(Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have not been announced.
An advanced Android tablet with a tiny price
The Asus Memo 370T was named the best tablet at CES due to its premium performance and affordable price. The 7” (1,280 x 800p resolution) device runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and has a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 16GB of storage, an 8MP autofocus camera, 1080p video, USB 2 and Mini SD slots, and HDMI output.The Asus Memo 370T will be available in “the next few months” for $250.
A powerful tablet built for gamers
Razer’s Project Fiona Concept PC Gaming Tablet takes users beyond casual gaming. It combines a unique design (which is tailored for on-the-go gamers) with the hardware to support processor-hungry PC games. The tablet is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and features dual game controllers, a multitouch screen and “ultra-precise” accelerometers. The Razer Project Fiona Concept PC Gaming Tablet will sell for less than $1000. The tablet is due to start shipping in Q4 2012.
LG’s first LTE tablet
The LG Optimus Pad LTE is LG’s first LTE tablet and the first tablet in the world to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB. The streamlined mobile device features an 8.9” IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 768p, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, up to 32GB of memory, 6,800mAh battery, DLNA connectivity and Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The LG Optimus Pad LTE will arrive in Korea “later next week” and will be priced at 880,000 won (€600).
An ultrabook that flips and folds into a tablet
The Lenovo Yoga is a tablet-ultrabook hybrid that can flip and fold into the most convenient form factor for the task at hand. The 13” multitouch device has a dual-hinge design which enables it to convert into a notebook, tablet, stand, and tent. It measures 16.9 millimeters at its thickest point and weighs 1.47kg. Spec+wise the Yoga sports an Intel Core Processor, Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and up to eight hours of battery life. The ultrabook will be available in the second half of 2012 for $1,199.
The second generation of Samsung’s sleek, slimline laptop
Samsung has improved its already impressive Series 9 laptop by making it slimmer and increasing the screen resolution. The 15” laptop has a bright 1600 x 900 resolution screen and features boot and wake up times of 9.8 seconds and 1.4 seconds respectively. The laptop offers up to ten hours of battery life and packs in a 128GB SSD, an Intel Core i5 processor, USB 3.0 connectivity and a multi-card reader. The second-generation Samsung Notebook Series 9 will be available from February 27. The 15” laptop will be priced at $1,499.99. A 13.3” version will sell for $1,399.99.
A low-cost, low-power tablet built for kids
The XO 3.0 Tablet is the latest tablet to come from the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) non-profit organization. The rugged and durable tablet is built to be kid-friendly and to meet the needs of children living in the developing world. The educational device features solar panels and hand cranks for charging, an 8” standard or Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display, WiFi, and the option of either an Android- or Linux-based operating system. OLPC is aiming for a $100 price point for the tablet, which is still in development.