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CES 2023: Dates, what to expect and all the news so far

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We’re just one day away from CES 2023 officially opening in Las Vegas and we’ve already heard some major announcements from the event.

CES stands for the Consumer Electronics Show, an annual event that gathers some of the biggest tech brands together – both online and in person in the US – to kick off the new year with their latest products and innovations for 2023.

Companies that have confirmed their attendance for this year include Google, Microsoft, LG, Sony, Qualcomm, Samsung and many more, making this sure to be a strong year for the conference as it continues to bounce back from the restrictions that were placed on it during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We’ll be updating this guide with all the latest news directly from the showroom floor, which so far includes updates from the likes of Samsung, LG, Nvidia and Intel.

Make sure to bookmark the page and check back throughout the week for more exciting updates from the event.

When is CES 2023?

CES will take place between Thursday January 5 and Sunday January 8 this year, with both media and the public invited to attend during these dates.

However, the showroom will open to the media first on Tuesday January 3 with the ‘Tech Trends to Watch’ and ‘CES Unveiled’ events giving us an early peek at some upcoming tech.

This is followed by a series of keynotes from individual companies on January 4, starting with AMD at 6:30pm PST. That’ll be an early 2:30am start for those hoping to catch the news live here in the UK.

CES 2023 news

So, what has been announced at CES 2023 so far?

Samsung

Samsung has announced a folding and sliding laptop display called the Flex Hybrid. The versatile OLED display will be showcased at the company’s invite-only ‘Disruptive Tech Journey Unlocks Sustainable Futures’ exhibit from January 4 with Samsung calling it “the prototype of future laptops”.

The company has also announced a new range of gaming monitors led by the Odyssey Neo G9 – the world’s first single monitor with a dual UHD resolution – as well as the 5K ViewFinity S9 for creative professionals and the colorful Smart Monitor M8 for productivity.

Samsung also unveiled a long list of new TVs across its Neo QLED, MicroLED and OLED lines, as well as an update to the Freestyle projector that launched at last year’s CES.

Finally, the company showcased the latest updates to its Bespoke Kitchen lineup, including the Bespoke AI Oven and the Bespoke 4 Door Flex refrigerator.

You can learn more about everything Samsung announced at CES 2023 in our guide.

LG OLED Evo 2023

LG

LG has unveiled its 2023 TV line-up made up of its most advanced OLED TVs yet, along with a new series of soundbars designed to be paired with them.

Nvidia

Nvidia made a major announcement at CES when it officially revealed the RTX 4070 Ti. The graphics card replaces the RTX 4080 12GB configuration and is based on the same Ada Lovelace architecture, which includes features such as DLSS 3.0 and more efficient ray tracing.

The high-end graphics card packs 7680 CUDA Cores, 40 Shader TFLOPS and 128GB of GDDR6X memory. It sits below the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 in Nvidia’s line-up.

The company also announced its new range of RTX 4000 GPUs for laptops, which includes the RTX 4090, RTX 4080, RTX 4070, RTX 4060 and RTX 4050.

Like the RTX 4070 Ti, all of the above graphics cards are built upon the Ada Lovelace architecture. They’re also 3x more power efficient than the RTX 3000 series and offer up to 4x the performance for the most demanding games and creation apps.

Intel Core 13th gen Raptor Lake

Intel

Intel, meanwhile, has unveiled its 13th Generation Intel Core processors for laptops using the same architecture found inside the Raptor Lake desktop chips.

The processors are divided into four categories, including HX, H-Series, P-Series and U-Series, with the HX chips topping the list as Intel’s fastest laptop processors yet.

What to expect from CES 2023?

Most of the upcoming CES 2023 announcements are currently confidential, so we don’t know for certain what will be unveiled just yet.

That said, there are plenty of rumors doing the rounds of what gadgets could feature at CES. We can also look back at previous CES events to make educated guesses of the 2023 lineup.

Firstly, it looks like CES 2023 will have a big focus on computing products. Nvidia and AMD have both confirmed they’ll be attending CES, as the companies are expected to unveil more graphics cards as part of the new RTX 4000 and RDNA 3 generations.

Nvidia RTX 4090

It’s also highly likely that both companies will unveil variants of the new GPUs for high-performance laptops. We also think AMD and Intel will be showing off new processors, both for desktops and laptops.

These announcements will trigger a big domino effect in the laptop space, with companies such as Acer, Asus, HP, Dell and Lenovo launching new portables powered by the cutting-edge specs.

We’re also expecting there to be a big push on 8K TVs from the likes of LG and Samsung. There’s been a big focus on bendable screens in 2022, so expect the trend to continue into CES 2023.

It’s unlikely that we’ll see many major smartphones announced at CES, with most manufacturers historically choosing to launch such products during MWC (Mobile World Congress) in late February instead. That said, Samsung did unveil the Galaxy S21 FE during CES 2022 so we wouldn’t rule out a reveal for the successor.

A black LG Rollable phone held in hand

A couple of manufacturers, such as LG and Razer, also tend to reveal high-concept devices during CES. Last year, we saw rollable phones and Razer’s smart mask – such projects aren’t guaranteed to hit stores, but show us what could be possible in the near future.

It’s also important to remember that CES isn’t just a platform for recognizable global brands. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for small start-up companies to show the world what they’ve been working on. In the past, we’ve seen robots, AR glasses and plenty more.

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