CES 2005 - More Tech Notes From the Floorby Kristopher Kubicki on January 14, 2005 12:05 AM EST
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We already published some of our travels concerning CES a few days ago and hopefully, you also had a chance to check out the keynote last week too. To supplement our coverage, we put together our notes and took some time to reflect and build inferences on what we saw at the show. CES gives us a great opportunity to take everything working together, and not just a single slice of technology to which we are accustomed in standalone product reviews. A perfect example of this was when we walked through a particular booth to see a ViewSonic 20" LCD running on a next generation Shuttle SFF XPC, which is running Microsoft's MCE 2005 over a Belkin 802.11 Pre-N hotspot. Just merely mentioning those terms a few years ago would have given you a custom-fitted straight jacket, but here we are today, running them all interpolating together in a booth that imports LED lights from China, of all things.
Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to bump into Larry Page, like Anand, or Bill Gates, like Wesley, so the highlight of my trip to Vegas this year was getting to ride the monorail around Wynn's new billion dollar hotel.
On a completely unrelated note, we have some awesome coverage of Silicon Image's suite, which we will be following up in a separate article. So for those of you who are as excited about HDMI as I am, stay tuned for the article!