The 2020 laptop market will change with a series of new trends such as 2 monitors, integrated 5G and AMD processors.
Compared to smartphones, laptops have not had a significant breakthrough in the past few years. However, the 4 trends below promise to completely change the face of the laptop market.
A 2-screen laptop is no longer something far-fetched. Since mid-2019, Microsoft has introduced two prototypes with the names of Surface Duo and Surface Neo respectively. According to Digital Trends, other manufacturers are also planning to participate in this race.
Recently, at CES 2020, Dell introduced two prototype prototypes including Dell Duet and Dell Ori. Accordingly, Ori is equipped with a folding screen similar to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, while the Duet consists of two separate screen parts, connected together through a hinge similar to the Surface Neo.
However, the model that left the most impression was the ThinkPad X1 Fold from Lenovo. In fact, this machine does not have 2 separate screen parts. Instead, it is equipped with an OLED screen, foldable similar to Samsung Galaxy Fold model .
When folded, the 2 screen sections can be used with 2 separate tasks. In addition, the device also supports a keyboard that can be attached to the lower half of the screen by a magnet mechanism. At this point, you can use it like a regular laptop with a relatively small size.
New screen ratio
In recent years, manufacturers have begun to increase the ratio of screens on laptops. The MacBook has a 16:10 aspect ratio, while devices like Pixel or Surface have a 3: 2 aspect ratio. This trend promises to continue to become popular in the coming year.
A higher screen ratio gives a larger display space, allowing users to view more content. In addition, it also helps manufacturers optimize the design of laptops.
5G is considered the wireless technology of the future. Increasing interest in the technology also makes manufacturers put it in new generation laptops.
HP Elite Dragonfly is considered the first laptop with 5G integration. However, it is not until mid-2020 that this model will be marketed. In addition, Dell also launched the Latitude 9510 model for business people and supports 5G.
Recently, AMD has gained more and more success in the field of computing. However, laptops are still a weakness of this chip manufacturer. Despite the company’s advances in the PC and graphics card market, Intel is still the name that holds the majority of the laptop market share.
At CES 2020, the company introduced the all-new Ryzen 4000 processor specifically for laptops. The chip is also equipped on a number of products such as Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and Lenovo Yoga Slim 7.
AMD said the company aims to have more than 100 products running the new processor by the end of 2020. If successful, AMD will first have the opportunity to compete with Intel in the laptop market.