Computex 2012

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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ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

This year at Computex we're likely going to be seeing a dual-booting Android / Windows 8 device coming from ASUS, the company that brought you the dual-device PadFone last year at this same event. The device we'll be looking at will likely have much of the same impact of that device - that device having gone through quite a few revisions before hitting the market in the end with just Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than its original Android 3.0 Honeycomb/Gingerbread combination. What we're expecting this time instead of a phone that plugs into a tablet is a tablet that plugs into a notebook - dual-booting Windows 8 and Android 4.0 might mean a whole new generation of ASUS Transformer Pads for the world by the end of the year.

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ASUS teases new Transformers for Computex debut

ASUS teases new Transformers for Computex debut

ASUS loves a good teaser, and its Computex 2012 promo is a fine example of the breed: ominous voice, vague mention of the cloud, and a hint of a new Transformer dockable tablet. "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own" the video - which you can see after the cut - suggests, in what's almost certainly a reference to ASUS' recent drive for tablets that can be slotted into battery-toting keyboards, and phones that dock into slates.

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