Check out the Sky Lounge/Business Class Lounge

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Officiating the newly revamped and upgraded Sky Lounge and also the new Business Class Lounge at Brunei International Airport. Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Bin Hj Metussin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary Resource and Tourism, & RB Board Director, and Karam Chand, RB’s CEO.
 

Royal Brunei Airlines has launched its newly refreshed and upgraded Sky Lounge and introduced the new flagship Business Class Lounge at Brunei International Airport on 06 December 2017.

The launch of the new lounges were officiated by Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Bin Hj Metussin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary Resource and Tourism, & RB Board Director, and Karam Chand, RB’s CEO. The launch was also attended by RB’s Board of Directors, officials from the Department of Civil Aviation, various Government Agencies, RB’s corporate partners and Royal Skies elite members.

The RB Business Class Lounge takes on board the needs of the sophisticated and frequent travelers that is RB’s business class guests and Royal Skies gold members. Features that take care of guest comfort, relaxation, fine dining and entertainment has been provided for in the new lounge. With a capacity of 72, the new Business class Lounge has plush, comfortable décor and furnishings designed to make the guests feel at home and for them to relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of RB. Guests at the Business Class Lounge have access to executive meeting rooms and all the facilities offered at the Sky Lounge in addition to the coffee bar for those guests who are squeezed for time.

RB upgraded sky lounge is open to Royal Skies Silver members, corporate guests, customer airline guests and for the first time in Brunei, to walk-in guests. RB is pleased to welcome Priority Pass customers to its lounge and is in discussions with other corporates who have shown interest in getting access to the lounge. These will be announced in due course.

 

 

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Karam Chand delivering his welcoming remarks
 

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Members of the guests during the launch
 

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The Business Class lounge
 

 

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Surau
 

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The kids play area
 

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The dining area
 

Accommodating up to 120 guests, the upgraded Sky Lounge features buffet dining, all the existing facilities including the prayer room. However RB felt the guests deserve more and thus have added exciting facilities such as a movie room, kids’ room, family zone, gaming area featuring PS4 and Xbox Kinect as well as a Virtual Reality station highlighting places of interest in Brunei and other RB destinations giving our visitors an immersive experience of the various attractions on offer. This is work in progress and more destinations and RB products will be added over time. We hope through this innovation we can entice more transit guests to consider taking a stop-over holiday in Brunei on their return journey. There are no extra charges for the air content for stop-over guests when booked via our online booking portal.

With a ceiling to floor glass exterior, the lounges overlooks the departure hall and features the warm and refreshing colours that is now synonymous to the RB brand. The lounge glass exterior also maintains previous design elements like the Brunei iconic Ayer Muleh design and a unique brass art piece depicting Kampung Ayer in keeping with our Bruneian identity.

“At RB, we believe the service experience right from research for the holiday options, bookings, service at the airport and inflight is our key strength and we continuously strive to innovate and improve the guest experience at every touch point. We are pleased to offer our guests the best Bruneian hospitality and positively position Brunei International Airport (BIA) to international travelers. With the peak holiday season on the horizon, we are excited to introduce the walk-in product, a first for Brunei which we believe will be very attractive to the long haul economy guests who have been asking for such a facility at BIA for some time. With the expanded facilities and top quality food and beverages on offer, we trust the new lounges will be exceed guest expectations and help us achieve four star airline ranking. ” said Karam Chand, RB’s CEO.

RB is pleased to introduce its business partner Savy’s Brasserie. Savy’s has partnered with RB as the caterer and service provider and has designed the menu to suit all taste buds. Today they launched the full product offering for RB guests including fine dining in the business class lounge.

 

 

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There’s a playroom for gamers too.
 

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Frozen anyone? #playstation #xbox
 

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There’s a movie theatre room
 

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Some of the invited guests
 

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Some of the invited guests
 

Ricky Chua, first customer of iPhone X from DST

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First customer Ricky Chua unboxing his new iPhone X
 


The distribution of the iPhone X as Ricky Chua received his new iPhone X at DST outlet at Airport Mall
 

Following the wave of excitement since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus bundle plans were launched one month ago, DST opened its doors to the public for the long-awaited iPhone X which was released together with DST’s bundled plans.

DST celebrated the launch by congratulating customers for their purchases of the iPhone X who patiently awaited the arrival of the iPhone X and the plans offered by DST. A consensus of eager customers who queued in line waited for the release of the plans despite offers elsewhere that offered pre-orders earlier than DST.

For the launch, DST gave the first 50 customers in the queue DST vouchers worth B$100 together with an iTunes gift card worth USD15 to take home. First 50 customers also received special access to the iPhone X Launch Lounge. All customers were also treated to special food and beverages from Little Gourmet, Gong Cha, Magnum and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I was privileged to be among the Top 50 customers, being the 19th person in the queue. The first person was Ricky Chua.

DST also entertained customers hours before the launch by playing games and providing giveaways. There were around 5 iPhone X covers being given away with DST merchandise such as umbrellas. One of the prizes was the latest Apple TV for those who were queueing up.

In attendance to open the doors to welcome the first customers was Suhaimi Hussain, CEO of DST and Haji Marshad Bin Hj Ismail, Deputy CEO of DST.

The postpaid bundles of the iPhone X offers various monthly subscriptions and upfront payments. For example, an Apple iPhone X 64GB with a $938 upfront payment is bundled with an B$85 monthly subscription for 24 months and customers will receive 9GB local data.



The plans are launched exclusively at DST’s Airport Mall branch only.

Aside from postpaid plans, customers can choose based on their preference whether to purchase an iPhone without a contract.

DST is Apple’s certified carrier with the largest and most preferred 4G network nationwide.

For more information on DST’s iPhone bundle plans, please visit: iphone.dst

 

 


A huge crowd at the iPhone X launch. Almost 80 people queued up for the launch.
 


The queue half way after the official launch at 10am.
 


Jason Rumpus was one of the winners of the mini game
 


Magnum ice-cream for customers
 


DST officials helping out with the pre-registration
 


iPhone X customers get a special treatment with food after receiving their iPhone X unit
 

 


Such a wonderful reception by DST officials
 


Gongcha anyone?
 

 


Doing my face detection huhu 😀
 

 


He dropped his phone a day before the launch. He was already targeting the iPhone X for a while. A huge upgrade indeed.
 

 


A former iPhone user before switching to Samsung. Now he’s back to Apple 😀
 

Salebration with Concepts Computer

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Check out the big discount they have at Concepts Computer as part of the Salebration
 

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Zul Abdul Rahman, the Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer holding mouses that are going at 50% discount

It’s back and Concepts Computer is also taking part in the Salebration and Sales Bonanza which will last for 65 days in the Sultanate. This will be a great opportunity for the public to buy good deals at Concepts Computer where the discounts will be up to 70%.

So far roughly 130 items are on discount and this is also in conjunction with Concepts Computer very own Month End Promo.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “The company being one of the premier IT solutions provider in Brunei Darussalam places great emphasis on improving the local shopping experience. In collaboration with the Salebration initiative, this will help to alleviate the purchasing power among the locals.”<br/ >
Zul Abdul Rahman, the Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer shared that people are more tech savvy and even spend more things online than before. This helps them as retailers to come up with something more creative and innovative to draw more customers especially when it comes to service.

For more information, you can contact 2233 566, 2233 551 or 2233 552.

 

 

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Vincent Pao and Alice Chan speaking to the members of the media
 

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Another item going at 50% discount
 

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50% discount and this price is before discount
 

 

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50% discount and this price is before discount
 

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This does come in handy. I have one too.
 

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Powerbanks are also on 50% discount 😀
 

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HD will be on 15% discount and the 1TB is a huge hit
 

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15% discount on HD
 

 

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J3Smart handing out prizes

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Jeff Goo Jia Jie, Managing Director of J3Smart with the winners of the promotion and the marketing team of J3smart
 

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Jeff Goo Jia Jie thanking the winners for their participation

Well done to the winners of the J3smart.com promotion. They walked away with products courtesy of J3smart.com and there were five winners – Fadillah bte Gassireh, Voon Tung Yea, Siti Junaidah bte Hj Zulkifli, Zumailanisa Hj Mydin and Jess Eng Eng.

All they had to was repost the J3smart.com promotion on Facebook. Recently the online shopping company had a free shipping promotion to commemorate the 11:11 (11th of November) sales. The representative said that the J3smart.com earned an estimate of BND 70,000 of sales. Some even ordered a piano and a sofa from the online store. Amazing!!! It just shows that you can buy small to big items through j3smart.com

They will be introducing a new prepaid card system especially those who doesn’t have a credit card or don’t have a debit card to purchase items through the portal.

 

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The finalists doing a draw to determine their prizes
 

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One of the winners receiving items from the showroom
 

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Some of the items that were ordered during the 11:11 sale with free shipping. They have arrived in Brunei.
 

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Yes, iPhone X protective screens are also being sold on their online portal
 

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Also iPhone X casing 😀
 

Canon PhotoMarathon Brunei Darussalam 2017

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Abang Md Saifulizam bin Abang Zamhor (right) was the grand winner of the Canon PhotoMarathon Brunei Darussalam 2017. Congratulations buddy 😀
 


The winners of the Canon PhotoMarathon Brunei Darussalam 2017 with the judges
 

Abang Md Saifulizam bin Abang Zamhor has emerged as the grand prize winner of the Canon PhotoMarathon Brunei Darussalam 2017 last Sunday, winning himself an all-expense paid photography trip across Japan as part of the PhotoMarathon Asia Championship, travelling alongside winners from 12 others countries. Three of his photos were selected by the judges in the Top 20 pick. Well done, buddy!!

The Canon PhotoMarathon is always a popular event, attracting more than 300 participants where they were given three themes and the images will be reviewed among the four invited judges by Interhouse Company.

The winners are as follows:-

“Left Behind” theme
1st place – Ling Yang Hui
2nd place – Awangku Fathur Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Mohammad
3rd place – Abang Md Saifulizam

“Upside Down” theme
1st place –  Masadezam bin Masle
2nd place – Lim Kian Chiong
3rd place – Codie de Vera Canezo

“The moment” theme
1st place –  Nurhani Basirah binti Haji Chipli
2nd place – Shah Faisal bin Mohd Yakob
3rd place – Pengiran Haji Mohd Heris bin Pengiran Mohammed

 

 


1st place – Ling Yang Hui for Left Behind theme
 


2nd place – Awangku Fathur Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Mohammad for Left Behind thee
 


3rd place – Abang Md Saifulizam for Left Behind theme
 

 


Ling Yang Hui receiving his first prize for Left Behind theme
 


3rd place – Codie de Vera Canezo for Upside Down theme
 


2nd place – Lim Kian Chiong for Upside Down theme
 


1st place –  Masadezam bin Masle for Upside Down theme
 


Masadezam bin Masle receiving his first prize for Upside Down theme
 

 


3rd place – Pengiran Haji Mohd Heris bin Pengiran Mohammed for The Moment theme
 


2nd place – Shah Faisal bin Mohd Yakob for The Moment theme
 


1st place –  Nurhani Basirah binti Haji Chipli for The Moment theme
 

Interhouse Company Deputy Managing Director Vincent Goh and Wrixon Wong, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd gave the grand prize to Abang Md Saifulizam bin Abang Zamhor. He was a bit surprised during the short interview. He didn’t expect anything and he even decided to join the competition in the final minute. He trusted his old classic Canon EOS 40D and his kit lens for his chosen shots.

Well done to Interhouse Company for another great contest.

 

 


Md Saifulizam with his Canon EOS 40D with his kit lens
 


He was still scratching his head that he won the grand prize
 


Md Saifulizam’s shot that got selected
 


Md Saifulizam’s shot that got selected
 


Hello Hasmin. Good to see you again 😀
 


Steven Goh behind the scene
 


The associates of Interhouse Company
 

Great prices from Bilster Technologies

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Wendy Pao, Market Development Executive at Bilster Technologies and Norsurya Hj Sabli, Executive in charge of Business Development at Bilster Technologies holding the external hard drives which are on promotion at Bilster Technologies
 

The holiday season is coming and Bilster Technologies will be offering attractive packages on selection of laptops and gadgets for a limited time. There was a demand in terms of competitive price and promotion especially when it comes to HDD (Transcend, Western Digital and SeaGate). Check out the latest promotion from by Bilster Technologies.

The range of external storages will be inclusive of a FREE pedometer watch (worth $18) for every purchase. This offer includes the Transcend 2.5” 2TB external HD, the Western Digital 2TB MyPassport external HD, SeaGate 2TB Slim external HD, SeaGate 4TB Slim external, SeaGate 4TB Personal Cloud external HD and SeaGate 4TB Personal Cloud external HD.

Norsurya Hj Sabli, Executive in charge of Business Development at Bilster Technologies said, “It’s coming to the end of the year and we at Bilster Technologies would like to offer our customers another chance at purchasing great products at great prices, before the holiday rush of December and more promotion will be coming.”

 


This is a popular one because of its robust and durability
 


This would be my perfect choice as it will be convenient for me to transfer wirelessly
 


The different range of HD available

Also on offer is the Dell Inspiron 11 3162 which is an 11 inch laptop powered by Intel Celeron processor with 4G of RAM. This ideal for word processing and surfing or if you simply want to check and reply emails. It will be also Windows 10 ready. It’s now available for only $498 and every purchase will come with freebies – cooler pad, earphones, mouse, pedometer and a VR Box. Cool.

The other one on promotion is the Dell XPS 13 i5-7200U touch display laptop. It has a touch screen display, Intel i5 processor, 256GB SSD Storage and this is a powerful machine on the go. Guess what? It also comes with free 1 year license of Microsoft Office 365 Personal for every purchase. The price tag is $1,988 and comes with a Transcend 500GB external HD, cooler pad and pedometer watch.

Bilster Technologies is located on the ground floor, Citis Square and it opens from 10am to 9pm. For more information, you can call 223 0871 or 223 0872.

 


Dell XPS 13 i5-7200U touch display laptop being packaged with great goodies including an external hard drive
 


The best deal in town for only $498 and with goodies as well
 

DST launches iPhone 8/8 Plus Bundle Plans

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The new iPhone 8 Plus now available at DST Airport Mall
 


Dk. Mas Wafiah Pg. Khairul Iskandar the first customer of the iPhone 8 Plus at DST Airport Mall

DST announced today the anticipated release of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus bundle plans. The plans are launched exclusively at DST’s Airport Mall branch for a period of three days and will be available at all other branches except Rimba and Temburong branch starting Monday 6th November 2017.

The postpaid bundles on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offers various monthly subscriptions and upfront payments. For example, an Apple iPhone 8 64GB with a $440 upfront payment is bundled with an B$85 monthly subscription for 24 months and customers will receive 9GB local data.

Aside from postpaid plans, customers can choose based on their preference whether to purchase an iPhone without a contract.

DST is Apple’s certified carrier with the largest and most preferred 4G network nationwide.

For more information on DST’s bundle plans, please visit: iphone.dst.com.bn 

 

 


Dk. Mas Wafiah Pg. Khairul Iskandar registering her new phone at the DST counter at Airport Mall
 


Another early bird buyer
 


Dona Johan, DST Acting Senior Manager of Group Marketing and Loyalty, handed over the new iPhone 8 to a customer
 


Check out the prices. Click to enlarge.
 

Rano’s thoughts: This morning I dropped by DST branch at the Airport Mall to check out the official launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. We know that the prices will be competitive in the market and yes, DST is Apple’s certified carrier for Brunei market and you will be given a one-year warranty.

It’s a bit ironic that Brunei market is slower than our regional market where Singapore launched their their models in last month. The demand has not been as good as the iPhone X which was being launched today and the queue reminds me of the old days when the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 were released. Perhaps everyone is waiting for the iPhone X which will be launched worldwide.

Rumours has it that DST iPhone X will be likely launched during the DST Carnival – a fitting finale to the year 2017. I’m definitely eyeing on the iPhone X after not upgrading my phone for the past three years. I’m still using my iPhone 6 and with the new iPhone X, it will be worth the upgrade.

For now, you can enjoy DST’s plan and get yourself the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. You can get the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB for as low as $855 (depending on the contract). You can view the plans at iPhone.dst.com.bn for details.

I’m glad my friend Angel upgraded her phone from the 5s which is way older than my iPhone 6. So she definitely will feel the difference.

 

 


Great service by the DST staff on briefing customers on the new iPhone and their contract plans
 


Angel saying good bye to her iPhone 5s
 


…..and wale, her upgrade will be worth it 😀
 

Resellers of D-Link gets a support boost

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Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Alice Chan, Financial Controller of Concepts Computer with Darren Ng, Channel Manager for D-Link
 

It was a beneficial for the resellers of D-Link products, one of the largest producers of networking solutions in the region, as there was a training session organised by Concepts Computer, their local distributor.

The resellers were given training on the D-Link products by Darren Ng, Channel Manager for D-Link and this will allow the resellers more knowledge to assist potential customers in Brunei.

D-Link has multiple products such as wireless routers, repeaters, powerless, IP cameras and SMB solutions.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, said, “With training provided by D-Link for Brunei partners for free, Concepts hope that their products will be better serve potential customers in Brunei. Hopefully, with the affordable networking solutions D-Link provide, and the free training provided to partners, D-Link can make a better impact in the Brunei market.”

Also present were Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Alice Chan, Financial Controller of Concepts Computer.

For more information on D-Link products, please call 223 3351, 223 3552 or 223 3553 or visit their Facebook Page or instagram @conceptscomputer_bn

 

 


Resellers applying the materials given by Darren Ng
 


Darren Ng sharing knowledge of wifi routers
 

Acer’s Trade-In promo

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Electronic and IT waste is a norm for the modern age, many homes and offices are moving away from older technology towards better and faster tech at a higher rate than before. This means that those older tech has to go somewhere, so why not trade them in and get something newer and better in return, plus those older tech will be taken care of and disposed professionally. Which is why Concepts Computer is offering a Trade-In Extravaganza which inludes products from Acer, APC and many other promos for other brands.

First up, we have the Acer K202HQL-Ab, a 19.5” LCD monitor, with 1368×768 dpi resolution and 200cd/m2 brightness and VGA connectivity, which makes the monitor perfect for use in a corporate setting or even in a home office setting. The Acer K202HQL-Ab comes with free standard VGA cable and the convenience of 3 years warranty coverage. Available for $88 with trade-in, usually priced at $118, which means a savings of $30 through trade-in. With such a huge saving and also the convenience of trade-in, this is the perfect time for corporate customers to replace their ageing monitors and get a newer and slimmer replacement.

Also available during this Trade-In Extravaganza will be the APC BX650 UPS, available for a trade-in price of $68 (usual price $88), and the APC B1100, avaialable for trade-in at $138 (usual price $158). Both the APC BX650 and BX1100 UPS are the latest in APC’s line of affordable UPS for SOHO (small office/home office) and personal use, is perfect for those in need for quick and easy solutions for multiple PCs or even just a single home PC. Rated for 325 Watts at 650 VA and 1100VA respectively, both will be able to offer protection for your data and hardwares from power-outages, power-surges, power-spikes and even lightning-strikes. And as a bonus, every purchase of APC UPS will also be eligible for $10 off the purchase of APC Surge Protectors, one of the best power protection solutions available in the Bruneian market, eligibility includes the APC UPS trade-ins as well. There are 2 models of APC Surge Protectors available, the APC PM5U available for $48 and the APC PM6U will be available for $58.

And still ongoing is the 50 years Golden Generation promotion for Acer laptops and desktops. For laptops, models available are the Acer Aspire ES1-432, available for $398, usual price $478; the Acer Aspire E5-575G will be available for $688 only, usual price $948; and also the Aspire S5-371 available for $968, usual price $1,238. All laptops on offer can be used for school or office work, while also be used for social media and general internet surfing. And desktops from Acer under the 50 years Golden Generation promoton includes the Acer Aspire XC780-6400W10, available for $588, usual price $748, at $1,238. Next is the Acer Aspire TC-780- 6400W10, another work-station available that can satisfy any office needs, cost is $668, usual cost $788. And lastly, the Acer Aspire XC-780-6400W10D, available for $688, usual price is $818. All 3 models will have an i5 Intel processor, enough power to keep-up with any workload in the office. To be eligible for these great 50 years Golden Generation promotions, please provide doucments that shows the milestone.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “We try to make convenience and ease as the major factor for our customers to buy from us, which is why we are offering the trade-in extravaganza, to make it easier for our customers to bring in their older equipment, to trade-in for something newer and more suited to their current needs.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “Other than the trade-in extravagnaza, we are also still offering out 50 Years Golden Generation promotions for our customer.” Zul aslo added, “And with these co-running promotions, we hope that our customers can find and purchase what they need.”

For more information on the Trade-In Extravaganza and the 50 Years Golden Generation promorions, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553; or visiti your nearest Concepts Computer showroom.

 

 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with the associates of Concepts Computer holding the $88 promotion
 


Check out the new Acer K202HQL-Ab, a 19.5” LCD monitor, with 1368×768 dpi resolution and 200cd/m2 brightness and VGA connectivity
 

Acer Kicks off “Be Cool Everyday” Campaign

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Edmund Hoh, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, Richard Soo, Miri & Brunei Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia, Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, Roseanne Ho, Assistant Manager, Marketing, Acer Malaysia, Jerry Soon, Director of Sales, Acer Malaysia and Perry Chong, Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia during the launch of “Be Cool Everyday” campaign from Acer at Le Meridian Hotel last Tuesday
 

A big thank you to Acer Malaysia for inviting the media from Brunei to witness a launch of Acer products at Le Meridian Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last Tuesday. I’ve been always impressed with Acer’s innovation and consistency in producing wide range of products especially in the computer segment. Acer is one of the leading brand in Brunei Darussalam and it has a strong support system from Concepts Computer that customers have high trust on.

Last Tuesday as mentioned, Acer Malaysia held a special launch under the theme “Be Cool Everyday”, with the introduction of a host of exciting devices. Among the products are a new gaming line-up for powerful to casual gaming, as well as a range of lifestyle devices that adds a touch of style to work on the go and to home entertainment besides offering efficient computing. As you can see, it’s not just about technology but adapting to the current trend and lifestyle to the growing needs of end consumers.

 

 


Perry Chong, Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia in his opening remarks
 


Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, gave an insights on the notebooks from Acer
 


Be Cool Everyday
 

Headlining the range of new products is the highly anticipated Predator Helios 300 which features Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade™ 3D fan, the latest iteration of the world’s thinnest metal blade fan for advanced aerodynamics and a whopping 35% increase in airflow performance, and Acer Nitro 5 with Acer Coolboost™ technology to deliver superior cooling ability. Both devices offer a thermal solution to manage heat and keep the system running optimally at a low temperature for awesome, smooth gameplay. The Predator 21 X, the world’s first laptop to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display is also on top of the list. This gaming laptop is taking Acer’s Predator brand position in gaming to a new level with its showcase of advanced technology and never-before seen innovation.

Acer Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Perry Chong said, “Acer continuously offers products with meaningful innovations and superior performance, leading the industry with new technology and solutions that benefit customers. Our products are specially designed with users in mind; with improved usability to meet the real needs of our customers. We are extremely excited to introduce our gaming and lifestyle devices line-up with innovative features, including the all new 3rd generation of AeroBlade™ 3D fan, Acer Coolboost™ technology, Acer LiquidLoop™ fan-less cooling system and the world’s first curved screen laptop.”

I shall highlight three products that caught my eye during the launch.

 

 


Predator Helios 300 – A Highly Accessible Powerful Gaming Laptop
 

Predator Helios 300 – A Highly Accessible Powerful Gaming Laptop
The Predator Helios 300 is armed with a dual fan system that features the all new AeroBlade™ 3D Fan with the world’s thinnest metal fan blade at only 0.1 mm, to boost the thermal system and keeps the laptop running at optimal temperatures. With the preloaded PredatorSense application, gamers can monitor and control their gaming experience from one central interface. Featuring Windows 10, gaming is made better and more social than ever.

With an overclockable NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) desktop processor and 8GB DDR4 at its core, Predator Helios 300 offers outstanding gaming and entertainment performance. This tastefully designed laptop comes with a fast 256 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The red metal chassis and iron red backlit keyboard provide a hardcore yet edgy look and feel to the Predator Helios 300.
Designed as a gaming device in mind, the Predator Helios 300 is ideally suited for first-person-shooter (fps) games. Its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display provides vibrant, vivid visuals, while Dolby Audio™ Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich surround sound quality. The Predator Helios 300 connects wirelessly through fast 2×2 802.11ac technology, and it includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired ultra-fast connection.

I would that The Predator Helios 300 is the next best thing for gamers and it’s quite affordable considering the specs given. It is priced at BND1,998.00 at Concepts Computer.

 

 


Acer H7850 Projector – Bring Cinematic Entertainment Home
 

Acer H7850 Projector – Bring Cinematic Entertainment Home
Featuring Ultra High-Definition (UHD) resolution, the Acer H7850 projects razor-sharp images on to screens of up to 120 inches (10 feet) and brings cinematic picture quality in to the home. With 8.3 megapixel on screen and TI XPR technology, the H7850 brings fine details of images to live.

The H7850 supports Acer’s proprietary AcuMotion technology that enhances picture clarity in fast-moving scenes and reduces motion-blur. Equipped with Acer’s ExtremeECO power-saving feature, power consumption can be reduced by up to 70% and lamp life extended by up to 15,000 hours.

The Acer H7850 is HDR-compatible (High Dynamic Range), reproducing a greater dynamic range of luminosity with expanded contrast and a wider range of brightness, producing true-to-life colours. The projector offers a DynamicBlack™ contrast ratio up to a whopping 1,000,000:1 thanks to its frame-by-frame analyzation and dynamic adjustments of lamp power for black-level optimization.

The H7850 also features a sleek, elegant design that was honoured with a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. Catering to a wider range of user preferences, the H7850 has a brightness advantage with a 3,000-lumens rating. It is also compatible with Rec. 2020 signals, the UHDTV standard for superior colour reproduction.

With a dimension of 398 mm X 297.5 mm X 127 mm and weighing 5.5 kg, the Acer H7850 is priced at BND2,998.00. This could be ideal for my entertainment room as I am huge movie fan.

 

 


The flight case for Predator 21 X – World’s First Curved Screen Laptop
 


Playing with the Predator 21 X and it’s estimated price is around BND 13,000 #gulp
 

Predator 21 X – World’s First Curved Screen Laptop
With an overclockable 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI (Scalable Link Interface) and 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. Offering an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, the laptop’s curved screen features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay.

The laptop also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology which allows gamers to identify enemies, aim, and take cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen.

Featuring an advanced cooling architecture with five system fans, of which three are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, the Predator 21 X is capable of keeping all its features running at optimal temperatures for super-smooth performance during intense gaming sessions.

A Taiwan Excellence Gold award winner, the Predator 21 X comes with a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX Brown switches for super-responsive tactile feedback and pure precision for fast and accurate gaming experiences. Its numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.

 

 


Tom of United Daily won a bag from Acer as part of the lucky draw
 


A big thanks to Richard Soo and Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, for hosting the media in Kota Kinabalu
 


Dining at Welcome Seafood while in KK. Highly recommended and affordable too.
 

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