Out of crisis comes opportunity

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Inspiron Gaming G5

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Inspiron Gaming G5Brand: DellRRP: From R16 999Distributor(s): Axiz, Pinnacle, Drive Control & TarsusDate of availability: Available nowSpecifications: Display: 15.6” Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 CML-HGraphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti up to RTX 2070 Max-Q, with up to 8GB GDDR6 graphicsVisuals: two-sides narrow bezel FHD display, with optional 144Hz or 240Hz panelGame-ready tech: optional 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD, Nahimic 3D AudioUSPs: 10th Gen Intel® Core processors up to i9.Features discrete graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q design and 8GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, ideal for even the most graphic-intensive games.Has a two-sided narrow bezel display with panel options including standard FHD, optional 144Hz or 300Hz for immersive gameplay.Chassis lighting controlled by Alienware Command Centre.Game-ready technologies allow for easier gaming: optional 4-zone RGB backlit (US English only); dual speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers; Alienware Command Centre; and SmartByte for visual content prioritisation.Dual fan cooling system, with an advanced thermal design, keeps the system cool and responsive.Dual drives with SSD options including NVMe PCIe.Also features a Networking Gigabit Ethernet, along with 2x2 WiFi antennas for reliable, efficient connection; plus its SmartByte ensures smooth streaming.   Latitude 9510Brand: DellRRP: Starting from R35 999Distributors: Tarsus, Axiz, Drive Control, PinnacleDate of availability: Available nowSpecifications Processors: Intel Core Processors up to i7 vPro, CML-U (QC & HC)Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bitDisplay: 15” 16:9 FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA touch, antireflective and anti-smudge, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 DX, super low power, 400 nits, sRGB 100%, active pen supportStorage: SSD M.2 2230 PCIe/NVMe Class 35 up to 1TB or SED SSD M.2 2230 PCIe/NVMe Class 35 256GBGraphics card: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 .11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1Graphics: Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE-A (DW5821e)Starting weight: 1.4kg (Laptop) | 1.5kg (2-in-1)USPs: The Latitude 9510 features Dell Optimizer, an AI that learns and responds to the way you work, to automatically improve application performance, battery life and audio settings in the background.The Latitude 9510 has up to 34 hours of battery life.The speakerphone, high quality top-firing speakers and Waves Maxx Audio are tuned for an in-person conference experience.Choose Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) for nearly three times faster speeds and next-gen security to PCs and wireless networks.The Latitude 9510 is lightweight and portable, and weighs 1.4kg as a laptop, and is also available as a 2-in-1.The 15.0 InfinityEdge screen provides maximum working area in a 14” size, with a camera shutter option for privacy.The Latitude 9510 is the first 10th Gen Intel Project Athena-verified commercial PC to offer businesses the performance, manageability and built-in security features while providing the foundation for future technology advancements.To keep the system cool, it uses two heat pipes and carbon blade fans for quietness. Additionally, an adaptive thermal response ensures the PC is cooler on one's lap than when on a desk. Precision 5750 WorkstationBrand: DellRRP: Starting from R45 500Distributor(s): Tarsus, Axiz, Drive Control, PinnacleDate of availability: Available nowSpecifications:Display: 17", WLED UHD+, 3840 x 2400, 60Hz, anti-reflection and anti-smudge, touch display, ETE Glass, Adobe 100% min, 500 nits, HDR400, WVA Processor:Up to 10th Generation Intel Core i9-10885H, 16MB Cache, 8 cores, 2.40GHz to 5.30GHz, 45W, vPro. Up to Intel Xeon W-10885M, 16MB Cache, 8 cores, 2.40GHz to 5.30GHz, 45W, vProGraphics: Up to NVIDIA Quadro RTXTM 3000, 6GB, GDDR6 (VR and AI Ready)Storage: Support for two M.2 storage devices with RAID options up to 4TB (2 x M.2 2280, 2 TB, Gen 3 PCIe x4 NVMe, Class 50 SSD)Exterior: Integrated light-sensitive IR video webcam; 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 and Aluminium ChassisUSPs:The new 5750 is the thinnest, smallest and lightest 17” workstation for creative and design applications.It features an HDR400, four-sided InfinityEdge, 16:10 aspect ratio display, as well as diamond cut sidewalls and machined speaker grills. With the IR camera, you get ExpressSign-in, it identifies you when you walk up, waking your workstation and getting you ramped up quickly. It will also lock your screen when you walk away for an added layer of security.With its 10th Gen Intel Core and Xeon, up to 8-core processors, the performance of up to NVIDIA Quadro RTXTM 3000 (6GB) graphics, 64GB of 2933MHz memory (with ECC memory options), 4TBs of storage with RAID options, and also 4 Type C Thunderbolt ports enables super-fast data transfers. The 5750 is even ready for VR and AI.Advanced thermal technologies are essential to the smaller designed systems to providing more performance than the previous generation.Internal designs from dual output fans and dual heat pipes to hidden exhaust venting through the hinge, keep the system running cool and quietly while tackling intensive workloads.Precision workstations feature Dell Optimiser for Precision, which uses AI to learn how you work and adapts to your style to create a smarter, more-personal experience.  RCT MegaPower universal AC Power BanksRRP: RCT MP-PB54AC R3 499, RCT MP-PB80AC R4 499 ex VATDistributor: RectronDate of availability: Available nowSpecifications:Output ports: 2 x USB Type A (5.0V DC 3.4A Max Total), 1 x USB Type C (5.0V DC 3.1A)Output AC sockets: 2 x Universal AC Socket (230V AC, Total 200W Max – Modified Sinewave)Storage: battery capacity RCT MP-PB54AC (3.4V DC 53600mAh – 160Wh), RCT MP-PB80AC (3.6V DC 80000mAh – 288Wh)Exterior: digital LED charge status indicatorCharger and protective bag is includedUSPs:Unlike traditional power banks, the RCT Megapower Universal AC Power Bank has two universal power sockets that work with any electronics with a two-pin 230V AC plug up to 200W.The power bank has similar capacity to traditional 2000VA and 3000VA UPS but in a portable compact size.It can run a WiFi router and Fibre terminal setup (30W) for 4.5 hours (54K) or 8 hours (80K), or a 32" LED TV (50W), (3 hours 54K) and (7 hours 80K).RCT Megapower Universal AC Power Bank can be used to charge tablets and phones on the go like a traditional power bank with the added benefits of being able to charge a notebook PC as well. 


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