PC Show 2010 Coverage - Part 2


PC Show 2010 - And the Coverage Continues!

Here's part two of our in-depth PC Show coverage as we bring you key highlights from major vendors at the show floor. But before we start off with the next vendor's specials, we'll just repeat where you can get your fix for more information with the help of the following resources, right after our PC Show 2010 video highlight:- 


PC Show 2010 Live Twitter Update
Get real-time updates of the latest bargains over at our HardwareZone Twitter page. As usual, we're looking forward to your questions and contributions for PC Show 2010 so add in the #pcshow tag if you spot any great deals when you're there! Let the buying frenzy start!


PC Show 2010 Live Discussion Forum
Our tech and bargain-savvy community is already abuzz about PC Show 2010 at our PC Show 2010 forum. So, before venturing to Suntec City, drop in on the discussions and latest news.


PC Show 2010 Brochure Download
For those of you who would like to see all the show brochures, check out our HardwareZone PC Show 2010 Brochure Download section.


Acer's Booth

Acer's wide range of IT products is carried by a few retailers at the PC Show, so you may keep bumping into Acer from time to time as you browse the show floor.

Want a desktop replacement with more than decent battery life? The 15.6-inch Aspire 5820TG, part of Acer's TimelineX series, claims more than 8 hrs of performance, thanks to its Core i5-430M processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with switchable graphics. You'll also get Win 7 Home Premium. For the PC Show, it's going for $1398 with a free Norman Security suite and a choice of either free MS Office Home & Student Edition, free warranty upgrade or a free Acer external HDD.

One of the better notebook deals we saw is the Aspire 5741-352G50Mn Core i3-350M based, 15.6-inch notebook that's going for just $929. While it only has integrated graphics, it should be sufficient to play HD videos smoothly, and you'll get a 500GB HDD with 2GB RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium.

The top dog in Acer's offerings at the PC Show is this 18.4-inch Aspire 8943G, which has an Intel Core i7-720QM inside with a maximum of 8GB memory and dual 640GB HDD. It has a powerful ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card with a Blu-ray drive too, with a full HD capable LCD display. All this will set you back by $3498, and includes the free gifts like MS Office and an external HDD.

Acer's sole 'tablet' mode, the Aspire 1825PTZ has a low power Pentium SU4100 processor and has 2GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. It supports multi-touch on its 11.6-inch display. With Win 7 Home Premium installed, this notebook goes for $1198.

Acer has a few AIO Touch PCs on show, but this Z5610 is limited to just 100 sets. It's an older model though with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 CPU with NVIDIA's GeForce GT210M graphics. You'll find 4GB of memory with a 1TB HDD and a full 23-inch full HD multi-touch screen. It's going for $1699

For the business user, Acer has a pretty affordable solution here. The TravelMate 4740 has a Core i3-350M processor with integrated HD graphics, 2GB RAM and a 250GB HDD. This 14-inch notebook is installed with Win 7 Professional and has a DVD drive integrated. It costs $1098 with free Norman Security suite.

Acer's netbook at the PC Show is the Aspire one 10.1-inch model, which has an Intel Atom N450 processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with Win 7 Starter and a 250GB HDD. A 6-cell battery ensures that it will last you for quite some time on the go, which is very likely given its 1.25kg weight. It's retailing at $499.

If you're still tied under a contract with a telco and longing for the Acer Liquid Android smartphone, it's available directly from Acer for $599 ($640.93 with GST) at the PC Show. Free gifts worth up to $227 are thrown in as sweetener, including a bluetooth headset and a 16GB microSD card.


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