Must-See CES 2023 Highlights: A Sliding Folding TV, Stunning TVs, Incredibly Thin Laptops

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CES, the biggest consumer electronics show of the year, is already in full swing. We’re live on the CES show floor, testing all the new gadgets and filtering out the noise to bring you the coolest, wackiest, most innovative new tech we can spot. So far we’ve had an idea of ​​what companies like samsung, LG, Intel, nvidia Y Dell we have reserved for 2023: beautiful televisions, beastly gaming platforms, an 8K projector and even one or two devices of futuristic concept plus some weird and wonderful gadgets. And we are just beginning.

We’ll be updating this page throughout the week as exciting new products are revealed from Sony, AMD and more. In the meantime, scroll down to see our CES 2023 highlights so far. Consider this your tl; dr for CES 2023: If you read only one CES recap (but why stop there?), make it this one.

Samsung and Dell peek into the future at CES

It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamor of CES, but at its core, this trade show is all about marketing. Big companies are using it as an opportunity to present their 2023 products with fancy fanfare. But what makes CES special, and dare I even say fun, are the products that can not purchase. Concept products are less “later this year” than “maybe in 2033.”

CES is barely a day old, but we’ve seen some of these exciting potential products.

Samsung has already introduced a ton of technology, including an AI powered oven which can tell you if your food is burning. She also gave us a look at a tantalizing concept phone, the flexible hybrid. As the model above shows, the left side of the Flex Hybrid can be folded, like the galaxy foldwhile the right side can slide out to extend.

The concept comes courtesy of Samsung Display, not the mobile arm of the South Korean megacorporation responsible for making and selling phones. But the press release showcasing the concept promised that it would bring to CES “innovative OLED products of all sizes, small, medium and large, for a glimpse into the future of displays.” Samsung isn’t the only company tinkering with the future of phones – check out TCL’s 2020 scroll display, so keep an eye on this space for more flip, fold and scroll devices.

Dell Nyx Concept Controller.

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The other company that shows its vision of the future is Dell, through its Nyx concept line. Perhaps the most remarkable product is its nyx game controller. At first glance, it looks a lot like another third-party Xbox controller, albeit with some fancy lights. Unfortunately, it is more than that. The Nyx controller is equipped with a bunch of hidden inputs, which multiply the functionality of the controller.

The idea seems to be to bridge the gap between a gamepad and a keyboard. PC gamers can use hotkey settings to have dozens of inputs, far more than the typical gamepad, which is often limited to the options presented by a d-pad. That means they can use a wider range of attacks in an MMO, for example, or switch between six or seven weapons in a first-person shooter instead of the two or three that console gamers often rely on. limited.

The Nyx controller features a central fingerprint reader, touch sensors below the side buttons that allow you to scroll your finger for different effects, dual scroll wheels below the central area, and toggle buttons on the back that allow you to toggle the settings of the front buttons. That last feature alone doubles the gamepad inputs.

It’s not the most stunning concept device ever, but the humble gamepad has changed little in the past two decades. Steps like these are like giant leaps for those who like to game on both consoles and PC.

LG Wireless TV with the transmitter box in the foreground.

As if a 97-inch OLED TV wasn’t enough, LG made it wireless.


Stunning TVs from LG, Samsung and… Roku?

Roku announced that it will expand to TVs, essentially competing with its own partnerships with more established TV makers like TCL, Hisense, and Sharp. The move has been rumored for a long time, and it makes a lot of sense for the maker of the streaming device. Roku TVs will come with the branding voice remote controlswhich include the popular (and always useful) “find my remote” feature.

In other TV news, Samsung made a slightly smaller version of its TV “The Wall”, although you probably can’t afford it yet. The big change this year, in addition to its 76-inch size, is the MicroLED screen, which promises an even better image. Oh, and it no longer requires a professional to set it up.

In the meantime, LG is turning up the brightness on their next-generation OLED TVs (up to 70% for the G3). LG also made its 97-inch OLED TV wirelessputting all other TVs to shame.

The Alienware x14 is the thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop around.

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Alienware and LG laptops get slimmer at CES 2023

Speaking of laptops, CES 2023 will have plenty. Alienware surprised us with four new laptops ahead of CES, including the Alienware x14, which the company claims is the world’s thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop. Featuring a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel display with a 165Hz refresh rate, it will start at $1,799 when it ships this winter. A larger version, Alienware x16, starts at $3,099.

Those laptops are for people who are willing to sacrifice some power for more sophisticated designs. If brute force is your only concern, Alienware’s M18 may be more your bag. It’s Alienware’s most powerful laptop yet: an 18-incher that can be loaded with Intel or AMD processors and Nvidia or Radeon graphics, and up to 9TB of storage.

Two laptops that won’t end up being the sexiest at CES but may be the best for many buyers are Dell’s new G15 and G16 gaming laptops. Dell’s G series has always been one of the standouts among budget gaming laptops, and the G15 and G16 bring some of Alienware’s eye-catching design touches to liven things up even more. The new models are expected in the spring, with the Dell G15 starting at about $849 and the G16 starting at around $1,499.

The Dell G15 and G16, budget gaming laptops that will start at $849 and $1,499.

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Meanwhile, LG embodies “thin and light” with both its laptops and your precious OLEDs. showed his new gram style laptop, which features a hidden touchpad that presents itself only when you touch the palm rest. Plus, its 11-millimeter-thick Gram Ultraslim device, which somehow packs up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage into that tiny frame, along with a 13th-gen Intel chip.

The South Korean electronics giant will battle at CES with South Korean electronics giant Samsung, not on the laptop front, but for TV supremacy. LG announced it will bring several new models to the show, including the OLED C3, a sequel to last year’s C2, which CNET TV guru David Katzmaier called “the best high-end TV for the money.” Samsung hopes to compete with its own line of QLED displays, including those it will show at CES that go up to 98 inches.

The Intel and Nvidia chip war

Sleek screens and glitzy displays are nice, but it’s often the technology you don’t see that matters most.

Start with Intel, which delivered a keynote address on the Tuesday before CES. Unveiled a ship full of new 13th generation processors, which will drive a wide range of products. The main processor is in its high-powered Core H-Series processor, which will be the first 24-core processor designed to be used by laptops. The chip can run up to 5.6 Ghz, with eight dedicated cores for strenuous tasks like gaming and rendering. At the other end of the spectrum is the Core i3 N series, which improves the performance of entry-level laptops, arguably a bigger goal. We’ll see new laptops with Intel’s new processors announced in the coming days at CES.

Less abstract than chip performance are the upgrades they can produce. The new generation of Intel CPUs brings Unison, which allows iPhone and Android devices to send and receive texts from your PC, as well as Thunderbolt 4, which among other enhancements will standardize the ability to run two external 4K displays. Again, expect to see these features in product announcements in the coming days.


Nvidia brings GeForce Now to your car.


Then there is Nvidia. Chief among its announcements are improvements to GeForce Now, its cloud gaming service, which allows you to stream games on laptops, phones, and more. In short, the power of Nvidia’s GeForce 4080 GPU reaches the cloud. If you subscribe to the premium tier of GeForce Now, now known as GeForce Now Ultimate, you can now stream games at 240Hz, use ray tracing (which significantly improves the way light renders in-game), and DLSS 3 ( which uses an algorithm to increase the frame rate while maintaining image quality).

Plus, GeForce Now comes to… cars. If your car has an in-dash screen, you can play while parked. If there are screens behind the driver or passenger seats, those sitting in the back can play on the go. For starters, Nvidia partners with Hyundai, BYB, and Polestar.

Finally, Nvidia revealed its RTX 40 series of laptops — laptops that will run on your mobile graphics cards. He highlighted non-gaming 14-inch laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga Pro 14 and ZenBook Pro 14 with RTX 4070, 4060 or 4050 mobile chips, which will ship in late February starting at $999.

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