After a successful transformation in 2016, the organizers of Computex, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and TCA, are looking to top last year’s overwhelming achievement of 1,602 exhibitors, 5,000 booths and 40,969 international visitors came from 178 countries. InnoVEX at Computex, held for the first time in 2016, debuted with 217 startups from 22 countries, turning out to be the biggest startup gathering event in Asia.
Computex 2017 is set to open from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017 re-positioning to Building Global Technology Ecosystems with new themes on AI& Robotics, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, IoT Applications, and Gaming & VR. The result of an effective transformation last year brings more buyers and opportunities for Computex exhibitors and participation from industry leaders such as ASUS, COOLERMASTER, MICROSOFT and many others are expanding their display areas in 2017. Visitors will also see the last innovations from ABB, ACER, E-LEAD, INTEL, SUPERMICRO, THERMALTEK and many more international companies.
New Exhibits are the highlights at Computex 2017. Four featured exhibit areas are to compliment the new position and themes for Computex 2017. New exhibit, InnoVEX, is exclusively for innovative startups only. SmarTEX is the stage for the latest IoT applications. iStyle, is a special showcase for Apple MFi-certified peripherals. And Gaming & VR is the ultimate platform for the coolest high-performance gaming products.
The Computex d&i awards, organized by Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and iF, The International Forum Design, is entering the 10th anniversary. These awards honor products with excellent design as well as technical innovation. Computex d&i awards 2017 adds new award categories such as “Robots and Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of things” and “AR/VR Devices + Content” to encourage integration of innovative applications and upgrade industrial technology development.
The winning products will be displayed at Computex throughout the show and then go on the world tour for more international exposure. Leads generated during the show provide even more business opportunities for these winners, indicating substantial benefits of the awards. Computex d&i awards demonstrates as the significant international stage to showcase the latest innovative capabilities with designs for all the global ICT companies and startups.
Every year, TAITRA puts great efforts in organizing the best events to make visiting Computex a rewarding experience for all visitors. Some of the important events include:
- Computex will heat up with International Press Conference on May 29th, 2017. World media will preview the winners of 2017 Computex d&i awards as well as get the most updated show info.
- A variety of keynote & forums include CPX Conference which focus on industrial insights & future trends; InnoVEX forums for startups, series of Computex Tapei Forums, Intel e21 Forum, Microsoft Forum and more.
- InnoVEX exhibits, to take place at TWTC Hall 3, will also offer several forums/seminars, pitches and demos in the same hall. Visitors can expect non-stop action for 3 days and VCs, crowdfunders, accelerators, and industrial representatives will be able to meet and network with the future ICT stars.
- TAITRA organizes over a thousand Computex B2B procurement meetings and sourcing Taiwan for government procurement where invited buyers and government agencies from every corner of the world attend for their business needs.
- More than 100 new product announcements by exhibitors throughout the show period.
- Computex offers convenient and efficient registration channels:
- online registration starts March, 2017 on the official website: computextaipei.com.tw
- airport service counters are set up inside the airports where international visitors may register, get info, or pick up badges
- on-site registration counters are also located in the exhibition halls for quick registration and badge pickup.
- Computex visitors get NXP sponsored admission badges with easy hall access and discounts to contracted restaurants and shops in Taiwan. International visitors and media are offered an exceptional benefit of free unlimited ride on the Taipei Metro for all 5 show days.
- In addition to riding the Taipei Metro, free Computex shuttles from and to the airports are available as well as free inter-hall shuttles and hotel shuttles.
Computex is the total solution to meet the needs of all ICT professionals and more. It builds strategic alliances & ecosystem partners for ICT companies and bridges global startups with investors and manufacturers! Visit the most significant ICT/IoT & startup trade show in Asia from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017. InnoVEX runs for 3 days, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017.
MSI Launches new PCs for Gamers and Creators at Computex 2021
MSI has announced a range of new devices at Computex 2021, including new laptops, desktops, parts, and peripherals. The devices extend across of wide range of lines from MSI, including its Creator, Stealth, Raider, and Leopard devices.
Creator Series Laptops
MSI announced new laptops from its Creator, Raider, Stealth, Leopard, Sword, Pulse, and Katana lines. The over a performance increase of up to 30%, thanks to their 11th Gen Intel H series processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptops GPUs.
The Creator Z16 has a 16:10 display and thin bezels to help creators maximize screen real estate on the go. Its display is available with up to QHD+ resolution with 110% DCI-P3 color coverage. It runs on up to an RTX 3060 laptop GPU and an 11th Gen Intel CPU. Alongside the Creator Z16, MSI announced the new Creator M16 and Creator M17, which have a 16:10 QHD+ display and 4K Mini LED display, respectively.
Gaming Series Laptops
On the gaming side of things, MSI announced quite a few laptops. The GE76/66 Raider, GS76/66 Stealth, and GP76/66 Leopard series laptops focus on speed, with support for PCIe Gen4, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 6E. Display options for the gaming laptops include up to 360Hz or QHD at 240Hz.
The GE76 and GE66 Raider feature NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics with TGP up to 165W. The Pulse GL76/66, Katana GF76/66, and Sword 17/15 are more budget-friendly gaming laptops. The more affordable options have NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics.
MSI announced that it’s sold over 3 million monitors worldwide. It hopes to increase that number with its newly announced Optix MEG381CQR Plus monitor. It has a 2300R IPS curved panel and supports MSI’s Steelseries GameSense function. It’s the first monitor from MSI to support G-Sync Ultimate, which helps reduce tearing.
Three new flat gaming monitors from the Optix line were also announced; the Optix MPG341QR, Optix MPG321QRF-QD, and Optix MPG321UR-QD, the last of which supports HDMI 2.1 and 4K resolution at 144Hz.
MSI’s new Summit MS321 UP monitor is designed for eyecare while also delivering accurate colors. The monitor has a 4K display that can be ergonomically adjusted. It also supports the MSI Intelligence App, including the KVM function, which lets people toggle between two computers with a keyboard and mouse while using the same monitor.
Moving over to gaming desktops, MSI announced the MAG Infinite S3. It features front panels with an asymmetrical design that includes MSI mystic light. It runs on an 11th Gen Intel Core processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card. The MAG Infinite S3 supports NVIDIA Resizable BAR technology, which brings a 10% performance improvement to games.
The MPG GAMING MAVERIK is a bundle kit from MSI that features an Intel Core i7-11700K CPU, MPG CORELIQUID K360 SP, MPG Z5900 GAMING EDGE WIFI SP, and MPG VELOX 100P AIRFLOW SP. It also features Trident Z Maverik memory. The core frequency of the MPG Gaming MAVERIK can be boosted from 3.6GHz to 4.8GHz for all cores. The Creator P50 desktop is a compact PC built for creators.
MSI also announced the SUPRIM 35th Anniversary Limited Edition graphics card today. The graphics card is built on the SUPRIM series foundation, and MSI states that it “retains all the same key features.” In addition to the new GPU, MSI announced the X570S MAX Series motherboards. They feature fanless cooling for silent performance.
To go along with all the new PCs, MSI announced a couple of accessories. The IMMERSE GH62 WIRELESS EARBUDS are the first set of wireless earbuds from the company. They deliver “accurate audio reproduction, clear voice recording, low-latency responsiveness, and low maintenance,” according to MSI.
MSI unveiled the CLUTCH GM41 LIGHTWEIGHT WIRELESS gaming mouse as well. It’s a symmetrical gaming mouse that connects through a 2.4GHz signal. The mouse has a latency of just 1ms and is designed for FPS players. It weighs 74g, so you should be able to scoot it around the best desk mousepads quickly.
MSI has not shared pricing or availability for the new devices at this time.
GIGABYTE Launches New Ryzen-Powered Gaming Laptops
Hot of the release of the new generation of AERO creator and AORUS professional gaming laptops equipped with the GeForce RTX 30 series laptop GPUs, world-leading PC brand, GIGABYTE is proud to unveil the all-new mid-range gaming laptop series: GIGABYTE GAMING laptops. Introducing two models, the A5 and A7 laptops made for multitasking. Beyond gaming, the A7 laptop is GIGABYTE’s first mid-end gaming laptop to be equipped with AMD Ryzen 5000H series mobile processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series laptop GPUs.
As COVID-19 continues to ravage countries around the world, cities are once again under lockdown and people are once again subject to quarantine restrictions. Working remotely, learning remotely, and stay-at-home economics means accessible innovative computing is needed to meet the changes. GIGABYTE GAMING series targets Gen Z and Millennial users, by offering up machines built for “multitasking” and meeting multiple needs at once, whether it’s learning, commerce, gaming, or content creation. Capable of great performance, the GIGABYTE GAMING is ideal for everyday life, work, and entertainment. It features all-purpose product specifications – Up to 144 Hz refresh rate and 72% NTSC wide color gamut, 1+3 external display port, and three slots that support up to 6TB storage space. The GIGABYTE GAMING series is ready to offer high performance to the mid-range market.
The highlight of GIGABYTE’s new product launch is the 17-inch A7 gaming laptop, greatly anticipated by our loyal fans. The laptop is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX mobile processors, with Zen 3 architecture, which can operate up to 8 cores and 16 threads. This upgrade significantly enhances IPC and its frequencies, up to support 3 slots of the storage system, up to DDR4 3200 RAM (Maximum 64 GB), and Wi-Fi 6 Technology, allowing multi-tasking anytime, anywhere. Complimented with a 144Hz refresh rate gaming display, users are given a sensational experience in both gaming and visual entertainment. With the 72% NTSC wide color gamut standard and high contrast, the colors more authentic and appealing, and the screen displays more colors and finer details. This is an irreplaceable device for both gamers and creators.
In terms of performance, aside from upgrades to CPU and GPU, the A7 adopts the powerful WINDFORCE cooling system and comes with plenty of I/O port, allowing connection of up to three additional screens. In essence, GIGABYTE GAMING series laptops are truly the “Beyond Gaming” laptops of choice. Budget-friendly with superior performance, GIGABYTE laptops are now the standard in mobile computing, making them the first choice for remote work and education, allowing gamers to balance work and life in face of the global pandemic.
ASUS Dominates Computex 2021 Design and Innovation Awards
ASUS has announced that it has been honoured in the 2021 Computex d&i awards with a total of 11 accolades, including two out of a maximum three available Gold awards — for an as-yet-unannounced ASUS display and the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (GX551) gaming laptop. The company has also been selected as a recipient of one of only three Special awards available globally, in recognition of the ROG Flow X13 and XG Mobile gaming laptop and external graphics card combo.
Computex d&i Awards
Each year, the organizers of the international Computex trade show invite technology manufacturers from all over the world to compete in its annual design and innovation (d&i) awards process, which is an exacting, multi-stage assessment of innovation and design quality.
During the initial stage, products are judged by a panel of industry experts and investors, academics and supervisors from both the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association of Taiwan. Products selected for further appraisal are then put in from of a panel of international professional jurors, including IT industry experts and representatives from internationally-renowned media.
Products are assessed across these five categories, with equal weighting afforded to each:
- Innovation (originality, uniqueness, differentiation);
- Technical (vision, scalability, material or process adoption, production efficiency, completion);
- Functionality (usability, ergonomics, practicality, safety, universal design);
- Social (industrial efficiency/benefits, environmental protection/carbon footprint, social responsibility);
- Craftsmanship & aesthetics (beauty, refinement, emotional resonance, spatial concepts and application scenarios).
Award-Winning ASUS products
A total of 11 ASUS and ASUS ROG products were honored by the judges of the Computex d&i awards, across both the Information and Communication Hardware, Components and Peripherals and Gaming Hardware, Software and Peripherals categories. The full list of products and the awards they received is listed below, including four products that have yet to be announced.
|ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551||A forthcoming ASUS display|
|ROG Flow X13 + XG Mobile|
|ASUS Fanless Chromebox||ASUS ZenBook Duo 14/Pro Duo 15 OLED|
|ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3||A forthcoming Zenbook|
|ROG Strix G15/17 SCAR15/17||A forthcoming Studiobook|
|ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503||A forthcoming ASUS projector|
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