It’s always hard to guess what the Consumer Electronics Show will reveal in Las Vegas, but here are some of the best guesses and rumours:
1 Ultrabook frenzy
Could up to 50 new Ultrabooks be launched this year? The rumour mill suggests that Intel’s new baby is one to watch
2 Tegra 3 Tablets
The Transformer Prime might already be here but the safe bet is that it won’t be alone for long
3 Quad-core Smartphones
The gap between tablet and smartphone has shrunk (for screen size) and a new crop like the HTC Edge could shrink it even further
4 Glassless 3D TV
We’ve seen a few models, but 2012 could be a big year for 3D TV people can enjoy without looking like Buddy Holly
5 Xbox 720/Kinect 2
Although MS has tried to scuttle this one, the hint of the next generation of Xbox has definitely got gamers’ imaginations churning
6 Nokia’s Windows 8 Tablet
Nokia is well aboard the Microsoft train now, but can the Finns really be planning to make a jump from phone to tablet?
7 An Intel powered phone
We’re not holding our breath on this one, but we concede that it’s possible Intel could choose 2012 to push into handsets
8 AMD “thin ’n’ light”
They can’t use the term Ultrabook, but could AMD stage an attack on the luxury laptop market?
9 Consumer 3D scanner
Rumours suggest Samsung might be showing off a commercially available scanning device that renders 3D…
10 Mass Market 3D Printing
MakerBot’s Thing-o-Matic is superb, but 2012 might well be the year that home manufacturing takes off for the average punter.