Computex

Acer Liquid S1 brings 5.7-inch self-proclaimed “phablet” to market

Acer Liquid S1 brings 5.7-inch self-proclaimed “phablet” to market

This week the folks at Acer have revealed several new Haswell-toting computers and a surprise entry in the mobile world: a brand new "phablet". This Acer Liquid S1 delivers what Acer itself refers to as a phablet form-factor, bringing a 5.7-inch display with HD 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Inside is a near-vanilla (but not quite) Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience with a quad-core Mediatek processor and 1GB of RAM. This machine is meant to embody Acer's aim to reach the cloud with a rather unique entry into the handheld mobile environment.

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Acer Aspire Z3 All-in-one PC tunes up touch with Full HD

Acer Aspire Z3 All-in-one PC tunes up touch with Full HD

This week Acer has appeared at Computex with several next-generation computers, the largest of which is a 23-inch display-toting all-in-one PC with ultra HD resolution, this machine called the Aspire Z3. This PC's 23-inch screen works with 1080p Full HD LED-backlit LCD technology and 10-point touch, made for families and multi-person working environments with its 178-degree viewing angles. Inside users will find an Intel Core processor (which generation we'll find out soon) as well as Intel HD graphics.

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ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

As Computex approaches, so too do the teasers for devices like this action-figure representation of a device ASUS will be showing off. Here the proof is in the pudding as the letters N6-TE tie in with ASUS common past and the Android toy itself. It begins with the letter N and the toy has the most easily recognizable representation of a pen - this means the device will have a "note" functionality and more than likely a capacitive pen built-in.

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ASUS Transformer tablet teased for Computex 2013

ASUS Transformer tablet teased for Computex 2013

ASUS posted up a video on YouTube that gives us a tease at what to expect from the company at Computex 2013 this year. The video mostly highlights what the company is all about, and they show off some of their products in the video as well, with a few interesting glances at mysterious products that we haven't seen before.

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Intel to power tablets set for Computex debut

Intel to power tablets set for Computex debut

Intel has been dominating the processor market for computers for years now with AMD far behind it in market share other companies with very little share in the notebook and desktop computer market. When it comes to other segments of the chip market like mobile processors, things are very different for Intel. Intel has had problems traditionally producing a mobile chip that would compete with offerings from ARM and others on power consumption.

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Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi have been demonstrating the latest version of their 3qi display at Computex 2010, complete with its wider viewing angles, and going by jkkmobile's reaction the new screen is a success.  As with previous versions, the new panel has indoor/outdoor functionality including a backlight-off mode for prolonging battery life, but it's also much easier to see from the side judging by Pixel Qi's demo prototypes.

Update: Added demo video of Pixel Qi's new tablet reference design after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Windows and Intel tablets to take spotlight at Computex with Android tablets in shadows

Windows and Intel tablets to take spotlight at Computex with Android tablets in shadows

With the track record of anti-competitive practices of both Intel and Microsoft along with the long running allegations that the two firms use persuasion and massive discounts to block competitor's products from the market, there are many would will not be surprised at allegations coming out ahead of Computex. We have talked already about the MSI tablet and the Asus Eee pad that are set to debut at Computex before.

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Acer Will Not be Bringing Chrome OS Device to Computex 2010

Acer Will Not be Bringing Chrome OS Device to Computex 2010

Well, this is a bit disappointing. We had originally brought you a report that Acer could be bringing a Chrome OS-based device to the Computex show this year, but apparently that's not the case at all. In fact, Acer wanted to make sure that there wasn't any confusion regarding the subject anymore, so they issued a release informing those who care that they won't be bringing a Chrome OS device to Computex 2010.

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