The Best of CES 2012
CES comes with some 20,000+ gadgets every year! How on earth is one person supposed to keep up with all that? Not to worry though, we will run down the best of CES 2012 right here in this article.
I don’t think that anyone can doubt that the best things at CES this year were the TVs. The industry has finally moved away from pumping the nauseating 3D technology to cram millions of more pixels into their panels. In addition to the 8K TV from Sharp we also got to see a 55-inch LG OLED TV and a 55-inch Samsung Super OLED. These two panels are incredibly crisp and incredibly thin, think thinner than a DVD case.
Another big trend at this years event was the Ultrabook. It seemed that every company who showed up had a slim and slender laptop to show.
Enough of what we saw this year though, it is time to get into our favorites.
Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV
Yes, we already mentioned it but how can you get away from this? This OLED panel from Samsung has an amazingly thin bezel and equally amazing imagery. The quality of images that come out of such a thin panel is just amazing. This OLED won’t just come with amazing imagery though, the TV will have voice and gesture control, as well as face recognition.
We’re not sure how the facial recognition will work but we are sure that this TV is what the word ‘quality’ was invented to describe and we love it. You can get your hands on the Samsung 55-inch Super OLED when it is released in the second half of the year at an undisclosed price.
Nokia Lumia 900
Yes, a Windows phone! If it wasn’t from fear of looking biased towards Microsoft we’d also throw in the HTC Titan II as well.
The Lumia 900 looks as though it will be the big break that Windows phone needs and the saving grace of Nokia, the once greatest phone company in the world.
The Lumia 900 will run Windows Phone 8, which looks very sleek and easy to use, it will be a 4G LTE phone that will be exclusive to AT&T. The phone will also have a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen so all those Windows 8 tiles are in incredible quality.
On the inside, there is a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200 and 16GB of storage. There are also the front and rear facing cameras that we have become used to on cell phones over the past few years.
Dell XPS 13
One of the biggest trends this year at CES was the Ultrabook so it is only right that we include one of them right here in our list. The Dell XPS 13 is a very nice looking Ultrabook — or laptop, go about this whichever way you please.
The XPS 13 has an amazingly small footprint, 11-inch laptops typically take up the same amount of room that the 13.3-inch XPS does. Onto the internals, we have a Intel Core i5 CPU, a 128 GB SSD, 4 GB of RAM and an 8-hour battery life.
The XPS 13 is 18mm at its thickest point and 6mm at the thinnest with a weight of just under 3-pounds. It will be released at the end of February with a starting price of $999.
Fully fledged games designed for the PC is what this tablet is designed to play. Razer, the company behind the tablet, is aiming for a sub-$1000 price point for this joystick flanked, core i7 powered and Windows 8 running machine. The concept has a 10.1-inch screen, with 1,280×800-pixel resolution.
LG 55-inch OLED TV
LG was the first on the boat when it came to showing off their OLED TV this year. They did so in spectacular fashion and it ended up being a media frenzy. Much like the Samsung TV we mentioned earlier, this TV has amazing clarity and is super thin at just 4mm. Not to mention how super lightweight it is too, only 7.5KG.
LG said that the TV would ship this year, likely in September, at an undisclosed price.
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