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CES 2011: Lenovo and Toshiba Show Off Two Possible iPad Killers

01/05/2011 12:32 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jim Louderback Venture Partner, Social Starts, ex-CEO Revision3, editorial director, Vidcon Industry

This year at CES 2011, we expect everyone and their monkey to release new tablet-based computers designed to compete with Apple's iPad. The flood started in advance, with Visio showing off its new tablet and phone over the weekend. But now that CES is about to begin, the new tablets are coming out in earnest.

It's not the first time at the rodeo for both Toshiba and Lenovo, who unveiled their slick Android and Windows 7 tablets yesterday.

The first, from Lenovo, runs Windows 7, and comes on the heels of one of last year's most blogged about product, Lenovo's U1 iPad Killer - which was unceremoniously killed a few months later. This one offers similar convertible capabilities - it works as a win7 tablet, along with including a snap in keyboard that turns it into a notebook replacement. Lenovo's releasing a wide range of tablet-style device here at the show, including one called "Le Pad" along with all-in-ones and more. But this one's a pretty cool way to start

Exclusive Video of Lenovo's New iPad Killer

Toshiba also has extensive tablet experience. They've been making stand-alone and keyboard convertible models for more than ten years, mostly running Windows for Pen -- Microsoft's failed early attempts to corner the tablet world.

Their new mystery model runs on the Gingerbread variant of Android, and includes an innovative display technology that makes the screen among the best we've seen. The tablet senses light, and provides on-the-fly image enhancement when the unit moves from low-light to bright lights. It has to be seen -- and our video captures it perfectly

WATCH Toshiba's Innovative Screen Technology Enhance the Mystery Tablet Display

We'll have much more from CES as the show progresses. For all the updates, bookmark our CES 2011 special report!

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