CES 2021: The most intriguing and innovative PC hardware

CES 2021 was virtual, but the parade of PC hardware went on regardless. Big names AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all made splashy announcements, and PC manufacturers followed in their wake with new products, many coming soon.

No time to sift through all our CES coverage? No problem! Read on for our Best of CES picks—the most intriguing and innovative products we saw.


Last year you couldn’t find a high-end gaming laptop with a Ryzen CPU in it to save your life. This year the tables are turning, with probably a dozen different designs announced or in the works.

That should confirm the confidence laptop makers have in AMD’s, based on the award-winning Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 desktop chip. While we don’t have independent testing yet, we expect it to dominate in multi-core performance and take the lead in single-core performance. —

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