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The best laptops from CES 2020

On: January 11, 2020

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas wraps up today. Over the past week, the show witnessed interesting announcements like Samsung Humanoid Chatbots, 8K TVs, a Toilet Paper Robot and a lot more. Apart from that, we have seen prominent brands launch flagship TVs, laptops, cameras and more at the event. However, laptop launches dominated the event, both in the form of commercial offerings as well as a few interesting concept devices. In case you missed out, here’s a roundup of the best laptops showcased at the event.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

When you hear Chromebook, a plastic laptop with a decent spec sheet comes to mind. However, Samsung is changing the game with the launch of the Galaxy Chromebook. The Galaxy Chromebook is a premium 2-in-1 laptop with a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display. You also get a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and up to 16GB of RAM. Samsung has announced that the laptop will be released in the first quarter of 2020 and will start at $1,000 (~ Rs 71,000).

HP Elite Dragonfly G2

HP Elite Dragonfly G2

For those not in the know, HP launched the Elite Dragonfly convertible back in September 2019. At CES 2020, the brand launched the upgraded version of the same with added 5G capabilities and a built-in Tile tracker. Notably, this makes the Elite Dragonfly G2 the first laptop to feature integrated, device-tracking technology from Tile. It offers a 13.3-inch FHD display, up to 10th generation Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB RAM and up to 2TB storage. HP has not yet announced the pricing or availability of the laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

Lenovo stole the show at the CES 2020 by launching the next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold. The laptop flaunts a folding 13.3-inch pOLED display with 2,048 x 1,536 pixels screen resolution. The laptop uses a mechanical hinge to enable the folding form factor. The laptop can be used to take notes or draw sketches using the Active Pen in portrait mode, fold out completely to watch movies, and bent slightly to read a book. The laptop boots Windows 10 Pro and is powered by Intel Core processors.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus is yet another example of out-of-the-box thinking by the brand. The ThinkBook Plus is a laptop that can double up as an eBook reader like the Kindle. This is because the 13-inch laptop has a giant 10.8-inch e-ink display on the lid, which turns off when the main IPS 1080p screen is on. Other specifications of the laptop include up to a 10th generation Intel Core i7 ULV processors, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 512 GBof PCIe SSD storage. The laptop will start shipping in March and retail for around Rs 85,000.

Acer Concept D7 EZEL

The Acer Concept D7 EZEL is the latest entry to the ConceptD series. The new launch is a convertible laptop with a screen that can swivel a number of ways including tablet, tent, laptop and more. To make it more useful for creators, the brand is also providing a Wacom EMR digital pen compatible with the 15.6-inch 4K IPS touchscreen display. At its core, the laptop offers 10th-gen Intel Core H-Series processors, Nvidia RTX 2070 or 2080 graphics, up to 32GB of DDR memory, and up to 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage. The laptop will start at $2,699, which is approximately Rs 1,92,000.

Dell Concept Duet

The Concept Duet is Dell’s debut into the foldable display laptop segment. The laptop is like any other device except that the keyboard has been completely replaced by another display. The notebook comes with two 13.4-inch FHD displays. A lot like Microsoft Surface Neo, the Concept Duet is a concept device and as such not much has been revealed about its spec sheet.

Intel Horseshoe Bend

Just like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, Intel also showcased a foldable laptop called the Horseshoe Bend. The Horseshoe Bend is the largest foldable laptop with a 17.3-inch screen. The laptop is powered by the latest Intel 10nm Tiger Lake processor and boots the Windows 10 out of the box. As of now, other specs of the laptop are not known since it’s a concept device. Intel has not revealed any information regarding the pricing and availability either.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is the latest gaming laptop from the brand featuring a completely unique ‘AniMe’ LED dot matrix display on the lid, which can be customised to display various logos, GIFs and other information. The laptop will come with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage. ASUS will also offer display variants with an option to choose from a 1080p 120Hz panel for gaming or 1440p 60Hz panel for creators. Charging is pretty fast thanks to the 180W adapter or a 65W USB Type-C charger.

Lenovo Ducati 5

Lenovo announced the Ducati 5 in partnership with the Italian motorbike maker Ducati. The laptop is designed to offer super-fast performance at a price that doesn’t break the bank. The 14-inch laptop comes with design elements that have been borrowed from Ducati bikes, like a sleek red strip and honeycomb-shaped air vents. Features include Windows 10, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD storage, and more. The laptop will retail for €899 (~Rs 70,600) and it will arrive in select markets.

These were some of the most interesting laptops that were unveiled at CES 2020. Which of these caught your attention? Let us know in the comments.

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