1Ultra Slim Virtual Reality-Ready Window 10 PCs Abound at CES 2017
2Lenovo Goes Beyond Basic Black
Lenovo’s ThinkPad is the quintessential business PC. Cloaked in black and featuring a distinctive red TrackPoint controller in the middle of the keyboard, the ThinkPad became a favorite among corporate PC buyers seeking the brand’s legendary reliability. Now, buyers considering the 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon for their users have a new color option: silver.
3Dell Introduces Convertible XPS 13
4HP Designs EliteBook x360 for Business Users
5Toshiba Gives Portégé X20W a Premium Look and Feel
6The LG Gram Is a Barely There Laptop
Thin is definitely in at LG. The South Korean electronics maker’s latest laptop, the Gram, is available in three sizes (13.3 inches, 14 inches and 15.6 inches), all of which can slip effortlessly into a crowded gadget bag. With an available Intel “Kaby Lake” Core i7 processor and up to 512GB of solid-state storage, the Gram can make short work of Windows 10 workloads.
7HP Doubles Down on 3D Content Creation
8Nvidia Delivers VR on the Go
VR enthusiasts no longer need to plug in to a bulky tower PC to explore virtual worlds. MSI gaming laptops have enough graphical processing power, courtesy of Nvidia Pascal GPUs, to make immersive VR setups significantly more portable. Convincing audio effects are provided by Nahimic VR technology, which produces 7.1 surround sound.
9Samsung’s First Gaming PC
Samsung is jumping into the gaming laptop scene with its new Notebook Odyssey model. Expected to be available this spring in two versions (17.3 inches and 15.6 inches), the high-end gaming system includes HexaFlow Vent technology that keeps the system cool as it is pushed to its limits, preventing unexpected shutdowns during extended gameplay sessions.
10Acer’s Gargantuan Gaming Laptop
The new Predator 21 X gaming laptop is massive on practically every level. A colossal 21-inch curved screen and a dual-Nvidia GPU setup produce eye-grabbing visuals. A clicky, full-sized mechanical keyboard is sure to please purists—that is, if they can stomach the $8,999 price tag when it ships in February.
11Dells Crafts a Surface Studio competitor for Creative Pros
Like Microsoft, Dell is targeting creative professionals with its new “smart workspace” called Canvas. Instead of being an all-in-one PC, Dell’s device plugs into a Windows 10 PC to provide designers and artists with a 27-inch digital workspace and display that accepts touch, stylus and dial input. At $1,799 when it ships in March, it’s also a more affordable alternative to the Surface Studio, which starts at $2,999.