One of the largest tech industry events kicks off next week, literally halfway across the world in Taiwan. It’s Computex Taipei, and when it opens its doors on June 4, expect a flood of technology news and announcements from major players like Intel, Asus, Acer, Sony and many others.
What was once designed to showcase the budding Taiwanese tech sector has become one of the most important showcases of emerging technology. Intel used Computex 2011 to unveil its Ultrabook design, and will again headline Computex with the unveiling of its 4th generation “Haswell” Core processor, which promises better battery and graphical performance than the previous generation chips.
But Intel won’t be alone, Asus, Acer, and MSI are all expected to reveal new devices, as each are based in Taiwan. Sony, Lenovo, and even Ford will also be in attendance, perhaps with new gadgets and advancements to show off as well.
TechnologyGuide will be in Taipei for the show, and will report the news and announcements as they happen, along with hands-on previews of tomorrow’s hottest tech.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung has announced that it will release 8- and 10.1-inch versions of its Galaxy Tab 3 alongside the 7-inch model that was first revealed in April. Both of the new Android 4.2 tablets will launch worldwide sometime “at the beginning of June.”
Dell XPS 11
Ahead of the official start of Computex tomorrow, Dell, among other companies, has unveiled its latest device: a convertible notebook known as the XPS 11. Taking on the Lenovo Yoga in the convertible market, the XPS 11 will feature a hinge design that allows the notebook to be turned into a tablet.
Acer Iconia W3
Acer unveiled the Iconia W3, an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, at Computex 2013 in Taiwan today and claims the tablet is the first to bring the desktop into one hand. TechnologyGuide sister site TabletPCReview got some hands-on time with the latest tablet and had mixed feelings about the device.
Acer Intros Notebooks, Tablets and More
Computex is almost always a time for the Taiwanese tech giants to make headlines, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that Acer introduced some notable new devices at its annual press conference this morning including new Haswell Notebooks and an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. Here’s a quick rundown of what was shown.
Read more about the latest notebooks and tablets announced by Acer.
ASUS announced a slew of new devices at Computex 2013 in Taipei this week including tablets, phablets, hybrids, and other accessories. TechnologyGuide is at the show and has all the details on the latest ASUS announcements out of Taiwan. Here is the run down on the latest ASUS products unveiled.
Read more about the latest releases from ASUS.
Acer Liquid S1
Acer did its usual thing by unloading a bevy of new product announcements at its Computex 2013 press conference today, including new notebooks, a new desktop and even an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. But one reveal that may wind up flying under the radar was that of the Liquid S1, Acer’s first foray into the increasingly competitive ‘phablet’ arena. TechnologyGuide got some hands on time with the device and here is what we thought.
No doubt about it, Computex 2013 is the Asus show. Even though Intel is using the Taiwan tech event to announce it fourth-generation Haswell processors, it’s Asus, and the dozen-plus products it announced that is generating the most buzz. And it’s not because Asus is on home turf, but rather, it’s once again demonstrating its well-earned reputation for innovative and unique products.
Read more about the Asus Transformer Book Trio & Fonepad Note FHD 6
The PX35t is built for both personal computer and multimedia use. It features a 23-inch 1080p touchscreen with ten-finger multi-touch support, speech-recognition software, integrated DVD drive and two Harman Kardon stereo speakers and DTS Studio Sound software.
Read more about the Toshiba PX35t Desktop All-In-One.
Toshiba isn’t exactly a stranger to the tablet scene, but its previous Thrive and Excite lines of Android tablets haven’t been the market forces the company would like them to be. But today at Computex 2013, Toshiba appears to be going back to the drawing board. The company has announced three new 10.1-inch Android slates – the Excite Pro, the Excite Write and the Excite Pure – that it hopes will cover all ends of the market.
Read more about the three latest Toshiba Excite tablets
ASUS 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor
Ultra HD resolution is most often discussed in terms of the future of television, but Asus plans on bringing 4K to the desktop with its new, 31.5-inch PQ321 True 4K UHD Monitor. It may not have the catchiest of names, but the 3840 x 2160 resolution (140 ppi) display packs four times as many pixels as any 1080p model. Asus unveiled more details about the monitor at Computex 2013 including pricing and availability.
Read more about the Asus 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor.
Toshiba announced a number of new products at Computex 2013, including three new Excite tablets, an all-in-one desktop, a redesigned Qosmio X75 laptop, and a slew of updated notebooks. TechnologyGuide has been in Taipei covering the show all week and we have the breakdown of what Toshiba announced.
Read more about the updated notebooks from Toshiba.
Asus unveiled its latest Republic of Gamers notebook, the G750, at Computex 2013 in Taipei. The G750 is the updated version of the Asus G75VW, which received an Editor’s Choice award from NotebookReview in June 2012. NotebookReview got to spend some hands on time with the G750 to see if it will measure up to its predecessor.
Read more about the Asus Republic of Gamers G750
Gigabyte announced its latest gaming laptops, the P27Q and P25W, at Computex 2013 in Taipei. Both models come equipped with a Full HD 1080p display, a 4th generation Intel Core i& processor, backlit keyboard, and PC connectivity.
Read more about the Gigabyte P25W and P27K.
Acer unveiled its Z3 at Computex 2013 this week, an all-in-one desktop running Windows 8. It is targeted at those looking for a mid-range AIO for entertainment and modest computing. TechnologyGuide got to spend some time with the Z3, here is our take on the latest Acer AIO.
From the TG Family of Sites
Be sure to also check out NotebookReview, TabletPCReview, DesktopReview, and the rest of the TG family of sites for more Computex coverage.