When it comes to CES, every major processor and graphics card announcement is inevitably followed by plenty of laptop announcements.
With CES 2022 coming to an end, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what the laptop landscape will look like for the rest of the year, and if our favorites listed below are any indication, it’s going to be a good year.
Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition
The Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition falls under Acer’s Earthian platform, which is focused on developing sustainable products. The chassis of this particular Vero is made from 30% Recycled (PCR) plastic, while the packaging is a multi-purpose box made from 85% recycled paper. The laptop sleeve is also made of 100% Industrial Recycled Plastic (PIR).
Acer doesn’t currently have pricing and availability for North America (we hope this cute, speckled laptop makes it to the US!), But the Aspire Vero will be available in China for € 5,499 from January 2022 and for € 899 in France from March 2022. Regardless of where it’s sold, every purchase supports the National Geographic Society, a global non-profit based in the United States.
Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 has a tiered version depending on which model you want. If you want an Intel-based Nitro 5, the 15.6-inch version comes in March 2022 for $ 1,049.99 in North America and the 17.3-inch model comes in April 2022 for $ 1,099.99. We’ll see the AMD-based 15.6-inch model in April 2022 for $ 1,099.99 and the 17.3-inch model in May 2022 for $ 1,149.99.
Asus ROG Flow Z13
Asus tends to walk out the door when announcing laptops at CES – and this year is no exception. The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is a Microsoft Surface-like gaming tablet with an integrated stand and detachable keyboard. It has a 13.4-inch touchscreen with an optional external RTX 3080 GPU for graphics enhancement. It’s the little brother of the ROG Flow X13, a 2-in-1 gaming laptop that Asus first introduced at CES 2021 last year.
The Z13’s display offers an impressive resolution of 3840 x 2400 and supports pen input when you want to write your notes or scribble on the go. You can equip it with a 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900H processor, 16 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU fast and so small that we can now play tablet-sized games is amazing.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED has a foldable 17.3-inch touchscreen that can be used as an extra-large tablet, as a normal laptop with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard, or as a bifold tablet that can be folded to the side.
On the specification page, the OLED display when unfolded has a resolution of 2560 x 1920 and becomes a 12.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1280. In this mode, the lower part of the screen can be used as an on-screen keyboard, or you can place the separate BlueTooth keyboard at the bottom of the screen for a better typing experience.
The laptop also has a stand on the back so you can support full-screen mode and use the BlueTooth keyboard separately, much like a mini desktop PC. Inside is an Intel Core i7-1250U processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of SSD storage. The laptop will be available in the second quarter of 2022, prices have not yet been announced.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
Dell’s long-running XPS lineup is not only one of our favorites but possibly the one that can rival MacBooks the most. This time around, Dell is taking a huge risk with its latest version of the popular XPS 13. The company has added some captive touch features over the XPS 13 Plus keyboard, a version that isn’t as subtle as the controversial Touch Bar on Apple’s MacBook Pro 13.
The XPS 13 Plus is the 12th with the latest Intel processors. It also has a 4K InfinityEdge display that is virtually frameless. As with the Touch Bar, however, the lack of a headphone jack on the Dell XPS 13 has caused controversy.
HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook
Not only is the design of the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook elegant and eye-catching, but it is the first time HP has added a Chromebook to its Elite Dragonfly line of business devices. It’s also the first Chromebook to date to feature haptic feedback on the trackpad, along with a fingerprint sensor and Sure View Reflect privacy screen. It’s also the first Chromebook to support Intel’s vPro platform.
As for the components, the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook comes with Intel 12th processors. It also has a touchscreen with a 360-degree hinge, making it a 2-in-1 convertible.
Lenovo ThinkBook plus Gen 3
The best display for Lenovo and CES 2022 must be the ThinkBook plus Gen 3. The sleek ultrabook has a 17.3-inch screen with a resolution of 3072 × 1440, a physical screen and camera, up to 32GB of RAM to match a 2TB SSD. , and 12th Generation Intel Core H-Series processors.
The most notable, though, is the 2-inch 8-inch display on the right side of the keyboard, which has a resolution of 800 × 1280 and works with a stylus included. You can use it as a secondary display for an application, keep a chat window or notebook open during meetings, quick startup applications, or even a dedicated calculator for your scroll book needs.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 7
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 7 is an updated gaming laptop that is designed for work as well as gaming.
Its processor options allow the integration of Intel or AMD, starting with the Intel Core i7-12700H 12th to 240 Hz. It comes with up to 1 TB PCIe SSD (Gen4) memory, with graphics options up to the latest laptop GPU of the GeForce RTX 30 series from Nvidia. The case is made of a mixture of aluminum and magnesium metal and has a shock-free hinge, which Lenovo says should offer more protection for the laptop.