Laptops may not have been the centre of attention at CES which is usually the main platform for television and home appliance manufactures, but a few of the new launches stole the show. Aside from the amazing HD TV’s, levitating Bluetooth speakers, drones and self-driving cars, CES 2017 showcased the latest laptop line-ups from many of the leading manufacturers including Dell, Samsung, HP and Lenovo. Hybrids, notebooks and dazzling 4K gaming laptops were the frontrunners at the event. Read on to find out the coolest laptops which made the cut: 1) Samsung Notebook 9 There were a number of notebooks launched by Samsung at CES 2017, but this was the coolest. The Samsung Notebook 9 has sensational power with the help of a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB memory and a NVIDIA 940MX graphics card. We’re impressed with how Samsung has packed all that power and a 15″ display into an ultra-lightweight device, weighing only 2.73 pounds! Here’s what Samsung says about it: “The Samsung Notebook 9 is the lightest notebook on the market. It’s effortless to carry, and easy to travel with. It’s the perfect combination of performance and portability”. 2) HP Spectre X360 The updated version of the Spectre X360 was showcased at CES 2017, and impressively features a 12.75 hour battery life and an ultra-powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processor. The impressive UHD screen folds all the way back so you can also use it as a tablet, and the laptop has a stunning full aluminium chassis. HP says: “The bright display boasts a 13.3-inch diagonal FHD IPS4 panel that delivers great viewing experiences. The Natural Silver colour with polished accents on the hinges creates the sleek profile customers crave”. 3) Dell Inspiron Gaming 15 7000 This one’s for the diehard gamers! The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 focuses on the specs which means the gaming performance will be brilliant. This budget-friendly offering by Dell is powered with Pascal-series graphics, an interesting change from the Alienware branding we’re used to with the company. Although, the budget version does not come with dazzling 4K resolution, the premium audio makes up for it, and the spec-focus means it’s ideal for serious gamers. Dell says: “At CES, Dell unveiled a series of world-first innovations that are redefining personal computing. The entire Dell PC portfolio features Windows 10 and new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, helping people maximize productivity and creativity while enjoying lifelike viewing experiences”. 4) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Lenovo is loved for delivering reliable devices; however they upped the style factor in the laptops they showcased at CES 2017. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, power and style to be the ultimate executive laptop. It features the latest in tech with an IR facial recognition camera, 2 Thunderbolt ports and a 7th Gen Intel Core (Kaby Lake) processor. Here’s what Lenovo says about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon: “The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is thinner, lighter, and more compact than ever – but still stays tough thanks to carbon-fibre durability that withstands harsh, military-grade testing”.