Desktops and Notebooks: HP, Polaroid, Intel, GM Show Off Tech at CES
HP, Polaroid, Intel, GM Show Off Tech at CES
by Nicholas Kolakowski
HP Pavillion dm1
HP's revamped Pavillion dm1 features an 11.6-inch screen and is capable of running on Verizon's 4G LTE network. The laptop also leverages the AMD Fusion APU for faster speeds.
As with many manufacturers at this year's CES, HP is promoting its 3D screensin this case, the HP Envy 3D.
Although perhaps not as gee-whiz as tablets or 3D, printers are nonetheless a) a vital part in people's everyday lives and b) on display throughout CES. Seen here: a printer using technology from Memjet, which works with OEMs such as Lenovo.
Intel has spent much of CES promoting its second-generation Core processors, code-named "Sandy Bridge," as a speedy upgrade for PCs.
General Motors' EN-V concept car ("EN-V" is short for "Electric Networked Vehicle") is powered by electricity and specifically designed for short trips in crowded urban areas (like Chinese cities) where space is at an absolute premium.
Expensive mobile devices need protection from the slings and arrows of daily life. Companies such as OtterBox are promoting sturdy cases for iPhones, BlackBerrys and other devices. Seen here, OtterBox's Reflex Series case, whose drop protection was apparently inspired by the crumple zones of your typical modern car.
Skype also had a significant presence at CES, with news that it had entered into an agreement to purchase Qik, a provider of mobile video software and services. In the meantime, Skype was demonstrating its video capabilities for CES attendees.
Automotive companies were also showing off their wares at CES. Seen here is the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.
The Iomega iConnect wireless data station. Storage was another player at CES.
GL10 Instant Mobile Printer
Polaroid's GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, the first product in Lady Gaga's Polaroid Gray Label line for the company, allows users to print images from either their smartphone or digital camera, via a USB cable or wirelessly.??Ã