Trade Shows

This year marked my fifth year at Computex, starting from 2011. Out of the trade shows I attend each year, it ranks as number one for a variety of reasons – the location (Taiwan) is a great country to visit and experience, most of the PC component companies I deal with on a day-to-day basis are there, and every year there tends to be a number of big launches either just before, during, or immediately after. Each year of my Computex visits, we have synchronized with a company in order to obtain both a tour of the headquarters as well as a high profile interview. This year we had a chance to visit MSI, based in the Zhonghe district of New Taipei City.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Starts at $2199, Shipping Today

Here's the default configuration for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and it starts shipping today. Full specs and details here.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

The next-generation MacBook Pro: Ports

Two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI out, MagSafe 2 (thinner), SD card reader, headphone out, and two USB 3.0 ports.

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Inside the next generation MacBook Pro

Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) Up to 768GB SSD Up to 16GB of RAM Up to 7 hours of battery life, 30 days of standby 802.11n (3x3:3) and BT 4.0 Asymmetric fan blades to...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

This is the next generation MacBook Pro

Alongside updated Ivy Bridge MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple is introducing a third member of its notebook lineup. This is the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple's Updated MacBook Pro: Ivy Bridge and Kepler

As expected, Apple updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon as well as NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M in the 15-inch model. Prices remain the same...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple Updates MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge, Up to 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, 512GB SSD

Apple just announced its MacBook Air updates. As expected you get Ivy Bridge, as well as up to 8GB of on-board DDR3-1600 memory and up to a 512GB SSD...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

WWDC 2012: App Store Facts

Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC and shared a few updates on the health and growth of the app store: - 400M app store accounts with stored credit...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

ECS Booth: Components in Gold, AIOs and an Ultrabook?!

Along with interviewing ECS VP David Chien, AnandTech was invited to browse around the ECS booth. With ECS’ main market being motherboards, the focus was ultimately on new...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2012

Acer's Iconia W700 Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablet: The Start of Something Big

My first meeting of Computex wasn't a meeting at all, rather it was Acer's press conference a day before the show officially started. In its press conference, Acer introduced...

141 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2012

Computex 2012: Lian Li Want To Sell You A Train, Or A Case with 26 3.5” HDD Slots

Visiting the Lian Li booth is always interesting. Last year we saw the TU-200 mini-ITX case aimed at taking a gaming machine with you on the move. ...

20 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2012

Synaptics' Hinge-less Clickpad and More at Computex 2012

After snagging long time AMD/ATIer Godfrey Cheng, Synaptics is looking to significantly increase its public exposure. As a manufacturer of touch controllers and touch platforms in an increasingly touch...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

EVGA's UV Plus 39 USB 3.0 Display Adapter

Along with a host of video cards, EVGA also brought its latest UV Plus USB display adapter to Computex. Now with USB 3.0 support, the UV Plus 39 can...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

Hands on With EVGA's GeForce GT 640

NVIDIA officially launched its first retail desktop GK107 part earlier this week as the GeForce GT 640. After getting a load of the mammoth GTX 680 Classified, EVGA's GeForce...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified, Water Cooling Optional

As one of the most well known NVIDIA partners we were expecting a heavily overclocked, very custom take on the GeForce GTX 680. At Computex EVGA brought its GeForce...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

TI Joins the Windows RT Demo Fray

Not one for being left out, TI had a demo of Windows RT running on its OMAP 4470 reference tablet. Microsoft instructed its partners not to show off anything...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

SandForce Demos 19nm Toshiba & 20nm IMFT NAND Flash

SandForce's controllers have fairly broad compatibility with NAND available on the market today. It shouldn't be a surprise that the first demo we saw of Toshiba's 19nm and Intel/Micron's...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

Acer Launches New Aspire V5 Series Laptops for the Budget Conscious Consumer

In the midst of all the Ultrabook announcements from Computex, there are also plenty of regular laptops coming out. Acer is launching a new line of laptops called V5...

12 by Jarred Walton on 6/7/2012

QNAP's JTB-400: A BYOD 4-bay Thunderbolt Enclosure

Ahh, finally what I've been asking for: a 4-bay Thunderbolt enclosure that allows you to bring your own disks. I'm reserving excitement until I see just how much QNAP's...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

ASUS Demonstrates Displays with Integrated Touch and WiDi

Years ago ASUS made the transition from being just a motherboard company to a notebook manufacturer. These days I'm getting the distinct impression ASUS would like to be much...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

ASUS' Colorful X401 Series

Priced below the S-series Ultrabooks is ASUS' X401, a fairly standard notebook without discrete graphics. ASUS seems to be really on point with the styling of its 2012 Ivy...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/7/2012

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