Microsoft delivers an ultrabook in the sleek guise of a tablet.
The touch-screen smartphone retains most of the strengths that made the platform a corporate favorite while making a play for consumers.
The physical keyboard and inclusion of Office are differentiators that make a straight-up comparison with iPads and Android tablets impossible.
It's two OSs in one, and a bridge between two worlds.
Apple's new Mac operating system is all about the ecosystem.
The operating system is much more flexible than it was, but the Chromebook/Chromebox hardware remains too pricey to gain much traction.
Sheer performance can't compete with the ecosystem of applications and services that a particular platform exists in.
When Apple changed its corporate name from Apple Computer to Apple Inc., it marked the first step in the transition from Apple's focus on the personal computer as the hub of consumer digital life to an ecosystem driven by a diverse collection of connected devices and services.
Styluses have never really caught on. But the Samsung Note shows that having a pen as one optional interface might be a good idea.
Even the things I don't like speak to the flexibility of the platform.
It's not the iPhone 5, but it's far from disappointing.
Users need to understand that social media can be land mines on their career paths. And businesses have an interest in helping educate them about that.
It was introduced in 2008 and it changed Apple's philosophy on the notebook market. It was a radical departure for Apple, getting rid of an optical drive, using a battery that users couldn't replace, offering a solid-state drive for the first time in an Apple laptop. Like many devices, it had to be seen and held to be really appreciated.
This affordable operating system update is going to please a lot of users.
The netbook's day in the sun was short-lived, and it took Apple to show the way with 'tweener devices.
The pricing relative to functionality could be the real stumbling block as Google tries to convert users to a new computing paradigm.
The way we buy technology has to become more holistic and less obsessed with raw performance.
Execution of its big-screen docking capability needs work but is a good first step.
This year's shows included many announcements that will affect what IT shops do.
Michael Gartenberg assesses Google's operating system.