COMPUTEX 2012

June 12th, 2012

AMD Claims No Delay With Desktop Trinity

AMD contacted Hardware Canucks today to clarify some details about the availability of its desktop Trinity APU. AMD claims that desktop Trinity is on schedule. “AMD is focused on OEM systems as part of our initial rollout of Trinity APUs. We expect to start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of [...]

June 11th, 2012

Computex 2012 Proves Future Disruptive Change Might Not be in Hardware

Computex 2012 wrapped up this weekend in Taipei, ending what turned out to be a 5-day extravaganza of all things Windows 8 and merely a follow-up to last year’s expo. Grappling with the fact that the future of computing doesn’t necessarily lie in progressively faster processing power, and shift of the high-end consumer over to [...]

June 9th, 2012

HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to Bloomberg [...]

June 8th, 2012

Thunderbolt Has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of “Light Peak” – began its [...]

June 8th, 2012

Noctua Makes the ‘Stealth Helicopter’ of PC Fans

Austrian cooling company Noctua is developing a PC fan that employs Active Noise Cancellation technology, which if the company’s claims hold true, would make for a nearly silent cooler. Noctua has partnered with RotoSub to apply this technology to a P.C environment. Active Noise Cancellation works by emitting a sound wave of the noise at [...]

June 7th, 2012

Desktop Trinity a No-Show at Computex 2012

As predicted by numerous industry pundits, due to delays the desktop version of AMD’s Trinity APU is a no-show at Computex. Originally projected for an August launch, the desktop version of Trinity is now expected in September-October. SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on the delay in early June, followed by TechEye. Benchmarks done to date indicate that [...]

June 7th, 2012

Acer’s $200 Tablet Could be a Game Changer

For Android manufactures, cutting through the cacophony of tablets present at this year’s Computex is proving to be a challenge as the discussion is focused around the Windows 8 offerings from the major OEMs. Acer, however, could very well change that by beating most manufacturers’ price points. Spotted on the Computex expo floor, the 7-inch [...]

June 7th, 2012

AMD Offers Alternative to Ultrabooks With Trinity Powered Laptop-Tablet Hybrid

For AMD, Intel’s ultrabooks are not an Ivy Bridge too far. In addition to launching its new line of Brazos chips at their Wednesday press conference, AMD also showed off what it hopes will be its ultrabook-killer: a laptop-tablet hybrid powered by AMD’s recently announced Trinity APU. What defines the device as a laptop-tablet hybrid [...]

June 7th, 2012

Lenovo’s Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet Shown Off at Computex

At last year’s Computex Microsoft first introduced Windows 8 to the world, teasing those in attendance with a glimpse of the new heterogeneous OS and its refashioned UI. This year’s event is Windows 8’s coming out party. Lenovo has a big showing at Computex this year, and is debuting their first Windows 8 tablet under [...]

June 6th, 2012

AMD Launches Brazos 2.0

Welcoming the world to the “age of acceleration”, AMD launched its new E-series APU – known as Brazos 2.0 – at a press conference at Computex hosted by CEO Rory Read and AMD’s general manager of global business units Lisa Su. “In 2011, we showed the industry you could get discrete-level GPU power in a [...]