News: Just Announced
Friday, 8 Jun 2012
Canon has just announced the entry-level EOS 650D, the successor to the year and a half-old 600D. The new 650D brings a few improvements to the table - notably a capacitive touch-screen which makes it the first touch-screen DSLR in the world.
Housing up to five 3.5-inch HDDs or 2.5-inch SSDs, the BitFenix Prodigy mini-ITX chassis supports long graphics cards, tower coolers, and even water-cooling radiators, and is suspended by two handles on the top and bottom that are made with BitFenix FyberFlex Composite.
An Android-based (Ice Cream Sandwich) HDMI dongle that converts any TV into a Smart TV, the Pocket TV houses a USB port and a microSD card slot, and operates as a fully functioning micro-computer.
Ivy Bridge processors are going places and enabling various compact computing units. Assisting this progress is Intel's very own Next Unit of Computing (NUC) that's smaller than your palm, and yet it packs an Ivy Bridge CPU. Find out what's coming your way in the next quarter.
We visited the MSI booth at Computex 2012 to test its new Transthermal fan feature that made its debut on the MSI HD 7770 Power Edition graphics card.
VIA showcased some really tiny PCs with integrated CPUs, controllers and the whole works packed into a board no larger than the size of your palm. Is this what PCs would look like in the future?
Who would have thought the humble keyboard is all the real-estate required for a powerful computing system? Fortunately Wibtek is aware and we checked out their implementation.
Hongkong-based Zotac is in Taipei for Computex 2012. We check them out to see what new mini-ITX goodies they have in store for the future.
We highlight the Intel Z77-based motherboards from ASRock at Computex 2012. From mini-ITX to one that is built for overclockers, we think rig builders will be spoilt for choice.
Thursday, 7 Jun 2012
At Microsoft's booth in Computex 2012, we spotted a notebook we least expected to encounter - the Toshiba U840W Ultrabook with an ultra widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio display. Screaming of premium build and an unusual screen size, it's a niche product.