Double the options for consumers' tech fix

Right: Visitors browsing for deals at a booth selling laptops during the Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2017 at Suntec Singapore yesterday. Above: Seven-year-old Reem Firoz yesterday trying out the Samsung Gear VR 2017 edition at the annual PC Show,
Visitors browsing for deals at a booth selling laptops during the Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2017 at Suntec Singapore yesterday. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Right: Visitors browsing for deals at a booth selling laptops during the Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2017 at Suntec Singapore yesterday. Above: Seven-year-old Reem Firoz yesterday trying out the Samsung Gear VR 2017 edition at the annual PC Show,
Visitors browsing for deals at a booth selling laptops during the Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2017 at Suntec Singapore yesterday. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

CEE at Suntec Singapore and PC Show at Marina Bay Sands run through the weekend

Consumers shopping for the latest laptop, camera or telco deal can choose from two major electronic fairs that run through the weekend.

Both the Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE) at Suntec Singapore and the PC Show at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre will run until Sunday, giving consumers double the options for their tech fix.

Visitors will be able to trade in old or unwanted devices, such as PCs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, at both shows. Those with unwanted LCD or LED monitors can trade them in at the PC Show, while those with gaming consoles and games can do so at CEE.

The Mobot booth at CEE will also accept trade-ins for e-mobility devices such as e-scooters and hoverboards.

CEE has traditionally been held the week before the PC Show. But it was pushed back a week this year as the exhibition halls at Suntec were being used for media trade show BroadcastAsia last week.

Shutterbugs looking to get deals on Sony, Canon and Olympus cameras can find them only at CEE, as those are exclusive to the exhibition there.

However, local audio firm Creative will only be at the PC Show, along with a dedicated gaming zone with gaming tournaments and unboxing sessions.

CEE is organised by Exhibits Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings

Exhibitions on the first and third floors are from 11am to 9pm, while the main show floor on level four will be open from noon.

The PC Show, organised by Lines Exposition and Management Services, will run from noon to 9pm daily across three halls at Marina Bay Sands.

Admission is free for both shows.

About 50,000 customers turned up at CEE on its opening day yesterday. PC Show organisers declined to reveal figures, but said they were "very positive".

Ms Irene Chin, 40, an administrator at an engineering consultancy, headed to CEE to buy a laptop for her son as the location was more convenient.

But 24-year-old restaurant manager Jerome Siew opted to buy a laptop at the PC Show instead.

"It's more well-known for having computer-related products, which is why I'm here with a friend as he also wants to get a gaming headset," he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Double the options for consumers' tech fix'. Print Edition | Subscribe