A Hardware Zone Special: PlayTest June 2008 (Now with Videos!)


PlayTest: hardwarezone.com and HWM

PlayTest: hardwarezone.com

Hardwarezone.com's booth showcased a three different computer systems ranging from two DIY gaming rigs that were lovingly built by our editorial team and an out-of-the-box system from Acer which was capable of playing High-Definition Blu-Ray and HD DVD movies. Attendees were treated to a visual fest of high-end visuals in graphics as they duked it out on Unreal Tournament 3 and Crysis and caught the latest upgrading tips from www.hardwarezone.com's Vijay.

 Vijay and Aloysius Low (far left and right respectively) from our www.hardwarezone.com online editorial team explaining the merits of the high-end demo system.

 Our high-end demo system featured a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 reference card, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and 2GB Patriot DDR3-1866 RAM all on a ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe Motherboard (P45).

 "With performance, comes size!", or so Vijay was conveying to our inquisitive members on the capabilities of the various systems we've setup for trials.

 Some of the visitors having a go at Crysis on high settings.

PlayTest: HWM

HWM's booth was a showcase of the prowess of HD content via a Full HD LCD TV along with a Blu-ray player. HWM also offered a good dose of technical advice when it came to AV and home entertainment equipment. On top of that, HWM's Mobile Communication booth further saw a steady stream of interested mobile phone users keen on the latest and hottest mobile devices like HTC's new and shiny Touch Diamond. HWM's Andy Sim also gave a talk on new HD trends like Ultra-Defs and Wireless HDMI. As a bonus, he also offered participants technical as well as placement advice on the dos and don'ts for selecting a HD TV for the living room.

 Hooked on High-Def goodness were these visitors to HWM's HD Booth.

 Of course, just watching the content displayed doesn't magically confer upon the secret know hows of HD, so HWM's Andy Sim was here to save the day and spills the beans on upcoming HD Trends.

 HWM's Sutlej Soin was spotted taking a breather just before the second session of PlayTest at the Mobile Communication's booth.

 When he's not posing for the camera, Sutlej is actually hard at work showing off phones like HTC's Touch Diamond at his booth to PlayTest participants.