Along with ECS, ASRock invited me to tour their HQ as well. ECS and ASRock are two distinctly different companies from the inside, compared to what people may think from the outside – there are plenty of comparisons to be made. For a start, where ECS has a 20 floor building all to itself in the middle of Taipei, ASRock have two floors of a relatively smaller building on the outskirts.

Intel Integrates USB 3.0 into Ivy Bridge Platform, Thunderbolt Optional

We knew about the first feature on this list (USB 3.0) would come with Ivy Bridge's 7-series chipset, but the second one was something I just heard about today...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

Computex 2011: Intel's Thin miniITX Sandy Bridge Platform

Intel's Mooly Eden just showed off its new thin mini ITX Sandy Bridge platform. The form factor is a standard mini ITX but with a low profile backplane so...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

Computex 2011: Intel Demonstrates Fanless 95W TDP Sandy Bridge All-in-One System

That's right, what you're looking at is a 95W TDP Sandy Bridge All-in-One system that is cooled only via large heatsinks and no fan. Heat rises upwards and is...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

Computex 2011: Zotac Z68 miniITX Motherboards

Zotac has two mini-ITX Z68 motherboards on display at Computex: the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi A and B models (Z68ITX-A-E and Z68ITX-B-E). Both feature Intel’s Z68 chipset with all of...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

New Intel Marketing Terms: Smart Connect & Rapid Start Technology

In our Ultrabook article from earlier this evening I mentioned that Intel would be enabling a new technology with Ultrabooks that allows your applications that require real time updates...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

The Ultrabook: Meet the New Thin and Light Intel Notebook

It's too cliché to proclaim netbooks are dead. Perhaps the appropriate phrase is netbooks are no longer interesting to write about, but they do have a roadmap going forward...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

Computex 2011: ECS X79 and Llano Motherboards

I’ve been running around the Computex show floor all morning and finally managed to build enough of a lead ahead of my meetings to sit down and write up...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

ASUS ET2700 All-In-One: Taking A Crack At the 27" iMac

Rounding out Asus’s Computex 2011 day one announcements is the ET2700, the company’s first 27 inch all-in-one PC. The prototype had previously been on display at CeBIT, but it’s getting...

40 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2011

ASUS 2011 UX Series: Ultra Thin and Light Sandy Bridge

ASUS just unveiled its 2011 UX Series, which looks a lot like a MacBook Air: p.p1 span.s1 The new UX comes with a 6Gbps SATA SSD, although ASUS didn’t...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

The ASUS Padfone: A Smartphone That Docks into a Tablet

A number of you have asked for this innovation over the past few months: a smartphone that docks into a tablet. Given that the two platforms generally share the...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

ASUS Eee PC X101: Running MeeGo, Windows Optional - Starting at $199

It wouldn't be Computex without another Eee PC announcement and today's is a big one. ASUS officially introduced the next-generation of Eee PC, the X101: The X101 weighs...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

Computex 2011: SandForce mSATA Drives & No More Supercap

I haven't been to Computex since 2005. I felt that for a while there the show had lost some of its appeal. Motherboards alone weren't all that interesting and...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

Computex 2011: ASRock Llano, 990FX and Z68 Motherboards

Computex 2011 is officially underway. Although technically it started yesterday with informal meetings at LAX, Ian and I kicked off our plethora of meetings at the show today with...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Ian Cutress on 5/30/2011

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