The technology of Computex 2014

The technology of Computex 2014

Summary: From wearables, to 3D printers, slim 2-in-1 laptops, and proper old-school over-powered computers, Computex 2014 held in Taiwan last week offered something for everyone.


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  • Asus Transformer Book Chi

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    Packing a 2560x1440 display, and the new Core M chip, Asus' Transformer Book Chi is toted as the future in mobile computing.

    Thinner than an iPad Air and containing more grunt, the Chi is one of the better 2-in-1 laptops available.

  • When four graphics cards are barely enough

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    Despite the charge into mobile computing, it's nice to be able to see some proper old-school systems. This beauty contains four MSI R9 290X Lightning cards, and a completely bonkers cooling tower that reminds you why PC-based performance seeking can still be fun.

  • Bitcoin mining with a Core i3

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    Nothing reminds one quicker of where all the processing is conducted in bitcoin mining than looking at this system.

    Despite packing four graphics cards, the central processing unit is a relatively puny Intel Core i3.

Topics: Hardware, Consumerization


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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