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Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

By Cat Thomas

The Computex trade show in Taiwan usually has a few wonderful and downright weird tech tricks up its sleeve and 2017 was no exception.Computex 2017 also hosted a live PC case modding challenge so, as well as some truly innovative designs sponsored by... Read more

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

By Cat Thomas

Computex has very much been about the onslaught of super-slim gaming machines due to the launch of Nvidia’s Max-Q architecture.However, we spotted a beauty in the desktop replacement category from MSI. The first thing that grabbed our attention was... Read more

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

By Cat Thomas

While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year’s Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016’s model, and we suspected that there were going to be some worthwhile improvements. We decided to take a... Read more

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

By Cat Thomas

A crowd-funded tablet/laptop hybrid might not usually catch the eye, but clearly Microsoft feels there's something special about the Eve V. It highlighted the relatively unknown product during its Computex keynote.This is especially significant considering... Read more

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

By Cat Thomas

The announcement of Nvidia's Max-Q during Computex 2017 in Taiwan has seen some interesting slimline gaming machines launched this week. Pocket-lint had some time with the MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro on the show floor and it's a fantastic piece of work.The... Read more

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

By Cat Thomas

Samsung announced its latest iteration of the Notebook 9 series at Computex this year and it comes with something extra. The Notebook 9 Pro has an embedded S Pen stylus and we got to go hands-on with the device on the show floor.As the device was... Read more

Gigabyte VR 720 Motion Stimulator at Computex shows future of VR

Gigabyte VR 720 Motion Stimulator at Computex shows future of VR

By Cat Thomas

Gigabyte stole the show for VR at Computex 2017 with their 720° Motion Stimulator. Pocket-lint managed to charm their way into a try and it was every bit as cool as it looks.The Gigabyte VR 720° has two axis which each allow 360° rotation, hence the... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

By Cat Thomas

The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... Read more

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

By Cat Thomas

Asus’ Zenbook range has quite the following with its glorious designs and excellent specs at very competitive prices.At the Asus press conference held ahead of Computex on Monday, the latest addition to the family was announced, and it appears to be... Read more

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

By Cat Thomas

Asus spruced up its Vivo Book range, with the Vivo Book S and Vivo Book Pro S15, which appeal to the budget-conscious end of the market.Vivo Book Pro S15The Vivo Book Pro S15 is looking like a steal, starting at just a shade over £600. For your money,... Read more

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

By Cat Thomas

Asus started off its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Monday by announcing an all-new device: the 13 inch Zenbook Flip S.As you may have inferred from the name, this is convertible, and we have to say it looks pretty sleek. At just 1.1kg and... Read more

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

By Cat Thomas

Japan’s top tech show, CEATEC, was held this week in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. And although it has always been traditionally known as a consumer electronics event, this year the show’s organisers took a sharp turn and focused on IoT instead.The result... Read more

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

By Cat Thomas

During this year’s Computex show in Taipei we got to spend some time checking out Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptops: the Aorus series. And what we were treated to were a mixture of already impressive machines and exciting in-the-pipeline news.We kick off... Read more

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

By Cat Thomas

Gigabyte was showing off its gaming ultrabook range at this year’s Computex and they were eye-catching to say the least. Fantastic specs combined with super long battery life make for real competitors in this area.The Gigabyte Aero 14 leads these are... Read more

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

By Cat Thomas

Wandering around the show floor at Computex last week, we came across this dinky little 360-degree 3D camera for Android devices.Called the NeoEye, it attaches to your Android phone and enables you to record VR footage on the go.The company behind it,... Read more

Seawolf mini-submarines are the GoPro drones of the sea

Seawolf mini-submarines are the GoPro drones of the sea

By Cat Thomas

These impressive looking underwater drones caught our eye at this year’s Computex. They look like something out of the James Bond movies, but are actual devices that could help divers capture their best moments.Should you want to grab some awesome... Read more

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

By Cat Thomas

Having spent the entire week at Computex 2016 in Taipei, we found plenty of gadgets and technology that didn't quite fit into regular categories.Indeed, some of the most fun moments we had were when we stumbled across some of the stranger devices lurking... Read more

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

By Cat Thomas

Virtual reality gaming is currently expensive but it seems some companies are determined to change that.Alongside AMD’s $199 RX 480 graphics card announced at Computex in Taipei, Microsoft showed a $400 (£277) VR headset made by 3Glasses during its... Read more

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

By Cat Thomas

AMD shook things up at its Computex press conference in Taipei by announcing the Polaris Radeon Series RX 480 graphics card.At first glance the Radeon RX 480 might not seem much of a match for competitor Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but AMD demonstrated... Read more

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

By Cat Thomas

The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year.Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... Read more

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

By Cat Thomas

Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect.Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... Read more

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

By Cat Thomas

Asus has stealthily been building up quite the smartphone following over the past two years since it launched the Zenfone series.According to the company, the Zenfone and Zenfone 2 have hit user rates of 30 million in 30 markets. The launch of the new... Read more

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight.The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... Read more

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

By Cat Thomas

Asus pulled a rabbit out of the hat at its pre-Computex press conference, showing off its first venture into robotics with the ever-so-cute Zenbo.The diminutive household robot joined Johnny Shih, Asus' chairman, onstage and made quite the impression... Read more

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

By Cat Thomas

Amidst the flurry of SmartHome devices and solutions on display at this year’s Computex in Taipei, one really stood out for us here at Pocket-lint. The OPCOM Farm Cube allows those with no suitable outdoor space to run a mini farm that can operate remotely... Read more

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

By Cat Thomas

Computer 2015, in Taipei, is one of Asia's largest computer trade shows and gives manufacturers a chance to showcase their latest creations, be it a super thin ultrabook or a brand new smartwatch.The main press conferences held across the week by companies... Read more

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as "Earth's most powerful 15-inch" laptop in the company's official literature. That's a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year's Computex... Read more

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Asus announced a plethora of devices at the Computex show this year and the T100HA drew some considerable attention. Not because it's the fanciest looking tablet-meets-laptop around, but because it promises plenty for what is likely to be an affordable... Read more

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Microsoft revealed a prototype by Toshiba at its press conference at Computex in Taipei, highlighting Windows Hello and what could be possible in the future.The new prototype device, which doesn't even have a name as yet, was one of a handful of devices... Read more

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Following its announcement at Acer's annual press conference in New York, the Predator 8 gaming tablet debuted with its full innards at Intel's press conference at Computex in Taipei. It's the work of the two companies' desires to create a gaming tablet... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

The Acer Aspire Switch 10V is a nifty little number that runs Intel's latest processor, Cherry Trail, and is powered by Intel's new Atom X5-Z8300.This reasonably lightweight tablet features a magnetic dock, chiclet keyboard, and an easy-to-use trackpad... Read more

Asus ZenFone Selfie: It's selfie time (hands-on)

Asus ZenFone Selfie: It's selfie time (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Asus showcased its newest offering the Asus ZenFone Selfie at its press conference in Taipei today ahead of Computex 2015 this week, promising users the ultimate selfie whenever they need to snap themselves. As the name suggests, the primary function... Read more

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Toshiba recently announced the Kira L93 which goes on sale in Japan this month. Pocket-lint was able to get a hands-on with this "7-in-1" device at Computex as it's interesting enough to warrant further investigation.The Kira L93 gets the 7-in-1 moniker... Read more

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

By Cat Thomas

Much of the buzz around Computex 2014 has been based on the advent of Intel's Core M architecture which heralds the arrival of wafer-thin fanless devices as early as late 2014.Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get a quick hands-on with on Intel's reference... Read more

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

The Gigabyte Padbook S11M is an odd mix of the predictable and the unusual: we like it and for some it is going to be exactly what they want. Pocket-lint got to play with tablet on the show floor at Computex 2014.What we like about the S11M are the nifty... Read more

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Dell announced a couple of new laptops at Computex 2014  and Pocket-lint managed to track down the Inspiron 11-inch and get a play with it. The Inspiron 11 3000 is a 2-in-1 hinged device - much like the Lenovo Yoga. The device can operate as a laptop,... Read more

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Asus are fond of combining devices to give all-in-one solutions, but they appear to have excelled themselves with the newly-announced Transformer Book V5. Pocket-lint was on hand at Computex 2014 to check out this mysteriously epic sounding device.The... Read more

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Pocket-lint got to have a brief play-around with Asus' new Zenbook, the NX500, today at Computex and it left a very pleasing impression on most of our senses.Asus seemed pretty proud of the new Zenbook NX500's display, and rightly so. At 100 per cent... Read more

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

By Cat Thomas

Asus tantalised attendees at this year's Computex with a look at its latest Transformer Book the T300 Chi.The super thin detachable is still "in the works" but we can tell you that the 12.5-inch tablet is set to be the world's thinnest at a mere 7.3mm.... Read more

Acer Liquid E700, E600, Jade, and Z200 turn up at Computex for a hands-on

Acer Liquid E700, E600, Jade, and Z200 turn up at Computex for a hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Acer’s new mobile phone range effortlessly spans a range of different customers with some neat new features and improvements that apply across the spectrum.From the highly anticipated Liquid Jade and the heavy-user friendly E700 to the kid and senior... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

By Cat Thomas

Acer has unveiled its first smartband; The Liquid Leap at Computex in Taipei and Pocket- was at a preview event to get a hands-on experience with the new wrist band, but does it have what it takes to appeal, and more importantly stand out form the gluttony... Read more

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

By Cat Thomas

At the close of Microsoft’s presentation on the eagerly awaited Windows 8.1 at Computex the company quickly flashed a very interesting looking device. The world’s first 7-inch Bay Trail-powered tablet designed to run on Windows 8.1 (and indeed Windows... Read more

Windows 8.1 previewed

Windows 8.1 previewed

By Cat Thomas

Ahead of the official launch later this year, probably in the autumn, and beta version due at Build this month, Microsoft has given a half-hour live demonstration of Windows 8.1 at its Computex summit.Right from the kick-off it's clear that Microsoft... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Acer has updated its popular S3 and S7 Aspire Ultrabooks to take advantage of the new Intel fourth-generation processors (Haswell) and the accompanying benefits, such as improved power efficiency and a thinner form factor, and Pocket-lint was on hand... Read more

Acer Liquid S1 pictures and hands-on

Acer Liquid S1 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Acer has thrown its hat into the phablet ring with the launch of the Liquid S1 at Computex on Monday. With a 5.7-inch 1280x 720 screen it joins the ranks of similar devices with a couple of extra touches and we caught up with the device to see whether... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review

Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review

By Cat Thomas

With the Iconia W3, its new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, Acer is hoping to put a fully-functioning desktop in the palm of your hand and wipe out the need for the iPad mini or Nexus 7 at the same time. It seems it might well have achieved exactly that.The... Read more

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 pictures and hands-on

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Asus upped the ante in its quest to seize a larger slice of the Smartphone/phablet pie with the announcement of its 6-inch Fonepad Note FHD 6 at Computex on Monday.Up against the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Huawei Ascend Mate, the FonePad Note slots... Read more

Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review

Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review

By Cat Thomas

After last year’s launch of the dual-screened Taichi at Computex, Asus has a bit of a reputation to maintain and it didn’t disappoint this year with the announcement of the Asus Transformer Book Trio – a three-in-one mobile device which switches... Read more

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMo Pad FHD 10 pictures and hands-on

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMo Pad FHD 10 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Among a veritable sandstorm of new product launches at Computex, Asus announced the very affordable MeMo Pad HD 7 and the 10-inch MeMo 10 FHD.Both run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, feature the Asus trademark rounded contours, feel comfortable to hold and come... Read more