Computex will return in 2022 after Covid-19 forced the cancellation of in-person events in 2020 and 2021. The event’s organizer, TAITRA, is planning to combine live and online events. While this may sound vague, it’s a step in the right direction for the world’s premier PC technology trade show.
Of course, the world isn’t quite ready to return to pre-pandemic life, and many remain wary of traveling and interacting with thousands of people from around the world. The cancellation of E3 2022 is proof. So while the physical show is scheduled for May 24-27, the digital show, DigitalGO, will take place May 24-June 6.
The show will focus on six themes: Accelerated Intelligence, Connected X Experiences, Digital Resilience, Innovative Computing, Innovation and Startups, and Sustainability. While this might not look too exciting from a gaming standpoint, you can be sure to showcase all kinds of gaming-related tech and peripherals, and RGB is everywhere as usual!
TAITRA lists who’s who of PC companies that plan to participate. These include Acer, AMD, Arm, Asus, Gigabyte, IBM, Kioxia, Microsoft, MSI, Nvidia, Qualcomm, AMD, Texas Instruments and Zotac. We note that Intel isn’t listed, although some sort of Arc graphics card announcement or showcase will almost certainly happen.
Almost every major PC technology-related brand will be at the show. Whether it’s keynotes and major product announcements from companies like Intel, Nvidia or AMD, or the dazzling display of giant laser light booths, Computex is the real experience and bond of PC technology.
As a frequent visitor to Taipei over the years, I am personally looking forward to going back there again. The food is incredible, the organization is superb, and it’s a pleasure to meet colleagues, contacts and friends. I’ll pass the quake on and hopefully I won’t get caught in a typhoon, but that won’t stop me from seriously weighing whether to go with a bunch of N95 masks this year.