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Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show

Cutting-edge devices revealed at 5-day Computex Taipei are seen to generate $23bn of sales from 36,000 buyers

Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
An exhibitor from Taiwan's leading computer brandname vendor Acer displays a tablet computer after the opening of Computex Taipei, Asia's biggest information technology and communications trade fair on May 31, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
The organisers hope that the five-day event will generate an estimated 23 billion USD of sales from 36,000 buyers (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
Visitors check various types of tablet computers powered by Intel central processing units at a booth of the US semi-conductor giant (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
A model holds a tablet computer of ViewSonic, a visual technology firm based in California (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
A visitor looks at a Padfone, a new type of tablet that integrates a smartphone, at a booth of Taiwan's AsusTek Computer (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
Exhibitors from US semiconductor giant Intel operate tablet computers at a booth after the opening of Computex Taipei (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
A man plays a game on a smartphone developed by Acer, Taiwan's leading computer brandname, after the opening of Computex Taipei (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
A man wears goggle while playing a three-dimentional game on a gadget developed by AsusTek Computer, Taiwan's leading computer brand name (AFP/Getty Images)
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
Exhibition goers visit a booth of Taiwan's AsusTek Computer after the opening of Computex Taipei
Tablets in spotlight at Asia's largest hi-tech trade show
An overall view of the Computex Taipei, Asia's biggest information technology and communications trade fair after its on May 31, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)