SG Tech Show 2014 Highlights

Acer, ASUS & Canon



A New Show is Born

The first edition of the SG Tech Show is now happening at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center, from today May 29 all the way to June 1. Held in Halls 401-406, doors will be opened from 12pm to 9pm throughout the four days (except the last day, which ends at 8pm). As always, admission is free. SG Tech Show is brought to you by Exhibits Inc. Pte Ltd, who is also responsible for other tech shows like IT Show and Comex. While it looks like at first glance many major brands aren't present, rest assured that you'll still find a plethora of electronic gadgets, IT products, accessories and peripherals at the show, from mobile phones, tablets, and notebooks, to digital cameras, networking devices, and storage devices. That's because many brands have entered the show through electronics retailers like Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman, and Newstead instead. Without further ado, here are some products and deals that caught our eye.


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Acer has one of the strongest presence at the show, and is offering notebooks, desktop systems, tablets, and even monitors on sale.

The Iconia A1 has an 8-inch display and runs off a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z5560 processor and has 16GB of internal storage. It is also preloaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Best of all, it can be had for just $249, which is just half its usual price!

The Acer Aspire E1-472 is an affordable 14-inch mainstream notebook that is powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. Going for $799.

The Acer Liquid S2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It has a 6-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3. Other specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera with F2.2 aperture, BSI sensor, 4K video recording capability and 4G connectivity. It is available at $599 (down from $799).

You can read about our hands-on with the Liquid S2 here.



ASUS products are scattered all over the halls and can be found at retailers such as Courts and Harvey Norman. If you are looking for their routers, they can be found at Bizgram, which is located at the left side of the hall. Here are some of the key ASUS products we saw:

The flagship RT-AC68U router is going for $329, which represents savings of around $30. However, if that is overkill, you can also consider the RT-AC66U or RT-AC56U.

The new G750JZ gaming notebook features a quad-core Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, a 2TB HDD and NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 880M GPU.

As its name suggests, the Transformer Book Trio from ASUS is equal parts dual OS notebook, desktop PC and Android tablet, perfect for those who cannot decide between the various form factors. Buy now and ASUS will throw in a free Trend Micro security software, sleeve case, USB LAN dongle and even a 21.5-inch monitor worth over $200!

For $349, you can get the latest ASUS Fonepad 7 LTE with a free TriCover (worth $59). The Fonepad 7 LTE runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and sports 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 64GB.



The Canon Pixma MX477 prints, scan, copies, and faxes - all for just $159! Need we say more? Yes, it's a further $20 off at the show, and you get freebies too!