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CES: Dell debuts Alienware m17

Dell introduced its thinnest and lightest Alienware 17-inch gaming notebook, the m17, at CES in Las Vegas this week. It packs an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 20 Series GPUs. Powerful enough to graphically-intensive games, yet portable enough to take from destination to destination, the m17 weighs 2.6 kg.

Performance is delivered by the 8th-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors featuring dynamic CPU overclocking, thanks to elevated thermal headroom from Cryo-Tech Cooling technology. These industry-leading processors are paired with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 20 Series GPUs that deliver advanced gaming features including real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading.

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Alienware has made more than 30 updates to its proprietary Alienware Command Center, a central hub that allows gamers to customise all aspects of their experience. Based on feedback from its community, the changes include system and peripheral lighting, power management, thermal control, overclocking, audio, and content organisation.

The Command Center now offers GPU overclocking (and underclocking), allowing changes to take effect at the system level and work in conjunction with CPU and RAM overclocking as well as thermals. These user interface improvements make Alienware Command Center easier to use.

Dell also announced a PC hardware partnership with Riot Games and League of Legends Esports, saying it was ushering in a new generation of PCs that will enable League pros to compete at a higher level and also standardise operational logistics for their global operations.

The laptop will be available in South Africa from 1 February.

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Nedbank to offer Mara phones to customers

Nedbank has partnered with Mara Phones to offer South African-made smartphones to its clients, along with finance options.

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Nedbank says it has partnered with Mara Phones to offer its South African-made Android smartphones to the bank’s clients, via flexible financing options. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the devices will be preloaded with the Nedbank Money App, suggesting that they will be heavily subsidised in order to drive app usage. Nedbank has apparently purchased several thousand of the handsets.

Mara Phones, a division of the Mara Corporation, recently launched what it claimed to be the first African-based smartphone-manufacturing factory in Kigali. President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the second factory in Durban on 17 October 2019. Each factory has a capacity to produce a few million smartphones units per year.

Ahuti Chug, chair of Mara Phones, said: “Our aim is to increase smartphone penetration on the continent by providing problem-solving, tailored solutions to for our customers and partners. This partnership strengthens our vision to change the narrative by demonstrating that Africans can produce high quality tech products. 

“The importance of quality and affordable smartphones cannot be overstated as they enable connectivity and efficiency.  It is part of Mara Phones vision and strategy to partner with financial institutions to offer solutions to consumers.” 

According to Ciko Thomas, Group Managing Executive for Nedbank Retail and Business Banking, the partnership resulted from Nedbank’s recognition of the close alignment of the Mara Phones philosophy with Nedbank’s purpose to use its financial expertise to do good. 

“Like Nedbank, Mara Phones is committed to leveraging technology to enable financial inclusion and enhanced education, healthcare and agriculture outcomes in South Africa and across Africa,” he says, “Through this transaction, the ability of both organisations to deliver on this vision will be significantly enhanced.”

The full details of Nedbank’s Mara Phones offer are still under wraps, but Thomas said the Nedbank offer would be a pre-packaged, high-value proposition, with the smartphones preloaded with the Nedbank Money App, and delivered via flexible finance options that make it easy for clients to pay for their devices.

Thomas says that Nedbank offer is unlikely to be network-specific. 

“We believe our clients should be able to use the mobile network of their own choosing, so we will be offering some, or all, of our Nedbank-bundled, dual-SIM Mara Phones devices without SIM cards, allowing the new phone owners to use prepaid voice and data packages from any cellular service provider.”

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Vox’s Green Week offers discounted fibre speeds

Vox is offering businesses the chance to double the speed – and pay the regular price – for fibre, in its Double Up promo.

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Vox, a leading integrated ICT and telecommunications company, is not joining in the Black Friday frenzy. It’s going one better, with a Green Week. From 25 November to 2 December it is running a Vox Fibre to the Business (FTTB) Double Up Promo.

FTTB orders signed between 18 November and 2 December 2019, will automatically receive double the speed for the duration of their contract with Vox ,at a 33% saving.

FTTB Promo Offer

FTTB BUNDLEPURCHASE PRICEWHAT YOU GET
20 MbpsR 2,49940 Mbps 
50 Mbps R 4,499100 Mbps 
100 Mbps R 8,999200 Mbps 
200 Mbps R 12,999400 Mbps 
500 Mbps R 16,9991 Gbps 

The promo is applicable to 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps packages on the Frogfoot Fibre network and applies to all new links and re-sign orders.
The Green Week sale includes limited specials ranging from mobile data to ADSL, satellite, indoor and outdoor camera and voice services.  The discounted deals are available for one week only until midnight on 2 December 2019.

Says Vera Romano, executive head of marketing at Vox: “Our Green Week is fast becoming a popular annual event and as always, we have something for everyone – be it for the consumer or business market. Our key focus has been to provide packages that add value to the customer. So, keep an eye out over the next few days – there is something to suit everyone.”

To find out more visit https://www.vox.co.za

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