Tech companies tend to get flashy at Computex. Want an example? Fractal froze a computer chassis in a giant block of ice using water from a Swedish river, then shipped the rig – still frozen – all the way to Taipei for the show, just because. Intel's not like that though. It's more of the strong, silent type, the kind of company that lets its numbers do the talking, rather than blocks of ice. Intel's numbers caused a stir at Computex when the company announced it had shipped more than 100 million Atom processors in the last three years.
Intel spent Computex pushing the Atom's versatility and the freedom of choice, at least when they weren't busy patting themselves on the back over the processor's success. Even though netbooks spurred Atom's growth, Intel's focus seems to have shifted to tablet PCs. The company several tablets running on the Atom on display, running a variety of different operating systems. One tablet could even boot into MeeGo, Android and Windows. We'd call that showing off, but the tablet wasn't encased in a shell of Swedish ice, so we're only mildly impressed.