CES 2013 MEGATech Videos – Notebooks, Tablets and Convertibles with Gigabyte, Lenovo and MSI

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In our first video from CES 2013, we took a look at some great gadgets on display at Pepcom Digital Experience. In this second video, we take a look at what’s happening on the notebook and tablet side of the equation, particularly when it comes to Windows 8. And yes, there are some interesting convertibles in there too.

Rosewill (0:00) – We get things started with a couple of dual bay docking stations from Rosewill. Both versions, as you can imagine, have two bays and these can accept your choice of 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. The main difference between the two is that one is USB 2.0, while the other is USB 3.0.

Gigabyte (0:40) – Gigabyte approaches the world of mobile Windows 8 in a variety of different ways. They have a conventional looking ultrabook featuring some of the most powerful graphics available by way of GT 730. They’ve also got the S1185 where the keyboard dock can separate from the 11.6-inch IPS tablet portion, giving you added versatility. The mouse cursor on the right side is a unique feature, as are the mouse buttons to the left of the display. And finally, the U2142 ultrabook convertible has a swiveling display, and it features both a LAN port and a VGA port.

Lenovo (3:56) – Two of the biggest announcements coming from Lenovo at CES 2013 are the IdeaPad Yoga 11S and the ThinkPad Helix. The former builds on the previous Yoga devices, but it is a full Ultrabook that boasts the same dual-hinge design. The ThinkPad Helix has a detachable screen, giving you four different ways to use it. It’s geared more toward business users, but you can see how consumers would love it too. Also featured in the video is the IdeaCentre Horizon, which reminds me of the original Microsoft Surface table computer (not the current RT tablet), but in a more consumer-friendly 27-inch version.

MSI (7:53) – And finally, we turn to MSI with notebooks for power users. There’s the GT70 Dragon Edition gaming notebook in a limited edition red, featuring GTX680M graphics and Killer DoubleShot networking. For graphical professionals, there’s the GT60 workstation notebook with NVIDIA Quadro K2000M and a 95% NTSC anti-reflective display. But they’re also about portability, featuring the MSI SlideBook S20 ultrabook slider, which runs full blown Windows 8 in a compact and versatile package.

We’ve got more video coverage from CES 2013 on the way, so stay tuned!

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Michael Kwan is a freelance writer who also happens to be a professional gadget geek. From smartphones to digital cameras, he's gotta get 'em all. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelkwan.

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