A mixture of devices around the edges of the stage. A Transformer, the TaiChi, Some tablets, a 'secured' device...
Mr Yuen-Chuan Chao, President & CEO of TAITRA, is doing the introductions. This is technically the 'opening keynote' of Computex. He says Computex has firmly become the world's top ICT show.
Prepping for start of Intel now. Video begins. Ooooh. I hear thunder.
"It's the beginning of a new era of computing."
"It's been a journey of decades. From '60s number crunching, '80s productivity, '00s Internet, Today is ubiquity."
That's Intel's Tom Kilroy speaking
"User experience matters more now than ever."
See, Hear, Feel. That's what defines our experiences. The fuel for that is content.
An exabyte per day of content is consumed.
Growth projections... 19% smartphone, 33% tablet, 17% notebook.
That's from here to 2016. Tablets apparently drive 3x the online traffic of smartphones.
And most of those tablets are using ARM chips.
Intel-based smartphones: Full HD video capture and playback, 10 picture per second, Industry leading browser performance, 14 days standby power.
They've only briefly touched on smartphones. Now talking Windows 8 based tablets.
They're emphasising what Intel Windows 8 tablets will let you do. Metro style AND existing apps; connected standby AND all day battery; 20+ OEM designs.
The opening video of the keynote was played in Full HD directly off an Intel powered Android device on stage. Clever.
They're now showing a Full HD interactive 360 degree video, with pinch, zoom, swivel, etc. Very smooth, looked good.
Wireless display also in their new phones.
How does wireless display change the experience? They're about to do some live karaoke jamming. Ummm...
Oh dear. Gotta love weird demos. That's what keynotes are made of.
Wireless display sounds nice on paper, but I haven't seen too many TVs or monitors with built-in support yet.
He went for a walk through the audience, genuinely untethered, with the lyrics to a song up on screen while he sang along coming off the phone.
Fruit Ninja HD on a Windows 8 tablet now demoed. Was going to switch to something else, but Windows 8 has failed.
Showing the full desktop mode of Windows 8 on the tablet now he's fixed it. And they're pushing this as a critical business-focused advantage over ARM.
Kilroy: "We're working with the best app developers to make sure the tablet experience is the best on Intel."
Are we in the post-PC era? Intel asked the 'youth' all over the world to see what they say.
2/3 of college students say the PC is the 'most important' device in their daily life.
Preferred device is the PC for almost everything except listening to music on a big chart from this global study they're talking about.
Kilroy has just invoked the Ultrabook. Introduced one year ago. "Unleashing a wave of innovation."
Cloths just dropped to show 50 Ultrabook designs all across the stage.
Now running the specs on how Ultrabook has evolved. Doing a nifty augmented reality explode of an Ultrabook.
3rd Generation Core is officially launching today.