Command Centre v1 with HP

A client of ours was interested in an ultra-portable device that could run all of his business applications but be versatile enough for client demos or just browsing on the couch.

HP Spectre x2 with four displays by NAR Design

He likes a lot of screen real estate at his desk and currently runs both 27” and 22” displays connected to his laptop. We thought we could do better… Continue reading

HP unveils the new Spectre X2 2in1 flagship

HP has released details of their new Spectre X2 flagship range of 2in1 devices. 2in1 devices are a hybrid tablet and laptop device, with dual use options offering the best of both worlds in portable usability.

HP Spectre x2 available from NAR DesignThe Spectre X2 features a stainless steel kickstand and can rotate up to 150 degrees for virtually any viewing angle.

Made from CNC aluminium, the Spectre X2 is an incredible 8mm thin and weighs only 840 grams (slate only) and provides a up to a staggering 10 hours of use.

Included in the box is the award winning backlit Spectre keyboard, with a perfect 1.5mm of travel and a superior trackpad , and is complimented with a speaker grill along the top edge powered by Bang & Olufsen technology.

As the name suggests, Spectre is our flagship in premium PCs and as such the list of features is quite extensive. Of note as a leading new technology is the inclusion of the Intel Realsense 3D camera.

The Spectre X2 is available from late October 2015 starting from a RRP of $1499 and has many configuration and options including Microsoft Windows 10 Pro.

Option ranges include:

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Welcome to Windows 10

Windows 10 on laptop and phone from NAR DesignThe latest evolution of Windows operating systems for home and business is here with Windows 10 and some of the biggest news is that it is a free upgrade for those with a suitably licensed Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer.

Other drawcards include protection, device management, productivity and integrating new types of devices.

Microsoft have studied data breach attacks in detail to build features in Windows 10 that protect against modern cyber threats and prevent them from happening. Passwords are becoming a thing of the past as we move towards more secure options such as biometrics and hardware-based multi-factor credentials.

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Customise your web and email with new top level domains

Want something more unique than a .com.au domain name?

NAR Design has just registered our first <businessname>.farm domain for a client. So instead of “john@smithrural.com.au” we can now have “john@smithrural.farm” with the website at www.smithrural.farm.

It is as simple as .agency, .beer and .coffee. You could be into .fitness or .photography. Have a look at the options and get into your .zone.

These are just the beginning of the expansion of domain names with many more expected to hit the market soon.

There are 261 options currently available. Contact us if you want to do something different.

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WD Black2 – Performance and Capacity

Do you need the ultra-fast performance of an SSD (Solid State Drive) but the capacity and comparable price of a HDD (Hard Disk Drive)?

WD has just released the first two in one SSD (Solid State Drive) and HDD (Hard Disk Drive) combined. This is not a hybrid drive – a hard disk drive with SSD cache – but a combination SSD and HDD in a single device. The SSD and HDD are combined but not compromised creating a single device with performance and capacity.

Experience the power of two with WDBlack2 and NAR Design

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Intel NUC – Good things come in small packages

Intel NUC dimensions - available from NAR DesignNAR Design has recently been busy developing new business solutions with Intel’s latest product – the NUC or Next Unit of Computing.

It might sound like a funny name for a type of computer but the NUC is a game changer for small desktops and there are many applications.

The NUC is just 10cm x 10 cm in size, can have powerful current generation processors from Celeron to i5, run multiple high definition displays and deliver data incredibly fast via mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) technology.

There are plenty of advantages and applications, from a desktop replacement, Home Theatre PC (HTPC), Point of Sale (POS) and kiosks, security and Digital Video Recorder (DVR), digital signage and custom all in one touch screens – you can mount it on the back of the display. Continue reading

Office 365 Home Premium. Ready when you are.

NAR Design have been providing the range of Office 365 products for business use and now Microsoft have released Office 365 Home Premium for families (non-commercial use).

Office365 Home Premium now available from NAR DesignIntroducing Office 365 Home Premium, our best value for families. Now you can install Office on up to five Windows PCs and tablets, Macs, and select mobile devices.*

Plus, Office 365 stores your applications, documents and settings in the cloud, so you can sign in to access them almost anywhere.

Office 365 Home Premium includes:

  • Latest version of our most complete suite of applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote,** Publisher,** and Access.**
  • An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total).
  • 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.***
  • Convenient annual subscription with automatic version updates included so you are always up to date.

 

Office 365 is available now from NAR Design and can be installed on both new and existing systems. Contact NAR Design today to secure your copy.

* Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS, Mac OS X version 10.5.8, Windows Phone 7.5 or later required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices.

** Windows PC client programs and/or features only. Cannot be used across devices.

*** See office.com/information for details. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Skype not available in all countries. Calls to mobiles are for select countries only.

LifeProof cases – all new colours for iPhone 5

LifeProof cases available now from NAR DesignAll new colours for iPhone 5 cases available now from NAR Design – variety is the spice of LifeProof!

LifeProof fré for iPhone 5 is the thinnest, strongest, all-protective case ever created.

Fré delivers the water-proof, dirt-proof, snow-proof and shock-proof protection you expect from LifeProof, and so much more.

Sleek design, light weight, great sound, and the ability to take your iPhone 5 everywhere — what more could you want from a case?

Available now for $79.95 (additional delivery charges may apply)

LifeProof available from NAR Design

 

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Office 365 – Welcome to the new Office for business

For more than two years, NAR Design has partnered with Telstra and Microsoft to offer online business productivity solutions to many small to medium business and professional clients.

Office365 work together seamlessly with NAR Design

Today sees the release of the new Office 365 and some exciting new products and benefits. As is the way with the Cloud, existing NAR Design Office 365 clients will be automatically upgraded to the new versions of Office 365 and should already have received notifications from Telstra regarding this.

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HP Display and Notebook Stand – New Year Promo!

HP Display and Notebook Stand promo from NAR DesignNAR Design work with a lot of different businesses and a common thread between clients these days is mobility. Users want the power of their laptop on the road, but the convenience of a large screen and wireless keyboard and mouse in the office – they want a seamless desktop experience.

HP now have the HP Display and Notebook Stand that allows you to quickly and easily plug your laptop into a full size monitor, saving space and clutter in your office and also take advantage of two screens – your notebook screen and an additional screen up to 24″.

This productivity device normally retails for $299 – read on for the promotional offer.

Here are the benefits:

  • Use two displays at once to increase productivity – your notebook display, plus one external display up to 24 inches in size.
  • Raise your computer screen to an adjustable comfortable eye level.
  • Keep your desktop clutter-free even when connecting multiple devices with the simple cable management channels on the back of the stand.
  • Combine with a docking station, keyboard and mouse for a complete desktop solution.

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