The Laptops of Computex 2013

The Laptops of Computex 2013

Summary: With the launch of Intel's new Haswell processors, manufacturers rolled out a bevy of new notebooks that made use of the new chips at the annual trade show.

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  • Along with the parade of Windows and Android tablets being rolled out, the story of the annual Computex trade show has to be the launch of Intel's Haswell processors -- and the subsequent flurry of PCs launched in Taipei around the new and improved fourth-generation Core CPUs. The architectural improvements in Haswell have led to improvements in both performance and battery life, which means it should come as no surprise that laptop makers have jumped to announce notebooks, both brand-new or freshly updated, that take advantage of the new processors.

    Here's a sampling of 10 of the most intriguing laptops launched at Computex this year. Which one are you most exicted about? Or are you waiting for Apple to announce its Haswell plans, possibly at the upcoming WWDC event? Let us know in the Talkback section.

  • Sony Vaio Duo 13 Ultrabook

    The Duo 13 is an update to the Vaio Duo 11, which Sony released several months as a Windows 8 laptop that uses a sliding hinge to switch into tablet mode. The new version maintains the same convertible design with a bigger full 1080p HD touchscreen and upgraded Haswell processors. As the image above shows, you can use the included digitizer pen to input on the screen, or you can just make use of your fingers. You also get a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera that incorporates Sony's Exmor RS for PC image sensor. Our sister site CNET has a hands-on with the Vaio Duo 13, and still bemoans the inability to tilt the screen, while finding the slider mechanism and touch pad much improved.

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Topics: Laptops, Mobility

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  • Meet The New PCs, Same As The Old PCs

    All the buzz at this year's Computex was very much around Android, not Windows.

    Particularly remarkable since there was no Google or any other large company there to officially promote Android, it was just all the OEMs with devices to show.
    ldo17
    • "The Laptops of Computex 2013"

      You read that?

      Laptops.

      Not tablets, not smartphones.

      Laptops.
      ForeverCookie
    • Did you hold your own Computex? I ask because

      All the buzz at this year's Computex was very much around Windows, not Android, so you must have held your own, because your statement doesn't align with reality.

      Too bad for you.
      William Farrel
  • Why all the script errors?

    I have complained before but I get 17 script errors on each and every slide. Most are from the advertiser. How can we accept that the material has any substance when the preentation is so flawed.
    dcbohn
  • A laptop with the Metro-Interface ? No way !

    A laptop with the Metro-Interface ? No way !
    Zedier
  • Yes, the problem is the Metro interface.

    I want laptops with Windows 7. I never buy a desktop product with a full screen interface. Also Metro is ugly. Very ugly.
    SuperCocoLoco
  • Really nice new powerfull hardware and that same old crappy Windows 8

    Sure hope it comes with a FREE up grade to Windows 8.1 & 8.2 & 8.3 & 8.4 or better yet a free copy of Linux Mint 15......They sure would be happier, than they could stick W-8 in a VB or a dual boot setup and life would be great again.

    Enf Of Story......Period
    Over and Out
    • i need help buying a computer...any takers?

      I'm looking for a laptop and this is my use needs- budget of $375-400 ish at most, will use for online school, surfing, social networking maybe some online games for the kiddo (not gamer games like black ops stuff) pics, burning cd's. I know I want at least 4gb,500gb, dual processor?, 15-16" screen, number keypad, more than 2-in-1 card reader, bluetooth and webcam (if poss), wifi capability, multi-dvd drive, decent sound kind of important as i like to listen to music one way or the other. My hangup is not knowing whether to go with Windows 7 or 8? Not necessarily sold on brand but guts. HELP.
      not at all techy
  • You can even toggle between Android and Windows 8 when you're using theTRIO

    WTF??? WTF??? WTF??? WTF??? WTF??? WTF DID I JUST READ NOW!!! TAKE ALL MY MONEY
    ((YES ALL OF IT)) NOW!!!
    REVENGEX
  • i need help buying a laptop...any takers?

    I'm looking for a laptop and this is my use needs- budget of $375-400 ish at most, will use for online school, surfing, social networking maybe some online games for the kiddo (not gamer games like black ops stuff) pics, burning cd's. I know I want at least 4gb,500gb, dual processor?, 15-16" screen, number keypad, more than 2-in-1 card reader, bluetooth and webcam (if poss), wifi capability, multi-dvd drive, decent sound kind of important as i like to listen to music one way or the other. My hangup is not knowing whether to go with Windows 7 or 8? Not necessarily sold on brand but guts. HELP.
    not at all techy