Once a year, Las Vegas becomes the technology capital of the world as the city hosts CES, the International Consumer Electronics Show. Attendees are among the first to see developments and devices that later change the technological landscape. Read on to find out what Samsung unveiled at CES 2013.
The Definition of Great Viewing
Visitors were wowed by a new standard of picture quality when they saw the Samsung S9 UHD TV. The ultra high-definition television’s incredible clarity and detail represent a milestone in home entertainment technology. In fact, the 85-inch UN85S9000, which debuted as the world’s largest Ultra HDTV, was among Samsung products given a CES Best of Innovations 2013 award.
Intuitive features, endless connectivity and content options.
Samsung UK and Ireland Vice President of Consumer Electronics
Another new TV making waves in Las Vegas was the pioneering F9500 OLED TV, which delivers a picture with absolutely pure black and white with no dilution from backlighting. It also impressed with its MultiView feature, which lets multiple viewers watch their own Full-HD content on the same screen simultaneously, each with individual audio and control.
As well as the F8000, Samsung’s first LED Smart TV with a quad-core processor, and the pioneering F8500, a super high-quality plasma Smart TV, the company also revealed a raft of new Smart TV features. These include advanced voice and gesture TV control, and S Recommendation, which helps viewers find the right content and enjoy a more personal TV experience than ever before.
Commenting on the new TV line-up, Samsung UK and Ireland Vice President of Consumer Electronics Robert King said: “As the number of apps and content options continue to grow, consumers are faced with the overwhelming challenge of discovering quality content that appeals to them. They are looking for ways to experience converged content, and they want to do it quickly and easily.”
He continued: “We have simplified the process with TVs that offer more intuitive features, endless connectivity and content options, and larger screen sizes with true-to-life picture quality so consumers can discover a world of possibilities in home entertainment.”
Home Entertainment at its Best
New advances in sound as well as vision were presented at the trade show. The Samsung DA-F60 Portable Wireless Speaker made an appearance, and CES attendees discovered how its simple pairing using NFC technology, as well as its advanced wireless connectivity, make it possible for people to easily enjoy high-quality audio whether at home or away.
Samsung DA-F60 Portable Wireless Speaker Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar
The first soundbar with a built-in valve amplifier also debuted at the show. Not only does it deliver warm and powerful audio, but Samsung’s HW-F750 Soundbar is also the world’s first that can be connected wirelessly to your TV.
Another new device noted for its amplifier technology was the Samsung HT-F9750W Home Theatre System. Thanks to its Gallium Nitride (GAN) amplifier, the 7.1-channel system is capable of delivering remarkable audio purity. Samsung’s home entertainment lineup at CES 2013 also featured the BD-F7500 Blu-ray Player, which boasts a dual-core processor and Samsung Smart TV technology as well as the ability to upscale SD and HD content into a better resolution for far superior picture quality.
Picture Perfect Photography
Several additions to Samsung’s digital imaging range shone at the Consumer Electronics Show. New cameras on show included the WB250F and WB200F, with an impressive 18x optical zoom as well as built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The Samsung WB800F, a classic long-zoom camera with an innovative hybrid interface combining manual and touchscreen input, also appeared, as well as the new compact ‘mini model’ WB30F.
The latest product in Samsung’s NX Smart Camera range gave the crowd a glimpse of the future of the compact system camera. The new NX300 is the first single-lens system capable of capturing not only 2D shots but also still images and full motion video in 3D. Meanwhile, Samsung’s ST150F was revealed as an ideal camera for those that want to be able to share their shots quickly and easily, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Its F2.5 Bright Lens also helps photographers to capture clearer and brighter pictures. This year’s CES even saw a Samsung camera designed to make great self-portraits easier, with the DV151F featuring a 1.48” front LCD display and creative tools like Beauty Palette.
Powerful Professional PCs
CES also gave the company the opportunity to showcase its new Series 7 computers. Those in attendance witnessed the stunning super-thin and light design of the Series 7 Chronos laptop and Series 7 Ultra laptop, made possible thanks to their full aluminium bodies. The portable PCs also feature advanced ten-finger multi-touch capabilities, which allow users more intuitive control.
Touch control featured in the new monitor line-up, too. Samsung’s first multi-touch display optimised for Windows 8, the Series 7 Touch Monitor also includes ten-finger multi-touch technology, to bring touch control within the reach of desktop users. CES saw that the company’s innovation in monitors also includes aesthetics and flexibility, with the Series 7 Touch Monitor introducing a sleek design capable of a 90-degree pivot for enhanced viewing comfort.
Cool and Cutting-Edge
More human ways for people and devices to interact.
All facets of consumer electronics were on show at CES 2013, from the living room to the kitchen. The Samsung T9000 Refrigerator features a versatile new design that allows it to provide a massive 722-litres of storage capacity in its four compartments and customisation that allows you to create a child-friendly compartment or a drinks fridge.
Such innovation across the entire spectrum of electronics is why crowds flock to the show every year. President of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division B.K. Yoon said: “From motion and voice control in TVs, to 10-point multi-touch screens on tablets and smartphones, we have created new, more human ways for people and devices to interact.”
He added: “This year, our goal is to help people discover a world of possibilities. We aim to delight them, bringing not just what they expect, but what they’d never dreamed was possible.”
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