The 2022 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is held in Las Vegas from January 5-7, which typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. Affected by the pandemic, this event is held online and offline. Now that CES 2022 has ended, what new laptops are coming out? Let's take a look together.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
Designed with a minimalist aesthetic in mind, Dell's new XPS 13 Plus is a lot sleeker than its siblings. Besides a curvier chassis and a zero-lattice keyboard, a capacitive touch function row replaces the physical top row of keys, similar to the controversial Touch Bar on Apple's old MacBook Pros. It allows you to switch between function and media keys. And rather than a pronounced trackpad, there’s a seamless glass “haptic ForcePad” that blends fully into the laptop, complete with haptic feedback.
XPS 13 Plus packs a 13.4 -inch InfinityEdge screen (for super-thin bezels) and 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, and you can outfit with either an OLED or LCD panel. Under the hood, you'll find a 12th-Gen Intel Core processor and larger fans that increase airflow by 55% without increasing noise.
The eye-catching Alienware X14 uses dual-torque hinges and cooling upgrades to create a 14-inch ultra-thin gaming notebook with a thickness of only 0.57 inches. In terms of configuration, Alienware x14 can be equipped with up to 12th-Gen 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H, and up to RTX 3060 graphics. It's even billed as the first 14-inch laptop to support both NVIDIA's G-Sync and Advanced Optimus graphics switching. This laptop will come equipped with a 14-inch FHD panel, clocked at 144Hz, and support Dolby Vision HDR. You won't be hurting for connectivity between 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB C port, 1x HDMI 2.1 port, 1x USB 3.2 USB A port, and 1x microSD card slot.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
The new Zephyrus Duo 16 is the next version of Asus’s flagship dual-screen laptops purpose-built for gamers and content creators. It packs up to AMD R9 6980HX mobile processor paired with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. And the two screens both have 100% of DCI-P3 color coverage, at least 500 nits of brightness, and a response time of 3ms or less. And the refresh rates can reach 120Hz for 4K or QHD, and 240Hz for 1080p.
The 14.1-inch 4K ScreenPad Plus, located above the keyboard, can be used as an extension of the 16-inch primary screen, or place commonly used components during creation to make the display on the primary screen more complete. When opening the laptop, the secondary screen will automatically rise and slide to the main screen under the action of the hinge, sitting at a 13-degree angle. The gap in front of the screen is further eliminated, and the user’s field of vision is fully expanded.
And it also features many I/O ports: 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x microSD card reader, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x USB C 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort), 1x USB C 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort / PD / G-SYNC), and 2x USB A 3.2 Gen 2.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold
The world's first 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop is equipped with the latest 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 U-series processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics, as well as two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The Zenbook 17 Fold packs a large 17.3-inch 4:3 2.5K OLED touchscreen that can be folded in the middle to create two 12.5-inch 3:2 1920×1280 displays. The display has also passed TÜV Rheinland eye protection certification, supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and Dolby Vision HDR. Users can use it with the Asus ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad for a regular typing experience.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3
The new ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 packs an innovative 8-inch secondary screen and a 17.3-inch ultra-wide 21:10 aspect ratio primary screen, powered by 12th-Gen Intel Core H-Series processors. The main display supports 3072x1440 120Hz resolution and Dolby Vision. It also has TÜV Rheinland eye protection certification for low blue light. And the secondary display supports 800x1280 resolution and multitouch. It enables several new multitasking scenarios. For example, display app sub-tools, add a chat window or notepad function, mirror your smartphone, and more. The ThinkBook features 1x Thunderbolt 4 port, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, 2x USB-A ports, 1x HDMI output, and an audio jack.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 / Z16
Lenovo is putting a little vitality in the ThinkPad with its new Z series laptops. The lineup includes two machines, the Z13 and Z16 --- the numbers correspond to their display sizes. They’re made from recycled aluminum and have vegan black leather on the lids. They’re built with super high-res OLED touchscreen displays --- 2.8K for Z13, and 4K for Z16, and have ultra-thin bezels for a high screen-to-body ratio. They run on AMD Ryzen PRO mobile processors. Talking about the I/O ports, you will find 2x USB4 ports and a 3.5mm audio jack on Z13. And you will find 3x USB4 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an SD card reader on the Z16.
TCL Book 14 Go
The Book 14 Go is TCL's first laptop. It has a 14.1-inch display with a 1366x768@60Hz resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s an ARM-based laptop with a Snapdragon 7c CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. And it uses the USB C port for charging. There is also Wi-Fi 5 for local connections, plus Bluetooth 5.1 for audio, though there is a standard 3.5 mm jack as well. And the new Windows 11 laptop has a SIM card slot that can be connected to 4G LTE networks, so you can get on the internet while away from a Wi-Fi connection.
Acer Spin 513 Chromebook
The new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 refreshes the 2-in-1 Chromebook by switching the processor to a new MediaTek Kompanion 1380 and making the display about 20% larger. It features 2x USB C 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x USB a 3.2 Gen 1 port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. This seems like a versatile device suitable for light work projects or personal use. Like all Spin models, the screen can be folded back and used as a tablet, or erected on a flat surface in tent mode while watching videos. For users who prefer the sound of Acer's Chromebook 314 and Chromebook 315, Acer also made revisions.
And Razer’s innovative Project Sophia is the world's first modular gaming desk concept and the gaming battlestation of the future. So the performance of the laptops has been greatly improved with the new generation of mobile processors from Intel and AMD, and various aspects have been upgraded, bringing users a better experience. Ultraportable laptops have become more and more common. And to be ultra-thin, some manufactures may give up some ports. But multitasking on PC is becoming more prevalent in our lives today, and we still need the missing ports to complete our work. So in this case, a USB C hub can easily help you expand the ports of your laptop, such as HDMI, USB A, or Ethernet port, allowing you to work more efficiently.