The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

The best laptops from Computex 2019

  • Computex 2019 saw some crazy laptop ideas ranging from dual-display to overclockable 9th-gen Intel Core i9
  • Asus ZenBook Pro Duo has dual displays, with the secondary one being an OLED panel with 4k resolution

Overshadowed by smartphones, laptops have taken a back foot in recent years. Thanks to the change in our computing behaviours, such as browsing the internet, creating documents and even playing games, manufacturers started making smartphones more powerful, durable, versatile and good looking.

However, this year's Computex 2019 trade expo held at Taipei, Taiwan saw quite a few innovations in laptops that have gotten us excited. Computex 2019 is the largest trade expo for laptops and components that power them. Here are some of them:

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

While PC makers have been toying with the idea of dual screen PCs, they never went all out like Asus ZenBook Pro Duo. It has OLED screen with 4K resolution and a secondary touchscreen with 3840 x 1100p resolution and aspect ratio of 32:9 that sits right above the keyboard. In contrast to the MacBook Pro's TouchBar, the secondary display is much larger and can be used for a variety of uses.

HP Omen X 2S

Asus isn’t the only company that has taken a fancy to dual screens on one device. HP’s new Omen X 2s gaming notebook has a 15-inch Full HD screen with 144Hz refresh rate and a secondary 6-inch screen right above the keyboard. It can be used to watch YouTube streams or chat while gaming on the main screen.

Alienware M17 and M15

At the Computex, Dell announced an updated version of m15 and m17 notebooks with significant hardware upgrades. They run on Intel’s latest 9th gen processors and will have an OLED screen option with 4K resolution. The duo will be available on June 11 at starting price of $1,499.

MSI GT76 Titan

MSI’s new gaming beast is a gaming laptop with the power of a desktop. Purring inside is Intel’s overclockable 9th gen Core i9 processor and Nvidia’s new RTX 200 GPU that offers real time Ray Tracing in games. To keep the device cool, the laptop uses 4 fans and 11 heat pipes.