Computex is largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world. It attracts over 130,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors using 5,000 booths.
- The Transformer Book V is named for its ability to run in five different modes. You can use it as an Android phone, tablet or laptop; or you can switch it to a Windows tablet or use it as a notebook. It will have up to 64GB of onboard storage, and has 2GB of RAM. The 12.5-inch tablet/laptop has its own Windows 8.1 brain running on Intel Core architecture. Then you have the 5-inch, ZenFone 5-like Android 4.4 phone, the first to run on Intel’s 64-bit quad-core Atom (Moorefield) chip with LTE. When docked, the phone’s Android interface is displayed within Windows 8.
- The Transformer Book T300 features LTE and a 2560×1440 IPS display in a 12.5-inch panel. ASUS is only saysing it uses an Intel next generation CPU and low power Core micro-architecture, like the Transformer Book V. The 7.3mm thin T300 Chi sports a super high-resolution display of 2,560×1,440-pixels, comes with 4G connectivity and runs Windows 8.
- The ASUS Fonepad 7 and 8 use Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor and add 3G phone functions.
- The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and 8 will be available from mid-June. These affordable, 7- and 8-inch Android tablets feature the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 processor and HD 1280 x 800 IPS displays.
- The 8-inch Asus Fonepad is larger than your face with an 8-inch 1,280×800-pixel display, and lets you make phone calls with a dual-SIM, 3G connectivity. It should be relatively affordable in the $300 (£180) range.
- Asus Zenbook NX500 looks a lot like Apple’s MacBook Pro, and has an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with a Nvidia GTX 850M graphics card. But the standout feature is its 4K screen, which has a 3840 by 2160 pixel resolution.
- The Liquid X1 has a 5.7-inch 720p display and uses MediaTek’s MT6592 eight-core processor.
- The Liquid E700 and E600 are both based on a 5-inch IPS display. But the E700 has a 720p display, MediaTek MT6582 processor, and supports up to three SIM cards. The E600 has a lower resolution display but uses a Snapdragon 400 chip with 4G LTE wireless.
- The Liquid Z200 is a more basic model with 4-inch WVGA screen (480 by 800 pixels) and MediaTek MT6572M dual-core chip.
- Acer also provided more details on the Liquid Jade smartphone and Leap smartband. The Jade has a 5-inch 720p display and uses MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor. The Leap has a 1-inch touchscreen and can display incoming calls and texts; control music playback on a smartphone; and track steps, running distance, calories burned, and sleep cycles.
- The Acer Iconia Tab 8 Tablet features Full HD Display with an Intel Atom quad-core processor.
HP at Computex focused on 2-in-1s. HP is still one of the world’s largest PC sellers but emphasized 2-in-1s, including models with hinges that rotate all the way backwards, and detachables, Chromebooks and the long-rumored SlateBook Android laptop powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.
HP’s back-to-school PC lineup was announced yesterday. It includes:
- HP’s lineup of touch convertible PCs including the new HP ENVY x360 and Pavilion x360, both of which enable customers to switch easily from a notebook to a stand, tent or tablet. The $679 Envy features an Intel Core processor, 15.6-inch Full HD 10-point touch screen. The $599 Pavilion x360 has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and is available with the latest Intel or AMD processors.
- The $599 HP Split x2 combines tablet portability with notebook productivity with a powerful Intel Core processor, a 10-point touchscreen and Windows 8.1 OS.
- The $429 HP SlateBook is an Android-powered notebook with a 14-inch Full HD touch screen with nine hours of battery life, an NVIDIA Tegra® 4 mobile processor, plus integrated GeForce graphics.