Asus NX90

Looking to break away from the standard rules of laptop design, Asus has teamed with Danish consumer electronics maker Bang & Olufsen to create a slick-looking multimedia system that has two separate touch pads, situated on either side of the keyboard. Useful? Perhaps. But undoubtedly one of the most interesting designs at the show.

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Alienware M11x

In a form approaching Netbook size, this 11.6-inch laptop comes packed with an Nvidia GT335M GPU, ULV processor, and 1,366x768-pixel resolution display. That makes it the most gamer-friendly system of this size we've ever seen, and an interesting new direction for Alienware.

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HP Mini 5102

Netbooks were the focus for HP at the show, and though there were not a lot of surprises, it was interesting to see HP upgrade the very well-made Mini 5101 to the Mini 5102, and add an Atom N450 CPU and optional touch screen to the sturdy aluminum-magnesium chassis. More details and photos here.
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Sony Vaio Z

There's nothing like a premium-priced laptop to get the heart racing, and Sony's new 13-inch Z series aims to do just that with SSD-only storage and hybrid discrete graphics.

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Sony's Vaio W

This revamped Netbook not only looks green (with a translucent green layer over its white base color), but it also is green, thanks to a body comprised of approximately 23 percent recycled CDs and DVDs. Even the case it ships in is made of recycled PET beverage bottles.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

You're probably tired of hearing about this little marvel by now, so we'll just briefly mention that it takes a standard-looking clamshell laptop chassis and allows you to pop the screen off for use as a standalone tablet. The full system is a bit on the heavy side, but the tablet part feels light and looks slick--perhaps giving us an early taste of what an Apple tablet may look and feel like.

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