Computex 2017

Acer amazed the world last September when it announced a laptop with a 21” curved display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” CPU with an unlocked multiplier, two graphics processors, a mechanical keyboard, and other features of a desktop PC. Then the company surprised once again, when it disclosed pricing of the Predator 21X in early January: at $8999, the machine is one of the most expensive gaming notebooks ever. By now, the PC is available, but this Predator will be a rare beast because only 300 will be made. The final version of the Predator 21 X notebook got Intel’s quad-core Core i7-7820HK CPU with an unlocked multiplier and overclocking capabilities, two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs with 16 GB of GDDR5 memor, ...

HTC & Intel Partner on WiGig Wireless for Vive VR Headset

HTC's doing a little Spring cleaning, and it's starting with all the wires protruding from its headsets. The company announced today at Computex 2017 that it has partnered with...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Dell Launches AMD-Powered Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Alongside their new all-in-ones, Dell is also taking the wraps off of a new gaming desktop tower this morning. Dubbed the Inspiron Gaming Desktop, the new gaming-focused system is...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Max-Q Design Initiative: High-End Gaming Meets Ultrabooks

This morning as part of their Computex keynote, NVIDIA CEO announced a new initiative for high-end gaming laptop design. Called GeForce GTX Max-Q, NVIDIA is undertaking their own Ultrabook...

13 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Toshiba Introduces XG5 Client NVMe SSD

After teasing with a demo earlier this month at the Dell EMC World conference, Toshiba is now officially announcing their first SSD based on their 64-layer BiCS3 3D NAND...

5 by Billy Tallis on 5/30/2017

ASUS Unveils Seven X299 Motherboards: Prime, TUF and ROG

Now that details about Intel's upcoming Skylake-X LGA2066 processors have been officially announced, we can finally reveal some of the new motherboards that ASUS has designed for this new...

11 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/30/2017

Dell Launches Inspiron 27 7775 AIO: 8-Core AMD Ryzen 7, Radeon RX 580, 4K LCD

Dell has introduced its first all-in-one PC based on AMD Ryzen microprocessor. The new Inspiron 27 7000-series expands options for those seeking for a system featuring AMD’s latest CPU...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces Killer xTend: Turning a Gaming PC into a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Imagine the scenario where you have a monster gaming PC, but you also use the same area to support a few internet connected consoles. Or that the Wi-Fi router...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces SmartByte for Dell Inspiron Systems

In recent quarters, we have seen a change in the laptop landscape of Intel and Realtek networking options. A few OEMs, particularly Dell, are now implementing Killer networking on...

11 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Skylake-X: Bringing 18-Core HCC Silicon to Consumers for $1999

There are days in this profession in which I am surprised. The longer I stay in the technology industry, they become further and further apart. There are several reasons...

203 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Kaby Lake-X Processors: High-End Desktop Getting the Latest Microarchitecture

Anyone following the high-end desktop space lately will have realized that we’ve recently been tripping up over information on upcoming platforms. Intel’s successor to Broadwell-E has been expected for...

54 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Basin Falls: The New High-End Desktop Platform and X299 Chipset

Discussion about the High-End Desktop Space this year has been unparalleled. When an age-old competitor re-entered the field, it provided new life into a somewhat dormant platform: how to...

38 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Computex 2017 Press Conference Live Blog

We are live from Intel's press conference at Computex. Intel is covering everything from massive generation of data to new PC form-factors like Compute Cards.

12 by AnandTech Live Blog Staff on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces Killer Support for 10 Gbps Network Controllers

As part of several announcements today, Rivet Networks (the company behind the Killer branded network controllers, and formerly a brand under Qualcomm) is starting their Computex news with software...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

WD Blue 3D NAND SATA & SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs Launched: 3D TLC NAND, SATA, Marvell

Western Digital on Monday officially launched its first consumer SSDs based on its 64-layer 3D NAND memory. The new drives will be available under the WD Blue 3D NAND...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2017

NVIDIA Computex 2017 Press Conference Live Blog

We are live from NVIDIA's Computex 2017 press conference. This year the event is called "From Artificial Worlds to Artificial Intelligence," which probably simbalizes the growing focus of AI...

10 by AnandTech Live Blog Staff on 5/29/2017

Qualcomm Announces Mesh Networking Wi-Fi Router Reference Design with IoT Functionality

The last couple of years has seen rapid proliferation of mesh networking kits / whole-home Wi-Fi systems in the market. Recent market research suggests that the mesh network segment...

15 by Ganesh T S on 5/29/2017

Asus Unveils Zen AiO ZN242: Quad Kaby Lake, GeForce GTX 1050, 1080p Display

Asus unveiled the Zen AiO ZN242 at Computex in Taipei this week. This is essentially a refresh of current 24-inch designs, with the addition of an Intel Core i7-7700HQ...

2 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2017

Asus Announces VivoBook Pro 15 N580: Intel Kaby Lake CPU, up to 4K Display & GeForce GTX 1050

With Computex now in full swing, earlier today Asus took the wraps off of their latest VivoBook laptop, the VivoBook Pro 15 N580. Starting at $799, the 15-inch brushed...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2017

ASUS Computex 2017 Press Conference Live Blog

We are live from ASUS' press conference at Computex 2017. As usual, the company will announce a number of new products that it will start to sell in the...

11 by AnandTech Live Blog Staff on 5/29/2017

Dell Launches 'VR Ready' XPS 27 AIO: 4K, Core i7-7700, Radeon RX 570, 10 Speakers

Dell has launched a new version of their XPS 27 all-in-one gaming PC. The VR Ready flavor of the XPS 27 has the same 4K display and the same...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2017

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