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 • 668

  • Jitten Blaze
    Jitten Blaze 13 days ago

    Nothing is big update for a apple lover

  • rockapartie
    rockapartie 22 days ago

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

  • 29 days 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Massar Maguette Fall

    LMAO I knew comments will be funny.

  • Nuno Bartolo
    Nuno Bartolo Month ago

    what does he have on his head?

  • Frankie Cuellar
    Frankie Cuellar Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • 1 john 5:20
    1 john 5:20 Month ago +1

    Can you just shut up.

  • Oliver Janik
    Oliver Janik Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Dell xps 15 when???

  • Sidney da Silva
    Sidney da Silva Month ago

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

  • Chris Y
    Chris Y Month ago +1

    This guy has no clue what he's talking about

  • Divyansh Raghuwanshi

    😂😂 after a minute whole video is so predictable.

  • thisissooolegit
    thisissooolegit Month ago

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

  • Akshat Chaudhary
    Akshat Chaudhary 2 months ago

    Correct the title here, laptops with no upgrades.

  • Nour
    Nour 2 months ago

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

  • BlindMango
    BlindMango 2 months ago +1

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

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 2 months ago


  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 2 months ago

    Awful video

  • Joseph Allen
    Joseph Allen 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

    This video is good "BUT" not a different video

  • Warner Brothers
    Warner Brothers 2 months ago

    Idiotic review of 'no upgrades'

  • Just Me
    Just Me 2 months ago

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

  • Laurens De Clercq
    Laurens De Clercq 2 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 2 months ago

    oy vey I'm not impressed!

  • Ondrej Glembek
    Ondrej Glembek 2 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?

  • zhang leo
    zhang leo 2 months ago

    This is the stupidest video I saw on RU-clip. I promised

  • zhang leo
    zhang leo 2 months ago

    how could such a useless guy showed up in RU-clip

  • Eddie Stark
    Eddie Stark 3 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Steven Hambleton
    Steven Hambleton 3 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 3 months ago

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

    • Michka
      Michka 3 months ago

      Steven Hambleton patents

  • Chris Daniel
    Chris Daniel 3 months ago

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

  • Hussein Horack
    Hussein Horack 3 months ago

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

  • Brandon Manzella
    Brandon Manzella 3 months ago

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

    • TTeK SySTeMS
      TTeK SySTeMS 3 months ago

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

    ROMAIN WHITE 3 months ago +1

    Aaahhsus come on man lol

  • Bob Martin
    Bob Martin 3 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.

  • Squirrel
    Squirrel 3 months ago

    why dat dude got half a bra on his head

  • Gamba
    Gamba 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • G Lasser
    G Lasser 3 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 3 months ago

    low # of detachable with video card

  • Luke 'soon to be banned' Reid

    Verge is an MSM shill and regressive left site.

  • bum kyu Kim
    bum kyu Kim 4 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

  • Henry
    Henry 4 months ago


  • James Alexander
    James Alexander 4 months ago

    Literally all that really needs improving anymore. Eventually all laptops as standard will be edge to edge display, all will be tablet convertibles, and that's probably about it. The next *big breakthrough* for laptops will be a god damn webcam that's actually remotely good.

  • Khlad Ali
    Khlad Ali 4 months ago

    What laptop is that at 2:13 with the camera

  • Bryan de Sá
    Bryan de Sá 4 months ago

    I like the review. Had fun with "it's just not a great upgrade" WHERE IS THE GREAT UPGRADE THAT I DESERVE?

  • Trần Tường
    Trần Tường 4 months ago +1

    My favorite this year is the Asus mothership. A perfect combination of All-in-one and laptop. A detachable keyboard opens up to better position for the user, thus a stand-up design is the optimal cooling solution for the machine and not letting the heat touches its user.

  • kangjhha
    kangjhha 4 months ago

    The hate is strong in this one

  • water bottle
    water bottle 4 months ago

    well, your not a big update either you still work for verge. they should terminate you. but don't get me wrong your still part of the update this year.

  • Onur Arikan
    Onur Arikan 4 months ago

    dude, cpu not equal intel chip!

  • Cobus Greyling
    Cobus Greyling 4 months ago


  • Surender Dhanashekaran
    Surender Dhanashekaran 4 months ago

    Not this guy again 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Skylark
    Skylark 4 months ago

    These products have always had iterative updates.

  • Alex Diamante
    Alex Diamante 4 months ago

    Is it Asus or Ahsoos?

  • Dude Sah
    Dude Sah 4 months ago


  • Arun Rajagopal
    Arun Rajagopal 4 months ago

    can someone tell me the name of the laptop he is holding at 2.12?

  • Jim
    Jim 4 months ago

    your teeth are so yellow

  • Patil Rushikesh
    Patil Rushikesh 4 months ago

    "But again","it's again"...

  • Fahad Muneeb
    Fahad Muneeb 4 months ago

    Reviewer looks confused

  • Emmanuel oShaddai
    Emmanuel oShaddai 4 months ago

    Loved the style.

  • Luciano M
    Luciano M 4 months ago


  • Robyne U
    Robyne U 4 months ago

    How tf did he say ASUS

  • alsddik saleem
    alsddik saleem 4 months ago

    Please enter the Arabic translation into your videos so that we can understand and know the full content
    With my highest respect for all languages

  • michael
    michael 4 months ago

    What’s wrong with the top of this guys head?

  • Mike Ramia
    Mike Ramia 4 months ago

    Does.. Vox... force... all of their employees... to look and talk... like Ezra Klein?

  • Wolfnation
    Wolfnation 4 months ago

    To much talking

  • BammySammy
    BammySammy 4 months ago


  • shoe
    shoe 4 months ago +1

    Never buying a Lenovo product again

  • Cm Cm
    Cm Cm 4 months ago

    Shilling intel much ?> What about AMD ?

  • Roland Strauss
    Roland Strauss 4 months ago

    I am not so happy with the offers. They produce too much in the extremes. Supercheap, superlight, super powerful, you name it. I am looking for an upper midrange working notebook with 17.3“ 4k Display, GTX1050 or GTX1060, 32GB RAM, 2 NVM SSD harddrives and 2 thunderbolt ports. Very difficult to find.

  • Elite Gamer XD
    Elite Gamer XD 4 months ago

    You didnt bring up the lg gram 17, yeah its not the most powerful nor the flashiest laptop but its the only one of its kind. Its the only 17 inch laptop on the market that is in a 15.6 inch form factor and has 19 hours of battery (Im sure lg exaggerated but im also expecting 10 hours to be the normal) and for a 17 inch laptop that is incredible. Not to mention that its the lightest too being even lighter than a 13" macbook pro.
    I definately plan to buy it when it comes out next month.
    Also why are you hating on all of these laptops, all of them are incredible.

  • Sondre Solibakke Mo
    Sondre Solibakke Mo 4 months ago

    *doesnt mention Huawei............
    like have you seen the matebook series?

  • June Bug
    June Bug 4 months ago

    I don’t know... I keep seeing yarmulke on his head.

  • Jason Chuang
    Jason Chuang 4 months ago

    this guy can't even pronounce ASUS, WTF???

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 4 months ago +1

    Asus mothership best design...

  • Tiamike's Ideal
    Tiamike's Ideal 4 months ago


  • Gj Rajan
    Gj Rajan 4 months ago

    Companies are just trying to snatch users pocket by hacking their brains 🙄

  • Shouvik Das
    Shouvik Das 4 months ago

    Your teeth are yellow

  • hello there good guy!
    hello there good guy! 4 months ago

    what are you on about? wtf is this video

  • Ryuudo123
    Ryuudo123 4 months ago

    The perfect way to milk the fools.

  • Jitendra Pandey
    Jitendra Pandey 4 months ago +1

    I can't buy any single one of them. Im poor.

  • DarkAve KEG
    DarkAve KEG 4 months ago

    The channel dies

  • basterfa84
    basterfa84 4 months ago

    Ahh the yamika, the laptop of hats.

  • Payne Hoss
    Payne Hoss 4 months ago +3

    I've heard A-SUS and A-SOOS but never have i ever heard of AH-SOOS before

  • Rohan P
    Rohan P 4 months ago

    Then why don't you make big changes to your life instead of repeating the same thing

  • MLosUno
    MLosUno 4 months ago

    Its Asus, not Ausus. R.O.G., not Rog.

  • Filip SE
    Filip SE 4 months ago

    Its kind of like phone these days. The only difference is that laptops tend to live longer than phones with an average life span of 2 years!!!!

  • Ashwin
    Ashwin 4 months ago

    It not a huge update from verge for you.

  • Cristhian Boitel Fabián

    It looks great but.... it's fantastic but... it's nice but
    Sorry my friend, if you focused in seeking flows in every device you're gonna find them because none model is perfect.

  • Sign of the times
    Sign of the times 5 months ago

    What *updates* were you actually expecting dude? chill

  • Omi Azad
    Omi Azad 5 months ago

    Too much talk but what the point dude? Whom you are upset with bro?

  • Taiwo Olaleye
    Taiwo Olaleye 5 months ago

    then make a budget one you bastards

  • Christopher Lee
    Christopher Lee 5 months ago +1

    Whine whine whine whine whine.
    Mi mi mi mi mi

  • Cameron Fife
    Cameron Fife 5 months ago

    It feels like if Vox did a video on laptops