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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  • 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.

  • Underwater computing

    (Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet)

    Computing in a hazardous area, or one that has a tendency to fill with water? Then it's nice to know that even in those situations, that certain systems can carry on regardless. It also looks like it could appeal to the scuba-diving executives that demand to be servicing their email at all times.

Topics: Hardware, Consumerization

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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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