(Pocket-lint) - Each year we travel to the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, CES, and get to see some of the incredible products coming out in the following 12 months.
And CES 2020 in Las Vegas has been no different. It has proven to be as jam packed with amazing gadgets, TVs and other entertainment kit as other years, which makes the job of choosing our 15 favourite devices all the harder.
But whittle we have and here is our fine list of the best tech 2020 will have to offer.
Acer Swift 3
Opting for a 3:2 aspect ratio might seem odd for a modern laptop but the Acer Swift 3 gives you extra height on its 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 touchscreen, thereby offering more real estate to work on.
The latest model also comes with up to an 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor inside, so plenty of power under the hood. And the claim of up to 16 hours of battery life means it should easily last a whole day between charges.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Claimed to be the most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop yet, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is quite a looker too. It can be specced with a thousand individual LED lights on the lid, which can be set in custom patterns or even animated when in use.
In gaming terms, there will be several specification options available. The one shown at CES 2020 ran on an AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. You also get a choice of IPS screens, with either a Full HD running at 120Hz or WQHD (2560 x 1440) with 60Hz on offer.
Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker
This Google Assistant-enabled speaker doesn't just have the smarts, it has audio tech inside designed and tuned by French audiophile firm Devialet. That means, while small enough to sit on a shelf, you can use it as a main sound system.
There is even a Qi charging pad on the top, so you can rest your compatible iPhone or Android device on it to charge while listening to tunes.
Dell XPS 13
With a superthin bezel and sleek looks, the latest Dell XPS 13 can be specced in either Full HD or 4K screen resolutions and Intel's 10th Gen Core processing.
Where it wins out though, is in its extremely thin, light form factor - just 14.8mm at its thickest when closed. And the overall size is the equivalent of an 11-inch device, even though the screen is 13-inches.
Harman Kardon Citation 200
One of the latest in Haman Kardon's Citation series of speakers, the Citation 200 is a portable device with a charging base. That means you can remove the main unit from its dock to use in the garden or anywhere else around the house for up to eight hours before it needs to be recharged again.
It is AirPlay 2 and Chromecast-enabled, to stream music to over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi easily, while Google Assistant support makes it into a speaker as smart as any other.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus
As well as a fully-featured laptop, with a 13.3-inch Full HD display, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus has an E Ink touch display on the outside of the case. It works well with a stylus and runs on very little power, so you can use it for notes or even read Amazon Kindle eBooks without having to open the notebook itself.
In laptop terms, you get up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processing and integrated Intel graphics. Plus, battery life of up to 10 hours.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Foldable devices will undoubtedly appear with more frequency in 2020 and leading the charge will be the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. It features a 13.3-inch folding POLED display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution that is as capable in tablet mode as laptop.
Of course, because you get screen both top and bottom, the keyboard is detached, but can be rested on the lower half of the screen when used in laptop mode. And when fully folded, you get a reasonably carryable device, considering the overall screen size is bigger than an iPad Pro 12.9.
LG OLED ZX Real 8K TV
LG's flagship OLED TV this year is an 8K model - or "Real 8K" as it has chosen to designate the technology. It is also stunning, in both 77 and 88-inch screen sizes, comes with its own, specially-designed stand and has Nvidia G-Sync technology built-in for PC gamers to get excited about.
It also features both Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode to ensure HDR and other video options are set to exactly as directors and cinematographers intended, making this an ideal set for home cinema thrills.
OnePlus Concept One
The OnePlus Concept One isn't an actual product as such - it is unlikely to ever makes it way into consumers' hands. However, it does show a truly innovate tech that could appear on future OnePlus devices: an invisible camera on the rear.
Built into what is effectively a OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition handset, the rear camera hides behind electrochromic glass that becomes clear when you tap the phone's power button. It's pretty neat and we can't wait to see it used in the real world.
Panasonic HZ2000 OLED 4K TV
Rather than spend time on 8K technology when there's barely any native content in that resolution, Panasonic is instead concentrating on making the picture quality of its latest TVs the very best it can be.
That's why the 4K Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV has just about every bell and whistle possible when it comes to image calibration. As well as Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode support, it offers precise calibration controls for all viewing circumstances, including options to tweak Dolby Vision visuals - rare on a consumer TV of this type.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a very tasty-looking 2-in-1, with a super-skinny bezel around the 13.3-inch UHD screen and ultra-slim waisteline.
It comes with an S Pen - as usually accompanies one of the brand's Note phones - and an 8-megapixel camera embedded at the top of the keyboard that can not only take photos, but can double as a scanner for documents and the like.
Samsung Q950TS QLED 8K TV
Samsung is seemingly winning the bezel war with its 8K Q950TS QLED TV, in that is pretty much doesn't have one. The Infinity Display goes almost edge to edge, presenting a superb screen that nigh-on blends into its surroundings.
The picture quality is no slouch too, and deep learning AI talents ensure that it upscales conventional video to 8K with astonishing results. Eastenders will never look the same again.
Samsung The Wall TV
We've been talking about Samsung's modular "The Wall" TV for a while, but 2020 will be the first year that it will become a true consumer proposition.
As well as the crazy, 292-inch variant, Samsung will be bringing different, more conventional screen sizes to market - using its MicroLED technology to build televisions in 75 and 93-inches. It'll still fill your wall, no doubt, but you won't need to move to a warehouse to use one.
Sony Z8H 8K LED TV
The Sony Z8H 8K TV is something a little different in that it uses a full array LED backlight rather than self-illuminating pixels or other technologies employed by rivals. This means it can achieve incredible brightness, but because of the ability to switch off more zones when not in use, black level response is impeccable too.
It also employs "Frame Tweeter" technology, whereby the entire surround of the set vibrates and acts as the speaker. That means the audio seems to come from the screen itself, rather than a separate speaker.
The Panasonic-owned audiophile brand Technics is entering the true wireless headphones game with this pair of finely tuned earbuds.
They come with adaptive noise cancellation, are IPX4 splash resistant and have six hours of battery life in the earpieces themselves. In total, thanks to a snazzy charging case, you can get 18 hours of charge out of them.