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Infographic: CES 2011 and Early Adopter Technology Costs

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 3:58PM Wednesday January 5, 2011
under InfographicsStaff

On the eve of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011, we wanted to examine how early adopters pay a premium for being "first" when it comes to the latest, greatest, newest, coolest.  For gadget geeks, CES is better than Christmas, the Superbowl and Bill Gates' birthday combined.  This year's trade show runs from January 6th through the 9th and will feature hot new technology in tablets, Android phones, 3D TVs, video games as well as a keynote speech by Microsoft's Steve Ballmer.
You can expect more coverage (and salivation) via the Guy and Yasar show, but before your eyes glaze over in lust for the latest techno-toys, take a look at how some popular gadgets have increased in functionality while at the same time improved in affordability over the years:

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What new CES releases are you looking forward to learning more about? How long do you wait to buy new technology?

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