Trade Shows

As part of my usual CES vendor visits, I caught up with Synology and took a look at the new products and DSM features that had been announced around the show's timeframe. The most interesting product was their second generation Wi-Fi router - the RT2600ac. A few business-oriented NAS products were also on display. The new DSM 6.1 (beta at CES, now in the final release candidate stage) and some value additions were also seen at the booth. Synology RT2600ac Wi-Fi Router A follow-on to the Broadcom-based RT1900ac launched in 2015, the RT2600ac makes the move to a Qualcomm Atheros platform. The AC2600 platform has been around since 2015. Synology has again opted not to ship a cutting-edge hardware platform. While the first set of AC2600...

Samsung Begins Mass Production of PM971: Tiny BGA SSDs with 1500 MB/s Read Speed

Samsung this week said that it had begun mass production of its first SSDs in BGA form-factor. The PM971-NVMe tiny drive weighs about one gram, can store up to...

39 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2016

ASUS Readies ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

In the recent years, ASUS became one of the world’s largest supplier of gaming notebooks and gaming displays. Having obtained a lot of expertise in building monitors and laptops...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

FSP Enters the Market of High-Wattage SFX PSUs with Dagger

FSP has introduced its first power supplies in SFX form-factor designed for high-performance gaming PCs. The new Dagger family of PSUs will contain 500 W and 600 W models...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

HP and MSI Demonstrate Backpack PCs for VR Gaming

Virtual reality gaming promises to drive demand for higher-performance graphics cards as well as richer game content. But even before the first AAA VR games make their debut, computer...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

Intel Announces Xeon E3-1500 v5: Iris Pro and eDRAM for Streaming Video

The rise of video stream services, especially live services, has accelerated the need for dynamic and on-the-fly conversion of video content and the infrastructure to do so. Moving from...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

Computex 2016: Intel Keynote Live Blog at 2pm TPE (2am EDT)

We're at Intel's Computex Keynote here at Computex, which is being headlined by Intel's Diane Bryant.

9 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/31/2016

Qualcomm Launches New GigaDSL, 802.11ac Wave 2 Chipsets

At Computex today, Qualcomm Atheros announced a few new chipsets, and it seems that as a part of their Ikanos acquisition they’ve entered the wireline business in the hopes...

3 by Joshua Ho on 5/30/2016

GIGABYTE Aero 14: Thin Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and 10-Hour Battery Life

GIGABYTE has introduced its new Aero 14 gaming laptop, which weds a relatively thin form-factor with high-performance components such as an Intel Skylake-H CPU, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX...

33 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2016

Acer Unveils Switch V10 and Switch One 10: 2-in-1s for $199 - $249

Acer has introduced two new affordable 2-in-1 hybrid PCs ahead of Computex trade show. Both systems are based on Intel’s quad-core Atom processors, feature 10” multi-touch IPS displays and...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces the Transformer 3: Here’s a Kaby-Lake 2-in-1

One of the surprises of ASUS’ Zen press event today, aside from the surreal nature of the anthropomorphic Zenbo, was the first announcement of a Kaby Lake-based 2-in-1 device...

7 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

ASUS Unveils Zenbo Smart Companion Robot

At today's ASUS Zenvolution press event in advance of Computex, ASUS unveiled a new personal assistant robot for home use: Zenbo. The core functionality of Zenbo will be voice...

7 by Billy Tallis on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces the Zenbook 3: A Macbook Competitor with Core i7, 16GB DRAM and 1TB SSD

Computex is already a whirlwind of announcements even for day zero. At the ASUS Zenvolution press event today, the lid was lifted on the next generation of premium ASUS...

34 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces the ZenFone 3 Series, with 6 GB Deluxe Model and 6.8-inch Ultra Model

Today at Computex, as part of their annual Zen press conference, ASUS lifted the lid on the Zenfone 3 series. In previous Zenfone generations, the Zenfone has been one...

36 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Republic of Gamers 10 Year Press Conference

The final press event of the day - the annual Computex Republic of Gamers press conference. This year is ASUS' 10 year anniversary for ROG, and as part of...

8 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Zenvolution Press Conference Live Blog

Another hour, another Computex Press Event! Billy and I are here, and we're expecting a lot of new Zen devices.

25 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Plextor to Demonstrate M8Pe Flagship SSD, EX1 USB Type-C SSD at Computex

Plextor plans to showcase its new SSDs next week at Computex 2016 trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. The new M8Pe will be the company’s new flagship storage solution and...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2016

Google’s Tensor Processing Unit: What We Know

If you’ve followed Google’s announcements at I/O 2016, one stand-out from the keynote was the mention of a Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU (not to be confused with thermoplastic...

39 by Joshua Ho on 5/20/2016

The NVIDIA GTC 2016 Keynote Live Blog

We're here in sunny San Jose for the 2016 edition of NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC). With CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presenting, we're expecting a Pascal-heavy presentation about the...

48 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

NVIDIA Announces Quadro M5500 For Notebooks, Details Professional VR Plans

Taking place this week is NVIDIA’s annual developer conference, the GPU Technology Conference. A show for everything NVIDIA across all of the company’s major divisions, this year’s show stands...

16 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2016

An AnandTech Round Table with ASUS: 10 Years of the Republic of Gamers

Earlier this year before CES 2016, we approached ASUS with an idea: as the Republic of Gamers brand is now in its 10th year of operation, we wanted to...

36 by Ian Cutress on 3/9/2016

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