This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) there were 66,100 in attendance, millions watching and participating online and featured more than 200 exhibitors, approximately a quarter of which exhibited at the event for the first time. We have already covered the AMD, Xbox and Nintendo announcements but below are a few more announcements that happened at E3 2019 starting with Snoop Dogg’s Limited Edition Headset.Continue Reading →
Today, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s largest gaming and entertainment events for computers, mobile devices, video games and gaming related products kicked off Day 1 that the Los Angeles Convention Center. Even though this is day one announcements have already been made, one being AMD. Yesterday, at the AMD “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors. During the livestream at E3, Dr. Su previewed the latest addition to the product family the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor. See the live stream and press release of the AMD event at E3 below.Continue Reading →
It’s an exciting week for AMD and women as AMD‘s Dr. Su joins IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty as confirmed keynote speakers at CES 2019. AMD President and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will deliver a keynote address at CES 2019 which will, I believe, to be one of the first Keynotes at CES for AMD in a very long time if any. Continue Reading →
The SXSW Gaming Expo was from March 15th through the 17th at the Austin Convention Center. The SXSW Gaming Expo had hundreds of gaming exhibitors and this year they had over 46,000 attendees! It is clear SXSW attendees take gaming seriously. The SXSW Gaming Expo had an Esports Tournament Stage, Indie Corner, Tabletop Experience, PC Arena, Arcade Bunker, Discovery Stage and Pitch Competition. Though we wanted to highlight all the SXSW Gaming Expo exhibits we weren’t able to make it to every exhibit. We were able to make it to the The esports Tournament Stage and The Arcade Bunker which were both one of the busiest areas in the Austin Convention Center. Below are the highlights for both The esports Tournament Stage and The Arcade Bunker plus the winner of the Pitch competition. Continue Reading →
For any 80’s baby the name Atari was a great past time and maybe their first console. After leaving the hardware business in 1996 most thought they wouldn’t hear about Atari again. In a great surprise, Atari is back with their new Ataribox gaming console concept. In June of this year Atari teased E3 attendees and journalist with this Ataribox trailer video. Continue Reading →
SXSW (South By South West) this year is the first year that I covered it solely for Hi-Tech Chic and it proved to be a very successful SXSW thus far as press. It was also the first time I did LIVE broadcasting via twitter and Facebook which was also an interesting experience for those listening, commenting and following my LIVE broadcast. I must admit cell coverage was non-existent during SX so I dropped the broadcast every so often. My apologies who got dropped off the broadcast and thanks for tuning in! Continue Reading →
GDC (Game Developers Conference) happened last week in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center from February 27th through March 3rd. I went this year to GDC and AMD was one of my favorite announcements plus they had a killer after party with Mix Master Mike. In all honesty I am an AMD girl and have been waiting on their new launch of their products that will hopefully prevail over their competitors. Continue Reading →
While at CES I was able to meet up with some of my friends from Dell and HP that I use to work with. At CES this year HP and Dell both had products that received the Innovation Award as honorees. I decided to do a HP versus Dell article to see the difference between their products launched at CES. What’s wrong with a little competition? Since I have worked for both companies I will not be bias on one product versus another. Below is the comparison and also videos from CES about their launches including AMD.
This year Dell had 7 products that received CES’s Innovation Award as honorees. The products included the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell Ultrathin Monitor, Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series, Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1, Dell Canvas, Dell XPS 27 AIO, and Dell XPS 12.
The two products I liked checking out at the “Dell Experience” during CES was the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D and the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 PC. I also loved that they had Irish coffee but that has nothing to do with one company’s or another in technology.
The Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D is the world’s thinnest monitor in its class with superb front-of-screen performance, Dell’s premium QHD ultrathin consumer monitor (S2718D) integrates elegance and cutting-edge HDR technology in a sleek, state-of-the-art design. The Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor will be available in the United States on March 23, 2017 for $699.99. Worldwide availability will follow soon after.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has an InfinityEdge display that is now available for the first time in a 2-in-1 laptop. Designed for maximum mobility, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is the smallest in its class, while being thin, light and providing long battery life—up to 14 hours. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available beginning January 5, 2017 on Dell.com and at Best Buy in the United States for $999.00.
HP also had a some wins for CES’s Innovation Awards as honorees which included the HP All-in-One, HP Elite x3, HP Spectre 13, HP ENVY Curved All-in-One, HP Spectre x360, HP Sprocket and Photo Printer.
My favorite HP product was the HP Sprocket Photo Printer and have been wanting this since it first came out. Using the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, you can create instant 2″ x 3″ stickable snapshots. Everyone knows HP has great printers and with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer I’m sure it won’t be any different. Currently you can purchase the HP Sprocket Photo Printer on HP’s site for only $129.00.
The HP ENVY Curved All-in-One is the world’s widest curved All-in-One1 PC. The 21:9 aspect ratio, high resolution WQHD (3440×1440)2, 34-inch diagonal curved PC is pure sensory overload. The specifications include an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 12 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage, 34″ WQHD WVA display, Intel® HD Graphics 530, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960A (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated).
I had a chance to check this out while at CES and I was blown away by the sharpness and graphics. The HP ENVY Curved All-in-One goes for $1599.00 and if you want more information or want to purchase a HP ENVY Curved All-in-One click here.
Since both Dell and HP use AMD processers I wanted to include my AMD booth visit. During CES AMD unveiled preliminary details of its forthcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Per AMD‘s site Vega is world’s most advanced GPU memory architecture and has an advanced pixel engine. At their CES booth AMD showcased both RYZEN and an early version of Vega. I also interviewed Jason from AMD who gave me insight on what we can expect from AMD in 2017.
Please note that GPU products based on the Vega architecture are expected to ship in the first half of 2017 so you will have to wait a couple months but the wait will be worth it. For more information about Vega or RYZEN click here.
source: HP, Dell, CES