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Computing

MSI unveils Haswell-powered GT70 Dragon Edition 2 Extreme gaming laptop

MSI released an amped-up version of its popular gaming laptop with the GT70 Dragon Edition 2 Extreme gaming notebook. This device features impressive hardware and increased cooling technologies, as well as Intel's new Haswell processor.
Computing

Asus announces 31.5-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor [Updated]

Asus is unveiling a brand new 4K resolution 31.5-inch LCD display dubbed the PQ321. Asus' new monitor has an impressive resolution of 3840 x 2160, but we're sure it'll have an impressive price tag as well.
Mobile

Sonostar smartwatch first to use new 1.73-inch E Ink Mobius display

E Ink has announced a tiny, 1.73-inch version of its Mobius touchscreen at Computex 2013. It's ideally suited for smartwatches, and Sonostar has also revealed its Sono Smart Watch, the first device to use E Ink's new screen.
Mobile

Intel Merrifield-powered smartphone coming in 2014, but still no news on 4G LTE connectivity

Tablets out later this year which are driven by future versions of the Intel Bay Trail processor should be getting 4G LTE connectivity, but news on smartphones using the Merrifield processor getting 4G may have to wait until Mobile World…
Computing

Alienware X51 refresh powers up with Intel’s new Haswell chip

Dell refreshes its line of console-sized Alienware X51 gaming PCs for a new generation, with Haswell i5- and i7-equipped machines that play nice with Nvidia's GTX 670 GPUs.
Computing

Intel launches its Haswell processor, says Two-in-One devices will be “game changing”

Intel has officially launched its fourth generation Core processor, best known by its Haswell codename, at the Computex trade show, where VP of Sales and Marketing Tom Kilroy showed its game changing potential inside two-in-one…
Computing

The Predator is back – Acer’s gaming PC gets updated with Intel Haswell & Nvidia graphics

Acer just announced the newest update in its Predator desktop gaming PC with a new Intel Haswell processor, Nvidia graphics, and 3TB hard drive. The redesigned Predator tower has a new look in sleek black with red-orange detail on the front…
Computing

Acer’s Aspire V7 Ultrabook, Aspire V3 gaming notebook rock new Intel Haswell chips

Acer has given us more details about its Aspire V7 Ultrabook and the Aspire V3. Both rock the fourth gen of Intel's Core i7 processor and offer discrete graphics.
Computing

Dell refreshes XPS 12 and XPS 27 with Haswell chips; intros 21-inch touch monitor

Today at Computex 2013, Dell announced its most popular machines are getting the Haswell upgrade. This includes the iconic XPS 12 Ultrabook, XPS 27 all-in-one, and XPS 8700 desktop PC.
Mobile

Firefox OS tablets may already be in the works

At a private event at the Chinese Computex conference on Monday, Mozilla unveiled its first Firefox OS tablet. Foxconn recently became the 19th member of the Firefox OS development team, and is likely developing the new device for Mozilla.
Computing

Western Digital unveils WD Blue, world’s thinnest 1TB laptop hard drive

Western Digital unleashed its WD Blue ultra-slim 2.5-inch HDD at Computex. The drive features a 7mm slim design, whisper quiet operation, and a 1TB max capacity storage, all retailing for $140.
Computing

Seagate’s 5mm Laptop Ultrathin SATA HDD is small enough to fit into a tablet

Seagate introduces two 5mm-thin SATA drives for desktops, laptops, Ultrabooks, and even future tablets that you can upgrade on your own. The 500GB model retails for $90 and is available now.
Computing

Dell takes on Lenovo’s Yoga with its convertible XPS 11 Ultrabook/tablet

Dell announced its XPS 11 Ultrabook/tablet hybrid today at Computex. Featuring an 11.6-inch, 2560 x 1440 resolution, and a sleek looking carbon-woven exterior, this laptop-hybrid is poised to compete head on with Lenovo's Yoga 11s.
Computing

Here’s Haswell! Get up to speed on Intel’s faster, leaner, cooler 4th-gen processors

Intel's using Computex as a platform to launch its fourth generation of Core processors, code-named Haswell. The processors will be coming to a PC near you in the latter half of 2013. Should you wait for their release before buying your…
Computing

Asus reveals the easily upgradeable VivoPC and Windows 8 optimized VivoMouse

Asus has revealed the VivoPC and the VivoMouse during its busy Computex 2013 press conference. The former is an easily upgradeable mini PC, and the latter an optical mouse with a special Windows 8 optimized touchpad.
Android

Asus announces Transformer Pad Infinity with improved display and more

Asus boss Jonney Shih introduced a bunch of new products at Computex 2013 in Taipei on Monday, among them a refresh of the Transformer Pad Infinity tablet.
Computing

Acer updates Aspire S7 and S3 Ultrabooks with next-gen processors and touchscreens

Building on the previous success of the Aspire S7 and the Aspire S3, Acer announced updated versions with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, improved battery life, and WiDi.
Computing

Acer launches $380 Iconia W3: World’s first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

The first 8-inch tablet running a full version of Windows 8 has arrived in the form of the Acer Iconia W3. It'll be available for preorder at $380 starting June 4 and comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-loaded.