SITEX 2012 - Notebooks, PC Systems, Networking, PC Accessories Buying Guide

Notebooks & Desktops - ASUS & Dell

ASUS (Hall 5 & 6, Booth 6C01, 6C10)



ASUS Vivobook S400

Of the huge number of Windows 8 products launched recently, most of them cost over S$1500. However if you're looking for an affordable way to get in on the Windows 8 scene, there's always the ASUS Vivobook S400. It's essentially a 14-inch Ultrabook with a touchscreen (1366 x 768) that weighs only 1.83kg, and costs just over $1000. It has a robust and stylish looking aluminum body that houses a Core i5 (1.7GHz) CULV processor and 4GB of RAM to ensure that it will always be able to handle whatever tasks you throw at it. It also has a large 500GB HDD, supported by a 24GB SSD to make sure that it's faster than the average HDD.

  • Sitex Price: $1098
  • Promotion: Free Trend Micro Internet Security ($59), upgrade to 2 years international warranty ($129), notebook bag ($69) and optical mouse ($19)
  • More Information: HWZ Review



If you're looking for a space-saving all-in-one PC that will look good in any corner of your house, make sure you check out what ASUS has on offer. The 27-inch full HD ASUS All-in-One PC (ET2701INTI) has a 10-point multi-touch display which makes it ideal for Windows 8, and not only looks spectacular, but also packs quite a punch for something so slim. This AIO is armed with an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3770S (3.1GHz) processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M with 2GB VRAM GPU and even comes with a bonus external subwoofer and a hybrid TV tuner.

  • Sitex Price: $2359
  • Promotion: Free ASUS 5GB Web Storage, Trend Micro Internet Security ($39), ASUS Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and Trolley
  • More Information: HWZ Review



Click here for ASUS brochures.


Dell (Hall 6, Booth 6D01)



Dell XPS 12

If you're looking for a convertible Windows 8 notebook, make sure you take a look at Dell's XPS 12. It's built very similarly to the Dell XPS 13, with plenty of lightweight carbon fibre to keep the notebook robust and as light as possible. But the XPS 12's party trick is its full HD Gorilla Edge-to-edge display mounted on an aluminum frame that allows it to swivel fully around, converting the notebook into a tablet form factor. The standard XPS 12 is powered by an Intel Core i5 CULV processor, 4GB of RAM and supported by a 128GB SSD. A higher-end model is also available for $700 more and comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 8 Pro OS, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

  • Sitex Price: $1699 (Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), $2199 (Core i7, 8GB RAM 256GB SSD, Windows 8 Pro)
  • Usual Price: $1699 (Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), $2199 (Core i7, 8GB RAM 256GB SSD, Windows 8 Pro)
  • Promotion: Free 15 months McAfee Antivirus, Accidental Damage Coverage, Mini Display to VGA adaptor
  • More Information: HWZ Review


Dell XPS One 27

The Dell XPS One 27 is a 27-inch, WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixel resolution), 10-point multi-touch all-in-one PC with a minimalist design that will looks good in any modern home. It has a swivel stand that allows you to tilt the screen to any angle, ensuring you can always find the perfect viewing angle. Under the hood, it runs a powerful 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770S processor, 8GB of RAM, and a fairly capable NVIDIA GeForce GT640M (2GB) for gaming. It's also got a built-in Blu-ray combo drive, and a 2TB HDD for all your media files, perfect for making good use of its huge 27-inch WQHD display.

  • Sitex Price: $2699
  • Promotion: Free 15 months McAfee Antivirus and Accidental Damage Coverage
  • More Information: HWZ Review



Click here for Dell brochures.


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