Category: Computex

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Space Pirate Trainer on HTC Vive

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 24, 2017

Trying out Space Pirate Trainer on the HTC Vive at the Sandisk booth.

Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge 64bit Development Board

Posted by stromium – December 23, 2016

Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge development board, following the http://96boards.org size but with larger ports than the initial 96boards spec, it that can be configured to be used in many applications such as mobile NAS (network-attached storage), IoT gateways, home cloud server etc. The board features the 64bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3700 processor, PCI-E 2.0 support, a USB 3.0 port, a SATA 3.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11ac built in, 8GB of eMMC memory, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Acer Predator Z850 1080p projector for gamers

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

The projector shown first is Acer's Predator Z850 model, capable of projecting ultra-wide aspect ratio a 120" screen at 47cm distance. Rated for a brightness of 3000 lumen, the 1080p projector features an Ethernet port, USB port, and dual HDMI inputs, as well as three different modes of projection for particular game scenes. Also on display is Acer's Predator gaming line, including a tablet, a phone, desktops, laptops and monitors (with nVidia's G-Sync technology).

Marvell Armada 7040 and 8040 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 for Cloud and Networking

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Director of marketing at Marvell SoC product line, here introducing the Marvell Armada 7040 and 8040, featuring dual or quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 configurations with Marvell MoChi and FLC Architecture. The demo quad-core board is shown running two virtual machines with a stress test for two cores. The board comes in 12Gbps (7040) and 24Gbps (8040) variants for network data processing, with a separate IC die for handling network functions. Prospective applications include 4-way NAS devices, network switches, running 3x(4x4) 802.11ac routers etc.

SECO UDOO x86 development board

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

On display here is the SECO UDOO x86, a computer along the lines of Raspberry Pi that combines a processor (a 2.56GHz 14nm quad-core Intel 64-bit part), RAM (up to 8GB), and storage (8GB eMMC upgradable to 32GB). The board features WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 (integrated Intel Curie microcontroller), and a fanless design. It can drive up to 3 4K displays via the 1xHDMI and 2XMini DisplayPorts. It is intended for use as a Windows/Linux/Android x86 computer, or as a development board for universities and students. The basic version starts at US$89.

Acer Chromebook 14

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

The Acer Chromebook 14 ($274 at Amazon) is a Chrome OS device that comes fully finished in metal for around US$300. Equipped with 14" 768p (1366x768) or 1080p (1920x1080) pixel display, dual or quad-core Intel Celeron processors, 4GB RAM, 16/32GB of Flash storage, 2xUSB 3.1 ports, the Chromebook 14 is meant primarily for web usage and light office applications. Claimed battery life is up to 14 hours for the lower-resolution version.

Synology RT2600ac Router, up to 2.53Gbps Wi-Fi combined bandwidth

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Synology, a Taiwan-based company specializing in NAS (network-attached storage) devices, has on display their RT2600ac router. The router is claimed to have a throughput of 2600Mbps. Equipped with four antennae, four LAN ports, 1xUSB2.0 port, 1xUSB3.0 port, and an SDHC card reader. The router runs Synology's OS for routers, dubbed Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.1, that allow for features such as being able to roll back files on the network to their previous versions and load balancing between different network inputs. The router can accept multiple internet connections including cellular data dongles via USB.

Marvell ARM Powered Network Switches

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Displayed here is Marvell's broad range of network switch solutions running ARM processors. The first board uses dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. has 24x10Gbps Ethernet ports and two additional 40Gbps ports. Marvell's ARM CPUs come embedded with their security engine that allows for monitoring data activity. We also see their prosumer range meant for professional use, with support for a 10Gigabit port.

Netronix 13.3″ E Ink Notepad $520 and 6.8″ $135

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 21, 2016

Netronix offers and accurate digital inking experience. Netronix electronic Notepads offer a digital notetaking experience. The digital notepad runs on an Android based system. The notepads have a black and white 13.3" 1200x1600 e-paper screen. The digitizer is based upon walltop passive digitzer technology. The digital notepad sells for $520 for a minimum of 3000 Units. Netronix also makes a 6.8" model with a 1440x1080 resolution. The 6.8" models sells for $135 for a minimum of 3000 pieces.

Acer V9800 4K Projector on TI DLP 2000lumens, Acer 1080P Projector 6000lumens

Posted by Gennie – July 3, 2016

Acer shows their prototype of V9800 4K projector, the all-new UHD projectors support 4K resolution in 3840*2160, it is powered by TI DLP technology, delivering more than 8 million pixels, with a super-resolution video engine built-in, follow the Rec 709 protocol and wider range of colors with Acer ColorPurity Technology to bring you the cinematic color experiences. Acer V9800 4K Projector will be in mass production on the 2nd half of this year.