Computex 2010, which incidentally was the 30th Anniversary of the event, was, as it is every year, an event that showcased the very best in computer technology that both exist and will exist in time. It featured over the top technology from all corners of the globe. And like any large-scale annually held event, there are couple of trends that tend to emerge that pretty much set the pace of what’s to come. At this year’s Computex, the trends became rather obvious the moment we set foot into the first of the large halls, however just three major trends seemed to visibly stand out from the otherwise overwhelming displays of computer hardware.

Tablet/Slate PCs
The touchscreen PC segment isn’t exactly something that we can consider new these days. Technology expands exponentially and the rebirth of the tablet PC is very evident so naturally that was the one bit of technology we saw at pretty much every single booth at the event. Although, in all honesty, I can admit that all of the Slates we came across didn’t really have too much to offer in terms of design, as there really isn’t too much one can do with a device that essentially consists of a screen, a couple of keys and a few USB and other ports. With regards to features, they all seemed very generic as well. They were either running on a Windows OS with a few that showcased customized UI’s and the rest… you guessed it, were Android powered devices. Wi-Fi and a few sporting HDMI ports stood out amongst the plethora of devices. Of course the slate PC, except for the only one that’s big on the market right now i.e. Apple’s iPad, still appears to be in it’s infancy as almost all companies that showed their wares at Computex 2010 had noting more than buggy prototypes.

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