You know that thing they have each year all of the companies who make consumer electronics get together for a convention to show off their stuff (and apple never comes because they have their own way of doing everything)? Well, it’s called the Consumer Electronics Show & it just happened. Here’s a quick list of 10 winners & losers from techradar.com – the interesting news is that they think Lenovo has situated itself as a future electronic superpower.
“Samsung smart TVs will actually feature an upgrade slot, making them, in Samsung’s words “future proof”. It’s the closest thing to heresy I’ve ever heard at a CES press conference: Buy these new products and then keep them indefinitely, upgrading only the software with, essentially, bios updates. What happened to the idea that consumers would upgrade their CE products ever few years whether they wanted to or not? Clearly Samsung has discovered that consumers (who once kept the same TVs for two decades or more) are not so keen on dealing with HDTVs that expire or seem wildly outmoded after just a few years of use.”
Nothing would make me happier than if this were true. If you are looking for a TV over the next year or two – ethically speaking – I’d encourage you to look for the Samsung smart TV that is trying to be “future-proof.” You can read Ulanoff’s whole recap here.