Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 3

Archos and Biostar Booths

Archos' Booth

It was the Chinese branch of Archos which we found at Computex 2011.

The Archos 101 internet tablet is hardly new though it runs on Android 2.2, with a 1024 x 600 capacitive, multi-touch display. It uses an ARM 1GHz processor but its main advantage is its 480g weight.

The Archos 32 is what the company dubs an Android player. It has a 3.2-inch resistive touch screen with support for 720p HD video and Wi-Fi connectivity. 8GB of Flash storage is included.

Another Android powered internet device from Archos is the Archos 43 internet tablet, which also has a resistive touchscreen (854 x 480) and with a 1GHz ARM processor.

This was just labeled as Archos WiFi smartphone, but we couldn't find anymore information about it.


Biostar's Booth

We dropped by Biostar's booth to check out its motherboards and graphics cards.

There was no X79 on preview at the Biostar booth so the latest Intel board we caught was this TZ68A+. With just two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, it seems to be a mainstream model but you'll still find SATA 6Gbps ports and USB 3.0.

Biostar did have AMD's latest 990FX board in the form of the TA990FXE, which comes with four USB 3.0 ports, five SATA 6Gbps ports and four PCIe 2.0 x16 slots.

The Biostar TA75A+ has a pair of PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and supports DDR3 memory of up to 2000MHz. It's compatible with AMD FM1 Socket processors and comes with display outputs like DVI and HDMI ports.

This is the mATX version of the Biostar A75 board, the TA75M+. It has similar features as the ATX version, like two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, but some of the expansion slots had to go.

This custom Radeon HD 6950 comes with two large cooling fans for its 800MHz core and 5000MHz DDR memory frequency.