Computex Taipei 2023: new laptops, keynote, award winners

Computex Taipei 2023: new laptops, keynote, award winners

Computex Taipei is Asia's premier computer exhibition and one of the world's largest information technology showcases. It presents a huge number of computers, components and digital solutions, the study of which will take hours. We have made for you a guide to the most anticipated novelties that have been presented at Computex 2023.

When is Computex this year? 

Computex Taipei has become Asia's premier computer exhibition due to Taiwan being one of the main hubs of the global hardware and software supply chain. Every year, Computex Taipei attracts a lot of attention from professionals, but it can also be interesting for users, as it will show the technologies that will enter our lives tomorrow. After a truncated version of 2021 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic (Computex is held every two years), this year the fair returns in full format and was held in Taipei from May 30 to June 2, 2023. This year, about 1,000 exhibitors from 17 countries took part in the events at 3,000 booths.

Computex 2023: Together we create

The Computex 2023 program reflects the main trends in the field, and of course, the focus will be on the AI revolution, which has covered a variety of areas of computing. Artificial Intelligence Application, Hyperreality and Next-Gen Connectivity, along with High Performance Computing, Innovations and Startups, and Sustainability, were among the central topics. To underline the important role of integration of different fields through AI, the creators of the fair have chosen the slogan "Together We Create" as the motto of this year. In addition to the exhibition itself, discussions and workshops were held as part of the event, as well as speeches by top executives of such industry giants as Nvidia, Qualcomm, GIGABYTE, AMD, Ampere, and many other leading companies.

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AIoT solutions at Computex 2023

More and more companies are focusing on the development of AI technologies, because the demand for them arises in all industries without exception. One important player in the field of AI solutions is Innodisk, which shows a variety of examples of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) solutions, from machine vision-based license plate recognition and control of peripherals for charging electric vehicles, to food storage and optimization of retail and cafe operations, including such bold solutions like optimizing checkout efficiency by counting plates.

On the eve of the exhibition, the best new devices, technologies and solutions are traditionally named as part of the Computex 2023 Best Choice Award. There are 15 nominations, and among the winners of this year there are also various AI solutions. For example, oToBrite's Time-of-Flight intelligent depth cameras for machine vision AI applications. The module of this is intended for automatic cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, monitoring the condition of patients in hospitals, ensuring user privacy and other purposes.

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Computex 2023 Best Choice Award

This year the winners in the Golden nomination of the Computex 2023 Best Choice Award were the following products: Aspire Vero 15 laptop,  AirJet Mini chip for active device cooling, Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED, Edge AI USB Camera Controller, Frore System's J7i Air AI smart glasses, MEG Z790 GODLIKE gaming motherboard, QCT POD HPC/AI Converged System for corporate HPC and AI workflows, GRAID's SupremeRAID memory device and NVIDIA DGX AI integrated platform for data centers of companies and government agencies. The latest, the NVIDIA DGX, is powered by the NVIDIA H100 GPU, designed specifically for AI.

You can find the winners in other categories on the official website of the award.

New laptops at Computex 2023

Ahead of the opening of the exhibition, Asus, which is headquartered nearby, also in Taiwan, gained publicity with the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402), ExpertBook B9 OLED, ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H7604), Studiobook 16 3D OLED (H7604JI) and Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7604) laptops. The company is especially proud of the ExpertBook B9 OLED with a special award-winning eco-friendly design that combines high performance with a light weight and professional design. It is the lightest 14-inch business laptop to date and the brand's first laptop made entirely of magnesium and lithium with sustainable technology. 

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At the fair itself, the brand showed a new ultra-wide QD-OLED gaming monitor PG49WCD from the ROG family, motherboards and peripherals, as well as the ASUS PINBO robot, designed o teach kids STEAM learning and the basics of robotics programming. AMD made a testing sessions of its newest 4nm 'Phoenix' Ryzen 9 7940HS processor with Radeon 780M graphics, in the Asus Strix Scar 17 and Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptops.

Gigabyte announced the launch of new Aero 14 and 16 laptops, which received OLED displays, Nvidia 40 series graphics and 13th generation Intel processors, as well as its premium newest Aorus 17X notebook equipped with an Intel Core i9 processor. 13980HX. and an RTX 4090 card.

Acer has announced a new ultra-slim Swift Edge 16 OLED laptop with a 3.2K display, AMD Ryzen 7 7040HS processor, and Wi-Fi 7 support. In addition, the new Predator Triton 16 gaming laptop was introduced at the fair, which will be on sale from September at a price of $1,779. This laptop features a 13th Gen Intel processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR5 memory.

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However, not only the giants of the industry can boast of solid achievements. Imagine a computer that is about the size of an external USB drive. Yes, that's exactly what Zotac's ZBOX series of actively cooled mini PCs looks like. The Frore System technology used in them allows heat to be dissipated through fast airflow with maximum savings in the size of the device. These Pocket PCs feature an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB LPDDR5 memory, and an M.2 SSD.

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Keynotes by top managers of the industry

Nvidia made a big presentation at Computex 2023 on May 29 with a keynote by CEO Jensen Huang. He focused on Omniverse, generative AI and accelerated computing and how they are being implemented in various industries. In particular, he talked about Nvidia ACE for Games, which is a new technology that helps developers use generative artificial intelligence to create game characters. Nvidia also announced the new G-Sync Ultra Low Motion Blur 2 feature coming to G-Sync monitors soon. This is a revolutionary backlight strobing technique that delivers effective motion clarity of over 1000 Hz with increased brightness.

© Jensen Huang (NVIDIA), Computex

Another keynote was from Supermicro CEO Charles Liang, which focused heavily on Artificial Intelligence and green sustainable solutions. Among Supermicro's exhibits, were shown the latest NVIDIA H100 graphics accelerators, as well as 4th generation AMD EPYC processors and a range of the latest servers.

Where to watch online Computex 2023 events

The conference was streamed on its official website, and its main events can be watched in the recording on the same page. The next Computex fair will be hold on June 4-7 of 2024.