Notebooks & Desktops - Lenovo & MSI
Lenovo (Hall 5 & 6, Harvey Norman Booth 6B20, 5G20; Courts Booth 5G40; Newstead Booth 6D30)
Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13-inch
The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga is a convertible 13-inch Ultrabook that utilizes a propriety hinge to allow the screen to fold fully back on itself, transforming it into several different usage modes. Not only can it be folded fully back to transform into tablet mode, it also has a stand and tent mode, which makes it easier for you to either watch movies, or play games on its 1600 x 900 pixel resolution touchscreen. The 13-inch Yoga has standard Ultrabook components, comprising of a Core i7 CULV, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, making it more than capable of handling all the games found in the Windows 8 Store. The Yoga won't be around for you to play with during Sitex, but it is the only place right now where you can place a pre-order.
- Sitex Price: $1899
- Promotion: Free 2nd year carry-in warranty
- More Information: HWZ Review
Lenovo IdeaCentre B540
Perfect for Windows 8, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 boasts a gorgeous 23-inch multi-touch full HD screen, and combines sleek looks with moderate performance that should be adequate for most multimedia needs. Behind the glass you get a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3330s (2.8GHz) processor, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA Geforce GT 615M, 1TB HDD and even a Blu-ray combo drive. It also includes a variety of fun touch-enabled games (like Air Hockey and the ubiquitous Angry Birds) pre-installed.
- Sitex Price: $1499
- Promotion: Free 3 years McAfee Internet Security
MSI (Hall 6, Booth 6F30)
MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook
Available in Singapore for the first time at Sitex 2012 is MSI's GX60, a 15.6-inch AMD-powered gaming notebook running on Windows 8 OS and armed with an AMD Trinity A10 quad-core processor and AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU. The GX60 shares the same build as MSI's popular GT70 notebook and comes equipped with a Killer Gaming E2200 Network card designed to reduce network latency, and a keyboard designed by SteelSeries. The GX60 also features a Blu-ray player, a built-in subwoofer and a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution full HD anti-reflection screen making it great for movie watching. For true gaming nirvana, the GX60 also supports AMD's Eyefinity technology, which lets you hook up an extra screen (or two) for multi-monitor gaming.
- Sitex Price: $2499
- Promotion: Free upgrade to 8GB DDR3 RAM, free gaming bag, free gaming mouse.
- More Information: HWZ Article and related HWZ Review