Computex 2012

Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks have turned up in force at Computex 2012, and Toshiba isn't in the mood to be left out. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 - aka the Satellite Z930 - is a 13.3-inch ultrabook using Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors, and measuring a scant 8.3mm thick at its thinnest point.

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Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Niche or nonsense? That's the question we find ourselves asking about the new Toshiba Satellite U840W, a 14.4-inch ultrabook with a bizarre 21:9 "cinemascope" widescreen display. Running at 1792 x 768 resolution, the U840W - to be known as the U845W in the US - comes preloaded with a custom Toshiba app that automatically scales two apps to run side-by-side.

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Toshiba R9 Series hands-on

Toshiba R9 Series hands-on

Where would Toshiba be without a nice, sturdy mainstream range of somewhat business-centric notebooks? The Toshiba R9 Series may not have the fancy widescreen of the U840W, but the Ivy Bridge based 14-inch Tecra R940 and 15.6-inch Tecra R950, and their ultraportable 13.3-inch Portégé R930 sibling, would all go well in your briefcase.

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Acer and ASUS bring the touchscreen fury for Win8 at Computex

Acer and ASUS bring the touchscreen fury for Win8 at Computex

This week we're getting a barrage of device reveals coming forth from both Acer and ASUS at Computex, each of them featuring Windows 8 and touchscreen interfaces. We've had a chance to get our hands on several of the most major additions to this collection of oncoming computers, each of them filmed live in Taiwan! Devour the Acer Iconia tablets, see the wild and crazy ASUS TAICHI dual-screen notebook - get your eyes on the whole lot!

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Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

This week over in Taiwan at Computex, the folks at Acer have brought on three waves of fury for the upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year: All-in-Ones, Tablets, and touchscreen Ultrabooks. We've got hands-on with each of the big guns we've seen in the past 24 hours, but before you get there, have a peek at the announcement posts for each of these beasts, starting with the massive Acer U Series. Both the Acer Aspire 5600U and the Acer Aspire 7600U will have large-screen Windows 8 at your fingertips with 23 and 27-inch touchscreens on a swivel.

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ASUS Computex 2012 Windows 8 device Round-Up

ASUS Computex 2012 Windows 8 device Round-Up

This year at Computex we're seeing a massive amount of Windows 8 in its final iteration, coming to touch-screens galore everywhere, with ASUS bringing the fury on notebooks, tablets, and large-screen transformers. One of the strangest bits of news to come with this set of releases has been the fact that ASUS computers will be running Android applications with BlueStacks integration - six months for free for all new users! Then it's all about the next-level category breaking and busting!

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ASUS Transformer Book hands-on

ASUS Transformer Book hands-on

By now you’re probably thinking, “I want a notebook/tablet hybrid, but I don’t want to be crippled by an Atom processor to get work done.” ASUS is way ahead of you on this one. In addition to the Tablet 600 and 810, the company has announced a new Transformer Book line. Again, it’s the same concept, but with larger screens and some more horsepower for those who really need the extra muscle.

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ASUS Tablet 600 and Tablet 810 hands-on

ASUS Tablet 600 and Tablet 810 hands-on

Take the ASUS Transformer Prime, boost the specs a little, and add Windows RT. What are you left with? The ASUS Tablet 600, of course. In additio,n ASUS has also unveiled the Tablet 810, a similar concept but running Intel’s new Atom processor and full blown Windows 8. The Tablet 600 will come with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 10.1-inch 1366x768 Super IPS+ display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and an eight megapixel camera.

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