by Noah Kravitz

Me calling this CES “NVIDIA’s Show” while writing for the NVIDIA blog would be kind of, well, lame.

But it might also be true.

The buzz around tablets and 4G smartphones is all over Vegas, and the majority of those devices have a dual-core Tegra 2 chip inside of them. And that sexy Tesla Model S parked in the outdoor Central Pavilion? NVIDIA’s powering the massive 17″ display and infotainment system on that, too. So how can you blame me for saying what everyone else has been saying all week: NVIDIA’s all over CES 2011.

But don’t take my word for it. Let’s see what the staff of Laptop Magazine has to say on their best of CES 2011 awards page:

Best in Show: Tegra 2

Best Enabling Technology: NVIDIA Tegra 2

“Nvidia first showcased its Tegra 2 system on a chip at last year’s CES, but it wasn’t until this year’s show that everyone got a chance to see what the hardware could really do. We’re talking about dual-core phones that can stream 1080p content to your big screen via HDMI, handle Flash sites and 3D games with ease, and make video chat buttery smooth. Everywhere we turned we saw manufacturers unveiling or announcing products with Tegra 2 at the core, including several tablets.”

Of course, the “best enabling technology” has to actual enable something, right? Check out these other Laptop Best of CES award winners, all enabled by Tegra 2:

Best Notebook: Alienware M17x

“How do you improve upon one of the word’s fastest notebooks? If you’re Dell, you update your popular Alienware M17x gaming rig with …Nvidia GTX 460”

Best Smartphone: Motorola Atrix 4G

“Pushing the limits of what it means to be a smart phone, Motorola’s Atrix 4G … is a powerful Android superphone running Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 CPU.”

Best Tablet: Motorola Xoom

“This dual-core tablet has plenty of oomph, too, whether you’re enjoying 1080p video, playing intense games, or zooming around 3D buildings in Google Maps 5.0.”

Note: Xoom is powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 CPU