PIKOM PC Fair 2003 III Penang


Went to PIKOM PC Fair with Emil. We each bought a set of Altec Lansing AHS30 headset and microphone. I have not tested it yet but Emil gave it top marks. He also got some CD-Rs at a bargain while I bought the Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse.

I had intended to shop for a 17? CRT monitor to replace the one I am using now as I believe it is going to give up the ghost anytime soon. The screen would alternate between yellow and normal, which is very stressful to the eyes. After checking out the LG Flatron 700B, I decided that it was a little too pricey.

Since my current PC tends to freeze and hang every now and then, which according Emil is due to a failing power supply, I thought I might as well get a new system, since this system has already outlived its life span anyway. After getting several different quotations, in a moment of illogical impulsiveness, I placed an order for a PC running on Pentium 4 2.6Ghz with Hyper?Threading.

That is going to set me back RM2, 600. I hope I will not regret this one moment of irrationality as I can hardly afford to splurge like that. The system will be delivered at the end of next week. I shall soon find out if it is worth the money spent then.

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5 thoughts on “PIKOM PC Fair 2003 III Penang”

  1. I have the exact same mouse. Actually two mice of the same make and type. Works great. I’ve noticed it works better (smoother) on an even-coloured surface. I’m not sure why though.

    Oh and you won’t regret your money on that pentium pc 🙂 I just got myself a new laptop and it’s a joy. Wireless!

  2. I am never updated about PC fairs in Penang. Now that fact that I am in Penang, I would be able to go! 🙂

    uh..if you don’t mind me asking, where is the fair held and from when to when?

  3. Prema,
    Will be plugging the mouse to the new system when it arrives. I hope I will like it as you did yours. New toys are always a joy to play with, but having to scrounge a few months just to pay for it is no fun at all.

    Natasha,
    PC Fair just ended. Was from Friday to Sunday. It was held at PISA. They had quite a good spread of exhibitors. The KL PC Fair will be held from 19 – 21 December…. just in case you are in the capital then.

  4. PC Fair quality is getting lower and lower. It has become a big IT pasar…

    I rather enjoy better shopping environment at Low Yat plaza with almost the same price.

  5. LcF,
    For those of us who do not stay in the Klang Valley, the PC Fair is one of the few places where we can get hardware at near to Low Yat Plaza prices. I certainly do not want to travel all the way to KL just to buy a monitor.

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