AMD and Intel have launched new chips that will help develop more powerful portable computers. This year’s all-digital consumer electronics show is a hybrid package of new products. Without a showroom for companies to display their new products, it is difficult to find what is really important. However, in the field of laptop computers, there were some standouts products, most of which are driven by AMD and Intel’s new silicon technology. Here are some of the most important new releases, as well as some specific laptops that make themselves different. This new technology must also stand out from Apple’s new M1 chip and the upcoming ARM-based MacBook pro, which is rumored to be launched later this year. In this article, we will be discussing the most exciting new laptop tech coming in 2021
We live in a world where smartphones are everywhere and tablet computers are everywhere. Even smartwatches are often talked about. But in all these advances, humble laptops have persisted – for good reason. At work, whether it’s editing photos, writing a lot of emails, writing documents, or keeping in touch with colleagues and family, we will choose the laptop that is most suitable for your job.
The most exciting new laptop tech coming in 2021
Nvidia-RTX 30 series GPUs
Last year, NVIDIA launched its new 30 series GPU, significantly reducing the price of the previous year’s model and improving the overall performance. Unfortunately, full-size 30 series cards are bulky and consume a lot of power, which makes them incompatible with portable PCs. At CES, NVIDIA launched a special version for laptop computers, including RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080.
As the name of RTX implies, these cards support ray tracing, a graphics technology that was once mainly used in special effects studios. However, since 2018, ray tracing has entered the field of PC games and appeared on game consoles together with Xbox series X and ps5 in 2019. Even at the basic level RTX 3060, NVIDIA claims to achieve greater power than the PS5 or its previous flagship card 2080 super.
Powerful new cards translate directly into better game performance. At the high end of the series, RTX 3080 claims that it can achieve a frame rate of up to 100fps with a resolution of 1440p, which is impressive even in the field of desktop computers.
As you might expect from the power level, these cards are not cheap. You should not expect to find them outside the high-end game laptop product line, such as Razer blade advanced edition or ASUS Rog Zephyrus Duo. These two products also launched on CES for the first time this year, starting from $2500 to $3000.
Intel “Tiger Lake” Core H-series
In terms of processors, Intel released its 11th generation core H series chip, which is designed for powerful laptop computers. U series chips usually provide power for more practical models. Compared with the progress of GPU, this is a more procedural power jump improvement, but the new 11th generation chip should provide some practical performance upgrades. There are three new versions, including core i5, Core i7, and Core i7 special edition. They all use Intel’s turbo boost technology to improve single-core performance. This additional performance is very useful for resource-intensive work such as games.
AMD Ryzen 5000 Cezanne CPUs
Last year, AMD’s mobile processor made a great leap in performance and battery life. This year’s chip selection includes 13 new models, which span the medium and high-end laptops computer market.
At the highest level, the HX series aims at the game PC and the most powerful machines around. There are two SKUs, including Ryzen 9 5900x and Ryzen 9 5980 HX. Both of them have 8 cores and 16 threads, which can overclock (make the chip exceed its typical performance).
AMD claims that its 5900X can surpass Intel’s leading i9 chip by more than a third.
AMD’s U-series chips compete directly with Intel’s Core i7 Tiger Lake chips. AMD claims that it also has advantages in performance. Last year, we were deeply impressed by the ASUS RoG Zephyrus 14 driven by AMD. It is one of the most powerful 14-inch laptops we have ever used. This year’s machines should be equally impressive.
Acer Chromebook Spin
Although the chip is very interesting, what you want to see in the real world is the laptop itself. Acer’s most interesting announcement is its aluminum-plated convertible Chromebook. It uses an intermediate AMD Ryzen 3000 c-series chip to provide comprehensive laptop computer performance. Previous models only had insignificant integrated graphics hardware, but Ryzen gear has Radeon graphics on the chip, which will help to significantly improve when GPU performance plays a role in games and video editing.
Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile eGPU
As mentioned earlier, you can’t cram a full-fledged desktop GPU into your laptop. This is where the external GPU enclosure works. They are usually big and picky, but the new ASUS Rog flow and its XG mobile eGPU upgrade them. The computer itself relies on insignificant integrated graphics, but the external chassis can accommodate up to RTX 3080. Despite its large capacity, the XG is only the size of a paperback book, so it is easy to move. You may not want to put everything on the table in the local coffee shop, but it is a good choice for players who want to play games after arriving at the hotel or other destinations. They have a small desk and a free exit.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 + is more built for the enterprise market. It relies on the Tiger Lake processor at the laptop grade/level, which will enable it to have sufficient functions. However, the coolest feature must be a removable boot drive SSD. If users are worried that their laptop may be stolen, as the main drive is actually located out of the computer so that it can be saved more safely. Even if someone has mastered the machine itself, there will be no information that can be stolen. Users can also replace the hard disk with a new machine, and then restart work when there is a problem with the old hardware.
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