For decades, the Consumer Electronics Show has been the World Summit of tech. From TVs and phones to fitness trackers for your furry friends, new gadgets are set to hit store shelves around the world in the months ahead. Whether you’re looking forward to new office tech or are on the hunt for the latest breakthrough for that home theater system, here are the biggest trends from CES 2022 that make it one of the most exciting shows in years.
Bigger (and Smaller) TVs
From the massive 98-inch OLED 4K TV from TCL to the feature-packed 42″ addition to LG’s C-Series OLED line, consumers have plenty of options in the year ahead. The biggest display breakthrough is in Sony’s 55-inch and 65-inch Quantum Dot OLED TV. With perfect blacks and higher brightness, Sony has beat out LG and Samsung to deliver an unprecedented level of quality to the home theater.
PCs Go Beyond Touch Screens
Dell’s latest XPS 13 features a “capacitive touch function row” that uses haptic feedback to deliver more precise adjustments to settings like brightness and audio. Dell’s new approach to design wasn’t nearly as large of a departure as Lenovo, who added an entire second screen directly next to the keyboard itself. The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 3 has an 8-inch pen-enabled tablet built directly into it, giving you the ability to take notes, open programs, draw, and more without the need for a secondary tablet.
Faster Laptop Processors from Intel and AMD
Intel boasted 40% higher performance in their 12th-gen flagship i9-12900HK, outperforming Apple’s newly-released M1 Max. While AMD wasn’t able to compete directly with Intel’s CPU line, the company targeted mobile users with its Ryzen 6000 line. These mobile processors deliver impressive performance gains that dwarf last-gen processors and push productivity to new heights for high-powered professionals.
Flagship Phones Get Cheaper
The latest and greatest phones often run $1,200 or more, but Samsung is breaking the trend with Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE. This is a feature-packed $699 mobile powerhouse that proves Samsung’s move toward more affordable handsets is paying off. While Samsung’s move is getting the limelight, Nokia announced a suite of five budget-minded phones that are all under $250 while TCL announced its 30XE 5G and 30V 5G at a respectable $300 – $500 price point.
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