Computex 2015: The best bits

It may not have the same exposure as CES, or the European allure of Mobile World Congress, but Computex Taipei is one of the world's biggest technology trade shows.

This year, Asia's largest trade show will welcome technology makers to Taipei's incredible humidity between June 2 and June 6, promising plenty of exciting announcements for the second half of 2015 and beyond.

Now in its 35th year, Computex will continue to reflect the market trends in technology, so we expect to see and hear plenty of information about wearables, 3D printing, Windows 10 and more over the course of the event.

We'll keep you updated with all the information from the show as it happens, but while we wait for June to roll around and the show's doors to open, here's our list of the things we want to see at Computex 2015.

On the Windows 10 Wagon

With Windows 10 set for an official launch some time this year (and all indicators pointing at a July timeframe), Computex 2015 should be full of machines showing off the new operating system.

From new laptops, tablets, all-in-ones, and hybrids, there's sure to be a bevy of new products running the latest Windows build.

Acer has expressed its intention to launch upgrades to its Aspire Z3 hybrid 2-in-1 and Aspire ZC all-in-one desktop PC, which will both receive free upgrades to Windows 10 when it launches.

With companies like Acer, Asus, Microsoft and Intel all having a confirmed presence at the show, there's no doubt Windows 10 will be a major drawcard at this year's Computex.

Zotac will be launching upgrades to a number of its ZBOX micro PCs including its mid range C series home media PC that will shift from intel's i5 processor to one of the newer core M processors and 8GB of integrated memory.

Zotac's premium model of the M series the MA 760 will also be presented next week, marking the first mini pc to have four display outputs delivering a combined 4K resolution.

Wearable wonders

Computex 2015

There is nothing hotter in the tech space than wearable technology at the moment, so you can expect the world's second largest tech trade show to have plenty of smartwatches, fitness bands and other gadget apparel on display.

A quick look at the Computex Taipei website proves this to be true, with a list of some 20 or so companies confirmed to be bringing their wearable wares to the trade show.

Admittedly, the bulk of the companies listed as showcasing wearable tech aren't the brands the western world associates with, but for a market expected to sell almost 45 million units this year, there's plenty of room for new competitors.

Last year we saw e-ink smartwatch prototypes and Acer's Liquid Leap wearable make an appearance, so expect big movements in this space this year.

In the lead up to the event, Acer confirmed it would be diversifying its Liquid Leap activity tracker with three new Active, Fit and Curve designs that are tailored to either the health conscious or the socially active user.

Scan and Print the world

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The world of 3D printers is taking off, and Computex is going to be a key indicator to what the future holds for the technology.

One big focus area will be on 3D scanners, that can scan in real-world objects so they can be replicated by a 3D printer.

With 3D printing shifting from the enthusiast market to real world applications like medical and engineering, expect companies to show off their latest developments in this brave new world.

Having spent the past decade editing some of Australia's leading technology publications, Nick's passion for the latest gadgetry is matched only by his love of watching Australia beat England in the rugby.