(Pocket-lint) - The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2020 and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all the best in upcoming tech. 

Companies usually use CES to showcase the latest updates to their laptops, hybrid laptop/tablet devices and tablet ranges. This year is no exception with plenty of manufacturers showing off the latest and greatest in new laptops, netbooks and notebooks.

We've hunted down the very best laptops revealed so far to give you the low-down. 


Acer Swift 3 

We've always liked the Acer Swift 3 for being an affordable device that still manages to offer decent performance for your money. It seems that Acer is continuing that trend in 2020 with the newest version of this compact laptop. 

It's a 13.5-inch 3:2 aspect ratio laptop that's lightweight and promises decent performance as well as a 16-hour battery life. The Swift 3 is will be on sale soon for around $699/£699. 


HP Elite Dragonfly G2 

There's a new version of the Elite Dragonfly being shown off at CES and this one comes with 5G wireless, an enhanced Sure View privacy display and integrated Tile tracking. All very nifty features. 

This tech is being included in an already well-rounded package but will mean users get the most of fast network speeds and can also find their laptop with ease should they happen to mislay it, which is always a bonus. 


Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 

Asus is once again staking claim to having created "the world's most powerful gaming laptop" with the 14-inch Zephyrus G14.

This new laptop boasts the 4th gen AMD Ryzen CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. 

But it's not just specs that impress here as the G14 also has a design that includes 1,215 individual mini LEDs on the lid. Those lights can be tweaked and with customised according to your needs to create funky designs or even just react to music - ideal for DJs, artists or just creative types. 


Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 

Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus is a dual-screen laptop with an E Ink display on the external lid, one that's similar to that you'd see on an Amazon Kindle, only with some practical use when the laptop is closed. 

When you've finished working on the main screen, you can make use of the secondary panel to read emails, look at your calendar, scribble some notes or read a good book. It's easy on the eye and not a battery drain either. 

From what we've seen, the ThinkBook Plus offers a solid ThinkBook style design and sturdy construction that's not compromised by the second screen. It's certainly interesting, but whether it's right for you is a different matter. 


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was teased early last year, but now we've seen more of it at CES and we're impressed.

This is another in a line of modern devices with folding screens, but it's also a revolutionary bit of kit. Albeit it one with a rather hefty price tag (starting from $2,499). 

It's a compact laptop that folds away into something much smaller and yet remains practical and useful. In our mind, it's also one of the defining products to be revealed at the show this year.  


Asus Chromebook Flip C436

This new Chromebook from Asus appears to offer a premium design to an ever-growing range of affordable Chromebooks. It boasts a 14-inch frameless NanoEdge Full HD touch display and, of course, the ability to flip over into tablet mode. 

A 12-hour battery life, a magnesium alloy chassis, four Harman Kardon speakers, a fingerprint sensor and more make this new Chromebook fairly appealing. It'll be interesting to see how it performs in the real world, but could soon join our list of best Chromebooks.


Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 is always an incredibly popular laptop both with us and with users. For 2020, Dell has taken the classic XPS formula and slimmed down the bezels even further making for a snazzy looking machine. 

The frame is small enough that it's comparable to an 11-inch laptop that Dell claims is razor-thin. From what we've seen so far, it's certainly a smart looking device.  


Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha

The Galaxy Book Flex α is an interesting new device from Samsung with a daft name. It's a Galaxy Book-branded laptop with a stylish aluminium design, rotating QLED screen and some beefy specs. 

Samsung is also claiming this new laptop is capable of 17.5-hours of battery life with USB-C fast charging too. It's a more affordable version of the recently announced Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex.


Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

The freshly announced Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a stylish premium Chromebook with ultra-slim bezels, a striking red frame and a 13.3-inch UHD 4K display. Of course, being a Chromebook its got a flippable touchscreen and a conveniently portable design. 

It's certainly a premium device though with prices starting at around $999.99 when it launches later this quarter. 


Acer Spin 5

Alongside the Swift 3, Acer has also unveiled the latest versions of the Acer Spin 3 and Spin 5. Convertible laptops with slim form factors, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and magnesium aluminium chassis. 

These affordable laptops also apparently come with an all-day battery and a fast-charging Acer Active Stylus. Decent specs and an equally appealing price certainly make the Spin 5 a great option when it comes later this month. 


Dell G5 15 SE

The Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition) has been re-designed for 2020 with the latest and greatest from AMD. This new laptop will feature AMD's Ryzen 4000 H-Series processors and the AMD Radeon RX 5600M graphics card too. Options include a 15.6-inch Full HD screen or a 144Hz screen with AMD FreeSync tech too. 

On paper, the fully specced version of the new Dell G5 15 SE promises to be one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market when it launches sometime in April. 

Writing by Adrian Willings.