CES 2023 brought us a lot of exciting new technology, and that includes a bunch of mini-LED gaming laptops. The use of mini-LEDs in notebooks is still a novelty, but the technology certainly adds up to excellent screen brightness and sharp and deep contrasts.
With some of the latest hardware inside and great displays on the outside, these mini-LED models could prove to be some of the best gaming laptops of the year. Scroll down to meet these new gems from Asus, Razer, Acer, and MSI.
razor blade 16
Razer went with two larger laptops this time around, offering the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18. Each comes with an Intel Core i9-13950HX and can be equipped with an Nvidia RTX 4090 Mobile. However, it is the 16-inch model that comes with a Mini-LED display with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. Although that’s not even the best thing about it.
The Razer Blade 16 offers a dual-screen mode display. This means that you can switch the native resolution and refresh rate depending on what you’re doing. You can either run it at 4K with 120Hz refresh rate or swap it to 1200p and 240Hz for a better gaming experience. This definitely puts it up there when it comes to the most interesting mini-LED laptops out there.
Acer Predator Helios 16
Like Razer, Acer is introducing two new large predators – the Helios 16 and Helios 18. With the latest and greatest from Intel and Nvidia, both of these laptops are perfectly poised to support their Mini-LED displays and deliver some top-notch performance. Visual.
You can choose between an IPS and a Mini-LED panel for each, and for the 16-inch model, that means choosing between an IPS with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a Mini-LED display . The IPS comes with either a 165Hz or 240Hz refresh rate, while the Mini-LED features 250Hz. Acer says the Mini-LED panel packs 1,000 local dimming zones, and the display can hit 1,000 nits of peak brightness.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
This year, Asus brings some major upgrades to the (already excellent) ROG Zephyrus G14. At first glance, the change is subtle—you can’t tell without comparing the displays and looking at the list of all the powerful new components found inside. The laptop will be decked out with the new AMD Ryzen 7000 mobile processor as well as Nvidia’s RTX 40-series graphics cards.
Apart from the eye-watering specs, the display is definitely the highlight. In the most expensive configuration of the laptop, you can opt for a mini-LED panel with 512 local dimming zones, which increases the brightness and undoubtedly improves the HDR performance of the laptop.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
Asus decided to give the mini-LED treatment to another new laptop – the ROG Zephyrus M16. Once again, you can choose between an IPS panel and a mini-LED panel, and both of them come with a 240Hz refresh rate, which is good enough for all kinds of gaming.
This mini-LED panel has 1,024 local dimming zones and proudly carries VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, so you can expect it to be bright and visually pleasing in all kinds of HDR gaming.
MSI Titan GT77 HX
Lastly, MSI comes with the updated Titan GT77 HX, and it is sure to make a splash as it is the first laptop of its kind in the world. What makes it so special?
MSI has equipped the new version of the Titan with a Mini-LED 4K 144Hz display, which means it comes with the best of both worlds – sharp visuals and a refresh rate that supports fast-paced titles. The display comes with VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 certification, which means it’s insanely bright, and with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, it’s set to rival one of the best monitors right now – the Alienware 34 QD-OLED Is.