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    Best of Computex 2017

    Computex 2017 is winding down today, and after a week of massive processors and slim laptops, we’re ready to look back and pick our winners. That gets harder every year — Computex is on the upswing, with more and more exhibitors showing up to show off their goods. Even Dell, long absent from the halls of […]

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    Esports and AI Pushed Computing to New Heights at Computex 2017

    With Moore’s Law changing and Intel taking longer to shrink their transistors, there’s been talk of silicon becoming a thing of the past in the semiconductor industry. If silicon’s days are indeed numbered, it looks like it’s going to go out with a bang — thanks to a couple brand new, lucrative, and very power hungry […]

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    The 9 Craziest Cases and Mods We Saw at Computex 2017

    So, I’m going to just head this off at the pass — I’m well aware of how many super rad case mods I missed at Computex this year. That’s either a testament to my bad eyesight or, more likely, that there are more totally sweet case mods on the show floor than can possibly be covered […]

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    The Acer Predator Z35P Looks Like a Solid Widescreen Curved Gaming Monitor

    In the market for a new gaming monitor? With resolutions going up and HDR becoming more and more widespread, it’s getting harder to tell which monitor makes the most sense to buy. For those that are trying to weigh their options carefully, the new Acer Predator Z35P seems like it might hit the sweet spot. […]

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    The Nvidia Isaac Initiative Includes a Virtual Reality Academy for Robot AIs

    The most surreal and deeply fascinating moment of Computex 2017 took place yesterday during the Nvidia press conference, when over a dozen virtual robots tried to slap hockey pucks into nets. It was a demonstration of how autonomous cars will learn how to drive themselves in the future. We can explain! Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was […]

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    Laptops Running on the AMD Ryzen Mobile Chipset are Coming Later This Year

    Want an affordable laptop that can run Overwatch decently while letting you stream your sick D.Va skills at the same time? That’s the promise of Ryzen Mobile, the laptop-friendly version of AMD’s new high-end processors. We’ll soon find out if they can keep that promise — the first Ryzen Mobile laptops are coming later this year. The […]

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    Intel Announces New High-Performance Core X Line of CPUs, Along with a Core i9

    After years of just the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7, Intel decided they need to make a statement at Computex 2017 — especially with AMD making a lot of waves with their Ryzen processors. At the Intel keynote in Taipei, Vice President Gregory Bryant confirmed the rumors and unveiled the company’s new enthusiast Core […]

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    Nvidia Max-Q Design Will Enable Light and Thin High-Performance Gaming Laptops

    Remember when you had to settle for a so-so gaming laptop because you really didn’t want to lug around a 12-pound behemoth? Nvidia just made that compromise unnecessary. At his Computex 2017 keynote in Taipei, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed Max-Q, a new design approach to the company’s GPUs that enable shockingly thin and light […]

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    The Asus ZenBook Flip S is So Thin It’s Almost Dangerous

    What we think of it as a product aside, I can’t help but be amazed at what Asus just revealed at their Computex 2017 press conference today. The 13.3″ ZenBook Flip S is crazy small for a laptop of any kind, at just 10.9 mm thick — especially one with premium specs. But, after a little […]

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    The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe and Pro are Powerful Lightweight Laptops

    Asus got started early at Computex 2017, holding their press conference today before the official start of the show. Here’s what they couldn’t wait to tell us — details about their next ZenBooks. The ZenBook Deluxe and Pro have the expected hardware refreshes, along with a few other additions that make them look attractive for […]

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    Here’s What We’re Looking Forward to at Computex 2017

    Computex, one of the world’s biggest tech trade shows, just kicked off in Taipei, Taiwan. Over the years, Computex has been a big forum for raw power — we’ve seen Intel often unveil their latest generation of processors here, and just last year both Nvidia and AMD announced big leaps forward in their GPUs. It’s big […]

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    The Acer Nitro Series is a New Line of Midrange Gaming Laptops [Hands-On]

    UPDATE 06/01/17 – I got some hands-on time with the Nitro 5 at Acer’s Computex booth, and I liked what I saw. It’s hefty in a world that suddenly has somewhat light gaming laptops, but it’s a formidable performer for its price. I played Overwatch for a few minutes and got stable 60 fps performance playing in […]