COMPUTEX 2011

June 3rd, 2011, 12:25 PM

Honeycomb on Oak Trail Tablet Disappoints at Computex

Intel’s keynote at Computex highlighted the advancements their Oak Trail platform would make in the tablet market. However, according to benchmarks done by tweakers.net , Intel has a long way to go before we can bid farewell to ARMs. The tablet that the folks at tweakers.net got their hands on was a prototype made by [...]

June 3rd, 2011, 11:06 AM

Kingston Digital Unveils First SandForce-based SSD

Kingston Technology today announced it has teamed up with SandForce Inc., a leader in high-performance SSD (Solid-State Drive) processors, to launch its first SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) based SSD targeted at enthusiasts, gamers, and performance users. The Kingston HyperX SSD feature the latest and most reliable SandForce controller to date, and is also available as [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 11:31 PM

NZXT to Make Popular Phantom Case Line “Pretty in Pink”

It started as an April fools joke, and soon it might just actually come to fruition. Computer accessory manufacturer NZXT is plans to produce a limited edition version of its Phantom computer case — in pink. This began as an April fools joke when NZXT put out a press release where the Marketing Manager of [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 5:04 PM

Texas Instruments Launches new ARM Chip at Computex

Processor manufacturer Texas Instruments (TI) today announced at Computex an update to it’s ARM based line of OMAP 4 chips, the OMAP 4470. The OMAP 4470 has a clockspeed of 1.8 GHz, and it is powered by two 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A9 engines and two 266-MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores. This is a noticeable upgrade from the [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 2:16 PM

webOS Powered HP Touchpad Makes an Appearence at Computex

HP has been aggressively promoting their webOS operating system, a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS/Android and the tablet version of Windows 8, so it was rather expected it would have a “surprise” appearance on their new tablet at Computex in Taipei. Originally, webOS began as the successor to Palm OS and was demonstrated by Palm [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 10:56 AM

Spotted at Computex: “Cedar Trail” Based mini-ITX Motherboard from ASUS

Today at Computex ASUS is showing off one of their new motherboard offerings, a small form factor mini-ITX motherboard that is based on Intel’s new “Cedar Trail” platform. This motherboard uses the NM10 chipset, comes equipped with a 32nm Atom D2700 chip, a PCI-Express slot, two slots for DDR-3 RAM, four USB controllers, and built [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 9:45 AM

Spire Introduces the Swirl Cylinder Towering CPU Cooler

Spire Corp officially introduced its new Swirl CPU cooler today. Utilizing three (3) sintered powder all copper 8mm thick heat pipes and a vertical cylinder design the Swirl is ready to push your CPU to maximum performance. The Swirl is constructed with a combination of an all copper base and all-direction aluminum fins to provide [...]

June 2nd, 2011, 9:31 AM

G.Skill Breaks the Overclocking World Record on the Intel LGA 1155 Platform

During the first day of Computex 2011, three legendary overclockers, Shamino, Fredyama and Young Pro smashed the super Pi 32M record at the G.Skill booth. They achieved incredible Super Pi 32M time of 5min 33.172s with amazing ram speed of DDR3 2340MHz CL6-9-6-25 1T. This is the fastest Super Pi 32M record recorded using the [...]

June 1st, 2011, 5:00 PM

Updated: Microsoft Gives D9 Crowd a Preview of Windows 8, Reveals More Details at Computex

Updated 9:30 PM PDT Steven Sinofsky, who presides over Microsoft’s Windows division, gave the crowd at the D9 conference a sneak peak of Windows 8 during his keynote address. Sinofsky told the crowd that “We tried with Windows 8 to reimagine how you work with a PC”. The entire Operating System has been visually redesigned [...]

June 1st, 2011, 1:09 PM

Zalman Highlights Coolers at Computex

Compared to some of the companies here at Computex, Zalman is not really a large player in the technology market. However, despite their relatively small size the Korean manufacturer of cooling products is a company that takes Computex seriously. This year is no exception; Zalman has unveiled a number of innovative cooling products at Computex. [...]