CES 2013: What to Expect on Day One

International CES Logo | Wikipedia

International CES Logo | Wikipedia

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave the keynote at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This year, it will be the Qualcomm CEO PJ Jacobowitz who will pave the way for CES 2013.

His keynote will ask the question: Are you born mobile? Together with it are “big announcement, a famous band, a host of famous guests—and an amazing amount of technology.”

All the Best Stuff from CES Press Event

In relation to this, tech and gadget website Gizmodo revealed what they saw during the CES Unveiled. According to the website, the event featured an eyeball-controlled Windows 8 computer, a tiny activity tracker, a stylus that can play music and receive Bluetooth calls, a small action webcam, a Google Glass competitor, and many more.

The CES Unveiled press event is where a number of companies can be found under one roof. They will pitch in what’s cooking in their respective labs to a group of journalists, who are struggling to acquire information that they can put forward to their audience.

Something New from NVIDIA and Lenovo

While gadgets and other devices from the CES Unveiled are pretty interesting, Lenovo will also bring in something new that is expected to “wow” the people. As reported by The Verge:

The Tegra 4, like its predecessor, features a quad-core processor along with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life. Although it retains the 4-plus-1 setup of Tegra 3, NVIDIA’s fourth-generation chip is built on an all-new architecture. The company’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that Tegra 4 is the world’s fastest mobile processor, surpassing everything currently on the market.

Aside from that, it was rumored that the process has 72 GPU cores, and was produced using a new 28 nanometer manufacturing process. However, there is no LTE chip onboard, which means that smartphones and tablets will need another chip for the phone modem—something that Qualcomm is expected to do later this year.

Meanwhile, it appears that the next-generation of tablets will get bigger this year. That’s because Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon will bring touchscreen gaming to a humungous 27-inch surface.

The company will be introducing its own “portable” desktop PC with a 27-inch, 1080p 10-finger touchscreen. It is also rumored to feature Intel’s Core i7 processors and discrete graphics. But how a 27-inch device can be portable remains to be seen.

The International CES 2013 will kick off tomorrow, January 8, at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trace Center.

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