Tablet war breaks out at CES
Post iPad, Gail Purvis found that consumer hardware took on a wild variety of hybrid variants at last week’s Las Vegas gadget fest.
As AccountingWEB.co.uk’s Christmas Gadget Countdown confirmed, 2010 was indisputable the year of the iPad. So it came as no surprise that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was swamped with an avalanche of similar devices – 75 at the latest count.
Among the launches covered here are:
- Motorla’s Mobility XOOM
- “Hybrid” devices such as the Samsung TX100 tablet-netbook-notebook
- Lenovo's dual screen approach with its Ideapad U1 and detachable 10in LePad slate
- Laptops such as Dell’s XPS 17 3D and Alienware’s M17 x3D Laptop and the Sony Vaio F Series moving into 3D territory
- The Samsung SUR40, a 40in tabletop computer covered with Corning Gorilla glass.
The hybrid scene is highly contagious. What’s the betting that at next year CES, something like the 40in Samsung tabletop will come with six embedded LePads featuring 3D displays?