CES 2010: Consumer Electronics Show Wrap-Up
Subject: Shows and Expos | January 11, 2010 - 06:41 AM | Steve Grever
Ryan and Allyn spent some time discussing the awesome hardware we saw at CES with Leo Leporte from TWiT.tv. Check out more info on our PC Perspective's weekly podcasts that are hosted on TWit.tv at http://pcper.com/podcast.
Another Consumer Electronics Show has come to a close and as always we learned about many new technologies and products that will keep us busy in 2010. We saw more than our fair share of Intel H55 and H57-based motherboards from a variety of vendors and saw more industry support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s in the way of USB 3.0 PCIe cards, third-party onboard controllers, and an explosion of SATA 6GB/s SSDs. I'm sure these two interfaces will definitely have an impact throughout the first quarter as well as the rest of the year.
We also got a glimpse of the future through some conceptual products from ASUS called their Wave Face series, which included a wearable smart phone, lightweight personal tablet, and a home information and entertainment display that might replace home LCDs someday.
Allyn also got a kick out of Intel's Light Peak prototype board that used fiber and made a highspeed data interface from it. The Pepcom Digital Experience event also showcased a few fancy products like Blu-Ray 3D and a neat transparent AMOLED notebook display that caught the eye of more than a few press members. As we walked around the CES exhibition halls, there were several booths that caught our eye like ASUS, NVidia, and AMD to name a few.
We also saw several X58-based boards get a refresh with added support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s as well as many new overclocking features for enthusiasts and even hardcore overclockers to help them fine tune their graphics cards and processors.
Overall, it was an exciting (and exhausting) week for the PC Perspective team, but we do it happily to provide our readers with the latest technology and innovations because we know that's what you come to our site every day. We hope you all have had a great 2010 so far and we'll continue to provide you with the best hardware news and reviews in the industry.
Here's a rundown of all our coverage from this year's Consumer Electronics Show:
2 products, next-gen GF100 features
CES 2010: Pepcom Digital Experience
CES 2010: NVIDIA demos Fermi-based
product line preview
CES 2010: Thermaltake showcases new
BlacX Duet USB 3.0, performance cases,
heatsinks, and PSUs
CES 2010: ASUS Waveface Conceptual
CES 2010: Lite-On Showcases New
LabelTag Technology, External Slim and Blu-Ray
New 24x External Writer with eSATA Dual
CES 2010: In-Win showcases rugged
PC enclosures for gamers
CES 2010: Antec showcases Dark
Fleet PC enclosures, high efficiency power
CES 2010: EVGA details latest
motherboards, graphics cards
A Peek at Light Peak @ CES
Live @ CES 2010
CES 2010: AMD Shows us Eyefinity on
CES 2010: New Motherboards from
EVGA, ECS, and Gigabyte
LIVE from CES 2010: NVIDIA Press
Spring Design Unveils Alex Dual
Screen Android-Based eReader at CES 2010
CES 2010: OCZ Techology shows off
SSDs in both SATA and PCIe form
CES 2010: HP Snapdragon-based
CES 2010: NVIDIA shows Tegra-
powered tablet PC with Android
CES 2010: OCZ Technology unveils
new power supplies
CES 2010: Video overview of the
ASUS G73Jh gaming notebook
CES 2010: MSI Reveals New Products
- Ultra Slim Arrandale Notebook Included
CES 2010: CES Unveiled Press
1008P Karim Rashid Collection
CES 2010: ASUS U53 U-Series Bamboo Notebook
CES 2010: ASUS Bang & Olufsen NX90Jh and G73Jh notebooks previewed