New Products, Jan 24, 2018: Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ, Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 and more

Asus Swift PG27VQ
Asus Swift PG27VQ
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8

Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ


$1,399, available first week of next month

Asus' ROG Swift PG27VQ is the world's most responsive curved gaming monitor, according to its maker.

The 27-inch (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) monitor has a response time of 1 millisecond and a refresh rate of up to 165Hz. Most top-end gaming monitors have a refresh rate of only 120Hz. Furthermore, it supports Nvidia G-Sync technology for smooth and fast graphics when used with Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards.

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8


$1,099, available middle of next month

This is Samyang's first autofocus lens built for Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras. With a focal length of 14mm and large aperture size at f/2.8, it is aimed at those seeking to capture highly detailed, ultra wide-angle shots.

Made of 15 glass elements in 10 groups, it is said to deliver sharp images corner to corner with minimal distortion and other aberrations. In addition, the lens weighs only 485g.

B&O Beoplay H9i


$699, available next month

The B&O Beoplay H9i offers incremental but important upgrades from its predecessor, the H9.

It uses a USB-C port (instead of the H9's micro-USB) for charging, has a longer battery life of up to 18 hours (up from 14 hours) and improved noise-cancellation capability.

The H9i also comes with a slimmer ear cushion design and bigger aluminium touch control discs.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)


$798, available from Saturday

If you love to take selfies, you will want to get the new Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018).

The 6-inch Android smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and two front-facing cameras - one a 16-megapixel unit and the other, an 8-megapixel one.

This allows one to take different selfies - from close-ups to portraits with a clean background. In addition, its Live Focus feature lets one easily adjust the bokeh effect both before and after an image is taken.

Microsoft Surface Laptop


From $1,488, available from today

Designed and produced by Microsoft, the Surface Laptop features a 13.5-inch touchscreen display that supports the new Surface Pen stylus.

Powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB of system memory and up to 1TB of flash storage, it runs Windows 10 S smoothly and boasts a battery life of up to 141/2 hours.

Canon Pixma G4010



Suitable for small or home offices, the Canon Pixma G4010 all-in-one printer is equipped with print, copy, scan and fax functions.

It has a 20-sheet auto document feeder and two-line LCD display that makes it easy to use.

Printing speeds are up to 8.8 monochrome pages a minute and up to 5 colour pages a minute.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2018, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe