CES 2013: In-depth, hands-on coverage from our team in Las Vegas

CES 2013 is under way, and we're out in Las Vegas to get our eager hands on the latest gadgets and technology from the Consumer Electronics Show

10 Jan 2013
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Welcome to our coverage of CES 2013. Our team is on the ground in Las Vegas to bring you all the news and hands-on previews from the most important event in the technology year - if you're shortly due a mobile phone upgrade, are looking for a new TV or want to know what the coolest gadgets will be in 2013, this is the first place to look.

Our news hub will always contain the latest stories straight from the show floor, with new stories appearing at the top of the page as we get them.


We get to grips with the dust-proof, water-proof and shock-proof FZ-G1 Windows 8 tablet. Check out our hands-on Panasonic FZ-G1 Windows 8 review.

Samsung's Series 7 Chronos gaming laptop slims down in time for CES 2013. Check out our hands-on Samsung Series 7 Chronos review for the full update.

Roccat's first mechanical keyboard, the Ryos, made its debut at CES 2013. We got an early look at the hardware and put it through its paces.

Roccat is previewing the final version of its PowerGrid smartphone app at CES. Check out our hands-on PowerGrid review for the lowdown.

While the Apple iPad got a lot of deserved attention for its high resolution screen, there's a new tablet in town that goes even further: the Panasonic 20 inch 4K tablet.

If there's one thing that Panasonic didn't have in its original CES 2013 presentation, it was a 4K TV. That all changed suddenly and surprisingly, when the company announced a 56in 4K OLED TV.

The Fujifilm X20 is the successor to one of our favourite cameras of last year. Find out what we made of it in our hands-on Fujifilm X20 review.

The Canon PowerShot N is an innovative little snapper with no shutter button to be seen. You can check out our expert verdict in our hands-on Canon PowerShot N review.


Sony’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z, has finally been revealed at CES. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Read our hands-on Sony Xperia Z review to find out.

The LG Laser TV (HECTO) is actually a short-throw projector for home cinema - creating a 100in image. Check out our hands-on LG Laser TV review for our expert verdict.

ZTE’s Grand S is the latest 1080p Full HD smartphone to launch at CES 2013, matching the competition with a 13-megapixel camera and quad-core processor. Check out our hands-on ZTE Grand S review.

We get to grips with the low-cost educational Vivitar OLPC XO tablet. Check out our hands-on Vivitar OLPC XO review for our verdict.

Razer’s Edge Windows 8 gaming tablet has evolved from the original Project Fiona concept, and is gearing up for launch. Check out verdict and exclusive snaps in our hands-on Razer Edge tablet review.

Upgrade your 2012 Samsung Smart TV with the new Samsung Evolution Kit, unveiled by Samsung yesterday.

Faster performance and better image quality promised from the Samsung NX300.


Sony has officially announced its 2013 camcorder lineup, led by the flagship HDR-PJ790V, and has retired all of its standard definition models.

Sony has combined its two most exciting upcoming TV technologies into a single prototype TV for CES, with a 56in OLED display and 4K resolution.

Qualcomm used its keynote address at CES 2013 to launch its new mobile chips: the Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 600.

Sony’s flagship X900A UHD 4K TV will be available in both 55in and 65in models, with both models being announced today at CES.

Sony’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z, has finally been revealed at CES.

7w Ivy Bridge processors announced at Intel’s CES press conference for thinner, lighter tablets and Ultrabooks.

Intel has revealed a new Atom processor for smartphones based around the Lexington platform, ready for emerging markets across the globe.

Intel’s 22nm Bay Trail system-on-chip processor will be ready for Android and Windows tablets by the end of the year.

Intel has revealed a few of the requirements for its fourth generation Core Ultrabook certification, insisting on touch and Wi-Di for every model.

Nvidia's Project Shield is easily the most exciting and innovative piece of technology to some out of CES so far this year - and it came out of nowhere. The strange looking joypad-with-a-screen had us scratching our heads at first - but it actually makes perfect sense. Find out why in our story, here.


Toshiba has announced its 2013 Blu-ray player line-up, with the UHD-upscaling Media Box 6400 leading the charge.

Toshiba has confirmed it will produce three different sized ultra-high definition 4K TVs in 2013, including the 84in L9300.

LG’s 84LM960V UHD TV was on display at CES Unveiled last night, giving us our first look at the 84in, 4K monster TV.

Hands-on: We take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx tablet-laptop hybrid.

Hands-on: Add a touchscreen to your computer with a wired or wireless model with thee Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423.

The new Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset was launched as expected at CES with some impressive demos. Read the full story, here.

Samsung has announced the HT-F9750W home cinema system in the run up to CES 2013 - the 7.1 kit includes a Blu-ray player and 1,330W of audio power.

The Samsung HW-F750 flagship soundbar for 2013 will make its debut at CES tomorrow, revealing new connected features and vacuum tube amplificaton.


MSI Slider 20 hybrid Ultrabook announced - MSI confirmed its first 2013 laptop to appear at CES this week will be the Slider 20. The hybrid Ultrabook combines a sliding keyboard with a tablet interface and will run Windows 8.


Samsung NX300 mirrorless APS-C camera announced - Samsung launched its new flagship mirrorless compact system camera, the NX300, in the week before CES began. It's a 20.3-megapixel APS-C camera, which will launch alongside a unique hybrid 2D/3D lens.

Corning confirms Gorilla Glass 3 for CES unveiling - Corning, the manufacturer that provides ultra-tough gadget glass for the likes of Samsung, HTC and Nokia's smartphones, has announced its latest creation, Gorilla Glass 3, will be appearing for the first time at CES 2013.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra laptops announced - Samsung jumped the gun with two laptops from its 2013 line-up, revealing specifications and photos in the week before CES. The Series 7 Chronos is a 15in gaming laptop with an HD display, while the Series 7 Ultra is a 13in Ultrabook with dedicated AMD graphics.

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