Readers’ Choice for Best of CES 2012: Voting Open Until 1/12 at Noon EST

LAS VEGAS –We’ve been scouring the show floor in Las Vegas for the last several days, and we’ve seen some pretty impressive mobile tech and gear, including groundbreaking laptops, unique tablets and powerful smartphones. But now we want to know what you think of these product announcements. What gets your engine revving? Which of these devices can you almost feel in your greedy hands, if you close your eyes and wish hard enough? Show your desire by voting in our Readers’ Choice: Best of CES 2012 poll below.

First, let’s meet the competition.

Acer Aspire S5: This 2.9-pound ultrabook is only 0.59 inches thick. To maintain its thin profile and provide much-needed connectivity options at the same time, the Acer Aspire S5 has a “MagicFlip” I/O panel that flips out from behind the hinge to reveal HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thundebolt ports.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF700T: This upscaled version of last year’s Transformer Prime TF201 has all the slim, quad-core Tegra 3  goodness of the previous model, but adds a 1920 x 1200-pixel display and support for 1080p playback.

FXI Cotton Candy: This USB drive fits in a whole dual-core computer, which we’ve now seen running Ubuntu or Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich. It can also be plugged into a monitor for dual-screen support, or other device via a microUSB port in the side.

HP Envy 14 Spectre: This Ultrabook breaks the mold, sporting a head-turning glass design on the screen, lid and palm rest, making the $1,399 HP Envy 14 Spectre one of the most unique laptops ever. HP packs in lots of premium features, including a higher-resolution display, powerful Beats audio and even NFC capability.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Due to ship at the Windows 8 launch, Lenovo’s groundbreaking IdeaPad Yoga notebook gives you the best of the tablet and laptop world, as its 13.3-inch clamshell design has a flexible lid that folds back 360 degrees, allowing you to use its touchscreen as a slate tablet or even a home Internet appliance.

Nokia Lumia 900: Windows Phone gets serious with the Nokia Lumia 900. We enjoyed our alone time with this AT&T LTE 4G smartphone, which will debut later this year. On top of Microsoft’s unique OS, Nokia will bundle its Nokia Drive app for free GPS navigation, as well as exclusive CNN and ESPN apps, which weren’t up and running on our device.

Samsung Galaxy Note: We’ve been drooling over this pint-sized slate for some time, and now it’s U.S. bound. Officially heading to AT&T, this handset sports a huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with a class-leading 1280 x 800 pixels. Plus, Samsung bundles a digital pen for taking notes using its S Memo app.

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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  1. julius brown Says:

    lenovo’s yoga

  2. julius brown Says:

    i like the lenovo’s yoga the best tablet

  3. Tony Bertram Says:

    Lenovo Yoga Best by far. Lenovo Best every.

  4. Horacio Chavez Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga !!!!

  5. hh Says:

    lenovo’s yoga

  6. David Dowson Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga is just brilliant, would love to own one.

  7. Zyu Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga

  8. jame Says:

    perfect yoga, NB plus tablet;

  9. SVR Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga design is just brilliant

  10. Tricia Coyte Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga

  11. Mostafa Shayesteh Says:

    I have been around PCs for 30 years. Based on my pass 30 years experience around PCs, Lenovo products are my 1st choice, when I am thinking to buy PCs for my family. When I compair Lenovo products vs Apple/HP/Dell/Acer/etc, Lenovo products has the best Service & support, with highest product quality.

    In net, current Lenovo products are the only products that I am willing to buy for myself &/or my family.

  12. Julius Says:

    Agreed. Lenovo’s Yoga looks like the one to beat here.

  13. Les Says:

    Lenovo Yoga

  14. Andrea Roman Says:

    Lenovo Yogo is the best!

  15. Flor Says:

    Lenovo´s Yoga looks the best

  16. octavio fonseca Says:

    Lenovo’s yoga is the best product. The computer looks really good, with a great stylish.

  17. Mandy Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga looks like my style~~~

  18. Dafei Says:

    Lenovo Yoga

  19. HomKiT Says:

    I like the YOGA from lenovo.

  20. Gitaya Says:

    lenovo’s yoga!

  21. zhongxm Says:

    very great products,I love it

  22. leon Says:


  23. Simon Lee Says:

    Lenovo Yoga!

  24. Chirs Dang Says:

    Lenovo’s Yoga is amazing product.

  25. Raymond Wong Says:

    Lenovo’s Yogo look Good.

  26. Fiona Says:

    I love Lenovo’s Yoga so much. It’s my dream to have one!

  27. joyce Says:

    I like Lenovo yoga,looks best .

  28. Eibit Says:

    Acer S5

  29. Tom Says:

    Acer Aspire S5 !!! MagicFlip cool..

  30. Donald Says:

    sound brilliant,hope can try some day

  31. Bell Says:

    Lenovo Yoga is a perfect product !

  32. Vincent Says:


  33. Mei Says:

    Lenovo Yoga looks a good innovation. Will it be a PC trend?

  34. Thomas Says:


  35. marin lee Says:

    lenovo Yoga!!!


  36. shyli Says:

    Lenovo’s yoga is perfect. I like its style.

  37. hansen Says:

    acer aspire s5 is the best

  38. Xorona Says:

    yoga, it’s you

  39. Jacqueline Whittig Says:

    jaciladybug says:
    January 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Acer Aspire S5 You are definitely the one!

  40. Dave Says:

    Acer aspire s5

  41. Gary Says:

    I couldn’t find any innovation except YOGA.

  42. Yasmin S Says:

    Acer S5 looks fab! I will definitely be buying one when it’s released!

  43. Sidhu Y Says:

    The Acer S5 looks uber sexy!

  44. James Says:

    innovation? YOGA?? A lot of company had that kind of production years ago~~

  45. Riley Says:

    Acer Aspire S5 whoooo

  46. Aziz Moten Says:

    Acer S5 Hands down!! Watch out Macbook

  47. Salvador Says:

    Acer Aspire S5 It is definitely the one!

  48. Brandy Says:

    Acer S5!!

  49. Xin Li Says:

    perfect design. Lenovo Yoga.

  50. Jercsi Says:

    Acer Aspire S5 It´s number one

  51. Jim Chueh Says:

    Acer Aspire S5

  52. sophiaran Says:

    Nice one, I like it!

  53. sophiaran Says:

    Nice one, I like it, Lenovo Yoga!

  54. Malvina Argentina Says:

    I think that Lenovo is doing a great worldwide advertising work but that their people do not have the knowledge to gain the market share properly. At least here in Argentina it seems they do not care about the brand, in fact their work is awful

  55. khan Says:

    acer Aspire S5 is what i need, it’s wonderful !

  56. Emmanuel Mendoza Says:

    I vote lenovo yoga is the best

  57. RG Says:

    Lenovo yoga is the best.

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