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The best gaming laptops in 2019 from CES - Selection

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If you are a gamer who always watchesnews, you should be aware of the events of the exhibition CES 2019. It was here that the loudest announcements occurred. Companies AMD, Intel and Nvidia presented the latest models of processors and video cards, which will soon be installed in the best gaming laptops.

If you are looking for a thin, light and powerful laptop,allowing anywhere to fight with opponents or want to get acquainted with a new form factor - the choice is huge. You can start to collect money, because now I will introduce you to the most productive laptops, which are comparable in their power with stationary computers.

Top features, unique form factors, artificial intelligence to improve system performance - all this is already in the new gaming laptops presented at CES 2019.

  • ASUS FX705 and FX505
  • ORIGIN EVO16-S and EVO17-S
  • DELL G7 and G5
  • MSI GE75 and GE63
  • ALIENWARE M15 and M17
  • ASUS ZEPHYRUS S GX701 and GX531
  • HP OMEN 15
  • ASUS ROG G703
  • MSI GS75 and GS65

    Maybe Lenovo Legion Y540 is not the most powerfulgaming laptop, as the top Y740, but it has a crazy graphics performance in a slim package at an affordable price. The starting price of a 15-inch Legion Y540 model with discrete graphics like the Y740 and a stylish case starts at 62,000 rubles.

    Even the basic version of the Y540 fits into the gaming notebook class.


    Asus ROG Strix Hero II is similar to Scar II, however, this model of a gaming laptop is specifically designed for multiplayer online games, which is immediately clear from the transparent keys W, A, S and D.

    ROG Strix Hero II laptop in basic versionReceived an RTX 2060 graphics card and Optimus technology support, which uses discrete graphics only when necessary, which saves battery power.

    ASUS FX705 and FX505

    Gamers prefer processors and graphics fromAMD is clearly pleased with the appearance of Asus FX705 and FX505 laptops with an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor and Radeon RX 560X graphics. Thanks to technology FreeSync, customizable keyboard with RGB backlight and 1.8 mm keystroke, 15/17 inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz - these models will be serious competitors.


    Despite the fact that in GIGABYTE Aero 15-X9 noartificial intelligence to improve performance like the Aero 15-Y9, the X9 will still be a very powerful gaming laptop with impressive features.

    The 15-inch laptop runs on an Intel Core i9-8950K processor with GeForce RTX 2070 graphics, and has a display calibrated with X-Rite Pantone.


    Although Samsung today is almost not associated withproduction of gaming laptops, yet at CES 2019 the company introduced something new. The Samsung Odyssey got a 15.6-inch screen with an update of 144 Hz, an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics, 16 GB of RAM, and an aluminum case just 19.9 mm thick.

    If Samsung does not become overpriced for the Odyssey laptop, then it may well become popular among gamers who can appreciate its stylish design.


    What better way to demonstratecapabilities in Battlefield V than a camouflaged laptop? The Asus ROG Strix Star II received a camouflaged body, Nvidia RTX 2060 or 2070 graphics, a 15 or 17-inch display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 3 ms, as well as an Intel Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H processor.

    ORIGIN EVO16-S and EVO17-S

    Despite the fact that Origin has revealed little information about what graphics the new lightweight EVO16-S and EVO17-S gaming laptops will receive, it is definitely clear that the video cards will be the most powerful and new generation.

    Origin EVO16-S and EVO17-S support connectionimmediately three solid-state drives, work on the Intel Core i7-8750H processor and received a 16 or 17-inch display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. They can work up to 6 hours without recharging, however, if you load them with games, the battery will be depleted earlier.

    DELL G7 and G5

    For the most part, only enthusiasts know Dell byAlienware lineup. And at CES 2019, the company showed the Dell G7 and G5 models with Intel 8-generation processors and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, which makes them powerful competitors with a starting price of 67,000 rubles.

    The thinner G7 comes in 15 or 17 inches.Full HD screen refresh rate 144 Hz. A version of the gaming notebook and 4K OLED display will be available. You can also choose one of two models with a 1 or 2 TB hard drive. Despite the fact that the 15-inch G5 got the same characteristics, its screen has a resolution of Full HD or UHD and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.


    To adopt the latest RTX graphics fromNvidia up to the RTX 2080 Max-Q card for the 17-inch model, Lenovo decided to release an updated version of the Legion Y740. 15 and 17-inch configurations of Lenovo Legion Y740 with 144 Hz refresh rate, G-Sync, Dolby Vision support and brightness up to 500 nits will be on sale soon.

    Devices series received impressive features that will delight any gamers.

    MSI GE75 and GE63

    For players who prefer more aggressivestyle, fit MSI GE75 and GE63. The laptops on the lid have an L-shaped cutout with RGB backlighting, while the GE75 stands out for its red anodized 3D Dragon Spines finish.

    These bright gaming laptops will be top in 2019year with configurations: 17.3 or 15.6-inch IPS displays with an update rate of 144 Hz, graphics to RTX 2080, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors and support for up to 3 drives. It complements this keyboard with RGB backlighting and the ability to create an individual style.

    ALIENWARE M15 and M17

    If you think ultra-thin laptops are smallwhat they are capable of, you are firmly mistaken. Updated Dell Alienware M15 and M17 are able to surprise. The models received 15 and 17-inch thin displays with up to 4K resolution, Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics - it is placed in stylish slim cases with a keyboard and RGB backlight.

    ASUS ZEPHYRUS S GX701 and GX531

    Asus Zephyrus S GX701 is stylish and powerfulgaming notebook with a slim body (18.7 mm), narrow frames and a Pantone display. The company introduced it as the smallest 17-inch gaming notebook, which received GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, a display with G-Sync and Optimus support, and an 8th generation Intel core i7-8750H processor.

    If you were looking for something compact and powerful for games, then this is the best choice.


    Instead of focusing oncharacteristics, like almost all competitors, in Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9 relied on technology. Artificial intelligence is responsible for improving performance. Like other top gaming laptops, the Aero 15-Y9 also boasts an Intel Core i9 processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics, a 15.6-inch 4K display.

    A feature of the notebook becomes support for Microsoft Azure AI technology for the best balance between performance and energy efficiency.


    Although the Origin EON 17-X can not boast suchthe same upgrade as Alienware Area-51m, although the laptop also got a new generation of desktop processor and graphics class. Surely you will notice it thanks to the 17-inch 4K display with G-Sync support.

    HP OMEN 15

    15 inch HP OMEN 15 for the first time shows offdisplay with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Until now, no laptop has ever received anything like it. In addition, OMEN 15 installed a top-end Intel 8th generation processor and Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card. But, thanks to the ultra-fast refresh rate of the display, the equipment will be the most attractive for amateur eSports professionals.


    Asus ROG Mothership is the most talked about.gaming laptop at CES 2019. The monster received a removable keyboard and a folding stand. The laptop is very similar to Microsoft Surface Pro with a 17.3-inch screen. It also has the best features, including an Intel Core i9-8950K processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, Intel Wireless Connection Wi-Fi6 AX200 and support for up to three SSD drives that can be connected to a RAID array.


    Unlike the large Predator 900, the youngestThe 15-inch Acer Predator Triton 500 model has a simpler design. There is no Easel hinge here - it was replaced by a more traditional clamshell form factor. But, the device received good performance, including the Nvidia RTX 2080 video card and the display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.


    Razer took everything we liked inlast year's Blade 15 and made a full-scale update. The updated gaming laptop received RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, a Windows Hello camera and a 144 Hz display. The Advanced version will appear at the end of the month at a price of about 150,000 rubles.

    ASUS ROG G703

    Asus ROG G703 features not less thandiffers from other top-end gaming laptops CES 2019. An important feature of the model becomes support for HyperDrive Extreme. In a laptop, you can combine three SSD drives in a RAID configuration to get the maximum transfer rate.


    The name of this laptop alone leads tothrill, and the company does not disappoint us. Thanks to the Ezel Aero loop, the Acer Preadator Triton 900 can work in one of four positions, the Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics, 17-inch 4K screen with G-Sync support and the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor are installed here. This is a very expensive gaming laptop, but one of the most interesting.

    MSI GS75 and GS65

    Just take a look at the subtlest profile of this.laptop. It is unlikely that you would think that MSI GS75 Stealth is capable of wearing the title of ultrabook with the performance of the best gaming PCs. It has a 17-inch screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, the latest RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, and support for up to three SSDs. If you need a more compact laptop, then a 15-inch MSI GS65 will be an excellent alternative.


    And let the model really look like a laptop,Alienware Area-51m is a stationary gaming computer disguised in a mobile case. You get a PC-class processor with overclocking capability, unlocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics, 17-inch display. And the fact that in the future both the processor and the video card can be replaced!

    Area-51m can be upgraded in the futureon their own. Its sales start on January 21 with a starting price of 170,000 rubles. This is the most impressive gaming laptop I've ever seen and a full replacement for any desktop computer.