When we think gaming laptops, all that comes in our mind are some heavy bodies, monster performance & extreme heating. Well, that era is definitely not over but, this is 2017 & we have came a long way of evolution. Gaming laptops are now way more powerful & they also have much improved heat management systems. In CES 2017, we saw some amazing gaming laptops & here is our best of the best list.
Razer’s Project Valerie:
This may not be the most powerful gaming laptop of CES 2017, but it surely is the most innovative concept. Thumbs up to Razer who made it possible. The Project Valerie has three 17.3 inch 4K screens equipped with the body of a Razer Blade Pro. All three displays work together as a single wide angle monitor & that translates to a resolution of 11520 x 2160 or we can say a total resolution of 12K ! It also includes support for NVIDIA’s G-sync alongside with it’s Surround View. About the internals, they must be similar to the Razer Blade Pro as it’s the same body but, in case Razer made any changes to it, we don’t really know. So, specs include an i7-6700HQ, an 8GB NVIDIA GTX 1080 & 32 Gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. You still can’t buy it anytime soon but, hope Razer can make this 12K laptop gaming common as fast as possible.
ASUS ROG GX800VH:
This is the most powerful Laptop from CES that we picked up for our list. It is an 18 inch gaming laptop with a 4k Display that has support for NVIDIA’s G-sync. Well, it all might look familiar to last years GX800 but, this time ASUS has updated the CPU from the Skylake 6820HK, to a 7th Gen Kabylake 7820HK that can now be overclocked upto 4.3GHz ! It also spots two GTX 1080‘s with SLI that are capable of providing 4K gaming at amazing frame rates. With this kind of performance, you get great heating absolutely free. ASUS has really impressed us with their liquid cooling solution that come in the form of an external cooling dock that is easy to connect & disconnect. The best thing about this dock is that if you don’t need it, you can simply keep it at home & carry the laptop only. Anyway, even after having this much hardware inside, the Laptop manages to maintain a body weight of less than 6KGs(Without the dock). We still don’t know what the prices are going to be in various regions, but this will definitely be the most expensive laptop that ASUS will make till date.
Lenovo Legion Y720:
This is the top model that Lenovo has announced under their new brand Legion that is made specifically for gaming. This is a 15.6 inch laptop with 4K resolution (Optional). On the inside it has a Kabylake i7-7700HQ equipped with GTX 1060. We are not sure about the storage options as they may vary by region but, it’ll spot PCIe SSD along with a SATA HDD. What is impressive though, this laptop is the first one in the world to spot Dolby Atmos & it also has built in support for Xbox One Wireless controller. Keeping in mind that this laptop has less specs, this is going to be way cheaper at 1399 USD & will be available from April 2017.