Gorilla Glass, Ultrabooks rule on day 1 of CES 2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre
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(CBS) - Computers aren't going anywhere, but they are slimming down. And it's clear that this year's International Consumer Electronics Show is ruled by ultrabooks.

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Hewlett Packard's Envy 14 Spectre is arguably the most talked about ultrabook of the lot. Unveiled Monday at CES, the 14-inch computer boasts a sleek, glass body, which makes use of Corning's "damage-resistant" Gorilla Glass.

It's definitely the most beautiful ultrabook, so far. The black Gorilla Glass encasing is sleek and sophisticated and is about 20-millimeters thick. The HP Envy 14 Spectre go on sale Feb. 8 for $1,399.

CNET - HP Envy 14 hands-on

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is one of the more affordable ultrabooks at CES. A 13-inch progeny of last year's Samsung Series 9, which CNET dubbed as "one of the must-have laptops" at CES 2011, the computer is hasn't compromised specs for size. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra goes on sale this month for $899.

CNET - Samsung Series 5 Ultra hands-on

Not to be outdone, Lenovo revealed two colorful 14-inch ultrabooks - the IdeaPad U310 and U410.

The 13-inch IdeaPad U310 comes in six colors: ruby red, spearmint, cherry blossom, aqua blue, graphite gray and sapphire blue. The 14-inch IdeaPad U410 is closer to a standard laptop and has a similar interior look and feel than the MacBook Pro. Both ultrabooks will be available in May for $699.

CNET - Lenovo ultrabooks

Announced just before CES 2012 officially kicked off, Acer introduced the world's thinnest ultrabook. Coming in a no more than 15 millimeters and less than 3 pounds, the Acer S5 will be available in the second quarter.

CNET - Acer Aspire S5

CES takes place Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas. Keynotes speeches start Jan. 9, including Microsoft, Sony and Samsung. Visit CNET for a full list of events.