Gamification is everywhere these days. And if you want to launch a new tablet, smart TV or gadget, there’s no better way to attract the early adopters and showcase your technology than through games. The following is a roundup of new tech that can be used to play games, as well as for other functions.
Apple iPad, $499 (16GB) to $829 (64GB and Wi-Fi/4G)
The third iteration of the industry-leading tablet introduces quad-core processing on the new A5X chip. During its press conference, Apple (apple.com) showed off the potential of its new device by having Epic Games demonstrate its new Infinity Blade: Dungeons game running at a very fast frame rate in 1080p on the new Retina display. Most importantly, the new tablet retains its 10 hours of battery life to make sure that you can stay entertained for long periods of time.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, $999
With tablets taking over, the computer industry is pushing convertible hybrids like Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga (lenovo.com). Like the name implies, this 13″ Ultrabook comes with hinges for assorted positioning so that you can play games on it, type on the keyboard or just use it as a tablet. The 10-point multitouch display pumps out 1600×900 pixels and the second-gen Intel Core processors pack plenty of horsepower for computing, gaming and other functionality.
Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D, $1,489
Most experts agree that the future of 3D gaming and entertainment is glasses-free, or autostereoscopic. To that end, Toshiba (toshiba.com) has partnered with NVIDIA to offer the first autostereo 3D laptop that actually plays the full library of over 400 NVIDIA GeForce 3D games like Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and World of Warcraft. Taking the glasses out of the 3D experience, especially for traveling, really makes a difference. The laptop features a 15.6″ diagonal 1080p screen with full HD TruBrite display.
— John Gaudiosi