Desktops and Notebooks: HP, Polaroid, Intel, GM Show Off Tech at CES
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is one of the year's major events for many companies, which use the massive trade show to debut new products and revamped versions of old favorites. In addition to industry stalwarts such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung, a variety of smaller companies are present on the show floor and at various secondary events, offering up their latest developments as the next big thing. While many companies used CES 2010 to jump both-feet-first into the e-reader craze, the 2011 show seems to be the Year of the Tablet. Despite the attention drawn to those 7- and 10-inch tablets, a lot of other interesting devices are making their debut at the showand not only smaller devices such as the latest laptops, but also larger initiatives like electric concept cars. Whether new camera products from Polaroid, super-light notebooks running Intel's new "Sandy Bridge" processors or video conferencing apps, there's truly something here for everyone.