CES 2022

Lenovo launches new ‘Think’ line at CES 2022

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Hybrid work, work from home, and what have you. There are plenty of work setups now and Lenovo hopes to be in the forefront of everything as they launch plenty of ‘Think’ line of devices for small and medium businesses.

ThinkCentre neo

The ThinkCentre neo offers a stylish and minimalist design for a contemporary look with a new terrazzo color and material finish. A nice departure from the bland look of most SMB desktop PCs.

Connectivity options and smarter online meeting experiences enable futuristic collaboration, ThinkShield compliance enhances security and sustainability commitments are reinforced with Lenovo’s first ever use of ocean- bound plastic in packaging and eco-friendly design using post-consumer recycled content and paint-free raw materials.

All powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors, there are three ThinkCentre neo models: ThinkCentre neo 70t, ThinkCentre 50s and ThinkCentre neo 30a

ThinkCentre neo 70t

A tower model designed to meet the needs of high-performance content creators, developers and anyone who works with complex workloads.

It features up to 128GB DDR5 memory, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 3060 Ti GPU, giving it the benefit of the NVIDIA Studio platform, and 2TB HDD / 1TB SSD storage to perform multiple tasks without disruptions.

It has a Smart Cable which instantly connects two computing devices while simultaneously operating them within one screen. Using neo 70t’s Smart Storage feature, it is easy to automatically backup data securely and access it from multiple devices.

ThinkCentre neo 50s

It’s a small form factor desktop designed to provide performance and space savings in a 7.4- liter design. EPEAT Gold certified for energy efficiency and Intelligent Cooling Engine 5.0 ensures the desktop runs with optimal power consumption. TÜV-certified Ultra-Low Noise (ULN) and packaging made from ocean-bound plastic, as well as raw materials that are painting-free, promise quiet performance and environmental friendliness.

ThinkCentre neo 30a 24

It’s a collaborative all-in-one (AIO) desktop with a 23.8-inch FHD 16:9 WVA (Wide Viewing Angle) display, audio by Harman and a retractable webcam.

Focused on delivering a highly productive AIO and a smarter conferencing experience, neo 30a 24 includes AI Meeting Manager that offers Real time Translator, Voice to Text, Subtitles, Meeting Notes Editor and Amazon Alexa Voice Interaction10 for futuristic collaboration experience. Lenovo Smart Appearance enhances facial features and blurs the background for professional-grade video conferencing.

New ThinkBooks

The latest ThinkBooks come with vibrant high refresh rate displays and high screen-to-body ratios, slim form factors and smarter features.

ThinkBook 13x Gen 2

A very thin (12.9mm) and light (1.21kg) premium aluminum laptop design that will meet the requirements of an Intel Evo laptop. It has Intel’s hardware specifications and key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge and intelligent collaboration.

It features the latest Intel 12th Gen Core U-Series processors and designed for mobile professionals. The ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 includes a bright EyeSafe certified 13.3-inch 16:10 display with high STB ratio greater than >91%, an edge-to-edge keyboard and optional touch.

A large 56Whr battery and ambient light sensors to manage display power efficiency mean power anxiety is not on the agenda. A unique ThinkBook Wireless Multi-Device Charging Mat is optional and can deliver 65W wireless laptop charging via Power by Contact, and the integrated Qi charger can charge a compatible mobile device up to 10W.

ThinkBook 14 and 16 Gen 4+ i

It offers highly flexible configuration options, from mainstream productivity needs to high performance models. All have a slimmer design to previous generation and move to 16:10 aspect ratio with a larger display area.

Display options include a 90Hz 2880×1800 14-inch and a 120Hz 2560×1600 16-inch panel with hardware color calibration, and both can be powered by optional NVIDIA RTX graphics.

A larger Touchpad with glass surface adds to the interactive experience and Dolby Atmos Speaker System delivers immersive audio for calls and entertainment. Optional sensor-based smart features are focused on security and collaboration.

ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 Sling Backpack

A sturdy and stylish bag with weather-resistant materials, a convenient padded and adjustable shoulder strap for extra comfort and includes zippered and hidden pockets to store valuables. As hybrid working takes hold, easy to use input devices have become a mainstay of many.

ThinkBook Rechargeable Mobile Mouse and ThinkBook Rechargeable Performance Mouse

Premium and consistent designs with dual-host Bluetooth connections allowing pairing to two different devices, USB-C recharging, and adjustable DPI up to 2400.

Easy Install

Easy Install is a deployment service specifically designed for SMBs. Lenovo will provide remote and on-site install services of new technology.

Companies can leverage the Lenovo Service so that they can rest assured that their employees’ hardware, accessories, and software were installed correctly, properly configured, tuned and tested, improving productivity and the employee experience.

Easy Install Services will be available to customers via their preferred purchase method, i.e., directly from Lenovo and Lenovo’s Partners.

Price and availability

  • ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 1099.
  • ThinkBook Wireless Multi-device Charging Mat available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 199.99
  • ThinkBook 14 Gen 4+ i will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 839.
  • ThinkBook 16 Gen 4+ i will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 859.
  • ThinkCentre neo 70t will be available in selected markets from March 2022, contact Lenovo locally for pricing.
  • ThinkCentre neo 50s will be available from March 2022, with starting price of US$ 799.
  • ThinkCentre neo 30a 24 will be available from March 2022, with starting price of US$ 1069
  • ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 Sling Backpack will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 69.99
  • ThinkBook Wireless Mobile Mouse will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 39.99
  • ThinkBook Wireless Performance Mouse will be available from April 2022, with starting price of US$ 39.99
  • Easy Install is available initially in the US in January 2022 starting at US$ 68 per unit for the remote service and US$ 135 for the on-site service. It will expand to other markets starting February 2022.

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Top Tech of 2022: Honor Magic V, Samsung The Freestyle, BMW iX Flow!

Foldable smartphones and laptops to color-changing cars!

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A new year starts with a new foldable. And for the first time ever, Honor launches their own one. The Honor Magic V has a unique teardrop hinge mechanism system that can survive more folds than ever.

If you’re not into foldable smartphones, then ASUS foldable OLED laptop or Lenovo’s second screen approach might just be for you.

There are other promising tech devices you should watch out for though! From Samsung’s compact projector to BMW’s color-changing car, you honestly don’t want to miss them.

Curious to see and hear about ’em? Head over to our list of top tech to watch out for this 2022.

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MSI unveils new 2022 gaming and creator laptops

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Gaming, creator and business laptops manufacturer MSI proudly revealed its new lineup of laptops equipped with the latest 12th Gen Intel H series processors at CES 2022.

The new lineup includes the GS77/66 Stealth, Raider GE76/66, Vector GP76/66, Crosshair 15 (Rainbow Six Extraction Edition), Pulse GL76/66, Sword 17/15, and Katana GF76/66.

New creator laptops are the Creator Z17, Creator Z16P, and Creator Z16

Highest-level performance

The new laptops are all equipped with Intel® Core i7 or above processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or above, for anyone who’d like to experience Metaverse-compatible performance. 

The new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU brings the flagship 80 Ti class of GPUs to laptops for the first time.

Featuring 16GB of the fastest GDDR6 memory ever shipped in a laptop, the RTX 3080 Ti delivers higher performance than the desktop TITAN RTX.

It is also up to 70 percent faster than RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution.

Additionally, the new 4th generation of Max-Q Technologies, with CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, and Battery Boost 2.0, further enhance efficiency, performance, and battery life.

The new gaming laptop lineup features a significant performance improvement over previous models, including up to 30 to 45 percent increase in CPU performance.

Value-added innovations

MSI also added innovations in thermal solutions: the Phase Change Liquid Metal Pad to better utilize the power of the 12th Gen Intel processors.

MSI’s Creator series is now a bigger family with panels up to 17 inches. The overall CPU performance is improved 45 percent with the new Vapor Chamber Cooler.

MSI has likewise added features for content creators such as touch support for MSI Pen, Calman verified True Pixel Display, and collaboration with DTS for a rich, immersive surround sound experience.

For the complete rundown of specifications for each new laptop model, check the tables below.

Stealth GS

Model Name  Stealth GS77  Stealth GS66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  – 17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – 2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

– The Duo Wave speaker designed by Dynaudio system(2x 2W speakers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 

– 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 

Card Reader  1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

– 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam / Microphone IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Sensor Fingerprint Reader / Ambient Light Sensor Fingerprint Reader
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
Power Adapter  240W Slim adapter
Dimension 397.6 (W) x  283.5 (D) x 20.1-20.8 (H) mm 358.3 (W) x  248 (D) x 18.3 -19.8 (H) mm
Weight  2.8 Kg 2.1 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Raider GE

Model Name  Raider GE76  Raider GE66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  – 17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

– 17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

– 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel(Optional)

– 15.6” QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – The Duo Wave Woofers + Speakers designed by Dynaudio system

– (2 x 1W Speakers + 2 x 2W Woofers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

– Hi-Res Audio ready

– The Duo Wave speakers design by Dynaudio system (2x 2W speakers)

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C,

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP 

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

Card Reader  – 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
Video Output – 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

– 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  FHD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  99.9Whr 
Power Adapter  330W(12UHS) / 280W (12UH / 12UGS) 280W
Dimension 397 (W) x 284 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm 358 (W) x 267 (D) x 23.4 (H) mm
Weight  2.9 Kg 2.38 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Vector GP

Model Name  Vector GP76  Vector GP66
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel  – 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel 

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

– 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

Video Output – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

– 1 x HDMI ([email protected] / [email protected])

Communication Gigabit Ethernet (up to 2.5GbE) 

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer,  65Whr 
Power Adapter  Up to 280W 
Dimension 397 (W) x 284 (D) x 25.9 (H) mm 358 (W) x 267 (D) x 23.4 (H) mm
Weight  2.9 Kg 2.38 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

CROSSHAIR

 

Model Name CROSSHAIR 17 CROSSHAIR 15
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional) 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B12UGSZ)
Keyboard  Spectrum Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio -2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet 

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr (B12UGSZ / B12UGZ)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

Power Adapter  240W 
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 27.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model Name  Crosshair 15  Rainbow Six Extraction Edition 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Spectrum Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet 

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr  (B12UGZ)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

Power Adapter  240W
Dimension 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Pulse GL

Model Name  Pulse GL76 Pulse GL66 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional) 15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  RGB Backlight Gaming Keyboard 
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication – Gigabit Ethernet 

– Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

– Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam  – HD type ([email protected])
Battery  4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr (12UGK)

3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (12UEK)

Power Adapter  240W 240W
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 24.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 23.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Sword

Model Name  SWORD 15 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel
Graphics  Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Blue Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

– 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output 1x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2
Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Dimension 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 24.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model Name  KATANA GF76  KATANA GF66
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home
Memory DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display  17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080),144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel – 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

– 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics  Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 
Keyboard  Red Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Audio – 2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

– 1 x Audio combo jack

– Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

– Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port
  • – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
  • – 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • – 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Video Output 1 x HDMI ([email protected])
Communication Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2
Webcam  HD type ([email protected])
Battery  3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr
Power Adapter  240W (12UGS / 12UG / 12UE) / 180W (12UD / 12UC)
Dimension 398 (W) x 273 (D) x 25.2 (H) mm 359 (W) x 259 (D) x 24.9 (H) mm
Weight  2.6 Kg 2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Creator Z

Model Name  Creator Z17 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  17″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam / Microphone  IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Keyboard Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries
Sensor Fingerprint Reader/Ambient Light Sensor
Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)
  • 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
  • 1 x DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

240W adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.49 kg

382(W) × 260(D) × 19(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Creator Z16

Model Name  Creator Z16P 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6 
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam / Microphone  IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone
Keyboard Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries
Sensor Fingerprint Reader/Ambient Light Sensor
Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C/ DP
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader
  • 1 x DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

240W adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.39 kg

359(W) × 256(D) × 19(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Model Name  Creator Z16 
Processor  Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor
Operating System  Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

Display  16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
Graphics  Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
Memory DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Webcam  IR HD type ([email protected])
Input MiniLED Per-Key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries

Fingerprint Reader

Communication Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2
Audio 4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack 

I/O Port
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x microSD Card Reader
  • 1 × DC-in
Battery/Adapter 4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr

180W Slim adaptor

Weight/Dimension 2.2 kg

359(W) × 256(D) × 15.9(H) mm

* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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GadgetMatch Awards: Best of CES 2022

Plenty of new gadgets and tech to be excited about this year and in the future

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CES 2022

It’s not quite the CES 2022 that many envisioned thanks in large part to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. But, there were still plenty of new gadgets and tech to be excited about this year and in the future.

Here are our picks for the best of the best at CES 2022.

Best Auto Innovation: BMW Color Changing Car

CES 2022

CES continues to be the home of possibly the coolest things ever and this Color Changing Car from BMW might just be one of the coolest.

The BMW iX Flow uses E Ink technology to change how the car’s exterior looks. The car contains millions of microcapsules as thin as a strand of hair. Much like the E Ink you’ll find inside a Kindle, electricity causes the microcapsules to shift between black or white. Mind. Blown.

Best Smart Mask: Razer Zephyr Pro

Speaking of cool, Razer just gave us a smart mask that is not only helpful during the pandemic but is also pretty snazzy.

The Zephyr Pro looks just like the earlier version except for one small detail: speaker grilles around your chin. The mask can amplify your voice for up to 60 decibels at a range of one meter. That said, the mask does not have a voice changer, so if you want to sound like Vader, you’ll have to do it manually.

Best Foldable: ZenBook 17 Fold OLED

CES 2022

ASUS has done it again. The company continues to be a pioneer in innovative PCs — from dual-screen creative devices to 2-in-1 gaming machines. This time, they dabble into foldables with the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED.

It looks like a more refined version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold first showcased by Lenovo. The leaps in tech are massive because of its foldable OLED screen the specs that the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is packing.

Best Sustainability Effort: Lenovo ThinkPad Z

CES 2022

Lenovo is doubling down on sustainability. This is apparent on both the materials used on the Lenovo ThinkPad Z Series as well as the Yoga 6. Here, they used materials like recycled aluminum available in arctic grey or black and recycled black vegan leather.

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This extends to the packaging. The materials are made from 100 percent recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane, and the AC power adapter uses 90 percent Post-Consumer Content (PCC).

If you’re the pessimistic type, it’s easy to look at these efforts as nothing more than a corporate attempt to tick sustainability check box. But, this is still a good example and one that other manufacturers can take a cue from.

Best Gaming Laptop: ROG Flow Z13

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Technically, ROG is calling this a tablet more than a laptop. The form factor is more reminiscent of Microsoft’s Surface Pro which they say is a device category on its own. Regardless of how you see it, it’s a thin and light, multi-mode device that has the power to handle AAA gaming.

It’s already pretty darn powerful on its own, but like the ROG Flow X13, it can get even more powerful with the existing ROG XG Mobile GPU or the revamped one with an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU

Best Dual-Screen Laptop: ThinkBook Plus Gen 3

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We’ve seen dual-screens on laptops before but not like this. Instead of just occupying the upper part of the keyboard layout, Lenovo opted to put an 8-inch display to the right side of the keyboard of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3.

Lenovo believes this is a more mobile solution for anyone who is accustomed to using a second screen or display for their workflow. The screen also supports pen input which should also be useful for some creatives.

It’s an unusual placement for such a massive second screen and we’re excited to put it through the paces ourselves.

Best Business PC: Lenovo ThinkCentre neo

Lenovo is no stranger to providing computer support for large corporations. Their ‘Think’ line of devices is present in plenty of offices worldwide. In 2022, they are doubling down on their corporate efforts with the ThinkCentre neo line.

It’s composed of desktop PCs adorned with not only the necessary hardware for proper performance, but also the necessary software for privacy and security. This means companies can rest easy knowing their most confidential information is safe and secure and is easily accessible across their devices.

Best Product Refresh: ROG Zephyrus Duo 16

We’ve all heard of the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But ROG doesn’t seem to care for it as they continue to build on some of the best form factors they’ve released in recent years – more specifically, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16.

This was first showcased in 2020 and this year it’s getting specs-boost and plenty of refinements to make it even better. The 2022 version is a Windows 11 machine powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost for high-end horsepower.

There’s also a version featuring ROG’s new Nebula HDR tech for the ultimate HDR gaming and movie-watching experience.

Best Wearable: Garmin vivomove Sport

Garmin has just brought out a hybrid smartwatch that’s perfect for casual users. The vivomove Sport blends fashion and functionality, even for an entry-level device. It fuses technology with an analog look so you can always track your health, fitness, and connections.

More importantly, the vivomove Sport carries Garmin’s in-depth features without breaking the bank. Truly a watch to be enjoyed by casual users getting into an active lifestyle.

Best Smart Home Device: Samsung Freestyle

Samsung knows how to stand out with the launch of its portable projector called The Freestyle. It’s a versatile, lightweight device that lets you play music and project videos any way you want it. You can watch a show on the ceiling or project it onto your walls – you decide your entertainment experience.

Further, it can double as a smart light on your corner since you can attach it to a standard E26 light bulb socket. A fun gadget worth adding into your smart home, if you have the budget for it.

Best Gaming Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Ark

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Samsung’s push into the PC gaming space is stronger than ever. Turning heads at CES 2022 is this curved 55-inch, 4K behemoth of a gaming monitor – the Samsung Odyssey Ark.

Other than the usual wide-angle usage, it can go into a new vertical cockpit-style rotating display that provides a new gaming experience and allows portrait or landscape orientation for multi-tasking and multi-window setup.

It sounds and looks insane that we feel a little sorry we didn’t get to try it for ourselves on the CES showfloor.

Best Innovation: John Deere 8R Tractor

The intersection between tech and food production is one that isn’t talked about much. Regardless, John Deere continues to innovate in this space. Their latest – the John Deere 8R Tractor – is one for the books.

The tractor is fully autonomous, has multiple cameras for monitoring and can be controlled using Deere’s John Deere Operations Center Mobile app. Farmers can just drop the tractor onto their fields and configure the tractor with simple swipes. They can then leave the field to focus on other tasks while the tractor works. With the app, farmers can change settings, access the tractor’s cameras, and check the vehicle’s status.

Best Lifestyle Accessory: L’Oréal ColorSonic

Dyeing your hair is fun, but quite tedious as a task. And a horrible experiment can send your hair frizzing and looking hideous. With salons still temporarily closed caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are looking for solutions to dye their hair easily and beautifully.

L’Oréal unveiled the Colorsonic — a lightweight, handheld device dispensing the right dose of hair dye, applied through a nozzle of bristles that evenly distribute the color. It makes dyeing your hair easy in less than an hour. So you can dye your hair, rinse, style, and go.

Best VR Device: Sony PlayStation VR2

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It’s been over a year since the release of the PlayStation 5. And while it’s still not widely available for everyone, Sony PlayStation has already announced the VR companion for the said console.

The system will come with new sensory features, enhanced control tracking, and higher visual fidelity. On a more technical side, the PlayStation VR2 will come with eye-tracking features, 4K HDR support, foveated rendering, enhanced field of vision, and more responsive controllers called The Sense.

Best TV: Sony A95K

Sony Bravia has always been one of the leaders in TV technology, but in this year’s CES, it looks like they’re taking a big step forward with the Sony A95K.

It features the XR Backlight Master Drive technology which is powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR that precisely controls backlight for incredible brightness, as well as deep blacks and mid tones for a better and more immersive viewing experience.

The Sony A95K is also perfect for streaming and gaming. It has Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode and BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode for perfect viewing. It also has Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode making it Perfect for the PS5.

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