Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it, given the

torrent of tech yesterday

, but Computex 2011 only really kicked off properly in Taipei this morning. Intel delivered the biggest keynote, announcing its

Ultrabook platform

which, the chip giant hopes, will supplant generic ultraportables and grab 40-percent of the market by the end of next year. Sandy Bridge and, in 2012, Ivy Bridge processors will be inside, with slick sub-0.9-inch chassis and price tags under $1k on the outside. Read on for the rest of our Computex day one wrap-up.

Ultrabooks aren't all that Intel is looking at. The company had

tablets, smartphones and netbooks to discuss

, with Medfield in the first two and Cedar Trail in the latter. The new Atom processors are picking up pace, too, with Intel saying there'll be production process shrinking on a yearly basis until it hits 12nm within three successive years. As you'd expect, there are various little flourishes

like MBA-style fast-resumes

to whet your notebook appetite.

Elsewhere, ASUS turned its attention from tablets like the

Padfone

to more potent gaming hardware, outing a full range of

Republic of Gamers motherboards, video cards and accessories

. More interesting, perhaps, is the new ROG notebook and desktop PC line-up, including the

G53SX Naked Eye 3D laptop

which, as the name suggests, has a 3D panel that can not only show 2D and 3D content simultaneously, but not demand you wear special specs.

MSI had saved most of its hardware for the official first day of the show, with a mass of 

new laptops

along with some fresh

Wind Box nettops

using Intel's Core range along with AMD's Fusion APUs. There's also a

potent graphics card

which MSI reckons is enough to take the "world's fastest" title.

Then there were tablet prototypes:

one from Quanta

to show of Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon, and a number from Pixel Qi to demonstrate their

new 7-inch and 10-inch displays

. You can find our

Computex 2011 Day Zero wrap-up here

, and find all of our ongoing show coverage with the

Computex 2011 tag