By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s day two of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but we’ve already seen the wraps come off the latest in technology.READ MORE: Eagles 3-Time Pro Bowler Brandon Brooks Announces Retirement
To dent the dominance of the iPad, PC makers will have to ‘Think Different’.
CNET editor-at-large Rafe Needleman says (via Skype, from the convention floor) that’s what Lenovo’s working on with the IdeaPad Yoga, “which is a Windows 8 ultra-slim notebook with a swiveling, rotating screen, so you can use it as a regular notebook computer, or you can turn the screen around and fold it over and use it as a tablet computer, or use it in the stand configuration, where it becomes almost like a TV.”
As far as actual TVs go, the hype surrounds 4K, which doubles the current 1080p hi-def standard:
“The thing is, there’s no content for 4K. When these TVs start coming out in a couple years, they’ll just blow people away, they’re just spectacular.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Confidence Growing Major Storm Could Bring Significant Impacts To Delaware Valley This Weekend
TVs are getting trimmer. LG showing off a 55″ Organic LED that’s just four millimeters thick.
Smartphones are growing. Sony’s Xperia Ion is an Android device with a massive screen and PlayStation game support. It’s designed for AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Tablets are getting cheaper. Asus hopes its Transformer Prime — at $250 — deserves consideration over the iPad and Kindle Fire.
Nintendo showing off its Wii U console: it replaces the stick-like controller with a touch-screen tablet — though the gaming company says the cheaper wands will still work with the new device.MORE NEWS: Man Found Dead Inside Car On I-76 Died From Gunshot Wound Before Crash, New Jersey State Police Confirm