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Legion promo: Pre-order to get free bundled accessories

Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

Looking to get your hands on the latest Lenovo Legion gaming devices? Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

From June 26 to July 11, customers who avail of the promo can get the Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, and Legion Tower 5i with free Legion accessories worth up to Php10,000. The accessories bundled with the Legion devices allow elevated gameplay and give gamers a competitive advantage.

Announced this April, Legion’s latest devices are equipped with gamer-focused features. Lenovo Philippines introduced them in its first ever online product launch as part of the new normal.

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EdVision launched to help schools embrace e-learning

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To help schools transition to the new normal and embrace e-learning, Lenovo Philippines, in collaboration with Microsoft, has launched the EdVision program.

Even though classes in the Philippines are scheduled to reopen in August, schools will have to maintain learning through virtual platforms. This is to comply with the community quarantine and social distancing protocols. Under the EdVision program, a number of pioneer schools in the Philippines will get free access to online resources to help them through their education transformation journey. They will also enjoy complimentary or subsidized access to the latest solutions in education tech.

How prepared are schools for distance learning, not only in terms of technology but also teacher training? I posed this question to Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan at this afternoon’s virtual press briefing.

“There are really some schools that actually were prepared, and there are also some schools that are in the midst of preparing for the new normal. This education program is not just about selling the hardware to these schools. What Lenovo and Microsoft would like to really do is bring our expertise to the schools. To empower teachers, to empower the students, to adapt faster to these technologies around flexible learning. And we see a big portion of the education market today lagging behind in terms of adopting technology. And I think it’s not just going to be Lenovo there, it’s not just going to be Microsoft there. There will be other components, like our telco friends, who will have to play a big part in ensuring that flexible learning or distance learning will be carried out smoothly,” Ngan told Digital Life Asia.

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Aya Fernandez: Authentic voice for Lenovo ThinkBook

Instead of the usual marketing speak, we want an authentic voice. Which is why it's wonderful to see longtime Lenovo user Aya Fernandez becoming the new Lenovo ThinkBook brand ambassador.

Authenticity. This is what we demand nowadays from brands, especially in the age of COVID-19. Instead of the usual marketing speak, we want an authentic voice. Which is why it’s wonderful to see longtime Lenovo user Aya Fernandez becoming the new Lenovo ThinkBook Ambassadress.

It doesn’t get more real than Fernandez’s tweet when she shared the poster for the live stream that would introduce her as the new ThinkBook Ambassadress.

Bukod sa barkada ko, ‘yung Lenovo laptop ko ata nakasubaybay ng lahat ng balde-baldeng luha at kayod ko mula high school hanggang college. Haha!

And she would prove to be just as real at the virtual press briefing. This wasn’t the usual press briefing where company executives do all the talking. Instead, Lenovo Philippines  chose to have Fernandez, a member of Gen Z, host the virtual session. After all, the company touts the ThinkBook as the office laptop for millennials and Gen Z. So it was good to see Lenovo practicing what it preaches. And letting us hear the authentic voice of the next-gen workforce.

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ThinkCentre work from home bundles unveiled by Lenovo

The special ThinkCentre WFH productivity suite bundles Lenovo's latest devices and services designed to bolster a company's capacity to work from anywhere.
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With more companies allowing employees to work from home, Lenovo Philippines is offering a special ThinkCentre work from home productivity suite. This bundles its latest devices and services designed to bolster a company’s ability to let employees work from anywhere.

“We understand the struggles involved in making work from home arrangements work for certain industries, especially within a short period of time. As a global leader in providing cutting-edge technology, we at Lenovo make it our mission to assist businesses in adapting to the new normal through our holistic solutions packaged in smart bundles for quick and convenient implementation,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan in a press statement.

As Digital Life Asia previously reported, a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Lenovo showed that employees expect work from home to be the new normal.

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Lenovo laptops galore: IdeaPad, Yoga, Chromebooks

Now is the best time to take a look at a wide range of new Lenovo laptops and promo bundles.
The IdeaPad Slim 5 can have up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor or AMD Ryzen’s Latest 8-Core 4000 Series processor.

Now is the best time to take a look at a wide range of new Lenovo laptops. At the Lenovo Summer Sale Tech and Music Festival, Lenovo Philippines introduced new IdeaPad and Yoga models. Not only that, but the vendor also launched several Chromebook devices.

“PCs have now become an essential tool, regardless of the user’s background or whether they’re utilized for work or recreation. Our new devices combine what customers look for in those areas to become the ultimate companion tools that provide the reliable performance, connectivity, and entertainment needed as we move forward in this period where technology has become indispensable in daily life,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan in a press statement.

The new Lenovo laptops are available in all Lenovo partner stores nationwide and online. In June, a Lenovo Yoga Flagship Store will be launched on Lazada. This will enable customers to directly access all the latest devices from the comfort of their home.

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Lenovo mobile phones make a comeback in PH

Lenovo Philippines is bringing back Lenovo mobile phones to the country. The Lenovo S5 Pro is one of the three models that it is introducing.
Lenovo Philippines is bringing back Lenovo mobile phones to the country. The Lenovo S5 Pro is one of the three models that it is introducing.

Lenovo mobile phones are back in the Philippine market, brandishing AI capabilities and bringing smart home devices like a robot vacuum cleaner along for the ride.

The new smartphone models and smart home devices were unveiled at the Lenovo Summer Sale Tech and Music Festival online launch on May 26. This is the first time that Lenovo Philippines is introducing its range of smart home devices in the Philippines. The products will be available in Lenovo partner stores nationwide and online. You can also purchase them through the Lenovo Mobile Flagship store on Lazada.

“Smarter technology can solve problems, create opportunities, and ultimately transform the way we all live. Bringing our expertise as the world’s leading PC provider into our new smartphone and smart home technology solutions, we are able to give customers the ability to experience the world in a more intuitive, immersive way by providing end-to-end solutions across the entire customer journey. Our new smartphones bring people closer with integrated AI, powerful mobile processors, intuitive camera setups, and advanced biometric security at a lower price point. Ultimately, these devices and accessories will help create a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan in a press statement.

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Online launch to unveil latest Lenovo PCs, smart devices

Viewers will be treated to a special performance by OPM icon Bamboo during the online launch.

With virtual events now the new normal, how can your online launch stand out? If you’re Lenovo Philippines, you hold the Lenovo Summer Sale Tech and Music Festival to introduce your new PCs, smart devices, and smart solutions. And then you invite OPM icon Bamboo to the party.

“Lenovo wants to make smarter devices more easily accessible to the public. In our Lenovo Summer Sale, we will be offering the latest PCs, smart devices, and smart solutions, and bundling them with the perfect accessories that will make day-to-day life easier. We’re kicking off the Lenovo Summer Sale with an unforgettable online event,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan in a press statement.

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Remote teaching: Lenovo to help schools make transition

Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan said the webinars will help schools overcome the challenges of shifting to remote teaching.
Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan said the webinars will help schools overcome the challenges of shifting to remote teaching.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the workplace, but also the classroom. To help schools make the transition to remote teaching, Lenovo, in collaboration with Microsoft, is sponsoring two presentations in the ongoing EduTech Live Webinar series.

“Education is one of the sectors that have welcomed the transformation brought about by social distancing and other precautionary health measures,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan in a press statement.

“Driven by our vision of ‘Smarter Technology for All’, Lenovo has collaborated with educators to create customer-centric innovative solutions catered to students. These solutions will enhance students’ digital literacy by providing them with optimal learning experiences that will prepare them to excel in the digitalizing world,” he said.

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Megan Young shares passion for gaming and Pokémon

Megan Young says her passion for gaming helps her cope with stress and stay connected with her friends.
Megan Young says her passion for gaming helps her cope with stress and stay connected with her friends.

Many people know Megan Young as an actress and model. In 2013, she also made history as the first Filipina to win the Miss World title. Some, however, might not be aware she also has a passion for gaming. Her love affair with video games started when she was very young. No pun intended.

“Our parents had 9 to 5 jobs (my mom worked three jobs at one point). So I guess they needed to find a way to stop us from causing havoc around the house! Kidding aside, I remember clearly that our dad bought us an SNES. I couldn’t stop playing games like Q*bert and Galaga. I was really young, and I probably didn’t understand the mechanics of the game. But I was so drawn to the style of the games,” Young told Digital Life Asia.

“We had our first PC at home when I was eight years old. My dad thought it would be something I would like since I wasn’t the type of kid that liked sports or going out to play. From there, he showed me how I can make my own website through an online generator that would put everything together. As I was learning more about it on my own, I knew I wanted to push beyond just clicking away at options and started reading about HTML, CSS, and Java so that I could make my website better than the other ones out there! I guess I really was competitive early on haha!”

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Work from home seen as new normal by employees

Even before the pandemic forced employees to work from home, a shift in work arrangements was already taking place, says Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan.
Even before the pandemic forced employees to work from home, a shift in the workplace was already happening, says Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan.

Employees expect to have the option to work from home even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. This is according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Lenovo.

Eighty-seven percent said they feel at least somewhat ready to make the shift to working from home (WFH) if required. Moreover, 77 percent expect companies to be more accepting of WFH policies after the pandemic passes.

“Our survey suggests that the employee experience was already changing before the pandemic hit,” Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan said in a press statement.

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