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January 10, 2011

Live at CES 2011: Final thoughts as the show wraps up

It’s been quite a week at CES 2011 and before I sign off for a bit, I wanted to leave you with a few final thoughts:

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Of course, there was a ton of great The trends that I noticed were really catching on this year were:

  • 3D might finally be ready for prime time. That’s largely due to the affordable availability of 3D on new desktops, laptops, and all-in-ones (and of course, TVs)
  • Consumers are really digging form factors that bring together the best of touch and type.  Designs like the Acer ICONIA, the Dell Inspiron duo and the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series took a lot of people from “I don’t like touch” to “I need one of these RIGHT NOW!”
  • There’s really a PC for everyone.  I was very happy to see our partners introducing new form factors that embraced touch, 3D, and other new technology like wireless media streaming, and that came in a huge variety of sizes, specs, colors, and prices.  The ecosystem continues to be as diverse as our 1,000,000,000+ customer base.

That’s all from me from CES 2011. Thanks for coming along for the ride!  And remember, if you ever have any PC questions, you can hit me on Twitter, leave a comment in one of my posts, or Ask Ben Anything via email.