Trade Shows

This year marked my fifth year at Computex, starting from 2011. Out of the trade shows I attend each year, it ranks as number one for a variety of reasons – the location (Taiwan) is a great country to visit and experience, most of the PC component companies I deal with on a day-to-day basis are there, and every year there tends to be a number of big launches either just before, during, or immediately after. Each year of my Computex visits, we have synchronized with a company in order to obtain both a tour of the headquarters as well as a high profile interview. This year we had a chance to visit MSI, based in the Zhonghe district of New Taipei City.

Computex 2013: ASRock's M8 mini-ITX Gaming PC

After thoroughly enjoying Falcon NW's Tiki system, I was pleased to see ASRock showcase a mini-ITX tower/desktop of its own at Computex: the M8. Inside is an ASRock mini-ITX...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS Takes on Lenovo with Pro Line of Business Notebooks

ASUS has Lenovo square in its sights with its ASUS Pro brand of business notebooks. Based on Ivy Bridge silicon (longer upgrade cycles in business, Haswell will come later)...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS PQ321 3840 x 2160 Display, $3799

ASUS announced its 31.5-inch "4K" display prior to Computex, but it was at the show that I got a chance to lay eyes on the highly anticipated display. The...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS PA279Q, 2560x1440 and Factory Color Calibrated

Although its two 4K displays drew the most attention at Computex this year, ASUS was very proud of its upcoming PA279Q display. The 27-inch IPS display features a 2560...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

Silvermont to Sell under Atom, Celeron and Pentium Brands, 2.4GHz Z3770 Leaked

During Computex a bit of Intel news leaked out that I didn't have time to talk about. Now that I'm back in the US, it's time to play catch...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

Computex 2013: Silicon Power and Rugged Portable Storage

Silicon Power are currently a brand dealing with memory and flash storage, but on visiting their offices as part of our Computex 2013 activities they had a couple of...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2013

Computex 2013: Huntkey showcases micro-ATX All-In-One Chassis

A lot of companies are dealing with the All-in-one concept. One side of the global business is dealing with the manufacturing, and then the other side is marketing...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2013

Computex 2013: Galaxy Expanding into Motherboards, PSUs, SSDs

Galaxy is known more for their graphics cards, and in particular the HOF/SOC series of high end NVIDIA cards - some models of which have featured a white PCB...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2013

Computex 2013: 2.5 inch 1.6TB SSD from ADATA

Our trip to the ADATA booth at Computex this year revealed something rather special – this 1.6 TB SSD from ADATA called the SX2000. Details of the NAND...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

Computex 2013: Spot the Desktop Kabini [Updated]

One of the things on my watch-list for Computex this year was to try and find Kabini desktop parts. Where it sits in AMD’s product stack puts in...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

Computex 2013: ASRock Z87 with 22 SATA Ports [Update]

For X79 and Z77 ASRock have released an Extreme11 model, known for being high price due to the integrated PLX and LSI 2308 RAID chips to provide extra PCIe...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

Computex 2013: Thunderbolt Graphics from SilverStone

Visiting the SilverStone booth was rather interesting. In a similar ilk to MSI’s GUS which used Thunderbolt to transmit data over PCIe, Silverstone are developing their own at-home...

34 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2013

Intel Demonstrates Bay Trail-T Running Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2

Last month Intel took the covers off its next-generation Atom microarchitecture, codename Silvermont. The first consumer implementation of Silvermont will be Bay Trail, a quad-core SoC for tablets. At...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: Hands On with the Most Beautiful Notebook at Computex

I think I just saw the most beautiful notebook at Computex this year. Although it went unannounced in ASUS' Computex 2013 press conference, the Zenbook Infinity garnered a lot...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

Computex 2013: Rosewill

On the Rosewill stand for 2013 we were shown a few interesting cases, plus a competitor to the Corsair AX1200i. The main case I particularly liked was the new Rosewill...

20 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

Intel Announces Thunderbolt 2 at Computex: 20Gbps Bi-Directional Bandwidth per Channel

Earlier this year Intel revealed some details about Falcon Ridge, its 2014 Thunderbolt controller. Today it went a little further and gave the updated Thunderbolt spec a new name...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Combined Air/Water GPU Cooling

The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card. This opens up a range of...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: ROG Maximus VI Formula and Impact

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Motherboards For at least every Computex I have attended, ASUS have put on a show – the ROG press conference. This is ASUS’ opportunity to...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Sonic Radar Gaming Software

With a brand focused at gamers (and overclocking), software is all important. Over previous generations ASUS have included better audio software packages, integrated SSD caching, network-stack bypassing NICs...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2013

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio: Atom + Haswell, Android + Windows 8

Now on to notebooks, ASUS just announced the Transformer Book Trio - what it is calling the world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet and desktop PC. In a move that's...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

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