Desktop computers have come in two flavours for the last few years: boxes you plug into your monitor or TV, and all-in-one devices like Apple's popular iMac series. Microsoft's newly announced Surface Studio is the latter kind of desktop, but with a giant touchscreen and pen input too. It's also the first desktop computer Microsoft has ever made.
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Over in the US, Vizio became a big player over the last few years with pretty-good-for-the-price big-screen TVs — and now they're looking to shake up the PC market the same way. I don't know how these will perform, but holy crap the new Vizio PCs and notebooks look amazingly good. Indeed, they may beat sleepy PC giants at their own game. Their designer must be a genetic mix of Jon Ive and Tony Stark.
On more than a few occasions we saw a brand called Evolve III appear in major keynote speeches here at Computex. Then while having a drink at one of the evening parties we met the guys behind the brand. And they're from Sydney! Well played, lads!
There's a lot of new all-in-one PCs on show here at Computex, but most exciting of all is a big push with new Thin Mini-ITX standard motherboards. Same size as mini-ITX but half the height. Before the year is out you could be building a DIY All-In-One, and tweaking and upgrading it like any other home grown PC.
The Commodore name still just about lives on, even though the original owners have long since left the factory. The latest product to carry the once-great computing name is the PC64 — an all-in-one Atom PC in a C64 case.