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Event Coverage

PC Show 2016 highlights

By Team HardwareZone - 5 Jun 2016

Introduction, Acer & Aftershock

Note: This article was first published on June 2.

 

PC Show 2016 highlights

The 26th edition of the PC Show is now happening at the Singapore Expo, from today June 2 to Sunday June 5. Held in Halls 5 and 6, doors will open from 12pm to 9pm throughout these four days. As usual, admission is free. Want to know what are some of the best IT and CE products and deals that we discovered when we combed the show floors earlier today? Well, you've come to the right place!

 

PC Show 2016 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!

 

Acer

The Acer Switch Alpha 2-in-1 convertible notebook features a 12-inch, 10-point touchscreen display, with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels. Its marquee feature is the Acer LiquidLoop cooling technology that does away with active cooling fans. The device is powered by an Intel “Skylake” Core i7-6500U mobile CPU, coupled with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There’s a single USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C reversible port that will allow connectivity of up to 5Gbps for supported devices. The Acer Switch Alpha weighs about 1.2kg (with keyboard), and boasts of a battery life of up to 8 hours! This version of the Switch Alpha is priced at $1,898.

The Acer Predator G9-792 gaming laptop boasts of a 17.3” full HD IPS display, and is powered by the Intel Core i7-6700U mobile CPU. It has 16GB of system RAM, and its graphics chipset is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Its storage options include a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. Priced at $2,898, instead of its usual price of $3.,098. Its free gift bundle includes a Predator Gaming 8 backpack, a Steelseries mouse, and mousepad.

The Acer Predator XB281HK is a 28-inch 4K gaming monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync support for smooth gaming. Supports HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, and has a built-in USB 3.0 hub with 4 downlink ports. Going for $999, down from $1,199 at this PC Show.

 

Aftershock

With custom liquid cooling, the Aftershock UltraCore is the ultimate bespoke desktop gaming PC, which is powered by the 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, with 16GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. The graphics cards installed is none other than a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, in SLI configuration. It features a 250GB Samsung 850 M.2 SSD, and a 2TB HDD for storage options. It's price tag is a whopping $4,488, and comes bundled with a Microsoft gaming mouse and mousepad, and the Rainbow Six Siege PC game title.

 The Aftershoch SM-17 features a not-commonly-seen NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M graphics chipset, and its touted performance is close to that of the GTX 970M, and costing less. The gaming notebook is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700U CPU, with 16GB of DDR4 system memory. Its large 17.3" full HD display has a matte finish to reduce glare. Its storage needs are taken care by a 1TB HDD; the system is priced at $1,874 (UP: $2,079)

Based on the Intel Skull Canyon reference design the Aftershock Nano-S mini PC is powered by a 6th-gen Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor and Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580. It has 8GB RAM, a 250GB SSD, and supports Thunderbolt 3. Going for $1,412.

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