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The Best of the 2012 International CES

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stoff3r 14th January 2012, 09:12 Quote
No gaming equipment or related? What about gaming monitors with new screen technology or better response. I feel the TV's get all the love and PC-people's stuck with 2008 tech..
SpAceman 14th January 2012, 09:13 Quote
Thats kinda awkward.. A CPU cooler with the same processor as my 12.1" netbook...
Mork 14th January 2012, 11:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by stoff3r
No gaming equipment or related? What about gaming monitors with new screen technology or better response. I feel the TV's get all the love and PC-people's stuck with 2008 tech..

Agreed 100% .. I'd love to get something with a higher resolution than my current 1920 x 1200, without having to empty my bank account..

Also, if Cooler Master would start making retail versions of that Nano-ITX 350, I'd be very happy! :D
Yemerich 14th January 2012, 12:20 Quote
What about the samsung smart window?
So far the most exciting thing in the CES.

And it is just me or this lumina phone that is creating so much stir is ugly as heck?
HiMyNameIsWill 14th January 2012, 14:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
What about the samsung smart window?
So far the most exciting thing in the CES.

And it is just me or this lumina phone that is creating so much stir is ugly as heck?

Its just you. Have you actually seen or used one? They're fantastic
HiMyNameIsWill 14th January 2012, 14:40 Quote
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No gaming equipment or related? What about gaming monitors with new screen technology or better response. I feel the TV's get all the love and PC-people's stuck with 2008 tech..

Panasonic announced a 20" LCD monitor that's 4K res..
SchizoFrog 14th January 2012, 15:36 Quote
With regards to Intel's phone, the highlight was the speed test. So a concept phone that isn't even finalised by a manufacturer and won't be released until the end of the year at the earliest is faster than phones that have been out for 6 months? WOW... Shock horror.
Gareth Halfacree 14th January 2012, 15:45 Quote
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With regards to Intel's phone, the highlight was the speed test. So a concept phone that isn't even finalised by a manufacturer and won't be released until the end of the year at the earliest is faster than phones that have been out for 6 months? WOW... Shock horror.
Actually, the reference platform *is* finalised - and will be launched in China by Lenovo within a month.

And yes, a single-core x86 chip outperforming dual-core and heavily-optimised ARM chips at the same power draw *is* a shock. In fact, it's never happened before. Ever.
Blanx3_Bytex 14th January 2012, 16:03 Quote
First page seems to imply that microsoft is closing down. Is this a mistake?
Gareth Halfacree 14th January 2012, 16:18 Quote
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First page seems to imply that microsoft is closing down. Is this a mistake?

Does it? Whoops. T'was supposed to be referring to the fact that Microsoft won't be keynoting at CES any more. Sorry!
Glix 14th January 2012, 17:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by stoff3r
No gaming equipment or related? What about gaming monitors with new screen technology or better response. I feel the TV's get all the love and PC-people's stuck with 2008 tech..

Samsung and LG showed OLED 55" tv's, good news that bit tech skipped eh? Sony announced crystaline-led tv's, more news bit tech missed. Could we see this tech in monitors too? That remains to be seen, but I really want rid of this tn panel. Oh and Lenovo announced a 55" smart tv that is ips.

P.s linking to the website doesn't count, we prefer to hear hands on experience. :p
fix-the-spade 14th January 2012, 18:14 Quote
Why on earth is a quad core tablet forsaking Windows in favour of Android? Is this is a concious mickey take while we wait for 8+Metro?!
Get that TF700T running windows so I can have Artrage and Adobe CS running on it, that would make it everything I hoped the iPad would be a few years ago. Still not the grunt for large files, but a mobile sketchbook/ideas/layout pad with proper connections and networking...
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... Begs the question actually, why has no one come with a system for plugging Tablets into PCs to use as make shift touch screens? There's got to be a market besides me for that kind of tech.
Nexxo 14th January 2012, 20:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by SpAceman
Thats kinda awkward.. A CPU cooler with the same processor as my 12.1" netbook...

Coolermaster's V6 PC-in-a-Cooler concept:

"Yo, dawg, I heard you like PC's so we put a PC inside your PC..." :D
Snips 14th January 2012, 21:07 Quote
So Bit-tech/CPC have been there the whole time and this is all we get?

Jesus guys, get the lead out!
Jack_Pepsi 14th January 2012, 21:43 Quote
I was incredibly disappointed with CES this year.
LordPyrinc 15th January 2012, 06:25 Quote
Too bad Microsoft is deciding not to provide a keynote speaker after this CES.

Maybe it had something to do with having to share the stage with Ryan Seacrest. That guy should stick to reality shows, pop culture, and parade commentary and leave CES alone.
Blackshark 15th January 2012, 07:43 Quote
Ultra High resolution screens are still 12 to 24 months away. 4k is beginning to appear for larger screen sizes, and as early adoptors take it on board there is a small chance the manufacturing will increase enough to allow normal mortals to hitch a lift. But I suspect we are 3 to 5 years from seeing budget screens (2 to 3 hundred GBP) which have ultra high dpi and thus resolution for the size.

Yes very poor showing as is the norm for the humble PC. Its funny that the one piece of tech that started everýthing, is always left out in the cold. But as the mobile phone becomes the 'engine' for must peoples PC and gaming in future, it will be difficult for the classical PC to compete. OnLive and co. are eating away at the moderate and budget gaming markets.

It was fun whilst it lasted.
Glix 15th January 2012, 14:28 Quote
Looking at other tech sites, there was plenty of interesting pc related stuff at CES, like custom 7970's, cases, motherboards, keyboards and one awkward looking mouse. :D
BlackRaven 15th January 2012, 15:22 Quote
Lumina is fine... The N9 with meego harmattan is much better tough.
Yslen 15th January 2012, 19:09 Quote
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it will be difficult for the classical PC to compete. OnLive and co. are eating away at the moderate and budget gaming markets.

It was fun whilst it lasted.

The classical PC doesn't have to compete. In a few years, everyone will be streaming their games from air-conditioned PC farms. Onlive, Sony and Microsoft will make much more money from subscription fees without the inevitable losses from selling hardware eating away at their profits. Intel, AMD and NVidia will make a bundle selling the hardware that everything is rendered on.

Where does it leave us, those who enjoy building, owning, customising and overclocking a PC, not just using it? Well, Intel, AMD and NVidia etc are going to sell us the same stuff they sell to the streaming service providers. The games we want to play will be perfectly optimised for PC because that's the only platform anyone develops for, in this new era of gaming.

So, console gaming is dying, long live the PC!
HourBeforeDawn 15th January 2012, 19:54 Quote
you forgot about Intel FAKING their UltraBook Demo lol
fluxtatic 16th January 2012, 01:16 Quote
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So, console gaming is dying, long live the PC!

Nah - MS & Sony are waking up to the fact that 360/PS3 aren't going to have a ten-year life like they both thought. They'll have new hardware at next year's shows, E3 or what have you.

Then we'll be back to PC games not being quite so horrid graphically. That is, the platform they'll be developing for (consoles) won't be many years behind PC tech. Just a year or so behind :P

If anything, we already see how it goes - less AAA PC titles, more indies that can't afford to get in on console development. I just wish the devs would reverse the cycle - develop on PC first, then dumb it down to the consoles. Seems that would be easier, too - less work to dumb something down than attempt to upscale it, isn't it? But, consoles appear to make them more money, and so they will continue to dev as they've done the last few years - consoles first, PC an afterthought (or forgotten)
Bindibadgi 16th January 2012, 01:25 Quote
I'd just like to clarify to prevent misreporting (not saying you have on most of this post, Gareth, but I'm just stating for the benefit of bit-techers ;)): it's not an "upgraded Transformer Prime". The Transformer 700 Series has everything to do with the Transformer series but nothing to do with the Prime specifically. The 700 Series and MeMO 370T (which is the worlds first quad-core 7" tablet btw ;)) was technical demonstration to show we are not stopping with the Prime and will continue to push the tablet market. We have not announced any specifications beyond the 1920x1200 resolution and first look at our redesigned shell, simply because the 700 Series is still a few months away and the guys upstairs are evaluating a whole wealth of ARM options :) Whether the 700 Series sits alongside/above/is the next gen Prime - this has yet to be decided due to the incredibly fast changing market (the mobile market is doing what the PC did at 10x the speed).
Marvin-HHGTTG 16th January 2012, 02:58 Quote
Wow, I didn't see a "Sponsored by Intel" advert anywhere, I'm surprised given the article content...
Gareth Halfacree 16th January 2012, 07:38 Quote
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I'd just like to clarify to prevent misreporting [...]
Ta, Bindi; That'll teach me to trust Hexus... ;)
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Wow, I didn't see a "Sponsored by Intel" advert anywhere, I'm surprised given the article content...
Perhaps when AMD announces a smartphone platform with two guaranteed design wins, or manufacturers start pushing 'Megabooks' running Trinity, AMD will get equal column inches; until then, Intel doesn't need to 'sponsor' anything to get coverage.
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