Notebooks of note at CES: HP, Asus

Asus concept PC and a notebook with a massive 512GB solid-state drive are some of the laptop highlights on the CES show floor.

LAS VEGAS--Some notebooks and an un-Netbook are worth noting on the CES show floor Thursday.

From top to bottom: An Asus concept computer; the just-announced Asus S121 (officially not a Netbook) with an optional 512GB solid-state drive--yes, that's 512 gigabytes; HP's new Pavilion dv2 and dv3 powered by processors from Advanced Micro Devices, including its newest Neo silicon.

Asus was showing its fold/unfold concept at CES
Asus was showing its fold/unfold concept at CES Brooke Crothers
The just-announced 12-inch Asus S121 is "not" technically a Netbook but uses an Atom processor and a massive 512GB solid-state drive--the largest yet in any device Brooke Crothers
HP Pavilion dv2 ultraportable (0.9 inches thick) the uses AMD's new Neo silicon
HP Pavilion dv2 ultraportable (0.9 inches thick) uses AMD's new Neo silicon Brooke Crothers
HP 13-inch Pavilion dv3 uses the AMD Turion processor
HP 13-inch Pavilion dv3 uses the AMD Turion processor Brooke Crothers
About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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