Windows device partners display incredible innovations at CES 2024
CES is always an amazing event where our partners showcase their latest exciting Windows 11 PCs. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and many gaming PC specialist partners held events to showcase their devices featuring cutting edge design, performance and experiences. AI featured prominently at the show and Windows PCs are leading the way with Microsoft Copilot for Windows 11.
Many of these PCs, through a new, recently announced built-in Copilot key, provide faster access to your everyday AI companion. AI can make the things you do every day on your PC easier and faster – from searching for answers, to summarizing emails to keep you in the flow at work, to experiencing optimized performance and efficiency during gaming sessions with AI-powered graphics cards.
Another key theme across the Windows 11 devices is around improving sustainability, from laptop chassis that contain touchpads made with ocean bound plastics to devices that ship in 100% recycled packaging.
We also saw our silicon partners continuing to innovate and break through barriers with new announcements at the show. NVIDIA unveiled an array of hardware and software aimed at unlocking the full potential of generative AI on Windows 11 PCs. From Intel, we saw their 14th Gen processors built for gamers, creatives and professionals, powering devices from thin and light laptops for mobile users to desktops used for compute-intensive workloads. AMD rolled out their AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Graphics Card and expanded their desktop processor offerings with the Ryzen 8000G Series with powerful built-in graphics, as well as Ryzen AI to unlock more AI capabilities for consumers and improve productivity, efficiency and advanced collaboration.
Acer announced the Aspire Vero 16, a sustainability-focused laptop shipped in 100% recycled packaging and featuring a touchpad made with ocean-bound plastic. This EPEAT Gold certified laptop is made for those looking for an eco-conscious choice without sacrificing performance. Its 16-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and thin bezels make it a visually adept choice for work or entertainment purposes as it covers 100% of the sRGB color space and is available with a WUXGA touchscreen option.
ASUS’ newest addition to the Zenbook series of premium ultraportable laptops includes two models of the Zenbook 14 OLED, with either up to Intel Core Ultra 9 or AMD Ryzen 8040 series processors, both platforms incorporating the latest advances in dedicated hardware AI acceleration, with built-in AI engines that optimize performance and power efficiency. The durable and user-friendly design incorporates an FHD IR camera, enabling Windows Hello, with a physical shutter for privacy, and a new quiet ASUS ErgoSense keyboard with a large ErgoSense touchpad.
Dell introduced new screen sizes to their XPS lineup, both 14- and 16-inch models. The XPS 14 includes a built-in AI acceleration engine thanks to the addition of an NPU (neural processing unit) powered by Intel Core Ultra processors. This powerful laptop comes with optional NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (up to the GeForce RTX 4050 GPU), so you can edit and play high-resolution videos and do many other tasks. All XPS laptops feature ExpressCharge to recharge 80% of battery life in just 60 minutes.
HP announced additions to their Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptops. Both the updated 16- and 14-inch models feature a dedicated AI chip that delivers powerful features, including a 9 MP camera with hardware-enabled low-light adjustment and built-in security features, including walk away lock and wake on approach. Visually, these laptops offer up to a 2.8K OLED screen for sharper images and more vibrant colors. The 16:10 aspect ratio allows you to view more content and can adjust from 48 Hz to 120 Hz based on the type of content you are viewing. Both models are now available.
Lenovo announced the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i, equipped with the latest Intel Core Ultra Processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 GPU. Built for creators, this laptop delivers on bright visuals thanks to the PureSight Pro LCD or OLED 3K screen. In addition to these powerful upgrades, all Yoga laptops now contain recycled aluminum in their chassis and will be equipped with power adapters made of up to 90% PCC (recycled plastic).
Samsung announced the U.S. availability of their Galaxy Book4 series, including the Galaxy Book4 Ultra which has memory options of up to 64GB, making it a great choice for both creativity and productivity. All models in the series have upgraded displays, giving you a clear view so you can stay productive while on the go. The Dynamic AMOLED 2X display offers clear contrast and vivid color, whether you’re working inside or soaking up some sun outside while on your PC.
MSI and Razer also revealed new and refreshed gaming PCs that come with free trials of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, providing access to hundreds of high-quality PC games*. Head over to Xbox Wire for a gaming-focused roundup of those devices.
Find out more about all of these partners and their CES 2024 announcements at Microsoft’s CES microsite.
*Xbox Game Pass Ultimate not available in all regions. Learn more about supported regions.
Editor’s note – Jan. 10, 2024 – Gaming information added after publication of Xbox Wire story.