These are what I got: Apple iMac 24" 2.8GHz, WD My Book Studio (500GB) external hard drive, SONY DCR-SR65 40GB Handycam Camcorder. I missed the NAS, netbook, and webcam.
P1 W1Max Wimax speed test
One of the major attraction about PC Fair 2008 (II) is the P1 W1MAX wimax service. I tried the wimax connection at PC Fair, the Internet speed is quite impressive. Web pages loaded fast, no load waiting for YouTube videos.
The following is the screenshot of speed test result for P1 W1MAX:
It shows 2.66Mbps download speed and 536Kbps upload speed for P1 W1MAX wimax connection. That’s much faster than normal Streamyx broadband connection, although the upload speed is capped at 512K.
P1 W1MAX wimax service is not officially launched yet but is expected to launch in August 2008. More details such as subscription plans and prices will be revealed by then.
So, it’s PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II) today! Have you been there? I am going to Kuala Lumpur today to join the crowd. I plan to do some shopping at PC Fair such as Apple iMac, external hard drive, MSN Wind, WebCam, and Camcorder.
Apple iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz
It’s time to upgrade my Mac experience. My 3-year-old Apple 12-inch iBook G4 is working fine but I think it’s time to upgrade for a better Mac experience. I plan to get the Apple iMac 24″ 2.8GHz model (RM6,399/~USD 1965). I will have another 24″ monitor then!
Hopefully, I can get a good deal at PC Fair. Normally, there is no discount but you might get some freebies, perhaps an iPod? :)
External hard disk
If I buy an Apple iMac, then I should get an external hard disk too. The external hard disk is needed to activate Mac OS X Leopard’s Time Machine realtime backup feature. I would buy Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition, which is a Mac-ready external hard disk. The price is around RM500 for a 500GB model. 1TB model is available.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
There are several computers at my home but none has proper backup. In order to keep our data safe, I think NAS would be the ideal backup solution because ALL computers can backup to 1 NAS over the Local Area Network (LAN), consider the NAS has enough storage space.
To be specific, I need a NAS that support both Mac & Windows. RAID 1 (mirroring) support is better. Hot-swap is good to have. My budget for NAS is around RM1,500.
As a WordPress blogger, I definitely get one for £9.50. Additionally, I have to pay for the shipping (£5.90) + insurance & tracking (£3.50). It is not wise to buy only 1 item per order.
If you would like to order a WordPress Olive Tee too. I have a suggestion to save you a few bucks on shipping cost.
Free shipping of WordPress Olive Tees for Malaysians
Here is the deal. I will order the WordPress Olive Green Tees on your behalf in bulk. Once I received the t-shirts in Malaysia, I will deliver them to your Malaysia address using POS Malaysia’s registered mail.
You only need to pay the t-shirt cost (£9.50) to my PayPal account using the following “Buy Now” button, then tell me either for Men/Ladies, Size, and your Address.
In short, I will bear the fees of: WordPress Shop shipping + insurance + POS Malaysia shipping. Great, right? :)
The WordPress Olive Tees are in very limited stock now. In order to cut the delay, I will close this deal after 3rd August 2008. In case the tees are sold out, you will be refunded.
Why do I offer free shipping?
Well, because I want to save you a few bucks. :)
I don’t mind to pay a few more pounds and do some extra works for you. It is great to meet another WordPress bloggers who are wearing same tee!
Update: Fix PayPal “Buy Now” button. Extended the deal to 4th August 2008.
PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II) is coming in August 2008. It is the second PC Fair of the year. I missed the first PC Fair of the year in April because I was in Sabah.
Anyway, I am going to PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II) in KL and shop!
When is PC Fair 2008 (II)?
Here is the dates and venues for PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II):
1–3 August 2008
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor
Central Square, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Dewan Sri Mentakab, Mentakab, Pahang
8–10 August 2008
Penang International Sports Arena, Penang
Mahkota Parade Melaka, Melaka
Sabah Trade Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Dewan Tun Hj Mustapha, Lahad Datu, Sabah
14–16 August 2008
KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Pusat Dagangan Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Star Parade, Alor Star, Kedah
15–17 August 2008
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang
12–14 September 2008
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
All PC Fair exhibition start from 11:00am to 9:00pm
What to expect in PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II)?
WiMax from Green Packet/P1 — Green Packet has 8 booths in the PC Fair at KL Convention Centre. They must be heavily promoting their WiMax service in Malaysia — P1 w1max. You might be able to surf with wimax connection there.
Netbook/Subnotebook — These small size laptops are so hot in 2008! I expect to see netbook from each notebook brands, such as Acer Aspire One, HP 2133 Mini-Note PC, ASUS Eee PC, and, hopefully, MSI Wind PC and Dell E.