After the worst of the pandemic, CES has once again pulled muscle in Las Vegas. What is the first major technology fair of the year, has displayed in the “city of sin” the enormous offer with which companies want to conquer domestic consumers, with laptops for the most gamers, impossible-inch televisions, cars of the future or smart refrigerators.
But although this is a consumer fair, more and more companies are taking advantage of the CES stands to position products for the corporate market or more professionals. “trendy”. At MCPRO we have rescued some of the products and advertisements that have most caught our attention from this year’s edition.
HP Dragonfly Pro
HP has been one of the companies that has taken advantage of CES 2023 to expand its portfolio of equipment, systems and peripherals for professionals, but also for hybrid work. Among these teams are the new systems in the Dragonfly range, which from now on will have a new family of portable computers for users, the Dragonfly Pro. Their computers will have sound systems, an integrated camera and a touch screen. In addition, from HP they ensure that their battery lasts all day.
In addition, the Dragonfly Pro range will have live technical support and services 7 days a week, at any time. In this way, HP wants to guarantee its owners that they will have possibilities to achieve the highest possible level of productivity.
The Dragonfly Pro Chromebook is designed for professionals who have a permanent Internet connection and need a computer that is easy to use but with features that allow them to have high performance. It has a 14-inch touch screen and an integrated 8-megapixel webcam. Plus, it’s Intel Evo verified, giving you faster performance, connectivity, and charging speeds. It has an Intel® CoreTM i5-1235U processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD storage unit.
Acer Chromebox CXI5
As you may have already imagined, this Chromebox CXI5 is the evolution of the CXI4 model presented by the company in 2020. We are, therefore, with a compact desktop system with ChromeOS preloaded, but which in this new generation makes an important qualitative leap in terms of regarding the components it integrates.
And it is that if the previous generation was “powered” by Intel Celeron processors, this time we can opt for up to a twelfth generation Intel Core i7 chip (Alder Lake). This also means that in addition to the general purpose CXI5 version, an Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 will also hit the market, specifically aimed at the corporate market, and which will feature Intel vPro.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
Samsung has introduced its new flagship product as “the industry’s first 8K monitor.” And it’s almost done… It mounts a Mini LED panel with quantum dot technology and a massive 57-inch diagonal.
The screen is curved, with a 1000R ratio and offers a native resolution of 7680 x 2160 pixels. Although it is not a “real” 8K since it only reaches it in the horizontal dimension, it is still impressive. As for aspect ratio, Samsung continues to bet on an ultra wide 32: 9.
Like its predecessor, its refresh rate is very high for its resolution: 240 Hz. The rest of the specifications are up to par, with 1 ms response time, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, support for the HDR 1000 standard, support for AMD FreeSync Premium image synchronization technology, and compatibility with NVIDIA G-Sync. Another of the great novelties comes from its connection interface, since it is the first monitor with Display Port 2.1, the latest version of this standard that leaves what HDMI is capable of offering in “infants”.
Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra
Some manufacturers are in the habit of measuring the quality of their cameras by the total megapixels of their sensors. It is true that a higher number of megapixels refers to a higher resolution of the captures, of course, but the actual quality of the photo will be determined more by other aspects, such as the quality and size of the sensor used to take the captures. A sensor that is too small and with a high resolution will provide, in most cases, images of a more than questionable quality.
At Razer they are well aware of this and have therefore introduced this Kiyo Pro Ultra, a webcam inside which we find a 1/1.2-inch Sony STARVIS 2 Sensor, with a pixel size of 2.9 ?m that will provide us with light and data capture similar to that provided by DSLR cameras. It is also accompanied by an optical section with an f/1.7 number, which will provide well-lit images even in low light conditions.
ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP
The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is the first monitor on the planet to achieve a 540Hz refresh rate. A record for a display that is intended for use in esports, enthusiast gamers who want the fastest monitor on the market, or professionals who need to work with zero latency applications.
The ASUS model has a diagonal of 24.1 inches and its native resolution remains at FHD for 1920 x 1080 pixels. It supports G-Sync image synchronization technology and includes NVIDIA’s Reflex Analyzer, which captures end-to-end system latency to provide the best experience. To do this, it uses a special E-TN type panel that claims to be a 60% faster than standard TN. This type of panel, without being the best for image quality, is the one that allows the highest frequency to be obtained.
Intel Raptor Lake comes to laptops with the Intel Core HX, H, P and U
Intel has taken advantage of this CES 2023 for the expected leap from Raptor Lake, the thirteenth generation of Intel Core, to the mobile platform, that is, to laptops and other devices that also use this type of integrated. With an interesting difference, yes, with respect to the previous generation, Alder Lake, since last year the H, P and U families were presented in January, at CES 2022, while Alder Lake-HX did so in May , during the celebration of Intel Vision.
At MC they tell us in detail what each of the four Raptor Lake series for laptops offers us, as well as the main innovations that we find in this generational leap. However, if you know Intel’s product line, you already know that listed in this order, HX, H, P and U, we go from the top-of-the-range proposal, for users who require mobile (or at least portable) solutions with maximum performance, up to very moderate price and/or consumption systems, but capable of offering the necessary working conditions for the most common tasks for workers, students, etc.
NVIDIA renews its offer in almost all segments
One of the most anticipated presentations of this CES 2023 was, without a doubt, that of NVIDIA, as we expected the more than expected (forgive the redundancy) presentation of the RTX 40 series for laptops and, if it could be, also some news in that regard. to desktop. And not only have they not disappointed us in this regard, it is that we have also found news regarding DLSS 3 support and an improvement that will not leave GeForce NOW subscribers indifferent.
We have also found very interesting news in what is called NVIDIA Studio, a wide collection of NVIDIA solutions aimed mainly at content creators, but which are also used outside of that sector. From applications like Broadcast, which we’ve already told you about on more than one occasion, to Canvas, which thanks to GauGAN 2 can create photorealistic images from a text description. They tell us in MC.