CES 2013 is still well underway and the announcements keep coming. Between all of the news for digital cameras, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and printers, it can be hard to keep up. We’ve compiled some of the top news across TechologyGuide to help readers catch up.
Olympus revealed its TG-2 camera at CES 2013 on Tuesday, its a rugged camera that will feature a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor, a 3-inch OLED screen, and 4x zoom. Olympus claims the TG-2 will photograph in most conditions, thanks to its low light mode and super sport mode, and that it will be able to capture full HD video; all while remaining waterproof up to 50 feet.
Viewsonic debuted its new Windows 8 multi-touch monitors at CES 2013, which are dubbed the “TD 40” series. It will include the 23-inch TD 2340, the 27-inch TD2740, and the 32-inch TD 3240. Each monitors will feature a slim profile, 10-finger multi-touch capabilities, a 100 ppi resolution, a durable scratch resistant glass coating, and adjustable viewing angles.
Dell announced that it will be releasing new versions of its Inspiron laptops at CES 2013, the series will feature i3, i5, or i7 core processors, HDMI support, stereo speakers, and more. There will be an Inspiron 15-inch and 17-inch model, which will come with more basic features, whereas the Inspiron 15R and 17R will come with additional options as well as different colors. The Inspiron 15 and 17 will retail starting at $430 USD and $500 USD respectively, with the 15R starting at $550 USD and the 17R model starting at $700. There will also be a 14-inch model and a 14R model available in select regions.
At a small press conference in MakerBot’s booth at CES 2013, the company showed off its latest Replicator 2X 3D printer. It is the fourth generation of the 3D printer, and it has the capabilities to print in two PLA filament colors, with more colors to come in matte, translucent, shimmery, metallic, and sparkly forms. The new model has energy saving capabilities, can be ready for printing in two minutes, and prints 3D pieces up to 410 cubic inches.
A mysterious Windows 8 LG tablet vaguely referred to as “tab book” by LG representatives was discretely on display at CES 2013, with no word on its official name or release date. TPCR speculates it features a slide up design, to reveal a keyboard or another layer beneath the initial screen. While LG couldn’t reveal much, it was confirmed that the tablet will eventually be coming to the United States and that it will run Windows 8.
Samsung announced at CES 2013 that it will be bringing tougher smartphone screens to consumers with Gorilla Glass 3 and a protective layer of Native Damage Resistance. By using Gorilla Glass 3, Samsung hopes to bring smartphones to consumers with screens that will withstand cracks and scratches. The challenge presented will be creating phones that are more durable while also featuring a slimmer profile than their predecessors.