CES 2018 was the largest show floor in CES’ 51 year history and they aren’t lying, everything was packed in Vegas with CES attendees. There was no place to hide! CES 2018 had more than 3,900 exhibitors showcasing innovative technologies that spanned more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space across Las Vegas. Needless to say the tech geeks definitely took over CES 2018.
This post is the last of the 3 installments of the CES 2018 Recap as we have already posted about Eureka Park and AI technologies. This post features the products launched by major technology consumer brands launched at CES 2018. Below you will find lists of products launched from Samsung, Sony, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
Samsung not only had a huge presence at CES 2018 but they also had more products launched than their competitors, they definitely stepped it up this year. Check out all they launched at CES, it’s amazing!
- Samsung‘s modular TV, called “The Wall,” lets you configure your television to whatever size you want. It showed off a 146-inch version at CES.
- Bixby support in Samsung’s 2018 TVs will let you search for TV shows and movies, ask for a weather report, turn on the lights, play a song from Spotify, show photos from the cloud and even play trivia.
- Samsung’s Samsung’s best TV uses QLED, local dimming to challenge OLED, not yet named, features QLED technology to compete with OLED (Samsung uses OLED in its mobile devices but not its TVs).
- The Q9S TV, which Samsung calls the first 85-inch 8K TV with artificial intelligence, promises to make 4K content look better on the screen.
- The Samsung Flip digital chart chart (which basically looks like a digital whiteboard) can be positioned vertically or horizontally.
- Samsung’s SmartThings cloud will work for all Samsung devices, as well as smart products that already work with SmartThing. It also integrates with Harman’s Ignite cloud that’s used in connected cars. The goal is to make it easier for your devices to work together. It arrives this spring.
- Samsung‘s SmartThings app lets the television serve as the hub to control SmartThings smart home devices, from lights to thermostats to security cameras. (SmartThings is owned by Samsung.)
- The SmartThings app is coming to the Gear S3 this year to let you control your lights and other smart devices from your wrist.
- 90 percent of Samsung’s devices are already Internet connected. By 2020, all will be. And that year, all will also have intelligence from Bixby.
- New laptops, including the Notebook 7 Spin, a 360-degree clamshell-to-tablet convertible laptop.
- The Notebook 9 Spin combines Samsung’s 15-inch Notebook 9 and Notebook 9 Pro laptops into a pen-enabled 13.3-inch convertible.
- The WW6850N washing machine with QuickDrive technology aims to clean laundry up to 35 percent faster.
- The updated Family Hub Refrigerator has better support for SmartThings, the connected home platform Samsung purchased back in 2014; improved Bixby voice capabilities; and newly refined AKG Premium Quality Sound Speakers in the doors.
- The NW700, a slimline 3.1-channel sound bar.
- The VL5 wireless speaker that will allow users to alter the volume via a magnetic puck.
- The Exynos 9810 processor that likely will debut in the Galaxy S9.
- The New APS-C-compatible E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens announced on January 4th.
- The New 4K OLED BRAVIA® A8F Series comes equipped with a 4K HDR image processor X1™Extreme with the Sony’s unique Acoustic SurfaceTM technology that vibrates the display and enables sound to be output directly from the TV screen.
- The New PlayStation®VR virtual reality experience from the world of “The Last Guardian.”
- The New LSPX-A1 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector to launch in spring 2018 in the US.
- The New CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box that expands the possibilities of RX0 (currently available). RX0 brings the high image quality the RX series is known for in a waterproof, robust11, and ultra-compact body.
- Aibo, an autonomous entertainment robot,
- The prototype of X1TM Ultimate next-generation picture processor was on display. This has twice the real-time processing power compared to the current X1 Extreme.
Missed Sony‘s live press conference at CES 2018? Click here to watch Sony Corporation President and CEO, Kazuo Hirai present Sony’s new innovations and vision of the future. Be sure to check out the backstage recap with Sony Electronics President and COO, Mike Fasulo.
I had the chance to stop by Dell before my Sand’s Expo adventure and I was impressed with their 4K displays, they were beautiful to see in person. The rest of the products I can’t say I was “wow’d” by then again I wasn’t impressed with much of the PC technology displayed at CES this year. Below are the products launched by Dell.
- XPS 13 now better by every measure—smaller, thinner, lighter, with InfinityEdge 4K display in stunning Rose Gold and Alpine White color combo
- New XPS 15 2-in-1, the most powerful and smallest of its kind, boasts serious horsepower with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics
- New Dell Mobile Connect software wirelessly integrates smartphones and Dell PCs
- New Alienware Command Center manages gaming environment and unlocks full rig performance
- Alienware and Dell technology power first eSports training centers for Team Liquid
- Updated Latitude portfolio delivers more productivity for mobile professionals
For more information and detail of each click here.
I briefly passed by the HP booth a couple times during CES to check out their products but there was very little displayed in comparison to their competitors. Comparing the Dell experience at CES 2018 versus the HP booths is like comparing apples to oranges. Very odd for HP but I heard they preferred to do briefings instead this year. Below is their list of products launched at CES 2018. Notice Dell and HP both launched 6 products this year, coincidence?
- HP Spectre x360 15, the world’s most powerful convertible PC1, is designed for creative enthusiasts.
- HP ENVY x2 is powered by Intel® Core™ offering long battery life and an Always-Connected PC experience.
- HP Z 3D Camera for reinventing creative workflows and sparking spontaneous collaboration.
- HP Pavilion Wave brings the Amazon Alexa2 for Windows 10 experience to the powerful and beautiful compact desktop.
- OMEN Game Stream brings the power of OMEN to any Windows 10 PC3 in any location with internet connection.
- OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync™ delivers an immersive 65” diagonal HDR immersive gaming experience.
I stopped by Lenovo while at the Venetian for the Sand’s Expo and the scene was pretty hip which is odd since I don’t think hip and Lenovo belong in the same sentence. I did check out the world’s first standalone VR headset, Daydream, and it’s pretty sleek. I do have to be honest, I’m jaded since I’m always submersed in technology but all VR headsets on market seem to pretty much be the same. I haven’t been impressed with a VR headset in a while and this is no exception. Below are the other products that Lenovo launched during CES 2018.
- Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR Headset
- Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream
- Lenovo Smart Display
- Lenovo Miix 630
- ThinkPad X1 family
- ThinkPad X, T, L series
Watch keynotes and conference sessions from #CES2018 online at CES.tech/live. This concludes our last CES recap till CES 2019!
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