Gaming at CES 2020: From handheld gaming consoles to high-refresh rate monitors, here are the most interesting announcements

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Gaming at CES 2020: From handheld gaming consoles to high-refresh rate monitors, here are the most interesting announcements
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It’s never been this good for gaming addicts. At CES 2020, gaming enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about – right from a new handheld gaming console to extremely high-refresh rate monitors. Throw in a couple of gaming PCs and you have the perfect recipe to whet a gamer’s appetite.

Here are the most interesting announcements at CES 2020:
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Dell Alienware Concept UFO

Dell Alienware Concept UFO

Dell Alienware Concept UFO

Taking inspiration from the Nintendo Switch, Alienware announced the Concept UFO handheld gaming console. It has an 8-inch screen and detachable controls on either side of the display. It also runs on Windows 10, so you can carry your PC games to it.

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5

Admittedly, the name of this new gaming PC doesn’t roll off the tongue easily. But its design is something that you can’t forget. MSI’s new MEG Aegis Ti5 gaming PC features a sci-fi look that is reminiscent of Glados from Portal, especially with bottom hinge that elevates the main body.

The MEG Aegis Ti5’s specs are not final yet, but it should offer the latest Nvidia GPU with up to 128GB of RAM and the latest Intel Core i9 processor.

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Dell G5 15 SE Special Edition gaming laptop

Dell G5 15 SE Special Edition gaming laptop

Dell G5 15 SE Special Edition gaming laptop

In addition to the Concept UFO, Dell also announced the G5 15 SE Special Edition gaming laptop at CES 2020.

Aimed at price conscious users, the G5 15 SE starts at $799.99 and offers third gen AMD Ryzen processor which is paired with the new Ryzen RX 5600M GPUs. It has a dedicated “Game Shift” button that enhances gaming performance with a single click.

Origin PC Big-O family gets a new addition

Origin PC Big-O family gets a new addition

Origin PC Big-O family gets a new addition

Origin, known for its high-performance gaming computers, announced a new hybrid gaming PC in its Big-O family. With this, Origin combines a liquid cooled PC with a liquid-cooled gaming console to provide super smooth gaming experience.

The new Origin PC Big-O is smaller and more affordable when compared to the original launched last year. It drops support for the Nintendo Switch, so now only the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro are supported.

The price of new Origin PC Big-O starts at $2,499.

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Razer Kishi gamepad

Razer Kishi gamepad

Razer Kishi gamepad

Mobile gaming has gotten a massive push over the last couple of years and Razer does not want to miss out on this trend. Known for its gaming products, Razer announced a new gamepad that works with most Android phones and iPhones.

The new Razer Kishi connects to your phone directly either with the USB Type-C port or the Lightning connector. Since it connects directly to the phone, the Razer Kishi should offer low latency. Razer has added a passthrough port that allows you to charge your phone while the Kishi gamepad is connected, so low battery concerns should also be alleviated.

The Razer Kishi does not have a price tag yet. We should know more in this regard later this year.

Samsung Odyssey G9 takes ultrawide gaming to the extreme

Samsung Odyssey G9 takes ultrawide gaming to the extreme

Samsung Odyssey G9 takes ultrawide gaming to the extreme

Samsung’s Odyssey G9 takes your breath away with its massive 49-inch curved display that offers a highly immersive gaming experience.

The Odyssey G9 comes with a 1000R curvature which covers almost the entirety of your field of vision. This eliminates distractions and immerses you in the game completely. Its high refresh rates also help – you can go up to 240Hz at 2K resolution.

When it becomes available later this year, the Odyssey G9 will likely come with a hefty price tag.

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Nvidia’s blazing fast 360Hz gaming displays

Nvidia’s blazing fast 360Hz gaming displays

Nvidia’s blazing fast 360Hz gaming displays

E-sports and competitive gaming has taken off in the past couple of years, and Nvidia is trying to make sure it stays ahead in the race when it comes to gaming displays.

Nvidia’s latest gaming displays are the fastest in the business with 360Hz refresh rates and G-Sync support. To put it into perspective, the previous fastest display offered 300Hz refresh rate. Most gaming monitors still offer only 144Hz refresh rate.

This allows you to experience extremely smooth gaming. Nvidia’s Variable Refresh Rate tech also synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with that of the GPU to eliminate screen tears while gaming.

To bring this display to the market, Nvidia has partnered with Asus to launch the ROG Swift 360 gaming monitor.

We should know the pricing and availability details of the ROG Swift 360 later this year.

Acer Predator Gaming monitor

Acer Predator Gaming monitor

Acer’s trio of Predator gaming monitors

Acer also jumped into the launch party by announcing a new trio of Predator gaming monitors.

These new Predator gaming monitors come in three sizes – 32-inch, 37.5-inch and 55-inch. While all the three monitors support 4K UHD resolution, they offer 144Hz, 175Hz and 120Hz refresh rates on the 32-inch, 37.5-inch and 55-inch models respectively.

The new Acer Predator gaming monitors start at a price of $3,599 and will be available in April.

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