Hot on the heels of Intel’s announcement of new, more powerful chips for mobile computing, Asus, Dell and Acer have announced refreshed gaming laptops. These new laptops will feature the latest and greatest from Intel’s mobile division, including Core i9 processors with six cores and multi-threading. They’ll also sport pretty powerful graphics options too.
First of the block is Dell, which is refreshing its XPS 15 line. These aren’t necessarily gaming laptops, as they start with integrated graphics and a Core i5. However, you can decide to go all out and spec one with a new Core i9 and Nvidia GTX1050Ti graphics unit. You will also get a 1TB PCIe solid state drive for your money. The Dell XPS 15 line starts at US$999 (about AU$1,500), though there’s no indication of what the top model might cost.
If Dell isn’t really your thing, and you want something a little more “gamey”, then Acer’s new Predator and Asus’ new Republic of Gamers gaming laptops might be able to satisfy your needs. Asus has released the new Zephrus M with the latest Intel 8th generation mobile processors. This laptop can also be specced with at GeForce GTX1070, 144Hz screen and anti-dust fans. If that’s not quite enough, then you can go for the Huracan, with up to GTX1080 graphics and i7 processors. However, if you’re looking for the ultimate in mobile performance for 2018, then you need the ROG G703. This monster laptop features a Core i9, GTX1080 and has a 17.3 inch display with G-Sync.
Just expect any of those to break your piggy bank (and probably also the rest of your family’s). The G703 clocks in at US$5,000 (or way too much, just build a desktop level money).
Acer has also gone and refreshed its Nitro line of gaming laptops. The Nitros aren’t Acer’s top range laptops, but they still feature powerful performance. The new laptops score refreshed i7s from Intel’s 8th generation chips and a boost to their graphics power with GTX1050Tis. This starts from US$749 (about AU$1,100).