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Normally, every June the AnandTech Staff gets geared up for the 14 - 18 hours of plane travel to take us half way around the world to Taipei, Taiwan for the annual Computex tradeshow. Because of the threat of SARS, the manufacturers and event partners have delayed this year's show until the week of September 22nd instead of its usual period the first week of June. The hope is that SARS will be more under control by this Fall, but even despite this some manufacturers are already stating that they won't be attending the show even in the Fall.

With Computex being my personal favorite show out of all of those we attend, and with the high quality of information usually given out at the show, it would definitely be a shame to potentially miss out on that this year - thus the idea of doing a remote Computex was born.

The idea is simple; instead of flying to Taiwan to see all of the products and meet with the manufacturers, we met via email and got the products sent to us via carrier in order to bring you some of the sort of coverage you could expect from the show. We've split the coverage into three parts, the first focusing on Intel's roadmaps (as usual, the motherboard guys are great for giving us information on Intel's plans), the second focusing on Small Form Factor solutions and finishing up with coverage on what's new from the motherboard guys.

There's no way to duplicate the greatness of the Computex show without actually having one, but we'll try our best to give you all the information you're looking for sans show.

Only 3 new Desktop CPUs this year

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