Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops at CES 2020

Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops At CES 2020

What were the best gaming laptops at CES 2020? Let’s check out what I think are the top 5 to look out for this year!

  1. Clevo NH57ADS: This laptop stood out to me for being the first to pack 3rd Gen AM4 support, with up to a 65W processor. The highest CPU currently available within this power envelope is the Ryzen 9 3900, which has 12 cores/24 threads – insanity for a laptop.It’s paired with Nvidia graphics, however I was told the options are under NDA, so can only guess at what we might see there. If you need multi core processing in a portable machine, the NH57ADS has probably got you covered.

    While desktop CPUs in laptops are nothing new (we’ve seen plenty of Intel i9-9900K laptops), 12 cores is. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a beefier option from Clevo in the future capable of handling the 16 core 3950X!

    Clevo NH57ADS 12 core Ryzen 9 3900 laptop
    Clevo NH57ADS
  2. ASUS Zephyrus S G14: To me, the announcement of AMD’s Zen 2 Ryzen 4000 mobile processors mostly resulted in existing models being refreshed. ASUS brought their game though, and have a brand new 14″ chassis that will fit the 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 7 4800HS with Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics. This will make it the most powerful 14 inch gaming laptop available.

    ASUS Zephyrus S G14 Gaming Laptop
    ASUS Zephyrus S G14
  3. ASUS TUF A15/17: In the past the ASUS TUF range has brought value for money, and the new A15 and A17 will apparently continue this trend, albeit with some welcome improvements. The most notable of which was the option of a large 90Wh battery. You have the option of selecting a smaller battery though if you also want a 2.5″ drive bay, it’s great to have the option.

    ASUS TUF 15 gaming laptop
    ASUS TUF A17 (left) A15 (right)
  4. MSI GS66: This is the new version of the older GS65. It’s all blacked out and battery size has been increased to the legal flying limit at 99.9Wh. It will feature Intel’s latest 10th gen mobile CPUs, along with yet to be announced Nvidia graphics, so not yet sure when we’ll see it available.

    Unlike the TUF just mentioned, there’s no word from MSI at the moment as to whether this will also be available in a GS76 17 inch version. MSI also showed off the GE66, the successor to the popular GE65, but personally I was more interested in the thinner option.

    MSI GS66 Gaming Laptop Intel 10th gen
    MSI GS66 (right)
  5. Dell G5 15 Special Edition: Surprisingly, there were few AMD only laptops at CES 2020. In the past, this has been normal, however AMD announced both Zen 2 Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs and new Radeon graphics options, so I expected to see more models coming. The Dell G5 was one of the only machine that I saw to feature the new RX 5600M.

    Forget about the RX 5700M for now, as I didn’t see that listed in any upcoming models at this time. Back to the G5 – it’s had a redesign compared to the previous Intel/Nvidia design, it looks more like the Dell G3 now.

    Dell G5 15 Special Edition Ryzen 4800H Radeon 5600M Gaming Laptop
    Dell G5 15 Special Edition

Those are the top 5 best gaming laptops at CES 2020 that I had a chance to look at, let me know which you’re most interested in! I’m super keen to get my hands on all of these models in the future to test them out in depth and see just how well they perform!


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  • Abhishek

    Hi Jarrod,
    I really like your informational videos on YouTube. I am looking to purchase a gaming rig. I am currently working in Infosys and that’s y unable to decide whether to go for a gaming laptop or a custom PC. I need portability though as i can have transfers in future. One more thing i live in India, and currently having a budget of around max 1,50,000 i.e. max 2000$
    I love playing Pubg, and i do a lot of gaming. I am unable to decide which GPU to go for too actually. Please help sir. I will be too grateful to you.

    • Jarrod

      If you need portability then a laptop will make more sense, unless you’re able to fit PC and a lower powered laptop into the budget. I think the GTX 1660 Ti is a good sweet spot for most gaming laptops right now, can play pretty much any game at 1080p high settings with fair frame rates. You should be able to get one for less than that, so could optionally spend a bit more for RTX 2060 if you want – I’ve compared those two here:

  • Vignesh

    I am from India and I am planning to buy a laptop. My choices have boiled down to two options one is ASUS ROG Strix Scar III (i7 -9750H, RTX 2070 with 1 TB SSD) and the Acer Predator Helios 300 (same CPU and GPU but 2 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD) . Also they are being offered at the exact same price.
    Should I Wait for the Ampere line or AMD Radeon GPU line as they may end up making the prices go down because of competetion?
    if not wait then which one would you recommend to buy based on heating issues and performance levels? or would you recommend a diffrent laptop altogether?
    Thanks in advance!
    P.S I have watched some of your videos on Youtube and man are you genuienly underrated, I wish you would reach 1 Million subscribers quickly.

    • Jarrod

      The Helios 300 will do better at low-med settings as it’s tuned better, but if you’re willing to undervolt/overclock the Scar, especially at higher setting levels where the 2070 can stretch its legs, it will do better. Nvidia 3000 series is still a while off, we’re getting Super in the next few months with Intel 10th gen, though I doubt we’ll see much change on the CPU side as it’s still the same 14nm architecture.

  • Theo

    Hello, I’m buying my first gaming laptop and in my country, the Asus Tuf A15 is the only one which offers Ryzen 7 with 1660ti within my budget range. I’ve also watched your review video on it, and am afraid of the laptop’s longevity because of thermal issues. Is there anything you recommend I do to maybe ease the problem a little bit?

    • Jarrod

      Change thermal paste, raise the back up, use a cooling pad, cut holes in the base if you’re super paranoid, limit CPU to base clock in software if you want lower temps at the expense of performance. Honestly I doubt it will cause any problems just using it normally, haven’t exactly heard others reporting them dying due to heat.

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