NEWS

June 4th, 2013, 7:41 AM

Taking on ARM Defines Intel’s Announcements at Computex 2013

There once was a time when Intel was in crisis mode. While it could make a damn fine processor that ran circles around its competition in speed tests, growth in that sector is non-existent thanks to the market shifting towards a mobile centric growth structure. If Intel didn’t move with the market, it wouldn’t necessarily [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 1:30 PM

ASUS Brings New 7 and 10 inch Tablets to Computex

Coming off the success of last year’s Nexus 7, ASUS came to Computex 2013 with a strong lineup of 7 and 10 inch tablets.  These are meant to be strong follow-ups to last year’s products while also providing competition for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 which will be available in 8″ and 10.1″ sizes. ASUS [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 10:30 AM

Hardware Canucks Tours Lian Li’s Factory in Taipei

Taiwan’s Lian Li has spent a lot of money ensuring that they can build high-quality cases. While the company’s competition has largely outsourced the manufacturing process to the Mainland, Lian Li manufacturers in an industrial suburb of Taipei. Regardless of the heated competition, Lian Li’s cases are still known as some of the best around [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 9:18 AM

Seagate’s BS Teh: ‘SSD’s Are Not Going to Take Over the World’

Being Seagate hasn’t been easy during the past two years. While the company wasn’t impacted by the floods in Thailand (a center for memory manufacturing) in late 2011, it has been dealt a rough hand during the past two years in the form of widespread mechanical failures in certain drives, a customer backlash over shortened warranties, and scathing [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:31 AM

ASUS Bets Big on Tegra 4 with Transformer Pad Infinity Refresh

For a while it looked as if Tegra 4 was going to be dead on arrival. While NVIDIA put on an impressive performance when it first launched the chip earlier this year, OEMs largely said “no thanks” and most passed on putting the SoC in their gear. Fast forward to Computex in Taipei, and its [...]

June 3rd, 2013, 6:25 AM

ASUS’ Transformer Book Trio is a Desktop, Tablet and Notebook

Though Computex doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow in Taiwan, ASUS has already announced what is sure to be one of the more innovative products of the show: the Transformer Book Trio. What makes the Transformer Book Trio interesting is its hybrid nature — hyped before the show as WeTransform — as a notebook, tablet, and [...]

June 2nd, 2013, 10:30 AM

Computex 2013: an AMD comeback, Windows 8.1 and More Tablets

What does the next year for computing hold? Well, in all likelihood you’ll find it at Computex. While January’s Consumer Electronics Show makes the case that the “big tent” expo is drifting out of relevancy, as manufacturers prefer the quiet of their own events to the cacophony of a shared space, Computex, in the heart of [...]

May 29th, 2013, 8:28 PM

Computex Coverage Begins This Weekend

Hardware Canucks News Editor Sam Reynolds and YouTube host Dmitry will be in Taipei next week for Computex 2013. Coverage begins this weekend with pre-show analysis. Here’s Dmitry announcing the news via YouTube:

May 22nd, 2013, 9:17 AM

MSI Launches AMD Richland Powered Gaming Notebooks

MSI’s new GX60 and GX70 both use the Richland A10-5750M while offering affordable gaming performance for $1400 and less.   With gaming notebooks rapidly gaining ground as desktop replacement devices, MSI has partnered with AMD to offer a pair of new laptops which leverage the features of Richland alongside some impressive graphics horsepower. At the [...]

May 14th, 2013, 8:57 AM

Nokia Officially Announces Details of Lumia 925

Nokia announced its flagship Windows 8 phone, the Lumia 925, today. The phone largely has the same specs as the Lumia 920, save for the display and the camera. Nokia says the 925 will be powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2,000 mAh battery and 16GB of storage (the [...]