Today marked the end of CES. I must say that was one BIG show. The Las Vegas Convention Center is enormous. And every corner, every nook, and every cranny was stuffed full of technology for the past few days for CES. All major technology brands that you can think of were in attendance. There was Verizon, Canon, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and Kodak to name just a few. Many of these brands held press conferences unveiling some new technology, products and improvements for 2010.
As previously mentioned, I was asked by Sears to attend CES as part of their Blue Blogger Crew. While reporting, I attended the press conference for Samsung. They wow’d us with announcements about new televisions with almost non-existent bezels. The new TVs offer a larger picture than older models with a thin bezel. The thinest model measures a mere .31″ thick. The thickest, only 1″. I was greatly impressed with the look. I’ve been into TVs these days because I was looking for one for myself (more on that later). I was thinking about how far technology has come and it wows me. I just bought a new one… darn.
The best announcement from Samsung (for me) was that of the new Series 7 Slide PC (or Tablet). It has a slick slide out keyboard. After the press conference there was a huge crowd gathered at the Samsung booth hoping to get their hands, or at least cameras on the device. But guess what? It was behind ropes and we were being told “Don’t touch it.” and, “Don’t take pics.” Uhh, now that one is a problem. It was resolved though. Apparently we WERE allowed to take pics, but still could not touch. Until…. I visited the Intel booth for a quick blogger meetup. On my way out one of the Intel reps was holding the Series 7 and showing it off. I asked if I could hold it. And I did! 🙂 The weight is incredible. It is extremely light and thin. The design is slick. And the way it slides reminds me of some cellular phones. Very smooth.
The specs are:
- Screen: 10.1″, Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
- OS: Windows 7 (not Android like many hoped)
- Intel Atom Processor
- 32-gig or 64-gig hard drive
That is just the start of the specs. We were told the machines were just prototypes, so the specs may change before the final version is released.
Here is a clip montage of some of the announcements during the Samsung Press Conference:
Disclosure: My trip to CES was partly sponsored by Sears because of my inclusion in the Sears Blue Blogger crew. All opinions are my own.