Image Gallery: Ultra portables took over CES 2008
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REDFLY Windows Mobile Companion
While there were very few smartphones at CES in Vegas, there were several ultra portable devices. Intel-powered MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) are coming in 2008 and there are several prototypes available, along with existing ultra mobile devices. I saw a few new UMPCs, Tablet PCs, and other connected devices that are showing how you can get work done on systems without a full Windows operating system too.
The REDFLY companion looks like a nice HTC Advantage accessory.
The REDFLY keyboard isn’t full size, but it is still very usable.
Redesigned Q1 Ultra Premium keyboard
The Q1 Ultra Premium is an upgraded Q1 Ultra UMPC with a new processor and a redesigned keyboard. The keyboard now has rubberized keys, curved layout of keyboard, and more.
Lenovo X61 notebook computer
This is one of the first times I had a chance to use the X61 and I found it much slimmer and lighter than I thought it would be.
Lenovo X61 device
This Lenovo X61 laptop is very light and thin with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Stylish Lenovo F11 device
The Lenovo F11 is a stylish device with colors and designs inegrated into the laptop computer. It is quite small and light as well.
Lenovo F11 front bar styling
The front upper right lights up to reveal some unique styling.
Lenovo X61 Tablet PC
The Tablet PC version of the X61 may be one of the most powerful and slim Tablet PC devices on the market.
New HP tx2000
This is the latest HP Tablet PC that is the successor to the popular tx1000.
HP 2710p Tablet PC
The HP 2710p is a solid and functional Tablet PC.
Motion Computing slate Tablet PC
There is a keyboard attachment for the Motion Computing LE1700 series Tablet PC.
TabletKiosk eo v7110e
The unique feature of this enterprise-focused UMPC is the swappable attachments on the left side to meet your needs.
Explansion port module
There are a few modules available, including the addition of USB ports.
Battery pack stand
The extended battery pack for this slate Tablet PC takes up the back of the device and adds a stand for propping up your Tablet PC.
Battery pack ports
The unique battery pack has USB and Firewire ports for additional funcitonality.
Having one of these chargers lets companies charge up and have several batteries available for their mobile workforce.
MobileDemand's xTablet T8700
This rugged UMPC can take a beating and keep on working for those of you in harsh environments.
WiBrain B1 ultra portable PC
I was very impressed by the high resolution display and basic performance of this ultra portable computer.
WiBrain B1 touch pad
The touch pad on the right works very well for navigating around the device.
Left side of the WiBrain
There are directional buttons and controls on the left side, as well as half of the QWERTY keyboard.
Raon Everrun in portrait mode
The Raon Everrun felt great in my hand and has an accelerometer that rotates the display around all 360 degrees.
Raon Everrun in landscape mode
The device felt solid in my hand and had a beautiful high resolution display.
Raon Everrun and WiBrain B1
These two ultra portable computers have unique keyboards and very small high resolution displays.
Sony Vaio carbon fiber ultra portable
The Vaio G2 is constructed of carbon fiber material and is extremely light. It also comes with a full DVD writer, even though the device is still less than 2 pounds.
The Panasonic R7 comes in a variety of colors and gives you an ultra portable experience with some unique features like a circular touch pad, 8 hour battery life, and rugged construction.
Open Panasonic R7
You can see the touch circular pad on the R7 and the compact keyboard.
Fujitsu U810 ultra portable
The Fujitsu device is a compelling choice with a convertible Tablet PC form factor in a small compact size.
Fujitsu U810 keyboard
The keyboard is quite small and may not be worth the trade-off in small size.
Fujitsu U810 in Tablet mode
The display rotates and lies down on the keyboard so you can use the device in Tablet mode.
The Aigo is on of the prototype Intel MID devices shown in the Intel booth.
Aigo MID keyboard
The keyboard on the Aigo slides out and appears very similar to the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet.
Toshiba MID reference design
This Toshiba MID was shown running Windows Vista in a small portable form factor.
Watching video on a Lenovo MID
Lenovo had a MID refernce design with a unique button arrangement on the right side.
Another Intel MID reference design
This Intel MID had a Sidekick look and feel to it, but was propped behind glass so it couldn’t be used.