In the shadow of Apple’s WWDC, the PC industry looks to rediscover its relevance

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Computex has always been the Wintel show.

Before the age of Android-running, Qualcomm-powered smartphones, the dominant software-hardware combo in the world of personal computing was that of Microsoft’s Windows OS and Intel’s CPUs. But now Microsoft is preparing for a post-Windows future and Intel is scrambling to figure out what else it can do beside baking chips for a satiated audience of PC users. So what does that mean for Computex, the annual Taipei-based showcase of the latest innovations in the Intel-Windows ecosystem? It means change.

I’ve travelled halfway round the world to be here for Computex 2018, because I don’t expect the same old Computex. To be sure, Taiwanese powerhouses Asus and Acer will have plenty of traditional…

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