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Hi-res screens and 2-in-1s dominate at Computex 2013, Windows RT struggles on

New 2-in-1 computers that combine the best of tablets and laptops, the rise of high resolutions laptop displays, and the fall of Windows RT; these and other trends dominated Computex 2013.
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Microsoft demos Windows 8.1 Start button, talks updated portrait mode for mini tablets

In a new Windows 8.1 video from Computex 2013, we catch a glimpse of the new Start button in action, and find out more about how mini-Windows tablets, like the 8-inch Acer W3, will handle portrait mode.
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HP planning to release fanless Haswell tablet sometime this year

HP is attempting to create a fanless Haswell-powered tablet by the end of this year. The proposed tablet was supposedly on stage at this year's Computex during one of Intel's keynote presentations, but was shown no attention.
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Microsoft’s Windows RT absent at Computex

Windows RT was completely absent from Computex 2013, and analysts are suggesting that the upcoming release of a Qualcomm chip and the Windows RT 8.1 update is keeping OEMs from delivering any Windows RT-based devices.
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7-inch Windows 8 Bay Trail tablet from Inventec unveiled at Computex

Computex 2013 sees the unveiling of the Inventec Lyon, a small 7-inch Windows 8 tablet that features an Intel Bay Trail processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS screen, and weighs only one pound.
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MSI shows off GS70 Stealth gaming laptop with touchpad display

MSI showed off a concept gaming notebook with a separate touchscreen display. The 17.3-inch display on the MSI GS70 Stealth concept gaming rig is not a touchscreen; instead, a touchscreen display takes the place of a traditional trackpad.
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Asus unveils Republic of Gamers G750 laptop with Thunderbolt, Nvidia GTX 765M GPU

Asus unleashes its17-inch RoG G750 gaming laptop at Computex 2013. For $1,400, you get a next-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia GTX 765M discrete graphics, a Thunderbolt port, and even dual-SSD storage.
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Intel unveils ‘world’s fastest’ Thunderbolt thumb drive at Computex

Intel released a prototype of its latest creation, a Thunderbolt thumb drive, at this year's Computex. The small drive promises data transfers of 10Gbps and comes with a capacity of 128GB.
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Microsoft will ship ‘small’ Windows 8 tablets with free copy of Office 2013

Microsoft is adding even more software to Windows 8 tablets. The company announced at Computex 2013 that "small" Windows 8 tablets will ship with free copies of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
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AMD gets with the times, begins developing chips for Android and Chrome OS

Advanced Micro Devices, after years of exclusively developing chips for Windows OS, has announced that it will begin working on chips for Google's Android and Chrome OS in PCs and tablets.
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Intel expects Bay Trail-powered tablets to start at $200

Intel is planning to roll out its new Bay Trail processors in tablets sometime in the future and wants to keep the tablets below a $200 price point. The Bay Trail-powered tablets are expected to run Windows 8.1 and fall between 7- and…
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Microsoft shows off first public demo of Windows 8.1 at Computex 2013

Microsoft releases a preview video of Windows 8.1 that puts some of its new features into action, including the new motion-sensing wallpapers, Bing-powered search, 4-app Snap mode, and the new lock screen as photo frame.
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Fujitsu shows off Haswell-powered Lifebook UH90 with 3200 x 1800 IGZO touchscreen

Fujitsu announced its Lifebook UH90 at Computex, the big brother to the Lifebook UH75. The new Ultrabook features an Ultra HD 3200 x 1800 IGZO display, Haswell processor, large 500GB HDD, and a rugged exterior design.
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Windows RT 8.1 update will bring Outlook 2013 to Windows RT tablets

Microsoft revealed at Computex 2013 that it's bringing its popular Outlook software to Windows RT and Microsoft Surface RT tablets. The free addition is due later this year and will come out with the Windows 8.1 update.
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AMD launches new ‘Richland’ A-Series desktop APUs to combat Haswell

Announced today at Computex, AMD's Richland, like Intel’s Haswell, is an evolutionary improvement of existing processor technology. The new part upgrades the integrated graphics processor to a Radeon 8000-series part while tweaking the…
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Sony revamps Vaio Duo slider, intros ‘world’s lightest’ Ultrabooks to Vaio line

The Sony Vaio Duo 11 was an innovative hybrid tablet/laptop but didn't quite live up to its potential. The new Duo 13 aims to improve on the design while keeping the core of what made the form factor interesting. And if sliders aren't your…
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MSI’s Haswell GT60 3K Edition laptop boasts near-Retina 2880 x 1620 display

MSI reveals its GT60 3K Edition notebook at Computex. The laptop features a sharp 2880 x 1620 resolution, and a Haswell Core i7-4930MX processor. It's perhaps the sharpest looking Haswell-integrated laptop seen so far.
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Asus announces ET2702 AiO with 2560 x 1440 IPS display

In a flurry of product announcements, Asus also released its brand new AiO at Computex. The ET2702 is a work of architectural art and features some really powerful internal hardware. Pair all of this with a unique keyboard and mouse, and an…