Computex 2018: Everything you missed at Asia's biggest tech tradeshow

If you didn't make it to this year's Computex, here's a quick recap of everything you missed.

By Fergus Halliday Jun 12th 2018

If you didn't make it to this year's Computex, here's a quick brand-by-brand recap of what you missed and everything you need to know to be up to speed on the event.


The short version: ASUS debuted the world's first blood-tracking fitness band, refreshed their Zenbook S and Vivobook notebooks and revealed a new Zenbook Pro with a secondary trackpad display. They also showed off an exciting dual-screened concept product called Project Precog.

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The short version: AMD revealed a powerful 32-core Threadripper CPU.

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At Computex 2018, AMD unveiled a 32-core Threadripper processor.

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The short version: Intel showed off a 28-core, 5Ghz i9 CPU and new M.2 Optane memory designed for use with mobile PCs.

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The short version: HyperX continued to convert its stable of gaming peripherals to integrate its NGenuity RGB lighting software.

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HyperX showed off its updated gaming peripherals at Compuetx 2018.

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The short version: Lenovo teased the second generation of their Yoga Book convertible at Intel's press conference.

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Lenovo showed off its Yoga Book 2 during the Intel keynote at Computex 2018.

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The short version: Nvidia launched new hardware and software platforms designed for AI development.

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang showed off new processor technology for AI at Computex 2018.

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The short version: Gigabyte didn't have anything new to show off at Computex, so they tried to show off the ideal environments for their consumer-facing products.

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Gigabyte showed off its consumer products at Computex 2018, though it did not have anything new to offer.

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The short version: MSI are continuing to expand outside the gaming space with new ultra-powerable Prestige sub-brand and more workstations. They also announced a new app that allows gamers to play Android games on their PC.

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MSI showed how its expanding beyond gaming at Computex 2018.

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ROG (Republic of Gamers)

The short version: ROG revealed their first gaming-focused smartphone, high-end Delta gaming headset and several new RGB-enabled components. They also refreshed their Strix line-up with the new Strix Hero II and Strix Scar II gaming notebooks.

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ROG debuted new gaming-oriented gear at Computex.

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The short version: The VAIO notebook is coming back - but not to Australia.

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The VAIO is making a comeback, but only in certain areas of the world.

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Cooler Master

The short version: Cooler Master are renewing their presence in the peripherals space with some aggressively-priced gaming mice, keyboards and headsets.

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The short version: QNAP have debuted a two newseries of NAS systems.


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The short version: G.Skill showed off a new 'crystal RGB' memory module and a set of new gaming keyboards and headsets.

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G.Skill was at Computex 2018 to show off gaming gear and a memory module.

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The short version: Razer are opening their up Razer keyboard switches and Chroma lighting ecosystem to third parties.


Razer is opening its switches and lighting components to third parties.

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The short version: Synology showed off their first mesh router.

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Synology was at Computex 2018, showing off a range of products.

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The short version: Ballistix showed off their new, more-affordable Sport AT memory modules.

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Ballistix debuted new memory modules at Computex 2018.

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The short version: Roccat showed off their first keyboard featuring the company's propietary Titan keyswitches, the Vulcan.

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Roccat unveiled a new keyboard at Computex 2018.

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Disclosure - Our coverage of Computex 2018 was sponsored by ASUS, who covered the cost of our flights and accommodation.