Computex Taipei 2005 Roundup

Computex 2005 has just wrapped up in Taipei. Computex is now the world’s 2nd largest IT convention and this year it featured over 1300 exhibitors and attracted over 28,000 international visitors (a record) over 5 days. Some of the highlights this year were nVidia’s new G70 video card, Skype handsets, and AMD’s dual-core processors.

Also in the news at Computex this year were vendors inspired by Apple, including an iPod Shuffle lookalike. Gigabyte and AOpen presented pico-BTX systems including ones with dual-core CPUs, while Shuttle demonstrated an Instant-on Media Center PC.

There was also a bit of controversy as AMD threw doubts on Intel’s dual-core claims. For yet more new products featured this year, Mobile Tech Review is running a pretty long page, plus the UK Inquirer has quite a bit of Computex coverage.