Computer Hardware Trend Predictions Based on CES International 2015 If you look at the last few years, you notice a trend in computing focused on making things smaller and lighter. This Valentino Shoes trend gave us some extremely light laptops, but the cost of this featherlight weight was a decrease in screen size and loss of functionality. Manufacturers didn't have the space to include highpowered processors and external ports. I'm happy to say things have changed drastically.
Although nothing revolutionary, this year we'll see manufacturers really refine their models. As an example, Lenovo is releasing the LaVie Z models later this year, which offers powerful specs including top of the line Intel i7 processors, Cheap Valentino Shoes full of external ports all at a sub twopound weight (Figure 1). Other manufacturers are offering similar models, small, fast and super lightweight.
Now that manufacturers have the "perfect" laptop under their belt by making them smaller, lighter and faster, they are starting to focus on literally everything else. Samsung is releasing a new portable hard drive that is about the size of a few credit cards stacked on top of each other. The T1 offers a highspeed SSD drive in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB versions. Due to the size and expensive VNAND memory, these guys are spendy about $600 for the http://www.valentinoshoesa.com/ 1TB model.
Socalled "stick" computing will become more mainstream with Intel joining the fray. Intel will be offering an incredibly small "stick" computer similar in size to the Google Chromecast for about $150 this year (Figure 2). Although it will run Windows 8.1 or Linux, the compute stick can be used for media streaming, light productivity and social networking.