This early 2019 refresh moves the webcam from the bottom to the top of the display bezel area (no more chin-cam!) and updates to Intel 8th gen Whiskey Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs. The Dell XPS 13 is one of the more compact premium 13” Ultrabooks on the market. It has a fast NVMe SSD, full HD and 4K display options, Thunderbolt 3 and 3 color options.
New for 2019, the LG gram 17 is LG's biggest Ultrabook, yet it's slim and by far the lightest 17" laptop in the world at 2.95 pounds. The notebook runs Windows 10 on the Core i7-8565U processor, which is Intel’s Whiskey Lake late 8th gen quad core 15 watt CPU for Ultrabooks. It has 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD and a very nice skinny bezel 2560 x 1600 IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio like Apple’s MacBook laptops.
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The ThinkPad P1 is identical to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme we’ve already reviewed, with one difference: the P1 has NVIDIA Quadro dedicated graphics while the X1 Extreme has the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics card. This 15.6” laptop has Intel 8th gen 45 watt 6 core CPUs, making it as powerful as the larger and heavier ThinkPad P52. It has a touch screen with active pen support, your choice of a full HD or wide gamut UHD 4K display and more.
Have you noticed that NVIDIA RTX gaming laptop benchmark and game frame rates are lower than you expected? There's absolutely nothing wrong with the first models released at the end of January 2019. Rather, it's a change in RAM configurations and it's easy to fix this and get much higher frame rates in games.
This is a 14" business Ultrabook with a slim and attractive design that doesn’t compromise on ports, keyboard and trackpad. The laptop has a magnesium alloy casing, matte display, two DDR4 RAM slots, an M.2 SSD (SATA and NVMe available), backlit keyboard, Microsoft Precision trackpad, optional 4G LTE, USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 optional), Ethernet and plenty more ports..
The Kensington SD7000 dock for Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 2017 and Surface Pro 6 makes your tablet look like a mini Surface Studio. It connects to the Surface Connect port and adds myriad ports while also supporting the Surface Pro at a variety of heights and angles using two articulating hinges and chrome arms.
The updated Aero 15 sports the new NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics cards and Intel 8th gen 6 core processors. This slim and light gaming laptop has low key looks and a similar chassis to last year’s model. It's available with Intel Core i7-8750H and Core i9-8950HK processors, FHD and 4K display, and it has a per key RGB backlit keyboard, two M.2 SSD slots and DDR4 2666MHz RAM.
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The late 2018 edition of Dell’s 14” midrange 5000 series convertible laptop with 360 degree hinges, active pen support and the latest Intel 8th gen Whiskey Lake Core i7-8565U quad core CPU. The laptop has a metal casing, full HD display supporting touch and N-Trig active pens and your choice of an SSD or HDD.
This is a classy, yet fairly reasonably priced premium laptop starting at $739 with a full HD IPS display, Intel 8th gen Whiskey Lake quad core CPUs, Thunderbolt 3, up to 16GB RAM and your choice of a 128GB or 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD. It has Thunderbolt 3. This laptop is called the Lenovo Yoga 730S in the EU.
This is the early 2019 refresh with NVIDIA RTX graphics. The GE75 is a 17.3” gaming laptop with a compact footprint thanks to small display bezels, and there’s the 15.6” GE63 for those who want a smaller laptop. The Raider runs Windows 10 on the 6 core, 45 watt Core i7-8750H processor with your choice of full mobile (NOT Max-Q) NVIDIA RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 dedicated graphics. If you hate heat, this is cooler running than the MSI GS75.
This is Wacom's first "affordable" pen display for those who can't afford their very expensive Pro line Cintiq models. The Cintiq 16 is $649 and it uses the same Wacom EMR technology and battery-less Pro Pen 2 with 8,192 pressure levels and tilt as the Cintiq Pro models. The pen monitor has a full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display with near full sRGB coverage, virtually no parallax, silent operation and wide compatibility with art, 3D and photo editing programs that use Windows Ink and WinTab. It competes with pen displays from XP-Pen, Ugee and Huion.
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