CES 2013 Spotlights Smarter, Faster, Thinner, More Colorful IT Gadgets

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-01-09 Print this article Print
Nearly 200,000 Attendees Expected This Year

Nearly 200,000 Attendees Expected This Year

Along with the rest of the global macro economy, the International Consumer Electronics Show has suffered a bit in recent years, but not in 2013. Hallways were elbow-to-elbow and all the pavilions were loaded with companies showing off their wares.


CES 2013 was swarming with people and the latest mobile, computer and personal electronic devices. Nearly 200,000 attendees are expected to spend all or part of the week in Las Vegas for what is now North America's largest consumer electronics and IT show. Panasonic surprised a lot of people with a sneak preview of a new 20-inch tablet with a 4K display powered by i5 chips and the Windows 8 operating system.  No pricing or release date was revealed for that one (see slides 3 and 4 here for more information).  China is getting into new markets via companies such as Huawei and Hisense.  Intel and HP are competing for market share against Microsoft and Apple, who are not officially in attendance at this show this year, although many of their partners are certainly in the mix. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company was at CES showing off its 2014 Web-connected Fiesta. This eWEEK slide show features photo highlights of Day 1 of CES 2013, held under sparkling blue skies at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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