Tech & Gaming
HWM Singapore

HWM Singapore April 2019

HWM Singapore is a monthly consumer technology publication covering the 3Cs of tech -- Computers, Consumer Electronics & Communications (and now Software & Games). A strong technology brand with independent editions throughout South-east Asia since 2000, HWM Singapore is known for its authoritative product comparison shootouts, analytical feature stories, benchmarked product reviews and technical walkthroughs. Feast your eyes on easy-to-read layouts, useful tips and decisive reviews, before plonking that hard-earned dollar on the best technology for you, your social circle and your home.

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In this issue

1 min.
heading into the age of streaming

It has taken a while, but it feels like we’re finally getting into that cloud-everything utopia all the software services companies have been pushing for so long. We’ve moved just about everything we do online these days and I can barely remember the time I actually wanted to store local data. From music to movies, we’ve got Spotify, Apple Music, Netflix and more on the horizon. And then we’ve got Google’s Stadia, which is understandably a huge deal of an announcement. One of the last bastions of streaming entertainment has been gaming, not through the lack of trying however, but bandwidth, processing, and edge of the network delivery. Everyone saw the potential, and everyone has dipped their hand into the pie. Even locally in Singapore, SingTel once had a video game streaming…

2 min.
hwm singapore

GROUP EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CAROLINE NGUI nguislc@sph.com.sg GROUP EDITOR RAYMOND GOH raygoh@sph.com.sg EDITORIAL (editorial@hardwaremag.com) Editor ZACHARY CHAN zachchan@sph.com.sg Deputy Editors NG CHONG SENG csng@sph.com.sg Associate Features Editors JAMES LU jameslu@sph.com.sg KENNY YEO kennyyeo@sph.com.sg Senior Tech Writers MARCUS WONG cmwong@sph.com.sg KOH WANZI wzkoh@sph.com.sg Tech Writers WONG CHUNG WEE wongcw@sph.com.sg EDITORIAL SUPPORT Senior Manager, Administration and Editorial Support Unit JULIANA CHONG julianac@sph.com.sg Administrative Executive JASHNIJOTHIRANI NADARAJAH jrani@sph.com.sg MARKET DEVELOPMENT Managing Director GEOFF TAN tancs@sph.com.sg Directors, Partnerships & Strategy EILEEN CHIA elchia@sph.com.sg JOVARY JOSE jovaryj@sph.com.sg Director, Insights & Intelligence LEONG TSCHENG YEE leongty@sph.com.sg Head, Marketing & Circulation LIN SHAO MEI smlin@sph.com.sg Senior Manager VICKY YONG yongwmv@sph.com.sg Assistant Manager NUR KAMALIANA SULAIMAN nkliana@sph.com.sg CREATIVE Art Director ASHRUDDIN SANI ashdin@sph.com.sg MICHAEL CHIAN, cmichael@sph.com.sg JASON TAN, jasontan@sph.com.sg RAY CHRISTIAN TICSAY, rayt@sph.com.sg Chief Photographer VERONICA TAY verontay@sph.com.sg Executive Photographers FRENCHESCAR LIM frenchl@sph.com.sg TAN WEI TE tanweite@sph.com.sg Supervising Video Photographer Leon King leonkw@sph.com.sg Photographers ANGELA GUO angelag@sph.com.sg DARREN CHANG darrenc@sph.com.sg VEE CHIN veechin@sph.com.sg PHYLLICIA WANG, wanglix@sph.com.sg Videographer GONG YIMIN gongym@sph.com.sg ALICIA CHONG achong@sph.com.sg Senior administrative Executive WENDY WONG, wwong@sph.com.sg Editorial Support Executive HO MEI SAN meisanho@sph.com.sg VIDEO LAB Graphic Designer FELICIA LIEW felliew@sph.com.sg…

2 min.
meet tiny

FUJIFILM has done it again, taking the best parts of their flagship X-T3 and shrinking everything down into the new compact, lightweight and more affordable X-T30. The X-T30’s body weighs in at just 383g; it also has and has a new Focus Lever for more intuitive manual focus point control and a slimmer LCD with improved touchscreen responsiveness. The result is an impossibly powerful, yet versatile companion camera for all photographers, from beginner to professional. The X-T30 is powered by the same 4th Generation X-Processor 4 imaging processor and X Trans CMOS 4 sensor found in the X-T3, making it equal to its elder sibling in terms of delivering stunning 26.1-megapixel photos with speed and precision. You get phase detection AF across 100% of the frame, and with expanded low light autofocus…

8 min.
the latest and greatest

ALLEY OOP! The Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway limited edition basketball shoes are the collaborative results between Nike Basketball, Sony PlayStation and NBA star Paul George (PG). The tongues of the sneakers sport the PG and PlayStation logos respectively, which light up blue and can even pulse! The shoes’ insoles and midsoles are splashed with PlayStation Galaxy theme colors. They are a must-have for PlayStation and PG fans. A COLD STORM IS BREWING The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm graphics card sports a full-cover acrylic water block with liquid channels that make contact with critical PCB components of the card for optimal cooling. The water block is also fitted with Spectra 2.0 LED lighting. The card comes with a robust 16+4-phase power delivery system and a custom PowerBoost control chip that supposedly…

2 min.
save more with canon’s imageclass mf260 series mono printers

As the adage goes, time is money. For businesses that have plenty to do within a limited amount of time, this can quite literally be true. So, don’t let the printer get in the way of your day-to-day workflows. Canon was voted the Best Laser/ LED Printer Brand by our readers recently, and their imageCLASS MF260 series bring nothing less than speed and efficiency. Here’s how the imageCLASS MF269dw multi-function printer (MFP) and its alternatives keep pace with any busy office’s needs. FAST AND FUSS-FREE Cut down on the waiting. The imageCLASS MF269dw boasts print speeds of 28 pages per minute (PPM), with first print-outs delivered in just 5.2 seconds. Scans go just as fast at 11.6 images per minute (IPM) for black a nd white documents. You won’t have to wait around…

2 min.
singtel is bundling their samsung galaxy s10 with hbo go and other great promos

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 series is the culmination of 10 years of innovation and is considered by many to be the best smartphone of its class. For the best Galaxy S10 series deals, here are some great offers exclusive to Singtel. GET A SUBSCRIPTION TO HBO GO, COURTESY OF SINGTEL Get the Galaxy S10+ on the expanded suite of XO plans and get up to 70GB of data, plus up to 24 months of subscription to HBO GO (U.P. $13.98/mth) on Singtel CAST. Catch up on the past seasons of Game of Thrones before the final one airs in April, then watch all the other attractive HBO offerings such as Westworld, Ballers and True Detective. But wait, there’s more! Singtel also allows you to diversify your entertainment options with a complimentary…