CES 2008 may not have been a show for big wows, but there was plenty to talk about, at least on the computers and hardware front. For starters, Lenovo, the company's first consumer-oriented laptops for the U.S. market. ( , predictably named IdeaCentre, for release in Europe, though we expect the line to reach our shores soon.)
HP caught our attention with thedesktop. Dell gave us a peek into the future with its and the . Gateway with three new laptop configurations, while Alienware . We saw new ultraportables from and , plus UMPCs from and . We even got a glimpse at the tiny, Linux-based . Desktops got smaller as well, if the small-form-factor PC is any indication.
On the component front, Intel made a splash with the announcement of its first 45-nanometer notebook chips, known as Penryn; we shared ourand reported on plans for Penryn from and . Intel also gave us a look at that feature its components. Not to be left in Intel's wake, both and announced new graphics chips, the latter offering a peek at its Hybrid SLI technology.
Accessories that caught our eye included theinput device for home-theater PCs, the Windows SideShow Universal Remote Control, and a that lets you stream HD video and music from your PC to your home theater system.
This year's show also saw new storage devices, monitors, and security devices; click here to read all computers and hardware coverage from CES 2008.