Taiwan PC brands unveil latest gaming notebooks as CES starts

01/05/2022 07:35 PM
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Predator Triton 500 SE gaming laptop. Photo courtesy of Acer Inc.
Predator Triton 500 SE gaming laptop. Photo courtesy of Acer Inc.

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Several Taiwan PC brands unveiled their newest gaming notebook computers virtually Wednesday on the first day of the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world's leading electronics industry exhibitions, in Las Vegas, U.S.

One of Taiwan's biggest PC brands, Asustek Computer Inc., held an online show for its gaming PC sub-brand -- ROG or Republic of Gamers Global -- introducing the two-in-one gaming tablet computer ROG Flow Z13, which comes with a detachable keyboard.

The ROG Zephyrus DUO, Asustek's flagship gaming notebook computer model, was also highlighted in the online demonstration.

It is the first gaming notebook computer with dual 4K screens launched on the global market -- a 16-inch main screen and a secondary half-size screen positioned on the upper part of where the keyboard normally is, with the actual keyboard and clickpad located along the front of the laptop.

Another major Taiwanese brand, Acer Inc., introduced the Predator Triton 500 SE, Predator Helios 300, and Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops in a statement.

All three laptops feature the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), according to Acer.

"The new Acer lineup of gaming notebooks with 12th Gen Intel Core features incredible designs that gamers of all levels will be excited to play on," the PC brand said.

Micro-Star International Co. introduced via an online video 15 gaming and three Creator series laptops, including high-performance models, hoping to capitalize on increasing business opportunities from the Metaverse concept.

The so-called "Metaverse" concept, which refers to virtual worlds that facilitate social interactions, has been talked up by Meta (Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg since July 2021.

A total of 100 Taiwanese start-ups chosen by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) are physically and virtually attending this year's CES, which will run through Jan. 8.

The MOST said the 100 start-ups were comprised of 27 start-ups specializing in smart medical care; 25 in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity; 25 in semiconductor, space and communications; and 23 in digital technologies.

The ministry added that participating in CES is expected to boost their global visibility.

(By Jeffrey Wu, Su Ssu-yun and Frances Huang)

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