ASUS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Zenbook Range

Leading Malaysian Creators, YouTube and Instagram stars; as well as what many have hailed as the most innovative laptops in decades, were all part of ASUS 30th Anniversary celebration and grand launch of its new ZenBook laptop series in Malaysia.

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Entitled “Wiser Together”, the event was held at the KLCC Grand Hyatt and featured the groundbreaking dual-display ZenBook Pro Duo and Duo, new ZenBooks with second-gen touchpad displays, and a special white leather-wrapped 30th Anniversary “Edition 30” ZenBook.

ASUS 30th Anniversary and Achievements

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Established in 1989, ASUS has grown to become the world’s no. 1 motherboard maker for two decades. In the first half of 2019, ASUS became the world’s no. 3 and Asia Pacific’s no. 1 consumer laptop brand.

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Contributing significantly to ASUS’ stellar APAC performance, Malaysia saw ASUS achieving dominant no. 1 positions within the same first half of 2019 in the consumer laptop market with a 31% country share, and also in gaming laptops where ASUS achieved 48% market share. This means almost one in three consumer laptops and one in two gaming laptops purchased in Malaysia in 2019 was from ASUS.

Star Studded Supporting Cast

Designed to entertain, educate and enthrall creative professionals and enthusiasts, the Wiser Together event centered on the groundbreaking ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo.

These unique laptops have secondary displays which are ideal for multitasking and doing creative production work on-the-go. Supporting the event were leading Malaysian content creators, YouTube and Instagram stars including fashion & lifestyle blogger Jane Chuck, fashion designer Kittie Yiyi, video creator and DJ, Phei Yong; and acclaimed director and co-founder of production studios theGRIMFLIM, Jared Lee.

These creative celebrities shared insights into their work and techniques, and their experience using the new ASUS laptops.

Groundbreaking Dual Display Laptops: ScreenPad Plus

ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo

First announced at COMPUTEX 2019, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) with a 15.6-inch touch display, and the ZenBook Duo (UX481) with a 14-inch display, are groundbreaking ultraportable laptops featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus – a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ScreenPad.

ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus gives you on-the-go computing like you’ve never experienced before.

  • It’s a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, giving you endless ways to optimize and personalize your workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost your productivity.
  • Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences
  • Handwriting lets you input text intuitively.
  • There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus.
  • Task Group lets you lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch.
  • You can drag apps or in-app toolbars onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display, wherever you are.

Ultrafast connectivity- First ZenBook Laptop with Wi-Fi 6

Both models also feature the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level, for super smooth connections to the world. 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.

ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)

Features: Designed to be the ultimate laptop for creators and designers, the larger ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) features a 15.6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160), Pantone validated, VESA Display HDR True Black 500 Certified OLED touch screen, and delivers extreme performance for effortless creativity with up to 9th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB RAM, and an NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics engine.
To find out more: https://www.asus.com/my/Laptops/ZenBook-Pro-Duo-UX581GV/

ZenBook Duo (UX481)

Feature: The more portable ZenBook Duo (UX481) is better suited for business multitasking and offers a 14-inch FHD (1980 x 1080) Pantone Validated IPS LCD (non-touch) display. It is among the world’s first laptops to feature a 10th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU, along with an NVIDIA MX250 graphics engine.

World’s Smallest Laptops: ZenBook Edition 30 / ZenBook 13 / 14 / 15

The event also introduced the new ZenBook series ranging in the following display sizes:
• The 13-inch ZenBook 13 (UX334)
• The 14-inch display ZenBook 14 (UX434)
• The 15-inch ZenBook 15 (UX534)
• A special 30th Anniversary Edition of the ZenBook 13 known as the “Edition 30”
These new ultralight and ultraportable ZenBook models boast the smallest footprints in for their respective display sizes, a feat made possible by the frameless NanoEdge displays that creates up to a 95% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the screen area in the minimum physical space.

The Intelligent Touchpad, Evolved – ScreenPad™ 2.0

They also feature the ScreenPad™ 2.0 display touchpad that now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen which offers many new features and benefits. This interactive secondary touchscreen enhances productivity, allowing for more efficient workflow. It includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key for rapid data entry. The revised smartphone-like interface is more intuitive for improved ease of use. Third party developers can also use the ASUS API to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad 2.0. The hardware is now also more energy efficient than its predecessor, allowing for 2.5X longer battery life when ScreenPad 2.0 is in use.

Celebrating 30 Years of ASUS Innovation

ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 – Genuine Luxury, with Genuine Leather

To celebrate ASUS’ 30th Anniversary, a special version of the ZenBook 13 (UX334) known as the “Edition 30” version was also launched. This is a special, limited production run model features luxurious design accents including a genuine leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold plated logo; and exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories. It also features the ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad display.

Exclusive premium accessories
ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It’s a very special collection for your very special laptop.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Review & User Guide: https:bit.ly/ZenBookProDuoReviewUserGuide
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ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481)
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ASUS ZenBook Edition 30
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ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX534)
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ASUS ZenBook 13/14 (UX334/434)
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First Starbucks Signing Store Celebrates Its Third Anniversary

The world’s first Starbucks Signing Store located in Bangsar Village II is commemorating this milestone by showcasing the passion and growth of their Deaf partners, who have now achieved the certification of Advanced Coffee Masters, an achievement that further develops their barista skills and coffee knowledge.

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“At Starbucks we always endeavor to create a culture of diversity and inclusion. This was how the concept of the Signing Store came about more than three years ago by offering the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Malaysia with employment and career advancement opportunities. Today, we further recognize our Deaf partners (employees), who are also all certified Coffee Masters, with the progress they have achieved in completing their Advanced Coffee Master program. Our deaf partners have come so far in achieving this certification through hard work and determination,” said Rina Siew, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei.

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Leaning into growth opportunities at Starbucks, the Advanced Coffee Masters Program teaches qualified baristas new coffee mastery skills for different coffee equipment. Thus, the newly-certified Deaf Advanced Coffee Masters are able to brew coffee using the Pour Over method. In addition, these Deaf baristas are also qualified to conduct coffee chat sessions with the public using sign language much like the baristas at the Starbucks Reserve™ stores in Malaysia. Throughout these three years, the Starbucks Signing Store advocates continuous learning and development of each barista.

Given an equal opportunity as any Starbucks barista, the Signing Store partners have proved their confidence in working and handling a variety of brewing equipment professionally. This has further raised awareness about the Deaf culture at the workplace to surrounding communities. The Deaf baristas are making more than just a cup of coffee but also sharing the warm approach of Starbucks through their perspective. The Deaf Coffee Masters in Malaysia are distinguishable by their black aprons that feature a special embroidery with ‘Starbucks’ in Malaysian Sign Language.

Dedicated to empowering the hearing-impaired community throughout Malaysia, Starbucks Malaysia has announced plans to open the first Starbucks Signing Store in Penang. Mimicking the Starbucks Signing Store in Bangsar Village II, the Deaf baristas in the Penang Signing Store will get the opportunity to develop soft skills, such as work ethics, teamwork and career attributes. The Penang Signing Store is scheduled to open by the end of this year.

The Pour Over brewing method is available at the Signing Store starting 25 July 2019 and customers can now experience a coffee signing session on a scheduled basis by Advanced Coffee Masters.

Starbucks Malaysia has also launched a series of new exclusive Signing Store merchandise collection in conjunction with the 3rd anniversary celebration. The merchandise is priced from RM25 onwards and is only available at the Starbucks Signing Store at Bangsar Village II.

A uniquely uplifting Starbucks Experience

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BRAHIM’S Announces Its Opening Online Store at Lazada and Shopee

Now, it is much easier for everyone especially  travellers to get Brahim’s food..just order it ONLINE at Lazada and Shopee!!

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The announcement came in conjunction with the company’s 31st ANNIVERSARY!

More than 50 products ranging from Meal-Ready-To-Eat such as rice, porridge and dishes to Ready-To-Cook Sauces and Pastes are listed in the stores.

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Among them are NINE new products that are not available in the market as it is specifically made for online stores.

  1. Chicken Rice Porridge
  2. Savoury Rice Porridge
  3. Sambal Sotong
  4. Sambal Daging
  5. Sambal Telor Puyuh
  6. Daging Masak Hitam
  7. Rendang Tok
  8. Bubur Pulut Hitam
  9. White Rice

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In conjunction with the launch, Brahim’s Online Store is offering up to 30% discount on all their products at both Lazada and Shopee from 16 July until 23 July 2019.

Nur Fatin Dato’ Seri Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd. commented that:

“Brahim’s is excited to open its online store at Lazada and Shopee, a premier online marketplaces in Malaysia. We look forward to becoming a member of the local online community and building our reputation for excellence service and products among Malaysia consumers as well as the neighboring countries in the region. Brahim’s is committed to creating perfect meals that meet the needs of Malaysian’s. With this online store, we are offering convenience at just a click of a button on smartphones. Pick. Choose. Pay. The rest of the delivery process is our job to ensure customers’ satisfaction!”

Fazil Othman, Marketing and Sales Manager of Dewina Trading Sdn Bhd. said that:

“Lazada and Shopee have been among the top online portal popular among local consumers. Our company started joining the online platform in March this year and to date, the response has been overwhelming with about 35,000 meal packs dispatched during the 4 months period. Averaging 300 to 500 meal packs every day. We cannot lack in this online sales momentum and thanks to the acceptance and support from customers on our promotions and offers especially during the Ramadhan and Raya season and more so with the free shipping offered.

In today’s launch, we are introducing 9 new products from Chicken Rice Porridge, Savoury Rice Porridge, Sambal Sotong, Sambal Daging, Sambal Telor Puyuh, Daging Masak Hitam, Rendang Tok, Bubur Pulut Hitam and White Rice.

We hope to gain more traction on our online store with this launch and with the up to 30% discount offer on all our products available both at Lazada and Shopee. Our online team will constantly update new promotions and offers and ensure efficient customer services in keeping with the online service standard.”

In view of high demand for online purchases, Brahim’s will regularly promote its online activities on its social media platform and website. The brand offers high quality, ease, and convenience at affordable prices. Its main focus is on promoting new and tasty meals suitable for all occasions, from home, travel to outdoor.

More information about the products that ill be offered by Brahim’s Online Store can be found at: brahimsfoodisforsharing.com