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Acer's new Liquid S1 smartphone wants to compete with the Galaxy Note, features a 5.7-inch display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:24 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - Acer's Computex 2013 press conference ended with the Android-based Liquid S1 smartphone. The Acer Liquid S1 features a 5.7-inch HD display with an 88-degree wide-angle front camera and much more.

 

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There's a quad-core processor powering the Liquid S1, and some cool software on top of the stock Android ROM which Acer calls "Float". Float allows you to multi-task, which is something you really do with your smartphone, especially if you're me. We'll have more on the Liquid S1 in the coming days, and hopefully a review sample in the coming months from Acer, wink, wink.

 

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Acer's Aspire S7 features a Gorilla Glass construction, better battery life and WHQD display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:48 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - Acer's Computex 2013 press event, for me at least, was filled with some surprises, including their Aspire S7. In this industry, I don't think anyone can truly be on top and know everything, from every company, and it's nice to be surprised once in a while.

 

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Acer's Aspire S7 features a patented dual-torque hinge for touch operation, Gorilla Glass are featured on the Aspire S7, too. We have 33% longer battery life, an 30% longer keyboard travel when compared to the previous generation. There's second-generation "whisper-quiet Twin-air cooling system", and my favorite part, a WQHD display is my favorite part, thanks to the high-resolution fan in me.

Acer's Iconia W3 is an 8-inch table that puts your desktop in your hand

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:35 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - Acer unveiled the Iconia W3 today at Computex, something that might actually get your interested spiked. It's an 8-inch tablet that runs Windows 8, and gives you all of the power of your desktop, in your hands.

 

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Acer claims an "all-day" battery life, which I don't like to hear because that can mean anything these days, but we'll see how it goes if we can secure a sample to review. The 8-inch display has a 1280x800 resolution, and an Intel processor inside, which makes it a little special. Windows 8 makes it special, as it can run Windows 8's desktop applications, with Microsoft's Home and Office included, and the ability to run all of the usual Windows Store apps, games and content.

Acer's Aspire R7 is a new direction for the company, could be your new companion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:16 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We sat in on Acer's Computex 2013 press event today, where we heard a bunch about the direction of the company. They talked about their well-received Aspire R7 device, which has a wicked hinge design and its keyboard pushed to the front of the device.

 

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Acer's Iconia R7 is a 15.6-inch device with a Full HD (1920x1080) display, an Intel Core i5-3337U (still an Ivy Bridge processor) which is clocked at 1.8GHz, with a 24GB SSD for the OS side of things and taking care of your storage is a 500GB, but just 5,400RPM HDD. The hinge design is awesome, something we will take a closer look at in the coming days at Computex, that's for sure. The keyboard design being closer to your hands actually makes a touchscreen-capable machine worthwhile, something I've been wanting for a while now. Acer did some good work with the Aspire R7, that's for sure.

RumorTT: AMD to change the color of their logo?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:00 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We've already seen some pretty cool things in Day 0 of Computex, but something that really caught our eye was the color change in AMD's logo. Usually it's green, but we've seen it displayed at Computex in black.

 

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Is this a change for AMD? They really are on a roll right now, with contracts for all three next-gen consoles and a great thing going for their Radeon GPU's, but does this constitute a change in their logo color? We think they're going to be announcing something big, and this color change is all about that. They have to fight Intel and their fourth-generation "Haswell" processors, don't they? Go AMD, go!

What are Western Digital going to unveil at Computex 2013 tomorrow?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:26 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We truly donned our stealth skills today at Nangang in Taipei, where we saw something very cool at the Western Digital booth. I walked past it once, and had to go back to capture it, as it looks like its a sports car, or more precisely, a Formula One car.

 

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What could WD be doing with something like that at WD? I truly don't know, but you can bet your bottom dollar we will be capturing it ourselves at the event tomorrow. Please do leave some comments on what you think it could be? Yes, it may be a car, but what are WD going to do with the car that is associated with storage?

ASUS' new 4K monitor is shaping up beautifully at Computex 2013

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:24 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - If any of you follow my posts or content, you'll know that I'm a huge resolution and refresh rate lover, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a 4K monitor. ASUS unveiled their new 4K-capable monitor last week, but we snuck into the Nangang halls today to hopefully capture it, and voila - we did!

 

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You can see it in all of its high-resolution glory, and I was even lucky enough to talk to an ASUS rep who confirmed we can expect a price of around $3999 US, and it should be available some time after July. You can expect at least a couple of us here at TweakTown to have these on our desks in the near future, and plenty of 4K content to come in 2013!

 

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Eyes-on with Innodisk's ultra-small NGFF-based SSD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:01 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - A few of us walked around the halls of Nangang today, where we bumped into the Innodisk booth and saw something quite newsworthy. It was an NGFF-based SSD, which is the future of storage for super-slim devices.

 

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Innodisk had an M.2-SATA device on show, which is based on the SATA 6Gbps spec, and comes in capacities of between 4GB and 64GB. Performance-wise, we can expect around 300MB/sec for reads, and 70MB/sec for writes. Sure, it won't break any records, but for super-slim devices, this is actually some quite good performance.

 

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NZXT unleashes H230 mid-tower PC chassis at Computex 2013

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 4:46 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just added another chassis to its H Series of silent PC cases. The H230 is the little brother to the recently released H630 and features support for ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards.

 

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The H230 continues the classic minimalistic look and silent operation that the H Series is known for. Featuring sound absorbing cotton insulation and no side panel window, the H230 is sure to suppress the noise from even the loudest setups.

 

Also featured are tool-free drive cages, support for up to six 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives as well as three 5.25-inch optical drives. The case ships with one 120mm fan installed and ports for two more. Seven PCI expansion slots are also featured on the H230 which is expected to retail for $69.99 at major retailers.

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G.SKILL unleashes the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, smashing your DIMM slots to 3000MHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:59 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - G.SKILL have just unleashed your new dream RAM, which is the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, arriving at 3GHz. Yes, that's 3000MHz DDR3, and it comes in a 32GB kit.

 

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The new 3000MHz DDR3 RAM from G.SKILL is the latest member of their TridentX series of memory, and is designed to work perfectly with Intel's new fourth-generation "Haswell" processor and Z87 motherboards. G.SKILL have even proven that their new wonder RAM works at a low voltage of just 1.65V, which is quite the feat in itself.

 

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