This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicked off 2020 with a look at what’s in store for a variety of players this year, with exciting innovations for PC gaming and Microsoft’s device partners announcing some of the best upcoming hardware and software in the industry.
From the thinnest
and lightest gaming laptops yet, to immersive monitors giving players a deeper,
more robust experience, in addition to new gaming desktops and graphics cards, there’s
plenty for PC gamers to be excited for in the year ahead.
introduced new Predator monitors offering gamers a more immersive and
expansive view of their play.
- The Predator CG552K features a huge
55-inch 4K OLED panel that’s Adaptive Sync and HDMI VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
compatible, making it ideal for hardcore PC and console gamers wanting a higher
vantage point. The 37.5-inch monitor increases gaming immersion with a
2300R curved UWQHD+ panel and Vesa DisplayHDR 400 certification that makes
- The 32-inch Predator X32 gaming
monitor reproduces brilliant visuals with Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate, Vesa Display
HDR 1400 certification and 89.5% Rec. 2020, perfect for gamers who also create
their own videos.
- Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) debuted a
handful of new Strix models: Strix
GA35 and GT35 gaming
desktops to get players tournament-ready for competitive esports. They’re
engineered to sustain smooth gameplay under serious pressure and offer the
flexibility to do everything from producing top-quality streams to developing
games. In addition to those new gaming devices, Asus ROG also announced
new Strix GA15 and GT15 gaming
desktops that focus on gaming fundamentals for competitive esports players on a
budget. Lean and lightweight, these leverage powerful, latest generation
processors to capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming and multitasking. These
use the latest 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs and upcoming 10th Generation Intel
- The Zephyrus G14 brings premium innovations to a wider audience with
an ultra-slim form factor at just 17.9mm thin and 1.6kg, all without
compromising performance. The Zephyrus G14 gaming notebook features RTX
graphics for high frame rates when playing popular games, and also lets gamers
choose between high refresh or high resolution for their display; the choice of
120Hz refresh rate or WQHD resolution panels allows users to optimize for
gaming or creating content. G14 has an optional AniMe Matrix display that
deepens personalization, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations and
other effects across more than a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.
- The 15-inch TUF Gaming
A15 and F15, along
with their 17-inch A17 and F17 siblings,
deliver an unprecedented experience for the price. Key to the experience is
potent processing power, thanks to a choice between 4th Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile
CPUs and upcoming 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Nvidia Turing-based GPUs up
to the GeForce RTX 2060 feed frames into fast displays that refresh at up to
144Hz and use AMD FreeSync technology to ensure smoother, tear-free gaming
across a wide range of titles.
for speed with a 99% sRGB color coverage, the new Alienware
25 Gaming Monitor features
fast IPS technology that offers rich colors, a 240Hz refresh rate and a 1
millisecond response time, all in native FHD resolution. It also has AMD Radeon
FreeSync and is G-Sync compatible.
newly redesigned Dell
G5 15 SE (Special Edition)
is the first Dell G Series laptop to feature 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series
Mobile Processors (up to 8 cores and 16 threads) paired with the latest AMD
Radeon RX 5000M Series graphics. The two chips work seamlessly together using
AMD SmartShift technology to optimize performance by automatically shifting
power as needed between the Ryzen processor and Radeon graphics, giving gamers
precisely what they want at each moment of play.
released a number of new performance monitors and laptops, giving gamers a variety of devices
to choose how they want to enhance their battle experience.
the new premium Lenovo
users can seamlessly switch between entertainment and their latest
creative project. Its 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) provides IPS high-resolution
and 350 nits of brightness. The four-sided near-edgeless bezel brings a
noticeably wider viewing experience when playing the hottest gaming titles in
your spare time with super-fast 4ms response time, and a smooth 75Hz refresh
rate to reduce motion blur in the game.
- The Lenovo Legion
Y740S is Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest gaming
laptop yet with up to eight hours of battery life. It’s got up to 10th Gen
Intel Core i9 processors (coming soon) reaching more than 5 GHz and Q-Control,
with which users can shift gears with a simple press of their Fn+Q keys. Jump
into Performance Mode for higher frame rates, down-shift into Quiet Mode for
better battery life to watch a movie or stay the course in Balance Mode for
day-to-day usage. Made with long-term gaming usage in mind, enjoy the new
tactile feel of the Lenovo Legion keyboards, featuring quick response time with
100% anti-ghosting, improved ergonomic key size and responsive switches
designed for smoother typing and gameplay.
- Stay focused on the game with the
new Lenovo Legion Y25-25
Gaming Monitor with a 24.5-inch,
Full HD IPS panel display built into the near-edgeless chassis. Crank up refresh
rates all the way to 240Hz—more FPS means that more data flows between the GPU
and monitor, helping to eliminate tearing in most multiplayer games. It comes
with anti-glare panel and up to 400 nits of brightness and is
TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified to reduce eye strain. Curved
monitors make gaming more immersive and comfortable, as the
curve simulates a more natural viewing experience for your eyes, neck and
head—allowing the gamer to see all the action at once.
- The new 31.5-inch Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor has near-edgeless bezel QHD (2560 x 1440) screen resolution for clear visuals and superior picture quality. Catch every player movement with its wide viewing angle, high-screen brightness and excellent contrast ratio.
- Or, choose the heavy-duty yet compact 27-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display on the Lenovo G27c Gaming Monitor — both monitors have a curvature of 1500R for complete game immersion. The latter is engineered to deliver virtually tear-free and stutter-free gameplay and is capable of an amazingly high refresh rate of up to 165Hz, helping to rid gaming distractions such as choppy images, streaks and motion blur.
showed off an expansion of its Element Case line and next gen Revolt Series.
- For a different take on the traditional
PC layout, the Element Dual features a binary chamber design. With
the PSU mounted vertically on the bottom right side of the case and hidden
behind the motherboard tray, users will be left with an open aesthetic on the
left side and substantial space for maximum component compatibility. The Element
CL case is pre-built systems is designed with an integrated front
panel distribution plate for easier bends and less complicated routing.
- The Revolt GT3 will take on a new aesthetic compared to the
asymmetrical design of its predecessors, housing small form factor systems and
providing support for ITX motherboards and SFX power supplies up to 750W.
Systems constructed in it will be mounted to and suspended inside an outer
frame by flexible rubber supports designed to add both cushion from shock and
These are just some of the new products that are bringing
powerful experiences to Windows 10 gamers in 2020. Check back on Xbox Wire or the
blog to keep up with the latest PC gaming
product releases and news.