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Windows Weekly 138: Live From CES 2010

by Jon Cole in TechJanuary 9th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
Windows Weekly

Windows Weekly comes in live from CES this week, dealing with the latest news (or non-news) from Microsoft.  At the very top of the show, however, Lenovo’s Henry Chai joins Paul and Leo to talk about the Ideapad UI Hybrid and Skylight Smartbook, both of which are purportedly impressive.

Coming off of the Ideapad, Leo points out that “slates” (or tablet PCs, as they’ve always been called) are clearly one of the biggest trends in consumer electronics right now, though their necessity is questionable.  In fact, one of the most disappointing aspects of the Microsoft keynote was the total lack of talk about the previously leaked Courier tablet.

The keynote had very little news, with Ballmer talking about Windows 7 “momentum” and Project Natal.  The only truly interesting note is Mediaroom, the new version of media center designed for set top boxes.  A couple of unimpressive Zune mentions and not a single word on Windows Home Server wrap up an essentially unexciting performance by Microsoft.

Covered news and topics:  Lenovo Skylight netbook, Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Microsoft technologies coming to Kia, Slate tablets, Project Natal launching Holiday 2010, Microsoft Keynote, Zune, Windows Home Server

Paul and Leo travel to the CES 2010 floor in Las Vegas to discuss the latest in Windows news.

Runtime – 47:16

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