Computex 2012

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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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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