Saturday, December 11, 2010

Digital Lifestyle Expo DLE 2010

For local geeks, this could be the last gadget expo for 2010, the Digital Lifestyle Expo or DLE 2010 by PIKOM.


This is the first DLE in Malaysia. After talking to few exhibitors, this expo seems to be a rebranded PIKOM PC Fair to carry different concepts. Visit to PIKOM site confirms what the exhibitors told me. The expo is smaller scale than PC Fair, exhibiting more finished products and no DIY stuff i.e. bare hard disks, RAMs etc. If this is the trend then may be we could expect less PC Fairs next year to make way for DLE.

So with the new concept, what's happening in DLE?

To me, no difference from PC Fair (except layout change and smaller scale) and nothing much out from this expo (could be due to virgin expo and I've been to IT fairs in neighbor country). Perhaps the only take away for me is this gadget...


The Toshiba Android Table, AS100.

The spec and price...



A few minutes experience on this device - it lags like hell and not impressive at all. You would not have interest on it at all after you experience Galaxy Tab and iPad.

Nevertheless, I do grab something from this expo...


HWM magazine subscription. A one year subscription of RM144 (or higher depending on the postage method) comes with free Acer P110 320GB 2.5" portable harddisk...



I believe HWM always gives away some freebies during PC Fair but this is the first time with free portable harddisk. Since I am looking for a 500GB portable harddisk (I am fine with 320GB) and price for a 320GB platter is about RM150 in Low Yat, so this should be a good deal for my need. Since I hardly read physical books and the only book/magazine I read is internet, the magazine is just a plus as I can get tax rebate for it (and my peer tipped me I can sell to second hand bookstore for little cash in later!).

Be fast to reach the expo and the booth...


Only 62 units per day up for grab. So reach there by 10:30am tomorrow to be the first in queue! Last day man!

Beside the portable HDD, I got my bro a big HDD...



A 2TB WD Essential USB2 and 3 HDD. It's the same price RM399 as Low Yat, but I got no surcharge on credit card at DLE and a free gift for purchase more than RM300 in single receipt...


An USB charger. Looks interesting, let me figure out how to use it.

Here's the price list for WD platters...


You can compare with few LY retails like ViewNet and C-Zone, seems like you can grab some good deals from DLE :)

That's my trip experience to the first DLE. There may be some other good deals that might not catch my interest, so head out there to hunt yourself. You've just got your bonus right? :)