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At Computex 2010, tablet PCs were all the rage.  Intel had several tablets on display at their booth, as did many other manufacturers. And while every model shown in out sneak peek is a prototype, most of them were running an operating system and looked like they were close to being ready for prime time. Of course the bulk of these machines were Intel Atom-based systems, but we were on the look-out for NVIDIA Tegra 2 models as well... Computex 2010 Tablet PC Round-up... Read more...
At Computex 2010, tablet PCs were all the rage. We've already touched on the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet from Asus and given you a glimpse at the Wind Pad from MSI. But those aren't the only two manufacturers that are vying to take market share from the Apple iPad. Intel had several tablets on display at their booth and while every model shown here is a prototype, most of them were running an operating system and looked like they were getting ready for prime time. Of course the bulk of these were Intel Atom-based systems, but we were on the look-out for NVIDIA Tegra 2 models as well.  One thing that is glaringly apparent on all of these tablets, is the multitude of connectivity options built... Read more...
At Computex this past week, no fewer than 12 new tablet PCs were introduced, or at least showcased behind glass for the first time. That's a lot of iPad competition, and while most of them won't be shipping for at least a few months, there's no doubt that Apple has a huge target on their back. Most of these tablets ran either Android or Windows 7, but only time will tell how well either of those systems can do on a tablet form factor. But aside from the software story, there's a rather large hardware story as well. Many of these tablets were shown at Intel's booth, and while a few had chips from ARM and Qualcomm, it's clear that Intel doesn't plan on being left out. After all, that's why they... Read more...
There's no shortage of outrageous hardware over here in Computex 2010. But one of the most memorable products we've seen in Taiwan came from ATI graphics partner, PowerColor. The HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 Edition is so extreme that its "mainly for commercial use" and not made for specifically for the consumer market. For the most part, it looks a lot like the reference design HD 5970, but features 4GB of memory and 12 mini-DisplayPort connections by making use of a small extender board which adds another 6 ports to the ones found on the rear panel of the card. In case you were wondering, the card takes up three PCIe slots and measures 12" long. PowerColor also showed off a couple of graphics cards... Read more...
AMD has been pushing "Fusion" for about as long as we can remember, and the idea of merging the CPU and GPU certainly sounds good. Other companies are definitely trying to accomplish similar goals with rivaling technologies, but the main problem for AMD has been producing a working product that can be shipped on existing products. At the Computex show in Taiwan this week, AMD put their biggest stamp of approval yet on Fusion by introduction the Fusion APU technology. The announcement was followed by the launch of the AMD Fusion Fund, a program to support development of new, enhanced consumer digital experiences by helping to further advance an ecosystem that promotes CPUand GPU collaborative... Read more...
It just wouldn't be a proper Computex show without Intel, and now that the event is celebrating its 30th year, Intel is celebrating alongside of it with a bunch of new details surrounding their future product pipelines. The company took the wraps off of a few new chips, with highlights including a revised Atom family that comprises dual-core Pine Trail CPUs as well as "Oak Trail" processors that are optimized for tablets and sleek netbook form factors. But even Intel knows that while Tablet PCs are hot, they aren't everything. The notebook sector as a whole is continuing to boom, but one thing is clear: consumers want more power in less space, with style and design becoming more important than... Read more...
SanDisk is increasing the capacity and improving the performance of its SSD product line with new drives. The SSD G4 is designed as a drop-in replacement for notebook hard drives and the SSD P4 makes it possible for manufacturers to offer even thinner netbook and tablet computers. Both drives double the capacities of the company's previous SSD offerings—the SanDisk SSD P4 offers up to 128GB and the SanDisk SSD G4 offers up to 256GB of storage. The new drives are being evaluated by top tier OEMs; High-volume production of the drives is expected in the third quarter of this year. SanDisk Doubles Capacity and Improves Performance of Its SSD Product Lines New Solid State Drives Ideal for Notebooks,... Read more...
By using the Lucid HYDRA 200 real time distributed processor in MSI’s 870A Fuzion and P55A Fuzion motherboards, LucidLogix and MSI are giving customers the performance of multi-GPU computing for an affordable price. The HYDRA engine makes it possible for users to upgrade to multiple GPUs from a variety of vendors and provides for interoperability among GPUs and chipsets. The three new motherboards from MSI will be available shortly after Computex, which runs through June 5. Lucid and MSI Make Multi-GPU Gaming Accessible to the Masses Two New MSI Motherboards With Lucid HYDRA Give Consumers More Choice 2010 COMPUTEX TAIPEI KFAR NETTER, Israel & TAIPEI, Taiwan--This week at Computex,... Read more...
MSI usually delivers new machines at a fairly regular clip, but this is just insanity. The good kind of insanity. At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, MSI decided to showcase six major series of notebooks, with a grand total of 30 models making an appearance. The stylish F Series, multi-media centric G Series, handheld Wind Pad series and thin-and-light Wind U/X-Slim Series are all there, with a bunch of newcomers scattered across the lines. The 17" GX740 and GT760 and the 15.6" GX640 and GT660 are being showcased to those who need a standard sized machine to handle multi-media and gaming duties, both coming equipped with MSI's own TDE+ technology to give you overclocking at the touch of a finger.... Read more...
Oh, boy. Internet rumors strike again. Not even 24 hours after the rumor mill "confirmed" that Acer would soon be launching a tablet based around Google's Chrome OS, Acer has stepped forward to address the matter. And the answer, for anxious consumers, isn't a good one. Google's Chrome OS, despite being announced in 2009, has yet to actually ship on any products. With tablets and slate PCs being all the rage this year, Computex seemed as good a time as any to make a debut. Unfortunately, Chrome OS won't be debuting at the show, at least not on an Acer machine. In addressing the matter, Acer simply stated that they have no "short-term plans" for a Chrome OS netbook, but all hope isn't lost. The... Read more...
Acer plans to show off the first netbook that operates on Google's Chrome OS at a trade show in early June. According to various news reports, Acer will show the device at the Computex Taipei show on June 1-5. Acer hasn't confirmed these reports, but has said the company will be one of the first hardware manufacturers to offer a Chrome OS-based device. Google plans to release the OS in the later part of this year and has confirmed that Chrome OS-based netbooks will begin appearing by year's end. Announced late last year, the Chrome OS has become an attractive option to some manufacturers because it doesn't require a ton of resources. This lightweight, browser-based platform enables devices to... Read more...
We figured it would only be a matter of time before this happened, and now that touch panels are really taking off, Albatron is looking to take advantage of a huge market opportunity. Today, the only (easy) way to enjoy a touch experience is to totally upgrade your machine; you either have to buy a new touch-ready all-in-one PC, a new touch-ready notebook or a new touch-ready LCD. Basically, you're looking at a new investment in hardware at the very least. But Albatron has a solution that's far cheaper than any of those other options. The EM215 is expected to launch in a few weeks at Computex in Taiwan, with this External Multi-Touch Module allowing consumers to make their existing monitor touch-ready... Read more...
We were beginning to wonder if Corsair would be joining the others in making a splash at Computex, and obviously the answer is "yes." The company is catching eyes of hardcore gamers with its $299 Obsidian Series 800D high-performance chassis, an absolutely massive case designed to hold more components than most computer users could ever dream of. Indeed, even Corsair admits that this shell is engineered for the "enthusiast market," with Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing, confessing that it's a "true builder's case." He goes on to say: "It will reliably last you through years of motherboard, power, memory, cooling and component upgrades, while its advanced features and superior cooling performance... Read more...
Now that the doors have flung wide open at Computex, it's time for the likes of NVIDIA to get down to business. With Intel and AMD announcing rather large launches this evening, it's only fair for NVIDIA to toot its own horn as well. After jointly introducing the world's first Ion-based netbook last week with Lenovo, the graphics maker has chosen the stage in Taiwan to introduce 21 "new" products that utilize the firm's nForce Ion graphics set.Granted, we've actually heard of some of these -- Acer's Aspire Revo, for one -- but most of 'em are completely fresh. We've got nettops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, motherboards and even a "Kitchen PC" in the mix, so there's sure to be at least something... Read more...
Computex has up in full swing over in Taipei, and while we've already heard news from a few outfits, we have yet to see anything substantial from Intel. Until now. Today, the company is launching quite a few new products, with a trio of new Core 2 Duo processors leading the way. The T9900, P9700 and P8800 are all being debuted alongside the new Intel Pentium ULV SU2700 and Mobile GS40 Express Chipset.           To be completely candid, we would've much rather seen new Atom processors on deck, but we suppose we'll take what we can get. The idea here is for Intel to offer more products that can be used within the burgeoning "thin-and-light" market sector.... Read more...
Computex is just now kicking off in earnest over in Taiwan, and already NVIDIA is pushing out some rather significant server news. From the show floor in Taipei, the GPU maker is announcing the immediate availability of a new class of server that combines massively parallel Tesla GPUs with multi-core CPUs in a single 1U rack-mount server. According to the company, this setup delivers 12x the performance of a standard quad-core CPU-based 1U server.Supermicro is deemed the first to market with this device, and it's on hand to demonstrate the Tesla-powered SuperServer 6016T-GF-TM2 at the Nangang Upper Exhibition Hall. Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing at Supermicro, was rather pleased with... Read more...
Thecus Sensation At Computex 2008 Reporting live from Thecus booth at Computex 2008 in Taipei, it is packed with visitors who are looking for latest innovation in digital storage technology. During the exhibition, users have the opportunity to meet with the most outstanding NAS products from Thecus. This year, Thecus is introducing 5 new products to be launched this year, offering much higher data security and performance plus more functionalities and convenience. Home users extremely enjoy the experience with the latest N4100PRO and M3800. Powered by AMD Geode LX800 CPU and 256MB of DDR memory, the N4100PRO is capable to provide supreme performance with much lower power consumption. The additional... Read more...
With less than two weeks to go until the start of Computex 2008, the whirlwind of product announcements and rumored announcements continue to fly. The latest of which is that ASUS is ready to show off the Eee PC’s desktop cousin. “The only details that have been delivered to use at present are that it contains a 160GB Hard Drive, 2GB ram, will run Linux OS as found on the EeePC. Although no CPU details [are available], the likely suspect is still the Intel Atom.” The fact that Intel’s Atom has been rumored to be in short supply doesn’t bode well for a quick and clean launch, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.  We suspect that we'll get a complete breakdown on the Eee desktop at Computex,... Read more...
We know the show's over, but we've still got plenty of images and information from this year's Computex event to share. In this article, we shine the spotlight on new products from Coolermaster, OCZ, Corsair, Thermaltake, Abit and a few others. We've got details on some of Coolermaster's and Thermaltake's upcoming cases and coolers, some OCZ flash drives, Corsair DDR3 RAM, Abit's overclocking demo using liquid nitrogen, and much more. Head on over to the site and take a look...More From Computex... Read more...
Over the last few years, Thermaltake has had an increasingly greater presence at Computex. The company has used Computex as a launch pad for a number of new products, and this year’s show was no exception. New coolers, cases, power supplies, and even a few gadgets were on display at Thermaltake’s booth.         One of the first coolers on display that caught our eye was the DuOrb, essentially two of Thermaltakes popular Orb coolers combined to form one giant heatsink fan. The DuOrb was designed as a quieter and more efficient replacement for the stock cooling units on high end graphics cards like the GeForce 8800GTX. Thermaltake explained that... Read more...
The show may be over, but we've still got plenty of images and information from this year's Computex event to share. In this article, we shine the spotlight on new products from MSI, Asus and VIA, which include MSI's external graphics solution for notebooks, Asus' Xonar and C90 products, VIA's assortment of UMPCs, and much more. Click the link below and take a look...Computex 2007: MSI, Asus, and VIA... Read more...
One of the more interesting items MSI had to show at Computex wasn’t even on the show floor. MSI had a back room showing of a new technology product they are calling Luxium. The idea behind Luxium is pretty simple, it is essentially an enclosure that houses an external PCI Express x16 slot and is connected to your PC through an external PCI Express interface (ExpressCard in case of notebooks). As you may have guessed, Luxium’s value proposition is to bring high end desktop graphics capabilities to computers without much graphics horsepower, which amounts to a large majority of the notebook market today.         Many enthusiasts want high end... Read more...
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