Trending

Filed under: News | CES

 

CES 2014 and Computers: Steambox, Chromebooks and Hybrids

Visitors will be able to see at the next year’s CES inexpensive laptops, new versions of convertibles, and interesting small desktops.

Dec 28 2013, 4:00am CST | by

1 Updates
CES 2014 and Computers: Steambox, Chromebooks and Hybrids
Photo Credit: CNET CES
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

CES 2014 and Computers: Steambox, Chromebooks and Hybrids

Every new CES brings big advancements in the computer world. The latest laptops are light, slim and have more powerful batteries. All new Windows PCs include touch screens, necessary with the Windows 8. We live in the world of hybrids, where devices shift from tablet to laptop and back.

Visitors are used to seeing revolutionary new trends at previous CES, such as touch screen, ultrabooks, tablets and hybrids. Unfortunately, it seems that this CES does not have a single groundbreaking exhibit. What we can expect are mostly refinements and improved and more affordable technology.

Chromebooks are still largely untested, but are already selling well because of great prices. The time will tell if this Google OS will catch on, since the new system requires serious adjustments.

Hybrids and convertibles will probably come to CES in different forms than earlier hybrids. Some will be laptops with screens that could be detached, or could slide, fold or bend. What the experience shows is that the most successful hybrids are those similar to Yoga by Lenovo, which allow users to transform them, but which keep recognizable shape of laptop.

Desktop PCs, living room PCs and Steambox

There is no much change in the world of desktop PCs: they have already morphed into a computer and monitor in one package. Apple is the only one to come with an original idea: Mac Pro.

Besides PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles,  there is nothing new in the living room computing. One hope is Valve's Steambox. It is a piece of hardware the size of a console connected to a TV. It uses a special controller that makes it a combination of a PC and console gaming. It can play all sorts of games using Valve’s own OS called Steam. Steambox has a good chance of reclaiming living rooms from the game paraphernalia such as consoles.

Source: CES CNET

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/27" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

John Mellencamp Unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker
John Mellencamp Unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker
He is upset about his song choices for campaign
 
 
Canon EOS Remote App Offers an Amazing Photography Sessions to iPhone Users
Canon EOS Remote App Offers an Amazing Photography Sessions to iPhone Users
Canon EOS Remote App comes with great hopes by iPhone users. The app makes photography easy and simplified right from your device. Check it out...
 
 
Robin Thicke Sexiest Man Alive
Robin Thicke Sexiest Man Alive
Date rape song big hit for him
 
 
MLB Match Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers
MLB Match Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers is set to claim its perfect winning streak when they take on Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. The match kicks off at exactly 7PM and you don't have to miss it out.
 
 
 

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013