The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas is one of the hi-tech industries highlights of the year, giving companies the chance to show off products that will be introduced over 2009 (and beyond). Around 130,000 people are expected to travel to the show this year, which starts this Thursday 8th and runs until Sunday 11th January. Attendance last year stood at around 140,000 and considering the current economic climate a number close to that would be something of an achievement. Over 2,700 companies will be promoting their wares and Steve Ballmer will be handling the task of the opening keynote (previously delivered by Bill Gates). Naturally OCC will be attending the show again this year, bringing you information on what you can expect from the players in the PC industry. Look out for our coverage, which will start when CES kicks off later in the week.