Most of the big reveals from Computex 2019 have been announced, so we decided to take a look at some of the biggest news to come out of the annual trade show. From AMD and Intel battling for processor supremacy to dual-screen laptop prototypes and an absolute load of new laptops, there's plenty of new and interesting stuff to check out.
The biggest news to come out of Intel's Computex 2019 conference was the launch of its 10th Gen "Ice Lake" chips and updates on "Project Athena," but the company is also showing off a couple of interesting new dual-screen laptop prototypes.
AMD's latest Ryzen 3 processor line-up with the new X570 chipset has allowed MSI to create some killer motherboards. The company has focused on more important upgrades, including active cooling for the chipset, as well as better thermal management for VRMs, M.2 storage and other vital components.
Alienware is giving a major paint job to its popular m15 and m17 gaming laptops matching the Area 51m for color and looks. Toss in 9th gen Intel gaming CPUs and NVIDIA's latest RTX graphics with exceptional cooling and a generous 1.7mm of keyboard travel these are laptops that you can game on, but also take to the coffee shop, classroom, or work to get things done.
Few laptops are as well-known as the XPS 15. This year Dell is keeping most of it the same, but the internal specs are getting a nice bump with 9th gen Intel, NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics, and a new option for a 4K OLED display. The laptop was shown off at Computex 2019 and here is when you can get it.
The XPS 13 2-in-1 for 2019 is completely redesigned with an edge-to-edge MagLev keyboard, 16:10 4K display, more powerful speakers, and Intel 10th gen U-series processor that is now actively cooled with dual, ultra-quiet fans. With support for inking and coming in 1.32kg (2.9lbs) we think this may be the best Ultrabook of 2019 so far.
Intel is embarking on a new wave of improvements to push the laptop industry forward, dubbed "Project Athena." On stage at Computex 2019, the company revealed its first round of specifications for Project Athena laptops, acting as a baseline for future updates.
Quake II – yes, that Quake II – is getting a modern overhaul on June 6 courtesy of NVIDIA's RTX ray tracing. The result, called simply Quake II RTX, overhauls the original with real-time lighting and reflections, and it looks absolutely phenomenal.