NewsBytes #12 - Lenovo PremiumCare, Acer gets an award, 11street Raya promo and more


New Lenovo PremiumCare

What's up TechNavers, starting now until 31 May 2018 - Lenovo Malaysia has introduced a new initiative to their customers with a new warranty upgrade plan called Lenovo PremiumCare (worth RM288). This new plan allows the customers to address any of their technical issues (hardware and software) with the Lenovo PremiumCare Call Centre at any time of the day as it operates 24/7, including national public holidays. For on-site technical support, technicians are available nationwide on weekdays, excluding weekends and public holidays from 9AM to 9PM.

From as low as RM30, customers who have the following products - Lenovo Legion, Yoga, Miix and IdeaPad are able to upgrade from their Standard Limited Warranty plan. For more information on the Lenovo’s PremiumCare, please visit the official page here.


Acer Named The Best Brand in IT - Personal Computer Solutions in BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards 2017-2018

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Ricky Tan, Managing Director of Acer Malaysia (Third from left) receiving the award for Best Brand in IT - Personal Computer Solutions

Then earlier this month, Acer Malaysia was named "Best Brand IT - Personal Computer Solutions" from BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards 2017-2018, which honours the biggest and the brightest SME brands in Malaysia. In addition to that, Acer also received the "People's Choice for IT and Office & Business Equipment category" in the Putra Brands Awards 2017. This marks the first time for the company to receive such an award, so congratulations!


Canon wins six TIPA awards in 2018

Speaking of awards, Canon also got an award. Six of their products, comprising four cameras, one lens and an accessory has earned them the “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). This will be the 24th year in a row for Canon to win an award in the photography and imaging industry. Below is the list of awards from the TIPA World Awards 2018:

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1. Best DSLR Enthusiast - Canon EOS 200D
2. Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert - Canon EOS 6D Mark II
3. Best DSLR Prime Lens - Canon EF85mm f/1.4L IS USM
4. Best Mirrorless CSC Enthusiast - Canon EOS M50
5. Best Professional Compact Camera - Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III
6. Best Photo Innovation - Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI


Syioknya Raya by 11street

The festive Raya season is also just around the corner, so with that 11street is preparing their latest campaign - Syioknya Raya which comes with a wide range of discounts up to 90%, giveaways and new features on the 11street platform. It has already started since 2 May 2018 and to cope with the demands, 11street is collaborating with CJ WOW Shop in the Raya Fashion category, as well as rewarding those who use the app with RM9000 worth of prizes. Syioknya!

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Drive your dream car for as low as RM3

Another app to look out for is SOCAR, a car-sharing app that was released in Malaysia earlier this year and for this promotion period starting now until 13 May 2018 (7PM), customers will have a special price of RM3 - 6/hour with 30km of petrol included for each hour booked. The car-sharing platform has also introduced several new car models since their launch, this includes the Volkswagen Polo, new Perodua Myvi, Alza, Toyota Vios and Corolla-Altis along with their luxe Mini Cooper range. Below is the table of the new promotion rates.

Selected SOCAR vehicles Axia Myvi City Vios Polo  Alza HR-V
Week rate RM3 RM4 RM5 RM5 RM4 RM4 RM6


Digi CXO Apprentice Programme

In other news, Digi is revamping its CXO Apprentice Programme this year with some slight changes. The programme was first launched two years ago to help and challenge new fresh graduates to develop real-life working skills during the first and second year. For the third year, the management will put the apprentices to the test, to see what they have learned from the first two years by making real decisions on Digi’s day-to-day business and help to shape the company’s digital ambitions for 2018/19.


CXO Apprentice Year 2 apprentices together with Digi's management team

If you are a final-year university student in the final semester with a Bachelor’s Degree or a fresh graduate who has worked for less than a year from any background, you can try it out as the application for it is now open until 9 June 2018. For more on Digi CXO Apprentice and to apply, visit


Tik Tok Duet

Lastly, if you're a Tik Tok user then here's some news for you. There will be a new feature in the near future - a Split Screen Duet Challenge with a superstar. Called as 'Duet' for short, it allows users to have a split-screen video recording together with their friends, families and even their favourite celebrity (if they are on the account). You can simply tag them with the #duetwithme in the video and who knows, they might respond to your request and share it on their official Instagram account.