IT Show 2009: Hyped Over Nothing
If you’ve been following my twitter, I did a countdown for IT Show 2009. Excitement, eagerness and anxiety filled me as the days got nearer. Today, I was filled with joy and my heart almost burst due to an overload of adrenaline from the anticipation. I still had school in the morning, so I had to contain all the exhilaration during the lessons. Finally it was time to set off with a couple of friends. Public transport was the only mean of travelling for none of us were eligible to drive (quite obvious). We had the choice of the MRT or bus, ended up taking bus all the way to Suntec City. We walked for a bit before reaching the exhibition halls, preparing ourselves with the amount of crowd already present outside. The top floors were first, went in and systematically browsed through the different stalls.
The main objective for my visit was to take note of the different prices of LCD monitors and their specs, giving myself some means of comparing the prices of the monitors when it is not in the exhibition and so on. We walked and walked, one taking brochures for graphic cards while others were looking out for some SD card (I think) and for anything interesting. Of course the brochures I collected started to pile up as time passes. ASUS, Ben Q, Philips etc all have been located and surveyed, but not for Samsung (the all sexy outlooks that I always craved for). Samsung was missing. I guessed that they might be a floor below, therefore before going, we summed up everything and discuss of the different interesting scenes we had seen (goods, prices and of course people). Off we go, to the Samsung booth where I had high hopes for.
There was a huge sign that was erected and held the name of “Samsung”. It stood high and almighty, and perhaps it would mean a fantastic price that would make my jaws drop. As the crowds were getting into our heads, we decided to look at the Samsung stuff before heading home. We walked, squeeze and endured a few more minutes of the crowd before finally reaching. I took a brochure. I looked at the model that had the sexy outlooks. I peeked to the price it held. My jaws dropped indeed.
It was of same pricing and that of when there were no exhibitions or IT Show at all. Bleh, so much so for squeezing through and persevering through the endless waves of crowd. I was overly hyped over the event, way too overly hyped.
Anyways you can get some idea of the pricing as kind souls uploaded scanned copies of them online at this site:
Here is a picture of the brochure of the Samsung monitors I was looking at. Courtesy of VR-Zone and Bootstrike.