This year so far has been amazing in the world of technology. We have seen a glimpse in the future in the yearly tech event that we know as CES. As it’s now a wrap of this year’s CES, I thought I would show you what’s new at CES 2017, and what we can expect to see in the coming years in tech.
In 2017, it has mainly been the focus of RGB stuff, self driving cars, and extreme displays. Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room. Razer’s Project Valerie has gained plenty of attention from the public, and for good reason too. It’s a laptop with 3 4K DISPLAYS. Yeah. I cannot even speculate how expensive it will be, and how a laptop will power 3 4K displays while gaming.
Imagine gaming in 12K resolution, that’s what I call ‘future’. I’m confident that your average Joe will not be able to afford this, and it will be extremely cheaper to build a PC, and then buy 3 4K monitors for sure. However, bringing it to Starbucks will definitely turn some heads.
There was much attention about autonomous vehicles, mainly BMW’s prototype of a super car, that has a hologram touch sensor! You literally don’t have to touch the screen in order for your finger press to register. BMW calls this their HoloActive system, and it is nothing anybody in the tech community has seen before. It will be better shown off by Austin Evans in this video below if you want to see more about it.
Another big thing that went down in CES recently was LG’s line of TV’s that disappear into the wall. In the case of Samsung, all of the ports and brains of its new models are housed in an outside box. Sony built the guts for its top TV into a subwoofer that doubles as a TV stand.
The most impressive TV was the new W7 from LG. This OLED TV is just 2.5mm thick—literally thinner than my finger. Everything that actually powers the TV is jammed into a futuristic-looking Dolby Atmos soundbar. It would be nice if I could get the money to buy such a thing. Those, are, in my opinion of course, what the main things that went on in 2017’s CES in Las Vegas.