Best Tech of IFA 2018 Awards

Digital Trends reported on the best of the IFA Awards this year, and I took a look to see if there was something of interest to us genealogists.

The IFA is the largest innovative technology product show in Europe, similar to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in the US in January. IFA often features the latest technology products before CES does, as the event is held in Berlin in August, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

If you are shopping for a new laptop, while I still recommend Microsoft’s Surface Pro, consider these IFA award winners: Asus’ ZenBooks, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme, and the Lenovo Yoga Book C930. They look sweet and will be serious competition for the other laptops and notebooks arriving soon.

Ready for a new monitor? The CJ79 by Samsung is a beautiful beast, declared by Digital Trends the “best ultrawide monitor ever since it was launched.” They say that the curved 34-inch monitor (with 43 and 49-inch versions) is even better with Thunderbolt 3 support and a “whopping 3,000:1 contrast ratio.” It will set you back a few dollars, but if you are looking for the best of show, this is indeed a beautiful thing.

They also highlied the Huawei Kirin 980 mobile processor. For a geek like me, their stats on this made my head spin with lust.

…when the Huawei Kirin 980 was announced during the IFA 2018 keynote, it was accompanied by so many eye-widening statistics — from containing 6.9 billion transistors to two Neural Processing Units for onboard artificial intelligence — that it was impossible not to sit up and notice.

Check out the announcement and show details for more awesome new technology.

I can dream, can’t I? At least lust a little. 😀

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