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

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THESE, the biggest consumer electronics show of the year, is already in full swing. Were live on the CES show, trying out all the new gadgets and sifting through the noise to bring you the coolest, wackiest and most innovative new tech we’ve spotted. So far, we’ve had a look at what companies like Samsung, LG, Intel, Nvidia and Dell have in store for 2023: beautiful televisions, beastly game rigs, an 8K projector and even a futuristic concept device or two. And we’re just getting started.

We’ll be updating this page throughout the week as exciting new products are unveiled from Sony, AMD and more. In the meantime, scroll down for our CES 2023 highlights so far. Consider this your tl;dr for CES 2023 — if you only read 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 carried away by the glitz and glamor of CES, but this show is all about marketing. Big companies are taking the opportunity to launch their 2023 products with luxury fanfare. But what makes CES special and, dare I say, even fun, are the products you can not buy. Concept products are less “later this year” than “maybe 2033”.

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

Samsung has already unveiled a bunch of technologies, including an AI-powered oven who can tell you if your food is burning. It also gave us a glimpse of a tantalizing concept phone, the hybrid flex. As shown in the model above, the left side of the Flex Hybrid can be folded, like the Galaxy Foldwhile the right side can slide to extend.

The concept is 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 promised concept, he will bring to CES “innovative OLED products of all sizes, small, medium and large, to give a glimpse of the future of displays.” Samsung isn’t the only company tinkering with the future of phones – see TCL’s 2020 Scrolling Display – so watch this space for more flipping, folding and scrolling devices.

Dell Nyx concept controller.

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The other company to display its vision of the future is Dell, via its Nyx concept range. Perhaps the most notable product is its Nyx gamepad. At first glance, it looks a lot like another third-party Xbox controller, but with some fancy lights. Alas, it’s more than that. The Nyx controller has 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 layouts 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 cycle between six or seven weapons in a first-person shooter rather than the two or three that console gamers are at. often limited.

The Nyx controller features a central fingerprint reader, touch sensors under the shoulder buttons that allow you to scroll your finger for different effects, dual scroll wheels under the central area, and thumb shift buttons. the back that allow you to alternate button configurations for your face. This last feature alone doubles the gamepad inputs.

It’s not the most dazzling concept device ever, but the humble gamepad has changed little in the past two decades. Milestones like these are like leaps and bounds for those who enjoy playing 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 has gone wireless.


Stunning TVs from LG, Samsung and… Roku?

Roku has announced its expansion into televisions, competing equally with its own partnerships with more established TV providers such as TCL, Hisense and Sharp. The move has been long-rumored and makes a lot of sense for the streaming device maker. Roku TVs will come with the brand Voice remoteswhich include the popular (and still useful) “find my remote control” function.

In other newscasts, Samsung has made a slightly smaller version of its “The Wall” TV, although you probably still can’t afford it. The big change this year, apart from its 76-inch size, is the MicroLED screen, which promises an even better image. Oh, and you don’t have to hire a professional to install it anymore.

Meanwhile, LG increases the brightness on its new generation OLED televisions (up to 70% for the G3). LG has also made its 97-inch OLED TV wirelessputting all other TVs to shame.

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

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Alienware and LG laptops are getting thinner at CES 2023

Speaking of laptops, CES 2023 will have plenty of them. 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 retail for from $1,799 when it ships this winter. A larger version, the Alienware x16, starts at $3,099.

These laptops are for people who are willing to sacrifice power for sleeker designs. If brute force is your only concern, the Alienware M18 might be more up your alley. It’s Alienware’s most powerful laptop to date: an 18-inch 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 be the sexiest at CES but could be the best for many buyers are Dell’s new G15 and G16 gaming laptops. Dell’s G-series has always been a highlight among budget gaming laptops, and the G15 and G16 bring in some of Alienware’s garish design touches to spice things up even more. New models are expected in the spring, with the Dell G15 starting around $849 and the G16 starting 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 epitomizes “thin and light” with its laptops and its precious OLEDs. He showed his new Gram Style laptop, which features a hidden touchpad that only shows up when you touch the palm rest. Plus, its 11-millimeter-thick Gram Ultraslim device, which somehow crams 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 be battling it out at CES with fellow South Korean electronics giant Samsung not on the laptop front, but rather on television supremacy. LG said it would be bringing 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 moneySamsung hopes to compete with its own line of QLED displays, including the ones it will show off at CES that goes up to 98 inches.

The chip war between Intel and Nvidia

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

Start with Intel, which hosted a keynote Tuesday before CES. He revealed a load of them new 13th generation processors, which will supply 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 for use in laptops. The chip can run at up to 5.6 GHz, with eight cores dedicated to heavy-duty tasks like gaming and rendering. At the other end of the spectrum is the Core i3 N series, which boosts performance for entry-level laptops – arguably a more important focus. We’ll see new laptops with Intel’s new processors announced in the coming days at CES.

The improvements they can bring are less abstract than chip performance. The new generation of Intel processors brings with them Unison, which allows iPhone and Android devices to send and receive texts from your PC, as well as Thunderbolt 4, which, among other improvements, will establish as standard the ability to run two 4K external displays. Again, expect to see these features in product announcements over the next few days.


Nvidia brings GeForce Now to your car.


Then there’s Nvidia. Chief among its announcements are improvements to GeForce Now, its cloud gaming service, which lets you stream games to laptops, phones, and more. In short, the power of Nvidia’s GeForce 4080 GPU is coming to 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 dramatically improves in-game light rendering), and DLSS 3 (which uses an algorithm to increase frame rate while maintaining image quality).

More, GeForce Now is coming to…cars. If your car has a screen on its dashboard, 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 is partnering with Hyundai, BYB, and Polestar.

To finish, Nvidia unveiled its RTX 40 series of laptops – laptops that will run on its mobile graphics cards. He highlighted non-gaming 14-inch laptops like the Lenovo Yoga Pro 14 and ZenBook Pro 14 with RTX 4070, 4060, or 4050 mobile chips, shipping in late February starting at $999.

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