If CES organisers are to be believed then Computer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest gadget show starting on January 10th, 2012 in Las Vegas, U.S.A, will see 30 to 40 new ultrabook laptops being unveiled.
China based computer titan Lenovo on Thursday announced that a ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop – boasting as much as 10 hours of battery life – as well as the company’s first business ultrabook, will debut at the show. “The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and T430u ultrabook represent the next generation in thin and light computing”, said Lenovo ThinkPad’s Dilip Bhatia.
The South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer – LG – is getting ready to debut two brand new series of Ultrabooks, the Super Ultrabook Z330 and the Z43, at the CES. The Z330 and Z43 fit into a new category of laptops that are light, thin, powerful, portable and (will eventually) cost less than $1000.
Besides Lenova and LG, major manufacturers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Samsung will be on hand to reveal their take on the blossoming Ultrabook category. While Ultrabooks will be blazoned left, right and center, exhibitors haven’t forgotten that the 2012 show will also be about tablets, smartphones and new software.
Japanese electronic giant Toshiba has promised to unveil what it claims will be the world’s thinnest & lightest Android tablet. The company plans to showcase Android Honeycomb-powered tablet reportedly named Excite.
Measuring 7.7 mm in thickness, the tablet is specualted to sport a 10.1-inch organic EL display with 1280×800 resolution and is likely to support wireless charging. Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, the tablet will include a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera and micro HDMI out. Storage options are speculated to be either 16 GB or 32 GB.
Besides tablets, Motorola and Samsung are planning to showcase its new smartphone devices in CES.
“With some 20,000 new products, CES really is the place to be to get the industry together, take stock of what is coming and get business done”, said Tara Dunion of the Consumer Electronics Association, which organizes CES.
Wait for more interesting news from Las Vegas from 10th January, 2012 on-wards for four days!