CES 2013 is quickly coming to an end and it’s time to recap what some of the biggest tech companies have announced and presented in Las Vegas. After talking about new Intel technologies and everything that Sony has put under the spolight and many other companies, it’s time for Asus, HP and Lenovo.
For many companies and start-ups, CES 2013 is a good occasion to be in front of the whole world, and that’s exactly the reason why most of the biggest companie have decided to be here (besides Apple). Asus, HP and Lenovo have always managed to keep with tech trends, so let’s see how was their CES 2013 evolution.
Fortunately for Google, their TV service isn’t being abandoned, afte LG has also announced some Google TV units. Asus’s Google TV box should have a price around $150 and a possible March launch. You’ll be able to get more than 100, 000 shows and movies as well as games and apps. The remote also has a Google Voice button. It has 4GB of storage onboard and 50 more on the cloud.
Asus Transformer AIO
This is it a tablet or is it a all-in-one pc? Well, Asus’ Transformer AIO can do them both! Users can use the tablet when they have to leave and once they’re back home, it can be docked and your AIO computer is in front of you! It has a 18.4-inch display, 3rd generation Intel Core processor, NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor. You can switch from Windows 8 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. No pricing or availability yet announced.
Asus VivoTab Smart
Albeit Asus announced at the end of October, 2012 Asus VivoTab, this is the first time that we actually got to see the Smart, some sort of a “upgraded” version of this. The Smart tablet has Windows 8 inside and a TransSleeve keyboard that isn’t only about screen protection but it also works as a stand and will cost $129. But this ingenious stand also has a Bluetooth keyboard to it. It comes with dual 8MP / 2MP cameras, microSD expansion and a duo of micro-HDMI / micro-USB. It has an 1.8 Ghz Intel Atom inside, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Asus also announced a few gaming devices at this year’s CES. The company also presented many devices that were available and during the pre-show period. An interesting new technology is the motion gesture control. So, who knows, we might see this year devices from laptop with motion control enabled.
HP ENVY 27-inch IPS Monitor
Hewlett-Packard has been very quiet at this year’s Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But those that have been using HP products, will not be disappointed by their lack of products. The Envy 27-inch IPS monitor is the first display with integrated Beats Audio by Dr. Dre which clearly makes this monitor a wanted one by artists and music lovers. It has edge-to-edge glass, a super-slim design, being 13.95 mm thin. And for $499, this is a very interesting proposition.
U160 portable display
To be honest, I didn’t know before reading about this that there was such a product. HP’s U160 portable display is basically a second screen for your laptop. Its basic purpose is to display powerpoints and presentations. It connects to the laptop via the USB port, and it doesn’t have its own video or power capabilities, hence it relies on your laptop for that. Other specs include a 1366×768 resolution, 180 nits of brightness, 15.6-inch LED-backlit display. It will come at a $179 asking price.
HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook, Pavilion Sleekbook
HP touts it as the most affordable touch notebook PC ever, but, obviously, this is true only until something better comes up. Both HP Sleekbooks have a 15.6-inch HD diagonal, up to 1 TB of storage, Dolby Advanced Audio. They come with the usual HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. These two new Windows 8 laptops from HP come with some specific HP technologies: HP TrueVision HD Webcams, HP MyRoom, HP CoolSense, HP ProtectSmart, HP Connected Photo, HP Connected Music.
HP Pocket Playlist
The HP Pocket Playlist is a very interesting device in the field of portable media storage. PocetPlaylist doesn’t need and Internet connection and it can stream movies, photos and music up to 5 mobile devices simultaneously. It can store 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos – this all means 32 GB of storage. It will come with a price tag of $129.
HP has also came with other devices, besides these from above and here they are:
- HP Pavilion IPS LED Backlit Monitor series (models 20xi, 22xi, 23xi, 25xi, and 27xi)
- HP x2401 24-inch LED Backlit Monitor
- HP ProDisplay Series (available in 18.5-inch, 20-inch and 21.5-inch models)
- HP ZR2330w IPS LED Backlit Display
- HP Officejet Pro X Color MFP inkjet printer
Lenovo IdeaPhone K900
This is Intel’s first 2Ghz, Clover Trail+ smartphone. It’s amongst one of the best smartphones presented at this year’s CES. It’s a quite thin smartphone – 6.9 mm, especially when we judge it by its 5.5 inch size. Being the first dual-core chip from Intel, we will be really curios to see what first reviews will have to say about it. I can only hope it will perform better than Motorola RAZR i. Other goodies that this phone has include 2GB of RAM, up to 16GB of NAND flash storage, 2MP front-facing camera, 13-megapixel F1.8 lens camera with dual flash.
4 new dual-SIM phones
- Lenovo IdeaPhone A690 has 4 inch, WVGA resolution, single-core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3
- Lenovo IdeaPhone A800 has a 4,5 inch display, FWVGA 480 x 854 resolution, 218 ppi, 1.2GHz dual core processor, ndroid 4.0 (ICS), 2000 de mAh battery
- Lenovo IdeaPhone S720 has a 4,5 inch IPS screen with a qHD 960 x 540 resolution, 225 ppi. MTK dual-core processor, 8 MP camera, 2000 mAh battery, 9,9 mm thin
- Lenovo IdeaPhone S890 is the most powerful one with a 5 inch screen, qHD resolution of 960 x 540 and 220 ppi), has Android 4.2 and a camera of 8 MP.
You think 10 inch is just enough for your tablet? 20 inch might seem like a giant, right? But what if you could take with you a giant – a 27 incher! It’s a truly interpersonal device as it allows for up to 10 fingers to be used in the same utime. It can be upgraded Up to the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 8 Pro, 1TB HDD and 8GB DDR3. It only has a 2 hours battery life, but it’s obvious, because it’s meant to used as a “table”. It will come out in this summer, but no official price has been announced, albeit rumours place it aroun $1700.
This is one hot convertible tablet from Lenovo with Windows 8 inside. The 11.6 inch tablet cand be detached from its keyboard which is used to give it a bigger battery life. Main specs include – 1080p, Gorilla Glass display, LTE connectivity, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, NFC technology. It weighs only 835 grams. The battery is said to provide juice for a maximum of 10 hours and it also comes with a pen. But all this won’t cost you cheap – $1500.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S
This model is an updated version of the IdeaPad Yoga 11. Instead of Yoga 11’s Windows RT, 11S comes with Windows 8, hence the possibility of putting inside more power – Intel Core i5.0.68-inch thin frame. It’s a great device for watching movies – Dolby Home Theatre audio and smooth Intel integrated high definition graphics prove that. Other specs include – 11.6-inch HD IPS with10 finger multi-touch, Lenovo Motion Control technology, rubber painting, soft-touch exterior. And the price is more gentle with us – $800.
Besides all these, Lenovo came up with two new technologies for its products: ThinkPad Edge Laptops Pioneer OneLink Technology and Mobile Touch Screen Companion. Besides the above, most promoted Lenovo products at CES 2013 the company has launched other products, such as various Windows 8 devices:
- IdeaPad U310 and U410 mainstream Ultrabooks
- IdeaPad Z400 and Z500 laptops
- Erazer X700 gaming system
- IdeaCentre A730 AIO