Category: Computex

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Onyx International Android E Ink, stable e-reader and E430 4.3″ Android E Ink Phone

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

Onyx International is reaching a fully stable Android on E Ink state, here showcasing their latest 6" capacitive Android e-reader as well as their 4.3" capacitive Android E Ink phone. The Android E Ink phone's touch panel is still being finalized, I am borrowing the Android E Ink phone for the next 2-3 days, let me know what I should test and show on it. I'll try to compare it with other LCD and AMOLED smartphones in direct and indirect sunlight if the weather permits here in Taipei. Onyx's 6" E Ink e-reader is quite stable, they still want to improve some of the Android UI for E Ink e-readers, but now it's already stable. I am also borrowing their Android E-reader for 2-3 days, let me know what I should test on it, I'll compare it with the Kindle Paperwhite.

Tegra4 Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, $399 2560×1600 Sharp (IGZO?) 10.1″ for Q3

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Latest Asus Transformer on Tegra4 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with a new 2560x1600 high resolution 10.1" display. Launch is to happen in Q3 this year, they expect the price to be $399 without the Dock, $499 without the Dock. Battery life may be 10 hours even with the high resolution display.

Asus VivoPC

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

New Intel desktop box.

Asus Transformer Book Trio, super expensive dual-x86 machine

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Here's Asus's latest extremely overpriced quite useless use of Android on top of a Wintel machine, using the latest most expensive Intel processor, and instead of using ARM on the Android mode, for no good reason, Asus makes yet another Intel x86 mistake, there's yet another Intel Atom for Android mode. This over-expensive Intel Asus machine is probably going to cost $1500 and nobody is going to buy it. But here again, Johnny Shy likes to use the time of world media to show off yet another concept that is not going to interest nearly anyone. Good thing the Intel CEO has just been replaced, what the purpose is for this type of product is quite remote. Is Asus going to sell more than a few thousand of these overpriced quickly outdated devices worldwide?

Asus Memo Pad HD7, $149 16GB, $129 8GB (developing market only, whatever that means)

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Asus launches their new $149 MediaTek MT8125 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with SGX GPU, no HDMI/MHL, but it has a MicroSD card slot, MicroUSB, Audio Jack, battery capacity is big enough for about 10 hours of use depending on use. This is thus not a new Nexus, it's a new Asus, expect only the higher cost skew to be available, the $129 8GB skew is maybe not going to be much available outside of what Asus considers developing markets.

Asus Fonepad Note, Intel Atom stylus 6″ 1080p Asus note phone

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Again, here's Asus working with Intel on a likely overpriced underperforming product that likely is not going to sell much. Hasn't Asus learnt from the success of its Nexus 7 and previously Transformers to know that success come by using ARM and not doing anything on x86. But anyways, here's yet another Asus Fonepad that is not a transformer, not sliding a phone into a tablet (concept that nobody wanted), here instead using their spelling mistake at promoting a Galaxy Note competitor on an Intel x86 processor, thus automatically unlikely to sell any more than a third rate market failure. Even the relatively unpopular Asus Transformer line on Nvidia Tegra processors have sold more than all the worlds Intel Ultrabooks combined. Learn the lesson Asus, would you? Go ARM, Go Big, if you still go x86 you go bust. Is Asus a lost cause? Why all the lame waste of time working with Intel? What does Asus get from that partnership? Foes Intel give Asus a rebate on bundling of Intel processors for ranges? Is Johnny Shih comfortable doing such lame Intel x86 deals year after year? Does Johnny Shih never stop up and take action on the always under-performing, always sub-par, always unpopular Intel x86 based solutions? Why does Asus keep working with x86? How many times does Asus have to fail with Intel before they learn the lesson?

ARM Cortex-A12, Mali-T622, Mali-V500 launched

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Here at Computex 2013, ARM has announced the new ARM Cortex-A12, 40% faster than ARM Cortex-A9, to be used in big.LITTLE mode with ARM Cortex-A7, it's thus a new skew in between, optimized for both Global Foundries (28nm SLP) and TSMC (28nm HPM). I'll try to interview someone from ARM about ARM Cortex-A12 here at Computex (if I can find them). Check back for 100 videos from Computex here in Taiwan, check back for my new dozen videos from some of the latest most interesting Shenzhen factories, a lot of the latest best Shenzhen hardware makers coming up.

Koegler Electronics Co Ltd wearable computer

Posted by Charbax – June 18, 2012

Check out this wearable computer! It's a 17" or 20" large touch screen that you can carry around, can be used for advertising purposes, communicating information to many people at conferences and other things like that.

MSI Enjoy 7 Plus

Posted by Charbax – June 18, 2012

Cheap 7" Android tablet from MSI. Post in the comments if you can find the info about which processor they use.

Ice Computer, computer in a module

Posted by Charbax – June 18, 2012

Plug the module to Tablet dock, Desktop Dock, Set-top-box Dock, the PC module can be ARM or x86.