Day 1 of CES saw PC makers unveil a bunch of high-end PCs for gaming as well as peripherals aimed to enhance gaming. There were also a bunch of announcements centering around virtual reality which finally came of age. We saw standalone VR headsets as well as the most premium VR headset from HTC. But the coolest announcement on Day 1 was by Razer who teased a future that is equally titillating and exciting.
Here’s our roundup of everything that was announced at CES Day 1.
Asus unveiled its ROG gaming lineup for 2018
Asus announced the entire lineup of Republic of Gamers (ROG) devices at CES. The lineup includes a limited edition ROG Strix T1 Hero gaming laptop that is developed in collaboration with e-sports team SK telecom T1. Apart from this, Asus launched the ROG G703 gaming laptop and the ROG Strix GL 12 desktop, both powered by the latest 8th-generation Intel processors and Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics. Besides these, Asus also announced a bunch of peripherals including a gaming keyboard, and a bezel-free kit to allow gamers to use a multiple monitor setup seamlessly. To know more, read our story here.
Dell launched VR-ready gaming desktops and VR Esports
Dell, in partnership with its gaming vertical Alienware, announced a new category of competitive VR eSports apart from announcing a new Command Center by Alienware that merges system settings, content and other functions which helps gamer optimise their games and tune their PCs and peripherals. Dell also launched new Inspiron Gaming Desktops powered by the latest 8th generation Intel chipsets and a new 8,000 square foot eSports training facility. Read this to learn more.
Lenovo launched a standalone VR headset and a VR camera
Standalone VR headsets are all the rage at CES this year and even Lenovo has joined in to the party. Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo standalone VR headset with Daydream support at CES. Additionally, Lenovo also announced a Mirage Camera with Daydream that can take 180 degrees VR videos and photos. To know more, read this.
HTC upgraded the Vive VR headset with more superpowers
The HTC Vive Pro is one of the coolest things announced at CES 2018. The headset delivers premium VR experiences through dual OLED displays and a wireless adaptor that operates in the interference-free 600Ghz band. Read this to know more.
Lenovo’s new smart glass leverages both AI and AR for industry workers
The Glass C220 by Lenovo consists of a glass unit and a pocket unit and uses both artificial intelligence and augmented reality to augment the abilities of people working on industry shopfloor. The glass unit can recognise multiple real-world objects simultaneously and displays the augmented information on one eye while keeping the other focused on the real world. Read our story to know more.
Dell launched new 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop and more
The new XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop launched by Dell at CES are powered by the latest Intel G-series processors that feature discreet Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. Dell also introduced two new thin ultrathin monitors that supports HDR content for a cinema colour experience. To know more, read this.
Razer’s Project Linda uses a smartphone to power a full-fledged laptop
In one of the most wackiest concepts we have seen in CES this year, Razer’s Project Linda is a laptop powered by smartphone guts. The laptop features a dock for the Razer Phone which fits in place of the touchpad and acts as a second display or a touchscreen. Read our story to know more.