From gaming beasts to business class, here are the best laptop picks from CES-19
Consumer Electronic Show 2019 officially closed on 11th of Jan this new year, leaving the tech world pleasantly stunned and wanting for more until next year. Futuristic tech disruptors were all rage this time and made sure that the show turns out to be the best technology expo till date. AI and 5G were prominent trendsetters followed by some bizarre, some useful lineup of gadgets and innovations.
Howbeit, reviewing each and every product becomes a bit quaint and cumbersome, especially when there rests a myriad of innovations in the expo tables. However, we’ll surely present you with the best of laptop devices which are both path-breaking and authoritative to bring about the next big transformation in portable gaming and business applications.
Let’s get to know the top 10 picks from CES 2019
HP’s very own gaming beast comes with world’s first 240Hz display fitted in its 15.6-inch screen along with 1080p 240Hz panel and G-SYNC. Easily making it to the list of top gaming rigs, HP Omen 15 houses an Intel i7-8750H CPU, 802.11ax wireless and NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics. All this setup within a rather lightweight 5.2-pound body. HP isn’t saying this we are, “that’s how you play”
The undisputed reigning champion of portable gaming segment and possibly the most popular one on the block. Area 51M from the house of Alienware is a true blue gaming beast with pure power and versatility. What truly makes this 17-inch laptop unique is its inherent possibility to upgrade. This gaming legend brings home the capability to upgrade both GPU and CPU merely with beginner level knowledge of hardware components. Out of the box, Area 51M comes with cutting edge specs like Intel’s Core i9 CPU and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU, taking its price group around $2,549 and more.
Dell’s G-series gaming laptops got a huge boost, with the G7 15- and 17-inch models now packing NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and up to Core i9-8950HK 6-core CPUs. They come with 144Hz 1080p displays and you can get the 15-inch model with a 4K 60Hz OLED touch display.
This year Dell came up with an extended range of gaming laptops with its crowd favourite G-series laptops. Company’s G7 sport both 15 and 17-inch displays for all the gamers who wish to go limitless with its NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and up to Core i9-8950HK 6-core CPUs. G7 comes with a stunning 144Hz 1080p display for the 17-inch model, while the 15-inch model packs a 4K 60Hz OLED touch display to keep the excitement pumping.
CES has always been known for its unique concepts and future changing innovations and this year Asus has only appended the list with its ROG Mothership GZ700. The Mothership GZ700 in all its glory is truly ground-breaking, be it for its extraordinary design or cutting edge specs sheet. It packs an Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU that’s overclocked up to 4.78 GHz, a 1080p 144Hz display with G-SYNC support, up to 64GB of RAM and three 512GB NVMe SSDs. Impressive enough?
Another entry from HP, the Spectre x360 is proposed to be the companies first 15-inch laptop with an AMOLED display. It’s unbelievable 100,000:1 contrast ratio helps the laptop gain a special mention in the league of top best display rigs, offering 33 per cent more colours than regular sRGB screens. The laptop sports a high-end Intel 8th-generation CPU and NVIDIA RTX graphics and will soon debut as a 4K version of the Spectre Folio.
Yet another path-breaking design from Asus, the next-gen Zenbook S comes with a 13.9-inch vivid display and sports the “world’s slimmest” bezels, at a mere 2.5mm thickness. Users can choose between the commercial model with Intel Core i5-8265U or a higher-performance i7-8565U and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Continuing its feat of designing industry grade lightweight gaming laptops, MSI with it’s 15 and 17-inch GS75 laptops brings its trademark performance to the masses. With RTX 2080 Max-Q and RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics line the laptops are tremendously lightweight yet extremely durable and powerful. If all this feels less there’s advanced GE75 Raider, with a desktop-class GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and incredible specs on the table.
Acer unveiled its Triton 900 laptop with top of the line specs and an unusual hinge that allows its 4K 17-inch screen in to rest in multiple positions according to user convenience. Along with its unusual display panel, Triton 900 packs an 8th-gen Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with up to 1TB of storage. Acer also showcased its Triton 500, which is a lighter 4.6-pound laptop with same NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics and an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU.
Lenovo’s 27-inch Yoga A940 isn’t necessarily a laptop but we had to place it in our list for its amazing design and top of the line specs under the hood. Lenovo’s all-in-one Yoga A940 works with company’s Active Pen Stylus and sports an adjustable display for artists and designers. It sports a huge 27-inch 4K display teamed up with Intel Core i7 CPU and AMD Radeon RX560 graphics making it one of the best products this year. Yoga A940 also has this unique hinge-mounted rotational Dial which helps the user physically scroll through artistic tools and adjust brush sizes.
The final entry and probably the most uncommon among them all. Gigabyte’s Aero 15-X9 and all-new Aero 15-Y9 brings home the power of Microsoft’s Azure AI to enable deep level optimized gaming performance for the user. If you think AI is its biggest USP, take a look at specs sheet with Intel i9-8950HK 6-core chip, 15.6-inch 4K X-Rite Pantone certified panel, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics (RTX 2070 Max-Q on the Aero 15-X9), 64 GB of RAM and two M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD slots. All this packed within a 4.4-pound laptop case. Surprised already? Welcome to the club.