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At CES 2021, many laptop makers are introducing new models tailored for working from home.
Laptops from HP, Lenovo, and others have better cameras and microphones to improve the video conferencing experience, for example.
Some of our favorite laptops from CES 2021 include the HP Elite Dragonfly Max, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, and new LG Gram 17.
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) may be synonymous with robots, futuristic cars, and enormous televisions, but it’s also a place where major PC makers launch their new laptop lineups for the year ahead.
The announcements made at CES usually provide a glimpse at the direction we can expect the PC industry to move in, and this year is unsurprisingly all about optimizing laptops for remote work.
Business laptops were everywhere at CES 2021, with HP, Lenovo, and Dell introducing new models with features like improved microphones and cameras for video calls, human presence detection for locking and unlocking the laptop when you’re nearby, and display technology to reduce the strain from blue light on your eyes.
Otherwise, we’re seeing many laptops with optional 5G connectivity, affordable new Chromebooks, and a few promising gaming laptops as well. Here’s a look at the best laptops of CES 2021.
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HP Elite Dragonfly Max
Many companies are tailoring their products for a work-from-home life at CES 2021, and that’s especially true with the HP Elite Dragonfly Max.
The business-focused laptop has features that are optimized for dialing into video conferences, like four wide-range microphones that use artificial intelligence to optimize audio, and a 5-megapixel camera, which is significant since most laptops typically offer 720p cameras.
Those are the biggest features that separate the Elite Dragonfly Max from the Elite Dragonfly G2, which the company also announced at CES. Otherwise, both laptops run on 11th-generation Intel processors, will be available in 4G/5G options, and feature 13.3-inch screens.
In yet another sign that the Max is built with remote work in mind, it also has EyeSafe technology to reduce eye strain after prolonged use. HP says both Dragonfly laptops should be launching in January but has not revealed the price.
HP Elite Folio
Tech giants like HP, Apple, and Microsoft among others have all tried to bring the benefits of mobile devices to the laptop experience over the past five to seven years. HP’s new Elite Folio 2-in-1, which is expected to launch in February, is the company’s latest attempt to do so in 2021.
The HP Elite Folio runs on Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 2 Arm processor, which is expected to allow for super-long battery life and faster performance. Arm processors are chips made for laptops that run on the same basic architecture as those designed for mobile devices, with the goal being to bring the quick always-on responsiveness and all-day battery life found on smartphones to laptops.
HP claims the Elite Folio can provide 24.5 hours of local media playback before its battery …read more
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