Zalman, Creative, Crucial
Zalman’s booth at CES was full of the company’s various CPU and GPU cooling solutions, power supplies, and PC accessories. On display were most of the products in the company’s current portfolio including the ZM1000-HP 1-kilowatt power supply, quiet or completely silent passive GPU coolers in the ZM and VF series, and CNPS CPU coolers. Also being shown off was the Zalman ZM-M190 2D / 3D Trimon Convertible LCD monitor.
Similar to last year, Creative Lab's booth was fairly tame as far as new PC-technology was concerned. Pro-gamer Jonathon "Fatal1ty" Wendel was once again perched in front of a couple of systems kicking the stuffing out of show-goers who wanted to take a chance and try to Frag the great "Fatal1ty" in various FPS games, but the products on display consisted mostly of Creative's existing X-Fi line of sound cards, speakers, and portable media players like the tiny model pictured here.
Crucial’s booth was full of memory-related products, including the full line of Lexar-branded flash media and its associated accessories. On the PC side, Crucial was showcasing their entire line-up of memory, including the high-end Ballistix series. DDR3 and DDR2 models are pictured here, including the Tracer series which features activity LEDs similar to Corsair’s Pro-branded products. Props to those of you who notice the mistake in the three-stick memory display.