Our picks of the week: Garmin fēnix 7 Series, Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio and more

Every week, there are plenty of new products emerging in the consumer tech realm. At times, it becomes impossible to cover all of them. Here, we pick the new products of the week and deliver them to you in bite-size format.

Garmin fēnix 7 Series
From S$1,039, available in Lazada and Shopee

Garmin’s flagship fitness smartwatch fēnix series gets an upgrade with the 7 series. Available in three models of fēnix 7S (1.2-inch touchscreen), fēnix 7 (1.3-inch touchscreen) and fēnix 7X (1.4-inch touchscreen), this series is built to US Military MIL-STD-810 specifications for ruggedness.

All fēnix 7 models support Multi-GNSS positioning (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) and Multi-Band frequency setting for increased positioning speed and accuracy. In addition, the fēnix 7 Solar and Sapphire Solar editions add solar charging for extended battery life of up to 18 days on smartwatch mode.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
From S$2,338, available Mar 3 (preorder starts at Microsoft Store)

Microsoft calls Surface Laptop Studio the most powerful business laptop built for Windows 11. It features a new Dynamic Woven Hinge that allows it to move between its three modes seamlessly.

You can use it in laptop mode with its full keyboard and haptic touchpad. In stage mode, its 14.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen display can be pulled to cover the keyboard for gaming or presenting to clients. Finally, in studio mode, you can use it as a canvas for drawing your masterpiece using the Surface Slim Pen 2 (free for a limited time) that is stored neatly underneath the keyboard.

Logitech G413 TKL SE
S$99, available in Lazada and Shopee

If you are not into custom mechanical keyboards that is the craze right now, you can always opt for off-the-shelf mechanical keyboards like the Logitech G413 TKL SE. It features a black brushed aluminium alloy top case with a tenkeyless layout that takes up less table top space.

Furthermore, it is equipped with tactile mechanical switches to deliver subtle feedback that is ideal for quick presses during gaming. And the keyboard uses PBT keycaps that are known for its durability, so you do not need to change the keycaps or keyboard anytime soon.

Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW)
Pricing to be confirmed, available next month

If you are looking for a sleek-looking gaming monitor to go with your incoming gaming desktop PC, you should take a serious look at Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW) .

As its name implies, its 34-inch curved QD-OLED display combines OLED’s impressive picture qualities with Quantum Dot technology to deliver a vibrant, life-like colour performance. It also offers fast 0.1ms grey-to-grey response times, 175Hz refresh rate and support for Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate.

Dreamcore Fusion 15
From S$2,385, available on Dreamcore

Whether you are a content creator, coder, or working professional, you probably need a fast laptop for work on the go. A laptop like Dreamcore’s latest Fusion 15.

It comes with an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, a 15.6-inch customisable IPS display that can be customised up to 240Hz refresh rate as well as discrete graphics card options up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. The laptop also supports up to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM and SSD storage of up to 2TB.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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