Computex is an annual trade and industry show for the computer industry, held in the Taipei World Trade Center in Japan. It’s one of those events where the new and innovative combine with the odd and unnecessary, and is a show that everybody involved in the computer industry wants to attend. It is also now believed to be the second largest show in the computer industry with major companies showcasing new technologies and products.
Netbooks, the micro laptop with a tiny budget, will be a prominent addition to the show. Asus, manufacturer of the Eee Pc one of the more prominent netbooks, will be making headlines for a couple of other reasons this year as well.
They are likely to unveil a new desktop PC that bears a striking resemblance to a Nintendo Wii. Oddly, and continuing in the same vein, they are also expected to release details of their own Eee-mote which is a motion sensor remote exactly like the wii-mote. I think I’m noticing a theme emerge for this years Computex.
As well as various product showcases from a number of leading manufacturers there are also several awards being given for innovation in design and a best in show categories.