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Windows 8, tablets dominate massive Computex trade show

Tens of thousands of gadget geeks are gathered for the second largest tech trade show in the world: Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, which runs June 4-9. Many expect Windows 8 devices to dominate the show.

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June 5, 2012: Acer claims that the Ultra S5 is the world's thinnest Ultrabook. The S5 is a 13.3-inch laptop, which weighs at about 3 pounds and is powered by a yet-to-be-announced Intel Core processor.
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June 5, 2012: A visitor looks at the Acer's Aspire S7 -- running the forthcoming Windows 8 operation system -- at the Acer booth.
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June 5, 2012: A model shows Taiwanese Asus's new TAICHI notebook -- which sports dual displays on both the front and the rear.
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June 6, 2012: A visitor plays with a Nokia smartphone at the Windows Phone section at the Microsoft booth.
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June 6, 2012: The Windows 8 operating system is displayed at the Microsoft booth during the 2012 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.
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June 6, 2012: Microsoft Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer delivers a speech to introduce the Windows 8 systems during Computex, the world's second largest computer show.
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June 5, 2012: People gather beneath a banner touting Intel's latest processors at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
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June 5, 2012: A visitor plays with a HTC Radar smartphone at the Windows Phone section at the Microsoft booth.
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June 5, 2012: A model displays five color models of Genius Ring Presenter, the worlds first ring style wireless thumb cursor controller, which will sell for about $60.
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A woman walks past a logo of the 2012 Computex exhibition at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei June 4, 2012.
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Ms. Computex 2012 -- or Coco Wu, a Tamkang University graduate -- was chosen recently as the trade show's official face. She's certain to charm the crowd, estimated at 130,000.

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A model displays the Asus Taichi, an ultraportable notebook with a double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display at the Computex media preview.
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An Acer 11-inch ultrabook Aspire S7 with Microsoft's new Windows 8 operation system on display.
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An employee displays Acer's Iconia W510 touch pad. It's likely that new Windows 8 devices will dominate the event.
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Dave Schoch, chairman and CEO of Ford Greater China, poses next to a dashboard featuring Ford's new Sync technology.
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A model displays the ASUS Transformer AiO, an 18.4-inch device combined tablet and PC, during a news conference at a media preview of the 2012 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, 2012. Computex, the world's second largest show, runs from June 5 to 9. REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung (TAIWAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
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Asustek Computer Inc Chairman Jonney Shih speaks about the company's ASUS Transformer AiO, an 18.4-inch device combined tablet and PC, during a news conference at a media preview of the 2012 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, 2012. Computex, the world's second largest show, runs from June 5 to 9. REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung (TAIWAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
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Windows 8, tablets dominate massive Computex trade show

Tens of thousands of gadget geeks are gathered for the second largest tech trade show in the world: Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, which runs June 4-9. Many expect Windows 8 devices to dominate the show.

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