03/10/2020

WIRED reporters saw (and touched) hundreds of gadgets at this year’s consumer electronics expo. These are the biggest standouts.

Best Laptop: Samsung Galaxy ChromebookChromebooks are awesome. They only run Chrome and Android apps (and Linux!), but that’s honestly all most people need. Lightweight, powerful, and beautiful Chromebooks are even more amazing (not to mention few and far between), and that’s why Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook is the new standard. It’s the best way to experience Google’s Chrome OS. At just 2.3 pounds, holding it feels like lifting a folder of papers rather than a 2-in-1 laptop. It’s also bright red, not the usual dull colors most laptops come in. You get everything you’d want in this slim package: An aluminum body, a MicroSD card slot, two USB-C ports, a fingerprint sensor, a 4K touchscreen, a built-in stylus, and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. It’s also powered by Intel’s latest 10th-gen processor, and comes with 16 GB of RAM. You’re paying a premium for all of this though, as it costs $1,000. —Julian Chokkattu