Make no mistake: this isn't just the CES of Ultrabooks; it's the year for these thin, light, inexpensive MacBook Air clones. While speaking to a packed house here at CES, Intel PC client chief Mooly Eden just dropped a telling stat: so far, 75-plus Ultrabooks are set to launch in 2012. Of those, 50 percent will have 14- and 15-inch displays - a clear bid to win over mainstream consumers who feel they need a more screen real estate for watching movies or aren't ready to part with optical drives, discrete graphics and other specs befitting mainstream laptops. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Billy Steele contributed to this report.

Engadget Podcast 271: CES 2012 Day 1 - 01.09.2012