The first fully digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is now in full swing and has once again proven to be a platform for futuristic concept devices. From General Motors to Razer, all of these brands showed concept products, including a flying car and an N95 smart mask, at the world’s largest technology show. Tech companies continue to be hugely responsive to the return of PCs during the pandemic by launching both consumer and business laptops at CES 2021.
In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from day two of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
GM’s flying Cadillac car concept
The flying car is here and is made by General Motors. Before you get too excited, GM’s futuristic flying Cadillac car is just a concept right now, but it says a lot about the car of the future. The flying vehicle is designed for one passenger and is completely autonomous. As you might expect, the self-driving flying car carries the passenger off the road and through the air. According to General Motors, the flying car can travel from urban rooftops to other urban destinations at speeds of up to 90 km / h. Other companies like Uber, Toyota, and Hyundai are also working on flying cars.
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Razer’s Project Hazel is an N95 smart mask
Razer is known for crazy concept devices at CES, and this year was different. At this year’s CES, Razer showed the world’s smartest mask. Code-named Project Hazel, the smart mask is a reusable N95 respirator with an outer shell made from scratch-resistant and waterproof recycled plastic. The new transparent N95 mask from Razer has a voice projection and is also waterproof. And yes, it’s LED RBG lighting too – it’s a Razer product, after all. The accessories major also unveiled a concept gaming chair at the tech show. It’s called Project Brooklyn and the high-tech gaming chair has a rolling, wraparound, curved OLED display.
AMD announces Ryzen 5000 mobile processors
As previously rumored, AMD finally announced the mobile version of its Ryzen 5000 series processors, based on its Zen 3, at CES 2021. The new Ryzen H-series processors are aimed at gamers and content creators, while the U-series chips are for thin and light gaming laptops. Both the H and U series are based on AMD’s 7 nm Zen 3 technology. The 45-watt Ryzen 9 5980HX of the top class has 8 cores and 16 threads. There’s also a 35-watt version that competes directly with the 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake H35 CPUs recently announced at CES. AMD promises more than 20 hours of battery life for ultra-thin laptops. The 5000 series chips would be available in the first half of the year, AMD said. Lenovo and Acer have already announced new laptops with new Ryzen chips.
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i laptop has an e-ink touchscreen
Lenovo’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i dual-screen laptop is better than ever. It has the same e-ink touchscreen as before, but now has 12 inches of usable space with an improved resolution. It’s also thinner and lighter – and powered by Intel’s 11th core processors. The notebook battery can be used for up to 15 hours or up to 24 hours when only the e-ink display is used. It also has support for wireless charging as well as the e-ink user interface (UI). The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i is expected to be available for $ 1,549 in the first quarter of 2021.
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 has the fastest laptop display in the world
Would you like a gaming laptop with a 360 Hz refresh display? Asus has you covered. Announced at CES 2021, the new ROG Strix Scar has the fastest laptop display in the world. The model has a 17-inch panel (also available in 15.6-inch), an IPS panel with 1,920 × 1,080 pixels, a refresh rate of 360 Hz, a response time of 3 milliseconds and a color space of 100% sRGB. Internally, the laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB VRAM or 3080 with 16 GB VRAM graphics, up to 64 GB two-channel DDR4 SDRAM memory at 3,200 MHz and a 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe-SSD operated (RAID 0) storage. The new Strix is aimed at esports players and professional gamers who want the best specs and powerful gaming laptop performance. Asus has not yet announced the prices.