IT Show 2013 - Notebooks/Systems, Networking & PC Accessories Buying Guide


PC Accessories

PC Accessories Buying Guide

Some desktop PC systems may ship without any inputs peripherals and that leaves the onus of shopping around for devices like mice and keyboards to the end-users. In some cases, the bundled stock input devices may not be to your liking; hence, swopping them out with purchases of one's choice is the next course of action.

PC ACCESSORIES TODAY

With the advent of touch-centric GUI brought forth to the desktop by WIndows 8 OS, there have been a slew of trackpads that enable users to execute gestures for interaction within Windows 8. Such gestures can be perform without having the user lift their arms to the level of the display device. There are also PC upgrade accessories, like memory module kits to give your desktop PC system a much-needed boost. These kits are usually rated with operating frequencies from 1,600MHz to high-end ones with 2,666MHz operating frequency.

 

 

 

Windows 8 OS-centric devices allow users to indirectly immerse themselves in the multi-touch experience of the new operating system without having to lift their arms beyond the surface level of their desks. They also empower users who have yet to invest in multi-touch display devices.

 

 

One of the most common PC upgrade accessories is the memory kit. Such a kit made comprise up to four memory modules that offer up to 32GB of memory capacity. Most of these kits are rated at 1,600MHz opeating frequency while the higher-end ones can go up to 2,666MHz.

 

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

OS Support: Some inputs devices are made exclusively for Windows 8; while some have support for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Hence, do pay attention to the device's specifications.

Capacity: The sweetspot for current memory kits is 8GB of memory capacity. Another point to note is how the memory density or how the capacity is spread over the physical memory kits. A 16GB memory  kits can be spread over four or a pair of memory modules. This will naturally depend on the number of DIMM or memory module slots on the system's motherboard; hence, upgraders and system builders need to pay attention to these aspects.

Check out the latest PC accessories at our HardwareZone Memory Product Guide or the HardwareZone Input Devices Product Guide

 

PC Accessories Deals at the Show

Here are some highlighted PC Accessories deals at the IT Show this year.

Touch 8 aPen

This innovative device from ApenUSA turns your old monitor into one that support touch inputs, making it an ideal peripheral to accompany an operating system upgrade to Windows 8 OS.

IT Show 2013 Offer

Location

Level 1, Booth 1521

Corsair Dominator Platinum with Corsair Link Connector — 1.5V 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (2 x 8GB)

This high-end memory kit supports Corsair Link, making it possible to monitor the hardware status of supported Corsair components in the desktop system. The memory modules have rated latency of 9-9-9-24 and its heatspreaders feature LED lighting when in operation.

IT Show 2013 Offer

Location

Level B2, Booth B137

Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module 8GB kit (2 x 4GB)

This set of memory modules have built-in LED illumination that flash in different colors during operation, making them a flashy upgrade kit to complete your hardware desktop PC system.

IT Show 2013 Offer

Location

Level B2, Booth B137

CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

This gaming keyboard is dubbed the Trigger and features mechanical keys, back-lit keys, and five dedicated macro buttons. The Cooler Master Trigger keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX Black key mechanisms that is considered one of the the best keys for serious gamers.

IT Show 2013 Offer

  • IT Show Price: $168 (Usual Price: $178)
  • IT Show Promotion: Free large RX mousepad
  • Brochure

Location

Level 1, Booth 1105 and 1229; Level B2, Booth B721

 

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