Last week was Computex, the annual trade show where most Asian electronics companies announce their hardware lineup for the coming year. It's an important event for the industry and for enthusiasts, but the show can be a hard to follow--the laptop-heavy announcements can get a little dry, and the show falls on the same days as the much-flashier E3.
Fortunately, unless memorizing Ultrabook model numbers is your hobby, you don't really need to read every press release from the show. We've distilled Computex 2012 down to its 7 major themes. Read on for a brief primer on the next year of consumer hardware.
Ultrabooks were the star of the show, and just about everyone had something to show off that was thin, aluminum-clad and powered by Ivy Bridge. Some of the standouts were the first Vaio-branded netbook, Toshiba's ultra-wide Sattelite U, and the now-with-more-metal version of the Acer Aspire Ultra M3