Acer's Aspire One 522 - which leaked back in December - has been made official, with the netbook packing AMD's latest C-50 1GHz Fusion processor and Radeon HD 6250 256MB graphics. Fronted by a 10.1-inch 1280 x 720 display, the AO522 promises 1080p HD video output from an HDMI port, along with real time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment.
Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer knows that CES wouldn't be the same without some slick concept to drool over, and their Switchblade gaming laptop is a great example of the breed. Switchblade is based around a 7-inch multitouch display and a keyboard that can dynamically change to show different legends and symbols depending on what title you're playing, complete with WiFi and 3G connectivity.
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Verizon is expected to officially unveil the HTC Thunderbolt 4G as part of its LTE showcase at CES 2011 tomorrow, but the smartphone just won't stay hidden until then. AndroidSPIN managed to grab some hands-on time with the 4.3-inch Thunderbolt, finding it to be responsive and smooth with its Android 2.2 Froyo OS and HTC Sense overlay, though surprisingly lacking an HDMI port.
Nokia may seem a little confused with its software strategy at times, but sometimes its coders come up with a great app that restores our faith in the Finns. Nokia Big Screen is the latest from Nokia Beta Labs, turning your N8 - or any future Nokia device with an HDMI output - into a media center for showing photos, music and video, and even allowing you to control it remotely with a Bluetooth device like a Wiimote.
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Lenovo's second netbook of CES 2011 bypasses Intel's Atom chips and instead looks to AMD for its power, boosting screen size in the process. The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and AMD dual-core E-350 CPU, along with AMD Radeon HD 6310 512MB discrete graphics. There's also HDMI connectivity and optional embedded 3G.
Vizio is best known for its affordable HDTV range, but the company is planning on launching an Android-based tablet and smartphone later in 2011. The Vizio Via Phone has a 4-inch touchscreen and twin cameras, while the Vizio Via Tablet has an 8-inch touchscreen and a front-facing camera; each has Android Market access and HDMI connectivity.
Archos has just pulled the official curtain off the company's latest Android-based Internet tablet. The Archos 70 Internet tablet may just look like another tablet on the outside, especially when compared to previously released Archos-branded Android-based tablet devices, but this one's special. Why? Because this one's the first Android tablet to feature a 250GB hard drive under the hood.
ASUS has pushed out a new version in its O!Play media streamer range, slimming down the STB and simplifying the onboard connections. The ASUS O!Play MINI drops the USB 3.0 connection found on the O!Play HD2, making do with a single USB 2.0 port and a multi-format memory card reader; you still get HDMI connectivity, among other ports, and a healthy clutch of supported media standards.