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Kenny's top computing deals from IT Show 2023

By Kenny Yeo - 11 Mar 2023

Kenny's top computing deals from IT Show 2023 (Part 1)

Note: This feature was first published on 9 March 2023.

The IT Show is here! It's the first big physical tech show of the year and it's happening right now at Suntec Convention Centre levels 3 and 4. Just like om the good old days, there are lots to see and deals to be found if you look hard enough. I went down to have a look-see and here are the deals that I've found that I think you should check out. 

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Acer Nitro 5

The Acer Nitro 5 is an entry-level gaming notebook with decent specs at a great price. This has a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz display, Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB memory, 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 memory. It also has Killer Wi-Fi 6 and Killer Ethernet. It's going for S$1,598 (U.P. S$1,998).

You can find it at the Challenger booth on Level 3.


Aftershock Nova 16X

The Aftershock Nova 16X stands out amongst all my other picks because it has the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA RTX 40 series graphics. The 16-inch display has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a high 240Hz refresh rate. Starting specs are a Core i7-13700HX processor, 16GB memory, 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU. Prices start at S$2,785 (U.P. S$3,135).

You can find it at the Aftershock booth (8135) on Level 6.


ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro

Just launched, the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro is ASUS' newest flagship router. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and speeds of up to 1,148Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 4,804Mbps each on its two 5GHz networks. Connectivity is excellent thanks to a single 10 Gigabit WAN/LAN port, a single 2.5 Gigabit WAN port, and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. It is priced at S$759 and comes with a free ROG Ethernet cable.

You can find it at the Challenger booth on Level 3.


ASUS Vivobook 14X

One of the best notebook deals that I found is the ASUS Vivobook 14X. This has a 14-inch FHD+ display and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor with 8GB of memory and a 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD. You can get it for S$799 (U.P. S$849) and it will come with a free upgrade to 16GB of memory.

You can find the ASUS Vivobook 14X at the Challenger booth on Level 3.


Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 is one of the sleekest notebooks around and you can get it now at S$500 off. This model features a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB memory, 512GB memory, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. The 13.4-inch display is FHD+ resolution. It's going for S$1,799 (U.P. S$2,299). 

You can find it at the Dell booth (8211) on Level 6.


Dreamcore Atomic 14

The Atomic 14 is Dreamcore's ultraportable notebook. It's customisable but the starting point is a 14-inch QHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB memory, and a 500GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Prices start at S$1,299 (U.P. S$1,399).

You can find it at the Dreamcore booth (8215) on Level 6.


Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED

The Aero 14 is Gigabyte's newest ultraportable notebook. It has a 14-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate. It's powered by a Core i7-13700H processor and it has 16GB of memory. Despite being just 17mm thick and 1.49kg heavy, it has discrete graphics in the form of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4050 with 6GB of memory. It's priced at S$2,819 and will come with a free monitor light bar.

You can find it at the CR Group booth (8121) on Level 6.

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