PC Gamers, This Is Your Year
Since electronic entertainment makes up of a large percentage of the consumer goods that are purchased in the world today, it makes sense that many great gaming gadgets would be present at CES this year. Indeed the Consumer Electronics Show has already shown off some amazing feats of automotive engineering and robotics, but PC gamers are also getting something nice from this show as well. Here are some of the best PC gaming hardware that is being introduced at this year’s CES.
Asus Laptops and Hardware
This year many hardware creators including ASUS, HyperX, Alienware, HP, and Razer have introduced new additions to their line up. Asus has been especially busy, presenting it ROG (Republic of Gamers) Mothership laptop. This large and powerful laptop comes equipped with a 17.3-inch display and is driven by the new Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card utilizing ray-tracing technology. There is also the Asus TUF Gaming keyboard which uses an infra-red beam to register keystrokes much faster than the standard keyboard.
Alienware is best known for its powerful gaming desktops, but that may soon change. Dell has created the Alienware Area 51m Laptop, which they are calling “the most powerful gaming laptop ever.” Though this claim may be subject to scrutiny, the fact that virtually everything within this lap is upgradeable is a major selling point for the Area 51m. Alienware is allowing for its laptops to improve with technology.
Monitors that focus on gamers’ needs are in abundance this year. Though many have similar features, it is the Samsung CRG9 ultra-wide gaming monitor that is turning heads. This is single 49-inch monitors that can support two separate screens within its display. The new model comes with 5120 x1440 resolution and HDR.
Nvidia vs. AMD
If you are looking at great monitors, you should make sure the best graphics are displayed on them. Nvidia has unveiled new additions to its RTX 2000 series of graphics cards. Along with that, AMD presented not only its third generation of Ryzen desktop processors but also the Radeon VII 7nm GPU. These two will most likely be in heavy competition with these new pieces of hardware.
HyperX Cloud Orbit S
Games are not fun if you can not hear them. HyperX wants to make sure that you can hear all of the action with their Cloud Orbit S headset. This piece of audio technology is being called the best headset at CES because of its ability to create a crisp 360 degrees sound stage around the user. It provides positional audio, so as you move your head you can pick up new sounds in any direction. This will give many FPS players a steady advantage over their opponents.
Though Virtual Reality is still an up and coming form of digital entertainment, many companies are coming up with new and affordable ways for the consumer to enjoy it. HTC has presented its Vive Cosmos, which is a more accessable version of the Vive itself. Many consumers do not have the resources to experience the incredible HTC Vive for themselves, so the company has taken all of the best parts of that headset and compressed them to create the Cosmos. Now many new fans of the gaming medium can get the best VR experience on the market today.
The Oculus Rift was a great option for gamers who wanted a VR experience and did not mind being tethered to their computer. This year, the Occulus Quest has been presented as an all-in-on gaming experience where the user can enjoy their favorite VR games wirelessly. It will sync with a mobile app and then track the players’ movements without any external cameras.
Much More Available for PC Gamers
These pieces of tech are merely a fraction of what is available for gamers at CES 2019. If would like to keep up with the all of the great tech being introduced, I recommend following the event on Twitter or CNET.
Are you excited for PC gaming tech this year? What were some pieces of gear that you would like to have at your disposal in 2019? Let us know in the comments below.