CES 2021: News on the latest laptops, tablets, headphones and more

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CES 2021 is filled with announcements from major players like Lenovo, Samsung, LG and others. We're continuing to bring you all of the latest news from CES 2021 as it happens. The event itself may have gone digital this year, but we have still managed to get hands-on coverage of many of the newly announced products to offer our impressions of the latest and greatest laptops, tablets, headphones and more.

Consider bookmarking this page if you want to be sure to catch all of the news from CES 2021 as we'll keep you updated with all of our coverage throughout the show.

Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable

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Lenovo at CES 2021

Lenovo is typically one of the most prolific brands at CES and 2021 is no exception with a number of new laptops, tablets and monitors already announced and more expected.

Lenovo did have one unexpected offering up its sleeve with its new smart glasses, which are an enterprise-focused take on Google Glass.

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HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 review

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HP at CES 2021

HP is having a busy CES 2021 as well with a handful of new laptops announced already. We went hands-on with the new HP Envy 14 and our reviewer came away thoroughly impressed with his first look at this sub-$1,000 laptop. 

Along with the expected multitude of work and home laptops, we did get one genuine surprise from HP in the form of the company's first truly wireless earbuds. While the overall design looks like so many other true wireless options, HP stated that they are specifically made for conference calls.

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Asus ROG Flow X13

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Asus at CES 2021

Asus hasn't inundated us with new products at CES 2021 so far, but they definitely made them count. The incredibly interesting ROG Flow X13 pairs a thin and light laptop with a minuscule eGPU and the ROG Strix Scar gives us the best of AMD and Nvidia with Ryzen 5000 and an RTX 3080 GPU.

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Intel at CES 2021

While it doesn't have any laptops of its own, Intel made a number of interesting announcements about what will be inside a variety of laptops in 2021. It runs the gamut from ultra-portable gaming laptops to business laptops and Chromebooks, so if you're considering any of those options you'll want to take a look.

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AMD Ryzen 5000

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AMD at CES 2021

AMD's lone contribution to CES 2021 was a big one with the announcement of the Ryzen 5000 series which will of course be found in dozens of laptops this year, including many announced this week.

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Nvidia 30-series

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Nvidia at CES 2021

Similar to AMD, Nvidia's contribution was singular but crucial with the 30-series laptop GPUs coming to high-end gaming laptops in 2021.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 514

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Acer at CES 2021

While Acer had a pretty quiet start to CES, as expected the company had more to reveal. With a new Chromebook and laptops utilizing Ryzen processors, including the new Ryzen 5000 series and a number of gaming laptops sporting the Nvidia GeForce 30 series GPUs.

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Project Hazel

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Razer at CES 2021

Razer grabbed the most attention with its announcement of a smart N95 mask that naturally gives you some RGB Chroma on your face, but the Blade 15 and Blade 17 also got an update with Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs.

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Gigabyte Aorus Aero

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Gigabyte at CES 2021

Gigabyte took the wraps off updates to its Aero, Aorus and G-series laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2

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Samsung at CES 2021

Samsung has a whole host of products from TVs to washing machines to announce at CES 2021, but the Galaxy Chromebook refresh was the only one in our wheelhouse so far. 

However, we know they have plenty in store for us later this week with the Galaxy Unpacked event coming on Thursday.

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MSI Creator 15

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MSI at CES 2021

MSI also took full advantage of the new Nvidia RTX 30-series with updates to its Leopard, Stealth and Creator laptops.

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LG Gram 2021

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LG at CES 2021

LG's full refresh of the Gram lineup, including a massive 16-inch convertible option, was its biggest contribution to CES 2021 until the company offered us a brief tease of its forthcoming rollable phone. If you haven't seen it in action yet, you need to take a look.

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Alienware m15 R4

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Alienware at CES 2021

It was a quiet CES 2021 for Alienware, but the m17 R4 did get the Nvidia 30-series update treatment.

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Dell Latitude 9420

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Dell at CES 2021

Dell has been relatively quiet at CES 2021 with the exception of some potentially interesting updates to its Latitude lineup and a pair of new monitors; we'll see if it has anything else up its sleeve this week.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus

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Microsoft at CES 2021

Microsoft unexpectedly snuck in an announcement of its own at CES 2021 with the Surface Pro 7 Plus. It's not the Surface Pro 8 that fans are waiting for, but it looks like a solid refresh for the enterprise and education market.

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TCL at CES 2021

TCL remains a small player in the U.S. market, but its TCL 10 5G UW was an interesting budget 5G phone option last year and its newly announced TCL 20 series looks to pick up where it left off. 

The NXTPAPER tablet was a notable release from the company with an eye-saving color e-ink style panel. And while the company announced two affordable new smartphones and a tablet, its plans for later in the year really have our interest with a foldable phone and another 5G phone that we expect will be the true successor to the TCL 10 5G UW.

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Sean Riley

Sean Riley has been covering tech professionally for over a decade now. Most of that time was as a freelancer covering varied topics including phones, wearables, tablets, smart home devices, laptops, AR, VR, mobile payments, fintech, and more.  Sean is the resident mobile expert at Laptop Mag, specializing in phones and wearables, you'll find plenty of news, reviews, how-to, and opinion pieces on these subjects from him here. But Laptop Mag has also proven a perfect fit for that broad range of interests with reviews and news on the latest laptops, VR games, and computer accessories along with coverage on everything from NFTs to cybersecurity and more.