Last week, I went to theheld at KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
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What I noticed in PC Fair 2009 (I)
- DSLR everywhere. there were many people bringing their DSLRs, flashgun to take pictures of the showgirls. I didn’t bring mine and I would be too shy to ask the girls pose for me.
- Less showgirls. Compared to previous PC Fair, I saw less showgirls this time. Is it due to the economic crisis and the companies are cutting cost?
- Less buying. It was still very crowded but I see less people were buying. They came out PC Fair with empty hands.
- Broadband war. Malaysia broadband providers (wired or wireless) were compete in PC Fair. They had the largest booths and hired most sales persons. I rather hope they will improve service quality and coverage area first.
What’s new in PC Fair 2009 (I)?
I don’t see many new/interesting gadgets in the PC Fair. Notebooks and printers are the main products. Netbooks are RM200 cheaper than previous PC Fair.
Asus promoted EeePC 1000HE on their brochure but it hasn’t yet available in Malaysia… Very disappointed.
More booths were selling GPS products. Only one of them has the GPS data logger (used to record your positions during trip) but overpriced. GPS data loggers are priced less than USD$100 in USA.
What I bought in PC Fair 2009 (I)?
Two 8GB Sandisk Ultra II SD cards. I have four 4GB SD cards (All Sandisk, 2 are Ultra II). I discovered that 16GB is not enough for 1 week RAW format shooting like I did.
Bought 2 packs of, a gel-like stuff that effectively clean and kills gems. It is fun!
I also bought a Samsung Digital Photo Frame but not in PC Fair. I got better price at Low Yat Plaza for the digital photo frame, RM460.
P.S. Do you know the? Sign-up 1.0Mbps package for 2 years and you get a FREE PC! (not high-end PC though)