Laptops of CES 2011

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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.

The world of laptops is getting a bit of a refresh in 2011, with some of the newest of what vendors have to offer trickling out from the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

Faced with competition from smartphones and tablets, we'll no doubt see some interesting solutions and odd hybrids in coming times; but for now it's standard stuff with new processors from Intel and AMD, particularly the Sandy Bridge and Fusion chips which include a GPU within the CPU die.

We expect the netbook to start its decline this year, overtaken by significantly faster, slightly larger, yet almost as cheap ultraportables around the 11.6-inch size.

Feel free to browse the image gallery, or use the quick jump list below to go to the brand of your choice. If/when more models are announced, we'll post them here.

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Laptopbuyer posted a comment   

Hi just wondering if lenovo ideapad S205 will come out here in Australia? Thank you


idiotphone4lover posted a comment   

How about a review of Full HD Laptops with Blu-ray drives?


Aldous posted a comment   

I emailed toshiba and was told that M645 will not come out here in Australia. :(

I will buy in Singapore.


Jeddy posted a comment   

Do any of these have release dates?! How am I meant to know if I should wait to buy a laptop if these might not come out for 5 months.


Soothsayer posted a comment   

. All of the tablets, netbooks, and laptops on show will be long obsolete by the time they actually reach the shelves...

Why aren't there any forward thinkers who can come up with something actually revolutionary and new - not something that is using last years or years gone by's old technology...?


Craig Simms posted a comment   

Whoops, good catch Andy. 5.5 pounds, which would be 2.49kg. Corrected!


Andy posted a comment   

Toshiba Satellite C655D is a 5.5kg laptop?
Either you guys got your numbers wrong or Toshiba decided to start using car batteries to power their laptops.

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