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.

AORUS Notebooks Updated with New X5 and X3 Plus

If you think the rather subdued (some might even go so far as to say drab or boring) Gigabyte gaming notebooks aren’t for you, the company has their AORUS...

14 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Hands On with Gigabyte Notebooks at CES

One of the notebook vendors that I’ve been really interested in visiting is Gigabyte, as their P-series offerings look quite promising. Aesthetics are of course a rather subjective topic...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AMD Demonstrates Working Carrizo Laptop Prototype

In our visit with AMD we got to see something I wasn’t really expecting: a functioning Carrizo laptop. (Note that AMD wouldn't let us take pictures, but they did...

61 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AMD Shows Off Multiple FreeSync Displays

We met with AMD and among other things, one item they wanted to show us was the essentially final versions of several upcoming FreeSync displays. Overall AMD and their...

118 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Dell CES Hands On

We got a chance to gets some hands on time with the new Dell products yesterday. Likely the biggest announcement was the Dell XPS 13, with what Dell is...

19 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2015

MediaTek Demonstrates 120 Hz Mobile Display

While we often don’t deeply discuss MediaTek as a company, they are a major force in the mobile space. Their SoCs are widely used in the mid-range and budget...

31 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 1/7/2015

CES 2015 Lenovo Hands On

Lenovo launched several new devices at CES with a push to Broadwell across the lineup of PCs. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X250, T550, T450s, E550, E450, and L450 all...

11 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2015

Seagate and LaCie at CES 2015

Seagate acquired LaCie a couple of years back. We saw some complementary product lineups last year, but this time around, the integration seems to be well and truly complete...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2015

Synology's BeyondCloud Series - NAS Units made User-Friendly

Synology has put out some interesting updates (both expected as well as unexpected) in the lead up to the new year. At CES 2015, the focus is on a...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2015

Lenovo Launches LaVie Series Of Ultraportable Notebooks

Lenovo has had a slew of announcements at CES already, but none of the previously announced devices can really compare to the portability of the new LaVie line of...

26 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2015

Lenovo Updates The Yoga Family At CES

Lenovo launched the new Yoga 3 Pro back in October 2014, with a watch band hinge and Core-M under the hood. Today the rest of the Yoga laptop line...

10 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2015

Intel Shipping 14nm Cherry Trail

Also on the list of Intel announcements today is that Cherry Trail, the next generation Atom architecture, is shipping to customers. For end-users, this means a realistic time frame...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2015

HP Introduces Multiple Monitors At CES Including 5K 27” Display

HP has announced a staggering number of monitors today, and have reset the bar on pricing. A total of seven monitors have been announced today, and all offer something...

23 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X250

There’s a theme with the Lenovo updates being announced today: in most cases, the new models are similar to the previous generation, only now with Intel’s Broadwell-U processors in...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Broadwell Version

Lenovo has a whole slew of announcements coming out over the next few days, but let’s start at the top with the updated X1 Carbon. The latest iteration upgrades...

25 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI WS60 and WT70 Mobile Workstations

Wrapping up the MSI Notebooks coverage, also on display at MSI’s suite were a couple of their latest mobile workstations. These are lower volume parts and basically take their...

0 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI GT80 Titan: Full Specs Revealed

Last year, MSI teased us with some images of their upcoming GT80 Titan notebook, an 18.4” gaming behemoth with support for SLI GPUs and a full Cherry MX mechanical...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Announces GS30 Shadow Laptop and GPU Expansion Dock

One of the very interesting looking laptops from MSI is their upcoming GS30, which carries on the thin and light theme of the GS series but extends that down...

40 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

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