TMT Officially Opens their Latest Megastore at Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Malaysia’s technology retailer Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd. (“TMT”) officially launched their fifth TMT Megastore at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, achieving a total of 49 branches including flagship megastores nationwide.
TMT, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has grown from the first TMT retail store in Plaza Imbi in 1997 into a network of offline retail and e-commerce platforms offering the latest technology gadgets with a one-stop solutions concept dedicated to providing consumers and shoppers an online to offline (“O2O”) omni-channel consistent purchasing experience.
The newly launched TMT Megastore located at Pavilion Bukit Jalil offers shoppers an exclusive retail experience with an extensive and wide range of quality technology products and gadgets. The megastore also includes maintenance and repair services under one roof.
TMT also operates concept and experience stores for Acer, ASUS, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO, Samsung and Vivo. It is also an authorised Apple reseller and service provider.
Founder of TMT, Mr. Adrian Yu said, “This latest TMT Megastore opening continues our pursuit of connecting people to technology brands by supplying an extensive range of quality products to promote smarter living. At this location, we also have a special section with an extensive range of gaming product offerings catered to a growing gamer base. We are pleased to partner with Pavilion Bukit Jalil to bring another physical store experience to shoppers and providing the best retail and e-tail experience to meet all shoppers’ technology needs.”
“We prioritize efficiency, convenience and provide excellent shoppers experience as our employees undergo continuous training that enables us to have dedicated and knowledgeable teams in all our stores. This gives customers an immersive experience from purchasing to after-sales service as they increasingly adopt smarter living through the use of technology. Our people are there to help and to consult on what suits customer needs.”
Dato’ Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn, Bhd said, “The everyday digital lifestyle of consumers are evolving rapidly and Pavilion Bukit Jalil strives to continuously fulfil shoppers’ needs by becoming a tech haven through having the latest and cutting-edge range of IT/tech-based products and solutions. We are thrilled to welcome TMT, one of the largest IT and tech retailers in Malaysia to Pavilion Bukit Jalil.”
“We anticipate the increase in visitor footfall further with the opening of TMT’s newest Megastore as visitors can now flock to Pavilion Bukit Jalil to shop for a wide selection of technology gadgets while enjoying the many other attractions the mall offers,” added Dato’ Joyce Yap.
Fujitsu Debuts New Notebook LIFEBOOK Models Designed for the Hybrid Workplace
Fujitsu debuted a brand-new notebook portfolio on 31 May 2022, designed for today’s post-pandemic hybrid work lifestyles. The updated range is spearheaded by a new, lightweight LIFEBOOK U7 Series featuring ultra-light magnesium casing.
Available in a wide range of sizes (LIFEBOOK U7312 – 13.3″, U7412 – 14″, and U7512 – 15.6″), Fujitsu introduced the LIFEBOOK U7312 with its new slim and stylish ultra-mobile chassis, based on the 12th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, made for business professionals. With its 13.3-inch screen, 1.05 kg weight, and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, it provides superior mobility, portability, ergonomic viewing and security.
For convenience in hot-desking environments, the latest LIFEBOOK models use the same port replicator for both U7 and E5 Series to provide instant connections to peripherals. There are connectivity options for every environment onboard, from Wi-Fi 6E and 5G WWAN networks.
Biometric access options include Infrared Camera for face recognition, and fingerprint recognition or Fujitsu’s PalmSecure™ palm vein biometric security. The notebooks also offers a privacy camera shutter, while the ePrivacy filter to shield content from prying eyes is also available for LIFEBOOK U7312 and U7412 models.
The latest generation LIFEBOOK E5 models are more svelte than the popular predecessor models – with a smaller footprint and a new slimmed-down profile – just 19.9mm for the 14″ version and 20.1mm for the 15″, in comparison to the previous generation’s 23.9mm. The weight of the LIFEBOOK E5 models has decreased by up to 25 percent, but the battery capacity has increased.
Rüdiger Landto, Senior Director Global CCD Business at Fujitsu, “The whole range of LIFEBOOK models standardizes the inclusion of enterprise-class security features to make logging in easy while keeping data secure. What’s more, they are available at a very competitive price.”
In addition to the new LIFEBOOK U7 and E5 Series, Fujitsu is introduced the premium LIFEBOOK U9312, and its tablet counterpart, the LIFEBOOK U9312X.
Porsche Design and AGON by AOC Unveil the New PD32M
Porsche Design and AGON by AOC unveiled a new gaming monitor on 31 May 2022: the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M. The 80cm/ 31.5″ premium gaming display features a unique design inspired by characteristics and details of a Porsche sports car. Combining high performance with superior quality and finish, the PD32M is suited for competitions due to its crisp 4K resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms GtG response time. The Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M also features MiniLED backlight technology and DisplayHDR 1400 support.
“With our long-standing partner Porsche Design, we have again created an iconic and highly capable gaming monitor that combines the best of both worlds. As a true multi-purpose device, the PD32M comes with features that will appeal to -skilled and ambitious gamers as well as content creators, enabling them to enhance their performance and productivity,” says Kevin Wu, General Manager of MMD Singapore.
“Our overarching goal was to create a high-end monitor with sophisticated design and superior technology. In 2020, Porsche Design and AGON by AOC collaborated on the PD27, a 240 Hz QHD gaming monitor, with a stand resembling the roll-cage of a Porsche racing car. With the second generation gaming monitor, we developed the racing-inspired design even further. It integrates, for instance, design cues from the steering wheel and wheel spokes of a sports car,” says Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer at Porsche Design.
The PD32M’s stand functionality dictates its shape. Rigidity and robustness are key elements within the gaming industry and as a result, these features are subtly applied to the display housing and sandblasted aluminium cast stand. Compactness is also of paramount importance for monitors and therefore the design of the display panel housing follows the functional layout of the internal components. This results in soft rear tapered surfaces emerging from the panel itself towards the main internal component housings. Separate visual cavities are included to guide towards the various connector locations. Additionally, in order to visually optimize panel thinness, the rear display housing is tapered at the sides with a gentle slant, creating a trapezoidal shape, which includes metal mesh inlays for the cooling and audio speakers. These areas are also indirectly RGB backlit, to unobtrusively immerse and enhance the overall gaming experience and express dynamism. Subtle additional details such as a backlit horizontal cooling strip is inspired by air-cooled intakes found on sports cars. The product branding is also presented in a vibrant manner, by means of an interchangeable projection logo.
The large 31.5″ monitor sits securely and firmly on the desk and is height adjustable for ergonomic positioning. The stand also supports pivot adjustment for vertical orientation.
The Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M features a flat IPS (AAS) panel, reproducing 1.07 billion colours to display even subtle differences in hues. It is also highly colour accurate with 97 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space to achieve lifelike colours and shades. With the integration of the state-of-the-art MiniLED backlight technology, the monitor features 1,152 dimming zones, which can individually light up according to image content. Proven to display both blinding sunlight and very intense black shadows in the same frame, the PD32M is certified with the top-of-the-line HDR certification, DisplayHDR 1400. The monitor can achieve 1,400 nits peak brightness, much higher than the ~300 nits brightness of most modern modern gaming monitors.
The IPS panel runs 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with a high, fast refresh rate of 144 Hz. With a true 1 ms GtG response time, eliminating “ghosting” between frames. With the inclusion of Adaptive-Sync, the new device is capable of variable refresh rate (VRR) implementations, eliminating artefacts such as tearing and stuttering. The PD32M caters to both PC and console gamers, thanks to its DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports. The monitor also supports devices up to 120 Hz at 4K over USB-C as well as current-gen consoles via HDMI 2.1.
The Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M doubles as a productivity machine for content creators, designers, editors, or programmers. It is also suitable as a home-office monitor with its USB-C input, allowing the monitor to receive the display signal as well as transfer power (up to 90 W – depending on the HDR setting) and data to a connected notebook with just a single USB-C cable. Furthermore, notebooks can access and use all the devices connected to the monitor’s 4-port USB 3.2 hub, such as keyboards, mice or external drives. The PD32M features a KVM switch, so users can easily switch between two sources, such as a gaming PC and a work notebook, while using the same keyboard and mouse. The monitor can show both sources simultaneously in its Picture-by-Picture mode (maximum UHD at 60 Hz) from its DP, HDMI or USB-C ports.
Additionally, the PD32M has dual 8W speakers enhanced with DTS sound that provides rich and clear audio-experience for gamers.
The PD32M can be customised even further with fully customisable RGB lighting (Light FX) at the back of the display. When booting up, the monitor will greet users with an animated start-up logo and a special sound. The on-screen display (OSD) menu is designed with a unique and user-friendly structure, while a wireless gaming keypad is included for users to quickly access the OSD settings of the monitor with comfort and ease. Last but not least, the monitor arrives with a USB stick that includes user manuals and related software.
The Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M will be available in 2022.
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