Computex 2013 Honorable Mentions


The highly successful Computex 2013 show in Taipei wrapped up its week-long showcase of new and upcoming laptops and tablets, and we have brought some of the highlights to you. We wanted to mention a few items that we didn’t get to talk about since, which were showcased at the event.

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet

  • The specs: Intel® Clover Trail™ chip, 2GB of RAM, 1280 x 800 resolution 8-inch display, 32GB of storage and front/rear cameras. Also includes microSD, micro USB, and micro HDMI. Runs on Windows 8.
  • The challenge: so many tablets to choose out there.
  • The game plan: this unit will include a free copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.

ASUS Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook™

  • The specs: 13.3” display, 2500 x 1600 resolution, Intel Core™ i7 Haswell chips, and new Intel Iris graphics. 0.55” thin, brushed metal and an all Gorilla-Glass enclosure—the screen, the back cover and the trackpad included.
  • The challenge: a very crowded Ultrabook market.
  • The game plan: new Haswell chip promises longer battery life and faster processing. Or does it? Also, the Gorilla Glass encasing is a nice idea.

Sony Vaio Duo 13 Tablet

  • The specs: 13” 1080p display, trackpad, and rumored 10-hour battery life. 1.6 GHz Core i5 processor, 128GB solid-state drive; it's only 0.77” thick and weighs less than 3 pounds.
  • The challenge: tons of other tablets in the market with much more appealing price tags.
  • The game plan: this is one of those tablet hybrids that will reportedly kill the laptop. Everyone will want one (although not everyone will be able to afford one).

ASUS PC G10 Desktop

  • The specs: not every announcement was ultrathin or ultraportable. Some were just cool. Take, for example, the new ASUS PCG10 desktop. Haswell processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 graphics card, 8GB of RAM and a combo 1TB spindle drive and 128GB solid-state drive. USB 3.0, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA ports, and a DVD burner round out the specs.
  • The challenge: big deal?
  • The game plan: what sets the PCG10 apart from other desktops? The PCG10 includes a portable battery that doubles as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so that your computer’s data will be safe and protected, even in power-down scenarios. Imagine a workspace where every single computer is protected at the user level, and not just the server level.

Acer Orbe

  • The specs: skimpy so far. It connects to the AcerCloud proprietary service, has 2TB of storage space, and features Android and iOS connectivity.
  • The challenge: everyone is getting into cloud storage devices, and companies like ASUS are deeply invested in the game already.
  • The game plan: Acer goes for style with a futuristic design and connectivity to its line of Ultrabooks and tablets.

And there you have Computex 2013 in a nutshell. For more information, stop by the B&H SuperStore in New York, speak with a sales professional on the telephone at 1-800-606-6969 or contact us online via Live Chat.