Consumer Electronics Exhibition back for second year

Visitors browsing through selections of laptops at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition.
Visitors browsing through selections of laptops at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition. ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
Visitors grabbing the limited vouchers which entitles them to a discount for the XiaoMi TV box.
Visitors grabbing the limited vouchers which entitles them to a discount for the XiaoMi TV box. ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
Visitors grabbing the limited vouchers which entitles them to a discount for the XiaoMi TV box.
Visitors grabbing the limited vouchers which entitles them to a discount for the XiaoMi TV box. ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
The Consumer Electronics Exhibition is back at Suntec Singapore from Thursday (May 26) until Sunday (May 29).
The Consumer Electronics Exhibition is back at Suntec Singapore from Thursday (May 26) until Sunday (May 29). ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
The Consumer Electronics Exhibition is back at Suntec Singapore from Thursday (May 26) until Sunday (May 29).
The Consumer Electronics Exhibition is back at Suntec Singapore from Thursday (May 26) until Sunday (May 29). ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
Visitors try out Xbox gaming consoles at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition.
Visitors try out Xbox gaming consoles at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition. ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI
A display of television sets at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition.
A display of television sets at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition.ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI

SINGAPORE - The Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE) is back for a second year at Suntec Singapore from Thursday (May 26) until Sunday (May 29), noon to 9pm daily.

Admission is free and the public can look forward to deals on laptops, printers, smartphones, games and gaming hardware.

They can also trade in their old or faulty computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and gaming software for cash vouchers to be spent at CEE.

New products at the fair include PC maker Asus' Republic of Gamers (ROG) GT51CA gaming desktop, which was launched on May 18 in Singapore, is available for pre-order at http://woobox.com/7vmomb from $3,498 onwards.

In addition, Asus will hold its first ROG gaming tournament. The top four teams will walk away with a total cash pool of $10,000 and more than $15,000 worth of Asus, Logitech and SteelSeries products.

As for laptops and notebooks, Ms Loo Pei Fen, chief marketing officer of tech retailer Challenger, said: "For 2016, convertible tablet-notebooks like the Lenovo Yoga 900S and slim devices like the HP Spectre 13 will dominate consumer preferences in the segment of laptops and notebooks."

Ms Loo said Challenger will be stocking the full variety of convertibles across major brands to meet this demand.

She added that convertible tablet-notebooks are popular as they are more affordable than owning both a notebook and tablet separately.

One highlight gamers can expect at the Consumer Electronics Exhibition is an appearance by PMS Asterisk*, the first all-female competitive gaming team in Singapore.

Cosplayers dressed as characters from League of Legends, a popular multi-player online game, will also be present for the event.

A 69-year-old retiree who wanted to be known only as Alan said about the exhibition: "I like to see what's new. Technology is coming up so fast, you don't know what's going to happen next."

Ms Tan Lia, 18, a student from St Andrew's Junior College said: " It's a good platform to find quality products at a lower price."

Ms Tan had taken a General Paper examination at school just that morning but the avid tech fan took some time off her busy schedule to visit the exhibition.

There will be a grand lucky draw and daily stage games at the show, with prizes worth up to $11,000. The prizes are sponsored by Asus, Logitech and Challenger. Products from Acer, Dell, HP and Xbox are also available.

The annual show is organised by Singapore Press Holdings subsidiary Exhibits Inc.