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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AMD launches its Puma mobile platform in Taipei

Cameron Johnson | | Jun 5, 2008 11:42 PM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Day 3 of the events at Computex took me to the AMD press conference, to be honest it was all talk, a few videos and a lot of slide shows, not much really to get excited about or take pictures of.

One of the big announcements is that AMD is bringing a new competitor to the mobile market to take on Centrino, this is called Puma and it involves quite a bit of new technology. First off its a complete setup similar to Centrino, it is comprised of a CPU, certain chipset as well as WiMAX networking - something that has been talked about by Intel in most of its press releases along with Intel partners.

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GIGABYTE Press Conference coverage

Cameron Johnson | Motherboards | Jun 5, 2008 11:31 PM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Computex is sure full of press events, today's was GIGABYTE's turn officially launching their Intel P45 line of boards, which from the static display in the main meeting room is extremely impressive.

GIGABYTE had the VP of Intel with them to officially give the big P45 launch speech, which was a slightly modified one from the keynotes; however it was more of a focus on what GIGABYTE has done for the industry. GIGABYTE has been officially recognized now as the leader in motherboard technology, bringing the first Dual BIOS system as well as the first power saving technology in DES.

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Intel Atom processor Press Launch coverage here

Cameron Johnson | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Jun 5, 2008 11:17 PM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Following on from the keynote, Intel shuffled us over to the Hyatt for Atom's official launch into the world, titled "our smallest announcement ever" Atom is set to revolutionize the MID, notebook and Netbook PC industry.

Starting off the proceedings Intel arranged a rap dance number to get things on a high. The Intel VP of marketing himself was the key speaker, the first point was to introduce Atom and what it can do for the mobile market, on display first a Netbook concept from Intel that are sent out to the developers. Nura, head of the Netbook development for Intel came up and gave us a bit of a history of the Atom and how it came to be, along with giving us a rundown where Intel is heading with the Atom architecture.

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Thermalright display the "ultimate airflow case"

Steve Dougherty | | Jun 5, 2008 10:35 PM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Thermalright have had a rather eye-catching display of goods at Computex this year, with one of their most stand-out products being the Box-1 chassis which Thermalright refer to as the "ultimate airflow case".

Using a unique internal design, the case is able to have three 140mm fans mounted above one another at both the front and rear for some mega serious airflow over all components inside.

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VIA's Mini-ITX 2.0 and NVIDIA partnership

Andrew Jones | | Jun 5, 2008 5:05 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Some of the biggest buzz this Computex has been surrounding Intel and their Atom processor and today at VIA's press conference they have been bashing their shields and rattling their spears as they prepare to unleash the new ITX standard that will give Intel grief.

The first few introductory slides show that the NVIDIA presence at the conference is NOT because they are announcing NVIDIA's gpu's onboard their Mini-ITX Nano boards.

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Foxconn has projector smaller than cigarette box

Cameron Wilmot | Displays & Projectors | Jun 5, 2008 2:40 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Did you ever think you would be able to put you projector in your pocket?

Foxconn is all set to make it happen with its new line of ultra small projectors. They won't compete against the three LCD 1080p projectors but for business men looking to do basic presentations while on the move, these things would be perfect.

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Kingmax into SSD game with 2.5-inch 64GB SATA-II

Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Jun 5, 2008 2:39 AM CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 There are many companies displaying SSD's at Computex this year and one such example is from Kingmax.

While the products they had were probably just dummy's (they should get some booth staff that can speak English), it would have been nice to see them actually up and running. All these companies claim they have SSD products but unless they are up and running, it doesn't mean much.

Anyway, here are a couple shots of the Kingmax 2.5-inch 64GB SATA-II drive that features a rather stylish looking metal casing with reflective sticker, that made taking photos a joy... NOT!

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HTC unveil Touch Pro with QWERTY keypad

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 HTC has just launched their latest Touch Pro mobile phone, inspired by the highly anticipated Touch Diamond with a few more business oriented enhancements; one of the highlights being the slide-out five row QWERTY keyboard for easier entry of information.

Some of the other stand-out features of the Touch Pro include HTC's TouchFLO 3D technology which provides a touch-sensitive control for device interaction, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA wireless access and a beefier battery over the Diamond's which allows for up to eight hours of talk time.

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