COMPUTEX 2018, the world’s leading ICT trade show, opened June 5, 2018 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall in Taiwan. COMPUTEX continues to provide manufacturers with an international business platform, leading the technology industry to a new rhythm. Every year, hundreds of ICT brands endeavor to have their products crowned with the prestigious and coveted COMPUTEX d&i awards. Here are some notable products from this year:
Alienware 34 Gaming Monitor
Design: Experience Design Group, Dell
The new Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3418DW) is a premium, 34-inch, curved gaming monitor that was designed to holistically match the entire Alienware ecosystem and meet the demanding requirements of PC Gamers and PC Enthusiasts looking for the ultimate in performance. The large, 34-inch, 2560 X 1080 WFHD display delivers sharp, rich graphics with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology, which means screen frames load fast, distortions are minimized, and the user is presented with smooth, vibrant images.
A small, compact but powerful X299 motherboard for enthusiasts. No competitors! ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is the world’s first and only mini ITX X299 motherboard. ASRock has successfully crammed all the amazing specs and features (3 Ultra M.2 sockets, 6 SATA3 ports, 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi, dual Intel gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 Gen2 type-A and type-C connectors) into its tiny body that is 61% smaller than the bulky ATX product. With unique technology and premium hardware, this compact motherboard can truly satisfy high-end users.
The Frostbit is the first M.2 NVMe heatsink with heat pipe technology. M.2 devices face thermal challenges due to their hot components and small low-profile shape depriving it of airflow. The Frostbit solves this problem with an ultra-thin heat pipe that runs the full length of the M.2 device and efficiently draws heat from the components, while a second stacked heat pipe pulls heat from the base upwards to an extended heatsink. The heatsink extends from the mainboard and captures significantly more airflow through the heatsink fins. The extended heatsink is also adjustable and detachable from the base, so users can adjust the Frostbit to suit specific PC setups.
The new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is the thinnest and smallest high-performance 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop on the planet; it is only 16 mm thick! It features a next generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display with touch and pen interaction, unprecedented processor and graphics architecture, and a unique thermal design. The enclosure design integrates a premium 360-degree hinge that provides four flexible positions: tablet, tent, laptop, and stand mode, a feature not seen before on a 15-inch XPS. Also new is the redesigned Maglev keyboard that uses magnets to move the keycaps and allows for an even thinner keyboard.
Manufacturer: Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
Design: Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
DUET, a newly created TV from TPV , has two essential elements: sound stick and woofer base. Both are wrapped in premium fabrics to bring warmth and comfort to the touch. The sound stick itself contains magnets to attach to the TV lateral frame, and also provides 360-degree sound experience, delivering the finest sound to surround your home. DUET together with OLED offers a premium experience and sound feast letting the users feel as if they are in front of a live performance.
The H1 is a handle with a physical joystick and smartphone holder. The H1 is simple and comfortable to use as it adapts to the forms of physical conduction and telescopic structure. Not only can it adapt to phones of different sizes on the market, but it also can solve the problems of excess power consumption and open game permission. In addition, the attached holder, by functioning as a phone stand, can provide players with the convenience of watching movies.
KUBB – Mini computer
Kubb is a mini-computer made in France whose design is the perfect alliance between the world of high-tech, the art of living and the tradition of French know-how. With its 12 cm cubic shape, the computer turns into an attractive, genuine and fascinating digital tool. Beyond the pursuit of style and aestheticism, Kubb concentrates the best technology features: quick start-up, power and performance, silence and low consumption. Kubb sets the users free from the usual restraints. It is the ideal tool to work with, to browse on the Internet, to create and easily access any kind of multimedia content.
The sleek, minimal form of the YOGA 730 presents one of the simplest, purest laptop designs available. Thanks to its ultra slim display borders, the 730 houses a comparably large screen, which enables mobile users who need more viewing area to stick with the travel friendly 13″ footprint. While some competing models can also fold into a tablet mode, the new 730 makes the most of this ability through its light weight, making it a joy to hold one-handed in tablet mode. Unlike competitors’ devices, when the YOGA 730 folds into tablet mode, the top edge of the screen lines up perfectly with the edge of the bottom half, creating a single cohesive form.
MSI PRO 24X All-in-One PC
With an incredible 6.5 mm slim profile with minimalist stand & brushed metal patterning on the rear cover, it provides a stylish & contemporary design. An incredibly narrow 2.2 mm ultra slim bezel, it blends seamlessly into any workspace.
MSI Optix MPG27 Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix MPG27 Series is the first Curved Gaming Monitor with built-in SteelSeries GameSense and a 144Hz, 1ms anti-glare VA LED panel that gives gamers an upper hand over their opponents in fast-paced games. Using the RGB zones on the front of the monitor, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify themselves of in-game timers, cooldowns, discord notifications and other important information they want at a glance.
ROG HURACAN G21
Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
Design: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
ROG Huracan is a high-performance, compact 13L gaming desktop with cyber-warrior and cyber-punk design elements. It has an aggressive, angular chassis with sharp creases that reflect a warrior’s battle scars. Like a warrior drawing his sword from its scabbard, G21 has a magnetically-secured cover that can be opened to improve airflow into the system, giving the CPU and GPU a performance boost, and activating Aura light effects. Users can customize these light effects to reflect the feel of the game that’s currently being played. In addition, G21 has side panels that can be opened to provide easy access to internal components for hardware upgrades.
The IRIS Optical RGB Gaming Mouse comes with two-zone 16.8 million true RGB colors and features 9 dynamic lighting effects with unique side aura illumination for enhanced gaming atmosphere. The use of a PMW-3325 gaming grade optical sensor with up to 5000 DPI provides superior accuracy and precision gaming for when you need it the most. It is equipped with durable gaming grade switches with a lifespan of up to 20-million clicks for long-lasting gameplay. With a right-handed ergonomic and lightweight design, the IRIS RGB Optical provides long-lasting comfort during periods of long play, with additional features such as profiles, macro, and lighting.