Computex 2010

Intel Atom Oak Trail, Canoe Lake and super-skinny netbook design revealed [Video]

Intel Atom Oak Trail, Canoe Lake and super-skinny netbook design revealed [Video]

Intel's latest Atom plans have been revealed at Computex 2010, and unsurprisingly the company are looking to tablets along with netbooks.  Intel Atom "Oak Trail" is the tablet and ultra-sleek netbook platform, a SoC designed for fanless devices with extended battery life and 1080p HD video, while the "Canoe Lake" innovation platform takes the new Pine Trail N Atom CPUs - with their boosted performance but frugal power requirements - pairs them with DDR3 memory and squeezes them into "razor-thin" netbooks like the 14mm thick dual-core machine teased last month.

Video overview after the cut

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1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with HSPA+ launched

1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with HSPA+ launched

Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor is well known to most who follow the smartphone space, and at Computex 2010 the company has outed their latest generation of chip.  The Qualcomm MSM8260 and MSM8660 Snapdragon chips each get dual-core 1.2GHz application processor cores, support for 1080p HD video encode and decode, and 3D/2D engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration.  Best of all, they're already sampling to manufacturers.

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NVIDIA asks for patience in Tegra 2 tablet wait

NVIDIA asks for patience in Tegra 2 tablet wait

I remember when NVIDIA first started talking about its Ion platform. The graphics giant was big on talking the platform up, but had no products for us to see when the platform first debuted. The talk at the NVIDIA press conference about the Tegra 2 platform for tablets is very similar to that first Ion unveiling.

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ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC, EP121 and Eee Tablet get official

ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC, EP121 and Eee Tablet get official

Computex 2010 doesn't kick off in earnest until tomorrow, but a few of the big name exhibitors have snuck in ahead with some early press conferences today.  ASUS are first out of the gate with their iPad competition, and they're taking a three-pronged approach: the ASUS Eee Pad will be available in 10-inch (EP101TC) and 12-inch (EP121) variants, and offer Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 7 Home Premium respectively, while the ASUS Eee Tablet is a monochrome digital notebook, packing 2,450dpi touchscreen input sensitivity and targeted at note-takers like students.

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Taiji tablet hides stowaway Bluetooth keyboard [Video]

Taiji tablet hides stowaway Bluetooth keyboard [Video]

Remember BYD's Snaptop concept, the Snapdragon-powered tablet with a wireless Bluetooth keyboard hiding in the rear panel?  It looks like someone at Taiji Electronics has been paying attention; they're apparently bringing along their new slate to Computex 2010, a VIA C7 1.2GHz based Windows 7 tablet, and it stores a Bluetooth keyboard in the back section complete with a kick-stand.

Video demo after the cut

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Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

With Computex 2010 kicking off next week, Gigabyte have spilled the beans on some of what we can expect to see.  Among the motherboards - catering both for Intel and AMD's newest hexacore processors - there's a new GV-R587SO-1GD graphics card based on ATI's Radeon HD 5870 GPU.  However, we're most interested in the Gigabyte M1125, spotted in a thumbnail on Gigabyte's site and detailed over at SemiAccurate, an 11.6-inch convertible touchscreen notebook packing a processor from Intel's Core i-Series.

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AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

The tablet market is gathering momentum, and AMtek has just announced all five of the models they'll be bringing to Computex next month.  The slates range in processor prowess from a simple 800MHz Freescale chip, through NVIDIA's Tegra 2, and then into the realms of Intel's Menlow and Montevina platforms.  Touchscreen technology, meanwhile, includes active digitizers and multitouch-capable capacitive screens.

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ASRock Vision 3D HTPC Gets the Hands-On Treatment in Taipei [Video]

ASRock Vision 3D HTPC Gets the Hands-On Treatment in Taipei [Video]

There's no doubt that getting hardware shown off, in any capacity, is something we look forward to. Especially if it's an early sneak peek of something we're still a ways out of getting any official look at. For example, the ASRock Vision 3D HTPC, which is sitting over in Taipei right now just waiting to get unveiled at this year's Computex. And, oddly enough, it's actually pretty good.

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