Best of CES 2021: The Top 20 PCs, Mobile Devices And Wearables
Our Best of CES roundup includes our picks for the top 20 laptops, desktop PCs, smartphones, 2-in-1 tablets and wearable devices that were unveiled at CES 2021.
Lenovo ThinkReality A3
Lenovo’s biggest CES product announcement outside its notebook lineup was in the realm of augmented reality, with the launch of the ThinkReality A3, a new version of the company’s smart glasses. The ThinkReality A3 is aimed at enabling improved workflows and training—for instance by overlaying information atop the real-world view to assist with the task at hand. The device represents “one of the most advanced and versatile enterprise smart glasses to come to market,” Lenovo said. The company unveiled several variants of the smart glasses, including the ThinkReality A3 PC Edition, which tethers to a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop or mobile workstation. This version of the smart glasses can display customized “virtual monitors,” which enable the use of Windows applications that are placed in the user’s field of view. The virtual monitors “expand the value of PCs, creating more productivity, privacy and immersive experiences for industries like finance, architecture and engineering,” as well as for remote and mobile workers who have limited space, Lenovo said. Meanwhile, the ThinkReality A3 Industrial Edition—which tethers to certain Motorola smartphones—provides AR support for tasks in challenging work environments. Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are expected to be available in mid-2021.