Visit latest gadgets show

A new gadgets show is in town, and is expected to draw about 300,000 visitors to Suntec Singapore this weekend.

Called the Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2013, the four-day show starting tomorrow will be the first event of its kind to be held at the newly reopened venue.

To woo shoppers, some exhibitors are dangling discounts of around 20 per cent, and every $100 spent will earn one chance at a lucky draw offering $40,000 worth of prizes.

Some 250 exhibitors will be setting up shop, offering a range of devices such as phablets, laptops and GPS navigators.

One such device, called the Marbella uNav HD 7 All-In-One HD DVR Navigator, is touted to be the first seven-inch GPS navigator in Singapore that comes with a built-in digital video recorder.

Big names such as Courts, Best Denki and the three local telcos will also be at the event, located on the sixth floor of Suntec's convention and exhibition centre.

Mr Melvin Koh, general manager of show organisers Exhibits Inc, is expecting the new event to be an instant hit.

"We believe that people will be lured to the exhibition to make their year-end purchases, in preparation for the holidays," he said.

Check these out

What: Marbella uNav HD 7 All-In One HD DVR Navigator

Dubbed the first 7-inch GPS navigator in Singapore that has a built-in digital video recorder, this device is also equipped with a 800MHz processor and 128MB dual-core RAM.

The camera, which records high-definition 128x720MP AVI videos, comes with a 5M CMOS lens that can record vehicle licence-plate numbers about 5m away at night.

Get it at: Booths 6007 and 6126

How much: $329 (recommended consumer price $389) with gifts including a 16GB Micro SD Card (worth $29.90), an in-car splitter (worth $32), a solar cooler (worth $38), a dashboard disc (worth $15.90) and a 7-inch sunvisor (worth $29).

What: Dell Vostro 5460

Weighing just 1.54kg and under 19mm thick, this ultrabook comes with a 4th Generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor, 500GB hard-disk drive and 4GB of RAM. A one-year in-home warranty is included.

Get it at: Booths 6111, 6126, 6207, 6701 and 6711.

How much: $1,199 (usual price $1,299)

What: Canon Pixma MG7170

Launched earlier this month, this printer produces ultra-high-resolution prints of up to 9600 x 2400dpi, with minuscule ink droplets of 1 picolitre.

It comes with Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity and AirPrint capabilities, and takes a mere 21 seconds to print a 4R borderless photo.

Get it at: Booth 6106

How much: $299 plus two gifts - a Pixma scrapbook kit cum photo album and trolley.

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