Computex 2014 hasn’t even officially started yet, but as tradition dictates, some companies will usually make their announcements on Day 0 – or even earlier. Here’s a recap of what has been announced so far at Day 0 at Computex 2014.
To kick things off, Acer actually announced its new products over the weekend, when most of the tech media were still on their way to Taipei. The company announced its first wearable, the Liquid Leap, which tracks almost everything, including steps, distance, calories, and sleeping cycles. Additionally, the Liquid Leaps also displays incoming calls, and SMS notifications. Besides that, Acer also announced the Liquid Jade smartphone, a 5-inch mid-range Android smartphone.
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Then came ASUS. The Taiwanese giants announced a slew of devices, ranging from laptops (both traditional and convertible) as well as smartphones and tablets. The Zenbook NX500 is a particular crowd-puller, with its sleek body housing an impressive NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU and a 15.6-inch 4K display. On the other hand, the Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 convertible that the company claims is the thinnest 12.5-inch convertible laptop. There were also two new tablets announced, the FonePad 8 and MemoPad 8.
Rounding up the crazy hybrid world of ASUS is the Transformer Book V, which sports a 5-inch Android smartphone that slots into a 12.5-inch notebook that runs on Windows, allowing it to run on FIVE different modes (Android phone, Android tablet, Windows tablet, Windows laptop and Android laptop). Oh, and there’s the new PadFone S and refreshed ZenFone 4 and 5, too.
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Finally, it was Dell’s turn to show off what they’ve got. Starting off with two new tablets, the Venue 7 and 8 Android tablets are powered by the new Intel Merrifield processors, offer up to Full HD displays, and feature WavesAudioPro technology. Primarily known as a laptop maker, Dell obviously had plenty to show in terms of its new notebooks. There’s the new Inspiron 11 3000 and Inspiron 13 7000, both of which sport unique hinges that allow the screen to rotate 360 degrees; the Inspiron 13 7000 even sports a built-in stylus for quick note-taking.
Finally, there’s the Inspiron 20 3000 all-in-one, which has a 19.5-inch display and even an integrated subwoofer. The adjustable A-frame stand on the Inspiron 20 3000 also allows users to lay it down flat to be used just like a tablet – a pretty large one, that is.
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We’re just getting started here at Computex 2014, get ready for more announcements tomorrow, when the floodgates officially open!