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New HP Pavilion ‘x360’ With Pen Now in India

Weighing 1.68 kg, the laptop is lighter than its predecessor and features dual storage for faster speed

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PC and printer major HP Inc. on Monday introduced new "Pavilion x360" notebook with 10th Gen Intel Core processor. (IANS)

HP India on Monday launched its Pavilion “x360” notebook with pen for students, creative professionals and millennials at a starting price of Rs 50,347.

The device comes packed with Intel 8th-generation Core processors with “Micro-edge” display for an immersive experience.

Its “Intel Optane” memory improves overall system performance by 28 per cent, thus, helping to open large media projects 4.1 times faster and helps launch emails 5.8 times faster.

“The new range of HP Pavilion x360 upholds our philosophy of customer centric innovation. The refreshed features in the new device will cater to the professional and personal needs of the students,” Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India, said in a statement.

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Weighing 1.68 kg, the laptop is lighter than its predecessor and features dual storage for faster speed.

The 3D-geometric facets of the speaker grill provides better engineered audio and the notebook comes with a finger print reader for a secure and fast login.

With a battery backup of 11 hours, it is supported by HP “Fast Charge” for all day computing, the company claimed.

The notebook comes with a 5MP “World Facing” camera with 120-degree wide viewing lens which allows users to capture photos and videos from every angle.

HP has also introduced offers worth Rs 34,098 for students with its “Back to Campus” campaign that cover security, device warranty and damage protection. (IANS)

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Uber India Rolls Out Driver Reward Programme “Uber Plus”

Uber India has planned free doctor access and micro loans for drivers

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Uber has rolled out a reward programme for drivers in India. Wikimedia Commons

Global ride-hailing major Uber on Wednesday rolled out a driver rewards programme called “Uber Plus” in India that will let drivers earn points for rides so that they can win free doctor consultations, concessions on education modules, access to micro loans, faster airport pick ups and savings on vehicle maintenance costs.

These points will be earned by the driver partners in 13 cities over a fixed period of every three months and can be then accumulated to unlock higher rating tiers such as blue, gold, platinum and diamond which, in turn, will let them access better rewards, informed the company.

“Under the programme, the Uber drivers get access to four tiers. To unlock these awards, they need to maintain a certain threshold rating and keep a low cancellation rate to unlock access to these benefits,” Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber India and South Asia, told IANS.

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Under this programme, Uber drivers get access to four tiers. Pixabay

“We have always worked towards prioritising their welfare and making them feel valued, respected and appreciated. ‘Uber Plus’ is an effort in that direction and will enable our driver partners to access greater benefits during their everyday journeys,” he added.

The rewards and offers are only available to drivers who use the Uber driver app, are participating in Uber Plus and meet applicable criteria.

Asked if this initiative will help in bringing down the number of cancellations, Singh replied: “We encourage ri ders to flag such cases if the driver cancels because the mode of payment is not cash, etc. That will help us take strict action against such drivers.

“We want to encourage behaviour which helps improve the marketplace reliability. Less the cancellation, the chances of the trip getting completed goes up and, overall, the network efficiency increases.”

An initial pilot phase was carried out in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh and Mumbai and now, Uber Plus is being rolled out across 10 new cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Guwahati and Jaipur.

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“We also want to reward drivers who have lower cancellations,” said Uber.

Under the driver programme, Uber has partnered with “Ayushman Bharat” to provide access to free healthcare to its drivers, wherein they have access to free healthcare of up to Rs 500,000 in empanelled hospitals. (IANS)