CES 2022: All the news from the world’s largest technology fair
CES 2022 is almost underway and Las Vegas is about to get out of date with the return of the spectacular tech consumer in person!
Officially kicking off on Wednesday, January 5, the Consumer Electronics Show gives us a look at the types of gadgets you can expect to get this year – and in some cases a glimpse into the future.
With concerns about Covid-19 escalating again, this won’t be the massive in-person event we saw before Covid with hundreds of thousands of attendees crammed into convention halls. However, fewer attendees don’t mean fewer announcements, thousands of awesome new gadgets will still be launching at CES 2022.
While we’re not on the field in Las Vegas this year, we’ll still bring you all the latest event news, including our hands-on impressions of some of the laptops, tablets and more coming in 2022.
Laptops at CES 2022
Laptops at CES 2022 are often predictable, but really exciting at the same time. Throughout the many teases and product announcements that we expect to see, there will be a few key specs that will give us a look at the next 12 months in the category. There are also always a few wilds in the mix to spice things up.
- 12th generation Intel processors: Intel Alder Lake processors caused a storm on the desktop PC front by battling and winning AMD’s latest Ryzen chips. We are planning a few announcements of mobile processors from Intel and some of the latest OEM lines to showcase them.
- Mini LED: You’ve seen this new display technology start to creep into Windows laptop lines and gain fame in the new MacBook Pro M1. CES 2022 should be the time when we see the Mini LED go big.
- DDR5 RAM: Multitasking is about to get a lot bigger, faster, and energy efficient. Compared to DDR4 RAM, you can dramatically increase clock speed without spending more power. It should be Following than enough to handle Google Chrome.
- QHD gaming laptop trend continues: 12th Generation Intel and DDR5 RAM will work with RTX 30 Series Dedicated GPUs to create true portable gaming beasts. But the most noticeable difference is the continuous switch to QHD displays. The maximum refresh rate we’ve seen on 1440p displays so far is 165Hz, but a jump to 300Hz would confirm its place in the hearts of esports enthusiasts.
Phones at CES 2022
With Mobile World Congress just months after CES and most of the major OEMs holding their place, we rarely see big phone news emerging from Vegas.
However, we are in a slightly different position than usual. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 announced, alongside Samsung, TCL and Sony present at the event, surprises could be expected. There have even been rumors about the launch of the OnePlus 10.
Don’t expect other flagships to come, but we might see updates to mid-range devices and this has been a hot category for the past couple of years.
Headphones at CES 2022
It should come as no surprise that there will be new listeners and true wireless earphones at CES 2022. With LG, Samsung, Sony, Klipsch, JBL and many more at the show, alongside many more attending virtually, expect a slew of manufacturers who should have a lot to say about audio.
I’m not going to say these are predictions – more a personal wishlist. Hopefully, we’ll see improvements in battery life on true wireless headphones (four hours just isn’t enough), as well as more and more people switching to a dual-pilot sound structure. The separation of having a Knowles balanced armature driver handling the treble has a profound impact on the sound production space.
Additionally, after seeing Apple drop Spatial Audio into its AirPods Sony 360 Reality Audio’s lineup and tastes over the past few years, it would be fair to expect more companies to take action in this area.
TVs at CES 2022
The world of television has largely shown its hand for the future. As the march towards 8K resolutions and high refresh rates continues, the switch to Mini LED technology is clearly going to be the talking point as well.
Sony, LG, and Samsung will be bringing their big-screen energy to the show with a usual slew of 100-inch monsters, but keep an eye out for those Mini LED panels as well, as they will be the future of TVs. Not only that, but we might also see updates to the Smart TV operating system and some interesting conversations about the future of HDMI I / O.
While the latest and greatest TV tech tends to mean sky-high prices, this could be the year we’ll see 8K drop into more mainstream prices with companies like TCL and HiSense already hitting a price tag of around $ 2. $ 000.
We’ll be keeping this page updated with all the latest CES news as we go, so mark it now to follow with us for the rest of CES 2022.