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Another year has passed since COMPUTEX 2009, and again, VR-Zone.com finds itself in Taipei (for COMPUTEX 2010). It is a little frigid here for us tropical scribes, but we still took a freezing stroll past work hours in the spirit of journalism.

 


Another year has passed since COMPUTEX 2009, and again, VR-Zone.com finds itself in Taipei. It feels a little surreal to be back on this island in a little more than two months; especially when one discovers that he is listening to Mariah Carey on the taxi radio while being surrounded by Traditional Chinese signboards. 

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Silicon Valley might be known for its state-of-the-art development and design, Shenzhen, its manufacturing prowess; yet, few can claim the Taiwanese’s ability to satisfy global demands for technology both East and West. Such is the irrefutable position of Taipei, particularly in the PC hardware market we are interested in.
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COMPUTEX is one of the prime trade shows in Taipei, and the folks at the airport sure made it clear that da bomb ought to be made known in eye-catching magenta.

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It is a little frigid here for us tropical scribes (21 Celsius ambient temperature with impingement cooling – the fluid being both wind and drizzle), but we still took a freezing stroll past work hours in the spirit of journalism. Curiosity might have once killed the cat, but it sure froze us out this time around.

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Most of the booths we’ve peeked through closed doors at TWTC look pretty done up. More interesting was the giant structure NVIDIA was putting up across the road. The public address system was up and running by the time we went hunting for coffee.

And coffee hunting was tough, really.

Stay tuned on these pages for more updates over the week. In the meantime, if you know of a reliable supply of java (the Starbucks we tracked down closes at 12am), drop us a hint over in our Forums!