The year is off to a great start for tech enthusiasts, with many companies showing off cutting-edge technology at CES 2017.
Recent improvements in graphics and processing technology have allowed hardware manufacturers to cram unprecedented levels of power into their devices, with CES 2017 debuting new powerful gaming laptops, monitors, and TVs.
Below is a selection of the coolest hardware from CES 2017.
Intel 7th-gen Processors
Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors offer increased performance over the previous generation while remaining compatible with current chipsets.
The company broke its traditional tick-tock design to further refine its 14nm chips, with notable performance gains.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor
Qualcomm’s newest mobile SoC is aimed at power users and is built on a 10nm manufacturing process.
The Snapdragon 835 chip is smaller and more power-efficient than previous processors.
AMD Ryzen and Vega
AMD showed off systems running on Ryzen and Vega hardware at CES 2017 and revealed more information about its upcoming graphics architecture.
While the company has not launched these architectures yet, both its new CPU and GPU lineups are expected to launch this year.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 and Legion PCs
The X1 Carbon is a lightweight solution for powerful mobile computing.
Lenovo’s Legion gaming laptop series includes the Y520 and Y720 notebooks, powered by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 graphics cards.
Samsung announced its new Odyssey gaming notebook lineup, with the devices available in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models.
Dell Inspiron Refresh
Dell refreshed its Inspiron lineup, updating the Inspiron 14 and 15 7000 Series with 7th-gen Intel processors and GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards.
Acer Laptops and Monitors
Acer expanded its Predator lineup with two new 240Hz G-Sync gaming monitors and the Predator 17X and 21X gaming laptops.
The company also launched two new Aspire notebooks and a lightweight, fanless Chromebook.
LG W-Series OLED TVs
LG announced its new range of OLED TVs, which feature HDR and a slim design.
The new TVs run on LG’s webOS TV platform.
Samsung QLED TVs
Samsung launched its lineup of new QLED TVs, which use Quantum Dot technology to provide an enhanced colour range.
Sony A1E OLED TV
Sony’s new A1E OLED TV features high visual quality and a unique audio system, using vibrations in the display to produce sound instead of a conventional speaker.
Nvidia Shield TV
Nvidia’s new Shield TV offers the best of gaming and Android TV with GeForce Now and 4K HDR support for streaming from Netflix, HBO, VUDU, and more.
Deepcool PC Cases
Deepcool unveiled a range of new hardware at CES 2017, including stylish PC cases.
The company’s new cases are spearheaded by the Quadstellar ATX chassis, which features separate compartments for each main PC component.
Razer’s Project Valerie
Razer showed off a working prototype of its new triple-monitor laptop, named Project Valerie.
The device features three 4K 17.3-inch displays which fold out using an automated deployment system.