Another CES is in the books. Going all-virtual indicated that it was a smaller sized program than normal– and since it was already a show thats been on the decline in terms of impact for a couple of years now, we could feel it. Still: there were some big stories to follow and things to discover whats showing up in consumer tech.
Thats the thing about CES: the majority of the time the finest technology flaunted here is conceptual, hugely pricey, a long way off in the future, or all of the above. Were interested in it not because we anticipate to discover it in a shop next week, but since it informs the important things well discover in shops throughout the next 2 years. Likewise, were interested in it due to the fact that gigantic screens are dope, particularly when they flex.
This year I believe there are a few huge patterns to keep an eye on. AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all announced elements that might make up some really excellent laptop computers (especially video gaming laptops).
I have to say with TVs in specific, I am gratified to see tech companies contending on straight-up photo quality via greater contrast and HDR instead of simply higher pixel counts and, I dunno, 3D or curved screens. Wait for reviews, of course, but my guess is that if youve got a TELEVISION with some miles on it, this will be an excellent year to upgrade and youll be stunned by the enhancement in quality.
The thing about this years virtual CES is that there were just fewer to pick from. We had nearly as numerous big statements as usual, however we didnt have the odd corners of the show flooring where we d discover diamonds in that very rough convention.
I know thats not an experience that the large majority of people get to have. For the majority of you, CES has always been virtual. But well never ever understand what sales deals will not get made or goofy speakers will not get attention due to the fact that a couple hundred thousand individuals remained away from Vegas this year.
5 years ago I was lucky sufficient to get the opportunity to wander the CES show floor with Walt Mossberg, simply messing around with the things that was new back then. After youve enjoyed the wrap-up of CES 2021 at the top of this post, I encourage you to take an appearance at what CES 2016 was like, below. I cant believe Im stating this, however I hope I can return to the in-person show next year.
Going all-virtual implied that it was a smaller show than normal– and considering that it was currently a program thats been on the decrease in terms of impact for a couple of years now, we could feel it. Thats the thing about CES: many of the time the finest technology shown off here is conceptual, hugely expensive, a long method off in the future, or all of the above. 5 years ago I was lucky sufficient to get the chance to wander the CES program flooring with Walt Mossberg, simply messing around with the stuff that was brand-new back then. I cant think Im stating this, however I hope I can get back to the in-person show next year.