Computex 2005 Day Two
Gigabyte Press Conference
At this year’s Computex Gigabyte held a press conference introducing their latest motherboard products for the AMD K8 and Intel Pentium platforms.
During the conference, Gigabyte executives talked about the future of the computer industry and the Gigabyte’s commitment to “high definition computing”. The floor then went to Intel's Christopher Tobias, who talked about the evolution of chipset and processor capabilities, from USB 1.0, ATA33, and AGP a few years back to the new dual core CPU’s and SATA 3Gb/s capabilities of current platforms.
The first technology Gigabyte was showcasing is something they call i-Lock. I-Lock essentially is like a remote car starter for your desktop computer. You can turn your PC on or off with the push of a button just like you would lock / unlock your car with a remote starter. You can program buttons as hotkeys to access frequently used applications, but the most common use of i-Lock would be it’s auto-detection system that turns automatically switches your system in suspended mode if you leave close proximity of your PC, and automatically logs you into Windows if you come near again.
Keeping in sync with Gigabyte’s security theme, they also introduced i-Touch, a fingerprint security system. i-Touch is pretty much the same PC-based finger print security technology we’ve seen around over the last few years, but Gigabyte’s version is a compact design that fits in a 1.44” drive bay.