Laptops front and center at Vista launch lunch
Windows Vista launch highlights notebook computers
At this afternoon's Windows Vista launch luncheon in New York, members of an expert panel, including Dell CEO Kevin Rollins, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, waxed poetic about the new operating system and generally patted each other on the back.
More interesting to laptop enthusiasts was the slide show that opened the event, during which Vista's hardware partners were represented almost exclusively through laptops. In quick succession, we saw plugs for the first two Windows Vista laptops we reviewed, the
Even Asus got a couple of plugs, including one for the ultraportable S6F, but interestingly, not the , which we got up close and personal with at CES.
Also of note: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer made a reference to the "shift toward notebooks" in the PC market.