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Gigabyte And Aorus Go All In On Laptops At Computex

Partner manufacturers Gigabyte and Aorus both make laptops, but they approach things differently. This year at Computex, though, both are going for broke with super-thin gaming machines designed to catch the eye but still perform at maximum power.


Samsung's Tiny New SSD Can Transfer A Full HD Movie In 3 Seconds

Samsung has begun mass producing the industry’s first NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package.

The tiny (we’re talking 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm, weighing just a single gram here) new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, has everything you’d expect from a full sized SSD — including NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller — and more.


This Is AMD's High-Power Zen CPU

As one last thing at its Computex 2016 press conference, after introducing the Radeon RX 480 graphics card, AMD wanted to remind the world that its next-generation Zen CPU core isn’t that far away. And we’ve now seen a desktop Zen chip for the first time, held by AMD boss Lisa Su — the same chip that will be competing with Intel’s top processors in the months to come.


AMD's New Radeon RX 480: Built For VR, Half The Price Of Nvidia

At its Computex 2016 press conference, AMD has taken the wraps off its brand new Radeon RX 480 graphics card: a brand new 14-nanometre chip designed for 2016 and 2017’s most demanding games and virtual reality graphics. It’s a card designed to compete with Nvidia’s mid-range GTX 1070 and previous-generation GTX 970/980, but at a fraction of the price. AMD says its new cards will be out by the end of June at a price of $US199.


Watch AMD's Computex 2016 Press Conference Live

At 12PM today, AMD will share its response to Nvidia’s new GeForce graphics cards, and its response to Intel’s new CPUs. We’ll see the official launch of AMD’s new seventh-generation A-Series APUs, and the company’s brand new Polaris graphics architecture.


Dell's New 360-Degree Inspiron Laptops Are Really Colourful

Not content to stay out of the limelight at this year’s Computex trade show, Dell has shown off an entirely refreshed line-up of Inspiron laptops. 11-, 13-, 15- and 17-inch models all include 2-in-1 360-degree convertible hinges, and bright colours are definitely the trend that we’re seeing.


How To Install Chrome OS On Your Windows Laptop

Eager to try out Chrome OS, but not ready to ditch Windows entirely? Thanks to the latest software package from Neverware, you can have both. By installing the company’s CloudReady software, you can turn your Windows laptop into a Chromebook, and it’s also possible to set up a dual-boot system using both operating systems.


Intel Targets The Internet Of Things, Video And VR At Computex 2016

Deep learning, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality. They were already some of the biggest themes of this year’s Computex, and during their keynote conference Intel continued to hammer home the importance of all three.

But perhaps the biggest element of the chip manufacturer’s keynote was the battlegrounds they outlined for the future, battlegrounds that further highlight the company’s transition away from just being a PC company.


Dell's New 17-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop Is Bananas

Laptop 2-in-1s never creep past 15-inches, and the thinking seems to be that flipping around such a massive piece of machine would be unnecessarily awkward. Dell has decided to blow up that idea by introducing the new Inspiron 7000, featuring a monstrous 17-inch convertible configuration.


Intel's New 10-Core Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPUs Are The Most Powerful Ever

Today is the opening day of Computex 2016, and to mark the occasion Intel has a brand new processor family. Designed for the hardest of hardcore enthusiasts, Intel’s new 14-nanometre Broadwell-E chips, the Core i7-69XX and i7-68XX, are its most powerful ever. Forget your garden-variety quad-cores and dual-cores; the Intel Core i7-6950X is an entirely unlocked, overclocking-friendly 10-core monster with support for quad-channel RAM and four graphics cards. If you can’t afford the circa-$2200 price tag for the newest top-end silicon, though, new 8- and 6-core CPUs are also on the way.


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