PC SHOW 2016: ST DIGITAL'S GUIDE TO PC SHOW 2016

Singapore's oldest tech show is back

A tech enthusiast looking for bargains at last year's PC Show (left). This year, every $100 spent at the show entitles you to a lucky draw ticket. The top prize is a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Elite sedan car worth $61,000 (without COE).
A tech enthusiast looking for bargains at last year's PC Show (above). This year, every $100 spent at the show entitles you to a lucky draw ticket. The top prize is a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Elite sedan car worth $61,000 (without COE).

Singapore's longest-running consumer electronics fair, the PC Show, returns today.

It is on till Sunday.

Now in its 26th edition, the PC Show has been a fixture on the calendar for more than a quarter of a century.

Ms Gillian Loh, project manager of Lines Exposition and Management Services, which organises the show, said: "We know that those who can, will wait for the PC Show to land a good bargain. Some make it a point to attend so that they can keep up with the latest in IT gadgets and consumer electronics."

Asus, Acer, Dell, Samsung and MyRepublic are among the vendors who will showcase their newest products and services at Singapore Expo's Halls 5 and 6.

"Every year, we try to give visitors to the PC Show an even better experience than they had before so that they will be happy and come back for the next show," said Miss Loh.

  • Date: June 2-5 June 2016

    Venue: Singapore Expo Halls 5 & 6

    Opening Hours: Noon-9pm daily

    Admission: Free

For tech enthusiasts, the Know Your Tech exhibition-only zone is back again.

This strictly no-sales zone is for visitors to learn about the latest technology and products.

There is a new area, the GG Gaming Zone, dedicated to gamers. A first for the PC Show, this zone will have plenty of gaming activities. You may even get the chance to play against professional gamer Xian in a Street Fighter V Challenge to be held on June 3 (6 - 8pm).

But what you're really here for are the bargains, right?

If you are shopping for a new Internet service provider, MyRepublic (Booth 5021) has a special promotion for subscribers.

If you are a subscriber and you get a friend to sign up, each of you will get a $40 credit towards any MyRepublic plan.

In the following pages, we have also lined up some of the very latest products, including the new Aftershock UltraCore, a gaming desktop with the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

So you've always lusted after a pair of those supersleek Beats headphones? They're going for less than $400 a set at this PC Show.

But wait, there's more.

Every $100 you spend at the show entitles you to a lucky draw ticket. The top prize is a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Elite sedan car worth $61,000 (without COE).

So, put on your most comfortable walking shoes, get your credit cards ready and start shopping.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore's oldest tech show is back'. Print Edition | Subscribe