PC Fair August 2008

August 11, 2008 at 2:41 AM

Sorry I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been extremely busy. I don’t want to blog about my production or school cuz I have absolutely no mood to do so. Don’t even wanna tihnk about it. So I’m gonna blog about PC Fair that was on August 1st, 2008!

WARNING: LONG POST!

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So if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve been waiting for PC Fair since June because my monitor suddenly died so I need a new one. Thank god, right before PC Fair, I managed to save USD$300 which is after converting to Ringgit Malaysia is RM1200. Again, huge love to Aaron for helping me a little bit, plus SL money..

Unfortunately, on that Friday morning, I got sick. You see, on Thursday after class I ate at the school’s cafe. My usual carbonara spaghetti was sold out πŸ™ No more. So I had to eat normal food.. I knew the egg tofu was a bit weird… when i got home, I passed out and woke up at 1 am…and by 3 am I suddenly felt extremely dizzy and nauseous and my tummy hurt… half and hour later, diarrhea AND I threw up… alot πŸ™ I hate throwing up… blah. So I was feeling very sick. I didn’t go for group meeting that Friday cuz i was sick. I was asleep until 4 pm. Then mom and I head to KLCC (KL Convention center or well known as petronas twin tower, lol).

As expected, it was extremely PACKED!

I took this while I was descending the escalator… this was only like 4-5 pm. Mom and I ate at the food court first. I had Yoshinoya, yum XD Haven’t had it for ages and I told mom I want to eat it before i go to pc fair.. food court wasn’t that packed πŸ˜€ So then after eating we had to go down, then walk all the way to convention center which is really far…and there was LOTS of people going and lots of people coming back from the pc fair… usually you’d see lots of people carrying big boxes..mostly printers XD

This was the first hall we went to. The only pic I took because it was way too crowded at other halls. I couldn’t take at the other halls. I don’t know which hall has monitors.. so we keep on searching.. couldn’t find any πŸ™ Most are selling set pc or laptops. Saw some in 2nd or 3rd hall but crappy monitors.. cheap, but not that appealing to me. Samsung 22″ was like RM800-RM900 … cheap! But I didn’t like it. We kept on searching. Saw lots of mp3 & mp4 players that are dirt cheap.. I wanted one but monitor comes first πŸ™ Wanted Imac and Macbook too! πŸ™

Finally at hall 5 or 6 or something, I lost track, I found monitor! I found Samsung T220 22″ monitor.. I so wanted that one! And it was like RM1190. Just enough. But fuck, it’s sold out! I was like WTF? It’s only the first day! If I want it, I have to wait 3 weeks… W.T.F????? No way… I’m done waiting. I want my monitor. So I keep on walking…none of other monitors interest me. I had my eyes set on that Samsung T220…until I found HP w2207h!

I instantly fell in love with it…. normally it’s Rm1300 but at PC Fair it’s RM1099. Yay. I wanted a samsung cuz of the design.. and I know samsung is good… but after comparing, screw Samsung πŸ˜€ You can’t adjust the monitor for T220.

Monitor type
22 in. diagonal, wide LCD – TFT, active matrix
Native Resolution
1680 x 1050 @ 60Hz recommended
Contrast Ratio (typical)
1000:1 (typical)
Brightness (typical)
Up to 300 nits
Pixel pitch
0.282 mm pixel pitch
Response rate (typical)
5ms response rate (typical)
Sound
Integrated speakers
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes
Signal Input Connector
VGA, HDMI (with HDCP)
Dimensions
20.61″ W x 11.38″ D x 18.95″ H

READ CNET REVIEW

What I like about it is that I can adjust it higher, lower and rotate it XD What do you call that? Pivot thing..? lol. The color looks absolutely awesome. After buying, I read reviews and was fearing the bad, but all reviews are positive and very good XD Actually it’s rated higher than the samsung T220 I wanted. I’m glad I didn’t buy that one.

Best of all, the monitor has 2 USB ports! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
That’s extremely useful cuz my cpu’s usb ports is like at the bottom, literally ‘on the floor’, so it’s a pain in the ass to connect stuff. I’d have to put things on the floor too and risk of stepping on it. Now I don’t have to πŸ˜€

So I bought the monitor! And I got a free trolley to carry it and after 30 minutes+ of begging and whining, they gave me free SonicGear headphone πŸ˜€ It was either a trolley or headphone but I wanted the headphone cuz I NEED one cuz the old one is fucked and since I can get it for free, I wanted it! But I also need the trolley to carry the fucking thing. I’m kinda like an expert in begging and whining and bargaining lol. YAY new headphone πŸ˜€ I meant to buy one there anyway lol. Glad I got it for free.

I had Rm100 to spend! YAY! So I went to buy the Samsung Pleomax mouse to replace the same one I had for my laptop.. it was fucking cheap now. When i got it free with my laptop, wrtten on the box was RM79…and I bought it for Rm35 I think at PC Fair. YAY new mouse to replace my broken one.. the boss was nice and gave me a free pleomax pen, a free Pleomax post-it, and Pleomax screen cleaner handphone strap.

Then I bought a 2GB nano thumbdrive for RM24…it has gone cheap too XD Dura told me she bought 8GB thumbdrive.. hehe I wanted 8GB but I’m waiting for December’s PC Fair.. by then, 8GB would be cheaper, and they’d be releasing 16Gb and 32GB thumbdrive or so i’ve heard. I bought Imation one cuz it has password protect.

Then I bought blank DVD-rom for Rm8.. lol again, cheap πŸ˜€ There were a lot more I wanted to buy but I didn’t have enough money. I so love PC Fair and all the dirt cheap stuff and free stuff πŸ˜€

There, the free trolley and my heavy box of new monitor!

πŸ˜€ After cleaning my table and shit and removing my old monitor and saying my last goodbye to it, I started unpacking XD

It was heavy o.O

TADA!

IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEE!

Hehe my main pc has been idle for 2 months now it’s back on! πŸ˜€ This pic was taken right after I set it up. Here’s a pic I took prior to writing this post:

And last pic… here’s a pic of my new mouse πŸ˜€

The End. πŸ™‚