Computex, unlike E3, returns in 2023!

Chris Szewczyk, Globetrotter

(Image credit: Chris Szewczyk)

This week I’m mostly playing Grand Theft Auto IV: Long time no see this classic. Even though it’s 15 years old, it feels as fresh as anything I’ve played lately. There is no substitute for a good story.

This month I mainly test graphics cards: I reviewed AMD’s RX 7600, which meant retesting many competing graphics cards from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel! After months of maturing as a driver, the Arc A750 surprised me.

Computex is one of the largest trade shows in the world. After the cancellation of CeBIT in 2018, Computex is the most important computing and information technology event of its kind. But does it still make sense in a post-Covid world, where so many presentations, product presentations or showcases can be held virtually?

As far as Computex is concerned, the answer is yes, and I’ll explain why. But it’s interesting to contrast Computex with another major global trade show, the much-loved but now presumably defunct E3.