computex 2016

MSI launches Windows 10 PCs geared towards Virtual Reality

MSI launches Windows 10 PCs geared towards Virtual Reality

Computex 2016 is almost over, but there is no break to the flood of new computing devices and components being announced, ready to storm the market in a month or two. Although the product selection is as diverse as the computing industry, many of them have a common theme: virtual reality. Joining what could be the next gravy train, MSI has also revealed its own army of VR-ready PCs, most of them laptops. The lone exception, however, is the odd yet totally understandable "Backpack PC" that tries to make VR a little more portable.

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The ultimate VR workout combines Vive with a rowing machine

The ultimate VR workout combines Vive with a rowing machine

Much has already been said about how playing certain games in virtual reality can be comparable to exercising. With all the moving and arm flailing, it's common for users to find themselves building up a sweat. But what if you combined a VR headset with using an actual exercise machine? That's exactly what one startup has done, pairing a HTC Vive with a rowing machine.

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Windows Holographic to bring mixed reality to multiple device types

Windows Holographic to bring mixed reality to multiple device types

Microsoft is talking about some aspects of the future of computing at Computex 2016 and one of those future aspects that the software giant is focusing on is mixed reality. Mixed reality is a sort of interaction of virtual reality with the physical world to create virtual spaces and objects that users can manipulate with their hands. Microsoft wants to provide devices that are able to perceive the world in a way that can combine virtual and physical spaces.

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AMD reveals 7th gen A-series CPUs, VR-ready Radeon RX 480

AMD reveals 7th gen A-series CPUs, VR-ready Radeon RX 480

With Intel's discontinuation of the Atom line and its practical exit from the entry-level processor market, the time is ripe for AMD to reclaim a space that has been previously its domain. At Computex 2016, the famed chip maker revealed the 7th generation of its AMD FX, A, and E series CPUs that push the low-end a bit higher. At the same time, it is catering to the high end as well not with a new CPU but a new graphics card, the Radeon RX 480, which, like many of this week's products, are targeting the fledgling VR market.

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Asus outs ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor, Designo Curve and ProArt 5K UHD monitor

Asus outs ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor, Designo Curve and ProArt 5K UHD monitor

Asus has unveiled a slew of new products at Computex 2016 and among them are some new monitors including the ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor that is aimed directly at the gamers out there. The display has a 24.5-inch viewable image size and sports 1920 x 1080 resolution. The native refresh rate is very fast at 240 Hz.

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Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell has unveiled several new laptops at Computex including the first big screen convertible 2-in-1 notebook computers with the Inspiron 17 7000 family. If a 17-inch 2-in-1 isn't exactly what you are looking for, the 7000 series also has 13 and 15-inch versions. Dell also has the mainstream 5000 series and an entry-level 3000 series of notebooks on display. The Inspiron 17 7000 line has an optional USB Type-C adapter with ports for HDMI and VGA displays.

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ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

Computex is, of course, all about computers and computing. While analysts and pundits point out how the personal computer is dying, the one area where it still has a firm hold on is gaming. So aptly, ASUS has unveiled, in addition to its more professional and suave ZenBook products, a whole host of ROG, short for Republic of Gaming, desktops, laptops, and components that promise to give gamers the ultimate, no holds barred gaming experience that money can buy, including what ASUS claims is the world's most compact gaming desktop, the ROG G31 Edition 10.

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Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Another cool device that Asus is highlighting at its Computex 2016 booth is the Zenbo robot. Zenbo is a home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families with the ability to be different things to different family members. Zenbo can move independently and understand spoken commands. The robot is particularly focused on helping the elderly.

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Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Many people buy MacBook computers not because they really love MacBooks, but because there are seen as prestigious to own. Asus has a new version of the ZenBook called the ZenBook 3 that it is showing off at Computex 2016 and it wants you to believe that this is the most prestigious notebook anywhere. While you can't measure prestige, the ZenBook 3 is very slick with an 11.9mm thick chassis and a weight of 910g.

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Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus has rolled out some new Transformer notebook computers at Computex starting with the Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 notebook computer. This little PC looks a lot like a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro, but has more storage space and RAM packed inside. Despite being 9.35mm thick, the machine has a Core i7 processor, 1TB PCIe SSD, and 16 GB of RAM.

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