Laptop talk show: Watch us go hands on with the best CES laptops

In case you missed it during CES 2011, join Dan Ackerman and Molly Wood for the first-ever CES laptop talk show, where we preview the coolest new laptops and portable PC prototypes.

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We tried something a little different at CES 2011. Instead of shooting individual hands-on videos with a bunch of different laptops, we instead invited the most promising systems (including some experimental prototypes) all up to the CNET stage at once, where Molly Wood and I hosted what might be the world's first live laptop talk show.

Highlights included the under-development Razer Switchblade gaming laptop and Toshiba's prototype 3D eyeglass-free laptop, along with Samsung's slim and sexy 9 Series and Lenovo's back-from-the-dead IdeaPad U1 tablet/notebook hybrid. Watch the show to see us give each one a slightly skeptical once-over, and then let us know what your favorites were in the comments section below.

As an added bonus, check out our gallery of the coolest-looking laptops of CES 2011 .

About the author

Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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