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Best In Show: 6 Gadgets That Defined CES

By Peter Svensson

FILE - This Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, shows the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows based smartphones at the 2012 International CES trade show, in Las Vegas. The International Consumer Electronics show gathered more than 140,000 people in Las Vegas this week. These are some of the more significant gadgets that were announced at the show, (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Cheaper tablets, thinner laptops and an array of sleeker TVs stood out at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

More than 140,000 people gathered there for an event that’s growing despite the absence of Apple and more recently, the decision by Microsoft to make this the last year it participates.

A bevy of celebrities, including 50 Cent, Will.i.am, and Kelly Clarkson, stopped by to add glitz to the proceedings -but they were hardly the stars of the show. Here are some of the more significant gadgets that shined at CES:

Cheaper Tablets – The industry’s enthusiasm for tablets was considerably tempered this year compared to last, when more than a hundred manufacturers thought they could capitalize on the iPad’s success with their own models based on Google Inc.’ Android software. Sales were disappointing, in large part because Apple prices the iPad relatively low compared to the cost of making it. Then, late last year, Amazon.com Inc. demonstrated that you can take on Apple by selling a smaller, barebones tablet for $199. Analysts believe Amazon sold millions of Kindle Fires in little more than a month.

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