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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  • Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook

    Acer has updated the Aspire S7 beyond the expected Haswell processor options, making some minor tweaks to the design and keyboard, but the new chips promise to improve performance and battery life significantly. There's also an option to upgrade to a ultra-high-res 2,560x1,440 screen. For $1,399, you get a full 1080p 13.3-inch IPS display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and Core i5-4200U Haswell processor. The company has also updated the step-down S3, which keeps the same screen but loses the Gorilla Glass lid, though it does add Nvidia GeForce GT 735M graphics. It weighs more than the S7, but costs a few hundred dollars less for the trouble.

  • Toshiba Qosmio X75

    Toshiba's Qosmio lineup has been a mainstay of gaming laptops for some time now, but the best version may soon be upon us in the form of the X75. That's because it uses the latest Haswell Core i7 processors (not yet specified by Toshiba), along with graphics courtesy of Nvidia's brand-new GeForce GTX 770M. You also get a 17.3-inch display, red accent colors and lighting, and the ability to configure the system with both a traditional hard drive and solid-state storage. The Qosmio X75 should be available later this month starting from $1,399.

  • Acer Aspire V3

    Acer isn't well known for gaming laptops, but the refreshed V3 hopes to change that perception. The Aspire V3-772G is pretty much what you expected from a portable gaming rig -- hefty (7 pounds), big screen (17.3 inches), and the latest hardware -- at a reasonable price. The $1,099 model includes both the new quad-core Core i7-4702MQ Haswell CPU and Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 760M graphics, which should provide superior performance and battery life over previous gaming notebooks.

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