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weekh

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my 1st computer... 286 costing my dad $4k!!!
 

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my 1st computer... 286 costing my dad $4k!!!
Yeah, that time most Singaporeans would rather go for "cheaper" household brands than the big boys such as Compaq, IBM and Packard Bell / NEC.

IIRC, Gateway and Whitebox were in the market also. :bsmilie:
 

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Just this afternoon while clearing (deeply) some stuff in storeroom, found a receipt for a 386 costing $3.1k!
Cheaper than your 286! *snicker* ;p

my 1st computer... 286 costing my dad $4k!!!
 

ricohflex

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IIRC the boss Mr Goh was operating an electronic parts shop at 3rd sty at People's Park Centre. I have seen him at that shop.
He caught the wave of PC manufacturing and made it big. His missus drove a Jaguar after they prospered.
 

sjackal

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I bought a datamini last time and it came with hardware compatibility problems, they warranty was no good at all and wasted a lot of my time.
 

BBTM

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We brought the 286 from a shop in sim lim and since then, I never have a branded pc. All are diy till the pc which I own. At least I know what is inside and can learn a thing or two on pc stuffs.
 

JacePhoto

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haha... :bsmilie: I used to work as a Marcom in that company. 'Festiva' was the name thought up by the Product Manager Ting KW. He had a gathering the previous weekend and thought the name 'Festival' was positive and vibrant. Turn over was quite high. But working for Goh Lik Tuan, the founder, was inspiring. haha... Many learning journey during my time there...

PCs has not been very stable (due to the different suppliers of cards, hard disks etc) but the people there always try their best. Unfortunately, it couldnt beat the big boys in this game. haha.
 

BBTM

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For those who can recall, Creative Technology during their hey days also used to have its own series of Blaster line PC models which was like the local el cheapo equivalent of Ailenware during the dot-com bubble era.

Archived review on Creative Blaster PC.
Creative too expensive during that time. I got a sound card by aztec, sound galaxy, also not bad.
 

Edwin Francis

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IIRC the boss Mr Goh was operating an electronic parts shop at 3rd sty at People's Park Centre. I have seen him at that shop.
He caught the wave of PC manufacturing and made it big. His missus drove a Jaguar after they prospered.
Was that Goh Electronics? IIRC that was one of the more successful shops there. I was an electronics hobbyist back then, and they used to sells kits as well as parts.
 

kandinsky

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IIRC, my pri school had a couple of datamini PCs. My family went for IPC. Surprised to see them still around but reinvented themselves as a property trading/development co. Logo's still the same. IPC

Looks like its a family business...

Ngiam Mia Je Patrick
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ngiam Mia Kiat Benjamin
Managing Director

Lauw Hui Kian
Executive Director - Finance & Administration

Ngiam Mia Hai Bernard
Executive Director

Ngiam Mia Hong Alfred
Executive Director
 

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