Trade Shows

Another year, another Consumer Electronics Show - actually, it seems that it's official name is now just CES. Nonetheless, it ends up being one of the biggest shows of the year for technology, if not the biggest. Covering PC to smartphone to TV to IoT to the home and the car, CES promises to have it all. It's just a shame that the week involves so many press events and 7am-midnight meeting schedules it can be difficult to take it all in, especially with 170,000 people attending. With the best of interests, we did take some information away and we asked each editor to describe the most memorable bits of their show.

Computex 2012: MSI Overclock Warranty

As part of our tour of the MSI booth, I was shown the Z77 MPower motherboard - designed as a mainstream XPower gaming and overclocking board. I was...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: MSI and Trinity

At the MSI booth, we were treated to several interesting FM2 motherboards for upcoming Trinity desktop processors. In a variety of form factors (including miniITX!), MSI hope to...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Computex 2012: MSI GPU Technologies

Visiting the MSI booth today at Computex was rather exciting – they were showing off two rather interesting GPU fan technologies, alongside their portable Thunderbolt GPU device, GUS. The...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

AMD Reveals Brazos 2.0 APUs and FCH

AMD today announced their Brazos 2.0 APUs, also known as their 2012 AMD E-series APU. Brazos has actually been a major success for AMD, particularly in emerging markets, as...

31 by Jarred Walton on 6/5/2012

Computex 2012 Show Floor: Ultrabooks with Discrete GPUs

We’ve already seen one Ultrabook with a discrete GPU—Acer’s TimelineU M3—but that was an “old” Sandy Bridge Ultrabook. At Computex 2012, several more Ultrabooks sporting discrete GPUs have shown...

8 by Jarred Walton on 6/5/2012

ASUS' Thunderbolt EX Upgrade Card for 7-series Motherboards

Only two members of ASUS' Z77 stack feature integrated Thunderbolt support: the P8Z77-V Premium and the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt. As the interface is still fairly new and the controllers still...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

Computex 2012: The Rosewill Booth

Ever wanted a 1600W 80 PLUS Silver power supply? Rosewill will sell you one with 16 6+2 PCIe connectors. Dubbed the Hercules, Rosewill are aiming for a...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Wilocity and 60GHz WiGig

Meeting with Wilocity today has been very interesting. Wilocity will be the first company to market with WiGig technology - a 60 GHz band wireless system. Designed...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Running Windows RT

Last night we saw NVIDIA running Windows 8 RT via ASUS' Tablet 600, and today we got a glimpse of Qualcomm doing the same. Qualcomm's reference tablet features an...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

OCZ's Intrepid 3: Enterprise Everest 2

In addition to the Kilminjaro based platforms, OCZ showed off its Intrepid 3 SSD at Computex today. The Intrepid 3 is an enterprise version of the Indilinex Everest 2...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

OCZ Demonstrates Native PCIe SSDs: Z-Drive R5 in PCIe, mini-PCIe and 2.5" Form Factors

OCZ showed us its Kilimanjaro based Z-Drive R5 (native PCIe controller jointly developed with Marvell) running a 4KB random write test at Computex today. The drive was pushing as...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

fractal design's Node Series HTPC Chassis at Computex 2012

Fractal design just launched two new cases at Computex under the Node family brand. The Node 304 is a mini-ITX chassis with aluminum face priced at $90. Internally there...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

Zalman's SLC NAND Equipped USB 3.0 Flash Drive & Computex Suite Tour

I just ran across this interesting gem at Zalman's suite in the Hyatt at this year's Computex - it's a SLC NAND equipped USB 3.0 Flash drive. Availability and...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Corsair's AX1200i DSP Controlled PSU

Corsair introduced its new AX1200i (1200W) PSU with a integrated DSP that controls voltage regulation, resulting in higher efficiency (80 Plus Platinum rated, up to 92% efficiency) and better...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Corsair Introduces Link a Media based Neutron SSDs

This one was unexpected, Corsair just introduced a brand new SSD line based on a new controller by Link a Media Devices (LAMD). The Neutron drives will be available...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: be quiet! Brings German Engineering & Design to the US

I just met with be quiet! a famous German PSU maker where I learned the company will be finally entering the US market later this year. Differentiation in the...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: New Efficient PSUs & LED Controller from NZXT

NZXT is also showing off its new line of 80 Plus Bronze certified PSUs, the HALE82 N (non-modular). The HALE82 supports up to 3.5A for 5V standby, enabling high...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: NZXT's Cryo V60 & X60 Notebook Coolers

With features like configurable TDP with Ivy Bridge and more users moving to notebook-only usage models, finding new ways to add extra cooling to increasingly small form factor notebooks...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Hands on With ASUS' Tablet 600 & Windows RT

Earlier today ASUS announced its first Windows RT device, the Tablet 600. Based on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC (T30), the Tablet 600 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Gigabyte - Dual Thunderbolt on Z77

Thunderbolt based motherboards have become a talking point over recent weeks, with our look at a pre-certified MSI solution, followed quickly by ASUS and Intel's certified products. Now...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

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