Acer has launched the latest version of its Revo Media Center, the RL100, for consumers looking to attach a space-saving PC to their HDTVs. It comes complete with an innovative wireless touchpad/keyboard combo unit to enter text or use gesture-based controls while you're sitting on the couch.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
So we know that AMD has delayed production slightly for its new eight-core "Zambezi" processor, that it's rolling out the FX brand again for the unlocked eight-core Bulldozer CPU, and that it will even deliver that CPU in a tin box. (See my earlier post from today.
AMD is dusting off an old chestnut as it looks to reinvigorate its relationship with PC enthusiasts. The company has announced that it's bringing the FX moniker back for its latest desktop performance platform.
The Apple MacBook Air is getting a little more Windows-based competition on the lower end of the $1,000 price equator. First, Asus announced the UX21 laptop at Computex last week, with the company promising a sub-$1,000 price point for a sleek portable that's just 0.
Toshiba is the latest company to throw its hat into the tablet ring, as its Android-based Thrive slate has been given a release date and pricing.As with many, many others, the Thrive is powered by the new 3.
Computex 2011: PowerColor doubles your gaming pleasure with dual Radeon HD 6870 X2, 6970 X2 graphics cards
Asus apparently won't be the only game in town when it comes to slapping a pair of graphics cards together into a single unit. While that company is readying its Mars II -- which mates a pair of Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 GPUs -- PowerColor is working on a couple of similar cards that marry some of the latest AMD Radeon HD GPUs together.
Whether you call it a companion computing device or a tablet, the next generation of mobile devices has reignited the battle to build the best chip. ARM kicked off Computex this week by proclaiming that it will capture 50 percent of the mobile computing market-including tablets, e-readers, netbooks and laptops-by 2015.
With the price-per-gigabyte still too high for most people to use a solid state drive as the primary storage for their PC, tech companies are trying to figure out novel ways to combine the performance advantages of SSDs with the massive storage of today's hard drives. Gigabyte just showed off a new motherboard that has a 20GB SSD built right into it, and now OCZ is showing off a SSD and hard drivecombination that fits on a PCI Express x4 card.
In an event at Computex today Intel executives said companion computing was still in the early stages and discussed the strategy for getting Atom chips into tablets and smartphones.
Computex 2011: Asus, MSI, Toshiba introduce new gaming laptops with launch of Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics card
Tablets may be everywhere at Computex, but believe it or not, other portable products are being displayed at as well. In particular, new gaming laptops are debuting here with the released of Nvidia's latest top mobile graphics card, the GeForce GTX 560M.