Gaming gear at the IT Show 2016

Acer Predator 8 GT-810
Acer Predator 8 GT-810PHOTOS: ACER, AFTERSHOCK, ASUS, MICROSOFT, SONY
Aftershock W-17 2016
Aftershock W-17 2016
Asus ROG GX700
Asus ROG GX700
Microsoft Xbox One
Microsoft Xbox One
Uncharted 4:A Thief’s End Limited Edition PlayStation4 Bundle
Uncharted 4:A Thief’s End Limited Edition PlayStation4 Bundle

Acer Predator 8 GT-810
$499
Booths 311, 6138, 8105, 8111, 8130, 8139, 8205, 8235, 8321

If you enjoy gaming on a tablet, the Acer Predator 8 GT-810 will take your mobile experience to the next level.

It has a full high definition 8-inch 1920-by-1200 display, and is powered by an Intel Atom x7 processor. It also supports an external display, as it has a VGA port.

There are four front-facing speakers with virtual surround sound for robust sound effects, and 32GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot for expansion.

The tablet, which is just 8.7 mm and weighs just 350g is light enough to be carried around easily.


Aftershock W-17 2016

$3,465
Booth 6612

The Aftershock W-17 2016 is a behemoth packed with top-notch hardware.

It is making its debut at the IT Show.

The 17.3-inch screen gaming laptop runs on an overclockable desktop version of the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor, and delivers unparalleled performance with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M, currently the fastest available mobile graphics card.

With every purchase of the Aftershock W-17 2016 comes a free Aftershock gaming headset, and a copy of Tom Clancy's The Division, while stocks last.


Asus ROG GX700
$6,198
Booth 8238

Asus' Republic of Gamers GX700 is a monument to firsts.

It is the first laptop to come with a separate liquid-cooling dock system. It uses the first overclockable mobile processor, the Intel Core i7-6820HK.

It is also the first - and probably the only - laptop that comes in its own trolley case, because it is just that massive.

The 17.3-inch laptop itself is not heavy, at a relatively light 3.6kg.

But what make it require its own wheels are its accompanying dock and two power adapters, which bump up the weight to nearly 10kg.

It has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M and 32GB of DDR4 RAM under the hood, and buyers who splash the cash at the IT Show will receive a Republic of Gamers gaming mouse and a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider.


Microsoft Xbox One
From $469 to $669
Booths 6138, 6241, 8205, 8235

If you want to play Microsoft Xbox exclusives such as Halo and Forza Motorsport, you can get an Xbox One console at the IT Show.

There will be special early-bird prices. The first 50 buyers at any retailer will get $100 off; the next 50 buyers, a $70 discount.

The console can also be used to stream content from apps such as Netflix, Twitch and YouTube.

The bundle consists of a console with 1TB of storage and a wireless controller.


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Bundle
Pre-order at $599, limited to 100 customers
Booth G3 Gamex

Fans of Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the Uncharted series, can pre-order an Uncharted-themed PlayStation console at the IT Show.

The bundle includes a 1GB console in grey and blue with a silkscreened image of Drake on it.

The console features the PlayStation and Uncharted logos, and has "Sic Parvis Magna" (Latin for "Greatness from small beginnings") inscribed on it in gold. The same is found on a ring that Drake wears.

The bundle includes a matching DualShock controller.

It will be released on April 26 together with the game.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2016, with the headline 'GAMING'. Print Edition | Subscribe