CES 2022 brought big news for gamers and imaging professionals who depend on higher performance from displays. Among the main innovations are curved monitors, interactive screens and equipment with great refresh rates and sharpness and color control, ensuring a better experience in games and image editing.
The trends seen at the industry’s biggest event are a harbinger of things to come in the coming months in areas such as televisions, laptops, content streaming, health and fitness, smart homes and transportation. Check out the monitors that were featured at the fair.
1. Odyssey Neo G8
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The world’s first curved monitor model with 4K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 has a 32-inch screen formed by Quantum Mini LEDs, a feedback technology that promises to be the future for big screens.
The device comes equipped with CoreSync technology, capable of identifying the main colors of the games to match the tones with the external lighting. There is no official release date or sales figures yet.
2. Odyssey Ark
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The size and rotation of the screen is what draws the most attention in Odyssey Ark. Samsung’s giant curved monitor is 55 inches and 4K resolution, and can be used horizontally or vertically from a remote control.
The device comes equipped with lighting management and a feature that automatically adjusts the position and tilt to provide more comfort to the user. The monitor is expected to hit the US market in the second half of 2022.
3. UHD Monitor S8
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The UHD Monitor S8 is another interesting monitor presented by Samsung during CES 2022. The screen can come in two sizes — 32 inches and 27 inches — and offers a UHD resolution that delivers up to 98% DCI-P3 color gamut. The 32-inch model is also VESA Display HDR 600 certified.
The equipment is the first display to be certified anti-glare by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a century-old US organization specializing in ensuring the safety of electronic products. The UHD S8 should be released in 2022 in the United States.
4. Alienware QD-OLED
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The Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Di is Dell’s bet to compete with Samsung’s new generation of screens: the 34-inch curved design increases gamers’ level of immersion.
QD-OLED technology is the first to work with quantum dots and delivers a good contrast ratio, 99.3% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut with a refresh rate of 175 Hz, which guarantees a good response speed. for gamers.
The model should hit the US market at the end of March, without a price revealed by the manufacturer.
5. ThinkVision LFD
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The ThinkVision line of LFD monitors offers 4K resolution, integrated whiteboard software, 15-watt speakers and eight built-in microphones, plus a modular artificial intelligence (AI) webcam for video conferencing.
There are three models (ThinkVision T65, T75 and T86) with 65, 75 and 86-inch screens. All equipment has a wireless projection system, multiple input ports and will be sold in the international market for prices between US$ 4,999 and US$ 7,999.
6. LG UltraGear
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LG’s UltraGear 32GQ950 is a 4K gaming monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 that offers a native refresh rate of 144Hz with 160Hz overclocking support. Like most monitors on the list, the UltraGear 32GQ950 also includes an HDMI 2.1 port, allowing you to play games in 4K 120Hz with compatible gaming hardware.
The 31.5-inch screen has Nano IPS technology, capable of increasing the displayed color gamut, and the ATW polarizing filter, which improves color fidelity. There is still no information about the launch and price of the product.
7. ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ
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Asus, traditional motherboard manufacturer, introduced the first 4K OLED monitor aimed at gamers with two models up to 48 inches (PG48UQ). The device features a contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1, a response time of 0.1 ms, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, 10-bit color with 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, and support for HDR10. The products do not yet have an announced price or release date.
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Pimax Portal unveiled, the first entertainment system for the Metaverse is a hybrid of a game console, tablet and VR helmet
Pimax Technology started making consumer VR headsets in 2015. But now they have launched a campaign to raise money for a new project – Pimax Portal. It is claimed to be the first entertainment system for the Metaverse.
Portal is a powerful all-in-one Android gaming device that combines the capabilities of a game console, VR headset and tablet.
The console uses a 144-Hz QLED panel with a diagonal of 6 inches and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The display will be touch sensitive. If necessary, you can buy another one – on a MiniLED matrix with a diagonal of 8.8 inches and a frequency of 120 Hz. He will get permission
Powered by Qualcomm XR2 Snapdragon SoC, Mini Station Dock features AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M integrated graphics, 32GB RAM, 1TB storage, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, WiGig, and 56Wh battery . It is equipped with HDMI, Ethernet and USB Type-A and Type-C ports, and also doubles as a charging dock and storage space for up to 4 game controllers.
There will be a second docking station – Pimax Portal Dock. It will allow you to connect Portal Max to your TV for playing on a large screen and will be able to support up to 6 wireless controllers for multiplayer games.
The console will receive a total of 32 buttons, and outwardly it will be similar to the Nintendo Switch. And the Pimax Portal will also remove the controllers, although they will be fixed with magnets, and not in the way it is done on the Switch.
In VR mode, the tablet will be inserted into the helmet, and the field of view (FOV) offers two configurations – with a 100° or 60° field of view. This is provided by interchangeable lenses. A 10,000 mAh battery is responsible for power.
Other features include cameras and sensors for eye, face and mouth tracking, as well as hand tracking when working with wireless controllers.
- As for prices, they are as follows:
- Pimax Portal with 8 GB + 128 GB – $299.
- Pimax Portal with 8 GB + 256 GB – $399.
- Pimax Portal QLED with 8 GB + 256 GB QLED + MiniLED – $549.
- Pimax Portal View with 8 GB + 128 GB VR controller and VR helmet – $449.
- Pimax Portal View with 8 GB + 256 GB VR controller and VR helmet – $499.
- Pimax Portal QLED View with 8GB + 256GB QLED + MiniLED VR Controller and VR headset – $599.
It was previously reported that the PlayStation VR2 headset for PS5 will cost $549.99.
Named the best apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch
Apple has announced the winners of the annual App Store Awards, naming the 16 best apps and games presented in the App Store in 2022.
This year’s winners represent a diverse community of developers from around the world whose apps and games have been selected by the Apple App Store editorial team for “exceptional experiences and deep cultural impact.”
This year’s App Store Award winners have reimagined our app experience with a fresh and thoughtful perspective. From self-taught soloists to international teams operating around the world, these entrepreneurs make a significant impact and represent how apps and games affect our communities and lives.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
iPhone App of the Year is BeReal, which lets you share photos and chat with friends. It does not have filters and masks, so the pictures are as vivid as possible, close to reality. Apex Legends Mobile was named the best game for iPhone.
The iPad App of the Year was GoodNotes 5 by Time Base Technology Limited, which “takes digital note-taking to the next level with best-in-class Apple Pencil support.”
For Mac computers, MacFamilyTree 10 was the best app, which will be appreciated by genealogists, and for Apple Watch smartwatches, the Gentler Streak app was chosen.
You can see the full list of applications, including eight games, on the Apple website.
Recall that the former top manager criticized the App Store in a recent article.
Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday. They bought smartphones, consoles, drones and games
US consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailer websites.
Total online sales the day after Thanksgiving rose 2.3% year-on-year, with electronics the biggest contributor, with online sales up 221% over the past year. Another popular category among buyers were games, which saw a 285% increase in sales, and exercise equipment, which saw a 218% increase in sales.
Buy Now, Pay Later payments are up 78% from last week and revenue from the program is up. Some of this year’s hottest merchandise included gaming consoles, drones, Apple MacBooks, Dyson products, and games like Fortnite, Roblox, Bluey, Funko Pop! and Disney Encanto.
Black Friday shoppers also broke the record for mobile device orders, with 48% of online sales coming from smartphones, up from 44% last year.
The record spending followed a successful Thanksgiving shopping day, when consumers forked online for a record high of $5.29 billion, up 2.9% from last year.
Even though Black Friday is over, e-commerce activity will remain strong over the weekend, according to an Adobe report. $11.2 billion is expected to be spent this year on Cyber Monday, up 5.1% from last year.
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