Big name highlights at CES 2012

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Big name highlights at CES 2012

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas officially opens for business today, but journalists have already been given previews of scores of the innovations to be on show at the expo.

Big names in the ICT industry will be showing vast arrays of smart and connected devices, ultra-slim laptops and tablet PCs. Around 60 stylish and improved ultrabook PCs will be on show this year, including the super-thin Acer Aspire S5, which is only 15mm thick, and Lenovo’s new IdeaPad YOGA notebooks, which can be used as a notebook, tablet, stand and tent device.

Among the preview highlights to emerge so far are:

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 will be incorporated into Acer PC designs this year, adding rugged durability with thinner glass layers.

Nokia’s new Lumia 900 smartphone, a LTE 4G device running the Windows Phone OS, with a 4.3 inch screen and longer battery life

Samsung’s new smart appliances, including TVs and laundry appliances, will take the smart home closer to reality for the average consumer. The smart TVs include built-in cameras allowing users to change channels and surf the internet with a wave of the hand.

Sony Ericsson is showing new next generation Xperia smartphones.

HP’s new Envy 14 Spectre with a lightweight yet durable glass chassis, 14-inch display and a multi-touch-enabled touchpad.

Huawei is showing the world’s thinnest smartphone -  the Ascend P1 S, which is 6.68 millimeters thick, with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and a 4.3-inch screen.

Toshiba boasts that its new 10.1-inch Excite X10 is the world’s thinnest tablet at only 7.7mm thin.Lenovo YOGA

NRG will display the largest ‘gadget’ ever at CES – the Reliant Smarter Home on Wheels – a connected home running on smart energy solutions.

SanDisk introduces the world’s fastest 128GB SDXC Card, which can capture up to 10 hours of Full HD 3D video with 45 megabyte per second read and write speeds.



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