Portable Gaming laptops That appeared in CES 2018
You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that huge weights, . Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive laptop to take to events? Forget about playing games or editing video.Here are some list of the gaming laptops that claims to be cheap and portable in terms of graphics.
HP Spectre x360
HP’s new Spectre x360 15 convertible , unveiled at CES 2018, is the first PC to exploit the tech. Even with the weight premium of a 2-in-1 shell and 4K touchscreen, it has a slim 19.8mm profile and weighs just 4.6 pounds.
DELL XPS 15
Another new model boasting Intel and AMD’s chip combo is Dell’s XPS 15 two-in-one.Like the Spectre, it’s a convertible with a 4K touch display that’s 16mm and weighs 4.3 pounds.
14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics weights 4.1 pounds, you’d be lucky to get four to five hours of battery life on the 4K model.
Gigabyte Aero 15x
The Aero 15x squeezes NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q into a 19mm, 4.6-pound size. Yet, its performance isn’t that far below the 7.6-pound Alienware 15 R4 with NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics, and it blows that model away in terms of battery life (7.9 hours versus 5.7 hours of 4K-video-viewing time).
Acer Switch Black Edition
Moving down a bit in weight and performance, Acer revealed its 13.5-inch fanless 2-in-1 Switch Black Edition at CES, with an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 chip and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 CPU (the “first ever fanless PC with discrete graphics,” Acer claims). While that combo won’t give you quite the performance of the Vega or Max-Q chips, it weighs in at just 2.5 pounds, shockingly little for a convertible with discrete graphics.
All of this will make 2018 a very good year for you, the demanding Windows 10 gamer, virtual reality user, video editor or graphic artist. The current and upcoming models will give you lighter weight and/or cheaper choices, whether you want a maxed-out gaming machine, a detachable 2-in-1 with discrete graphics or a lightweight laptop that can game and edit 4K video.
Even if you just do web and documents and plan to game here and there, why get a model with integrated graphics when there are better options? For years, I’ve dreamed of an affordable laptop I can take to a trade show to edit posts and videos without worrying about battery life, then game or use for VR afterward. By CES 2019, it might be unusual to see a laptop without those capabilities.