Once again the New Year heralds with one of the biggest tech events on the planet, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! The CES sprawled out across 2.4 million square feet, with more than 3,500 exhibitors and over 170,000 attendees.
There’s a glut of news and new products to digest about TVs, laptops, cars and all the latest gear from big name manufacturers from Samsung and Sony to LG, Nvidia, HTC, Panasonic and more. The CES 2017 news came thick and fast, and while there can be little doubt that it was a TV gala this year, there were plenty of great Smartphone, laptops, PCs and other gizmos to admire. Here are few highlights from CES 2017, covering everything from big name reveals to a few wild cards that really impressed us.
Asus Zenfone AR – Truly High-End Tango Device
The all new Asus mobile, ZenFone AR, shines as the first truly high-end Tango device as compared to the previously launched Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Zenfone AR packs a Snapdragon 821 and a whopping 8GB RAM. It features a unique design to incorporate Tango-powered AR cameras and supports Daydream VR out of the box. Thus, your phone is designed for both AR and VR capabilities. Needless to say, the ZenFone AR stands out in just about aspect as compared to other high-tech smartphones.
Samsung Chromebook Pro – More Powerful, Flexible
The new Samsung Chromebook Pro is the top end model that offers an Intel Skylake processor instead of an ARM-based chip. Featuring a stunning metallic design, the Chromebook presents high-quality aesthetic and are also are packed with quite a few useful features. Some of them are 360-degree rotating design, 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 touch screen all which help you transform the laptop into a tablet. One of the highlight of the Chromebook is the addition of a Samsung Note staple which is a pressure sensitive stylus, making the new Samsung Chromebook family perfect for drawing, taking, notes, and more. Truly the greatest strengths of a Laptop and tab packed into a notebook.
Honor announced the Honor 6X that offers solid specs, great designs, and exceptional pricing at CES 2017. The new Honor 6X flies with the flagships and lasts with your lifestyle. It includes a Kirin 655 processor and a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a killer battery that can last for 2 days with moderate usage. It also supports fingerprint scanner and quick charging. Under the hood is EMUI 4.1 and plenty of extra features to help Honor’s UI stand out. The Honor 6X delivers a whole lot of phone at a great price.
Garmin Fenix 5 Family
Garmin Fenix 5 lines up multisport smartwatches with powerful trackers around. It offers a refined, smaller design geared towards women. The Fenix 5X comes preloaded with TOPO US mapping, routable cycling maps and a bevy of other navigation features that is great for hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities.
All three watches come with full multisport functionality and feature updated versions of Garmin’s Elevate heart rate trackers, water resistance up to 100 meters, built-in GPS and tons more.