PIKOM PC Fair 2013 (III)

PIKOM Held the Fi­nal PC Fair of 2013 in De­cem­ber

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Get­ting charged up at the fi­nal PC Fair of 2013.

As 2013 came to an end, so too did the events for the year. As you all know, the PC Fair hap­pens three times an­nu­ally and De­cem­ber sig­ni­fied the third and fi­nal PIKOM PC Fair for 2013. While not as packed and preppy as the two PC Fairs that hap­pened ear­lier in 2013, the event was still none­the­less some­thing that many Malaysians looked for­ward to for great bar­gains on PC hard­ware, such as com­po­nents, new note­book PCs and com­puter ac­ces­sories.

The PIKOM PC Fair 2013 (III) lasted a to­tal of three days, tak­ing place over a weekend. So, here’s a break­down of what hap­pened, as well as what we did over those three days.

The first day was ob­vi­ously the busiest days of the fair. Peo­ple from all over ex­cit­edly barged in to the halls as soon as the gates of­fi­cially opened in the morn­ing. Very quickly, the floors in all five halls filled up with the crowd and the re­tail­ers present were soon hav­ing more than just a hand­ful of cus­tomers com­ing and go­ing.

Need­less to say, we also had our own booth at the event and that we too, had our own pro­mo­tion and of­fers for the gen­eral pub­lic. This time around, we were of­fer­ing ev­ery sub­scriber to our mag­a­zine an Ol­mas­ter Freely 3 Note­book cool­ing pad, along with an En­er­pad 6,000mAh power bank.

It wasn’t just the sub­scrip­tion pro­mo­tions that we were of­fer­ing. We also show­cased a num­ber of pow­er­ful rigs that were cus­tom­ized to suit the needs of ev­ery type of PC user. The jewel of our dis­play though, was the ul­ti­mate high-end Bel­ladonna cus­tom desk­top PC that was as­sem­bled by a.p.e.s. (Asia PC Ex­treme Syn­di­cate), as well as a gam­ing rig and a home en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem that were as­sem­bled by our own ed­i­to­rial team in HWM Malaysia.

On the sec­ond day of the fair, we had a look around the halls to find out what the other re­tail­ers and dis­trib­u­tors were show­cas­ing at the fair. Need­less to say, there were many of the ven­dors around that day. ASUS, MSI, Dell, Mi­crosoft, In­tel, AMD, OKI and Brother were just some of the ven­dors that were present at the PC Fair. Each booth had their own form of en­ter­tain­ment and at­trac­tive of­fers on their prod­ucts.

Re­sellers and re­tail­ers such as Jay­a­com were there as well and they were a hit with the crowd, of­fer­ing spe­cial pro­mo­tions that would last for the du­ra­tion of the PIKOM PC Fair 2013 (III). The deal was also ex­tended be­yond the halls of the events as well. Just in case you didn’t know; in the fu­ture, if you can­not make it to the PC Fair, know that what­ever deals that are be­ing of­fered dur­ing the PC Fair ex­tends to­wards all other out­lets of par­tic­i­pat­ing ven­dors (within the PC Fair weekend, of course).

As the PIKOM PC Fair 2013 (III) winded down for the year, we thought it would be in­ter­est­ing to check out the fun and quirky things some of the ex­hibitors de­cided to do dur­ing the last day.

First up on our list is Mi­crosoft and the Kinect. Yes, we know that the Kinect has been around for a while now, but the soft­ware gi­ant had set up a small lit­tle area for the visi­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence with. Need­less to say, the kids who were there flocked to the point and were glee­fully jump­ing with joy over the game that was on dis­play. Even the booth babe was get­ting into it and show­ing the kids the way around the game.

MSI was another fun booth to visit. The man­u­fac­turer had ac­tu­ally set up a 3-screen rac­ing ma­chine, with full get-up that a rac­ing sim would ac­tu­ally have. Clearly, they weren’t spar­ing any ex­pense in en­hanc­ing the rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the crowd that were clearly lin­ing up be­hind them.

Dell had their own ver­sion of a rac­ing sim up as well, though they weren’t as welle­quipped as MSI. How­ever, that be­ing said, they did have a pretty im­pres­sive 3-screen setup that pre­sented smooth frame rates.

On a fi­nal note, we re­treat back to our own booth, where we de­cided to show you one last scene of the Bel­ladonna as it gets dis­man­tled. This be­he­moth of a desk­top, which was the draw of the crowd to our booth may look good, but as the a.p.e.s tech­ni­cian present there said to us, dis­as­sem­bling the Bel­ladonna was ac­tu­ally the real chal­lenge (or chore, as the tech­ni­cian very del­i­cately put it).

With that be­ing said, we can’t wait for the next set of PIKOM PC Fair events in 2014 and hope to see you, our dear read­ers, again. Un­til then, here are a few more pic­tures of the booth babes that graced us with their pres­ence.

As you’d ex­pect, we had a booth in Hall 5 of the KL Con­ven­tion Center.

The Bel­ladonna, the star at­trac­tion at our booth.

….and also our ready-made Gam­ing Rig!

Peo­ple could try out our Home En­ter­tain­ment PC...

And voila! The Bel­ladonna is ready for trans­port.

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