For decades, the Consumer Electronics Show has been the World Summit of tech. From TVs and phones to fitness trackers for your furry friends, new gadgets that are set to hit store shelves around the world in the months ahead. Whether you're looking forward to new office tech or are on the hunt for the latest breakthrough for that home theater system, here are the biggest trends from CES 2022 that make it one of the most exciting shows in years.
Bigger (and Smaller) TVs
4K televisions have officially dethroned 1080p to become the king of living rooms around the world. If you're looking for an upgrade, manufacturers have a wide variety of options that are guaranteed to fit your needs. From the massive 98-inch OLED 4K TV from TCL with a list price of $7,999 to a modest 42" addition to LG's C-Series OLED line, consumers have plenty of options in the year ahead. The biggest display breakthrough is in Sony's 55-inch and 65-inch Quantum Dot OLED TV. With perfect blacks and higher brightness, Sony has beat out LG and Samsung to deliver an unprecedented level of quality to the home theater.
PCs Go Beyond Touch Screens
Now that MacBook Pros have ditched their ill-fated touch bar, it looks like Dell is ready to pick up where Apple left off. Rather than copying a page from Apple's playbook and using an actual touchscreen above the keyboard, Dell's latest XPS 13 features a "capacitive touch function row" that uses haptic feedback to deliver more precise adjustments to settings like brightness and audio. Dell's new approach to design wasn't nearly as large of a departure as Lenovo, who added an entire second screen directly next to the keyboard itself. The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 3 has an 8-inch pen-enabled tablet built directly into it, giving you the ability to take notes, open programs, draw, and more without the need for a secondary tablet.
Faster Laptop Processors from Intel and AMD
After Apple's M1 processor stole the limelight from AMD and Intel, the two chipmakers are working on regaining ground when it comes to chip performance. Intel is boasting 40% higher performance while also claiming that their latest chip outperform's Apple's newly-released M1 Max. While AMD wasn't able to compete directly with Intel's CPU line, the company targeted mobile users with its Ryzen 6000 line. These mobile processors deliver impressive performance gains that dwarf last-gen processors and push productivity to new heights for high-powered professionals.
Flagship Phones Get Cheaper
The latest and greatest phones often run $1,200 or more, but Samsung is breaking the trend with Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE. This is a feature-packed mobile powerhouse with a triple-lens back-facing camera, variable refresh rate, and impressive processing power that proves Samsung's move toward more affordable handsets is paying off. While Samsung's move is getting the limelight, Nokia announced a suite of five budget-minded phones that are all under $250 while TCL announced its 30XE 5G and 30V 5G at a respectable $300 - $500 price point.
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