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IT Show 2015 highlights

By Team HardwareZone - 20 Mar 2015

Acer & Aftershock

 

IT Show 2015: There's something for everyone

IT Show 2015 runs from 19 to 22 March on levels 3, 4, and 6 of Suntec Singapore. Doors open from 12pm to 9pm daily; and as always, admission is free. Like Comex last year, IT Show this year has tons of activities lined up for visitors, including gaming contests, a tech showcase, and booth babes strutting the runway with the latest gadgets. Also new this time round is an auction that’s happening daily at 5pm. Visitors who spend a minimum of S$100 can try their luck at the Stage on level 4 to bid for their favorite gadgets. There's even a trade-in program where you can trade in old or faulty laptops, tablets, or smartphones for cash vouchers to spend at the show. For more details, check out this article.

 

IT Show 2015 Tech Show Portal

For a one-stop gateway for all information, brochures and more, be sure to check the HardwareZone Tech Show Portal. Simply click on the banner below to get there!

Without further ado, here are the latest gadgets and deals that caught our eye at the show floor.

 

Acer

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 W is a full Windows 8.1 8-inch tablet powered by an Intel Atom 1.33GHz processor. It also comes with Microsoft Office 365 pre-installed. Usual price: $499, but on sale at the IT Show for just $249.

The Acer Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch Android 4.4 KitKat tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. It's also one of the few tablets with 4G LTE dual SIM card slots and voice call capability. Usual price: $499, but available at the IT Show for just $299.

If you are looking for an affordable hybrid notebook, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a good place to start. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F processor (1.33GHz, 1MB L2 cache) and comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB eMMC and 500GB HDD. It is priced at just $499 and comes with free anti-virus software and Sennheiser headphones.

For something zipper, there's the Acer Aspire R13. It is powered by Intel's latest "Broadwell" Core i5-5200U processor (2.2GHz, 3MB L3 cache) and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD in RAID 0. It also features a 13.3-inch IPS Full-HD display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Prices begin from $1,598 (U.P: $1,798).

The Acer Aspire V11 Touch is a no-frills notebook powered by an Intel Pentium processor N3540 (2.16GHz, 2MB L3 cache) and comes with 4GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. Its 11-inch display is touch-enabled. It is priced at just $599 (U.P: $899), which makes it great for casual users.

The Acer XB280HK is arguably one of the biggest deals in the show, It's a 28 inch UHD (3,840 x 2,160) display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology. It has a DisplayPort as well as five USB 3,0 ports built in. Buying it at the IT Show also gets you a free Acer Iconia One tablet. It's on sale at $899 (U.P $1,099). There's another model without G-Sync, and it costs $699.

 

Aftershock

 If you're on a budget but still want above average performance, you want the S-17. It's a notebook with a 17.3 inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display with an Intel Core i7-4720 (2.6GHz, 6MB cache) processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB), 1TB (7,200rpm) HDD as well as Killer AC for connectivity. It costs $2,731 (U.P $3,167).

The W-17 is a hardcore gaming machine. It has a 17.3 inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display, is powered by a desktop Intel Core i7-4790 (4GHz, 8MB cache) processor, with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 16GB RAM and Killer AC. It's using dual storage with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD (7,200rpm). The W-17 is on sale for $3,320 (U.P. $3,647).

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