Tablet in unfamiliar position at CES
Tablet computers are in a precarious position at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is currently underway in Las Vegas. For all the hype surrounding the technology, it seems tablets are in danger of getting drowned out amid the crowd of new devices.
One of these new devices is the Ultrabook™, a sleek, lightweight take on the laptop computer as imagined by chipmaker Intel®. The Ultrabook is expected to be the big story of CES 2012, with anywhere between 30 and 50 models making their debut.
Ever since the tablet hit the market in 2010, it has enjoyed a view from the top. Now that the technology is a little older, the enthusiasm surrounding it has come down to a more realistic level.
The usual lineup of new TVs, PCs and even gaming consoles will also appear at CES. At the same time, the tablet may end up competing against itself, as a wealth of new mobile devices are set to be displayed at the show. According to the Detroit Free Press, CES will act as a launching pad for tablets of all sizes and functions, and it may be difficult for one device to stand out among the rest.