Greetings from Las Vegas (CES 2013)

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show technically kicks off on Tuesday, but press conferences and other pre-show events start today. After arriving in Vegas a little early yesterday, Dave Zatz and I decided to stop by the Convention Center to see how things are shaping up.

CES 2013

Most vendors are just starting to set up their booths and stock them with gadgets. Chip makers are some of the stars of the show, and both Intel and Qualcomm have major presences at CES.

intel

We’ll have to wait a few more days to see what the companies put in those fancy looking booths.

qualcomm

While my mobile reporting kit fits in a backpack, I noticed the folks at The Verge and Engadget seem to need a little more space. They each have their own double-wide trailers parked in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

verge

We stopped inside the Engadget trailer to see what it looks like when you put 30 or so tech journalists in front of laptops (mostly MacBooks, with one PC running Ubuntu).

engadget

The real fun begins later today with the CES Unveiled pre-show/mini-show, followed by NVIDIA’s press conference at 8:00PM Pacific.

Stay tuned for more updates! I’ll also be posting photos and other tidbits periodically on Google+ and Twitter if my internet connection holds up.

  • nards barley

    “tech journalists in front of laptops (mostly MacBooks, with one PC running Ubuntu”

    apple fan boys obviously. Didn’t think techie types gravitated towards Apple products.

    • digi_owl

      I get the impression that they have gotten an upswing in academia thanks to the unix under the hood. This allows scientists have access to a off the shelf product that can run most of the code they are used to from university mainframes and such.

      But yea, i keep thinking that Apple get so much attention in media as they get because the journalists and such are Mac users by rote (in large part by the original Mac being what introduced the GUI to the masses) and so pay extra attention to Apple for their own benefit.

      Would love to know who the one holdout running Ubuntu was.

  • Gabriel

    Now i know why engadget is so pro apple these days.

    • digi_owl

      Journalism in general is very Apple-centric. You notice it in particular outside of USA where they do not have the home ground “advantage”.

      Both for the major TV stations in Norway basically run on Apple computers for instance. And the local high school around my part outfitted their media lab with iMacs even tho the rest of the place is basically a Microsoft showroom.

      • Gabriel

        it’s not bad liking apple products. they are really good, and also overpriced. but 100% of engadget staff using apple. they should be iGadget.

  • De

    Welcome to the neighborhood!