Starr Computers launches hi-tech exhibition
By Shirwin Campbell
Guyana Chronicle
October 21, 2003

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Starr Computers is abuzz with activity and will remain so until Friday as hundreds throng the three-storied building to behold the new technological gadgets that will hit the local market shortly.

Starr Computers located on Brickdam yesterday launched its first ever Exhibition to highlight the technological changes displaying some twenty booths with countless electronic equipment, complete with demonstrations and technicians on hand to answer questions.

At the opening students from various schools within Georgetown took advantage of the offer and from the time the doors were open turned up in droves to view the wide variety ranging from a robotic vacuum cleaner that can be programmed to clean all the carpets in the house while the owner is out, to a DVD home entertainment center with four tiny speakers that gives powerful surround sound and a display that will illuminate the wall in any home.

As many moved eagerly from booth to booth collecting flyers, application forms and other give away, they ensured that their raffle ticket was stamped by each booth attendant which was the requirement to enter and win one of 25 prizes to be given away on Friday.

Starr had several booths available. The Starr Surveillance Security booth offered the latest cameras and monitors in a wide variety of designs for the home and the office.

Starr Electronics took home entertainment center to a new level while Starr Entertainment remained packed out as many crammed the large room to view the DVD home entertainment center, the steering wheel and joy stick attachment and the computers. That booth also had educational gadgets for toddlers and many eager hands at the exhibition yesterday had a chance to participate in cars and motorcycle races, in the Starr Entertainment.

Starr Electronics booth offered studying lamps with devices, like an alarm, radio and digital clock, which ensure one, does not fall asleep while studying.

That booth also had a bedside clock with nature calls from birds whistling to water falls to lull the tired ones to sleep, CD and Cassette players and recorders and karaoke machines.

General Manager of Starr Computer Mr. Rehman Majeed, informed the Guyana Chronicle that he anticipates at least 2,500 persons would have attended by the time the exhibition concludes. He stated that the exhibition is to showcase to Guyanese the many new technological equipment available.

Melissa Orilall a fourth former from Bishop's High School informed the Guyana Chronicle that the exhibition was very interesting. Surrounded by her peers who all agreed with her sentiment, she explained that she learnt of the exhibition through an announcement made at her school.

Possibly the highlight of the event was the Tablet PC highlight which is currently used by reporters and students in Japan.

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