What is CES?
As you all know CES is one of the largest Electronic Expo in the world which is held every year at a different location and this time in Las Vegas. During this event, all the major tech companies showcase their upcoming tech products whether it is a washing machine, a smartphone, a laptop or a vacuum cleaner. Here you will see everything related to technology either too big in size or too small!. Here are the top announcements which are made by some of the major tech companies at CES 2019:
1. Google at CES 2019:
Google was all over CES 2019 as various companies have shown their products with the built-in integration of Google Services in them such as Google Assistant. Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers now also support Google Assistant.
Google also announced various new features of Google Assistant such as its integration in Google Maps, its use for checking the airline flight, its new Interpreter Mode and lot more.
Google also announced ‘Google Assistant Connect‘ at CES 2019. This feature will allow companies to connect to an Assistant-based smart speaker or Smart Display without the need to add their own speakers and microphones.
The main announcement of LG at CES 2019 is the new LG Signature OLED TV R – a rollable OLED display that hides inside the stand when you’re not watching. The new LG TVs will also support AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit.
Apart from its TVs, LG also introduced its new smart alerts system for home appliances and a smart beer maker named as LG HomeBrew, sounds awesome!
Last but not least, LG also showcased its brand new three soundbars named as the SL10YG, SL9YG, and SL8YG. These soundbars also support Google Assistant and Dolby Atmos which sounds pretty cool!
Samsung also showcased its brand new products at CES 2019. Some of them are 75-inch, modular MicroLED TV and a whopping 98-inch QLED 8K TV with HDMI 2.1 support.
Samsung also confirmed that its smart TVs will soon offer iTunes movies and TV shows and will support Airplay 2 in the future. The interesting thing is that you’ll also be able to control Samsung smart TVs via Google Assistant– or Amazon Alexa-powered devices.
Smart fridges and Robots also debuted at the CES 2019, along with the Notebook 9 Pen and a new Odyssey gaming laptop. Bixby Assistant is soon going to control Google Apps, Samsung confirmed in a press release.
Lenovo always showcases its lot of new products at CES every year and this year also it showcased a lot which includes Gaming laptops Legion Y740 and Legion Y540 having NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 20 Series discrete graphics and a couple of nice gaming PC monitors- Legion Y44w (a huge 43.4-inch screen)and Legion Y27gq.
Apart from gaming stuff, Lenovo also introduced the ‘Lenovo Smart Clock‘, a small smart speaker with a 4-inch display that can also serve as your bedside alarm clock. This device comes with built-in support of Google Assistant which will enable voice commands as and when required. The price of $79.99 makes it the cheapest Google Assistant smart display-based speaker you can get.
Lenovo also announced new Yoga PC products, which includes an all-in-one PC with a big 27-inch screen.
At Last, Lenovo announced two Smart Tab Android tablets that come with their own charging dock that doubles as a smart speaker as well.
5. HTC at CES 2019:
HTC’s also showcased its brand new two virtual reality headsets at CES 2019 — the Vive Pro Eye and the Vive Cosmos.
Vive Pro Eye is launched as an upgraded version of HTC’s flagship head-mounted display and also features eye-tracking technology.
The Vive Cosmos is launched targeting entry-level users with a much simpler set-up procedure and compatibility with a much wider range of PCs.
While we already saw the RTX 2080m, RTX 2080 TI, the RTX 2070, and the Titan RTX in the year 2018, Nvidia kept the least powerful member of the series — the RTX 2060 — for its CES 2019 keynote demo.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang demonstrated that the RTX 2060 can run Battlefield V at 60 frames per second using a 1440p resolution with the ray tracing feature switched on.
Nvidia CEO also announced that more than 40 new laptops will arrive soon in the upcoming months with the company’s new GeForce RTX 20 series discrete graphics processors.
Razer introduced the new Nvidia RTX 20 series laptop lineup with the reveal of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced. The Razer Blade 15 Advanced lineup is now offered in RTX 2060, RTX 2070 with Max-Q, and RTX 2080 with Max-Q configurations.
The new RTX 20 family brings several improvements over older Nvidia GPUs including real-time ray tracing, programmable shading, and artificial intelligence.
The company also introduced esports-ready Razer Raptor monitor. Apart from it, Razer also teased a Blade 15 with a 15.6-inch Full HD display capable of 240Hz refresh rates and a second Blade 15 variant with a 4K OLED touch display.
8. Intel at CES 2019:
Intel at CES 2019 showcased the brand new ‘Ice Lake’ laptop chips. This mobile chip range stands out as Intel’s first “volume” 10nm PC processor, compared to the predecessor’s 14nm manufacturing process.
The smaller design of the processor means we should see better battery life and less thermal-induced throttling. Ice Lake uses Intel’s ‘Sunny Cove‘ micro-architecture, which allows better multi-tasking and parallel computation. These new chips are going to have faster AI performance, Thunderbolt 3 integration, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
This new range of Intel chips offers a graphics upgrade too, which will deliver Intel’s Gen11 graphics that promise to break the one teraflop mark.
Further, Intel also announced a 10nm Snow Ridge SoC for 5G base stations, 10nm Cascade Lake Xeon and 10nm Lakefield processors.
Huawei introduced the latest MateBook13 mid-range laptop which fits somewhere between the company’s ultra-slim MateBook X and its semi-premium MateBook D.
Huawei also showcased the family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite tablet- built from durable aluminum to protect it from bumps and bruises.
Acer introduced the Chromebook 315 powered by AMD built ‘APU’. Acer also introduced a new Windows 10 laptop, the Swift 7. The 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen notebook has very thin bezels.
The body is also thin at just 9.95mm and the laptop is incredibly light at just 1.96 pounds- thanks to magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys!
HP announced its brand new Chromebooks at CES 2019: HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 and HP Chromebook 14. The latter comes with either AMD’s A4 or the A6 series of APUs inside, along with either Radeon R4 or R5 GPUs.
The powerful Chromebook x360 14 G1 comes with Intel’s 8th generation Pentium, Core i3, i5, or i7 processors according to the specific model you will buy.
12. AMD at CES 2019:
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced a new high-end GPU for gamers and creators- the Radeon VII, at her debut CES 2019 keynote. The new Radeon VII GPU is based on the company’s second-generation Radeon Vega architecture and will be the world’s first desktop GPU to be built using a ‘7nm’ manufacturing process instead of usual ’10nm’ or ’14nm’ manufacturing processes.
The Radeon VII GPU also supports ‘AMD’s Freesync‘ technology. At last, Su showed off a preview of the upcoming 3rd Generation Ryzen desktop series CPUs. These will be 7nm CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture and a chiplet-based design.
Su also announced that the company is working closely with Google for the Project Stream cloud gaming initiative and the company is also working with Microsoft for game development and for the future Xbox consoles.
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