The 12 gadgets that will shape the year – the very best of CES 2013

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So CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has been and gone for another year. And what a blast it was too. In some respects it was the most interesting show in a while, largely because it saw a lot of new emerging technologies from smart watches through to high-end 4k TV sets.

Along with our pals at Tech Digest we have gone through the hundreds, make that thousands, of products and picked 12 that we think will be then ones that will shape 2013.

I don’t think any will have the impact of say the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle or even Samsung’s early 3D TV sets, but they provide a template which a number of makers will take and refine to deliver the iconic gadgets of the future.

Without further ado then – here is our top twelve.

10 Lenovo Coffee Table Tablet

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The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC from Lenovo is a beast of thing. The world's largest tablet (if you can call it that) so far, it is a 27-inch touchscreen PC/tablet hybrid that's as much a coffee table surface as it is a computer. It is a giant Windows 8 slate and you can fold its built-in stand away to lay the device flat, acting like a giant tabletop tablet. You can also carry it around, but at 7.7KG I guess you won't be going too far. It is due in the spring and will cost around £1,500.