The Best New Business Tech at CES 2015

While the International Consumer Electronics Show is always guaranteed to offer plenty of fun, cool and shiny gadgets that everyone wants but no one really needs, it's also the launching pad for some seriously useful innovations -- and not just for consumers, but for business. This year's show, wrapping up Friday in Las Vegas, has introduced several tech products that could prove especially handy for the business world's mobile warriors.

Among them: assorted sources of green and pocket power for devices on the go, some new ways to make it easier to manage content and data across devices, and the "smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet" (more explanation on what that means later).

So, without further ado, let's look at the CES 2015 standouts that are the opposite of the smart "Hapifork" from 2013 that lit up when you ate too fast, 2014's electro-shocking iPhone case (the Yellow Jacket phone case/stun device) and this year's "Belty," a smart belt that automatically adjusts size as your waistline expands. What follows are some of the more useful business tech innovations we've seen make their debut this week.

Dell XPS 13

Dell calls its XPS 13 laptop the "smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet" for good reason. With a 5.2mm (0.2 inch) bezel, UltraSharp Quad HD+ infinity display, it's the mobile computing equivalent of one of those edgeless-appearing infinity swimming pools.

Forbes writer Jason Evangelho's review of the laptop, published Wednesday, was actually titled, "Dell's New XPS 13 Laptop Makes Me Seriously Regret My MacBook Air Purchase."

The XPS 13 starts at a weight of just 2.6 pounds, features a 5.7-million-pixel display and comes with a battery that delivers up to 15 hours of runtime on just one charge.

Opera Max

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