If you thought that this years’ CES, which was held in January in Nevada, Las Vegas, was all about robots and Bluetooth speakers and futuristic cars, then you are highly mistaken. CES this year saw a showcase of some of the most awesome gaming laptops that are meant for both the novice players and those who are a pro in the gaming business.
Be it portable gaming laptops or ones with a bulky body, CES 2017 was the stage for all. But one thing must be mentioned that all the gaming laptops that were unveiled, whether available or just in prototype, were packed with power for providing ultimate satisfaction to the gamers, doing complete justice to the games which are to be played in them. CES saw laptops which are cheap and meant for novices and highly (read absurdly) priced ones which can only be tackled by the pro. But, in this article, we are talking about some of the best gaming laptops which were announced at the time of CES 2017. Earlier we covered best tablets and Best products of CES 2017.
5 Best Gaming Laptops of CES 2017
So, without wasting too much further time, have a look at a list of best gaming laptops that you need to keep an eye out for.
Project Valerie by Razer
Although it is just a prototype and nothing more, Project Valerie by Razer is going to be the first of its kind and is going to sweep gamers off their feet when it gets produced. What makes Project Valerie by Razer so special? The three screens of the device that gets folded into a single one. Amazed? While people are moving onto lighter laptops which weigh a couple of pounds, the company claims that the three screen, sliding into one on closing makes the Project Valerie by Razer a chunky laptop which is 1.5 inches thick and weighs around 12 pounds, but similar is the case with most of the gaming laptops which have a tendency of being heavier and thicker than the normal laptops available.
All the three screens are 17 inches in width and provide players with HD displays which helps them get immersed in the gaming world. The three screens of Project Valerie by Razer are integrated by Nvidia G-sync technology, which matches the output rates along with screen refresh rates and graphics hardware.
2. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series
While most of the gaming laptops unveiled at CES in the year of 2017 are meant for people who are hardcore gamers, Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series has seen to the fact that no novice gamers are left hopeless in the process. Unlike the various gaming laptops, Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series is less than an inch thick, but that doesn’t mean that it compromises on the gaming features of the device. It is powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050 TU along with the seventh generation of Intel iCore processor i7 or i5.
You can either choose between the 512 GB or the 1 TB variety of SSD. You can also extend the memory up to 32 GB. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series offers two screen types which are 4K UHD or HD in nature. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series is a completely black laptop which has a red border on the vents and near the speakers which gives it a tough gamer look and feel. Starting at just $799 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series is the one gaming laptop that all gamers should start their gaming life with.
3. Acer Predator 21 X
When gaming gets an ultimate twist, Acer Predator 21 X is born. Talk about any tech spec that can be present in any gaming laptop to make your experience richer and you will have it in Acer Predator 21 X. The laptop weighs a whopping 19.4 pounds and is jam packed with features which are dedicated to increasing the gaming experience of the players. To start off with, Acer Predator 21 X contains 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HK and is powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.
Acer Predator 21 X contains 16GB of GDDR5X VRAM and can be extended up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM along with a 1TB HD. Acer Predator 21 X also contains four more slots for hard disks. What more can you ask for? But we aren’t done yet. Acer Predator 21 X also contains a 21-inch display which is 21:9 in nature and supports 2560 x 1080 and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The display of Acer Predator 21 X is curved in nature for better visualization of the gaming screen. All in all, Acer Predator 21 X is the ultimate gaming laptop which is a dream come true for all gamers out there.
4. Alienware 13
When we talk about gaming laptops, how can we ever miss out on Alienware 13? Alienware 13 is probably one of those laptops which are ultra-portable in nature, unlike the others in its league that has a reputation for being large and bulky. The 13.3-inch display of Alienware 13 is capable of Virtual Reality which further enhances the gaming experience of the players. Alienware 13 is equipped with the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and is powered by the Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics; it also supports memory of up to 32 GB.
The display offered by the laptop is HD or 4k UHD in nature which is up to the choice of the gamers to select from depending on the clarity of the picture desired by them. When you are selecting Alienware 13, you also get to choose the amount of power you want in your laptop. Alienware 13 allows you to choose between Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti and 1060 GPU, which gives you a choice between three variants of power depending on the type of games you play.
5. Lenovo Legion Y720
If you don’t believe in “love at first sight,” you should give a look at Lenovo Legion Y720, and we assure you, you will fall in love. The 15-inch version comes with a red accent while the 17-inch variant has a multicolored accent that gives the whole device a tough and rugged look desired by most gamers. Rightly named as Legion, the backlit keyboard along with the accented look gives it a demonic outlook. There are a central hinge and an angled look which gives it a portable look.
Lenovo Legion Y720 is as usual powered by the seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processors long with the Nvidia graphics which is upgraded up to the current GeForce 1060 that gives the device immense power to play with. The Thunderbolt 3 ports provide a platform for the device to be powered with accessories which are desired by many gamers for various kinds of games. Lenovo Legion Y720 is a first of its kind on the fact that it is the first Windows laptop which has a pre- integrated Dolby Atmos that provides the players with a surround sound feature for better feel during playing games.
These are by far the best of the best gaming laptops that we could find in CES 2017 which are bound to satisfy the tastes of both the novice as well as the pro gamers. It doesn’t matter if you have played for ages or you have just started gaming, you will get something suitable for you in this years’ CES.