Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft Windows 7 Tablets, Convertibles Dominate Intel CES Booth
LAS VEGAS: One thing that resonated from Intel CEO Paul Otellini's introduction of the second-generation Sandy Bridge Core processors Jan. 5 was that the chipmaker's commitment to the Microsoft Windows platform is stronger than ever. The proof could be seen at the Intel booth during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show here Jan. 6, where a dizzying array of laptops, netbooks, tablet computers and even a tablet-laptop were on display. Manufacturers ranged from the high profile to the low key. All are looking to push Windows 7 into a favorable competitive stance versus Apple's iPad and Google Android tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the soon-to-arrive Motorola Xoom. During the show, eWEEK took a stroll around the booth and took these pictures of Intel Atom chip-powered tablets, notebooks and convertibles. Our immediate favorite was the Windows 7-based Samsung Sliding PC 7 series, which it's calling a convertible tablet-notebook. As with most Samsung hardware, the device was stunning, recalling the sleek design of its existing notebooks. This eWEEK slide show leads with the Samsung device.