Three Things I Learned From CES 2011

Now that we’ve all had a weekend to digest all the announcements and happenings from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what we’ve all learned. Here are my three takeaways from CES 2011:

Now that we’ve all had a weekend to digest all the announcements and happenings from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what we’ve all learned. Here are my three takeaways from CES 2011. Check ’em out and let me know what you learned (please)!

1) I Need a Dual-Core Mobile Processor Now! Never mind that the 800MHz Scorpion in my T-Mobile G2 is performing well and I’ve been perfectly happy with the phone for months. I lust for the superior power and efficiency of dual-core processors. Of course I want to see benchmarks and real-world battery tests, but that won’t stop me from glaring at my G2 for not having a dual-core processor.

2) The Motorola Atrix 4G’s Laptop Dock is Clever. Prior to CES 2011, I found the thought of a dockable mobile phone unappealing — probably because the Palm Foleo made it sound so ridiculous. That said, I have to admit that the netbook-like functionality of the Motorola Atrix has me interested. It appears to be a smart and sharp implementation that would extend the capabilities of the phone and eliminate the need for a secondary laptop. Color me intrigued (which, in my head, is a bright shade of blue).

3) Vizio’s Boldness is Awesome! Vizio isn’t the most well-known brand in America. Some people view it as the “cheapie” brand they see at CostCo and Sam’s Club. That’s a shame because the company offers some really excellent televisions, some of which are tough to beat from a price/performance ratio. I was surprised by the company’s aggressive and diverse moves at CES 2011. It’s entering the mobile computing market with Android and the gaming space with OnLive.

How about you? What were your favorite lessons learned from CES 2011?

Author: RPadTV

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8 thoughts on “Three Things I Learned From CES 2011”

  1. I always think of Vizio as a cheaper brand also, but I will still gladly buy one of their tvs. And a dual core processor on phone is pretty intense, it still amazes me some in how far we have come with cell phones in just a few years.

  2. I thought confirmation of Win8 running on ARM was very big. nVidia with their Project Denver was big news as well.

    I expected the smartphones honestly so there was nothing there very shattering. In an odd way, the phones all being black, plastic and 4G really made me realize there is some benefit to these ppl not running vanilla android.

  3. I learned that Microsoft Surface does exist outside of Microsoft. Now they need to focus less on the corporate market and focus more on private market.

    1. Yeah I'm pretty sure we have one of those at Ball State, I haven't personally gone to use it- but it does seem pretty cool. The Tcomm department is well funded and very well known around the country (or so I'm told- it's hard to gauge national recognition since I am here).

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