Computex 2017

Acer amazed the world last September when it announced a laptop with a 21” curved display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” CPU with an unlocked multiplier, two graphics processors, a mechanical keyboard, and other features of a desktop PC. Then the company surprised once again, when it disclosed pricing of the Predator 21X in early January: at $8999, the machine is one of the most expensive gaming notebooks ever. By now, the PC is available, but this Predator will be a rare beast because only 300 will be made. The final version of the Predator 21 X notebook got Intel’s quad-core Core i7-7820HK CPU with an unlocked multiplier and overclocking capabilities, two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs with 16 GB of GDDR5 memor, ...

ADATA Demos A2-class microSD Card with 4K/2K IOPS Minimum, Mulls Late 2017 Launch

ADATA displayed its first microSD card that is compliant with the App Performance 2 (A2) specification introduced earlier this year at Computex. The company is mulling to release the...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2017

QNAP Launches TS-1277 NAS Powered by AMD's Ryzen CPUs: 12 Bays, 64 GB DDR4, Starts at $2,299

QNAP demonstrated its upcoming 12-bay NAS devices at Computex 2017, including most notably models powered by AMD’s Ryzen processors. The NAS will support HDDs and SSDs in various form-factors...

34 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2017

AKiTiO Displays Thunderbolt 3 to 10GBase-T Adapter

During this year's Computex trade show, we've seen a number of 10GbE related products. Joining the LAN party was AKiTiO, who was showcasing their upcoming small form-factor Thunderbolt 3...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

DRAM and Motherboard Makers Demonstrate Quad-Channel DDR4-4000+ Operation

Over the course of Computex, manufacturers of memory modules and motherboards alike took to the show to showcase the latest developments in high-speed quad-channel memory configurations. Powered by Intel’s...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

Seasonic Demos PRIME Fanless Titanium: 600 W, 12-Year Warranty, 80Plus Titanium

Earlier this year Seasonic launched its PRIME Titanium family of 80Plus Titanium-certified power supplies, which consisted of three models ranging from 650W to 850W. Meanwhile at this year's Computex...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

Synaptics Discusses Fingerprint Security and the Need For End-to-End Encryption

In a bid to demonstrate the advantages of its latest-generation SentryPoint fingerprint solutions, at this year's Computex event Synaptics came with a very interesting demonstration for breaking into a...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

Cooler Master Shows Concept Coolers: Closed-Loop Heat Pipe and Flying Saucer

Hardware manufacturers use trade shows not only to display upcoming commercial products, but also to demonstrate and collect feedback on concept devices that may or may not become full...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2017

Nixeus NX-EDG 27 27-inch Gaming Monitor: 1440p, 30-144Hz FreeSync

Nixeus, a Los Angeles-based consumer electronics company that was founded in 2010, has officially launched their new EDG 27 gaming monitor, which they claim is the world’s first WQHD...

17 by Patrick MacMillan on 6/8/2017

Enermax Launches MaxTytan: 80 Plus Titanium, Up to 1250 W, Integrated Power Meter

Enermax announced its new flagship lineup of power supplies at Computex. The new MaxTytan series is 80 Plus Titanium rated, while the top-end models also include an integrated power...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2017

ASRock Demos X399 ‘ThreadRipper’ Motherboards: M.2, U.2, 10 GbE, & More

At Computex last week, ASRock demonstrated two motherboards designed for AMD’s upcoming ThreadRipper HEDT processors. The new platforms are for high-end workstations and designed to support up to four...

65 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2017

Lower Cost 10GBase-T Switches Coming: 4, 5 and 8-port Aquantia Solutions at ~$30/Port

For users that have been following our recent coverage of Aquantia’s new multi-gigabit Ethernet solutions for consumers, the AQtion AQC107 and AQC108 controllers (along with their corresponding PCIe cards)...

38 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2017

MSI Shows Off GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Card with USB Type-C Port

Back when the VESA announced the DisplayPort alt mode for USB Type-C, one of the most common questions was whether we’d see USB ports on a video card. As...

41 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

Thecus Announces $130 and $200 Entry-Level NASes For Home Users

This month at Computex, Thecus announced two new entry level-level NASes for consumers. The new N2350 and N4350 are budget-priced NAS products designed for the basic storage tasks. The...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

MSI Demos Prototype Hybrid Storage Card: M.2 & 2.5” SATA on a PCIe Card

Going a bit off the beaten path for this year’s Computex, MSI surprised us at the show with the prototype of a new hybrid storage array. The MSI Gaming...

22 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

Zotac Unveils 2017 ZBox Magnus SFF Gaming PCs: Powered By Intel Core & AMD Ryzen

Besides of course their video cards, Zotac’s other claim to fame is their variety of mini-PCs. For this year’s Computex trade show, the company did not disappoint, with the...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

Antec Reveals Two New PSU Lines: HCG Pro Gold & HCG Pro Bronze

After quite a long time, Antec is ready to release two new PSU lines, the HCG Pro Gold and the HCG Pro Bronze. The HCG Pro Gold line consists of...

3 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2017

Samsung Announces Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1, Includes S Pen Stylus

One of Samsung’s unique selling points in the Android phablet market has been the company’s S Pen. The multi-feature stylus comes with Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note line of phones...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2017

Raijintek Announces Four New PSU Lines

Among many new products, including cases and cooling solutions, Raijintek revealed several PSU lines at Computex 2017. Raijintek’s top PSU line is called Apella and consists of three members with...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2017

Zotac Showcases Mini GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Video Cards

Zotac, well known for its small form factor PCs, motherboards, and graphics cards, is showcasing a pair GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards at Computex. What's so special about...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2017

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