Computex 2011

Zotac Zbox Mini-PC offers VIA Nano X2 dual-core power

Zotac Zbox Mini-PC offers VIA Nano X2 dual-core power

In March, we talked about the Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 nettop that was packing in Intel Atom power and more. A new Zbox nettop was unveiled last week during Computex 2011 that is interesting. Unlike the one from March, the new machine packs in a VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor. The little mini computer is aimed at the HTPC user that can get by with less performance than traditional computers and mostly wanting to stream digital content.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 23 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 23 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. With Computex 2011 going on there were all sorts of new gadgets and other gear being unveiled at the show and lots more going on during the week. Monday we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S II had sold 1 million units in Korea. That number is a record and it took the original Galaxy S 70 days to sell a million units. The Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D went official early in the week with a 7-inch screen and support for 3D with no glasses. The tablet's 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600.

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TI OMAP4470 1.8GHz dual-core coming 1H 2012 to take on Kal-El and Intel

TI OMAP4470 1.8GHz dual-core coming 1H 2012 to take on Kal-El and Intel

Texas Instruments has outed its latest OMAP4 platform processor, the OMAP4470, at Computex this week, a dual-core ARM A9 1.8GHz chip intended for smartphones, tablets and ultra-thin notebooks. Designed not only with Android and other Linux OS in mind, but with Windows on ARM - one of the incoming Windows 8 builds - the OMAP4470 takes on not only traditional TI rivals like NVIDIA's Tegra and Qualcomm's Snapdragon, but Intel's latest Atom and Sandy/Ivy Bridge chips too. SlashGear caught up with Mark Granger, OMAP platform marketing head, to find out how TI has delivered an 80-percent boost in browsing performance and 2.5x the graphics potency.

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LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

So now that you've picked up a new MacBook Pro or a new iMac, you want to take advantage of that ultra speedy 10Gbps Thunderbolt port. Well, one of Intel's first partners to release Thunderbolt compatible peripherals is LaCie, and they've just demonstrated at Computex 2011 blazing speeds in a daisy chain configuration of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series portable external hard drives.

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TI OMAP 4 will be the chip Google builds Android Ice Cream Sandwich around

TI OMAP 4 will be the chip Google builds Android Ice Cream Sandwich around

When it comes to the Android Honeycomb world the chip that is in many of the tablets running the OS is the NVIDIA Tegra 2. NVIDIA has been showing off its next generation processor for tablets and more at Computex called Kal-El. The processor is a quad core and has major gaming capabilities that will appeal to tablet buyers. Despite the new quad core offering, a rumor has surfaced that TI may be the chip builder that Google builds Android Ice Cream Sandwich around.

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Fujitsu Lifebook TH40/D gets hands on treatment

Fujitsu Lifebook TH40/D gets hands on treatment

We talked a little bit about the interesting looking Fujitsu TH40/D last month. This tablet reminds me a bit of the Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet. The TH40/D has the same slider style that the Eee Pad Slider sports with a screen that pops up to reveal a full keyboard underneath the screen. The TH40/D has turned up at Computex 2011 and the gang over at Pocket-lint got hands on with the tablet.

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HP TouchPad spied at SanDisk Computex booth

HP TouchPad spied at SanDisk Computex booth

We are already expecting to see the HP TouchPad running WebOS hit the market later this month. For now, the only place you can see the TouchPad in action and actually touch it is at Computex 2011. Computex is going on right now in Taiwan and there are all kinds of cool gadgets and gear coming out of the show. The HP TouchPad was spied at the SanDisk booth. SanDisk is a hardware partner for HP and is likely to be the company making the storage inside the TouchPad.

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