It’s been an exciting past couple of weeks for all gamers as announcements out of gamescom and IFA brought some of the most powerful gaming laptops, desktops, and displays we’ve seen to-date. From sharp 4K UHD resolution, to slim and lightweight machines to the best graphics and more, it’s a great time to be a gamer. And with NVIDIA’s Creators Ready Drivers, these devices are not only for gamers but also being used by graphic artists, 3D animators, game designers, video editors and more.
Learn more about Microsoft’s device partners Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Razer who upped their game with new, modern PC gaming hardware you can learn more about below.
At gamescom 2019, Dell and Alienware announced a complete PC gaming ecosystem aimed at die-hard gamers and new players.
- Alienware Aurorabrought the new Legend Industrial design (introduced at CES earlier this year) to a desktop for the first time. It provides improved airflow, along with Intel’s latest 9th Generation Core Processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards. A tool-less upgrade option offers product longevity and scalable performance.
- For the new PC gamer or those who are looking for budget-friendly gaming options, the new Dell G5 Desktop extends the G Series brand into the realm of desktops. It’s designed to offer game-ready power, graphics and features in a compact, upgradeable form.
- Marking yet another milestone, Alienware rolled out the world’s first 55-inch OLED gaming monitor with the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor (AW5520QF). It has a 120Hz variable refresh rate, a response time of 0.5ms (gray-to-gray) and low-input latency. Gamers can also experience colors as they were intended with color accuracy and depth at 98+% DCI-P3 color coverage.
In addition, HP showed off new displays, desktops, laptops and gaming systems along with powerful gaming software and services.
- Competitive esports players will love the HP Omen X 27, a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution display that showcases high dynamic range and DCI P3 90% color gamut for a more immersive gaming experience. To keep up with the high frames-per-second that high-end PCs muster and esports athletes require, the display rocks an industry-leading 240Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. It’s also AMD FreeSync 2 HDR certified, so the monitor is clean of tearing even when playing games in HDR mode.
- Those looking for budget gaming options can check out the Pavilion Gaming Desktop, which emphasizes expandability within a new space-saving design. It includes expansion slots for up to three storage drives and DIY upgradability for memory, graphics cards, networks cards and Wi-Fi cards. CPU options of up to 8-core 9th Generation Intel Core i7 desktop processors or up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors, graphics of up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and the latest RTX 2060 Super, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory yield the power needed for the latest games or creative projects.
- The latest Pavilion Gaming 15 is the first AMD powered gaming laptop from HP that features up to AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processor within an angular black chassis. Dual fans, a wide rear corner vent and enlarged air inlets maximize airflow to optimize your overall performance, keeping the machine cool during extended usage. Outfitted with a Wi-Fi 5 option supporting gigabyte speeds, it’s built for dependable game sessions and content creation.
- Finally, Omen Command Center, which is available for any Windows 10 PC via the Microsoft Store, introduces new features designed to make it a central gaming hub that works seamlessly with Omen PCs, displays, and accessories.
Pre-IFA 2019, Acer, ASUS, and Razer were first out of the gate to bring devices to the show floor that can handle serious multitasking for gamers and content creators alike. Multimedia professionals can work on intensive projects, like video editing and 3D rendering, quickly and efficiently. Gamers benefit from the ability to broadcast high-quality streams, chat with the channel and play the latest titles – all at the same time.
- Acer introduced the Predator Triton 300 gaming notebook, which expands the Triton line with an affordable solution for mainstream gamers who also appreciate thin and lightweight designs with up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and 16GB of DDR4 2666Hz memory (upgradable to 32GB). To accommodate massive amounts of game storage, it will support up to two 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and up to a 2TB hard drive. Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650, along with Killer Ethernet, keeps the action moving quickly and lag-free.
- Now with a 300Hz 15.6-inch Full-HD display, the Predator Triton 500is a powerful gaming notebook slimmed down to just .70 inches thin and weighing 4.6 pounds. It has a durable, all-metal chassis and narrow bezels for an 81% body-to-screen ratio.
- The ASUS ROG Zephyrus and Strix laptops in a new Glacier Blue hue are intended to appeal to graphic artists, 3D animators, game designers, and video editors – to name just a few examples – who can speed up their work thanks to pre-installed NVIDIA Creator Ready Drivers that improve performance for creative apps and programs, such as the Adobe Creative suite, Cinema 4D and Unreal Engine.
- Strix Gelevates core gaming essentials in an affordable yet potent package, while Zephyrus M and Zephyrus S are hybrid powerhouses that offer a mix for work and play. Each is available with up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor, enabling these machines to slice through serious workloads with speed. The new six-core CPU can hit frequencies of up to 4GHz on a single core with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 parallel threads to accelerate heavy duty work.
- Razer turned heads with its new Razer Blade Stealth 13 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, which the company is calling the “world’s first gaming ultrabook.” Powered by a new Intel 10thGeneration processor, it packs gaming performance into a thin 15mm chassis, weighing only about two pounds. Users can also render 3D models on the go. To optimize battery life and to ensure the right balance between power and productivity, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 GTX Models feature NVIDIA Optimus technology.
- You can choose from one that has Full-HD or one with a 4K UHD touch display. Both come with the latest Intel 10thGeneration Core i7-1065G7 processor and a 512GB PCIe SSD. The 10th Generation processor comes with Intel’s latest Iris Plus graphics, providing users with more rendering prowess in either creative suites or casual games.
- Features carried over from the previous generation include a customizable single-zone Razer Chroma RGB keyboard, a Windows Hello IR camera for easy and secure access, and a large glass trackpad with Windows Precision Drivers.
We’re excited to see what CES 2020 has to bring, but for now, these are just some of the new gaming products bringing powerful gaming to all types of Windows 10 gamers right now. Check back on Xbox Wire or the Windows Experience blog to keep up with the latest PC gaming product releases and news.