Mobile innovations came in all sizes at CES 2014. A huge 12.2-inch Android tablet wowed us with its ability to run four apps at once on screen, and a compact smartphone debuted with specs just as beefy as any phablet flagship. Then there are breakthroughs we never saw coming, including a way to transmit data via LED light, a 192-core mobile chip and an iPhone case that doubles your storage and battery life. After meeting with dozens of companies and going hands-on with lots of solid contenders, these are the mobile products and technologies that are blazing the trail for others to follow.
MSI came out of left field at CES 2014 with a concept notebook that's small in size but big on potential. Set to launch sometime this year, the concept gaming notebook sports a sexy muscle car design that's sure to turn heads. MSI claims that the 15-inch notebook will be the lightest in the world, weighing a bit more than 3 pounds. For those scoring at home, that's nuts, as it's about the same weight as the 13-inch MacBook Air. So what about heat? Cool air gets sucked in through the top vent, while hot air gets blown out the sides and back. Add in a 3K display (2880 x 1620 pixels) and a pair of mSATA drives, and you've got a tantalizing peek into the future of PC gaming.