CES 2023 in Las Vegas By leaps and bounds. It’s especially amazing if you’re into gaming laptops and other PC gamers. There is new High performance processors from Intel And a powerful mobile Discrete graphics from Nvidiaand more than both announced by AMD, also. Add to that components things like OLED and Mini-LED screens with blatantly fast refresh rates, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year for laptop gamers.
To give you a rundown of all the best gaming laptops coming out of CES 2023, we’ve rounded them up for you below. Curious about other great gaming gear being announced at the annual tech conference? You’ll find those just out of laptops, so scroll down or check out We’ve got a full rundown of the best gaming items from CES.
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The gaming laptops from CES 2023
Dell G Series gaming laptops
It’s weird to write this, but two of the most exciting gaming laptops at CES are budget models. Dell’s new 16-inch G15 and G16 have chunky, angular bodies with two-tone designs. The G15 features a choice of a 15.6-inch resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with a 120Hz refresh rate and 250-nit brightness, or 165Hz with 100% sRGB color coverage and 300-nit brightness. The 16-inch G16 changes to a 16:10 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and either a 165Hz (100% sRGB) display or an optional 240Hz (100% DCI-P3) display. And it will be loaded with the latest components from Intel and Nvidia.
Over the past several years, laptop makers have been shrinking the bezels, also known as bezels, around laptop screens. This, along with internal components getting smaller and improved cooling systems, allowed them to use larger screens in smaller bodies. This means that you can now have a 16-inch laptop with a body size that used to have a 15-inch screen. And now you’ll be able to pack an 18-inch screen into a chassis the same size as an old 17.3-inch laptop. For the ROG Strix Scar 18 (it also comes in 16-inch), this extra size gave Asus more room for high-performance components.
Like the ROG Strix Scar, the Predator Helios gaming laptops come in 16- and 18-inch sizes and feature the latest Thirteenth generation Intel Core processorsNvidia GeForce RTX 40 series graphics, improved cooling and beautiful big screens, plus a full array of lights.
Among the three panel options is a Mini LED panel with a 250Hz refresh rate, 100% P3 color gamut and a brightness of over 1,000 nits. The new designs also use small LED backlit keyboards with a deep 1.8mm key travel. Per-key lighting uses less energy while giving the keys a bright, uniform color. A customizable RGB lighting strip across the top of the rear vents also runs.
While Alienware will also have a great 18-inch laptop, the M18, the standout from its announcements is the nifty little Alienware x14. Dubbed the Legend, the company has updated its product ID again, flattening the back to make it more comfortable to hold as well as an updated nose so it’s easier to open. It features a new foot design to allow for better cooling and more comfort when used on your lap. The x14 has a taller 16:10 display, support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, a full HD webcam and thermal material on the CPU and GPU for improved heat dissipation. But overall, it looks amazing – right down to the RGB touchpad.
Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip
Asus was one of the first to launch a Chromebook designed for cloud gaming, and now it’s launching its second, the CX34 Flip. It’s an all-white, dual-function Chromebook with color-blocked WASD keys and an RGB backlit keyboard. It has a 16:10, 144Hz, 1920 x 1200 pixels screen and fast wireless Wi-Fi 6E. When paired with a garage pen, this Chromebook is a must-have for work, school, or play. It will be available with up to a 12th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of memory. It is expected to be available later in the first quarter.
Gaming gear from CES 2023
Gaming laptops aren’t the only PC gamers being announced at CES. Here’s a quick rundown of the best peripherals and accessories we’ve seen from the show so far.
Alienware AW2524H 25″ Gaming Monitor
The Alienware monitor wasn’t the first to hit a 500Hz refresh rate, the speed at which a screen can fully redraw — that honor went to Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz In May 2022. But the screen of this model is based on TN, a technology that is famous for its speed but not much else. The Alienware model is based on IPS, which has better colors, better viewing angles, and higher brightness, and this is the first time we’ve seen IPS push this hard. It’s also a rare speed that only a professional esports player will appreciate.
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ASUS ROG Swift PG248QP 24″ Gaming Monitor
The new 540Hz, 24-inch ROG Swift PG248QP has been unveiled CESE-TN (“E” for “electronic sports”) uses Asus technology used in Former 500Hz Speed Champion. Toned-display LCD screens can reach high refresh rates but do not have the color, brightness, or viewing angles of other display types such as OLED and IPS. But if you need smooth, fast, and low-latency performance more than other monitor specs, this ROG Swift might be worth it.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 59″ Curved Gaming Monitor
CES When gaming monitor companies bring out the big guns – and few are bigger than the new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 57-inch, DisplayHDR 1000 model. Teased by AMD over RX 7000 Series GPU Launch In November as the first monitor announced with DisplayPort 2.1 support, the Neo G9 has a resolution of 7,680 x 2,160 pixels. The higher resolution plus HDR and the fast 240Hz refresh rate make High Bandwidth DP 2.1 a must-have, although it’s not full 8K (32:9 aspect ratio).
HP has announced a series of 3D-printed add-ons in HP CES To customize and personalize your HyperX keyboards, mice, and headsets. What makes this line so interesting is that the keycaps and headphone stands are all produced on HP’s industrial color 3D printers. Using nylon powder, it is more advanced than the PLA base plastic material used in most home 3D printers, but still non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Alongside its new Blade laptops, Razer has announced an updated version of its desktop speaker, the Leviathan V2. The new Pro model adds 30 lighting zones, head tracking (via infrared cameras) and beamforming to precisely direct sound toward your ears. It has also updated the drivers for better low-end sound.