The sprawling Computex trade show in Taipei rolled into its second day today, with some major product announcements from laptop maker MSI and chip firms Intel and AMD.
AMD announced that its first accelerated processing unit (APU) products, codenamed Ontario and Llano, will be available in the first half of 2011.
The chip maker gave the first public demonstration of its future technology at the show, describing APUs as combining a CPU and GPU in a single-die processor, and designed with HD and 3D video in mind.
Not to be outdone, rival Intel tried to drum up support for its forthcoming products by detailing the roadmap for its Moorestown, Oak Trail and Pine Trail chips.
MSI used the show to launch a range of notebooks and all-in-one PCs aimed at business and home users.
One of the latest business models is the P600, which has an LED-backlit LCD, DVD super-multi drive, Core i5 CPU, a fingerprint reader and ECO Engine technology to save power.
Microsoft showcased its latest Windows Embedded offering, designed to work with smaller, next-generation devices like tablets.
Microsoft has previously released Windows Embedded Standard 7, which brought Windows 7 to set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and TVs.
With Windows Embedded Compact 7, manufacturers will be able to put Windows 7 on tablets, slates and portable media players.
And finally, Google revealed that its open source Chrome operating system will be launched in autumn of this year, according to Reuters.
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