Continuing our coverage of Gigabyte here at Computex 2010, we were invited to meet with a few of the most influential people in motherboards at Gigabyte. We sat down for a quick question and answer session and got a peek into the thoughts of one of the top motherboard makers in the world.
"It's now Wednesday evening in Taipei and Day 2 of Computex 2010 is a wrap. Today we were invited by Gigabyte to visit Taipei 101 for a special press briefing with some great members of Gigabyte's marketing and motherboard staff. A select few members of the press were given exclusive access to speak with Henry Kao, the Senior VP of Motherboard Business Unit, Jackson Hsu, the Product Manager, Motherboard Business Unit, and Tony Liao , the VP of Sales Marketing, North America..."
Six months ago we brought you a first look at the new Shuttle Notebook Ecosystem, now flash forward to today and we will show you how this movement is set to shake up the portable computing market. We take a look at the Shuttle booth at Computex 2010 and show you what's new, whats been improved, and what you can look forward to that will shock you.
In our second Powercolor article today from Computex we managed to get our hands on the upcoming HD5770 Evolution which is another of the ‘firsts’ for Powercolor which has Lucid’s Hydra chip on the PCB. The idea behind this card is that it can be paired up with ANY other graphics card on the market, even if it is made by nVidia.
We spent some time with Powercolor at Computex and had a look at their products on display. An interesting model they had on show was the HD5770 Sniper - the ‘World’s First GPU & NPU’. “What on earth is a NPU?” I hear you ask? well it is not only an ATI HD5770 graphics card, but they have built in ‘the worlds fastest network card’ as well into the processing.
Computex has become THE event for the launch of new products. Ancient KitGurus remember the days when companies would hold onto new products and wait for the old Comdex show in Las Vegas in November. Comdex has died and CeBIT is dying – but Computex is still going strong. Thermaltake’s substantial stand in the Nangang event centre had a load of new products, one of which put a smile on KitGuru’s face – a brand new, top of the range PSU.
For overseas press visiting Taiwan, one of the coolest things you can get invited to do is tour the manufacturing facilities of the world's leading technology companies. This year Legit Reviews was invited to tour Kingston Technology's Taiwan Facility and watch as they made DDR3 SODIMM modules. This is a must see for anyone who's wondered how bare materials turn into a part of a PC.
Quote: "Day 3 at Computex 2010 here in Taiwan and Legit Reviews was given a chance to visit the Kingston manufacturing facility in Hsin-Chu. Here is a just a bit of what we saw! The Kingston Taiwan manufacturing plant is about 80 kilometers southwest of Taipei, in an industrial technology park in Hsin-Chu, a city of about 350,000 people that is near Taiwan's west coast. The subtropical weather was in full effect for our visit so there was a steady rain that made it difficult for taking pictures outside. ..."
Asus has long since involved itself through this entire spectrum,
including a huge range of personal computers. So, what did the tech
giant have to offer in the realm of notebooks, netbooks, and other
portable goodies? Let’s find out.