Dual Screens and Overclocks – Our Favourite Laptops From Computex 2019
Computex 2019 is on, and it’s time to show some love for laptops. We’ve seen our fair share of amazing, innovative and weird designs over the years, and you’ll be happy to know that the tradition is alive here as well. Without further ado, here are our favourite laptops revealed at Computex 2019.
Intel Honeycomb Glacier Dual Screen Laptop
Why have one screen in your laptop, when you can have two?
This seems to be Intel’s philosophy behind the Honeycomb Glacier Gaming laptop. In addition to a 15.6-inch 1080p display, it has a secondary 12-inch 720p display hinged with the primary one. When you lift the screen, it automatically pulls the secondary display into place, propped at any angle you feel comfortable.
The Honeycomb Glacier is supposed to cater to people who rely heavily on dual screen setups, including streamers who need to focus on the game on screen and monitor the chat on the other.
It is just a concept model, with a GTX 1070, 32 gigs of RAM and an unnamed 8-core CPU, but maybe someday we may actually get to see a proper version in the market.
ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo
Now, ASUS isn’t going to be left behind when it comes to dual screen laptops.
The company announced the Zenbook Pro Duo, a 15.6-inch notebook with two 4K screens: One 4K OLED primary 15.6-inch display and a 4K ScreenPad Plus.
You can drag any window from the primary to the secondary screen, and even use it as an extension of the primary display.
On the inside, it packs a 9th gen Intel Core i9 processor and an RTX 2060, making sure you get a smooth experience. There is a 14-inch version as well, which replaces the 4K screens with 1080p ones, and a Core i7 along with an NVIDIA MX250 GPU.
MSI GT76 Titan
While ASUS and Intel are putting in more screens, MSI’s been busy beefing up it’s single screen laptops. At Computex, the company revealed
the MSI GT76 Titan, a monster laptop with a full Core i9-9900K desktop processor, capable of sustaining a stable 5 GHz overclock over extensive time periods. Naturally, it is quite a beefy piece of hardware, weighing about 4.5 kilos. But on the inside it packs quite a punch. The 9900K is coupled with an RTX 2080 and supports upto 128 gigs of DDR4 memory. It also features an 11 pipe, quad fan cooling system that apparently took MSI four years to design. Needless to say, this is going to cost quite a lot, with a starting price point of $3600.
Alienware m15 and m17
Alienware has decided to redesign their m15 and m17 laptops from the ground up, and I gotta say, I dig it.
The new models are inspired by the legend design from the Alienware Area 51m we saw during CES 2019. They are made from a magnesium alloy, making them sturdy yet lightweight. Display options range from 240 Hz to 4K OLED panels. Other than, it seems business as usual, with laptops being updated to the latest 9th gen Intel processors and NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series and RTX 20 series laptops.