Another Computer Show
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).
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).
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:
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