This year’s CES was a big one for laptops. Graphics card maker Nvidia announced its GeForce RTX GPUs, which power a number of laptops announced at the show. Big brands like ASUS, Dell, Acer, HP, and Lenovo showcased their flagship laptops with attractive features. A number of exciting gaming laptops were launched, along with non-gaming ones. Let’s take a look below at the best laptops unveiled at CES 2019.
Dell Alienware Area-51m:
When it comes to a laptop, users tend to worry about device components becoming outdated. The Dell Alienware Area-51m takes care of this problem. It is an innovative gaming laptop where the processor and graphics card can be upgraded to make the device future proof. The Area-51m has a new and attractive design. It features a Full HD display, Intel’s 9th Gen i7-8700 chipset and Nvidia’s RTX 2060 GPU onboard.
The Alienware Area-51m is priced at $2,549 with sales beginning this month.
ASUS ROG Mothership:
A Surface Pro kind of gaming laptop? That’s what the ASUS ROG Mothership is. The ROG Mothership is yet another innovative gaming laptop showcased at CES. Unlike a traditional laptop, the components in this one are located behind the screen instead of underneath the keyboard. Design-wise, the backlit keyboard can be completely detached just like the Surface laptop. In terms of hardware, the ROG Mothership houses up to a Core i9 processor, an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU along with 64GB DDR4 RAM.
The laptop will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.
Acer Predator Triton 900:
The Predator Triton 900 is a convertible gaming laptop offered by Acer. It has a unique hinge that can pull the 17-inch display forward over the keyboard. Under the hood, the device is equipped with up to an 8th Gen six-core Intel processor, Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and up to 32GB system memory. The display is also backed by Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.
The Acer Predator Triton 900 will ship in March at an expensive price tag of $4,000.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434:
ASUS introduced a new 2-in-1 convertible Chrome OS laptop called the Chromebook Flip C434. The device is made of metal with an aluminum cover. On the spec sheet, the Flip C434 features a 14-inch touchscreen, the latest Intel Y-series processors, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.
ASUS’s latest Chromebook Flip C434 will launch later this year starting at $569.
The ASUS StudioBook is an interesting addition at CES. ASUS claims that the device has been tailored to meet content creator’s needs. It features a NanoEdge design with a large 17-inch display. The StudioBook supports up to 64GB RAM, 4TB storage and Nvidia’s Quadro P3200 graphics.
The StudioBook will start shipping in Q1 2019. ASUS hasn’t revealed the price yet.
Lenovo Yoga S940:
Lenovo’s Yoga laptops offer both flexibility and portability. The Yoga S940 features a new design with a contoured glass and thin bezels around its 13.9-inch display. There is a protruding notch on the top that houses a webcam for Windows Hello facial recognition. On the hardware front, the S940 is powered by 8th Gen Core i7 processors, up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.
The Lenovo Yoga S940 goes on sale in May 2019 at a price of $1,499.
Acer Swift 7 2019:
The Acer Swift 7 2019 is an incredibly thin and light laptop. The flagship ultrabook measures just 9.95mm in thickness and 0.9kg on a weighing scale. The 14-inch display is surrounded by thin bezels producing a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. On the hardware front, the Swift 7 2019 comes with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage, and either 8GB or 16GB of RAM.
The Swift 7 will hit Europe, Africa, China, and the Middle-East in April. The device will be available in North America in May starting at $1,699.
LG Gram 17:
LG announced the lightest 17-inch laptop in the market dubbed as the Gram 17. On the weighing scale, it tops the scales at just 1.3kg. It sports a 17-inch 2K display and comes with an 8th Gen Core i7 processor, 512GB storage and 16GB RAM.
The Gram 17 will launch later this year and will set you back by $1,700.
HP Spectre x360:
The Spectre x360 is the world’s first 15-inch laptop with an OLED display. OLED displays produce brighter output and deeper colours than standard displays. HP hasn’t revealed the pricing and launch details of the device yet, but it is slated to ship in March. For detailed specifications, you can read our post here.
ASUS Zenbook S13:
ASUS claims that the Zenbook S13 features the world’s slimmest bezels. The S13 offers an impressive 97 percent screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience. There is a protruding notch on the top that houses an HD webcam. Click here for the complete specifications of the device.
The ZenBook S13 is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2019, although the price is currently unknown.