The donuts had only just finished when a delegation from the Tweakers editorial staff traveled to Las Vegas for the CES. A large number of new products were announced during this electronics fair, almost too many to keep track of. As in previous years, we are therefore publishing an overview of various announcements from the Consumer Electronics Show in 2023.
The CES is also known as a television trade fair and this year TV manufacturers made a big splash in Las Vegas. For example, LG showed several new OLED televisions, including the G3, which should offer ‘up to 70 percent higher brightness’, partly due to the use of a micro lens array . The same manufacturer showed the OLED Signature M3, which should be able to receive 4k120 images wirelessly.
Samsung introduced its first QD OLED televisions in the 77″ format. The company also introduced microLED televisions under 50 inches for the first time. This series of microLED TVs should become more affordable than ever, but will still cost a pretty penny. Such as a Samsung spokesperson said to Tweakers: “If you have to ask how expensive it is, you probably can’t afford it.” In addition to LG and Samsung, companies such as Panasonic, TCL and Hisense also showed new televisions, respectively with an MLA OLED panel, QD OLED screen and high brightness mini LED backlight.
Both AMD and Intel announced new processors during CES. AMD unveiled its Ryzen 7000 APUs for laptops, including models with a new AI engine that should speed up AI calculations. The same company released its first laptop CPUs based on chiplets and new Ryzen 7000X3D desktop processors with additional 3D V-Cache. Intel expanded its 13th Gen Core series with new laptop chips, non-overclockable desktop processors and new CPUs that only have energy-efficient E-cores.
This year’s CES was relatively quiet for video cards. Nvidia had the most news, with its RTX 40 laptop graphics cards and an RTX 4070 Ti for desktops. The first-mentioned laptop series will be available in five different models, from the RTX 4050 to the RTX 4090. The RTX 4070 Ti is in fact the previously canceled RTX 4080 12GB, but with a different name and a (slightly) lower price tag. AMD only showed a number of new laptop video cards based on the RDNA3 architecture during the CES. These GPUs will be available in the RX 7000M and RX 7000S series, with the latter having slightly lower power consumption.
There was a lot to see in the laptop field again during the CES. For example, several manufacturers, including ASUS, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Razer, showed laptops with the aforementioned new processors and video cards from AMD, Intel and Nvidia. OLED screens also frequently found their way into laptops at CES this year. In addition, a number of striking laptops were also shown. For example, Lenovo came up with a Yoga Book that has two 13.3″ OLED screens attached together, in addition to a ThinkBook Plus Twist with a rotating E Ink and OLED screen. Acer had a laptop with a screen for glasses-free 3D and Samsung Display showed a 10. 5″ screen that extends to 12.4 inches.
In terms of smartphone news, it was quiet this year at CES. The most striking news came from the Wireless Power Consortium. This was announced by the Qi2 standard. This universal standard for wireless charging will be based on Apple’s MagSafe and will be integrated into smartphones and chargers ‘for the holidays’.
Lenovo also introduced its first Motorola ThinkPhone, which is based on its ThinkPad laptops. The same company showed the Motorola Defy, which is the first smartphone to support Bullitt’s satellite emergency messaging service. Qualcomm also introduced Snapdragon Satellite, a service that allows smartphone makers to also offer satellite emergency messages on their devices. Samsung unveiled its Galaxy A14 5G. This is probably the cheapest 5G smartphone in its 2023 line-up. TCL also came with a budget smartphone, which has a 90Hz screen and a large 6.75″ LCD.
There were also plenty of monitors on display during the CES in 2023. For example, ASUS showed the first 540Hz gaming monitor with TN panel and various OLED screens. Alienware, in turn, introduced an IPS screen with a 500Hz refresh rate, while parent company Dell unveiled several new UltraSharp monitors. Samsung showed an ‘8k’ ultrawide screen with a resolution of 7680×2160 pixels, and Acer showed a 45″ ultrawide with an OLED panel and a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels. HP also came with a 45″ monitor, but it had a resolution of 5120×1440 pixels. and offers the same screen real estate as two 24-inch 1440p displays.
As usual, various components were shown at the CES. Several companies did demos with their first M.2 SSDs with PCIe 5.0 interface for higher throughput speeds. These should become available later this year. We also covered the announcements of a number of PC cases, including HYTE’s Y40 and InWin cases aimed at children, as well as announcements of peripherals such as soundbars, mice and keyboards.
During the CES several developments were shown in the field of automotive. For example, Sony and Honda showed a prototype of the electric car they are working on together. This should be released in 2026. The Dutch Lightyear also showed a second car model that runs on solar energy, the Lightyear 2. This should cost less than 40,000 euros. Production will begin in 2025.
Volkswagen also showed an ID.7 sedan with a range of around 700 km. Mercedes-Benz is also working on a network of fast chargers and Samsung Display announces screens for use in cars. Furthermore, Google released its Android Auto redesign. This was previously announced, but is now available to all users.
HTC also introduced its Vive XR Elite during CES. This mixed reality headset will compete with Meta’s Quest Pro and will cost 1,449 euros. Sony, in turn, showed Project Leonardus, a prototype of a circular controller focused on accessibility and intended for gamers with physical disabilities. Alienware and ASUS came out with more traditional game controllers. Razer showed a headrest with built-in surround speakers, while Panasonic introduced a new full-frame camera.
Sony also claims that the PS5 will now be much more available. The console was released two years ago, but has been difficult to obtain until now. We also published a preview of the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset, which will be released in February for 600 euros.