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Asus launches R558UQ laptop with Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake processor

Smartphone maker Asus has launched its first mainstream notebook, R558UQ in India. According to the Taiwanese company, R558UQ is the only mainstream notebook in the country to feature the next-gen USB type-C port along with NVIDIA’s GeForce 940MX GPU.

The laptop comes in two processor variants – Core i7 and Core i5, priced at Rs 59,990 and Rs 48,990 respectively. The laptop is available across leading online and offline retail outlets already. While on the one hand, the Core i7 variant is available in Glossy Dark Brown colour, on the other the Core i5 is available in Matt Golden, Glossy Dark Brown, Red, and Dark Blue colours.

The R558UQ (Core i7) model is powered by Intel’s seventh generation ‘Kaby Lake’ Core i7 processor and can be customised with up to 16GB RAM. As a default, the laptop comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM. In terms of graphics support, NVIDIA’s GeForce 940MX and Intel’s HD graphics 620 form the base.

Date: 10th Jan 2017

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GST may force Indian companies to upgrade IT infrastructure

Several Indian companies have begun discussions with their IT vendors and tax advisors to upgrade their systems to enable tracking of goods and analysis of tax and other cost implications once the goods and services tax (GST) regime comes into force.

Companies are mainly upgrading their enterprise resource planning (ERP) — a category of business-management software — so as to accommodate the complexities of calculating GST. ERP helps companies manage and monitor everything in the organisation, including supply chain, finance and even human resource functions. SAP and Oracle are the big players in the Indian ERP space.

Many companies will have to move from their current system, where every transaction is recorded separately, to an upgraded system where there is a correlation between every entry, according to industry executives.

Date : 13th August 2016

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