Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2013 Highlights

Canon and Dell


While Canon had cameras, projectors, scanners and printers available at the show, by far, the focus was on their print solutions. Here's some for you to check out:-

Canon's Pixma MG3170 wireless AIO printer is the company's star offer in their inkjet series and it's available in cherry red, white or black. Show price is $119 and comes with a scrapebook/photo album kit and a trolley to get it back to your home conveniently.

Ask and you'll get a quick demo of its features and easy maintenance.

Here's the same printer in clean white - it should go well with your Mac products if you have any.

But if you want the latest, top up a little more for the Pixma MG6470 that offers a vast step-up in features and color quality. This printer supports Google Cloud Print on top of Pixma Cloud Link, Apple Airprint, 5 individual ink tanks, 3-inch LCD screen, direct disc printing and outs prints at up to 15 / 9.7 ipm (black/color). Sells for $199, but it comes with a $20 NTUC voucher, so it's actually only S$179 in value.

For more information of Canon's latest printers and features, we've an article to sum that up.



Dell's presence at the show is courtesy of retailers like Newstead and Courts. What's special? We show you a few deals.

The Dell Inspiron 15 is one of the most affordable Haswell multimedia notebook around. Only S$799, it come with an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, a 15.6-inch standard-res display and is co-powered by an AMD Radeon HD 8670M GPU with 1GB VRAM. It even has a built-in DVD drive. For under S$800 and an accompanying carry bag, it's hard to beat this price for a complete low-cost multimedia notebook.

For something more up-class, how about a true convertible Ultrabook with an updated Intel Haswell computing platform? The Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook is what you'll get for $1799 - a 12-inch touchscreen notebook that can transform to a tablet or notebook form factor with flip of its screen. It's powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. If you top up to S$2199, you'll get a Core i7-4500U processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

For a powerful desktop, you can consider the Dell XPS One 27 - a 27-inch touchscreen based AIO PC with an ultra high resolution screen (2560 x 1440), GeForce GT 750M graphics, 2TB HDD with 32GB mSATA cache, 16GB RAM and is powered by an Intel Core i7-4770S processor. Just arrived, it commands a hefty price tag of S$3099, but it comes with a free accidental damage warranty and MS Office suite. If you don't mind a previous generation platform, you can get the same XPS One 27 for $2799 with a Core i7-3770, 8GB RAM and GeForce GT 640M.

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