Eye-catching deals at Sitex 2011

November 25th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau

Heading down to SITEX this weekend? Here are some deals we spotted to whet your appetite!

Huawei Sonic (S$248, no contract)
The Huawei Sonic is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with an unbelievably low price. And yet, the phone doesn’t feel that cheap, and it actually quite sturdy. Specs-wise, the phone does feel like it came out of the era of the first iPhone: a low-res screen, 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM all add up to a phone which pales in comparison to the powerhouses out there today. But if you can look past all that and won’t use it to play intensive games, the Sonic is a decent low-end Android phone.

M1 Fibre Broadband (S$39/month)
M1’s fibre broadband promotion just keeps going! Introduced at COMEX earlier this year, the 100Mbps can be yours for just S$39 per month. M1 says “it’s a steal”, and we couldn’t agree more. The only catch: if you’re too invested in other telco packages – such as StarHub’s cable TV – it will be difficult to decide whether you should switch.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 ($799)
The Z470 offers a great bang for your buck: a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 640GB of storage space and 1GB of dedicated graphics for only S$799. Sure, the laptop isn’t the sexiest of beasts, but the specs let you pull in some HD entertainment and even play games at decent FPS rates. This would make a great laptop for those who use their computers as an entertainment device, with the occasional work thrown in, of course.

Acer Iconia Tab A100 (S$599)

If you recall, this was on our list of great gadget gifts under S$500, so what’s with the S$599 price tag? Folks, the 3G version of the A100 is here! For one hundred more dollars, you’ll be able to tot the A100 around, and it’s small enough to fit into a big purse. Again, it’s not a particularly premium device, and there’s a close competitor in Huawei’s MediaPad, but the A100 has more port options and even a micro SD card slot for expandable storage.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
This might be a relatively older model, but ASUS’s has a winning form factor here. Its specs are vanilla Android tablet – Tegra 2 chip, 1GB RAM, etc. – but ASUS baked in other features to sweeten the deal. A full-sized QWERTY keyboard accessory that provides additional battery life means this could probably replace your netbook. What’s more the full package even includes two USB ports and SD and micro SD card readers, and the audio is enhanced with SRS.

(This story first appeared on Techtalk, our technology content partners at Yahoo! News Singapore. Photos courtesy of Yahoo! News Singapore)

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