP. This is an alarming situation as non-migration puts businesses at risk of security breaches and could potentially create a big dent to the company’s brand image. It takes money to save money! Migration to newer and better technologies eventually gives high return on investment and saves a lot of money in the long run,” said Amrish Goyal, Director, Windows Business Group, Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd.   

Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) plans to end support for Windows XP on April 08, 2014 as it is three generations behind the current product technology. It, therefore, becomes necessary for companies to plan their migration and save cost in the long run. Companies should migrate to the newer version for enhanced user experience…….See More

Microsoft kicks off Windows AppFest in Pune

Microsoft kicks off Windows AppFest in Pune

Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT), in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, has started Windows AppFest to build apps for social good. The initiative will encourage app developers to create solutions that address social and civic issues. These apps will help civil authorities, seeking alternative methods of interactions with citizens. The top three apps will be selected for presentation at a conference hosted by the Asian Development Bank.

“App marketplaces are now proving to be viable platforms to host e-governance and socially relevant apps. Such apps can provide citizen-centric services in a secure manner, while ensuring increased transparency, reliability and efficiency in services. Cloud computing also enables e-governance solutions to be much more scalable and accessible. Microsoft, with its various initiatives including the Windows AppFest for social good in Pune, provides a good platform for app builders to ideate and create solutions to address social and civic issues,” said Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary – IT, Government of Maharashtra.

Sanket Akerkar, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd, said, “As the world gravitates towards a plethora of new devices and form-factors, two things are going to be the key – apps and the cloud to power those apps. The collective capability of the developer population in India is going to play a key role in fuelling this movement across the world.

With this Windows AppFest, Microsoft is focussing on encouraging app developers to build apps for social good on the Windows platform.”The Windows AppFest represents how a new generation……See More

ViewSonic launches Windows 8 Certified Display

ViewSonic launches Windows 8 Certified Display

23″ Windows 8 certified touch display – the TD2340 has been introduced in the Indian market by ViewSonic. The TD2340 features an ergonomic design with a dual hinge stand to adjust the height of the monitor.

The key features of TD2340 include its 10-point projected capacitive touch displaytechnology, grade IPS panel with 1920×1080 full HD resolution. It has a dynamic Contrast Ratio of 20,000,000:1 for providing exquisite picture and colour performance. Other inputs such as display Port, HDMI and VGA, along with USB HID compliance and VESA mount compatibility are also included in this touch display.

ViewSonic believes that the 7H surface hardness of the touchscreen monitor makes it long- lasting with touch accuracy. The touch display includes integrated SRS Premium Sound speakers and Energy Star and EPEAT Silver certifications.

Erik Willey, LCD Monitor and PC Product-Marketing Director, ViewSonic, said, “10 Point multi-touch will revolutionize the way we connect with our digital world. Our Windows 8 certified TD2340 touch display is designed to deliver an optimized Windows 8 touch experience with the projected……See More

ASUS launches Windows 8 Compatible Motherboard

ASUS launches Windows 8 Compatible Motherboard

ASUS has launched M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard with Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This motherboard consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit) to monitor power consumption system for ensuring efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) – guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. EPU enables a system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This motherboard also comes with a Windows 8 Ready Compatibility.

This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process. AMD 970 Chipset is designed to support up to 4800MT HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD’s latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

With the AMD Vision Engine Control Center the display can be configured and complete 3D settings, with real-time 3D-rendered previews can be experienced. The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regard to energy consumptions……See More

Dell expands Inspiron family with Dell Inspiron 2330 AIO in India

Dell expands Inspiron family with Dell Inspiron 2330 AIO in India

Dell(NASDAQ:DELL) has announced a new addition to its line of All-In-One Inspiron Series with the launch of Inspiron 2330, which promises powerful computing and excellent user experience to keep everyone engaged. The Inspiron 2330 is targeted at users who desire performance and entertainment at their fingertips.

Equipped with Windows 8 operating system and third-generation Intel i7 processor, it promises to take computing experience to the next level for users across age groups. The 58.4 cm (23) full HD optional Touch-screen (1920×1080) provides for enhanced viewing experience best suited for all requirements – be it intended for work or play.

Inspiron 2330 All-In-One is a slim desktop and combines features such as a 2.0TB SATA hard drive, up to 8GB RAM DDR3, Intel Integrated Graphic, AMD Radeon HD 7650A 1GB DDR3 for an overall superlative multimedia experience. The added convenience of a built-in USB 3.0 x 4 slots enables users to transfer data at speed from a USB or portable storage device. For those who want the best of sound, the HD Audio with Waves MaxxAudio3 Integrated Performance Speakers will certainly not disappoint and appeal to all music aficionados.

Shishir Singh, Director, Product Marketing, Dell India, said, “Our All-In-One Inspiron 2330 has been designed keeping in mind users’ expectations of a single product which will suit their multiple work and fun-related requirements. This product will certainly appeal……See More

HP launches Multiple Windows 8-powered Devices in India

HP launches Multiple Windows 8-powered Devices in India

To work perfectly with Windows 8, HP(NYSE) has introduced a new lineup of consumer PCs. The new launch provides an opportunity to touch, feel and experience the products, which range from notebooks and desktops to a convenient hybrid, leveraging premium materials and a thoughtful design to deliver a HP look and feel.

The new products include a hybrid notebook with a detachable screen and an ultrathin all-in-one (AiO) desktop. It enables user to experience Windows 8 along with HP innovations such as HP TouchSmart technology. They also offer HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish by HP and HP Connected Music powered by Meridian for convenient access to photos and music…..See More