Friday, September 22, 2017
Apple, while launching its Apple TV 4K earlier this month along with the new iPhone handsets, did not say anything if the streaming device will come with Dolby Atmos surround sound tech out of the box or not. However, according to The Verge, the streaming box will be getting the audio upgrade in future as a part of the tvOS update.“Apple also doesn’t support modern surround sound standards like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, which place sound effects in 3D space around you,” said The Verge’s Nilay Patel in his Apple TV 4K review. “Apple told me that the lack of Atmos isn’t a hardware limitation, and that support is on the roadmap,” he added. It is not clear as to when Apple plans to bring this support to its 4K TV streaming box. Apple TV 4K starts at $179 for 32GB variant and $199 for the 64GB variant in the US. Apple TV is the company’s video-streaming box and Apple TV 4K is an upgrade over the previous generation of the device. As the name suggests, Apple TV 4K shows videos in 4K resolution. It comes with 4K HDR 10 support along with Dolby vision. The Cupertino-based tech firm has also tweaked the Apple TV user interface. The upgraded streaming box comes with CPU with performance twice as fast and graphics four times faster. Powered by Apple A10X processor, the Apple TV 4K is priced at Rs 15,900 for 32GB and Rs 17,900 for the 64GB variant. The Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB variant now costs Rs 12,900. The device will be available for pre-order in the US, starting September 15. It will be made available starting September 22 in select markets. Apple says it is working with 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate and other production houses to bring new content to iTunes. Users can purchase movies from select production houses on iTunes and Apple will make it 4K HDR compatible free of cost for the new Apple TV users. Amazon Prime will also be bringing its 4K HDR content for the new streaming box later this year.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Rashi Peripherals, India’s only Value Added Distributor recently organized the flagship PCD Training program for its key Champions in Mumbai. The event themed as ‘PCD 2.0’ was aimed at outlining business prospects in the PC business. Leading brand Asus, Lenovo, HP, and Intel showcased their latest product portfolio and conducted an in-depth training session for Champions. The PCD training program is a unique initiative by Rashi Peripherals, conducted in association with its strategic vendor partners with an aim to educate Champions on the new market opportunities in the desktop and PC business. Key Champions from across the region gather to gain insights on market trends and product. This was the fourth year of the PCD meet and over 60 Champions from major cities attended the two days training program. Asus, one of the prominent PC brands showcased the latest series of ROG, Vivobook, and Zenbook during the event. Commenting on the event, Mr. Peter Chang, Country Manager, Asus India said, “The PCD training program was a great platform to introduce our latest Gaming line of products to key Champions. We showcased our flagship ROG, Vivobook, and Zenbook series and also provided in-depth training to Champions on our latest offerings. We also leverage the event to address their queries on our products and sales support. We thank team Rashi for bringing key Champions from across the country under one roof and giving us an opportunity to present our latest offerings. Other vendors, Lenovo, HP, and Intel also presented their product portfolio in the event. Apart from vendor product training, Rashi Peripherals conducted an in-depth advanced excel training session for Champions on stock tracking and inventory planning. The session was well appreciated by Champions. There was also a discussion over critical industry issues where the distributor highlighted how it was helping the Channel liquidate inventory, which is currently the most significant need of partners. Started with a major focus on the Component business, Rashi Peripherals is the only distributor to have the most diverse product portfolio. The PCD is the fastest growing segment and the company aspires to become the leading player in this space. Highlighting the roadmap, Mr. Rajesh Goenka, VP – Sales and Marketing, Rashi Peripherals, said, “Rashi Peripherals is the only distributor, who has close ties with all the leading PC brands and we are very optimistic about the Gaming PC business growth in India. The PCD meet was in the continuation with the Component meet held in the month of July. We are committed to come up with such new concepts in order to provide support to our Champions and partners.” The two-day event received an overwhelming response from the Champions. Commenting on the event, Sandeep Kumar, a Champion from Bangalore said, “I got to learn many new things in the PCD meet. Also, I got an opportunity to network with product heads and vendors. The sessions were very informative and insightful.”
Canon India continues Pledge for Social Development with Second Anniversary Celebrations of Sol Gohalia village adoption
Canon India marches forward with its social endeavors. Started in 2012, Canon India’s flagship CSR programme, ‘Adopt a Village’, incorporates four adopted villages at present. Adopted in 2015, 40 kms from Kolkata, Canon’s fourth village, ‘Sol Gohalia’ today denotes its second commemoration of adoption. This is yet another milestone in the journey of the ‘Adopt a Village’ programme, which focusses on comprehensive advancement of communities dwelling in these villages. Home to more than 4500 people earning their employment from daily labor, irrigation and small businesses, Sol Gohalia in the past two years witnessed noteworthy improvements in the fields of 4E’s-eye care, education, environment, and empowerment leading to holistic progress and development. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said, “Commitment to the community comes very naturally to all Canon employees across the country. It is an integral element of our brand’s DNA and reflects prominently in our work ethics. Under our initiative- Canon Involve, our employees regularly engage with the children to contribute to a brighter today and tomorrow for them. On our association with Sol Gohalia completing two fruitful years today, it gives me immense satisfaction to say that we are heading in the right direction. I am extremely delighted to see the noticeable changes the village has experienced, and yet these efforts have only motivated us to further amplify our efforts, reach out to more communities and inspire others to come together and work for the betterment of the society.” The special day was marked with celebration, enthusiasm and vigour amongst one and all. The village school Principal gave a warm welcome to the employees with his speech. School children brimming with vigour presented regional dance and singing performances themed around the Durga Puja. A special cake cutting ceremony took place to mark the second anniversary of the village. An origami workshop for children was facilitated, post which art and craft material was distributed to the children as the festival and anniversary celebration gifts. With the participation of more than 135 students from the village school, Sol Gohalia Nimnubuniyadi Vidyalaya and 14 Canon employees, Sol Gohalia anniversary celebration was a notable event in the CSR journey of Canon India. The village has undergone noticeable developments in the past two years since its adoption. Children earlier shying away from school and basic health care are now excited to dress up in their presentable uniforms, study sincerely and even ace tests. A friendlier infrastructure was established at the school premises, seating more students for better education and enlightenment. There is increased understanding about the importance of basic education. More than 130 students are being reformed and educated on a daily basis where basic computer class training and e- learning platforms are creating a sense of curiosity and constant engagement. In the last one year, 810 people from the community were benefited from the Resource center. Canon India’s four adopted villages in the country included Ferozpur Namak in Haryana, Maharaja Katte in Bangalore, Karanjoti in Maharashtra and Sol Gohalia in Kolkata.
Asus has sent out invites for the launch of its upcoming premium lineup of laptops in India. The company has sent out media invites, which reads “beyond the edge”, for the launch to be held on September 27. Incidently, two of the laptop’s models namely UX430UA and UX430UQ were listed online this week at Rs 74,990 and Rs 93,990. The Asus ZenBook UX430UA and the the Asus UX430UQ share almost the same specifications but the latter comes with an extra graphic card. It has the Nvidia 940MX GPU graphic card onboard that comes in addition to the integrated Intel HD GPU. The laptops sport a 14-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) NanoEdge display and according to the listing the devices have an 80% screen-to-body ratio. The company says that the canvas is 13-inch but the display it includes is of 14-inches. Both laptops come in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, Quartz Grey and Shimmer Gold colour variants. Users will get the option to choose from three different processors + RAM customisations – Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. All three run on Intel 7th-gen ‘Kaby Lake’ processor along with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. It can be customised with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD storage drive. The devices will also be available with Windows 10 Home or Pro versions. The laptop includes a Type-C USB 3.1 Gen.1 port, Type-A USB 3.1 port, USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI and a SD card reader. It also has a full-sized backlit keyboard with Glass-covered touchpad and a fingerprint sensor at it’s top right corner. In addition, the laptop features dual 1.5W speakers with ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system. There is a HD webcam onboard as well.
Acer India, one of the largest technology brand in the country announces exciting offers for all customers. This festive season of Dussehra, Durga Puja and Diwali, Acer provides many special offers on the purchase of its range of Laptops, desktops, 2 in 1s, convertibles, desktops and All-in-One PCs. The mega offers include Premium Blaupunkt speakers worth Rs.2990, Saregama Caravan Music System worth Rs.6490 or 1TB External HDD, Bata Gift voucher worth Rs.1000, 1st year accidental damage protection + 2 year extended warranty worth Rs.6999 and EMI benefits worth Rs.3000 depending on the model consumer purchases. Commenting on the amazing offers, Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, says, “We want this festive season to be very special for all our esteemed customers across the country. With the consumer sentiments already at a high point, it is an exciting time for us to be part of their celebrations. Through these offers, we hope to enable our customers to experience the best in class technology along with exciting offers. We hope that these great offers and the forthcoming products will usher in a joyous occasion for all our consumers and partners.” These festive offers are an added delight to the Indian shopper’s spirit of festivity, drawing in customers to enjoy these attractive schemes. As is the case with most Indian festivals, the exchange of gifts and purchasing new things is a tradition, and Acer hopes to play an important role in this tradition by encouraging customers to take home the gift of technology.
Zebronics, India’s leading supplier of IT peripherals, Audio/Video, and Surveillance products announces the latest in its expansive ‘Full Moon” Tower Speakers bringing full-fledged stereo sound for music listening. With the advent of the festive season, the tower speakers are ideal to charge your room with 360-degree of the audio experience. Embodying a brilliant engineering and modern design, it is equipped with a wooden enclosure and slim design which attunes your home décor and adds fashion to every room. With high power digital amplifier technology, 10.16cms(4)x 4 midrange, 3.81cms(1.5)x2 tweeter and 20.32cms(8)x2 subwoofer drivers listen to every beat crisp and clear, because every beat does count! Packed with 200watts RMS and the cutting-edge technology, the speakers gives dynamic depths to your listening experience. The speaker is fully remote controlled and comes with a built-in digital equalizer that helps you enhance your music experience through various sound controls like volume, bass and treble controls. Bundled with dual microphone jacks, two wireless microphones and speaker comes integrated with RGB lights, the speakers allow you to create your own Karaoke studio. The Full Moon Tower Speakers can be easily connected to your PC, TV, MP3 player or DVD player, which also includes USB port and an SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB – With the connectivity, so fine, you will never run out of music option. You can also connect your mobile phone with the speakers through 3.0 +EDR Bluetooth connectivity. Speaking on the launch Mr. Pradeep Doshi, Director – Zebronics India says, “When it comes to Audio, Zebronics has become synonym to it. Be it our Multimedia speakers or Tower Speakers we have it all covered for you. Today Zebronics boasts the widest range of Speakers that lets your room be filled with sound and not just boxes. We are glad to bring in the newest ‘Full Moon’ with some extraordinary thumping sound, that lets the festivities begin” With the best in audio technology, Full Moon Tower speakers shall be available at all the leading retail and e-commerce portals priced at Rs. 15,999/-.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
PNY Technologies has launched the GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 graphics card that transforms your PC into a super-charged gaming computer. Designed specifically to support next-generation PC games, the GeForce provides real-time 4K graphics powered by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. The GeForce is built with 8GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 Gbps with data transfer rate of 256 GB/s and 256-bit wide memory bus which provides ultra-graphics settings for an outstanding performance and gaming experience. Enjoy smooth gameplay while playing the most challenging, graphics-intensive games without any interruption or glitches. PNY’s XLR8 Triple Fan XLR8 Cooler helps the GeForce GTX 1070 run cooler and also quiter ensuring extended high-performance gameplay without overheating the system. The GeForce GTX 1070 supports multi-monitor setups, up to 3 Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and DL-DVI ports displaying ultra-high resolutions at 7680x4320 @60fps. Microsoft DirectX 12 enables high-end gaming for non-stop, fast-paced virtual gameplay. The GeForce GTX 1070 supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Linux, FreeBSDx86 system drivers. Booted with next-generation NVIDIA VRWorks technologies, gamers can play the latest VR games released providing plug-and-play compatibility with leading VR headsets. Real-time Image capture technology captures HD video and images that can be uploaded to YouTube and online media sites.
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