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CES 2016 Recap

Though wearables, car automation, and the Internet of Things grabbed much of the spotlight at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, there were plenty of announcements relevant to the SMB channel too. Here’s a mere sampling of the most significant:

Dell introduced a series of new additions to its Latitude notebook portfolio (including the Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series, which it billed “the world’s smallest 13-inch business-class Ultrabook”), plus the company’s first super-sharp OLED monitor and more.

HP Inc. unveiled two new editions of its HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop, including a 13.3” model with an OLED display, plus a 12.1” version of its Pavilion x2 2-in-1.

Intel, which emphasized futuristic consumer experiences and enhancements to its RealSense camera technology during its keynote, also rolled out two new models of its Intel Compute Stick line of plug-in USB PCs.

Lenovo, in addition to revealing that it would be the first OEM to make a consumer mobile device based on Google’s Project Tango technology, also released the new YOGA 900S notebook (which it calls “the world’s thinnest ultraportable convertible laptop”) and several interesting new ThinkPad X1 laptops and tablets.

Linksys introduced a host of new speedy, high-capacity MU-MIMO networking solutions, while NETGEAR rolled out a MU-MIMO device that can expand the range of existing Wi-Fi networks to as much as 10,000 square feet.

Samsung pulled the wraps off two new ultralight Notebook 9 series laptops, a new Galaxy TabPro tablet with an AMOLED screen, and a new Chromebook.

Toshiba launched the dynaPad, a skinny and lightweight 12” Windows 10 tablet equipped with digital inking technology designed to provide a “natural handwriting experience.”

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