As we have mentioned before, CES 2013 will be the first version of the Las Vegas trade show without a press conference or official exhibit from Microsoft. However, the company is still participating in the event via other companies, such as the reveal of Sprint selling Windows Phone 8 devices later this year and company CEO Steve Ballmer making a surprise visit during Qualcomm's press conference.
Microsoft has also made a new video on its Windows YouTube channel that shows off nine new or upcoming Windows 8 tablets, notebooks or all-in-one PCs that are being shown off at CES 2013. Some of them we have reported on before, such as the 27 inch Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC.
Other Windows 8 PCs that are shown in the video include the new Dell Inspiron R mainstream notebook series which come with a new aluminum body that makes them one pound lighter than previous version of the Inspiron series. There's also the new Toshiba Qosmio X875 with its 1 TB hybrid hard drive for use as a gaming laptop. New models from Sony, Visio, HP and other PC makers are shown in the video.
Of course, the Windows 8 product that has the most anticipated launch of 2013 isn't in this video; we are talking, of course, about Microsoft's own Windows 8 Pro-based version of the Surface tablet. Microsoft has yet to announce if it it will hold a launch event for the Surface Pro similar to the one it had for the Windows RT version before it goes on sale sometime before the end of January.
Source: Windows on YouTube