Consumer Electronic Show being held on Las Vegas have amazed everyone with the future technologies that will be coming in the market this year. From iPhone application to 3D Television, the road show never seems to end. Many old technologies which was in the research phase during previous year’s CES is now a full grown consumer product.
Above all the technology, the striking presence of Tablet PC makes it the gadget of year 2010. Here are the picks from the CES, of the Tablets being showcased.
1. HP Multitouch Tablet
HP tablet runs Windows 7, supports multitouch gestures, has an accelerometer to change the display’s orientation automatically, and is due out in mid-2010 for under $500.
2. Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid Notebook/Tablet
The Ideapad U1 starts out as a 3.8-pound laptop that runs Windows 7 on a Core 2 Duo CULV processor and a 128GB solid-state drive, but removing the 11.6-inch display lets you use it as a stand-alone Linux tablet PC, powered by a 1-GHz Snapdragon ARM processor with 16GB of flash memory.
3. Sony Dash Mobile Internet Device
A personal media player than an actual tablet, as it doesn’t run an OS. You can watch videos on upright on the Dash, like a TV, or lie it flat and use it a tabletop Web browser or e-reader.
4. Dell ‘Streak’ Android Tablet
5. Dell’s Concept
It uses Google’s Android OS and has a 5-inch touchscreen with a 5-megapixel camera on the back.
Archos 9 PCTablet is more like a 9-inch, 1024-by-600-pixel touchscreen UMPC that runs Windows 7 Starter Edition; it’s powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 processor. The PCTablet also packs a 60GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM, offers networking via 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and 100-mbps ethernet, and has USB 2.0, microphone, and 3.5mm audio ports, as well as a 1.3-megapixel Webcam.
7. Asus Makes Waves
The netbook concept is to have dual 9-inch touchscreens on a netbook, with one where a keyboard is normally located and one as the display.
Asus One Screen or Two
8. Freescale Semiconductors Tablet
Freescale’s design appears more conceptual than concrete–no manufacturers or vendors have been named as yet, though Freescale is aiming for a summer release.
9. ICD Ultra
Ultra tablet has a 7-inch touchscreen and is powered by a 1GHz nVidia Tegra T20 processor. The ICD Vega, the Ultra’s bigger cousin, has a 15.6-inch, 1366-by-768-pixel touchscreen and a 32GB solid-state drive.
The Android-based Adam, created by India-based startup Notion Ink, is a tablet PC that blurs the line between e-reader and full-fledged PC. The Adam carries the nVidia Tegra chip, weighs 1.7 pounds, supports wireless Internet via Wi-Fi and 3G (Engadgetreports that the current 3G chip is compatible with AT&T), and can charge via USB. No news yet on a shipping date, but the price is expected to be less than $400.
All the images and information above are taken from PC World’s special coverage of PC Tablet.