Computex Taipei

Visitors to Computex Taipei get some hands-on experience at the Acer booth. More than 1,700 exhibitors took part. Photo: Bloomberg

Shifting sizes and shapes test tech suppliers

Ian Langton went hunting at Asia's largest tech show for "rugged tablet" parts. The product development manager at British tablet maker Captec had found just four matches for his touch-operated gadgets that are similar to the iPad but hardly as sturdy.