PC Show 2006

Acer, Aigo, ASUS, ATF & BenQ

Let the Show Begin

It's that time of the year again. When the Great Singapore Sale opens with a bang and shopping madness descends to wreak havoc among the purses of Singaporeans and foreigners alike. And what better way to spend away the warmest days of the year than in a cool shopping mall? Well, you could travel to Suntec Convention Hall 6, where the longest running showcase of computer and electronics equipment, the PC Show, began today at 11am and it continues right through the weekend.

Into its 16th year, the PC Show promises more of the same formula that has attracted flocks of people to part with their money - gadgets and gears galore. Packed with big brand names in the PC industry (Dell and HP among others) as well as consumer electronics giants (such as Sony, Samsung and many more players), this is one exhibition of technology that you won't want to miss (at least for the bargains they offer). Of course, we had to be there first to bring you the highlights and save you some legwork. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be dazzled.

Acer's Booth

Acer already has a deal with Ferrari for a line of notebooks so it's no surprise that this has extended to their LCD monitors. The limited edition Ferrari-branded Acer 17-inch LCD here costs S$399. Not exactly a bargain for a 17-inch screen, but if you like the motif, why not?

The Acer Aspire 5562WXMi comes with the latest Intel Centrino Duo T2300 processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. ATI provides very decent graphics with a Radeon X1600 and there's also a 100GB SATA hard drive. And the price? A very 'affordable' S$2598 and Acer will even throw in a 1GB USB storage drive.

Aigo's Booth

Aigo had a decent range of MP3 & MP4 players at the show. If you purchase any of these players at the show, you can also top up $10 - $30 to get Aigo's external speakers tp go along.

ASUS's Booth

As usual, ASUS has a considerable presence and with a motto like that, you can rest easy that your ASUS products will last the distance.

Another famous sports car brand makes its presence in IT products, with ASUS tying up with Lamborghini's design expertise for this stunning yellow notebook. The specifications for it may be mundane but it certainly looks a million.

Another highlight at the ASUS booth is its new and stylish leather laptop, which we've also highlighted not long back in our First Looks section.

If you don't like to have an external webcam sitting around, ASUS has a solution for you. Visit the ASUS booth and get a sneak preview of this posh looking 20.1-inch ASUS PW201 LCD monitor that comes integrated with a 1.3MP camera and will be launched next month for S$999.

ATF's Booth

If you are looking for a small and portable backup device for your notebook, here is an affordable solution from Maxtor. It even supports encryption for your confidential documents.

Protect your PC from viruses and spyware with Panda Internet Security Platinum 2006 which is available at ATF's booth.

Store all your movies, music and other data onto these very affordable Maxtor external hard drives with up to half a terabyte capacity. Prices range from S$299 to S$499.

It is a good time to replace your wired keyboard and mouse with the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser which is on offer at S$169 now.

This basic USB webcam from V-Gear supports Mac OSX and it can be yours for only S$39.

Benq's Booth

This 19-inch BenQ monitor with 4ms response time is on offer for S$475 at the PC Show only.

One of the more affordable 20.1-inch widescreen LCD monitors at the PC Show is this cool black BenQ at S$599 only.

Grab a large LCD TV for your bedroom with this very affordable BenQ 32-inch LCD TV at only S$1688.

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