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.
Although NVIDIA controls the design and availability of the GeForce GTX 690, ASUS skirted around this with the successor to the powerful Mars II. The new Mars III made an appearance at Computex 2012 boasting dual GeForce GTX 680 GPUs (which is essentially a GTX 690), but with full custom design and a sizable 8GB video memory!
MSI thinks out-of-the-box with its third generation Graphics Upgrade Solution. It has external GPU enclosure that features a Thunderbolt interface and is able to support multi-monitor output.
We had a quick hands on with the MSI Slider S20, a convertible hybrid tablet packed with its own keyboard. The MSI Slider is powered by Windows 8 and features more connectivity ports than most tablets. In fact, we are tempted to label it as an ultrabook-hybrid with a tablet mode.
Antec at Computex 2012 is showcasing new products, such as PSUs which relate to their core competency, as well as new audio peripherals which should expand the reach of the brand.
Genius has an extensive range of products that includes just about anything you can think of, but it was their new GX Gaming Series, Ring Presenter and PenSketch M912 that caught our attention at this year's Computex.
According to a source, Apple's sixth-gen iPhone may be integrated with a front-facing camera capable of shooting with high definition resolution. Mingchi Kuo, KGI analyst, mentioned that Apple is expected to make "quite a few adjustments" to its next iPhone.
Over at the ViewSonic booth in Computex 2012, we got some hands on time with their all-new Windows 8 and Android-based touch displays, as well as their new Digitizer pen tablet displays.
Cloud storage might be on the rise, but if you want uninterrupted media entertainment on the move, it's best to have your media files on the intended playback device or store them in portable wireless media storage options that you can stow away in your bag. Patriot's Gauntlet Node is one new option for the latter choice.
The compact TPL-407E connects Internet TVs, media players, game consoles, and PCs to the Internet using existing electrical lines. For additional security, simply press the Sync button to change existing encryption keys. Also, embedded power saving technology lowers power consumption by up to 70% in standby mode.