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Stockwatck: A new notebook, and a smart scale

 

The Margin looks at the Inspiron 15 7559, an affordable gaming laptop.

 

Inspiron 15 7559

Category: Notebooks

Brand: Dell

RRP: R19 999

Distributor: Drive Control Corporation (011 201 8927)

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB graphics card
  • Two cooling fans, three exhausts and large vents with 240 thermal fins
  • 1TB HDD dual drive – available option
  • 128GB solid-state drive – available option.

USPs

  • Affordable gaming laptop
  • Graphics that deliver high frame-per-second rates in games and accelerates the tasks of video editing and transcoding
  • Inexpensive to add RAM or SSD card
  • Back panel comes off with a single screw
  • FHD anti-glare IPS wide-angle display (1 920x1 080) for an immersive gaming experience.

 

Drive Series (40/50/60)

Category: GPS

Brand: Garmin

RRP: R1 999 – R2 899

Distributor: Garmin (011 258 9999)

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • Display sizes: Drive 40 10.9cm; Drive 50 12.7cm; Drive 60 15.4cm
  • Free lifetime map updates for Southern Africa Driver alerts
  • Sounds-like search
  • Garmin RealDirections
  • LaneAssist with Junction View Safety camera alerts
  • Foursquare points of interest.

USPs

  • Receive alerts for upcoming sharp bends, speed zone changes, school zones, fatigue warning, nearby red light and safety cameras, driving in the wrong direction, railway and animal crossings
  • Find new and popular restaurants, shops and more with integrated Foursquare POIs
  • Navigate complex interchanges with ease: brightly coloured arrows indicate the proper lane position for your next turn or exit
  • Hear spoken turn-by-turn directions from speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly human voice Easily find places up ahead, like food and fuel stations, without leaving the map.

 

FortiGate 6040E

Category: Security – firewalls

Brand: Fortinet

RRP:Available on request

Distributor: Maxtec, Praven Pillay (011 803 6635) Networks Unlimited, Wayne Bird 9011 202 8400)

Date of availability: Q2 2016

Specifications

  • 320Gbps enterprise firewall throughput
  • 80Gbps throughput with all next-generation firewall features enabled
  • FortiASIC CP9 brings enhanced SSL decryption performance to close gaps in the attack surface
  • Intelligent networking, security, processing, and management capabilities are all efficiently integrated within a small form-factor chassis.

USPs

  • FortiGate 6040E is designed to secure vast amounts of mobile and cloud traffic for the largest of enterprises
  • With the FortiGate 6040E, enterprises don’t have to choose between security features and network speed disruption. Businesses can deploy security wherever it’s needed, without impacting network functionality
  • The FortiGate 6040E can offload and accelerate the security performance of its dual CPUs
  • Integrating advanced security processing, intelligent controls and high-speed networking enable the FortiGate 6040E to deliver unprecedented security and network performance in a deceptively compact form-factor.

 

Index Smart Scale

Category: Health and wellness

Brand: Garmin

RRP: R2 899

Distributors: Garmin (011 251 9999)

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • Weight: 2.8kg
  • Dimensions: 35 x 31 x 3cm
  • Weight limit: 181.4kg
  • Battery life: up to nine months. Uses 4 AA batteries (included)
  • BLE-capable
  • ANT+ compatible
  • WiFi2: 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n.

USPs

  • Multiple users: Wireless synchronisation with up to 16 different Garmin Connect accounts
  • Smartly Connected: Step on and the Index smart scale is able to recognise the specific user and automatically upload data to that user’s Garmin connect account
  • Extra-large, night-readable display: The LCD displays bright extralarge numbers on a black background, allowing easy visibility
  • User-friendly set-up: Index smart scale will immediately go into a WiFi, ANT+ and BLE beaconing mode as soon as the user inserts batteries
  • In-depth metrics: Index smart scale measures metrics that matter, such as weight, BMI, body fat and water percentage, bone and muscle mass
  • All the data in one place: A smart solution for athletes to track body composition data along with the rest of their data in Garmin Connect.

 

B-web 9300

Category: Time and attendance terminal

Brand: KABA

RRP: Available on request

Distributor: AWM360 Data Systems (087 321 0102)

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Five programmable function keys for time and attendance
  • 24V power supply/PoE
  • Protection class according to IEC 60529: IP54.

USPs

  • Display gives information of employees such as leave balances
  • Simple, robust and easy to use
  • Support for biometrics
  • Support for Legic, Mifare and HID RFID reading technologies.
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