IFA 2017: Europe’s Biggest Tech Show

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Samsung, Acer, Asus, Bosch, Panasonic and more.

IFA is Europe’s biggest tech show. But like all modern trade shows, most of the high profile announcements happen before the show floor opens.

In some ways, IFA is the kickoff to the fall PC season. Acer had plenty of new models to show, including the promising Switch 7, a Surface alternative with a fanless design despite a muscular Core i7 CPU and GeForce MX150 dedicated graphics processor. If you want no-compromise gaming performance, meanwhile, consider stepping up to Acer’s monster Orion 9000 PC tower, which rocks an 18-core Intel Core i9 Extreme, four-way Radeon RX Vega or dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs and up to 128GB quad-channel DDR4 RAM — all  liquid cooled, of course.

IFA 2017: Europe's Biggest Tech ShowAcer also has some products a bit more off the beaten path, including the Holo360, an Android-powered 360-camera with a touchscreen (no paired device required) and the Pawbo Munch, an interactive treat dispenser for pets.

Image Info: Acer’s monster gaming rig. Acer