In Pictures: Coolest, hottest and strangest gadgets from Taiwan's Computex 2012 show

Windows 8 is hot, the devices are strange, and the experimentation is cool

One of Acer's new Windows 8 products unveiled at Computex is the sleek Iconia W700 tablet, with an 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen, three USB 3.0 ports, a promise of 8 hours of battery life, and an attachable "cradle," which acts as a stand (shown) to tilt the device at 70- or 20-degree viewing angles. It reflects Acer's effort to create new hardware designs that meld features from tablets and notebooks. The W700 tablet uses Intel's new Core line of chips codenamed Ivy Bridge. Price range is $800 to $1,000.

Its smaller sibling, the 10.1-inch Iconia W510, can be used as a touch-screen tablet, a notebook or a presentation device. Its detachable stand-dock has an extra battery to extend its operating time up to 18 hours.

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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