Everything ready for CES 2022, a more virtual edition than planned

CES 2022

Everything is ready in Las Vegas to celebrate the CES 2022, the consumer electronics and technology fair largest on the planet that this year will be officially celebrated January 5 to 8.

CES is organized by the American consumer technology association, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and is normally held in 11 official venues including the Convention Center and the World Trade Center in the city of Las Vegas as the main ones. In them it offers a huge exhibition space of 250,000 square meters where about 5,000 companies usually participate, including manufacturers, developers, hardware providers, content and a long etc.

Although it was expected that the first and most influential of the technology fairs would recover for this edition the “normality” lost in the previous one due to the pandemic, with a large physical presence of companies, media and attendees, the brutal level of transmission of contagions of the variant Ómicron advises to maintain prudence and distances.

CES 2022, essentially virtual, but just as interesting

In this way we have known a wave of cancellations (physical presence, not participation) that began with Meta, Twitter or Pinterest, followed by T-Mobile and then a long list that includes Microsoft, Google, Lenovo, MSI and others. Although CTA says that only 7% of the companies that had planned their participation have canceled physical assistance, they are the largest and most important. Neither will big media like The Verge, Cnet, Engadget, TechCrunch or Tech Radar be there. And ourselves, since this year we had planned to cover the event on-site.

In any case CES 2022 is going to be held, which is the important thing. And it is the most influential technology fair on the planet and where the great novelties are presented to start each year. Ads will be counted in the hundreds, starting with those of Intel, since its CEO Gregory Bryant will hold the official opening conference of the fair to present its new Alder Lake processors for laptops and the rest for desktops beyond the top of the range already launched.

AMD He plans to participate in the event and we expect news in processors with the Ryzen 6000 and dedicated graphics. We will also see NVIDIA in a virtual conference where we will see the new graphics for laptops RTX 3080 Ti and others. Lenovo, ASUS, MSI, HP, Acer, Gigabyte, Dell…. All the greats of the PC will present novelties in desktops and laptops with the latest from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA.

There will be other announcements in components (DDR5 memory or the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs); accessories and peripherals of all kinds; monitors and televisions; wearables; audio and video; networks and 5G; 3d print; virtual and augmented reality or everything that comes from home automation and smart homes.

More virtual than expected, yes, but prudence forces and we will have years ahead to regain that ‘normality’ of physical contact. As every year, we will carry out a very wide coverage that we have already started with the previous announcements and that you can follow in this special tag. Do not miss it!

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