CES: Dell unveils Streak tablet, new laptops (live blog)

Dell will be unveiling its 2011 product line at CES on Thursday morning, and we'll be there to cover it live.

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Editor's note: This live event has concluded. For a brief rundown of what was announced, including the 7-inch Streak tablet, the new all-in-one Inspiron One, Venue smartphone, and gaming PCs from Alienware, check out our summary post here. You can also replay our live blog in the Cover It Live module below.

Dell Streak 7
Dell's new 7-inch tablet, the Streak 7. Dell

LAS VEGAS--Dell had an eclectic product line in 2010, branching out from its comfort zone of PCs and laptops to Android tablets, convertible notebooks, and even cell phones. The company wowed us at CES 2010 with the Alienware M11X gaming laptop. We hope to see something just as innovative--be it a tablet, laptop, or something else--for 2011.

Make sure to sign up below for an e-mail reminder for our coverage of Dell's press conference, which will kick off around 11 a.m. PT on Thursday from the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Scott Stein, Rich Brown, Eric Franklin, and I will provide news and analysis of the press conference, part of a full day's supply of CES news.

Editors' note: The original pre-event version of this story was published January 5 at 1:29 p.m. PT.