Day two of Computex 2013 in Tapei was full of new and innovative releases, that’s despite some of the showcasing companies making early announcements at the pre-show press conference.

The Dell XPS 11 Windows 8 hybrid caused a stir with a flip-around lid and flat keyboard, while Asus unveiled an affordable new tablet. Here are some more highlights of day two.

Acer's New Tablet

Acer’s New Tablet


  • Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook – This new ultrabook from Samsung has a 13.3-inch touch dislay and takes advantage of the Windows 8 Metro interface. The touch screen can be flipped, making it more usable as a tablet.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Tablet – This tablet runs on Windows RT on top of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz chip, that’s despite the development vehicle being originally aimed at Android.
  • Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook – Although this doesn’t currently run Windows 8, it sports an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3317U or i7-3517U pro,a 128GB SSD and a 1,366×768 screen (although not touch display). Another feature is the carbon fiber chassis, which not only makes it light but durable too.
  • Asus G750 – This is the first Haswell powered gaming notebook. It has an Intel 4th Generation i7 CPU and Nvidia Geforce GTX 770M graphics. This runs on Windows 8 and will support up to two SSDs in a RAID O configuration.
  • Acer Liquid S1 – This 6-inch “phablet” has a 5.7-inch screen, 1280×720 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core CPU. It’s unique selling point is that it has  floating calculator, notepad, map and camera apps which make for easier multitasking.

Stay tuned for more Computex 2013 highlights tomorrow.

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