COVID-19 revives PC launches at CES 2021

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By CAPosts 14 January, 2021 - 06:00am 30 views

Desktops, laptops for all tastes and chromebooks for an increasingly important student market filled the digital rooms at CES 2021. Among the announcements that grabbed the most spotlight was the Asus Zen Book Pro Duo 15 and the HP Elite Dragonfly Max. According to all the technologies presented by PCs, laptops or microprocessors, millions of people in the world who work, study and create were the reason why they decided to accelerate the development of this type of equipment and launch them at CES. Gartner, for its part, in its analysis of the sale of this type of equipment, indicates that the PC market grew 10.7%, in the fourth quarter of the year and that the total shipments achieved by technology companies amounted to 275 million units, a growth of 12 million units.

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"Before 2020, consumers had focused on the smartphone, but the pandemic reversed this trend," explained Mikako Kitagawa, research director at Gartner. "PCs have re-emerged as an essential device as consumers, including very young children, rely on them for work, school, socializing and entertainment from home." Before last year, there was already a positive trend, as the end of support for Windows 7 triggered a replacement cycle, ending seven years of negative growth in 2019. However, without the pandemic, that trend will likely It would have vanished in 2020, in terms of market share, according to Kitagawa, although what did not change was those who lead the market, since Lenovo, HP, Dell and Apple are in the lead, although there are other players, such as Asus, that rises in the PC's and Laptops market for gamers. Among the launches that attracted the most attention was the Asus Zen Book Pro Duo 15, a computer with an OLED screen, an Intel Core i9 processor, a next-generation Nvidia GeForce GPU and RAM capacity of up to 32 GB. Although the team may be more focused on the gaming market, Asus' bet is also to be an option for creators, be they artists or digital creatives who want a powerful team to work with. Another of the computers and series that attracted attention at CES 2021 was the HP Elite Dragonfly Max, which was accompanied by the Elite Dragonfly G2 and ENVY 14, three computers very focused on the executive market, but that combine portability and processing, to use them at home or in case users need to move. Nvidia also announced the availability this year of more than 70 laptops with the mobile versions of its GeForce RTX 30 series, with prices starting at $ 1,000 with the RTX 3060 (to play at 90 frames per second in 1080p), until reaching to the RTX3080, with laptops starting at $ 2,000. Equipment that both gamers and executives can use on a daily basis. In the case of the computers that attracted the most attention for users looking to renew their home computers, they were three Dell monitors, the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved and the Dell UltraSharp 32 HDR, in addition to the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor. In addition, Microsoft announced the arrival of Surface Hub 2S 85 ”, a team that could help many teachers in the world.

Source: MSN