On day two of CES 2017, Nvidia announced its new SHIELD TV media streamer; Samsung showed off its new gaming notebook the Odyssey, Sony is releasing a 4K Blu-ray to the mass market; LG unveiled it’s Gram 14 laptop, and Asus show how busy they’ve been.
CES 2017 kicked off this week with a great show featuring the latest and greatest in consumer tech. A lot of hype has been surrounding this year’s event, as we wait to see what the biggest industry brands have spent the last year working on. Now we finally know, and day one featured plenty of goodies to get excited about. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
The MacBook has been a staple of the Apple line for years, offering some of the most modern innovations on the market. Of course, it is still made to appeal to Apple fans, and many have avoided it for the sake of its software, the MacOS, and the frustrations of limiting features like the dreaded iTunes.
Now, Apple is hoping some of the perks of their latest model will get people over the love it or hate it hump that curses many of their flagships.
Microsoft held their fall event today, a highly anticipated one where many of us have been waiting to see if the rumors floating around about the company will be validated. Several of them were, along with a couple of surprise reveals.
Here are the five biggest announcements the company made.
Not Just a MacBook Ripoff
Already websites are starting to make the connection between Apple’s Retina Macbook, and this latest Asus offering. Granted, the two do look very similar in design. Asus has opted for a slimmer, lightweight laptop that is made for ultra portability, and the most recent MacBooks have all tried to follow that model in the name of functionality.
HP have announced a new gaming PC series, the OMEN by HP. PC games can require a system with a lot of power to produce the best graphics and performance without lag. OMEN by HP aims to be a range of PCs that can give gamers the best experience.
The line-up of the OMEN by HP series is made up of laptops, desktops and a 32 inch diagonal Quad HD display. The display is specially designed for gaming and uses AMD FreeSync technology. AMD FreeSync technology makes gameplay smooth by removing tearing and stuttering.
The Chrome OS has been an interesting platform with a handful of drawbacks that have kept it from really taking off. Mainly limitations created by the nature of the system, such as having to have a stable internet connection to even begin using it. Faulty hardware could make a new laptop almost immediately obsolete.