The best laptops of CES 2019

We’re back from the floors of CES 2019 in Las Vegas
for another laptop roundup. Here we have a huge list of Windows 10
solutions divided into mainstream and gaming categories. The list
is long, so buckle up, grab some popcorn, and take a look at a
great view of the best
of CES 2019 arriving throughout the next six months.
Let’s go!

Mainstream Dell XPS 13 (2019)

Best laptops of CES 2019

Dell kicks off our list with a refreshed XPS 13 for 2019. Gone
is the nose cam seen on the previous model. After loads of
criticism, Dell redesigned the camera and returned it to the
InfinityEdge display’s top bezel.

Outside the new camera, the refreshed XPS includes the latest
eighth-generation Intel “Whiskey Lake-U” processors, new
“frost” and “rose gold” exteriors, and a battery promising
up to 21 hours. The 13.3-inch display packs a 3,840 x 2,160
resolution with touch, or a 1,920 x 1,080 display with or without

The updated Dell XPS 13 is available now for $899.

HP Spectre x360 15 HP Spectre X360 15

HP boasts that its new Spectre x360 15 is the world’s first
laptop with an AMOLED display packing HDR support. That’s on top
of the Spectre x360’s redesign launched back in October. The move
to an OLED is a big deal, as it provides an incredibly high
contrast ratio and support for a huge color gamut, generating a
vivid, beautiful screen.

From what we can tell, the internals mostly haven’t changed
since the October refresh, packing eighth-generation Intel Core
processors, discrete GeForce or Radeon discrete graphics, and a
360-degree hinge enabling Laptop, Tent, Tablet, and Stand modes.
Still, we will have to see if this AMOLED-based model retains the
same 17-hour battery life experienced with the previous units
shipped in October

The HP Spectre x360 15 arrives in March for a yet-to-be revealed

Huawei MateBook 13

MateBook 13

The MateBook
is a mid-range laptop with a premium design for the
mainstream market. It’s based on two eighth-generation Intel Core
“Whiskey Lake-U” processors and a discrete GeForce MX 150 on
the Core i7 version. It’s a gorgeous device, packing a 13-inch
screen into a 12-inch frame, a native 1440p resolution, and plenty
of memory and storage.

Other goodies crammed into the MateBook 13 include Wireless AC
and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a 1MP camera, Dolby Atmos sound,
and a 41.7WHr battery promising up to 10 hours of local Full HD
playback on the Core i7 model.

The MateBook 13 ships in North America on January 29 through
Amazon and Newegg for a starting price of $999.

Gaming Acer Predator Triton 900

After teasing gamers late last year, the convertible Predator
Triton 900 finally arrives with a 2-in-1 style form factor. Thanks
to a unique hinges on each side, you can pull the display forward
over the keyboard for a better up-close-and-personal experience.
You can flip the display for a stand experience as well or flatten
it onto the keyboard to make a super hefty tablet.

The specifications list a 17.3-inch IPS screen with a 3,840 x
2,160 resolution backed by Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. You’ll
also see up to an eight-generation six-core Intel processor,
Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2080, up to 32GB of system memory, NVMe
PCIe SSDs, and a built-in Xbox Wireless receiver.

The Acer Predator Triton 900 ships in March for an insane
starting price of $4,000.

Alienware Area-51m

best laptops of CES 2019

Alienware enters a legendary new stage with the launch of the
Area-51m. The winner of our Best Laptop of the Show award, the new
gaming invader sports a major design overhaul since its last major
revision in 2014. That includes a reimagined shape and new color
options: Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon. The underlying
sci-fi theme fans love still remains highly relevant.

As always, Alienware packs the latest high-end hardware to push
out massive frame rates. The list includes three ninth-generation
Core 7 and i9 processors, RTX 20 Series graphics, up to 64GB of
system memory, up to three storage devices, optional Tobii
eye-tracking, and more. It even ships with two power bricks: One
for home and one for the road.

The Alienware Area-51m arrives to take over mankind on January
29 for a starting price of $2,549 Earth dollars.

MSI GS75 Stealth

MSI dubs the GS75 Stealth as the world’s first thin and
lightweight 17.3-inch laptop with RTX 20 graphics. Models will
consist of RTX 2080 and 2070 Max-Q variants along with the normal
RTX 2060 for laptops. The “IPS-level” screen has a native 1080p
resolution at 144Hz.

Inside you’ll find an eighth-generation six-core Intel
processor, three SSDs, and an access panel on the bottom to easily
swap out storage. On the outside, MSI provides a smartphone-sized
glass trackpad sporting an extremely smooth and sensitive

The MSI GS75 Stealth goes on sale later this month for an
unknown price.

Samsung Notebook Odyssey

best laptops of CES 2019

If you want something a little different, Samsung’s redesigned
Notebook Odyssey is the laptop for you. This model sports a raised
display so you’re not looking down at the screen during long
gaming sessions. The screen itself measures 15.6 inches sporting a
1,920 x 1,080 resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and Nvidia

Under the hood, you’ll find an eighth-generation six-core
Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia’s new RTX 2080 graphics built for
laptops, 16GB of system memory (two slots), and two storage
devices. Chilling both chips are two redesigned Jet Blade fans,
each built with 83 blades for optimized cooling.

The Samsung Notebook Odyssey arrives in early 2019 for a
currently unknown price.

Asus ROG Mothership

best laptops of CES 2019

Finally, we have one honorable mention: The Asus ROG Mothership.
It’s a somewhat similar in design to Microsoft’s Surface
family, providing a super-sized meaty gaming tablet with a
kickstand mounted on the back, and a detachable mechanical keyboard
below the screen.

Don’t let the “tablet” description fool you: The ROG
Mothership is a full-blown gaming machine with a 17.3-inch Full HD
G-Sync screen, an Intel Core i9 HK-class processor, and a
full-blown RTX 2080 graphics chip. You can easily swap out the
storage too, unlike a tablet.

The ROG Mothership from Asus will invade Earth this quarter for
a currently unknown starting price.

And that’s it for our roundup of best new laptops of CES 2019.
What’s your pick?

Source: FS – Android
The best laptops of CES 2019