There are two kinds of people when it comes to big sales: those who sit them out because the thought of jostling in a crowd of bargain hunters is enough to wear them out, and those who look forward to snapping up those bargains with the anticipation of a kid on Christmas eve.
With over 600 participating exhibitors, and more than 950,000 visitors expected over the next four days, the PC Show 2012 is one of the largest IT fairs in Singapore, offering attractive deals and hourly specials on consumer electronics.
While the herworldPLUS team would like to think of ourselves as less auntie and more classy, we are definitely the first to admit that we find it hard to resist a sale. So with handbags clutched firmly underarm, we braved the first wave of technophiles this morning to suss out the must-buys at this year’s PC Show:
|ASUS K43SD-i5 (pictured right)
ASUS will be extending a special trade-in offer at the PC Show 2012, where you will receive a discount of at least $350 when you trade-in any Intel Core i3 notebook. Interesting features of the K43SD-i5 include ASUS IceCool technology that keeps your palm rest cool even after long hours of computing, as well as ASUS Palm Proof technology that prevents accidental input. Available in five vibrant colours.
Usual price: $1,299
PC Show: $899 / $549 with trade-in
|Canon Pixma MX437 (pictured left)
Suitable for the home or office, this printer allows for sharp scanning, speedy printing, and copying, all in vivid quality. It even comes with Wi-Fi for more convenience!
Usual price: $259
PC Show: $199
|Divoom Bluetune-1 (pictured right)
A compact speaker equipped with in-built Bluetooth technology, the Bluetune-1 saves you the hassle of having to deal with tangled wires and also acts as a Bluetooth adapter for your traditional wired speakers for increased mobility. Get your hands on this newly-launched product at the PC Show.
Usual price: NA
PC Show: $99
|Fujifilm FinePix T300 (pictured left)
Equipped with 10x optical zoom, this 14-megapixel point-and-shoot camera is slim and affordable, and comes with an exclusive special bundle offer at the PC Show.
Usual price: $399
PC Show: $199
Fujitsu Lifebook LH772 (pictured right)
|Plantronics Backbeat Go (pictured left)
Newly-launched at the PC Show, these ultralight, wireless earbuds come with a tangle-free cable, making it a compact solution that provides great sound.
Usual price: NA
PC Show: $169
|Toshiba Satellite M800 (pictured right)
Weighing 1.99kg, this 14-inch laptop features a HD Clear SuperView display with LED backlighting, a HD webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition and stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD Technology. Available in Gold Blaze, Pink Blush and Blue Horizon. Ask about the special bundles and offer at the PC Show.
Usual price: $1,199 to $1,499
PC Show: $1,159 to $1,399 (includes a free mouse and thumbdrive)