What you need to know
- CyberPowerPC has joined CES 2022 to announce its latest series of gaming laptops.
- The long-winded Tracer VI Edge Pro Liquid Cool line combines the latest hardware from NVIDIA and Intel with active liquid cooling.
- An external reservoir can be connected to the back of the laptops to provide additional cooling and encourage greater performance.
- CyberPowerPC's new gaming laptops will be available at some point in early 2022.
CES 2022 is in full swing, and has brought with it a veritable horde of PC announcements and reveals. CyberPowerPC already impressed with its unique "breathing" PC case but has once again taken to the stage to announce a new series of gaming laptops arriving later this year. The Tracer VI Edge Pro Liquid Cool series combines a long name with the very best gaming hardware from NVIDIA and Intel, including a new 45W, 14-core 12th Gen i9, with a unique cooling solution.
These laptops' claim to fame is an external reservoir that can be quickly connected or disconnected from the rear to provide active liquid cooling at any point. This combines with the internal liquid-cooled heat pipes to provide greater thermal performance than would otherwise be possible, hopefully squeezing even more power out of the capable hardware.
According to CyberPowerPC, typical gaming laptops can exceed 87C and produce as much as 48dBA of fan noise when under high load like gaming, but its innovative liquid cooling solution can reduce those numbers to 62 and 35, respectively. It remains to be seen just how effective the external liquid cooling is in practice, but it may be enticing for those who want desktop gaming performance without losing the ability to be mobile.
|Category||CyberPowerPC Tracer VI Edge Pro Liquid Cool|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-12900HK|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series|
|Memory||Up to 64GB DDR5|
|Storage||Up to 2TB NVMe M.2|
|Front Camera||1080p FHD + IR|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax|
|Ports||1x HDMI 2.1|
3x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C
|Audio||2x 2W speakers|
|Dimensions||14.18in x 9.59in x 1.05in|
(360.2mm x 243.5mm x 26.6mm)
|MSRP||Starting at $2,699|
The debut laptop in the series will feature a 15.6" 1440p QHD LED display with a suitably quick 240Hz refresh rate, with the powerful Core i9-12900HK CPU behind it. GPUs will be NVIDIA's 30-series cards, but it's unclear which cards specifically will be available. Elsewhere you're looking at up to 64GB of the fastest DDR5 RAM, plenty of expandable SSD storage, an individually backlit RGB mechanical keyboard, and a truly massive 93.48Wh battery.
Exact configurations and release dates aren't available yet, but the new CyperPowerPC Tracer VI laptops should arrive sometime in early 2022 and will start at a hefty $2,699. The hardware contained within is undeniably prepared for intense gaming sessions, but the active liquid cooling solution is certainly adding to the overall price tag. We'll have to wait to see if CyberPowerPC's latest offerings can earn a place among the best gaming laptops available.
Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
I think that's a great idea if done right.
Execution is everything, but this could be a great solution for those that want desktop-like performance out of a laptop when at home.
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