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Computex 2017 Searches for a New Identity

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Computex 2017 drew 1600 exhibitors from 26 countries (using 5010 stands) including 272 startups from 23 countries.

Walter YehYet Asia’s largest IT show suffers the same post-PC angst as other IT shows.

Walter Yeh, President & CEO of TAITRA says, “Computex has been going through positive transformation the past 2 years with featured exhibits and forum topics in sync with the global technology trends and maintaining its leading position internationally. Computex showcases the complete ICT supply chain while expanding into the IoT ecosystems and AI applications of today. We 4corporations and startups to establish strategic partnerships.”

Computex 2017 treated 41,378 international visitors from 167 countries attending the show to some of the most interesting consumer IT products…

InnoVEX, Asia’s largest global startup platform

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COMPUTEX 2017’s InnoVEX exhibit attracted 272 startups from 23 countries/territories, showcasing innovations from around the world in IoT, AI, health management, VR/AR, cloud computing, wearables, and mobility.

InnovexInnoVEX at Computex has become Asia’s largest networking platform for startups, attracting global startups and enterprises to build the future technology prototype.

For InnoVEX 2017, there were 8 U.S. startups including BioInspira, Holojam, SparkAmplify and VaGenie. In addition to individual startup exhibitors, prominent U.S. companies such as Amazon, IBM, and Intel were among the show’s speakers. Several American high-profile venture capital firms and accelerators such as Acorn, Fenox, Indiegogo and Alchemist participated. The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office featured a Dutch Startup Showcase. The French Tech Space also had a significant presence at InnoVEX this year.

Acer’s Newest Spin…Plus Gaming & VR/MR

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This year Acer’s stand at Computex took a movie-going design: it featured a large enclosed space dedicated to showcasing Acer's gaming PCs, Windows Mixed Reality and StarVR Head-Mounted Displays (HMD). The movie-going feel included a ticket counter with show times on a digital display where visitors could sign up for a StarVR and/or Acer Windows Mixed Reality HMD demo.

Acer ComputexIn addition to HMDs, the enclosed space is also showcased Acer's latest Predator series notebooks and monitors, including the behemoth Predator 21 X curved-screen gaming notebook, the thin Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook and the Predator X27 gaming monitor with support for NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR at 4K resolution.

This is the first time that Acer is showcasing its comprehensive Virtual Reality, Windows Mixed Reality, and Gaming offerings to international media, buyers, and consumers at the same time.

World’s Thinnest And Lightest Convertible Notebook

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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at Computex 2017 to present The Edge of Beyond, an introduction to a new line-up of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops.

Zenbook Flip SThe star of the event was “the world’s thinnest convertible notebook,” the ZenBook Flip S.

Shown at Computex 2017, ASUS ZenBook Flip S is one of the world’s thinnest and lightest convertible laptops, weighing 1.1kg and 10.9 mm thin. The 13.3 inch display works either in full HD or 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution.

Available are versions with Intel processors i5-7200U or i7-7500U and with 8 or 16 GB RAM.

Samsung Includes S Pen With Notebook 9 Pro

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Samsung announces the Notebook 9 Pro at Computex 2017-- a Windows 10 convertible laptop with a built-in slot for the stowing of an included S Pen stylus.

Samsung Notebook 9 ProAvailable in 13.3- or 15-inch sizes, the Notebook 9 Pro features a 360-degree hinge, allowing the users to switch between notebook and tablet use modes. It carries a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 256GB SSD storage, with the 13.3-inch model including 8GB RAM and the 15-inch model featuring 15GB RAM and Radeon 540 graphics.

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