CES 2013 Day 2: Samsung
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 7, 2013 - 06:48 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: Samsung, ces 2013, CES
I attended the Samsung press conference today, where several new products were announced. Among these was the 2013 line of Smart TV's:
The 2013 series is just a minor cosmetic redesign with a thinner (1/4") bezel. The real difference was in the SmartTV functionality, which has a facelift and now runs on a quad core processor. Samsung also announced the first round of the Evolution Kit - an upgrade module that brings the quad core and new UI to the 2012 SmartTV series. The evolution kit is pricey at nearly $500, but that's still way cheaper than buying a whole new set.
Samsung showed some new Series 7 Laptops, with displays upgraded to HD resolution and 10-point multitouch capability. They also showed a new compact camera series boasting interchangeable lenses, one of which Samsung claims can shoot 3D through a single f/1.8 unit:
They also annunced some appliances, the one catching everyone's ear being a refridgerator called the T9000 (no, I'm not kidding).
The coolest visual was the showing of an 85" 4k OLED TV. Pictures simply do not do this set any justice, but here is one for posterity:
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