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The Best of Computex 2017

The Best of Computex 2017

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Reporting from Taipei, Taiwan: One of the world’s largest IT extravaganza comes to an end today. Over the course of the past couple of days, we have been scouring the event floor for cool and innovative products. Here then are our choices of what makes up for the best of Computex 2017.

ASUS Flip S Laptop

At its press conference, among other products, Asus announced the launch of the new Asus ZenBook Flip S laptop. This one measures just 10.9mm in thickness and weighs around 1.1-Kgs. It is been touted to be the thinnest convertible laptop around. Under the hood, the Flip S comes with up to Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of PCIe SSD and a digitizer pen.

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop PC

Dell launches its very first Inspiron branded Gaming Desktop PC at Computer 2017. This one is aimed at the budget conscious gamer and comes packed with AMD’s latest gaming technology. The desktop PC’s pricing starts at a very affordable $599 and comes with AMD’s Ryzen processors. It features an aluminum body with black vents and is aesthetically pleasing to look at.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

Asus’ Republic of Gamers series has a huge fan following and the company wasn’t going to disappoint its fans at Computex 2017. Thus, it came out with a product that lets you game like God in style! Enter, the Asus ROG Zephyrus, which packs in Nvidia’s Max-Q design architecture. Under the hood, it is powered by a GTX 1080 for blazing-fast gaming performance.

MSI GT75VR Titan

MSI’s GT75VR Titan packs in desktop PC-like power into a laptop chassis. MSI has packed this beast with a boatload of features. The beast comes in three graphics varieties: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or dual GTX 1070s in SLI. There’s a mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB backlighting and, for when things get heated, 12 heat pipes in the machine. Your games are guaranteed to look great on the 17.3-inch, 4K 120-hertz display with High Dynamic Range.

Acer Spin 1

The Acer Spin 1 is a Windows 2-in-1 that accompanies a sub-$350 price tag. It comes with a 1080p IPS display as well, which is unheard of, in this price range. The 11.6-inch convertible also has an attractive gunmetal-gray-and-silver chassis, which makes it look like a far more expensive product. Throw in a variety of useful ports and an estimated 8 hours of battery life, and you have what looks like a really great value.

Wi-Charge No Battery Train

Is low battery getting you down? Well, Wi-Charge’s futuristic infrared technology will charge you up, anywhere. The company showcased a toy train without batteries which was being guided using infrared beams. Wi-Charge’s technology promises to charge your device via harmless infrared beams transmitted from a device similar to a Wi-Fi router mounted on a ceiling. This means that wherever you are sitting, the wireless charge will follow you, making sure that you have all the juice you need to keep your busy schedule going.

Nvidia Max-Q

Gaming notebooks don’t need to be hulking beasts anymore, according to Nvidia. The company’s new Max-Q design initiative focuses on slim, quiet and power-efficient laptops. The company already has a roster of companies that have signed up for the initiative, including Asus, Aorus, MSI and Clevo.

Intel Core i9 Processor

For the first time ever, Intel has a Core i9 processor. The new chip is part of the company’s Skylake-X series, which is targeted at serious gamers and content creators who need all of the processing power they can get. The series ranges from 10 to a whopping 18 cores, which means you get 36 threads on the Core i9-7890XE. These are extremely powerful chips, and we can’t wait to see what they do for desktop gaming and content creation.

HTC Vive WiGig

Intel and HTC have signed a partnership to take the Vive VR technology a step further. According to their partnership, Intel’s WiGig wireless VR solution will soon be coming to HTC’s Vive. The WiGig technology, based on 802.11ad standard, works solely in the interference- free 60GHz band, and enables high throughput and low latency in both directions, from the PC to HMD and from HMD to PC. This means pristine video quality with <7ms latency in any environment, supporting multiple users sharing the same space. All of this results in the seamless wireless VR with the Vive.

Corsair Concept Zeus

Plugging your wireless gaming mouse in to recharge feels like a drag. However, with Corsair’s Concept Zeus, all you have to do is drag the device over to a corner of its bundled gaming mouse pad, and it will start juicing up automatically. The upper-right section of the gaming surface contains a built-in Qi wireless charger, which can give power to the mouse or your phone. Concept Zeus is still a prototype, but Corsair says we’ll see a working model hit the market in the near future.

The VaGenie

As weird as the name sounds, VaGenie is a device that turns Kegels into a game. The device is a modern Kegel fitness and tracking solution that makes Kegels fun by allowing women to play video games using their pelvic floor muscles to control the game.

PQI My Lockey

PQI’s My Lockey has been specifically designed for personal data management, corporate data security and financial personnel ID applications. PQI’s My Lockey uses a stringent algorithm to verify the authenticity of a fingerprint. The device can be used on desktops and laptops, thus allowing the device to be equipped with the latest biometric authentication functionality. Software wise, PQI My Lockey offers “Password Wallet”. It features basic functions such as fingerprint ID to log into Windows Hello and “Secured Folder”, where users can drag and drop files into the folder for automatic encryption.

PhotoFast Call Recorder for iDevices

PhotoFast’s new audio recording solution for iOS devices is called Call Recorder for iDevices. The device supports 48 kHz lossless PCM format keeping the original audio quality intact. Call Recorder is the first device of its kind for the iPhone, that lets you record, store and share voice and internet phone calls. The device lets you to record all of your important mobile and internet phone conversations with just one touch. Just one touch and all the recordings will go instantly to the in-app storage and the MicroSD card, where you will be able to go back and listen as many times as you need.

Chris N. Fernando Chris N. Fernando is the Chief Editor of Channel Post Middle East and Africa. He is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!