Best laptops from CES 2020
Laptops are there a many but 2020 seems like a whole new year for them. From 2-in-1 touchscreens to 360-degree hinge designs, the laptops we saw at CES 2020 simply blew our minds. Some of them are still concepts but overall, this has been quite a pleasant year at CES for laptops.
There was a time when working full-time with just a laptop seemed too far-fetched. But that seems like the Stone Age right now because laptops are now the go-to machines people use for maximum work productivity. Considering CES 2020 had so much more to offer with futuristic laptop designs, we think it’s only going to get smarter and better over time.
So, what do these futuristic laptops look like? Some have foldable screens, some have a 360-degree hinge design, whereas some others come with a full-width secondary touchscreen.
If that isn’t enough, there are designs with built-in Tile trackers to make sure you never lose them.
Dell 2020 XPS 13 Lightweight Laptop
This compact, ultra-thin device now has an integrated infrared camera designed for Windows Hello. Plus, while its webcam is actually 2.5-millimeters smaller, it uses a four-element lens. So this lightweight computer provides crisp images and reduces outside noise. Constructed with precision from top to bottom, this Dell laptop has a sleek aluminum chassis for a minimalist look. Not only that, but it also comes in two models: black carbon fiber or white arctic, which uses woven glass fiber.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga Laptops (2020 Version)
Last updated in August 2019, Lenovo has once again decided to refresh their flagship ThinkPad X1 lineup with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga Laptops (2020 Version). Similar to the previous models, these laptops also feature Intel’s latest 10th-generation “Ice Lake” processors and up to 16GB of RAM. However, the new models do come with the capacity of having up to 2TB of internal storage. Additionally, the laptops have function keys that can help you start and end a voice-over-IP call quickly.
HP Elite Dragonfly G2 Laptop
Designed primarily for those working on the go, the new HP Elite Dragonfly G2 Laptop goes one step further with 5G connectivity and Tile tracking. So, you can easily locate your laptop if you misplace it with the Tile app. The 5G connectivity is currently only with Sprint with more carriers to join the network in the coming days. What makes this laptop worth a try is an impressively lightweight design that weighs only 2.2 pounds (or about 0.99kg).
Acer Spin 5 2020 Convertible Laptop
Along with updated hardware abilities, the Spin 5 2020 version is a lighter model of its predecessor. In fact, it’s almost a pound lighter than the previous model. Furthermore, the new Acer Spin 5 lets you choose between two of the 10th-generation Intel Ice Lake chips. Operating on Windows 10 Home and offering a maximum of 16-gigabytes of RAM, this convertible laptop is designed to get the job done.
Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel & ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro Swing-Hinge Laptops
These convenient laptops have a swinging hinge. Because of that, you can position them in five different ways: sharing, pad, floating, display, and stand. The hinge on each of these Acer laptops goes across the full length of the computer. In doing so, it adds strength and stability. You can prop it up in a tent-like fashion to display the ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro as a stand, or you can pretend it’s a tablet in pad mode. The easy-to-use design means you’ll have a simple time getting the hinge to move the way you want.
Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha Flex Laptop
This laptop features a QLED screen, runs in full HD, and comes in hundreds of dollars below its counterparts. And while this laptop won’t have as powerful a battery or be as light, Samsung didn’t sacrifice quality to give you a more affordable option. But thanks to the energy-saving benefits of the QLED screen, you’ll still have great battery life. And with the Outdoor Mode, you’ll have 600 nits of brightness. This Samsung laptop comes in at 2.6 lbs, and you’ll have the fingerprint sensor for convenient login capabilities.
HP Spectre X360 15 Convertible Laptop
With this update, the 15-inch laptop has bezels that are a bit slimmer than they were before. Going the way of many devices, this computer may eventually eliminate bezels altogether. For now, this reduction in bezel size allows the computer to be 13% smaller than it was previously. However, it still maintains the sleek lines for a similar shape along with cut-out corners. Furthermore, this new HP laptop has a smaller infrared webcam, which still comes with the kill switch. The 15.6-inch OLED panel offers 4K resolution for clarity while you’re working or binge-watching.
Lenovo Legion Y740S Slim Gaming Laptop
It might measure 15.6 inches, but the Lenovo Legion Y740S Slim Gaming Laptop is super portable. That’s because this is a lightweight and thin gaming laptop. In fact, the Legion Y740S weighs just 1.7 kilograms—that’s about 3.7 pounds—and is only 14.9 millimeters—about half an inch—thick. It’s almost unbelievable how much power Lenovo fit in this small, entirely aluminum package. It supports up to 4K Dolby Vision HDR for incredible image quality. And it also works together with an external GPU, the BoostStation through its Thunderbolt 3 port.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Coming with a 4K AMOLED display and built-in-pen support, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is the thinnest Chromebook ever made. The laptop is just 9.9mm thick and comes in two beautiful colors – stunning Fiesta Red, or a more subdued Mercury Gray. Thanks to the durable aluminum, this Chromebook can easily bear everyday use no matter where you take it. Additionally, the display delivers 4K UHD resolution for incredible picture quality. The near-infinite screen and slim 3.9mm bezel make the display perfect for gaming or photo editing. You will also get the built-in pen with this Chromebook.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 360º Hinge Laptop
The impressive ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 360º Hinge Laptop is here. The new C436 has a hinge that opens completely, so you can use this Chromebook as a tablet if you want. If you move the hinge partway, you can use the computer in tent mode, open completely flat, or as a laptop. So if you’re sitting at your desk, it’s easy to use this new Chromebook like a regular computer. But you can also use it on the go as a tablet with ease. Inside, this ASUS Chromebook boasts a 10th-generation processor from Intel along with up to 16 gigabytes of RAM for all your performance needs.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14″ Ultrabook
This 14″ Ultrabook comes with two processor options: the AMD Ryzen 4000 series or the Intel 10th-Gen Core i7. The two processor options give the Yoga Slim 7 laptop a couple of price points—the Intel is about $350 more. Additionally, this Lenovo Ultrabook offers several other impressive specs, including a 1080p display. Furthermore, it has a maximum of 16 gigabytes RAM and one terabyte solid-state drive.
Lenovo Ideapad Duet 2-in-1 Chromebook
With a two-in-one design, this tiny Chromebook can work as a tablet or laptop. That’s because this 2-in-1 Chromebook has a 10.1-inch display and a keyboard. Put it on your desk and type like you’re using a laptop, or place it in your lap and use it as a tablet. Additionally, this Lenovo Chromebook uses the MediaTek Helio P60T processor, which runs at 2 GHz. Along with that, it’ll give you up to 128 gigabytes of storage and four gigabytes of RAM.
Lenovo Ducati 5 Racing Stripe Laptop
The Lenovo Ducati 5 Racing Stripe Laptop will make you feel like you’re out on the track. Designed through a collaboration between Ducati and Lenovo, it has a classic racing stripe across the entire exterior. The primary color of this Lenovo racing laptop is metallic, making the double red stripe stand out against its background. With the ability to work on Wi-Fi 6, the Ducati 5 laptop ensures you go as fast as you want. Additionally, this limited-edition racing stripe computer offers a 10th-Gen Intel Core processor.
ASUS ZenBook Duo 2-Display Laptop
This laptop features the ScreenPad Plus, a secondary display that works seamlessly with the main display. The ErgoLift hinge provides you with a 5.5° tilt for your keyboard, to improve your ergonomics. But that lift also serves to cool the laptop down more and allow you to hear the sound better. The ZenBook Duo has a 14″ FHD display, and the laptop weighs 3.3 pounds. If you’ve been looking for something different, then the ZenBook Pro is just what you’ve been seeking.
Dell G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen Gaming Laptop
The PC combines AMD’s “Renoir-H” Ryzen processors with eight Zen 2 cores at 2.9–4.2 GHz. It also features Radeon RX 5600M graphics if you’d like an alternative to the Intel/NVIDIA combination typical of most gaming laptops. The gaming PC also uses AMD’s SmartShift technology to alternate power between the CPU and GPU, ensuring maximum performance. A powerful cooling system with multiple air inlets will keep the laptop’s temperature optimal while you play, guaranteeing reliable operation.
Dell Concept Duet Dual-Screen Tablet
A compact concept design, the Dell Concept Duet Dual-Screen Tablet provides two individual displays. Each screen measures 13.4 diagonal inches, allowing you to use them together or separately. Not only that, but you’re also able to change up how you use each screen for efficiency. Additionally, this two-screen laptop-style device offers one screen primarily as your display and the second as a keyboard. You can use the keyboard screen with a pen or your touch depending on what you want to do.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Compact Gaming Laptop
You’ll get more power out of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Compact Gaming Laptop than you thought possible. It may appear to be a fairly small laptop at just 14 inches in size, but the ROG Zephyrus G14 packs a punch. That’s because inside this laptop for gaming is one of the new eight-core AMD Ryzen 4000 chips. Pair that with the GeForce RTX 2060 CPU, and you’ve got an intense compact gaming laptop.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Dual-Screen Laptop
The 13-inch laptop features a main screen and an additional 10-inch E Ink display screen on its lid. The responsive E Ink screen is a perfect canvas for taking notes or making sketches as you need to. So if you’ve got a few minutes between meetings or are on your way from one meeting to the next, you can pen your extra thoughts in E Ink. Sync all your work to Microsoft One Note, and the laptop itself has Alexa integrated onboard. Also, you can use the E Ink screen as an e-reader since it’s integrated with the Kindle App.
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