Best laptops at CES 2019: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • CES 2019 was full of laptops, everything from GeForce RTX-equipped thin gaming laptops to AMD-powered Chromebooks to desktop replacements with swappable CPUs. A lot looked like last year’s bunch, but there were more than a few interesting exceptions. To cut through the deluge of announcements, we’ve rounded up what we think are the best laptops from CES so you can get a look at the tech that’s arriving this year.
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Comments • 675

  • MythicalNatures
    MythicalNatures 18 days ago


  • Adam s
    Adam s 27 days ago

    The way he said Asus made me rewind the video 10 seconds to check if I was hearing wrong

  • Feskii
    Feskii Month ago

    Wait so 2019 has the biggest upgrades on laptops of the centuary?

  • hyptech
    hyptech Month ago +1

    what upgrade are you expecting? should they include a turbine in the laptop?

  • Ludz Bo
    Ludz Bo 2 months ago

    Complete waste of 6:42 of my time

  • Harrshad Kethar
    Harrshad Kethar 2 months ago

    ASUS ProArt : Hold my beer..

  • Alibag Homes
    Alibag Homes 3 months ago

    Hi, Lenovo ideapad s540 is better then vivobook s15? Pls do a Full review of ideapad s540

  • Rashid Muhammad
    Rashid Muhammad 4 months ago

    Dont you brush ?

  • Pablo A
    Pablo A 4 months ago

    While Intel continues having a monopoly, there will not be innovation. Intel already has the technology to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient chips, but you know, capitalism

  • José Miguel Fernandes
    José Miguel Fernandes 5 months ago

    go back to your mac then

  • Zoran
    Zoran 5 months ago

    For the XPS 13, the only problem was the camera so they moved it and now it's close to perfect and the number one Ultrabook!
    Stop saying that was a small change, it was a big and nessesary change!

  • Piher
    Piher 5 months ago

    Which laptop do you suggest for 1000 eur/dollars?

  • p10 TwiT
    p10 TwiT 5 months ago

    Takes too long to get to the point

  • Jitten Blaze
    Jitten Blaze 6 months ago

    Nothing is big update for a apple lover

  • rockapartie
    rockapartie 6 months ago

    "[...] it takes on a whole new spin. I mean, literally, a whole new spin." It literally spins! You're such a funny guy!

  • 6 months ago +1

    Huge disagree on the CPU part. *There is innovation happening.*
    AMD is releasing their Ryzen ZEn 2 CPUs for laptops soonish.
    ARM will catch up sometimes in the future too, but AMD is really cornering the FPS per watt market. And it's awesome for the lower prices !

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 6 months ago

    All the components that need to be cooled are under the keyboard the only good laptop design is the Asus Mothership...

  • Jason Arnold
    Jason Arnold 6 months ago +1

    ....oh my God I could barely finish this

  • Sylvain Max
    Sylvain Max 6 months ago

    LMAO I knew comments will be funny.

  • Nuno Bartolo
    Nuno Bartolo 6 months ago

    what does he have on his head?

  • Frankie Cuellar
    Frankie Cuellar 6 months ago

    there's not a huge update, because there's not much you can do with laptops anymore!?? lol with just like phones are you do is make it a better screen and a better camera? I mean what else you could do anymore now if you do anymore it's going to like disappear into thin air!? Lol because how thin there getting every year? I mean if you were smart company just give him a little bit every year cuz they didn't give him a big prize then you have nothing for next year?

    HIMANSHU Raj 7 months ago +1

    Does it has a palm rejection mode while using S Pen..... Pls tell me

  • 1 john 5:20
    1 john 5:20 7 months ago +1

    Can you just shut up.

  • Oliver Janik
    Oliver Janik 7 months ago

    When are we getting 32gb ram in a ultraportable? All the manufactures max out at 16gb and that's been the case for last 5 years.

  • Fellar 031
    Fellar 031 7 months ago

    hope dell xps implement 16:10 or 3:2 screen ration on their 13 or 15 with a screen that has capability more than 60hz such as 75, 90 or even 120hz. Also, might be good if they include one more usb either type c or type a. that would be a great improvement..

  • Neto Explorer
    Neto Explorer 7 months ago

    Dell xps 15 when???

  • Sidney da Silva
    Sidney da Silva 7 months ago

    “It’s not a great update” summary of the video

  • Chris Y
    Chris Y 7 months ago +3

    This guy has no clue what he's talking about

  • Divyansh Raghuwanshi
    Divyansh Raghuwanshi 7 months ago

    😂😂 after a minute whole video is so predictable.

  • thisissooolegit
    thisissooolegit 7 months ago

    The fact that you’re pronouncing “Asus” incorrectly freaking kills me.

  • Mr AK
    Mr AK 7 months ago

    Correct the title here, laptops with no upgrades.

  • Nour
    Nour 7 months ago +1

    I thought about all the mistakes that I made in my life during these 6:41 minutes

  • BlindMango
    BlindMango 7 months ago +1

    I have never heard someone pronounce ASUS the way this guy does lol

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 8 months ago


  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 8 months ago

    Awful video

  • J A
    J A 8 months ago

    Why would anyone expect a huge update. Perhaps you’re expecting a floating laptop, or one that opens the lid automatically. There is really only so much you can do. It’s not a problem, is it?

  • Sam Omar
    Sam Omar 8 months ago

    If you're talking about processor updates why bother and wait for Intel? Intel are just crawling their way slowly with just concepts of 10Nm and whatnots. There's the Ryzen processors. Problem is vendors are slow at adopting it or adopting it the wrong way by under-powering its power-supply. The 9th Generation are just the same previous architecture running at higher clockspeed. Nothing new there. Ryzen is new. Wake up vendors!

  • Wil
    Wil 8 months ago

    Am I the only one hoping that the next trend/breakthrough will be everyone copying the surface book design philosophy? Stick all the internals in the screen, put a massive battery in the keyboard, and add an external GPU (in the keyboard also) for the high end models. When 13" tablets start weighing a pound or less, that will be the next logical step.

  • Piyush Sharma
    Piyush Sharma 8 months ago

    This video is good "BUT" not a different video

  • Warner Brothers
    Warner Brothers 8 months ago

    Idiotic review of 'no upgrades'

  • Just Me
    Just Me 8 months ago

    Do ANY of these have Bluetooth 5.0? If not, sad.

  • Laurens De Clercq
    Laurens De Clercq 8 months ago

    Why would you buy such a bulky gaming laptop ? I really don't see why you wouldn't buy a tower instead if you wanted a great gaming machine. They don't really look portable anyway.

  • Mediocre White Male
    Mediocre White Male 8 months ago

    oy vey I'm not impressed!

  • Ondrej Glembek
    Ondrej Glembek 8 months ago +1

    Again, no 3:2 screen :( When do we get to see more screen instead of that ridiculous plastic bezel at the top and bottom?

  • z loe
    z loe 8 months ago

    This is the stupidest video I saw on TheXvid. I promised

  • z loe
    z loe 8 months ago

    how could such a useless guy showed up in TheXvid

  • Eddie Stark
    Eddie Stark 8 months ago

    I would have to say you are quite wrong regarding the Notebook 9 Pro. I7 8565 and 2 4 lane Thunderbolt 3 ports make it quite a big update to last years model that had no TB3 .

  • PieSauruS
    PieSauruS 8 months ago +1

    I have a suggestion:
    Please retitle this video to "But again..."

  • Steven Hambleton
    Steven Hambleton 8 months ago

    No opportunity for innovation yet most Windows laptop have tiny little trackpads. Why can't they design a Macbook Pro size trackpad?

    • Steven Hambleton
      Steven Hambleton 8 months ago

      @Michka Apple have a patent on having a large trackpad? So will Razer be sued soon?

    • Michka
      Michka 8 months ago

      Steven Hambleton patents

  • Chris Daniel
    Chris Daniel 8 months ago

    How long to we see a RTX 2080 sli in a laptop??

  • Hussein Horack
    Hussein Horack 8 months ago

    Ok Verge, you can stop making videos now! Thanks!

  • Brandon Manzella
    Brandon Manzella 8 months ago

    The most controversial thing for me was the way he says Asus.

    • TTeK SySTeMS
      TTeK SySTeMS 8 months ago

      ahh-ZeUS! Every time he said it, I wanted to say .... Gah ZOON Tike!

    ROMAIN WHITE 8 months ago +1

    Aaahhsus come on man lol

  • Bob Martin
    Bob Martin 8 months ago

    I am going to buy a new one, but I will never trust a company that sell a device that you cannot open with a screw driver, buy replacements and repair yourself.

  • Satan
    Satan 8 months ago

    why dat dude got half a bra on his head

  • Gamba
    Gamba 8 months ago

    and yet laptop manufacturers aim for for smaller keyboards with horrendous travel as well as key placement. Even Lenovo’s Thinkpad line, with their amazing keycap design, position their keys more reminiscent to a Macbook than their classic Thinkpads

  • G Lasser
    G Lasser 9 months ago

    seems ppl are more interested in fresh nuggets than industry wisdom or knowledge... 2019!

  • G Lasser
    G Lasser 9 months ago

    here is the real opportunity... when the new gear comes out, the previous years stuff goes on dire discount for us all savers 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • I am love
    I am love 9 months ago

    low # of detachable with video card

  • Bumkyu Kim
    Bumkyu Kim 9 months ago

    Samsung Notebook 9 pro does have a significant improvement.... I am gonna buy it .. It looks awesome too. It will make me look professional when I use it at the conference