Reporting from Taipei, Taiwan: While COMPUTEX 2018 kicks off tomorrow, June 5th, the organizers today held an International Press Conference to highlight the features of the upcoming 5-day exhibition. The event was also used to announce the winners of this year’s COMPUTEX d&i awards. COMPUTEX 2018 is set to gather a total of 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries, using 5,015 booths. InnoVEX meanwhile has recorded registrations from a total of 388 startups from 21 countries.
Innovative thinking is critical for enterprises to break free from constraints and expedite transformation. COMPUTEX d&i awards, in its 11th years, added 3 specialty awards in the categories of “IoT”, “Startups”, and “Applications & Solutions”. Among a total of 212 applications from 10 countries, 5 key criteria, including “Innovation and Elaboration”, “Functionality”, “Aesthetics”, “Responsibility” and “Positioning” were used to select 60 ground-breaking innovations. In particular, the “Systems + Mobile Communication” category garnered the most awards, including the following ten exceptional, innovative companies, namely BLEUJOUR, WINCOMM, Acer, Senor Tech, ASUS, ZOTAC, MSI, Cincoze, Dell and Lenovo.
All of the awarded products will be on display during COMPUTEX 2018 on the 4F Light Gallery of Nangang Exhibition Center. They will also go on a display tour to major ICT exhibitions around the world, in the hope to encourage corporations to integrate applications across different fields and demonstrate their technology innovation capacities around the world.
As a benchmark for global B2B professional technology exhibition, COMPUTEX continues to evolve with time. This year, hottest topics, including “5G” and “Blockchain”, as well as “AI”, “IoT”, “Innovations & Startups”, and “Gaming & VR” continue to be the focus. COMPUTEX 2018 utilizes 4 major exhibition venues, including TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, TWTC Exhibition Hall 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and TICC to construct a diverse exchange platform for showcasing. In particular, two major international gaming competitions have joined the forces, “Cooler Master Overclocking” and “ZOTAC CUP MASTERS” are present to bring together top gamers. The gaming competitions are expected to be another highlight of COMPUTEX, instilling passion and boundless energy to this gathering.
Moreover, the forums held during COMPUTEX always lead the latest technology trends where the attendees can also interact directly with heavyweight industry leaders from Taiwan and abroad to foster new thinking. COMPUTEX Forum has invited Amazon, ARM, Gartner, Intel, Advantech, NVIDIA, NXP as well as first-time participants, Google, Microsoft, Lite-On Technology Corp., and other technology giants to discuss 3 major themes, namely “AI Session”, “Future Trends”, and “IoT Session”. They will share industry trends and the vision of the future technology ecosystems. InnoVEX Forum, on the other hand, invited Bitmark, KKFARM, Health2Sync to share Blockchain technology trends and industrial applications via a panel discussion. In light of the rise of women power, the Founder of Girls in Tech will personally share her experience as a female startup entrepreneur.
“Since its inception, COMPUTEX has continued to grow and expand in scale, and it has also accompanied the growth of the ICT industry every step of the way. This year, we have added two brand new elements, Blockchain and 5G, to display the latest trends to encourage more creative thinking and to assist global technology partners in planning their future markets strategically,” said Walter Yeh, TAITRA’s President and CEO.
This year, COMPUTEX will be held from June 5th to 9th (InnoVEX, the Innovations and Startups exhibit, will be held from June 6th to 8th). COMPUTEX seeks to provide a strong foundation based on cross-industry integration services to create a new look for future life. Gadget Voize is the official media partner of the event and we are at the event to bring you the latest updates daily.
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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