Computex 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai - head of the Chrome project - using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous "second half of 2010" window.  As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; "We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience," Pinchai said, "we're thinking on both the hardware and software levels."

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Kingston debuts 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC card

Kingston debuts 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC card

Digital cameras and camcorders today are always matching towards higher resolution and more detailed images and recordings. To be able to store enough of the video to make recording times last requires ever larger capacity memory cards. Kingston has offered up a new SDXC card at Computex that is speed Class 10.

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OCZ unveils RevoDrive PCI-E SSD at Computex

OCZ unveils RevoDrive PCI-E SSD at Computex

For a long time when you said the name OCZ most of us would think RAM for gaming computers. Today OCZ is a much broader maker of hardware and tech goods with offerings including numerous SSDs, flash drives, power supplies and more.

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Delta e-Magazine color ereader due December 2010

Delta e-Magazine color ereader due December 2010

Delta Electronics have been showing a color e-reader at Computex this week, and the big news is that it's expected to reach the market in December 2010.  The Delta e-Magazine weighs just half of Apple's iPad, but has a 13-inch display capable of showing colors, albeit relatively muted.  The device is based on Bridgestone's e-paper technology, with Delta apparently working with the company to commercialise the technology.

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Viliv X10 tablet takes on iPad with 1080p, HDMI & more

Viliv X10 tablet takes on iPad with 1080p, HDMI & more

We've a soft spot for Viliv, since the Korean company have actually managed to get more than one MID and/or tablet device onto the market rather than just push out renders, and so the company's new Viliv X10 slate is all the more interesting.  LaptopMag grabbed some hands-on time with the 10-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 capacitive touchscreen tablet, complete with an unspecified ARM-based processor that's 1080p HD capable.  Connectivity puts the iPad in the shade, too, with HDMI, an SD card reader, USB and WiFi, and Viliv reckon there'll be options for 3G and WiMAX too.

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AMD Fusion APUs debut at Computex 2010 [Video]

AMD Fusion APUs debut at Computex 2010 [Video]

AMD have officially demonstrated their Fusion APU ("Accelerated Processing Unit"), in effect a combined CPU and GPU living on a single chip.  Fusion is capable of crunching through HD video and 3D graphics, including DirectX 11 games, and will first show up in Llano and Ontario form for mainstream desktop/notebooks and netbooks/tablets respectively.

Video demo and overview after the cut

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Intel Canoe Lake and second ultra-thin netbook designs get video demos

Intel Canoe Lake and second ultra-thin netbook designs get video demos

While Intel's Canoe Lake notebook reference design has been drawing gasps by virtue of its super-skinny chassis, the company also brought along a second model to show the potential of their upcoming dual-core Atom CPUs.  NetbookNews grabbed some hands-on time with both at Computex this week, and shot a couple of videos which you can see after the cut.

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Pixel Qi vs iPad IPS display [Video]

Pixel Qi vs iPad IPS display [Video]

Pixel Qi's displays are good, we know that, but how exactly do they compare to the tablet of the moment, Apple's iPad?  While we've already seen how the new wide-angle displays look outdoors, ARMDevices did some side-by-side comparisons with the iPhone and the iPad; if anything, it's left us far more excited about the Notion Ink Adam than we were before.

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Synaptics shows off ClickPad and gesture control innovations at Computex

Synaptics shows off ClickPad and gesture control innovations at Computex

I think most of us will agree that it is great to see the lowly track pad on the notebook has made some very big changes for the better over the last few years. The track pad has gone from a simple pointing device to something that recognizes gestures and more.

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

Demo video after the cut

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MSI Sketch Book laptop has rotating keyboard/digitizer for artists

MSI Sketch Book laptop has rotating keyboard/digitizer for artists

MSI's new tablets weren't the only interesting tech on show from the company at Computex this week; they also brought along a few notebooks, including a concept model called the MSI Sketch Book that's aimed at digital artists.  It has a detachable keyboard section which, when flipped over, reveals a large touchpad digitizer which can be used for drawing or writing.

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Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi have been demonstrating the latest version of their 3qi display at Computex 2010, complete with its wider viewing angles, and going by jkkmobile's reaction the new screen is a success.  As with previous versions, the new panel has indoor/outdoor functionality including a backlight-off mode for prolonging battery life, but it's also much easier to see from the side judging by Pixel Qi's demo prototypes.

Update: Added demo video of Pixel Qi's new tablet reference design after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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