Asus announced the launch of the VivoBook X507 in India. The new VivoBook model will come in several variants with Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, up to 6th generation Intel Core i3 processor options. All the variants are exclusively available for purchase through Paytm Mall, the company announced at the launch event held in New Delhi.
Incidentally, Paytm Mall has launched its connected PoS solution for retail stores, with an aim to aid shopkeepers to manage their offline and online customers. The company has established a strategic partnership with Asus India to implement the solution at Asus retail stores.
Similar to the exclusive partnership with Flipkart for smartphones, Asus has opened a brand store on Paytm Mall for its laptops. As of now, the VivoBook X507 lineup will be available on the store and the company may add more exclusive products soon. When it comes to pricing, the Asus VivoBook X507 price in India starts at Rs. 21,990. This price tag is meant for the laptop model that comes with Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor. The price of the VivoBook X507 variant with Intel Pentium N5000 quad-core processor costs Rs. 24,990. For the laptop mode with 6th generation Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM, the price has been set at Rs. 27,990, while the 6GB RAM version is available at Rs. 31,990. Also, there are VivoBook X507 variants that come with Intel Core i3 and Nvidia GeForce MX110 GPU, and the price goes up to Rs. 38,990 for the 8GB RAM variant.
Coming to the other specifications, the VivoBook X507 sports a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) or HD (1366×768 pixels) NanoEdge display. Asus has managed to restrict the weight of the laptop at 1.68kg. As mentioned, the device comes with processor options like Intel Core i3-6006U, Intel Pentium Silver N5000, and Intel Celeron N4000. It packs up to 8GB of RAM and comes with a 1TB HDD. Additionally, there is an empty M.2 SSD slot for 256GB/ 128GB SSD support.
Asus VivoBook X507 sports a fingerprint scanner on the touchpad.
The new Asus VivoBook X507 comes with fast charging support and can charge 60 percent of the battery in 49 minutes.It also features SuperBattery Technology that claims to makes the battery last for up to three times longer than regular laptops. Also, the laptop comes with a fingerprint sensor on the touchpad. Connectivity options in the laptop include, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, and two USB 2.0 ports. Notably, there is no USB Type-C port on the laptop.
Commenting on the partnership, Leon YU, Regional Head South Asia & India, Asus India, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Paytm Mall and launch the Vivobook X507 which we are confident with its incredible aesthetics and specs will perform well among the affordable range of laptops in the market.”
Coming back to Paytm Mall, its PoS solutions being launched in Asus and its partner stores, claims to provide a unified solution that enables brands to sell their products offline as well as online. The companies will now be able to manage their store inventory in the cloud with complete visibility on the availability, sales, pending orders, instant customer billing, create offers and exclusive promotions. Also, with Paytm Mall Digital Experience Zone, users can directly walk up to any store enabled with this zone and select an item of their choice and also get it delivered.
“In our country, up to 80 percent of offline retail stores do not have the necessary technology to manage their inventory and are not equipped to join the online commerce revolution. Our O2O model is deeply in sync with what the offline shopkeepers need and hence we are offering a unified solution, Paytm Mall PoS,” said Amit Sinha, COO, Paytm Mall.
Vivo Y91 With Dual Rear Cameras, Dewdrop Notch Launched in India
Vivo has launched a new smartphone in India called the Vivo Y91 which features a dual camera, a dewdrop notch, and an eye-catching gradient design on the rear panel.
The new smartphone from the Chinese company is priced at Rs. 10,990 and takes on similarly priced offerings from brands like Xiaomi and Realme. The Vivo Y91 is claimed to deliver a superior photography experience with its AI-backed dual-rear cameras at a budget price point.
Vivo Y91 price in India
The Vivo Y91 price in India has been set at Rs. 10,990 in India and is now available for sale from the official Vivo India e-shop, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. It will also be made available via offline retail partners. On the Vivo India site, tt comes bundled with a free Bluetooth earphone. Vivo is also offering an exchange offer (only for old Vivo smartphones), no-cost EMI, and 15-day replacement with the purchase of the new smartphone. The company is also touting Vivo Y91 launch offers such as Jio benefits worth Rs. 4,000 along with 3TB data. Airtle subscribers on the other hand will get instant cashback of Rs. 2,000 and 240GB of data. An additional Rs. 500 off on exchange was also detailed.
Vivo Y91 specifications
The Vivo Y91 features a 6.22-inch Halo FullView display with an HD+ resolution (720×1520) and 88.6 percent screen-to-body ratio with a dewdrop notch on top and minimal side-bezels. The new Vivo smartphone is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. In the imaging department, the Vivo Y91 features a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel (f/2.2 aperture) primary sensor and 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary sensor for capturing depth information, while on the front, there is an 8-megapixel (f/1.8) camera to handle selfies.
The AI-backed cameras bring features such as smart beautification which detects attributes such as gender, skin tone, and external lighting to apply the requisite effects and deliver the best photos. Portrait mode, slow-motion capture and face unlock are also on the table, however, there is also fingerprint sensor on the back.
In the storage department, there is 32GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).
The dual-SIM Vivo Y91 (Nano+Nano) has support for 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS, GPS, and Wi-Fi 2.4G, while a USB 2.0 port is there for charging and file transfer. The Vivo Y91 comes equipped with a 4,030mAh battery that is supported by a native smart power management system to conserve battery juice. The new smartphone tips the scale at 163.5 grams and measures 75.09 x 8.28 x 155.11mm. As for the color options, the Vivo Y91 comes in Ocean Blue and Starry Black shades with a gradient texture.
Lenovo’s Yoga A940’s desktop reminds of Microsoft’s Surface Studio
Lenovo has showcased a new Yoga A940 all-in-one desktop at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas, and it clearly appears to be inspired from Microsoft’ giant Surface Studio desktop. Like the Microsoft all-in-one desktop, which aimed at creators and artists, the Yoga A940 is also focused on the same aspects.
The 27-inch 4K or QHD resolution IPS touchscreen display has a rotating hinge, which allows the display to tilt to 25-degrees drafting mode, and provides what Lenovo calls enough”flexibility and stability” for artists when drawing or sketching on the screen.
There’s also a Lenovo Precision Dial, similar to the Microsoft Surface Dial. The controller can be used by creators for “more precise selections and adjustments,” and there’s support for a digital pen as well.
The all-in-one desktop also has Lenovo’s Smart Assist AI-enabled features, a Dolby Vision-enabled 4K wide angle display and there are Dolby Atmos Speakers.
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Coming to the dial, this can placed on either the left or right side of the Yoga A940, depending on user preference.
A user can scroll the dial to adjust features like brush stroke, tip size, opacity and flow rate on one hand. This Lenovo dial has been optimised for compatibility with popular applications like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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There’s also a Lenovo Precision Dial, similar to the Microsoft Surface Dial.
Lenovo’s new desktop will be powered with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon RX 560 discrete graphics.
The company is offering options of up to 32GB DDR4 RAM memory and up to 512GB PCIe SSD storage or there’s the option of going for 2TB SATA HDD storage.
The new Lenovo desktop will cost $2,349.99 and will be sold via the Lenovo US website and Best Buy starting April 2019. In comparison, the Microsoft Surface Studio costs nearly $3,999.
Jabra Evolve 65t Wireless Earbuds With Up to 15-Hour Battery Life Launched
Jabra has expanded its portfolio and launched the Evolve 65t in India. The wireless earbuds are touted to be the world’s first Unified Communications (UC) certified wireless earbuds, and they come with 4-microphone professional sound support. It offers up to 15 hours of battery life, and claims to block out background noise as well. The company says that these wireless earbuds are also the first to attain Skype for Business certification as well. The Jabra Evolve 65T supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice assistance, depending upon the operating system of the paired device.
The Jabra Evolve 65t is said to be available in India sometime this month, and be priced at Rs. 39,440. The earbuds work with two simultaneous devices at once – the smartphone and the laptop (via a separate Bluetooth adapter). It offers 5 hours battery life in single charge, and up to 15 hours battery life with the charging case. The earbuds take up to 2 hours to fully charge, the company claims. While it blocks surrounding noise, there’s also an option called HearThrough that allows for filtered ambient noise to pass through. The four microphones on board allow for high call quality with the frequency range from 100Hz to 10kHz, and the call and music experience can be customised in the Jabra Sound+ app for smartphone and Jabra Direct app for PCs and Laptops.
The Jabra Evolve 65t is IP55 certified which means that it can withstand low-pressure water jets from any direction. The company notes that you can use the right earbud on its own, while leaving the left earbud in the charging case. However, the left earbud cannot be used on its own. The ear tips come in three sizes – small, medium, and large, and connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0 and wireless range of up to 10 metres. The Jabra Evolve 65t’s dimensions measure in at 27x30x22.5mm.
“With the Evolve range we have focused on empowering users to be productive at work. Whether your main place of work is a crowded, open office or a flexible environment, it is crucial that you have seamless connectivity and optimal concentration. With Evolve 65t, we now add a true wireless headset to the professional experience,” said Holger Reisinger, SVP Business Solutions at Jabra.