Now simply known as CES, not the Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest technology show on the calendar is here. While you're sleeping off your Christmas and New Year's celebrations, we're in Las Vegas checking out the best new tech. Here’s what to expect from CES 2017 from Samsung, Sony, LG and more. Also: Find the best tech deals.
We're bringing you full coverage of all the new technology coming in 2017 including phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, TVs and more. Here we've also outlined the dates and times for press conferences in case that's helpful.
What to expect at CES 2017: Samsung
Samsung's CES 2017 press conference took place at 2pm Vegas time, bringing with it new TVs, new home appliances, updates to the Gear S3 smartwatch and the company's first-ever gaming laptop called the Notebook Odyssey. All that and we haven't even mentioned the new Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro.
Last year, at CES 2016 Samsung announced a range of devices including the Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet but there was no new tablet this year. Samsung also announced new Gear S2 smartwatch models at last year's event, and as usual, new TVs and home appliances.
We expected there to be a lack of smartphones, with the Galaxy S8 and any other mobiles expected to be released at MWC in Barcelona. However, Samsung has now announced its new Galaxy A series for 2017. Stay tuned to PC Advisor for hands-on reviews of Samsung's new tech from the show floor at CES.
What to expect at CES 2017: LG
Like Samsung, you can always bet that LG will have a bunch of new TVs and home appliances at CES. This year, as expected, there's a continued focus on OLED panels. There were also monitors and kitchen appliances including a refrigerator with a built-in 29in HD display. The Hub Robot was unveiled too, with features along the same lines as Amazon's Echo for smart homes.
LG seems to have stopped making tablets, but we did see a new gram 14 laptop to follow the earlier LG gram 15 seen this year. We also saw LG's new LG K Series of mid-range phones, but no new flagship yet.
LG's press conference took place on 4 January 08:00-08:45am PT. Click here for how to re-watch the LG CES 2017 press conference.
What to expect at CES 2017: Sony
Keeping up with the Joneses means that it really wouldn't be CES if Sony didn't have some new TVs to show off in 2017 – expect a combination of OLED and Android TV this year. We just got a basic text save the date rather than the invite you can see here.
Last year Sony talked a lot about audio and video with devices like cameras, speakers and headphones. We won't be surprised to see more of the same this time around but we're excited at the possibility of a new Xperia smartphones. One rumour suggests a 5.5in beast with a 4K screen which sounds like a follow-up to the Xperia Z5 Premium – we're interested to see what this turns out to be and could be the Xperia X2.
Sony's press conference is scheduled for 4 January 17:00-17:45 PT. Click here for how to watch the Sony CES 2017 press conference.
What to expect at CES 2017: Xiaomi
Xiaomi is making its first appearance at CES in 2017, and it plans to offer a 'Glimpse Into The Future' with a range of new products - one of which will be available globally. We think it is most likely to do so with a Global variant of its revolutionary Mi Mix, a bezel-less smartphone with an ultrasonic distance sensor, bottom-mounted mini selfie camera and cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology, plus other highlights. It's already available in black with a ceramic body, and a white version could also be announced at CES.
There are rumours that a new 9.7in Mi Pad 3 tablet is also on the way, taking aim at Apple's iPad Pro, but that device was expected to be announced ahead of CES at the end of December, so we'll have to wait and see.
Xiaomi's press conference is scheduled for 5 January at 11am PT (7pm in the UK). See how to watch the Mi CES 2017 live stream here.
What to expect at CES 2017: HTC, Huawei and the rest
We're not expecting much from HTC at CES 2017 as it normally holds things back until MWC. Although Huawei will be at the show, it's unclear what it will be bringing to the party following the recent Mate 9 launch but CEO Richard Yu will deliver a keynote speech so some new hardware seems certain. its Honor brand will definitely have a new device on show.
Beyond VR, we expect there to be plenty of other categories with new stuff including drones and automotive. Faraday has said it will 'unveil the future' at CES 2017and Hyundai plans to take attendees down the strip it its Autonomous Ioniq.
Nvidia is also holding a press conference at CES 2017 (see how to watch the Nvidia event here) in which it is expected to unveil new graphics cards and, potentially, a new Shield TV.