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Computex 2018: what to design from a world’s biggest mechanism show

Computex 2018 is fast approaching, with a year’s biggest computing uncover kicking off in Taipei, Taiwan from Jun 5 until Jun 9. The biggest names in computing will be there, including AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Asus, and of march we’ll also be there, stating on a latest news from a uncover floor.

We’ll also be bringing we hands-on reviews of a tip record that’s on show, including cutting-edge laptops, overwhelming monitors and some-more peripherals than we can shake a joystick at.

As we’re removing ever closer to a start of a eventuality we’re picking adult some-more clues over what we can design to see, from leaks and announcements to a possess prepared guesses, so review on to find out what we can design from Computex 2018.

Cut to a chase

  • What is it? A outrageous tellurian record uncover that focuses on computing
  • When is it? Jun 5 – Jun 9
  • What’s on show? The unequivocally latest laptops, PCs, monitors, peripherals and more

What to design during Computex 2018

Here’s all we know so distant about what is expected to be shown during Computex 2018 by a biggest brands in a world.


Acer always has a vast participation during Computex, and not only since it takes place in a home city of Taipei. At Computex 2017, Acer tender us with a new line of Acer Spin laptops, and this year we design to see some some-more innovative laptops that pull a bounds of a form factor.

So, a closer demeanour during a recently-announced updated Nitro 5 gaming laptop with a latest 8th era Intel Core i7 and Core i7+ processors and Nvidia 1050 Ti would be nice.

The slimline all-in-one Aspire S24 PC competence also be there, and we’d like to see some-more innovations when it comes to Acer’s 2-in-1 laptops and Chromebooks.


AMD has been on a hurl of late, with a Ryzen processors stability to produce unequivocally clever sales, and a Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, such as a AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X removing soap-box reviews, so we’re awaiting a winning display from a hardware builder during this year’s show.

So, we can design to hear about what’s subsequent for AMD’s Ryzen processors, and maybe even see some laptops that have a second era installed. Even some-more likely, we competence see a proclamation of Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation during a show.

We’ll also get some news about AMD’s Radeon graphics cards as well, that have also been doing flattering good of late.


Asus is always a unequivocally renouned pull during Computex, and we don’t design it to be any opposite this year. Asus has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, so design new gaming laptops, as good as components and peripherals to boot.

Asus was also early to hype adult a Computex 2018 entrance by releasing a video that appears to provoke a proclamation of a new ZenBook laptop. Asus’ operation of ZenBooks are gorgeously designed and slimline ultrabooks, so we’re unequivocally looking brazen to saying what it has in store.

The video, that facilities Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, is patrician ‘Unleash your artistic power’, so we’re assured this will be a laptop that comes with adequate estimate and graphical chops for picture and video editing. It could unequivocally good be a Kaby Lake-G powered Ultrabook going by all we know.

We competence also get a glance of a recently-announced ZenPhone Max Pro (M1) smartphone as well.


Last year Intel took to a theatre during Computex to speak about a amazingly-powerful Core i9 processors, and we design a chipmaker to go vast this year as well.

AI (Artificial Intelligence) looks like it could be a vital thesis during Computex 2018, and Intel will be heavily invested, so we could see some announcements around that.

We also design to see a series of laptops showcased by Intel with a latest chips inside, including a H-series Intel Core CPUs. On a desktop front, rumors of new chipsets advise we competence see a proclamation or even launch of Cannon Lake and Kaby Lake-X processors.


Nvidia is another outrageous association that will be during Computex 2018, and will also have a lot to contend about AI.

We competence see some new laptops display off Nvidia’s mobile GPUs (maybe even Turing-powered ones?), and also hear about how Nvidia’s components are powering a subsequent era of practical existence games and experiences.

Also, stability from GTC 2018, Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, we’ll expected hear some-more about a company’s work on self-driving cars, intelligent cities, medical and high-performance computing. Hopefully, we competence also see a GTX 1180, rumored to be powered by a Turing architecture. 


Microsoft is also a arguable participation during Computex, and with a ever-evolving Windows 10 we competence get a possibility to see what’s entrance adult in Redstone 5.

Last year Microsoft went into fact about a partnership with Qualcomm, that saw a origination of Windows on Snapdragon laptops, that offer mobile-phone like battery lives and features. Could we see another innovative partnership this year?

We competence also see some new headsets for a Mixed Reality height as well.


We haven’t listened many rumors entrance from Dell recently – expected since it’s prohibited off a recover of a new XPS 15 2-in-1. However, that doesn’t meant we should count them out completely. There are still copiousness of laptops they could announce, from Alienware to some-more budget-focused machines. 

Either way, we know Dell is going to be during a show. What it’s going to announce, however, we’ll only have to wait and see.


MSI is prohibited off of a recover of a pleasing GS65 Stealth, so we haven’t listened many rumors about what it’s formulation for Computex. But we know MSI is formulation something. Last year, it showed off a far-reaching swath of gaming peripherals, and while that’s not as sparkling as a new gaming laptop, we consider we’ll see some sparkling laptops featuring 8th-generation Intel Coffee Lake processors.

Gigabyte and Aorus

There’s a lot that Gigabyte can do during Computex this year, and if a news from Tom’s Hardware is to be believed, we could see Gigabyte burst in on a SSD marketplace with Aorus-branded SSDs.

Beyond that, we could also see Gigabyte fact some Aorus laptops featuring Coffee Lake processors and Nvidia MaxQ graphics that competence finish adult commanding a list of a best gaming laptops. This wouldn’t be too distant from what we saw final year, either.


HP has had a bustling week, announcing a new line of Envy laptops, an Envy all-in-one (which supports Alexa) and has announced that many of a arriving PCs will be regulating Ryzen Pro processors. So, what could be left for Computex? 

Well, we could see them announcing a new line of Spectre laptops. Sure, a fantastic 2017 Spectre 13 launched in November, though we’ve seen crazier things. All we know is HP will be during a event. We’ll only have to wait and see what happens.


Qualcomm competence be famous for a mobile processors and Computex competence be a computing eventuality – though we consider Qualcomm could announce something huge. Last year Qualcomm and Microsoft teamed adult to move us Snapdragon-powered mobile PCs done by a likes of Asus, HP and Lenovo. 

That contingency have worked out, since Qualcomm is entrance behind this year. We don’t know what they’re going to uncover off, though maybe they have something to do with that rumored 10-inch Surface?


We don’t know anything about what Samsung is formulation for Computex 2018, we only know it’ll be there. We could see a new Chromebook, or maybe a Notebook that takes advantage of 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors? Again, we’ll only have to wait and see. Personally, we wish for a worldwide recover of a Samsung Odyssey Z 15.

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