Computex 2017 will take place from May 30 to June 3 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei. This is the largest ICT trade show in Asia with the participation of big names like Acer, Asus, Dell, MSI, AMD, and Intel. With over 5,000 booths, Computex 2017 promises to bring many surprises to those who love technology.
What is hot at Computex 2017?
According to Engadget, the Computex 2016 event was a huge success thanks to the explosion of VR (virtual reality) technology. Many computer brands have embraced this event to introduce high-end or affordable GPU models that can support the VR experience. That has attracted a lot of attention of technology lovers. In addition, Intel has surprised many people when first introduced the Core i7 10-core CPU at Computex 2016.
However, this year’s Computex 2017 event may not be so noisy. In part, Microsoft made important announcements at an event held in early May. So, Microsoft will not have much to say at Computex 2017.
In addition, after the fever in 2016, VR technology is now less noticeable. HTC Vive, HTC’s virtual reality glasses division, is not even competing in Computex 2017.
Still, for those who love technology, Computex 2017 is still an attractive event. Here are some things to look forward to at the upcoming event in Taiwan:
Computex 2017 with new computer?
First, we will see new computers from big names like Acer, Asus, MSI or Dell. Even so, Acer, the Taiwan-based company, made headlines when introducing two new laptops, Nitro 5 and Spin 1 early last week. Both laptops will be featured in the Acer showroom at Computex 2017.
In addition, another Taiwanese computer maker, Asus, is expected to launch its next-generation Zenbook Flip, the Zenbook Flip UX370. In addition, the new product in the gaming laptop ROG is also expected when Asus “ship” will be equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 9 chip.
Dell will hold a press conference throughout the Computex 2017 event, but details of the products introduced by the company have yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, MSI is expected to introduce a number of new motherboard products capable of enhancing gamers gaming speed.
Although Asus introduced the ZenFone AR at CES last year, the smartphone has yet to hit the market. Possibly, Asus will reintroduce ZenFone AR models with some new enhancements at this year’s Computex.
Qualcomm also appeared at Computex 2017 but unfortunately, there is no information about the new product. Qualcomm would like to keep its new announcements until the MWC will be held in Shanghai next month.
According to some sources, Intel will introduce the new Core i9 processor line at Computex 2017. This is likely to continue to be a 10-core CPU and 1.5 times more powerful than the Core i7.
However, Intel will not be able to take over the stage this year as AMD waits for the battle. AMD is expected to welcome Intel by introducing its flagship processor, the Ryzen 9 with 16 cores, 32 streams, 3.5 GHz clock in normal mode and overclock to 3.9 GHz. With Intel and AMD jointly introducing their top-of-the-line processors, the Computex 2017 is getting hotter than ever.
Last year, Asus made a stir when it introduced the Zenbo Smart Housekeeping robot. Although popular, Zenbo is currently only available in Taiwan in limited quantities. At this event, Asus is expected to offer new improvements to Zenbo as well as announced plans to bring the robot to other markets.
Event on the sidelines
Zotac said it will host the world’s first virtual reality esport tournament at Computex 2017. Acceptable accessories in this tournament include Zotac’s VR GO computer and HTC Vive virtual reality glasses. In addition, Zotac also held a DOTA 2 tournament with strong teams to attract those who love video games to Computex 2017.
And you? What are you waiting for the most at Computex 2017?