Top 10 Most Anticipated Laptops of 2024

With the pace at which technological innovations evolve, laptops are becoming more powerful, ultra-slim, smart, and some of them with odd features we could never have imagined seeing. Today, we will have a look at the Top 10 Laptops we can’t wait for, to be released in 2024.

Without further ado, let’s go!

10. Lenovo Thinkbook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid

This one-of-a-kind 2-in-1 laptop for work appears quite standard at first glance, but its display can be detached from the bottom part of the chassis and used as a tablet. More impressively, Lenovo has embedded two processors and two operating systems in this Thinkbook.

When used with Windows, it is powered by an Intel Core Ultra 7. The moment it’s detached, the display becomes an independent device with Android and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

As strange as it sounds, I think Lenovo is making the right move here, considering Windows is not the most touch-screen and tablet-friendly operating system.

9. Lenovo Legion 9i Gen 9

From Lenovo’s gaming side, we can expect the 16-inch beast, Legion 9i Gen 9.

Lenovo claims this will be the most luxurious Legion laptop they have ever made. It features a carbon cover that is more durable and lighter than aluminum and, most importantly, for those of you who want to feel special, each Legion 9i will have a different carbon pattern, making it even more unique.

Lenovo bets on an Intel Core i9-13980HX combined with an RTX 4090, with a 165Hz display with 3.2k resolution and Mini LED technology.

Another cool extra is the built-in water cooling.

8. Acer Aspire 3D SpatialLabs Edition

This device is tailored for stereoscopic 3D content and operates without the need for 3D glasses, like those worn in cinemas.

Here, Acer uses eye-tracking technology that allows this effect to be visible. Thanks to the SpatialLabs Go and SpatialLabs Player applications, you will easily convert normal 2D content into a 3D experience.

As for hardware, Acer relies on an i7-13620H and RTX 4050. Yes, it is still a laptop from the Aspire line, and we do not expect it to be super expensive. This is perhaps one of its biggest advantages – new technology that will not be prohibitively expensive.

7. ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 / G16

The next models I want to show you are the new additions to the ASUS ROG line.

Although ASUS announced new configurations for some TUF Gaming and Strix models, the only laptops with a new design are the ROG Zephyrus G14 and G16. I can say they look matured, as if made for grown-ups, not just for teens who want it to be glossy, glowing, and gamer-esque. Okay, they have glowing strips on the back, but the design that ASUS has crafted is quite restrained and even with the backlight, you won’t look like you’re 14 and playing Fortnite when you need to bring your laptop to work.

The G14 is 0.44 lbs (200 grams) lighter than its previous model and can be configured up to a Ryzen 9 8945HS combined with an RTX 4070. These are also the first ROG laptops with an OLED display, with the 14-inch having a 120Hz 3K resolution.

The larger G16 is 0.99 lbs (450 grams) lighter than last year’s model and will be based on Intel processors up to Core Ultra 9 185H with an RTX 4090. Interestingly, the larger model will have a lower 2.5K resolution display but compensates with a 240Hz refresh rate.

6. ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024

At the CES this year, ASUS presented something that we initially might have said was just another Zenbook from ASUS. However, the moment we remove the keyboard and underneath awaits a second 14-inch screen, our jaws drop. This is the ASUS Zenbook Duo 2024.

A laptop with two identical 14-inch 3K displays and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a built-in stand so both displays can stand upright when used in this mode, and the coolest part is that the keyboard is battery-powered and can be used wirelessly when detached. This would give us almost a desktop experience on a portable device, simply because we can detach or rotate it relative to the displays and place it wherever is convenient. It attaches magnetically to the lower display and is also charged all the time when it’s there. The displays can be rotated into portrait mode if that’s more convenient for your work.

Also worth noting is that it weighs just a kilogram and a half (3.3 lbs), and its thickness, for something that hides a display under its keyboard, is only 2 cm (0.79″). The ASUS Zenbook Duo is one of the coolest devices I can’t wait to try.

5. MSI Titan 18HX

Moving on to the next gaming beast – the MSI Titan 18HX. If you want it to be obvious that you’re a gamer and to have MSI’s most powerful machine, this is your choice.

At the heart of the Titan 18HX lie a powerful Intel Core i9-14900HX and an RTX 4090. Could it get more gamer-esque with mechanical Cherry MX switches and an RGB Haptic touchpad? Yes, the glowing touchpad – almost doubles the FPS (wink). Perhaps some of you guessed by the name that this is about an 18-inch, 3.6 kg (7.95 lbs) opponent killer…sounds like I’m introducing it before it enters the ring.

But for such a large display, MSI has ensured a high resolution – a 4K Mini LED panel with 120Hz, ready for Wi-Fi 7, but whether you are ready to move it from your living room table to another place with its size and weight is another question.

4. MSI Cyborg 14

The big beast from MSI, however, is not the only interesting thing from them this year. In the budget price range, they introduced the compact 14-inch gaming laptop – MSI Cyborg 14.

We’ve seen Cyborg before, but not in this size. What’s specific about it is that it has semi-transparent plastic on the sides and bottom of the chassis, as well as on the W A S D, and the Power button. It has the aggressive gaming look that usually goes hand in hand with high weight, but with its 14-inch size and weight of just 1600 g (3.53 lbs), MSI Cyborg 14 breaks many of the myths about the standard gaming laptop.

It can be configured up to an Intel Core i7 and RTX 4060, and its display will be a Full HD IPS with a 144Hz refresh rate. I can’t wait to try it when it arrives on the market, simply because it sounds like a good and affordable device that many people could buy.

3. Dell XPS 14 and 16

We are moving on to something a bit more familiar to most workaholics – the new Dell XPS 14 and 16.

The design we saw last year in their 13-inch model is now available for the larger variants. XPS laptops feature a stylish appearance and an ultra-light and thin chassis which has always been part of this line. The new additions are large keys on the keyboard, a glass pad at the bottom where the touchpad is also located, and glowing touch controls above the keyboard.

The display frames are exceptionally thin, and the XPS 14 comes with a 3.2k resolution at 120Hz, while the 16-inch XPS has a 4k 90Hz panel. Last year’s 13-inch model had gone too minimalist not only in appearance but also in ports, where we could find only two Thunderbolt type C’s. Here, both variants have three USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports, which is a bit more generous on their part and will allow more flexibility at work.

2. Alienware M16 R2

But we must not forget Dell’s gaming brand – Alienware.

This year we expect to see the new Alienware M16 R2, which is a complete redesign of the old version. Not just in appearance, but including the cooling, where they managed to save a lot of size in the back of the laptop and still keep good temperatures. You can immediately notice the new M16 R2, how much more compact it is than its predecessor. It also has thinner frames, a larger battery, and a touchpad with RGB backlighting.

I told you earlier that backlighting increases FPS, but not if you press the Stealth button, which turns off the lighting from the Alienware logo and touchpad, and the keyboard starts to glow in white instead of RGB. Great if you want to sit in Starbucks and “get some work done,” without the corner junior high students mocking you by pointing and showing disrespectful gestures.

The Alienware M16 R2 will be available with an Intel Core Ultra 7 and up to an RTX 4070, with a 16-inch QHD display with 240Hz refresh rate.

1. HP Omen Transcend 14

This year, HP also introduced a gaming laptop, which, if you turn off the keyboard backlight, would look quite calmly like a working laptop for heavy tasks. This is the HP Omen Transcend 14.

But why turn off the backlight, when that’s the most remarkable thing about the look here? Usually, in most laptops, only the letters glow, but in this OMEN, we have the so-called “pudding” keys, which look simply unique.

Why, however, do I say it would be great as a working laptop? Omen Transcend 14 is ultra-thin and super light with a weight of 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) and despite this, it can be configured up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 and RTX 4070. Combined with a beautiful 14-inch 2.8k OLED display with 120Hz and super accurate colors, you will be able not only to play but also work on web design or video editing without any problems.

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