the future starts here Lots of the big tech companies on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas have already unveiled details of some of their forthcoming gadgets in anticipation of the start of the CES.
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" And last but by no means least, some tantalising details have emerged of a new Asus ultra portable laptop. The U2E will have an 11in screen, weigh just under 1kg, and boast 32GB of solid state storage. Fashioned in leather and a hand polished stainless steel frame, it's a great looking bit of kit, but for sheer computing grunt, it's no match for the Asus M50 and M70, which will each ship with two 500GB hard drives, making them the world's first terabyte laptops.
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