Sony makes us lucky again. Thanks for the leaked videos on YouTube; we already knew there was something cooking at Sony’s end. Here we are with the announcement of the new Sony Vaio Duo 13 giving slider another shot. We hope this model becomes a market success after the failure of its ancestor model Vaio Duo 11 which was merely too high in price and had a real poor battery life. Company promises to mend the earlier mistakes and compensate the users.
Corsair is showing off a pretty cool case at Computex and something quite different. The Corsair Obsidian Air 540D is a cube-style case that is actually split into two parts. On the left side you have your motherboard and video cards and on the right you have the rest of your components. It is pretty radical, check out the photos!
ASUS has had some pretty cool video card designs over the past couple of years. These include the ARES line and the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. The same team that was behind the DirectCU Mini card has a new card that they are showing off at Computex this week. It is the Republic of Gamers GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon, which features a very unique hybrid cooling design.
Want to talk about some fast memory? How about 3000 MHz memory? Well G.SKILL has just announced their fastest DDR3 memory kit. The 32GB (8GBx4) TridentX DDR3 kit operates at 3000 MHz with timings of 12-14-14-35 at 1.65V. This new kit is designed for the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors and the Z87 chipset.
NZXT has just announced the first new product they will be showcasing at Computex! It is the H230 Silent case. This mid tower case has a great sleek design, which we have become accustomed to from NZXT. They tell us the designers of the case had one goal in mind when creating this case: create an affordable, silent chassis with all of the necessary essentials for a clean, functional build.
MSI has not said much about their Z87 line of gaming motherboards. All of the information about the gaming motherboards is already up on their website, but MSI has been busy promoting and teasing their Z87 XPower and MPower boards. Well the Z87A-GD65 gaming motherboard has won the Best Choice Award, the official award of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. The Best Choice Award has always focused on Functionality, Innovation and Market Potential as the main judging guideline.
We know G.Skill for making some really great system memory and solid state drives. They are also very active in the overclocking community holding events and breaking records with their performance memory products. Up until now that was their main focus, but we have just got word that they will be announcing a new gaming line at Computex that will start with gaming headsets.
We have been wondering when we would see the official launch of Intel’s 4th Generation Haswell desktop processors. Intel has released an image on their social networks that reveals the nanoseconds left (3,337,200,000,000,000) till the launch of Haswell. Looking at when the images was posted, the launch will happen the first week of June during Computex in Taipei.
This is another rumor that we have been hearing over the last couple of days. Many people are saying that we may see NVIDIA’s GeForce 700 series by Computex 2013, which is set to take place the first week of June. According to what we have been hearing this is a direct response from NVIDIA to AMD for their agressive bundle push over the past few months. These new cards would be still be based on the existing 28nm Kepler architecture, but a more refined version.
Intel’s next big launch is their 4th generation Haswell processors. We actually got a demo of the built-in graphics on the chip at CES, but that was it. No firm release date, we were just told, “later in the year”. It seems like DigiTimes has the scoop from an insider that the Haswell CPUs will launch on June 2 to be showcased during Computex (June 4-8).