Trade Shows

Deutsche Messe this week said it would axe CeBIT, once the world’s largest IT expos/evebts, and would integrate what is left it into the Hannover Messe show going forward. The trade show organizer said that as demand for horizontal high-tech exhibitions is diminishing. From our perspective, the number of attendees in recent years has been comically low, too. As a result, the expo space bookings for CeBIT 2019 got too low for the show to be economically viable, forcing the company to restructure its event portfolio. I Thought CeBIT Was Already Dead? Originally the IT part of the Hannover Messe, the first CeBIT trade show took place in 1986, around the dawn of the PC era. Being held on the Hanover Fairground, one of the world’s...

Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz

As an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor, today Intel surprised us all in announcing the Core...

69 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

The Intel Computex 2018 Keynote: A Live Blog (2pm Taiwan, 6am UTC)

Usually one of the bigger press events of Computex is Intel's Keynote. This year it will be hosted by Intel's Gregory Bryant, and we will be all-ears to hear...

15 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors. The...

4 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2018

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) and S15 (S530): Mid-Range Options

At its Computex press conference in Taipei, Asus announced its new VivoBook S14 and S15 notebooks with quad-core processors, minimal bezels and fun colors that are far more vivid...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850: A Second Generation For Windows

Qualcomm’s big value-add to the laptop space last year, alongside running Windows on the company’s smartphone-focused Arm processors, was both battery life and mobile connectivity, promising performance, 20+ hours...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Killer xTend Goes Prime Time: Expanding the Wireless Network

There has been several times in this life as a technology journalist when expanding my wireless network would have helped what I do. However, as is usually the case...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Riotoro Announces 1200W 80+ Gold Power Supply

Riotoro announced a large capacity high-efficiency PSU at Computex named the Builder Edition 1200W. Riotoro pegs the power supply as being ideal for cryptocurrency mining, data servers, or extreme...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Riotoro’s Project Morpheus Case Changes Shape to Fit Your Build

Case and accessory maker Riotoro has been churning out impressive, often budget-friendly products for years. But here at Computex 2018, the company seems to raise its profile with a...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Gigabyte Enters Memory Market with AORUS RGB LED RAM

GIGABYTE is entering the desktop memory market with a new kit of AORUS-branded RGB LED RAM. The AORUS RGB LED memory is a dual-channel 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Announces a Complete Lineup of 802.11ax Routers

ASUS has announced a family of new routers designed to satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of the modern household. ASUS unveiled the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 (ASUS says is the...

19 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Apexgaming Unveils X-Mars and Hermes Tempered Glass Chassis

Apexgaming, known for manufacturing gaming cases, power supplies, and other computer peripherals, recently announced two reddot design award winners in the X-Mars full-tower E-ATX gaming chassis and the mid-tower...

5 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC to Equip ZBOX MAGNUS Gaming PCs with Killer Network Controllers

ZOTAC announced plans to upgrade its flagship ZBOX MAGNUS SFF gaming systems/barebones with Rivet Networks’ Killer network controllers. The first systems to get the new chips will be demonstrated...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Aquantia Multi-Gig: Single Chip USB 3.0 to 5G/2.5G Dongles Coming Soon

When discussing networking controllers, often we deal with single chips that convert PCIe to Ethernet. With Thunderbolt, an additional TB controller is needed at either end, increasing cost and...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Crystal 280X RGB Case: Micro-ATX

Today, Corsair has announced the latest addition to the Crystal Series in the 280x RGB. Corsair describes the Micro-ATX chassis as having massive cooling in a small case. The...

3 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Vengeance RGB Pro Memory: Up to DDR-4000, 10 RGB LEDs

Corsair on Monday introduced its latest family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts and modders. The Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 DIMMs bring together rather high performance and style: they...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS Displays New TUF Gaming Products

In another Announcement from Computex today, ASUS has shown four new peripherals designed for their new TUF gaming products in the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Launches VG49V: An Ultrawide Curved 32:9 49-Inch FreeSync LCD

Last year Samsung released the industry’s first ultrawide 49-inch gaming display which proved that rather exotic products could be quite a success. At Computex, ASUS introduced its own ultrawide...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless Mouse

ASUS has also announced a new wireless mouse, the ROG Gladius II. The ROG Gladius II is the wireless version of the popular Gladius II released in 2017. The...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

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