Hexus discusses upcoming trends for gaming laptops. The site reports 2021 will be the year that the gaming laptop market will transition from 1080p to 1440p as new and more powerful GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA make it possible to game at higher resolutions on-the-go:
Now it looks like one of the major trends in desirable gaming laptops in 2021 is going to be the transition from 1080p as standard to 1440p. On the face of things this move makes a lot of sense. The majority of beefy gaming laptops sporting GeForce RTX 20 mobile GPUs could often run games at max settings at incredibly fast fps, and we have seen 1080p panels with refresh rates up to 360Hz rolled out to take advantage of this (e.g the Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop). Meanwhile the 4K panel upgrade often would make too much of a dent in fps performance to be considered by the bulk of gamers. In brief, as we move into 2021, 1440p panels for 15.6- and 17.3-inch gaming laptops are going to be Goldilocks.