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Another Computer Show

The center court of the TWTC Hall 1

As a nation known for producing hi-tech items ranging from memory chips to laptops, it’s nothing special to see computer shows every other month. However, it can get a bit sick for locals.

So not surprisingly, the local computer association organized another computer show that took place only two month after the computer show in Asia – Computex. The show this month is the “Computer Applications Show”; in reality, it’s just another marketplace event with free admissions. Resembling a bazaar, there are random vendors that sells products with absolutely no connection with ICT whatsoever at the venue (I’d be hard-pressed to explain what classical music CDs have to do with computers).

An Epson employee carrying a large sign

For someone carrying a camera, the only rewarding thing was seeing showgirls performing on stage (though I have to admit that even show girls can get a bit tedious if you see the usual troupe every other month).

People trying out a new online game

However, the computer bazaar could be a valuable opportunity to pick up some promotion deals (especially for new products). One of the items I was looking for at the show is the new ASPIRE ONE by Acer. The 11.6-inch screen and the price tag under NT$20,000 (about 600 bucks) is a truly amazing deal. After rounds of negotiations, the best deal seems to be a 2G-memory and a wireless mouse addition to the package.

Of course, I’m also looking at the possibility of getting a Mac at a bargain deal. Unfortunately, thanks to Apple’s adamantine pricing policy, so such deal was possible. Most of the Macbooks start at a price of 40,000 fully loaded (about 1K+).

Alright, here’s to leave the viewers with some of the better-looking snapshots of the showgirls:

A show girl at the exhibition

A show girl at the exhibition

Show girl 1

Show girl 1

A show girl dressed as a game character holding posters

A show girl dressed as a game character holding posters

A show girl dancing on stage

A show girl dancing on stage

Another pic of show girl 04

Another pic of show girl 04

Another show girl

Another show girl

Another pic of show girl 06

Another pic of show girl 06

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August 3, 2009 - Posted by | Good excuse for photos

4 Comments »

  1. Wow… the quality of the booth babes in Taiwan are a lot better than those you find here in Singapore…

    Comment by Jonathan Wong | August 4, 2009 | Reply

    • You forgot about the two things local computer exhibitions exceed at:

      1. How to make an exhibition look like a night market, and

      2. How to make an exhibition look like a strip joint

      Comment by ronderick | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Dude, the quality of your photo is very professional! I thought I was reading some news paper website!

    Comment by David | August 14, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks, man. But seriously, I still have a lot to learn. After all, photography is a hobby that could last your entire life.

      Want to join? lol

      Comment by ronderick | August 14, 2009 | Reply


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