In Pictures: Coolest, hottest and strangest gadgets from Taiwan's Computex 2012 show

Windows 8 is hot, the devices are strange, and the experimentation is cool

Microsoft Windows 8 on ARM processors is a Big Deal at Computex, and it's sparked fireworks between chipmakers Intel and ARM. Microsoft calls the ARM-based OS "Windows RT."

Asustek Computer (Asus) this week was one of the first to show a hybrid tablet with the new OS and an ARM CPU -- the Asus Tablet 600, with a 10-inch display, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU. The tablet weighs 1.12 pounds, and is 0.33 inches thick; sports an 8-megapixel camera at the rear with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel camera at the front; boasts 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0; and is preloaded with Office 15. No word on when it will ship.

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Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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