CES 2024 Recap: 9 things you need to know (and probably missed)

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With the recent conclusion of CES 2024, you might have heard about a few features or tech specs that might excite you. Plus, you might have missed a few things too. So, if you're any of those categories, here are 9 things you need to know (and probably missed) to get yourself up to speed with CES 2024.


#1. Samsung wants “AI for All”

During the CES 2024, Samsung Electronics presented its visionary concept, "AI for All," showcasing the latest partnerships and cutting-edge technologies. In collaboration with key partners, the Korean company introduced the technological foundations of the "AI for All" vision. The presentation delved into how new products and technologies leverage AI capabilities to simplify and enrich daily life.


Key highlights of Samsung's "AI for All" Vision include:

  • AI-Enabled Visual Display Products and Digital Appliances Enhancing Home Experiences
  • Improved User-Device Connectivity Through Spatial Intelligence
  • Bridging the Gap Between Home and Car with Home-to-Car Capabilities
  • Samsung's Commitment to Security and Privacy Across Devices
  • Strides in Responsible Materials, Energy Management, and Accessibility 


#2. Acer released its new line of Predators and Acer Nitro 17

At the CES 2024 event, Acer unveiled the latest Predator Helios laptops with Intel Core 14th Gen processors. Headlined by the refreshed models of the Predator Helios 18 (PH18-72) and Predator Helios 16 (PH16-72), Acer also announced the new Predator Helios Neo 18 (PHN18-71) gaming laptop and major updates to the Predator Helios Neo 16 (PHN16-71).

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In addition, the company announced another gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel Core 14th Gen processor, Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-72). The Nitro 17 gets a significant upgrade with the addition of up to an Intel Core i7 processor 14700HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU. Built with the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the GPU powers the graphics with AI-enhanced DLSS 3.5 technology and full ray tracing. Speaking of AI, Copilot in Windows is also present to assist you.


#3. Sony and Honda unveil its first EV - By driving it with a PlayStation controller

Sony’s partnership with Honda for the Afeela EV has been a staple of CES for several years. Sure, there is no confirmation on the release date for the vehicle, but it’s fun to see what the companies come out with yearly. Especially the gimmicks. For this year, you can drive the car with a Sony PlayStation controller.  



#4. Sleep better with an AI mattress

At CES 2024, developers displayed a lot of new tech and gadgets. That includes AI robots, drones, and even AI cars. However, one invention caught our attention. Since your bed temperature is a main factor that affects your sleep. This feature in the AI mattress might be helpful.

This AI mattress features temperature control systems for different body zones on either side of the bed. It can also change shape according to the sleeper’s position and analyse his or her sleep. The price for the AI mattress starts from US$3,000 (RM13,930) to US$20,000 (RM92,870). Sure, it’s a bit pricey. But it might be worth it for your sleep.



#5. Infinix teased new features for its upcoming smartphones

For your information, the E-Color Shift technology was introduced alongside the AirCharge and Extreme-Temp Battery. Thanks to the E-Ink Prism, your smartphone panels can reflect and change their colours without consuming power. However, Infinix is not the first or only brand to propose this feature. Previously, TECNO did the same thing with the Chameleon Coloring Tech.


#6. Game Shark returns with an AI controller

After a long hiatus, Game Shark returns with an AI controller that could predict your next move. According to the company, the AI controller features sensors that can detect the pressure of your grip and the timing of your button presses. It can also make real-time adjustments to the sensitivity of the controller’s buttons and its response time.

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In addition, AI Shark announced 5 other products alongside this controller. That includes an inline compute unit, a game controller, a mouse, a keyboard, and a headset. We have no idea how AI Shark (or Game Shark) can live up to their promise, but it’s interesting to see nonetheless.


#7. Samsung launches new Micro-LED display

The device was unveiled for the first time at Samsung First Look 2024 on 7 January 2024 just before the official CES 2024 launch. The MICRO LED display is really transparent and good enough to watch content as if you're watching a TV. According to Samsung, it took them six years for research and development to manufacture this new modular MICRO LED display.



#8. ASUS reveals ROG Phone 8 series

Compared with all the predecessors, the ROG Phone 8 series has a big redesign to look more premium, and slimmer, lighter body and thinner bezels. The ROG Phone 8 series uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, supported by 8533 Mbps LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. An advanced GameCool 8 thermal design is still present and the phone can dissipate heat further with an all-new AeroActive Cooler X clip-on cooler.

Interestingly, The frame is 29% smaller but with 1.2X higher thermal efficiency, reducing the back cover temperature by as much as 26°C. It also sports a 6.78-inch flexible AMOLED (Samsung E6) panel that supports adaptive refresh rates using LTPO technology. The system can adjust the refresh rate automatically from 1-120 Hz depending on the current task. You can also choose up to a 165 Hz refresh rate with 720Hz touch sampling rate and 2500nits peak brightness.

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#9. ASUS launched ROG Zephyrus G14 & G16 2024 with ROG STRIX SCAR 16 & 18

Both Zephyrus G14 and G16 are completely redesigned, and they are the first ROG laptops to feature a Nebula Display with an OLED panel. It also features a G-SYNC OLED display with a pixel emission rate of 960 Hz.

In terms of specs, the Zephyrus G14 is equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 8000 Series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU. Meanwhile, select models of the Zephyrus G16 feature an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus series

On the other hand, the Strix SCAR 16 and Strix SCAR 18 now offer Nebula HDR panels featuring Mini LED backlights, marking the first time a Nebula HDR display has been available in an 18-inch form factor. Both variants feature upgraded Mini LED panels with over 2000 dimming zones and 1100 nits’ peak brightness.

Moreover, each variant runs a 2.5K 240 Hz refresh rate panel with a less than 3 ms grey-to-grey response time, a 16:10 aspect ratio and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space. Plus, all the new Strix SCAR laptops are equipped with an Intel Core i9 14900HX processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU (Max TGP 175W). The memory capacity can go up to 64GB DDR5 RAM and 2TB + 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD with Raid 0 storage.

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ASUS Strix SCAR series

Well, that’s just about it. That should get you up to speed with what CES 2024 has to offer. Sure, there are plenty of innovations and gadgets showcased, but many of them have no exact Malaysia release dates or pricing details.

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