Computex 2012

Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer's new touchscreen ultrabooks weren't exactly a surprise at Computex 2012 - after all, Intel and Microsoft have been pushing OEMs to consider touch and Windows 8 best-buddies - but we've still been impressed by the new Aspire S7 models. Coming in 11.6- and 13.3-inch form factors, the slimline ultraportables have everything you'd expect from a regular ultrabook, but throw in 180-degree fold-back screens and multitouch support.

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ASUS Transformer Book takes hybrid tablets mainstream

ASUS Transformer Book takes hybrid tablets mainstream

ASUS isn't done with its unusual form-factors; the company also has the new ASUS Transformer Book series, a range of 11.6-, 13- and 14-inch notebooks with detachable touchscreen displays. Running a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 chips and discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the Transformer Book line-up have Full HD IPS displays that support multitouch control.

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ASUS TAICHI doubles the displays for Windows 8

ASUS TAICHI doubles the displays for Windows 8

ASUS has unveiled the TAICHI, a new twist on the convertible notebook with not one but two displays, and running Windows 8. Ostensibly a regular notebook when opened, complete with a 13.3-inch display, keyboard, trackpad and a 3rd Gen Core i7 processor, close the lid and you'll find a second screen: this time an 11.6-inch panel.

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Gigabyte X11 ultrabook is world’s lightest

Gigabyte X11 ultrabook is world’s lightest

Gigabyte has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Gigabyte X11, billed as the lightest and only full-carbon-fiber notebook on the planet. Built around an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and a 3rd-Gen Intel Core processor, the X11 measures a waifish 3mm at its thinnest (16.5mm at its fattest) and weighs 975g, with Gigabyte promising street pricing of $999 to $1,299 when it hits the market in July.

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Acer U Series All-In-Ones make Windows 8 a real possibility

Acer U Series All-In-Ones make Windows 8 a real possibility

This week in Taiwan at Computex we're seeing Acer take Windows 8 to all avenues, with two of these examples living under the "U Series" with all-in-one style. First you've got the Acer Aspire 7600U with a 27-inch display, then you've got the Acer Aspire 5600U with a 23-inch display, the larger of the two supporting with undeniably awesome 64-point simultanious touch for Windows 8 greatness. Find an application that can make use of that many touches at once and we commend you!

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Acer Iconia W700 and W510 Windows 8 tablets bring the OS in style

Acer Iconia W700 and W510 Windows 8 tablets bring the OS in style

This week at Computex, Acer has been bringing the Windows 8 fury right out of the gate with two lovely new tablets, one of them the 10.1-inch W510, the other the 11.6-inch W700. Both of these devices are Iconia branded Acer machines with cradle and/or keyboard packaged along with, acting here at first as desktop replacement units. We'll have to see how well they perform before we make any judgements, especially given how much we still need our notebooks already in this tablet-heavy modern mobile world we live in - will these devices change the way we compute?

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

The wave of touchscreen-loving Windows 8 notebooks has begun at Computex with Acer's own Aspire S7 Ultrabook series. Here we've got both a 13.3-inch model and an 11.6-inch model with full 180-degree fold-back screens for your touch-loving pleasure! These models both take the Acer Aspire S3 and bump up the specifications as well as the build, bringing 12.5mm-thick unibody aluminum along for the ride.

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