Best new tech and gadgets from Computex 2015

Computex 2015 is taking place in Taiwan this week, with over 1,700 exhibitors showing off the latest tech and gadgets set to hit the ICT market.

The five-day show is expected to take in more than 38,000 visitors, and gives those attending an opportunity to buy the latest technology as it launches.

Companies like Asus, Nvidia, Corsair, SanDisk, Acer, and many more use the show as a platform to show off their latest wares.

Below are some of the headline-grabbing products which have been shown off at Computex 2015.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Nvidia showed off its latest GTX graphics card at the show, which it punts as the card to own for 4K gaming and virtual reality.

The GTX 980 Ti sports 2816 CUDA cores, 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, a 384-bit memory interface width, and a max digital resolution of 5120 x 3200.

You will need at least 600W of system power, and 250W of free power, to run the card. Initial South African pricing ranges between R11,000 and R12,000.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

SanDisk 2TB external SSD

SanDisk unveiled a new range of portable SSDs at Computex 2015, which it is calling the SanDisk Extreme 900.

The SSD range is available in three sizes – 480GB, 960GB, and 1.92TB – and comes with both Type-A and Type-C USB cables.

USB 3.1 support is included, along with a maximum performance rating of 850MBps, while the drives are housed in an aluminium casing.

Pricing is as follows:

  • 480 GB – $400
  • 960 GB – $600
  • 1.92 TB – $1,000
SanDisk SSD
SanDisk SSD

Asus ROG 34-inch curved gaming monitor

The ROG 3800R curved display features 34 inches of wide-viewing angles, a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, and Nvidia G-Sync technology.

“This results in sharper, more vibrant images; and more fluid and responsive gameplay. It has extensive connectivity options that include DisplayPort and HDMI,” said Asus.

ROG 34-inch Curved G-SYNC Monitor
ROG 34-inch Curved G-SYNC Monitor

Acer Predator 8 gaming tablet

The Acer Predator gaming tablet features a 14nm Atom x7 processor and is powered by Android. It also comes with the Acer Quad-Audio system, and the company promises it will deliver a premium mobile gaming experience.

The Predator tablet is due to launch later in 2015.

Acer Predator tablet
Acer Predator tablet

World’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive

SanDisk unveiled its Ultra Fit USB 3.0 storage unit at Computex, which it claims is smaller than a dime coin.

The flash drive boasts speeds of 130MB per second and a storage capacity of 128GB. The price: $119.

SanDisk USB
SanDisk USB

Asus ZenFone Selfie

The Asus ZenFone Selfie is great at – you guessed it – taking selfies.

The smartphone features front and rear 13MP cameras with dual LED Real Tone flash, so users can “capture the best possible selfies”.

Screen size comes in at 5.5 inches and boasts a 1920 x 1080 display, while the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with octa-core 64-bit processor.

ZenFone Selfie
ZenFone Selfie

Corsair Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

The Corsair Bulldog gaming PC is a cross between a 4K gaming rig and the PlayStation 4 which sits next to your TV in the lounge.

The living room-focused DIY Bulldog system includes the case, an ITX motherboard (which reportedly will support DDR4 RAM), an H5SF CPU liquid cooler, and a 600W SFX power supply. Price: $399.

The idea is to buy the rest of the components yourself, based on budget and performance needs.

Corsair suggests pairing the Bulldog with the Lapdog keyboard – made for PC gamers who don’t like controllers but still want to play from the comfort of their couch.

Corsair Bulldog gaming PC
Corsair Bulldog gaming PC
Lapdog keyboard
Lapdog keyboard

The video below details the Bulldog gaming PC.

Nvidia G-Sync for gaming laptops

Nvidia announced G-Sync support for selected gaming laptops which use the GTX 960M, 970M, and 980M mobile GPUs.

Future G-Sync-supported laptops will feature screens approved by Nvidia with 75Hz refresh rates, which are designed to cut tearing, input lag, stuttering, and other problems.

New features will also include windowed mode for for borderless gaming and the ability to customise refresh rates.

Currently supported devices include the 17.3-inch ASUS G751, the Aorus X5, the MSI GT72 G, and two 4K laptops from Clevo.


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