1. Samsung’s new Chromebooks and laptops
Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus from Samsung
They both feature a 12.3-inch, 2,400 x 1,600 pixel screen that you can flip over and use tablet-style with a stylus – and both can run Android apps too.
The high-end Notebook 9 series has got a refresh with newer Intel chips, while Samsung has dipped its toes into gaming laptops too with the introduction of the Odyssey series.
Coming in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch incarnations, both have those Kaby Lake Intel chips inside, plus your choice of Nvidia graphics cards – Samsung hasn’t released full details yet, but we like the look of these machines so far.
2. Lenovo Smart Assistant
It includes eight microphones that Lenovo says can pick up speech from 16 feet away. It’s also powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, meaning you’ll get access to the same array of “skills” that you would with Amazon’s own gadget. Similarly, Lenovo is touting the Smart Assistant as ideal for tasks like answering questions, managing calendars and to-do lists, and playing music. It launches this May in several colors.
3. Asus Zenfone AR
It is built to provide augmented and virtual reality experiences. It supports two platforms created by Google to enable these technologies: Tango and Daydream, meaning its hardware is tailored to track motion, perceive depth, and learn about its surroundings to run AR and VR apps.
4. Intel’s Credit Card-Sized Computer
This is a mini-computer designed to be easily inserted into smart devices. The idea is to make upgrading gadgets like smart refrigerators, interactive retail kiosks, and connected security cameras as easy as swapping out one component. This prevents the need to buy an entirely new system once new standards in connectivity or faster processors are released. The computer includes essentially all of the same aspects of a standard-sized computer, including a processor, memory, storage, and wireless tech.
5. LG W-Series TV
This new 77-inch TV is incredibly thin and light for its size, weighing just over 27 pounds, Similarly-sized smart TVs from Samsung and Sony weigh around 80 and 73 pounds respectively. That’s because LG’s new TV is designed differently; the screen itself is separated from the guts of the system, which are contained in a Dolby Atmos sound bar that also includes I/O ports for connectivity.
6. Mohu Airwave
Is a wireless antenna that brings local channels to platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android, and iOS. It makes live TV viewable through an app, making it possible to access in the same way you would Netflix or Hulu.
7. Dell 2-in-1 Laptops
It includes a sharp screen, stylus, and a sturdy keyboard that more closely resembles that of a laptop than most hybrids. The latter is an updated version of Dell’s already great XPS 13 that includes a flexible rotating hinge for use in different positions.
8. Razer Project Valerie
Razer’s Project Valerie concept adds two foldable displays that expand out from the primary screen in the center. Each display is 17 inches diagonally and supports 4K resolution, and Razer says they can be used independently or together as one giant display. This enables you to multi-task various tasks in your laptop at the same time.
9. Toyota Concept-i
Toyota claims the car will be able to learn more about the drivers’ preferences and needs over time, such as suggesting destinations after a driver chats with the vehicle’s virtual assistant, called “Yui.”
10. PowerRay Aquatic Drone
The waterproof vehicle is compatible with an optional FishFinder add-on that uses a sonar system to detect fish and send images to the user. It operates in both fresh and salt water and includes a 4K camera that can shoot 12-megapixel stills.