January 10, 2011 4:18 pm

CES 2011 Recap: My favorite PC tech from this year’s show (and a re-post of all fifteen “Live at CES” videos)

CES 2011 was a whirlwind of incredible new PC technology.  There was a lot to take in, so to help you get a quick overview of the show’s PC highlights I’m re-posting all fourteen videos I shot at the event, as well as a line or two about the highlights for each partner.

Thanks to Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Origin, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba for taking the time to show me their newest, most innovative PCs, and to AMD, Intel and NVIDIA for walking me through their latest CPU, APU and GPU technology.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted questions & comments through Twitter and the blog!

All of the partner videos are below, but if you’re short on time and want to get a really quick overview of what was new and cool at the show, check out my booth walkthrough with Microsoft’s “Roving Reporter” Jessica Corbin, and the technical snapshot of new PC technology I did with Larry Larsen from Channel 9.

ACER:  I was really impressed by Acer’s totally unique – and surprisingly practical – ICONIA dual-touchscreen laptop, and by the ultra-slim Revo mini desktop.

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AMD:  AMD’s new Fusion APU has the potential to be a game-changer.  Check out the video to see what it’s all about.

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ASUS:  Clearly the star of the show for Asus was the EP121 Slate PC.  I reviewed it on the blog, but don’t miss it in action in the video:

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DELL:  I’m a sucker for power, and Dell’s brand-new Alienware M17x with wireless HD technology didn’t disappoint.

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HP:  The Pavilion dm1 was the most impressive PC I saw from HP this year.  $450 gets you 9+ hours of battery life, HD capable graphics and built in 3G wireless.

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INTEL:  One industry expert told me that “The new Core processors might be the biggest thing since the original Pentium”.  Watch what they can do, and you’ll see why. 

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LENOVO:  I was blown away by Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0, which powers PCs that boot Windows 7 in under 10 seconds.  Watch the video to see my custom t410 get humiliated in the fast-boot challenge:

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NVIDIA:  These guys are bringing 3D to the masses.  And they have the only computer I’ve ever seen that has rock-show gaming power and can pour a frosty pint of beer at the same time.

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ORIGIN:  They just might be the new kings of power gaming.  Watch the video to see where they’re taking the category next.

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SAMSUNG:  Samsung continues to impress me with their striking industrial designs.  The Sliding PC 7 is a practical take on the tablet concept, and the Notebook 9 Series is so thin and light it makes you laugh the first time you pick it up. 

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SONY:  Sony’s new VAIO L all-in-one with a touch-sensitive bezel is beautiful and smart; having the controls on the edges keep fingerprints off the screen.

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TOSHIBA:  Toshiba showed off a  complete lineup of new PCs, from inexpensive netbooks to 3D gaming PCs.  It’s really great to see them making something for everyone.

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That’s all of the videos from the show floor!  But before you go, don’t forget to watch my “final thoughts on CES 2011” (and read the blog!) for a wrap up of the year’s biggest trends.

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Updated November 7, 2014 10:15 pm