Novelties of CES 2024
The exhibition ended quite recently CES 2024, which is held annually in early January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is attracting the attention of all technology lovers. The event showcases new consumer electronics, including smart home gadgets, smartphones, self-driving cars, and computers. We will talk about them in this article, collecting all the most interesting. There really is something to discuss this time.
The game console is an analogue of the Steam Deck
Steam Deck is a real hit in the world of portable gaming. In fact, it is the only console in its category, but now it has a competitor and it was not produced by a no-name company, but by a serious brand in the world of computers.
MSI Claw is a portable game console with Windows. Its performance is comparable to a laptop, thanks to which it allows you to play even AAA PC games like Mortal Kombat 1 with ease.
The MSI Claw gaming console offers a 7-inch screen, Intel Core Ultra 5 and Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processors, depending on the version, and 512 GB or 1 TB drives. There is also a lot of RAM – 16 GB. And all this will work two hours from one charge at maximum productivity.
New gaming laptop from MSI
Of course, such a large company could not bring only a game console to the main exhibition of the year. Ago MSI presented new laptopscomputers with AI functions and even monitors.
He became the star of the presentation 49-inch gaming monitor with the complex name MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED. It has already received several awards in the categories “Games and eSports” and “Computer peripherals and accessories”. It is based on an OLED matrix with a GtG response time of only 0.03 ms. Several professional monitors were also presented, which are produced in both normal and curved versions. All of them are equipped with QD-OLED matrices.
The number of new laptops of the brand is generally difficult to count. They covered all categories, including solutions for the office, content creation and gaming. The fattest models offer a large 18-inch screen, are equipped with Intel Core HX processors of the 14th generation and received RTX 40 series video cards. For all this, various changes to the powerful cooling system have been developed.
Various lines of gaming computers have acquired artificial intelligence functions. Thanks to the proprietary MSI AI ENGINE utility for applications and games optimal settings will now be set automatically. It will also monitor the operation of the Frozr AI Cooling cooling system, so that it can control the temperature of the CPU and video card, adjusting the cooling parameters to them. In XCOM-SHOP.RU it is already possible buy cool MSI computersAnd soon new products will appear.
Laptop with two screens from Asus
Asus shared at CES 2024 a new laptop that received two 14-inch screens at once. The resolution of each panel is 2880×1800 pixels, and the refresh rate is 120 Hz.
This design offers several options for use, including the usual one, in which the second screen is covered by an overlay in the form of a keyboard with a trackpad for convenient typing. In addition, there are options for working in an open form, vertically or horizontally. In this case the keyboard will work separately without wires. And there’s also the “Shared access” option, when the laptop is placed between two people, each of whom will face its screen. Now it is possible buy an Asus laptop with two screensBut the novelty looks much more interesting.
The maximum of such a laptop received Intel Core Ultra 9 185H, Intel Arc processor, 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of built-in memory. Two Thunderbolt 4, USB-A, HDMI and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided for connecting various devices. There is support for a branded stylus. The price starts from 1499 dollars.
Asus also released several gaming laptops in the flagship ROG Strix Scar line. The models received a diagonal of 16 and 18 inches with a resolution of 2.5K, a refresh rate of 240 Hz and a peak brightness of 1100 nits. In the top version, they received an Intel Core i9-14900HX processor and an Nvidia RTX 4090 video card. A maximum of 64 GB of RAM and 4 TB of permanent memory will be available out of the box. The new ASUS ROG Strix Scar laptops cost $3,699 and $3,999 for 16-inch and 18-inch models, respectively.
If that’s not enough, the new Asus ROG Phone 8 gaming smartphone offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, 24GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and IP69 water resistance. You will have to pay 1500 dollars for it.
Comfortable gaming chair
There were also unusual novelties, including a Project Esther chair cover. It can synchronize with the computer and at certain times include different vibration modes. This is how a deeper effect of immersion is achieved, especially in races, where you have to literally “feel the road with the fifth point”.
Lenovo laptop with a removable screen
Few people will be surprised by a screen that can be detached from a laptop, but Lenovo with the new ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid laptop-transformer tried to do it. This is another variation on the theme of getting a full-fledged tablet from a laptop. But it is interesting that the second part with the keyboard can be connected to another screen and use a full-fledged computer.
And the Spacetop company tried to release it in general a laptop without a screenoffering to replace it with augmented reality glasses. Android was chosen as the operating system, and more than ten windows can be simultaneously displayed in the workspace. It is difficult to say how convenient it will be to work with such a laptop every day, but this is evidence of what is being prepared for release. Apple VisionPro headset clearly became a challenge to other manufacturers.
Now we can buy any monitor anyway, but the industry continues to develop. So Samsung offered a monitor on which you can watch 3D without special glasses. It is made with Neo QLED technology, called 2D/3D Gaming Monitor and supports all projects compatible with SteamVR. Although how it works, you just have to check it yourself.
New GeForce RTX video cards
It may be necessary to do this with one of the new graphics cards from NVIDIA, which are also presented as part of the exhibition. These are the RTX 4070 Super ($599), the RTX 4070 Ti Super ($799), and the RTX 4080 Super for $999). Soon you will be able to buy them in the XCOM-SHOP.RU store at a very attractive price. For now, you can buy a normal RTX 4070if needed urgently.
These are very nice cards and need a stylish transparent case, like the new CORSAIR 6500X or 2500X, which were also presented at the show. They differ slightly in the case and material of the inserts (metal vs. wood), and the glass panels can play animations.
Can the monitor help with games?
The MEG 321URX QD-OLED monitor is a real cheat monitor from MSI. It has a built-in neural network that performs a rather unusual function. It automatically determines the location of the enemy in shooters and shows you where he is. And the additional zoom system allows you to aim better. And this is not determined by anti-cheating systems. That is, they should not ban you for this.
As a bonus, the last unusual novelty is a keyboard with a winding. It can also be charged via USB Type-C, but there is a more interesting way in the form of a small mechanism that must be turned for several minutes to make it work. It works well, although it does not run on kerosene. Although that would also be interesting.