CES 2011: Show Floor Coverage (Part 1)


Microsoft Booth - Tablets are Raining!

Microsoft Booth - New Hardware Platforms for Windows & New Services

We've covered a fair bit of updates from Microsoft via Steve Ballmer's pre-CES keynote session which we've captured the highlights in our videos below. Additionally, we've also covered some of these aspects in a Windows Tech Demo session held earlier.

Apart from these, we paid a visit to the Microsoft booth today and we were simply blown away with all the cool new tablets, mini notebooks, multimedia notebooks and other notable devices like systems, media centers and Windows Phone 7 based handsets. And that's without us trawling the full length of the show floor. So without further ado, we'll start off with the upcoming tablet devices using Windows 7 operating system.

 

Tablets are Raining!

 And here's the famous Samsung 700Z, sliding PC 7 series that runs on Intel's Oak Trail platform with a Z670 processor. Other specs include a 10.1-inch display, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (likely SSD), and is running Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The ASUS Eee Slate EP121 is a beautiful and responsive slate system running some pretty powerful specs  like a Core i5 -470UM, up to 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD. The screen is a 12.1-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Dell's Inspiron Duo is more of a netbook which has tablet convertible capabilities. Unlike convertible tablets like the popular Lenovo S10-3T, the Inspiron Duo is able to flip the internal frame of its screen, thus the lid closing action actually brings the screen facing on top. The system's specs however aren't impressive as it uses current netbook specs like the Intel Atom dual-core N550 processor, 2GB RAM, 10.1-inch screen and running Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

This is Toshiba's Oak Trail tablet running Windows 7 Home Premium, has 64GB storage and a 11.6-inch screen,

The Exo PC is a billed as a slate device running Windows 7 OS, Specs include a 11.6-inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, Intel Atom N450, 2GB RAM, Broadcom Crystal HD chip, SSD storage and a built-in card reader and webcam. Weight is listed at 950 grams.

This is Motion's CL900 tablet running the brand new Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail platform, Windows 7 Professional OS, has 2GB of RAM, 30GB storage, and has a 10.1-inch screen.