Computer trends unveiled at CES 2016
Technologies unveiled at 2016 CES will change the way we live in Dayton
New Media Dayton took a momentary deviation from their usual topic of discussion--online marketing and communications--for their monthly meeting last Friday. For this particular meeting Rick Cartwright of Henny Penny and Patrice Hall of Marxent Labs shared the cool new trends in technology that they discovered during this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 6-9. Their meeting, Top Technology Trends in 2016, was eye-opening to say the least, as they showed Dayton business owners how the world we know is changing.
Because they covered a lot of information and showed us a ton of really cool gear and devices, I figured I would break it down into a series of posts based on the different categories of technology that these new products fall into.
First Up: Computers
Check out some of these awesome new computers that will be making their way into the Dayton region in coming months:
Lighter, thinner, more versatile computers/laptops/tablets.
CES unveiled some cool new computers that I can only imagine will be a hit in 2016.
One example is Lenovo's new 13-inch 2-in-1 YOGA 900S, which is only a half an inch wide--about the width of your cell phone-- and 2.2 pounds. It's powered by the latest Intel Shylake Core M7, which helps it get an impressive 10.5 hour battery life. The word is that this incredibly portable device will be available in March for around $1,100.
Lenova's Ideacentre 610S is a pint-sized desktop that has a really cool feature: a detachable projector that displays a 100" image on any available surface. I can only imagine how crazy excited my college student will be when she sees this thing, as suddenly it looks like every college dorm room in America has the potential to host an in-home theater.
Lenova didn't stop with just a projector, though. They also introduced the Thinkpad X1 Tablet that can be used as a laptop, tablet, projector, and 3D camera. The tablet is literally the width of a pencil and the battery life can be extended by up to 5 additional hours (15 hours total) with the productivity module. This versatile product is expected to hit the shelves in Spring this year.
Dell introduced a new OLED 4K monitor. The Dell UltraSharp 30 offers a whopping native contrast ratio of 400,000:1, supports 4K ultra HD resolution at 3840x 2160 pixels and offers an unprecedented lightning quick response time of just 0.1 milliseconds. The new monitor also offers some impressive colors thanks to 100% sRGB coverage, 100% AdobeRGB coverage and a very impressive 97% coverage of the new and much broader DCI-P3 color standard. In other words, this is a 4K UHD monitor on steroids.
This, of course, is just a small sampling of some of the new computers that we can expect to see sitting around on coffee shop tables and in businesses around the Dayton area, but the additional functionality that these products bring to the table is exciting in that they will enhance our everyday user experience.
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