Computex 2013

Intel scores in tablet chips but success may come too late

Intel scores in tablet chips but success may come too late

Chalk up a win or two for Intel, with Computex 2013 Day Zero opening to a number of products with Atom chips where usually we'd expect to see ARM silicon. As expected, Intel's processors found their way into at least one tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch, but the Atom push also got the CPU into a number of ASUS models too. Question is, has Intel managed to squeeze into the Android tablet market too late?

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ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS' Computex 2013 appearance hasn't all been flashy tablets and glass-clad ultrabooks; the company also had a new tower PC, though even with the G10 it couldn't resist a little flourish or two. The seriously-styled tower not only accommodates Intel's 4th-gen Haswell processors but a battery backup system, which can serve as a temporary uninterrupted power supply (UPS) just in case your electricity goes out while you're in the midst of crunching some important data.

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Dell XPS 11 tackles Lenovo Yoga with bendy-flexy ultrabook

Dell XPS 11 tackles Lenovo Yoga with bendy-flexy ultrabook

Dell is taking a low-key approach to Computex this year, with a key product to cut through rivals' bloated ranges. This time around, it's the Dell XPS 11, an 11-inch hybrid that's fronted by a 2,560 x 1,440 touchscreen, and which can fold around fully to make it a tablet. In case you hadn't spotted it already, it's something of a riff on Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11 we played with last April.

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ASUS VivoPC and VivoMouse make a high-design play for your living room

ASUS VivoPC and VivoMouse make a high-design play for your living room

Lest you think ASUS' Computex 2013 range is all tablets and glossy ultrabooks, never fear: the company also has some new desktop PCs, kicking off with the Mac mini-rivaling VivoPC and its matching hybrid VivoMouse controller. Angling for a spot under your TV, the ASUS VivoPC is a compact Windows-powered media center, while the VivoMouse tries to take on the duties of a mouse, a touchpad, and a remote control all in one.

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ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs Android and Windows on lap, desk & in hands

ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs Android and Windows on lap, desk & in hands

A good notebook can't just do one thing well these days, it has to multi-task in at least two ways, and so on that front the ASUS Transformer Book Trio is off to a good start. Revealed at Computex 2013 this morning, the 11.6-inch notebook is billed as "the world's first three-in-one mobile device" with a removable screen section that can flip between Windows 8 and Android, and which can be used both on the desktop and while mobile.

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ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

Once upon a time, glass was a fragile thing; now, thanks to toughening tech, ASUS can splash a slab of the stuff across the top of its new Zenbook Infinity notebook. Topped by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3, the same toughened material as we're used to seeing fronting smartphones and tablets, the Zenbook Infinity uses that extra rigidity and strength to drop a dress size, metaphorically speaking, and trim things down to just 15.5mm at its thickest.

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ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 and FHD 10 tablets get official

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 and FHD 10 tablets get official

ASUS has two new mainstream tablets for Computex 2013 this week, and they each bring some interesting differentiators: the MeMo Pad HD 7 has a super-low price tag, kicking off at $129, while the MeMo Pad FHD 10 steps up to a Full HD display and slides in one of Intel's Atom processors. That's relatively unusual for an Android-based tablet, which more commonly would be found powered by an ARM chip (and, indeed, the MeMo Pad HD 7 does have something from ARM's line-up inside).

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ASUS FonePad Note brings 6″ Atom-powered attack to Galaxy Note

ASUS FonePad Note brings 6″ Atom-powered attack to Galaxy Note

ASUS has revealed its take on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the ASUS FonePad Note, a 6-inch Full HD Android phablet brought fresh to Computex 2013 today. Fronted by a 6-inch, 1080p Super IPS+ display running at 450 nits brightness, the FonePad Note comes equipped with a digital stylus for notetaking and sketching - just as Samsung proved there was a market for with the original Note - while on the inside there's a 1.6GHz dualcore Atom Z2560 processor, rather than the ARM chip we might have expected to have discovered.

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