If you're into computers and the stuff that goes inside them, it's hard to do better than Computex. The tech industry descends on Taipei every year, and Taipei always gives back with the latest in PC gaming gear, laptops, and CPUs with so many cores.
High-powered gaming PCs. Processors with more cores than you can handle. Absurdly fast GPUs. Thin-and-light laptops with power to spare. A glimpse at the future of PCs. These are the Windows Central Best of Computex 2018 awards.
The most remarkable thing about a PC powered by the new Snapdragon 850 processor is just how unremarkable it is. On a surface-level view, the experience is perfectly fine, but it's clear that this little chip is going to shake things up.
While the Surface Hub 2 will serve as the crown jewel of office-wall PCs, Microsoft's partners are getting in on the new 'Windows Collaboration Display' category to offer their own versions to enterprises.
At Computex 2018, AMD gave us a first look at the upcoming 7nm Radeon Vega architecture. The first card to be based on the platform will be the Radeon Instinct, a deep-learning GPU aimed at the data center and compute market.
Intel launched the iconic 8086 processor 40 years ago, with its debut marking a watershed moment in computing history. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 8086, Intel is launching the Core i7-8086K.
I've long dreamed of a notebook style device with dual touchscreens. The long-dead Microsoft Courier concept promised just that, and ASUS has restocked the tinder of my future laptop fever dreams with the delightfully bonkers Project Precog.
ASUS's new ZenBook Pro offers a bunch of great stuff, like an Intel Core i9 processor and GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, or a super-color-accurate 4K display. It also, for some reason, has a trackpad that is a screen.
The ZenBookS is too thin for the old-school rectangular USB-A ports. But it does offer the latest Core i7 processors, a sharp 4K display, and Thunderbolt 3 — all in a package that's lighter than a Dell XPS and thinner than an Apple MacBook.
The Always-Connected PC category is iterating fast. Just as we're breaking in the Snapdragon 835 ARM processor Qualcomm unveils the new Snapdragon 850 due later this year. You won't find this any phone though as it's only for Windows 10.