Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 | 5:57 p.m.
Beyond the Sun
At the 2009 International CES, one of the hottest topics was mobility.
The showroom was covered with the latest offerings in notebooks, netbooks, mini-notebooks and ultraportable laptops from Intel, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Asus, Acer and Sony. While CES usually focuses on consumer electronics, there were several enterprise and SMB offerings on the showroom floor, including the HP Mini 2140 and the Toshiba Portege R600.
On display, powered by Intel chips, was the Small things Challenge. The Small Things Challenge is a campaign based on the premise that every small action can make a big difference to ensure quality education and economic opportunity for all. The unique thing about it is the small, durable and versatile notebook to be provided to children that includes a convertible touchscreen (pictured above) .
AMD also unveiled the new Yukon platform, which is designed to power a new category of notebook that the company is calling "Slimline." "Slimline" is between a mini notebook, or netbook, and traditional notebook sizes.