What Is COMPUTEX and What to Expect from Acer at COMPUTEX 2024?

edited June 11 in PC Tech

COMPUTEX 2024 is shaping up to be the biggest since COVID, with over 1500 exhibitors registered for the annual computer expo in Taipei, Taiwan. The theme at this year’s COMPUTEX is “Connecting AI,” reflecting the growth, transformation and evolution of the computing industry. The expo will focus on the latest tech developments including AI computing, advanced connectivity, future mobility, immersive reality, sustainability, and innovations. COMPUTEX welcomes several rockstars of the ongoing AI revolution, with Intel’s Pat Gelsinger and Nvidia's Jensen Huang among them.

Before we get stuck into the details of COMPUTEX 2024, the hottest tech ticket in East Asia, take note that there are many related events happening in Taipei in the run up to, and during the Expo, including the Nvidia AI Summit, and more. Read on to discover what Acer has in store for you at COMPUTEX 2024, as well as more on the history of this legendary computing event, how to get a ticket, and how to get there!

COMPUTEX 2024: Know the score

Firstly, let's answer the questions you’ve been wanting to ask: When is COMPUTEX 2024? Where is COMPUTEX 2024? And maybe even what is COMPUTEX? This year's expo, co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), runs from June 4-7 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1), and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2). If you’re visiting Taiwan from another country, don’t fret; public transport here is super efficient and easy to navigate. TaiNEX has got all of your bases covered with this transportation guide, so whether you’re coming straight from the airport, or from downtown Taipei, finding the venue will be a breeze. We’ll also cover basic location and directions at the end of this article, as well.

What is COMPUTEX? 

As the name suggests, COMPUTEX is a computer exhibition, also known as COMPUTEX Taipei, and the Taipei International Information Technology Show. Since its inception in 1981 as the Taipei Computer Show, the expo has grown in scope and scale in line with global developments. Known as COMPUTEX since 1986, the expo swiftly evolved from showcasing Taiwanese SMB’s products. Today, the expo is one of the biggest and most important platforms worldwide for computer manufacturers to present their latest and greatest product developments.  

COMPUTEX has been held annually in the Nangang district of Taipei at the Taipei International Convention Center, as well as the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall (TaiNEX) since its construction in 2008. Apart from a cancellation in 2020 due to COVID, and an online-only COMPUTEX 2021 Virtual, the expo continues to grow in popularity, attracting visitors from far and wide. 

Have you got your ticket? 

If you’re in the industry and planning to visit the hottest computing event in East Asia, then we highly recommend that you register online before June 2. Please follow these simple steps:  

  • Pre-register at www.computextaipei.com.tw (Visitor → Pre-Registration).  
  • Register as a TAITRA member (for free), and then follow the steps to complete the registration process. 
  • A confirmation email will be sent with a QR code and a Pre-registration Number. 
  • Please show the QR code and two business cards in exchange for a visitor's badge.  
  • Each email account can be registered only once. 
  • On-site Registration: Open from June 3-7. Please fill out the information at the on-site registration counter. 

This year’s expo is open to business professionals and investors from June 4-7 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 & 2. The expo opens to the general public (18 years and up) from 9.30am-5.30pm on June 7, at a cost of NT$200/person, with concession tickets NT$100/person.  

The organizers politely request proper attire, focusing on footwear; hence, no slippers, flip-flops, sandals, or chappals are permitted. Here’s the page you’ll need to register for keynotes across the IT industry (Keynotes run from June 3-6). And, please note: these keynotes are filling up fast, so act now to reserve your seat.

Since 1976, Acer has established itself as one of the world’s top ICT companies, committed to creating products that break barriers between people and technology. Come visit Acer at this year’s COMPUTEX at Booth No. M0820, 4F, Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from June 4-7, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Computing has come a long way since Acer exhibited their 8-bit and 16-bit Chinese and English computers at Computex in 1984. Returning to COMPUTEX 2024, Acer and, by extension, Predator are exhibiting under the banner of “Breaking AI Barriers.” The showcase focus this year will be:

  • AI PCs
  • Gaming equipment
  • SpatialLabs 3D
  • Eco-conscious technology

We’ll be rolling out some groundbreaking new notebooks, including:

  • Swift 14 AI laptop (Acer’s first Copilot+ PC)
  • New models from the TravelMate P4 and P6 range
  • Latest Acer Chromebook Plus models

Come check out:

  • SpatialLabs Eye for a transformative, ultra-immersive gaming experience
  • New Predator X27U monitor, Predator X34, and several other monitors

Connectivity plays a crucial role in the AI revolution. This year, we’ll be displaying:

  • Acer Wave 7 Wi-Fi Mesh Router
  • Predator Connect W6x Wi-Fi Gaming Router

Acer Swift 14 AI Copilot+ PC

If that’s not enough to inspire you to visit COMPUTEX 2024, how about a few more hot off the press details about the Acer Swift 14 AI notebook? This Copilot+ laptop is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X series Processors, delivering a quantum leap forward in performance, as well as groundbreaking on-device AI.

Swift 14 AI notebooks feature Copilot+ in Windows, an AI-powered assistant that supports mobile creativity, connectivity, and collaboration across all tasks. 

These next-generation AI features include Recall, Cocreator, Live Captions, new Windows Studio Effects and Auto Super Resolution, placing the Swift 14 AI among the most powerful, intelligent, and power-efficient laptops in its class of Windows devices. Come see for yourself how the Swift 14 AI is the future of mobile AI computing.

See you soon?

We hope that you have enjoyed our whistle-stop preview of COMPUTEX 2024, and that you’ll come visit Acer at this year’s expo. It’s shaping up to be the biggest year at COMPUTEX since COVID, and with the unifying theme of "Connecting AI,” this year’s expo promises to be an immersive adventure. While AI is the term on the tip of everybody’s tongue, remember that the expo will also showcase advanced connectivity, future mobility, immersive reality, sustainability, and innovations. Acer Swift 14 AI and our other products showcase innovation, sustainability, and a bold step forward into the AI revolution, so come see for yourself what this technology can do for you.

Transportation to TaiNEX: 


  • Take BR line and get off at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall Center Station (BR24) 
  • Take BL line and get off at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall Center Station (BL23) 


  • Disembark at Nangang Station (terminal station), then take the MRT BL line to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall Station (BL23)

COMPUTEX 2024 runs June 4-7 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 and 2. This year’s expo is open to business professionals and investors from June 4 to 7. On June 7, the expo opens to the general public (18 years and up) from 9.30am to 5.30 pm at a cost of NT$200/person, with concession tickets costing NT$100/person.

Map of the venue, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.



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