For the first time in its 54-year history, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year was a virtual affair, rather than a glitzy Las Vegas shindig. While none of us could get hands-on, all the big names in tech came out to play with lavish visual presentations featuring desirable looking kit.
We’ve selected highlights of the show from some of the biggest players in tech. Not everything here will necessarily reach the shores of Australia, but it’s always good to have an idea as to what’s out there, where tech is heading, and what we may wish to jot down on our wish lists for the future.
The humble laptop is getting more and more feature-packed. HP showed off their lightweight, 13.3-inch Dragonfly Max. Built with an eye for our new world of regular Zoom meetings, it packs a top notch 5-megapixel webcam, as well as four microphones. Plus, if you take it out and about, there’s built-in Tile tracker support in case you misplace it.
In the Asus virtual corner, the latest twin-OLED screen Zenbook Pro Duo that they showed off is seriously cool. Packing Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, it has a 4K, 15.6-inch touchscreen coupled with a second, 14-inch touchscreen that can be flipped up as desired.
Lenovo also presented a raft of updated machines, with the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga really catching our eye. This convertible tablet/PC is a mere 11.4mm thick and weighs just a smidge over 1kg. Or, if you prefer desktop Yoga, the new AIO 7 is wild. It’s an all-in-one unit with built-in speakers and a 27″ display that can be rotated 90 degrees.