CES 2021 is turning out to be a monumental show for gaming laptops with some of the biggest laptop trends centered around the experience. With new hardware from Nvidia, Intel, and AMD, new gaming laptops have never been so powerful, sleek, and technologically advanced.
With stocks of desktop GPUs and consoles still low, one of these new laptops at CES may be the best way to get next-generation hardware to game on.
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE
The Triton 300 SE is a Predator gaming laptop unlike any the company has ever designed. Not only does it eschew the bombastic vibe the Predator brand is known for, it does it in an unimaginably portable package. With a 14-inch screen and a 0.7-inch-thick chassis, it represents a new category for gaming
Using Intel’s newly announced 35-watt H-series processor and Nvidia’s RTX 3060, the Predator Triton 300 SE bares little resemblance to the gaming
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Razer Blade 15 QHD 240Hz
The 360Hz refresh rate on the new Razer Blade 15 might be the flashier spec, but it’s the brand-new 1440p resolution that caught our attention. While 1440p gaming
The latest Nvidia RTX 30-series graphics change all that. Not only does Razer seem to think the RTX 3070 or 3080 can handle 1440p on a gaming laptop, apparently it thinks games can even make use of a 240Hz refresh rate. That’s astounding, and it just may have opened up 1440p gaming on
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Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE makes
Alienware m15 R4
Alienware’s latest update to its mainstream gaming
But the real innovation comes in terms of ports. The Alienware m15 R4 is the first laptop to support HDMI 2.1, the important new standard found in the next-gen consoles and televisions. So yes, you’ll be able to play
Even more exciting? The prospect of making PC gaming on televisions a bit more palatable.
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Lenovo Legion 7 16″
The Lenovo Legion 7 16″ is another 1440p gaming laptop, but this one stands out with a unique screen size and aspect ratio. The Legion 7 has a 16-inch screen at a 16:10 aspect ratio, making for a 2560 x 1600 resolution. While most of the laptop world is happily moving onto taller aspect ratios like 16:10 or 3:2, gaming
The Legion 7 also sports AMD’s latest Ryzen 5000 processors, all the way up to the eight-core Ryzen 9. Combined with up to an Nvidia RTX 3080 and a 165Hz, the Legion 7 looks like an absolute gaming monster that could be equally good with content creation.
It’s all packaged in Lenovo’s understated Legion design, which comes in under an inch thick and at 5.5 pounds.
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