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A Gaming Laptop That Runs At 5GHz? | Our Computex 2019 Gaming Roundup

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Computex 2019 is almost over, so here’s our roundup of the most interesting gaming electronics, including an incredible laptop that can run overclocked at 5GHz.

MSI GT76 Titan

Pictured: MSI GT76 Titan Credit: MSI

At 4.5kg, this laptop might push the acceptable boundaries of what is considered portable but the specs and performance more than make up for it. Running an i9-9900K processor, the laptop can be overclocked to 5GHz and sustain it for a period of time, thanks to the four fan and 11 heatpipe cooling system.

As a compromise to try and keep the thickness down, the keyboard switches aren’t mechanical like the older Titan models but feels decent enough.

Alienware m15/m17

Pictured: Alienware m15

As mentioned here, Alienware has given their m15 and m17 laptops a makeover, copying the design from their Area 51m laptop announced earlier in 2019.

With Intel’s 9th generation processors, displays ranging from 240Hz FHD to 4K OLED and a choice between NVIDIA’s GTX 1650, GTX 1660Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, the 2019 laptops seem extremely promising.


Not much is known yet about the newest gaming desktop from Asus ROG, aside from the fact that it’s one of the first few desktops to use AMD’s new Ryzen third generation processors and the upcoming NAVI GPUs. The exciting thing is precisely that; it’ll be using the new processors that have clearly beaten out the Intel equivalents in price and performance.

AMD has been lagging behind for a while behind Intel and NVIDIA, but their new lineup of CPUs and GPUs seem set to propel them forward in terms of market share.

Asus ROG 240Hz Portable Monitor

Pictured: Asus ROG Strix XG17

Speaking of ROG, they’ve announced a new 17” portable monitor that is targeted towards gamers on the go, the ROG Strix XG17. The monitor comes with adaptive sync, in addition, and might be a slight upgrade for gamers who own a gaming laptop with similar specs. There’s an internal battery offering up to three hours of battery life, but it can also be powered over USB-C.

It might not seem clear why gamers would want a separate monitor if they’re already using a laptop but the real reason is for the 240Hz refresh rate, which will come in handy for first-person shooter games if the laptop doesn’t have a screen with a fast enough refresh rate.


The easiest way to start an argument in a group of gamers is to ask them to choose between AMD and NVIDIA. While NVIDIA has greater market share, AMD is the brand that provides the best value for money. Pitting NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 with AMD’s Radeon VII, both cards have relatively comparable performance, but the NVIDIA card is almost twice as expensive as the AMD card.

Succeeding AMD’s Vega series, the new RX 5000 series cards, codenamed Navi, were showcased on the first day of Computex. Compared against the RTX 2070, the Radeon RX 5700 card beat it by approximately 10% in the Strange Brigade benchmark test. Prices and availability will be announced at AMD’s livestream event at E3 on 10 June 2019.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboards

Pictured: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Credit: SteelSeries

Previously, you would have to buy multiple keyboards if you wanted different actuation points for gaming or general typing. Now, SteelSeries has reinvented the game with their new OmniPoint Switches that let users set the actuation point in 10 positions between 0.4mm and 3.6mm.

This means you’ll be able to use a single keyboard for both games that require a lower actuation point, and also for general usage where you might want a higher actuation point to avoid accidental key presses. Starting at US$189.99 for the tenkeyless version and US$209.99 for the full-size keyboard, this keyboard will be available in just a few weeks on the SteelSeries online store.

Cooler Master

Credit: Cooler Master

Cooler Master is pretty well-known for their fans, water cooling solutions and other PC components. So it was no surprise when they showcased a mouse at Computex. What was surprising was the design of the mouse body, filled with honeycomb-shaped holes to make it as light as possible.

Their plan seems to have worked, with the mice coming in at 52g (non-RGB version) and 57g (RGB version). I personally prefer my mice to have a bit of heft so that I have better control in shooting games, but it really is a personal preference and I have to admit the mouse does look cool. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced but the mouse is expected to go on sale later in 2019.

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