It’s going to be a busy weekend for the tech-savvy island, with not just one, but two major IT fairs to choose from.
Whether you’re a gamer looking to build your latest rig, a student looking for new tech to lighten your load, or simply keen on seeing where humanity is now with technology, both shows offer plenty for you to lose a weekend to. Expect bargain bins everywhere.
Here is a breakdown of what all we know about these two exciting events, from its special events to the best deals available.
The Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE 2017) markets itself a bit more conventionally – a clean-cut electronics sale that wants to give you the best offers in town. You’ll find plenty of tech from laptops to CPUs, cameras, phones and even Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) like E-scooters.
There is a special focus on trade-ins as well. Trade-in old tech like laptops for cash discounts at CEE 2017, old backpacks for Challenger vouchers and used PEVs for up to S$300 of MOBOT vouchers. Looking to declutter? CEE 2017 may be where you should head to first. Be sure to read up on the terms and conditions first so you don't lug your heavy equipment over for nothing.
On the other hand, there’s the PC Show, which prides itself as Singapore’s longest running IT fair. It’s even found itself the very prestigious Marina Bay Sands as its location, which will definitely give it a good name.
You’ll find plenty of reputable names setting up booths here, and be overwhelmed with discounts aplenty.
The PC Show sets itself apart with its theme, #Techgether, which seeks to showcase amazing tech so families and people can come together to learn and experience. As cheesy as the hashtag is, it's a nice way to package and direct the whole event.