While mechanical keyboards are obviously the perfect finishing touch to your PC setup, the CES 2019 event revealed some facts and new avenues to explore for both hobbyists and professionals. With announcements by all of the big players like Intel, AMD, and Razer, PC fans have a wealth of new information to process. Building your own PC or opting for something more generalized will still mean making some hard decisions. With new technologies, improved specs, and a more general level of scope from both big and small brand names, here are the most exciting changes to your potential gaming or working setup that could be installed sooner rather than later.


Graphics Cards

All circuit boards have been improving in recent years due to evolving PCB tools. These have allowed companies like Altium to help PC designers and manufacturers to streamline and take ownership of their printed circuit boards. As PCBs continue to evolve, it’s no wonder that announcements from Nvidia and AMD have confirmed the production of new and improved upgrades to their graphics card options. Nvidia possibly takes the lead in the graphics card race, with their GeForce RTX 2060 not only compatible with 1440p or 1080p gaming but also comes fully loaded with tensor core hardware and AI-enhanced Deep Learning Super Sampling. This might just take your gaming to the next level.

Innovative Laptops

The next generation of laptops is very exciting stuff, and the big announcements have revealed some interesting hints of the future portable gaming market. Laptop manufacturers have been making use of all of the biggest and best from the big manufacturers, and it shows. The HP Omen 15 is a startling laptop, with some incredibly fast 240Hz display specs that are unheard of. Perhaps even more surprising is the MSI GS 75 Stealth, which has somehow managed to fit a top-end Core i7 and Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Max-Q both into a lightweight notebook that has taken many of its competitors by surprise. However, the real laptop wonder from CES was the Asus ROG Mothership. This is a gaming-ready rival to the Surface Pro, and it packs a massive amount of power into a lightweight chassis. Laptops were undoubtedly the winners if you’re looking at shock and awe at CES 2019.


Monitoring Monitors

Nvidia certainly dominated the CES event, and their announcements extended to monitor updates too. Not only have they confirmed that they will be integrating FreeSync, which in itself is a major step forward for the company, but they also unveiled the HP Omen X Emperium. This is a monitor that is as epic and grandiose as its name implies, and is a whopping 65-inch display, with 4K HDR paneling, super-fast 144Hz refresh rates, and a customized, tuned soundbar. It doesn’t get much more epic than that. All of the big names highlighted newer and bigger monitors, so immersion is certainly the goal to aim for in 2020.


The CES 2019 event was a surprise to be sure. While some of the announcements were expected, the sheer size, range, and power of the new developments is a promising turn of events for gamers, designers, and those that just want the best of the best.

David Yin

David is a blogger, geek, and web developer — founder of FreeInOutBoard.com. If you like his post, you can say thank you here

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