From equipping the latest Nvidia’s RTX to notched screens, laptop releases from Pre-CES Expo are some must-see devices.
Dell, Asus, and HP surfaced their Featured Laptops before CES Expo
Dell Alienware m17
It’s the thinnest and lightest gaming laptop from Dell featuring Intel’s 8th Gen i9-8950HK CPU and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX GPU. Coming with a price tag of $1650, m17 is like a super customizable laptop with two-slotted RAM (Upto 32GB), different GPU fitting slots and FHD, UHD and QHD display variants. Wide internal storage options set to two 1TB SSDs. USB 3.0 ports consisting of Type C Thunderbolt, HDMI 2.0, LAN etc.
“m15” which was launched in last October has got upgraded with Intel i9-8950HK CPU, Nvidia RTX GPU, RAM and storage options. So obviously the price is ramped up to $1580.
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Asus Zenbook S13, S14, and StudioBook S
Upon watching S13, it seemed like the bezel-less and notch setup has arrived for notebooks also.
S13 is a 13.9″ FHD display with 97% screen-to-body ratio. Packed with Intel i8 processor and Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU. RAM capacity is upto 32GB and internal SSD upto 1TB. Front cam is stuffed into the notch and it’s with 2.5mm nano edge bezels.
S14 has a sleek design with 14″ FHD display and StudioBook S has a 17″ display. Where S14 houses Intel i7 processor, StudioBook has Intel’s Xeon E-2176M setup. Rest features in terms of ports and power are almost the same.
Prices aren’t sure at present but expected to surface soon.
Besides these bigshots, HP has also got some new Chromebooks unveiled today. Chromebook 14” is launched in two variants differing in capabilities. One with 1366×768p Non-touchscreen, AMD A4 CPU and Radeon R4 GPU for $269.
Another with 920×1080p FHD Touchscreen, AMD A6-9220C CPU and Radeon R5 GPU for $299.
Rest all features appeared to be same for both like 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage with 4 USB ports (2×Type C, 2×Type A). The company claims these notebooks to have a battery life of 9+ hours from a single charge.
While all the previous HP notebooks are equipped with Intel, these two are the first ones to be processed by AMD.