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CES 2007: Preview Gallery

LG hybrid high-def player. The battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD is in full swing and LG is expected to be first to bridge the divide with a hybrid high-def player. An official announcement of the player is expected for Sunday, January 1, 8:00 am PST. But

LG hybrid high-def player. The battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD is in full swing and LG is expected to be first to bridge the divide with a hybrid high-def player. An official announcement of the player is expected for Sunday, January 1, 8:00 am PST. But

... Samsung's 2nd generation Blu-ray player (pictures shows the gen 1 device). With the supply of blue laser diodes recovering, not only Samsung's player should be the 2nd gen device on display. These devices will support online connections (BD Live) and

... Samsung’s 2nd generation Blu-ray player (pictures shows the gen 1 device). With the supply of blue laser diodes recovering, not only Samsung’s player should be the 2nd gen device on display. These devices will support online connections (BD Live) and

Blu-ray and HD DVD will also make a stronger case for the PC. Lacie is first to announce an external Blu-ray drive (Firewire/USB), which carries a nose-bleed price of $1150.

Blu-ray and HD DVD will also make a stronger case for the PC. Lacie is first to announce an external Blu-ray drive (Firewire/USB), which carries a nose-bleed price of $1150.

Moving over to devices that actually can visualize high-def content, the focus will be on full HD - meaning 1080p - TVs. 2007 will become the year for driving 1080p mainstream and we do expect to see stunning displays ranging from the family-sized 40-inch

Moving over to devices that actually can visualize high-def content, the focus will be on full HD - meaning 1080p - TVs. 2007 will become the year for driving 1080p mainstream and we do expect to see stunning displays ranging from the family-sized 40-inch

... Quad HDTVs. Westinghouse will have one of the first Quad LCD HDTVs on display, boasting resolution of 3840x2160 progressive (2160p). Early adopters will be able to buy such TVs by mid of 2007 and we do expect them to play a role in 2007 Christmas sale

... Quad HDTVs. Westinghouse will have one of the first Quad LCD HDTVs on display, boasting resolution of 3840x2160 progressive (2160p). Early adopters will be able to buy such TVs by mid of 2007 and we do expect them to play a role in 2007 Christmas sale

HD display capability, of course, also spills over into the PC segment. 22" LCDs will replace the 19" segment as the preferred display size on the desktop and 24" will become the new higher-end mainstream, while formerly pricey 30" displays will drop belo

HD display capability, of course, also spills over into the PC segment. 22" LCDs will replace the 19" segment as the preferred display size on the desktop and 24" will become the new higher-end mainstream, while formerly pricey 30" displays will drop belo

Changing gears, we do expect some significant announcements in the Media Center PC space. AMD already allowed a sneak peek at its recent analyst day, when it said that it has created a new reference platform. We'll leave it up to you to guess what that me

Changing gears, we do expect some significant announcements in the Media Center PC space. AMD already allowed a sneak peek at its recent analyst day, when it said that it has created a new reference platform. We’ll leave it up to you to guess what that me

High def, of course, does not mean you will need to invest in displays and hardware processing power, but also in storage space. No matter how you look at it, storage will be one of the dominating topics at CES 2007. Let's have a look what we can expect.

High def, of course, does not mean you will need to invest in displays and hardware processing power, but also in storage space. No matter how you look at it, storage will be one of the dominating topics at CES 2007. Let’s have a look what we can expect.

Driven by perpendicular recording, the portable hard drive segment will swell and provide an unprecedented variety of new products. For example, Fujitsu will show its 300 GB 2.5" drive and Toshiba will have portable 2.5" drives on hand, with a capacity of

Driven by perpendicular recording, the portable hard drive segment will swell and provide an unprecedented variety of new products. For example, Fujitsu will show its 300 GB 2.5" drive and Toshiba will have portable 2.5" drives on hand, with a capacity of

Much more exciting for the PC user is the idea of solid state disks (SSDs), which will be offered with a NAND flash memory foundation. Samsung and Sandisk will show a 32 GB versions, which will be available in Q1 and Q2 for around $600 - and some exotic p

Much more exciting for the PC user is the idea of solid state disks (SSDs), which will be offered with a NAND flash memory foundation. Samsung and Sandisk will show a 32 GB versions, which will be available in Q1 and Q2 for around $600 - and some exotic p

Expect memory cards to make another jump in capacity. 4 GB will be the norm, 8 GB the higher-end mainstream and 16 GB the new high-end in the $200+ class of USB storage devices and memory cards. The smallest memory cards, microSD devices, will expand to a

Expect memory cards to make another jump in capacity. 4 GB will be the norm, 8 GB the higher-end mainstream and 16 GB the new high-end in the $200+ class of USB storage devices and memory cards. The smallest memory cards, microSD devices, will expand to a