CES is now over, the show floor is closed and our editors are back home. So much has been announced in the past week that it was difficult to keep up with everything. That is why we are publishing an overview with some highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show 2020.
LG’s rollable OLED TVtv
Over the past week, manufacturers have introduced a whole range of new televisions. For example, LG is showing its OLED televisions for 2020, including a cheaper 48″ model, a set of 8k televisions and, just like last year, a rollable screen. Samsung in turn introduced an 8k television with virtually no screen edges. Other manufacturers also showed also new OLED televisions, including Sony with a 48 “model and Panasonic with its HZ2000, which, according to the manufacturer, should also offer good and clear images during the day.
- Preview: Display Innovation – Innovative Tech at CES
- Preview: LG’s 2020 OLED TVs – Smaller, flatter and rollable in the rematch
- Preview: Samsung Q950TS – Super slim TV with super narrow bezels
- Preview: Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV – a good HDR display even during the day
- News: LG announces 77-inch and 88-inch 8k TVs in OLED ZX line with av1 support
- News: Sony presents OLED and LCD TVs for 2020 and comes with 48″ OLED model
- News: Panasonic unveils high-end HZ2000 OLED TV
- News: LG presents OLED TVs for 2020 and comes with 48″ model
The NUC 9 Extreme
During CES, a lot of new laptop processors were announced for 2020. For example, AMD comes with its Ryzen 4000 series for laptops, which are made on a 7nm process and come with up to eight cores. Intel will also show its new Tiger Lake processors with an integrated Xe GPU and will soon start supplying Core H octacores, the most powerful models of which can run at more than 5GHz. AMD will release its Threadripper 3990X CPU with 64 cores and 128 threads in February.
- Preview: AMD’s 7nm processors in laptops – First models previewed at CES 2020
- News: Intel to start shipping Core H octacores at 5GHz for laptops this quarter
- News: AMD Announces 7nm Ryzen 4000 Processors for Laptops
- News: Intel shows 10nm+ processor Tiger Lake with Xe-gpu and Thunderbolt 4
- News: AMD releases Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores starting February 7 for $3990
The foldable ThinkPad X1
In terms of laptops, there was a lot to see in Vegas; For example, Lenovo showed a Yoga laptop with Qualcomm’s ARM soc and a ThinkPad with folding OLED screen. Intel and Dell also went for foldable panels. Furthermore, some laptops with new Ryzen CPUs were shown, and some manufacturers announced laptop screens with an aspect ratio of 3:2.
- Preview: Foldable PCs Are Coming – Folders from Lenovo, Dell and Intel
- Preview: Acer Swift 3 – Project Athena and 3:2 screen or Ryzen 4000
- News: Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 with foldable 13.3″ OLED screen
- News: Intel and Dell show tablets annex laptops with folding OLED screens
- News: Dell’s New XPS 13 Has 16:10 Display And Ubuntu Execution
- News: MSI introduces 15.6″ laptops with 300Hz screen and 99.9Wh battery
- News: Lenovo equips Yoga laptop with Snapdragon 8cx-soc with 5g modem
- News: Acer releases 13.5″ Swift 3 with 3:2 screen and 14″ variant with Ryzen 4000 chip
The Intel DG1 GPU
Not so many video cards were shown at CES this year. AMD did come up with an RX 5600XT, which is based on the more expensive RX 5700 video card, but offers less memory and lower clock speeds. Intel has also shown a prototype of its DG1 video card; this was the first look at one of the first separate Intel graphics cards. Furthermore, AMD confirms that a high-end Navi GPU is on the way, and EVGA showed a cheaper RTX 2060.
- News: AMD introduces Radeon RX 5600 XT based on Navi 10
- News: Intel shows separate DG1 video card for developers
- News: AMD CEO: a high-end Navi GPU is on the way
- News: EVGA launches RTX 2060 KO video card for $300
The OnePlus Concept One
Motorola offered a look at its foldable Razr phone this year, Samsung introduced its somewhat confusing Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite, and OnePlus unveiled its vision for the smartphone of the future. In addition, new developments regarding 5g smartphones were shared, and HiSense demonstrated a smartphone with a colored E Ink screen.
- Preview: Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite – Confusing, but interesting
- Preview: OnePlus Concept One – A vision of the future of smartphones
- Preview: Motorola Razr – Modern screen in a classic jacket
- News: MediaTek provides chipset for midrange smartphones with 5g modem
- News: Realme shows photos of 5g smartphone X50 5G
- News: OnePlus shows concept smartphone with electrochromic glass that hides cameras
- HiSense demonstrates smartphone with colored E Ink screen
The ROG Swift 360 with 360Hz
Last year the single screens with mini LED backlight were shown at CES, and this year such screens have been put in the spotlight again. Asus and Dell, among others, came up with mini LED monitors, both with high DisplayHDR certifications. Manufacturers also come with predominantly large monitors, and Asus announced a screen with a refresh rate of 360Hz. AMD overhauled its FreeSync standard and Cooler Master made its debut in the monitor market. Samsung also showed its Odyssey gaming monitor with a screen diagonal of 49″ and a screen curvature of 1000R.
- News: Asus releases ROG Swift monitor with 360Hz refresh rate
- News: Dell unveils 31.5″ monitor with mini LED backlight and claim of 2000 dimmable zones
- News: Acer presents monitor with local dimming and OLED game screen with 4k resolution
- News: AMD Announces FreeSync Premium
- News: Asus shows mini LED monitor with DisplayHDR 1400 for gamers
- News: MSI launches ultrawide monitor with 1000R curvature
- News: Cooler Master launches two gaming monitors this month
- News: Samsung releases 49-inch 240Hz Odyssey gaming monitors
The Alienware Concept UFO
As is often the case during CES, there were a number of announcements that are more difficult to put into a category. For example, Alienware showed a Nintendo Switch-esque Windows 10 handheld. In addition, the first next-gen PCI-e 4.0 SSDs were shown with speeds approaching or even exceeding the 7GB/s limit, and chassis and desktops based on Intel NUC 9 Compute Element cards were announced. These are PCI-e cards with processor, chipset, memory and I/O. In addition, manufacturers came up with new power supplies, housings and processor coolers.
- Preview: Alienware Concept UFO – Switch-Inspired Windows 10 Handheld
- Preview: Intel NUC 9 Extreme: Big Performance in a Small Body
- News: Adata shows prototype of pci-e 4.0 SSD with read speed up to 7GB/s
- News: Cooler Master Announces Updated Version of Hyper 212 Evo Processor Cooler
- News: Samsung shows 980 Pro SSD with PCI-e 4.0 interface and read speeds of up to 6.5GB/s
- News: Intel shows compact NUC 9 Extreme PC based on Compute Element
- News: Razer Makes Tomahawk Modular Desktop With Intel NUC Element Card
- News: Phanteks Releases Updated P300A Case with Mesh Front Panel
- News: Corsair shows three PhD water coolers with RGB and an air cooler
- News: Be quiet introduces deluxe version of Pure Base 500 housing for 100 euros
Network and smart home
Philips Hue bulbs from Signify
CES 2020 was largely dominated by Wi-Fi 6 with the announcement of multiple 802.11ax routers or mesh routers. In the meantime, the first manufacturers are already working on an expansion to WiFi 6: Broadcom showed its first chipsets for WiFi 6e, with which wireless internet on the 6GHz frequency is in sight. In addition, companies showcased new smart home equipment, including new smart lighting from LIFX and Signify.
- News: Broadcom Introduces Chipsets for Wi-Fi 6e
- News: Razer Announces Sila Game Router with Battery and 5G Modem
- News: D-Link Introduces COVR Mesh Router with WiFi 6 and Voice Supportspraak
- News: TP-Link introduces three-band Deco X90 knife router and game router with 802.11ax
- News: Somfy introduces smart lock that warns via app in the event of a break-in
- News: LIFX Announces Switch for Four Smart Bulbs and Strips for TVs and Monitors
- News: Signify introduces Philips Hue lamps for outdoor use
The Sony Vision S car
Several developments in the automotive field were shown during the CES. For example, Sony showed a prototype of an electric car, although this Vision S car will not actually come on the market. Bosch also introduced a relatively affordable lidar for self-driving cars. Qualcomm is also working on autonomous vehicles; the company is working on a platform for such cars. Furthermore, Aston Martin introduces a new interior mirror on which three camera feeds can be displayed.
- News: Sony shows Vision S electric car prototype
- News: Aston Martin develops rear-view mirror with three camera feeds
- News: Bosch develops ‘affordable’ lidar for self-driving cars
- News: Qualcomm launches its own platform for self-driving cars with soc and accelerator
The Nikon D780
Of course, there was a lot more to see at CES in Las Vegas. For example, SLR cameras turned out to be very much alive with new high-end models from Nikon and Canon. Panasonic also showed VR glasses with OLED screens and HDR support, which would not have a screen-door effect.
- News: Canon gives EOS-1D X Mark III SLR camera suggested retail price of 7420 euros
- News: Nikon releases D780 SLR camera for 2499 euros 24
- News: Panasonic shows prototype of VR glasses with OLED screens and HDR support