Beat Work Blues and Experience the Thrills at Play with Affordable Lenovo PCs

MANILA, Philippines – September 29, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the availability of its latest set of consumer personal computers (PCs) designed specifically for family use and home entertainment. The Lenovo C260 all-in-one desktop, Lenovo H500s desktop, and Lenovo G40 laptop contain the latest productivity features from Lenovo and are equipped with powerful processors that deliver rich and immersive user experiences at work and play.

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Lenovo G40

“The Lenovo C260, H500s and G40 all pack powerful features in space-saving and compact forms. Each offers a highly-differentiated user experience that showcases Lenovo’s superior craftsmanship and innovation prowess. With products that help set the bar for quality, design and speed, Lenovo aims to offer products that address customers’ performance requirements but at price points that are within their reach,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines.

Lenovo C260: The All-around Family Gadget

Optimized for content consumption, the family-friendly Lenovo C260 comes with the Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the user’s current surroundings. It also offers the Lenovo Eye Distance System, which alerts users of their screen proximity. The C260 fits easily into the home environment and comes with a thin “journal” design, modeled after the pages of a journal or a book, for a clean, simplistic look. Its unique aluminum stand uses minimal desk space and allows users to easily slot in the keyboard under the screen.

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The Lenovo C260’s stunning 19.5-inch HD LED display is perfect for watching videos and movies in high definition. Users can also count on its HD screen for superior graphics while surfing the Internet, creating a presentation, or providing streaming videos anywhere, in the comfort of their own home.

With its up to 4th generation Intel® Core i3 processors, the Lenovo C260 is also ideal for PC gaming fun since it packs a powerful performance and supports up to 2GB of NVIDIA® GeForce® 635 graphics.

Lenovo H500s: For Family Fun and Home Office Needs

The affordable Lenovo H500s desktop PC combines high storage space, superb entertainment features, 5.1 channel surround sound support and the latest processor technology. It also features HDMI-out ports that allow users to easily connect to larger screens for an enriched display experience.

Aside from its power-packed entertainment features, the Lenovo H500s has an AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys to allow for more comfortable and accurate typing. Users can easily check and send emails, navigate the web or create documents to support their work needs inside their home office.

Lenovo G40: Improved Work-Play Dynamics

Powered by Intel and AMD processors that offer faster response time, the 14-inch Lenovo G40 can easily support diverse work requirements such as reviewing reports, checking office emails, or creating presentations. With its high-definition, 1366 x 768 LED display, the device can double as a portable entertainment machine that allows users to experience superb graphics while watching movies, playing games, or simply browsing through photos and images.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the Lenovo C260, Lenovo H500s (CPU only), and Lenovo G40 starts at Php23,500, Php13,990 , and Php16,995, respectively. All these devices are now available at select Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) nationwide.

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 Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$39 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Fuel Attendants Kindness Goes Social Media

This amazing story of selfless gasoline attendants shows that incredible acts of kindness can come from the most unassuming people.

From Mei Pop’s Facebook page

It also shows the power of social media to inspire. We bet people who read the story will more eagerly help a stranger the next time around. Click the link and make sure you read the comments section.

http://www.wheninmanila.com/netizen-posts-amazing-story-of-helpful-gas-attendants-in-slex/

How to Take the Perfect Mirror Selfie

Today is the era of self-portrait photographs taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone, a phenomenon more commonly known as ‘selfies.’ These photos are typically casual and are often shared on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. About one million selfies are being taken each day according to some studies[i]. Taking selfies is a new way of self-expression that is a make or break experiment. When you take really bad selfies, you’re headed for a social suicide but when you post interesting ones, you gain popularity. This is why a lot of people try to master the art of taking selfies.

Now, it has even more evolved from merely taking photos of yourself within arms’ reach to using different tools such as monopods and mirrors. Yes, people have managed to be very resourceful. These tools allow us to be more flexible and creative with the kind of selfie that we share on our favorite social media sites.

One of things that we usually like to share is our #OOTD, a slang term for “Outfit of the Day” as made popular by fashion bloggers. It’s been a big hit because these fashion bloggers show what they normally wear on a daily basis, which appeals to a lot of people. It looks more realistic than the skinny models wearing overly-done hair and make-up as seen on magazines and billboards. There are two ways to achieve an OOTD shot – ask someone to take your photo or take a perfect mirror selfie.

Mirror selfies are relatively easier because it requires very minimal effort when you know how to take one. Plus, it’s always less stressful to pose for someone else. If you’ve taken a ton of bad photos, it’s very easy to delete them before anyone else can see. To make your lives easier, here are some useful tips you can follow to perfect that mirror selfie you’ve always wanted!

Tip 1: Pick a good side of the room and tidy it up.

If you plan on showing off your head-to-toe look using the mirror, remember that there should be no clutter in your background. This could distract your viewers of the subject (You) and the details you want to emphasize in your outfit, which could only ruin your perfect mirror selfie. How the room looks like adds to the overall quality of your mirror selfie and note that you don’t necessarily have to spend for revamping up your room. If possible, choose a room that is painted with a plain color; white, light blue, yellow, green or pink is always safe. Pick one side and make sure it’s clean.

When you have a mirror mounted on a wall or cabinet, you have no choice but to use the opposite side of the mirror as your background. You have nothing much of a choice here. In this case, just make sure that anything the mirror can reflect looks nice.

Tip 2: Secure a full-length mirror.

Mirror is the most important thing you need to have to get your OOTD photo done. There’s no other way you can actually capture your whole body outfit without a full-length mirror. Full-length mirrors are typically about 160-175 cm tall and about 60-70 cm wide. Mirrors that are mounted on the walls or cabinets are the best ones for a mirror selfie because of the neutral angle it provides. Also, it gives you more space to move. The problem with a wall-mounted mirror is that you can’t easily move it from one position to another unlike free standing mirrors. Ideally, it should not face direct light if you intend to use it for your mirror selfie.

Like your room, make sure that the mirror is clean. Stubborn mirror stains can, in fact, ruin your photo. Moisture may cause spots that are hard to come off. If you don’t have a glass cleaner, you can use a lint-free rag dipped in white vinegar and lemon juice. Clean mirrors result to better selfies, don’t you think?

Tip 3: Use a high quality camera.

A perfect outfit on a perfect background wouldn’t be as perfect if the final output would be bad. Fret not because there are a lot of smartphones nowadays with improved rear camera, like the Lenovo S850. This model is specifically designed for the fashion-conscious as it features a classy all-glass exterior to compliment your #OOTD. It features a 13-Megapixel rear camera and a 5-Megapixel wide-angle front camera to capture sharp photos effortlessly.

It also helps that your smartphone is easy to grip, something you can use single-handedly. The Lenovo S850 is thin and light weighing only 140 grams so it won’t really get in your way of striking a pose in front of the mirror.

Remember never to use the flash. A lot of people forget to turn off the flash when taking a mirror selfie. The flash of your camera will reflect in the mirror and give a bright “hot spot” or glare in the photo that can ruin your selfie.

Tip 4. Pay attention to good lighting.

In photography, lighting is everything. It gives your photo drama and life. Professional photographers manipulate light in different ways but you don’t need to be a pro to achieve your desired mirror shot. The best light you can use is natural light so take advantage of it during the day. Open some windows and allow sun rays to penetrate into the room but make sure not to stand against the light when taking your mirror selfie.

If you’re taking a mirror selfie at night, make sure that the room is well-lit. Ideally, a good mix of white and yellow light can enhance your skin tone. Plain white (fluorescent) lamps tend to make your skin look dull and sometimes darker than your actual color while yellow (incandescent) lamps may be too low and soft to light up room as desired.

Tip 5. Practice your pose.

Be comfortable with yourself in front of the mirror. Practice some poses and make sure your posture is right. If you’re not comfortable with your pose, people will see the awkwardness in your photo. On the other hand, if you are confident with yourself, there’s no way you can’t get noticed. Angle your body to make it a little more flattering versus shooting straight on.

Most mirror selfies are done with the smartphone positioned in line with your shoulders or just beside your jaw line so you won’t cover your face. Try taking as much photos as you want and then choose what’s best afterwards. Here’s a little secret: when you’re ready to press the shutter, look into the camera lense that you see in the mirror.

Don’t be afraid to experiment! You may wish to try a new pose each day and play around with your look. You can make silly faces but don’t overdo it. You can mess up you hair a little bit too if you wish. Make-up is not required but if it makes you feel more confident about the way you look, then go for it. Lastly and the most important of all, don’t forget to smile!

These tips should help you achieve that perfect mirror selfie. Now that you’re ready to share your OOTDs to your friends in social media, might as well take advantage of on-going Facebook contest by Lenovo and get a chance to win Php5, 000 worth of gift certificates from Forever21. More details on the contest can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/lenovomobileph/app_941568679193922.

So gorgeous, show them how it’s done!

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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

[i] Source: http://izzigadgets.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-the-dos-and-donts-of-selfies/

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Lenovo Philippines                                                      ArdentComm

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SanDisk Unveils New SanDisk Ultra II SSD—An Easy, Cost-Effective Solution to Supercharge Your PC

New Drive and Enhanced SSD Dashboard Deliver Better Performance, Durability, and Power Efficiency

Manila, Philippines, September 1, 2014 SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the new SanDisk Ultra® II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard. The new drive is designed to deliver a cost-effective and easy upgrade solution for PC owners looking to improve performance, battery life, and power efficiency. The enhanced SSD Dashboard provides visibility into the drive’s performance, security, and available firmware updates, to maintain peak performance at all times.

“We live in an era where we expect to have information at our fingertips anytime, anywhere, with technology that keeps us connected to both our personal and work lives on devices that won’t fail,” said Candy Gao, Country Manager, Hong Kong and Philippines, SanDisk. “The new SanDisk Ultra II SSD, together with the improved SSD Dashboard, provides consumers with an easy, affordable way to ensure that their PC can keep pace with their increasingly connected, information-driven lifestyle.”

Everything You Do On Your Computer, Faster

With the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD you can upgrade your hard disk drive-based PC to experience up to 28 times performance improvement1 and up to 15 percent longer battery life2.The drive features sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s* and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s*, allowing for faster boot up time and shorter application loads. Based on X3 NAND Flash technology, the SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes equipped with nCache™ 2.0 technology that utilizes a two-tiered caching architecture to optimize drive speed and endurance. The drive is also shock resistant, which keeps data safe even if the computer is bumped or dropped.

Easy to Use SSD Dashboard Monitors Drive Status and Management

The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with the enhanced SanDisk SSD Dashboard, which displays the drive’s performance, manual or scheduled TRIM, available firmware updates and tips on how to maintain the drive at its peak operation. Users can choose from 17 different languages and get assistance from “Live Chat” and “Ask a Question via Email” buttons. Additional value-added software features of the SanDisk SSD Dashboard include:

  • Cloning– Ability to create an exact replica of an old drive onto the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD in three easy steps with Apricorn’s EZ GIG IV.  With the cloning software, there is no need to re-install the operating system, programs or settings.
  • Theft Recovery– Created by Absolute Software, Absolute® LoJack is the leader in consumer data protection and theft recovery, providing a persistent solution that can locate a device if stolen and return it to the rightful owner.

“Consumers upgrading their PC for a faster experience with the SanDisk Ultra II SSD want the data migration process to be easy,” said Mike McCandless, vice president of sales and marketing, Apricorn, Inc. “We’re excited to partner with SanDisk to provide the Apricorn EZ Gig cloning software to SanDisk customers for simple data migration from slower hard disk drives. EZ Gig is available either through the new SanDisk SSD Dashboard software suite or within the SanDisk SSD Conversion kit and works with all SanDisk client SSDs.”

The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with a 3-year warranty and will be available online and through SanDisk’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers in September. It will be offered in capacities of 120GB (SRP Php 4,350.00), 240GB (SRP Php 6,250.00), 480GB (SRP Php 11,900.00), and 960GB (SRP Php 23,500.00). For more information on the SanDisk Ultra II SSD, please visit www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/ultra-ii.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

* Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

1 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking

2 SanDisk SSD Deployment Whitepaper, 2013, see http://www.sandisk.com/goto/ssdupgrade/Downloads/SanDisk_SSD_Deployment_White_Paper.pdf

 

© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and SanDisk Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. nCache is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for technology and product introductions, product capabilities, costs and performance, markets and industry trends that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: the market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or our products may not be available when we expect or in the capacities that we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.

 

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Lenovo Multi-Mode Devices to Satisfy the Wired Travelers’ Wanderlust

Frequent travellers are all too familiar with the pain points of travelling with technology, from bulky laptops posing inconvenience during security checks to gadgets being the cause of excess baggage weight. Fortunately for today’s jet-setters, personal technology leader Lenovo has developed a slew of handy multi-mode devices that enable them to stay connected and remain productive wherever they are.

“Lenovo’s latest touch-optimized multi-mode devices including the Flex 2, Yoga 2 Pro and Yoga Tablet have the right mix of portability and productivity to keep travelers connected, organized, and entertained while on the go. Defying norms and breaking the mold in traditional design, these devices address today’s wired wanderers’ irks like tray-table constraints, outlet outage, and limited connectivity, crystallizing Lenovo’s commitment to innovation in the PC Plus era,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Flex 2: Convenience and productivity embodied in a dual-mode machine

Featuring a comfortable keyboard and a stylish one-piece multi-touch touchpad with optional cool metal palmrest, the Flex 2 dual-mode laptop gives travellers touch-centric functionality and attention-grabbing 300° rotational capability, to keep them productive wherever they are. For killing time during arduous train journeys and plane rides, travellers can flip the keyboard by 300° to transition into Stand mode to view movies and riveting digital content in a whole new way. With the Flex 2’s HD widescreen display, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology, travellers get to enjoy a rich entertainment experience when playing games, listening to music, and watching movies. They can also count on the Flex 2’s optional dual array digital microphone for truer to life calls when using the 720p HD webcam to video chat with their friends and relatives back home.

Yoga 2 Pro: 360 degree rotation and multi-touch screen for extreme mobility

Unbelievably thinner and lighter than  before at 15.5 mm thin and 1.39 kg, the extra mobile Yoga 2 Pro multi-mode ultrabook gives a new meaning to “travelling light”, as users can enjoy four modes- laptop, tablet, stand, and tent- in one nifty package, sparing them the hassle of bringing several devices along to their vacation. Its 350-nit screen featuring IPS 178° wide angle viewing allows travellers to enjoy visual clarity and exceptional screen resolution from any line of sight, for a better movie and multimedia experience. With the Yoga 2 Pro’s motion control and voice control, travellers can easily navigate through a wide range of applications, so they get to multi-task even when they are on the go.

Yoga Tablet: Built to last for the long haul with 18-hour battery life

Equipped with 18 hours of battery life, an ergonomic handle, and a built-in adjustable kick-stand, the Yoga Tablet makes travelling seem effortless. From giving loved ones back home a glimpse of the sights they encounter in real time via its high-definition 8MP rear camera and catching the perfect viewing angle in their passenger seat with its hold, tilt, and stand modes, to reading e-books comfortably with automatic Smart Display, which adjusts screen brightness to ambient light conditions, and enjoying good music with Dolby® Audio speakers’ excellent sound quality, the Yoga Tablet covers travellers’ diverse requirements in a portable form factor that they can easily slip into their travel duffel bags. Aside from lasting for 18 hours, the Yoga Tablet’s battery can also double up as a power bank that allows users to recharge their phones without having to rely on power outlets.

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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$39 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.