Tech & Gaming
HWM Singapore

HWM Singapore June 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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12 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
china, china, where do we go from here?

When we started this issue, Chinese investments into global brands were at an all time high. It was a good strategy. Western technology brands wanted into the hugely untapped Chinese market, while the China wanted to expand globally. This was the trends we saw with the major international trade shows created Chinese editions; CES Asia, MWC Shanghai, CE China. However, the stigma of Chinese influence stuck around. In manufacturing, Made in China was still considered inferior, and Chinese brands just didn’t have the prestige. But with a huge economy, China bought it’s way into the global stage as silent investors. Do read this issue’s cover story to find out more. But as I write this note, the U.S. - China trade war has escalated to have direct impact on the tech market.…

2 min.
no one does picture and sound perfectly like sony bravia tv

In many ways, an ideal home entertainment setup is no different from a symphony. The latter requires flawless coordination and timing to pull off, which is exactly what Sony has accomplished with their Sound-from-Picture Reality TVs. The concept is simple but difficult to realise: to deliver picture and sound in perfect harmony. The secret lies in two unique and ground-breaking features: Acoustic Surface Audio (ASA) and Acoustic Multi-Audio (AMA). USING YOUR ENTIRE TV FOR SOUND ASA makes us look at televisions in a new light. Two actuators behind the display vibrate the screen for a dynamic 2.2ch audio experience. They aren’t strong enough to make the TV shake, but they are precise enough to isolate the sound of on-screen objects. Matching what you hear with where you see it is a huge immersion boost.…

2 min.
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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 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 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 MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS MAHADI firmhdi@sph.com.sg SHERRY LEUNG…

3 min.
the hp zbook studio x360: innovate, design, inspire

Innovation is always moving, and professional creatives need a reliable partner for the long haul. With that said, we’d like to introduce the HP ZBook Studio x360: ruggedness, tenacity and artistic versatility, all condensed within a sleek frame. EMBRACE THE SPARK ANYWHERE Measuring only 20.4mm thick and weighing in at a mere 2.2kg, the ZBook Studio x360 packs more functionality than meets the eye. Sending out a proposal? Put the x360 into laptop mode. Working on that sudden flash of inspiration? Whip it out like a tablet. Reviewing designs with friends? Prop it up into stand or tent modes for easy reference. In terms of performance, the x360 blends an impressive 16-hour battery life with fast-charging capabilities, letting you keep creating, editing and producing with no compromises. That’s not all. It also sports powerful…

3 min.
it’s possible! here’s how samsung qled 8k tvs make existing content look be er than their best

Real-life experience up close — that’s always been the goal of any new TV technology. It’s been seven years since we crossed the 1080p Full HD chasm to 4K, and now, we’re leaping into another level of realism with the new Samsung QLED 8K Q900R TVs. 33 MILLION PIXELS — ENABLING NEXT-LEVEL REALISM Much like a digital camera, everyone knows that more pixels give you more details. But it’s also easy to wrongly assume that an 8K screen has only twice the number of pixels of a 4K screen. At 7,680 × 4,320 pixels, a Samsung QLED 8K TV actually packs no less than 33 million pixels — that’s 4 times the resolution of 4K or 16 times the resolution of Full HD! That said, resolution is only half the story. You’re now…

3 min.
the latest and greatest

FIRE IT UP! Are you a pizza aficionado unable to build a full-sized wood fire oven in your home? Breville’s Smart Oven Pizzaiolo replicates the same conductive, radiant and convective heat to reach temperatures of about 400 degrees Celsius. Cook an authentic wood fired pizza in two minutes! You can even control the char on the top crust via a dial. Ah, the wonders of technology. SHINY AND UNTETHERED The Audioengine A2+ wireless speakers are the company’s new iteration of their ever-popular A2+ speakers. These support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard, plus aptX, AAC, and SBC codecs so they play well with iOS and Android devices alike. Even if they’re wirelessly enabled, they continue to suppose a variety of connectivity options through USB, RCA and good old 3.5mm stereo jacks. What makes them…