The Consumer Electronics Show is undoubtedly the biggest tech event at the start of each new year. It usually offers the tech community a titillating precursor of things to follow later in the year. So what should one expect to see at this year’s event? Sadly for those of you already feeling inundated, CES 2011 is likely to be dominated by tablets.
According to Digitimes, Taiwanese vendors ECS, Asus, and MSI are all planning to showcase a wide range of tablets at CES. Apart from introducing a number of Windows 7- and Android-based slates, ECS will be showcasing new e-reader models featuring capacitive touch screens and support for Android and Linux. Its tablet lineup will be a mix of models built around Intel’s Atom processor and slates featuring ARM-based chips.
Asustek will be unveiling a 12-inch enterprise tablet running Windows 7. Rest of its lineup will be made up of a couple of 10-inchers and one 7-inch tablet. One of those 10-inchers is said to feature the Windows 7-Oak Trail combo, whereas the other is built around Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform and Android.
MSI will also be bringing a 10-inch Wintel-based tablet to the show floor. Also on display will be engineering samples of the company’s ARM-based Android tablets.