Cnet recently published an article comparing the best laptops of 2023. The review looks at a variety of different products, including the HP Victus 16, LG Gram, and the Dell XPS 17. Each product is rated for several different factors, such as performance, screen size, and durability.
Lenovo’s flagship 14-inch Yoga 9i Gen 7
Lenovo’s new 14-inch Yoga 9i Gen 7 laptop is a major step forward in design and performance. It also enables you to experience a Windows 11 desktop that’s both smooth and refreshing.
Lenovo’s Yoga 9i is a 2-in-1 laptop that offers the latest 12th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, as well as a full-HD display. The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio for better window management. You can also opt for a 2.8K OLED with a 100% P3 color gamut.
The Yoga 9i has a few ports, including USB-C, HDMI and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This year’s model also includes a full-HD webcam and IR, as well as a fingerprint reader.
The Yoga 9i’s touchscreen is a 2.8K OLED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. In addition, the screen can also support Dolby Vision and HDR.
HP’s Victus 16 gaming laptop
HP’s new Victus line is all about gaming. This gaming laptop is built with the latest hardware and includes a variety of features to make your game experience more enjoyable.
HP’s Victus line starts at an attractive entry-level price. It also comes with a number of customization options. You can add a more powerful processor, more RAM, and an optical drive. Plus, you can upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for additional functionality.
The base model features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. For a bit more, you can choose a higher-resolution version with a 165Hz refresh rate. But if you’re looking for the best value, HP recommends opting for the base model.
During our testing, we found the keyboard to be extremely responsive. Unfortunately, it lacks per-key RGB lighting. However, the keys are backlit with white lighting.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18
Asus is announcing a new pair of 18-inch gaming laptops. The Strix SCAR and G18 feature larger screens and a number of upgrades. These models have improved cooling, a redesigned chassis, and a brand-new motherboard.
Both models feature a 240Hz panel or a 16-inch or 18-inch QHD display. They’ll also have NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptop GPUs. Their battery capacity is 90Wh. There are four speakers with Dolby Atmos, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
The Strix SCAR also has a dedicated MUX switch, which supports NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. It also has a larger active touchpad. This provides more precision and comfort.
A vapor chamber and semi-translucent palm rest are also on board. A special 3D Flow Zone has been designed for optimal airflow. However, some of the intakes are somewhat choked by the slim rubber feet.
Dell XPS 17
Dell XPS 17 is a high-performance laptop with the screen real estate of a 16-inch laptop. It is slim and stylish, yet powerful enough to play games and do creative work.
It comes with a full HD resolution of 1,920×1080 pixels, and a tiny bezel. It is available with either GeForce RTX 2060 or Nvidia 3060 graphics. The laptop has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and 512GB SSD.
Its battery life is good. However, the laptop does lack legacy ports and USB-A. If you’re looking for a gaming laptop, this is not the best choice.
Dell’s Web site includes a lot of software and documentation. They also offer 24-hour toll-free customer service and online help. You can also use their premium hardware service, which costs $229. This includes a year of accidental damage protection and in-home service.
The LG Gram is an ultra-compact laptop, with an impressive array of features. But it also suffers from a number of nitpicks, such as the tinny top-end audio output and the lack of an integrated fingerprint reader. While these are minor issues, they may not be suitable for many users.
The LG Gram has a bright screen that offers plenty of vertical viewing space. This makes browsing the web easier. In addition, the screen is powered by an integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. It also supports 99% of DCI-P3 color gamut.
The LG Gram also has an impressive battery life. When using the system for light productivity, it will last more than 10 hours. With full brightness, it will last almost 18 hours.
A key feature of the LG Gram is its IPS display, which offers a 16:10 aspect ratio. This provides a bit more vertical space than the Full HD display, allowing users to see more information without scrolling.