ASUS gadgets including dual screen notebook

Andrew Jones | | Jun 6, 2008 3:52 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Having covered the Eee PC and the motherboards and graphics cards, it's time to look at some of the gadgets that ASUS have been showing off this Computex.

As we walk in their Trade Centre booth they have by the door a couple of concept models that they hope to produce very soon. First is a dual screen notebook with a Nintendo DS feel as the bottom screen is multi-touch.

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Lian Li show us what's hot in casing

Andrew Jones | | Jun 6, 2008 3:39 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 I've always loved Lian Li for their simplistic clean designs and ability to make everything out of aluminum. Stopping by their booth this time, they take the time to show us what's hot about their latest case design.

They have moved the PSU, HDDs and drive bays to the top of the case and the motherboard remains in the bottom in an effort to separate the airflow more.

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MSI makes combo memory P45 mobo to the max

Cameron Johnson | Motherboards | Jun 6, 2008 2:19 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Normally combination memory motherboards mean you have to compromise on the total capacity.

Traditionally we have either two slots for one type of memory and two for the other. In some cases, you have two slots for one type and four for the other, depending on which technology is newer gets the extra slots.

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MSI and Foxconn displays upcoming Intel G45 mobos

Cameron Wilmot | Motherboards | Jun 6, 2008 1:17 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 MSI and Foxconn were both showing off their upcoming motherboard products at Computex out in the new Nangang hall and a couple that got our attention were mobos based on Intel's upcoming G45 Express chipset. This chipset will be package in Intel's GMA-X4100 graphics chip for onboard graphics support.

First up we have the Foxconn Concerto (which I assuming means concert in some other language). It is part of Foxconn's new Digital Life motherboard portfolio which is designed for boards with onboard graphics.

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Albatron showcases multi-touch LCD panel (video)

Cameron Wilmot | Internet & Websites | Jun 6, 2008 12:45 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 We caught up with Sam from Albatron earlier in the week at their booth in Nangang and he was kind enough to give us a exclusive preview of its multi-touch IR 22" LCD panel.

If you recall a movie called "Minority Report", this tech will blow you away. In the upcoming Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft will introduce multi-touch finally that basically allows multiple input detection where as XP and Vista is still single.

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Kingston's lavish HyperX Promo Girl Contest event

Cameron Wilmot | | Jun 6, 2008 12:12 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 On Wednesday here in Taipei we attended the Kingston HyperX Promo Girl contest which it has been running for some time now.

The massive memory company asked professional and regular designers to create a new HyperX Girl that would be used on its upcoming product packaging and marketing material. The professional walked away with $3500 USD and a bag of RAM and the amateur got $1000 USD and also walked away with a big bag of RAM of his choice and other goodies. Adam Potter from Australia created the "UPGRADE" girl (the one in silver color) which highly impressed judges.

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