CES 2018

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

CES 2018 was a hotbed of new tech and computing products, with everything from concept cars to VR headsets displayed at the expo. There was a great selection of gadgets at the show, and notebook manufacturers had a chance to show off their latest devices. Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, and Acer displayed new and refreshed gaming laptops at CES, with certain devices boasting Ryzen processors and 120Hz displays.

Certain product specifications are unconfirmed, and the new devices are expected to launch in 2018.

The coolest gaming laptops unveiled at the expo are detailed below.


Acer Nitro 5

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

Acer Nitro 5
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor AMD Ryzen Mobile
Graphics AMD Radeon RX 560
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage Up to 512GB SSD
I/O HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Price £799

Gigabyte Aero 15X

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

Gigabyte Aero 15X
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage Up to 2x 1TB M.2 SSD
I/O HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Price £2,099

Gigabyte Aorus X9

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

Gigabyte Aorus X9
Display Gigabyte Aorus X9
Processor Intel Core i7-7820HK
Graphics 2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SLI
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4
Storage Up to 2x 1TB M.2 SSD, 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
I/O HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Price £3,699

MSI GT75VR Titan Pro

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

MSI GT75VR Titan Pro
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD @ 120Hz
Processor 7th-Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4
Storage 1x M.2 SATA SSD, 2x M.2 PCIe SSD, 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
I/O HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Price £1,699

MSI GE72VR Raider

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

MSI GE72VR Raider
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD @ 120Hz
Processor Up to 7th-Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage 2x M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD, 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
I/O HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Price Not available

MSI GE63VR Raider

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

MSI GE63VR Raider
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD @ 120Hz
Processor Up to 7th-Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage 2x M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD, 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
I/O HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Price Not available

ASUS ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition

Epic gaming laptops from CES 2018

ASUS ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD @ 120Hz
Processor Intel Core i7
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM Unknown
Storage Unknown
I/O Unknown
Connectivity Unknown
Price £1,699

Now read: 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018[1]

References

  1. ^ 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018 (mybroadband.co.za)

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018

CES 2018 took place in Las Vegas last week, with the world’s biggest tech companies showing off their latest products. ASUS, AMD, HTC, Samsung, Corsair, Intel, and many more companies were present at the event, all keen to draw consumers to their stands. Listed below are 10 standout product announcements from the show, which hosted everything from new 4K TVs to self-driving car chips.


Nvidia Drive Xavier

Nvidia launched its Drive Xavier[1] autonomous machine processors, with units being delivered to customers this quarter.

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


Intel NUC

Intel unveiled its most powerful NUCs[2] to date. The new NUCs are based on Intel’s 8th-gen Core processors and feature AMD graphics processing via Radeon RX Vega M systems. 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


SanDisk 256GB flash drive

SanDisk revealed the world’s smallest 256GB USB flash drive.

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


Samsung The Wall

Samsung unveiled “The Wall”[3] – the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television. The TV features a 146-inch display that uses self-emitting MicroLED technology. 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


Corsair K63 keyboard and lapboard

Corsair revealed its new wireless K63 mechanical keyboard[4] and an optional lapboard for living room gaming.

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


HTC Vive Pro

HTC revealed its new Vive Pro virtual reality headset[5]. The Vive Pro sports a redesigned chassis and improved display resolution compared to the original headset. 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


ASUS Tinker Board S

The Raspberry Pi competitor is aimed at DIYers and features 40 GPIO pins and Linux support.

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


Hisense Laser TVs

Hisense announced its 2018 range of laser smart TVs at CES. 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


New AMD CPUs

AMD launched its new series of Ryzen processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. 10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


SteelSeries Rival 600 gaming mouse

The device sports PixArt’s TrueMove3+ dual-sensor system, which allows for one-to-one tracking and lift-off distance detection.

10 awesome pieces of tech from CES 2018


Now read: New Raspberry Pi WH features professionally-soldered header[6]

References

  1. ^ Drive Xavier (blogs.nvidia.com)
  2. ^ most powerful NUCs (newsroom.intel.com)
  3. ^ “The Wall” (mybroadband.co.za)
  4. ^ K63 mechanical keyboard (www.corsair.com)
  5. ^ Vive Pro virtual reality headset (www.vive.com)
  6. ^ New Raspberry Pi WH features professionally-soldered header (mybroadband.co.za)

New Hisense smartphones may come to South Africa

Hisense had several of its smartphones on show at CES this year, including the H11 Infinity Pro and A2 Pro – which it introduced last year. Neither of the devices are available in South Africa, but Hisense indicated that a local launch in the first half of 2018 is possible. The devices come with a range of features, including a dual-camera system on the H11 Infinity Pro and an e-ink display on the back of the A2 Pro.

The A2 Pro’s e-ink display – similar to what you would find on a Kindle – is turned on via the side of the device, and act which switches off its main display. Content viewed using the A2 Pro’s web browser on the main screen may be sent to the e-ink display, and the e-ink display can be used to access apps such as the calculator and calendar. A camera app is also available from the e-ink display, allowing you to capture photos from the more power-efficient screen.

Specifications

Device Hisense A2 Pro Hisense Infinity H11 Pro
Dimensions 157 x 76.8 x 8.45mm 158.2 x 74.95 x 7.5mm
Display 5.5?

FHD AMOLED + 5.2? qHD e-ink

5.99? QHD+ (1,440 x 2,160)
Rear camera 12MP 12MP+8MP
Front camera 16MP 20MP
Storage, internal 64GB 64GB / 128GB
Storage, expandable microSD
RAM 4GB 4GB / 6GB
Processor 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm
Battery 3,090mAh 3,400mAh
Cellular LTE LTE

H11 Infinity Pro

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New Hisense smartphones may come to South Africa

A2 Pro

New Hisense smartphones may come to South Africa

New Hisense smartphones may come to South Africa

New Hisense smartphones may come to South Africa

Now read: New Hisense 4K ULED TVs coming to South Africa[1]

References

  1. ^ New Hisense 4K ULED TVs coming to South Africa (mybroadband.co.za)