- Feb 3, 2019
As smartphones become more powerful and better equipped with technologies for everyday life and specialized tasks, the top 2018 computer trends express that consumers are seeking out devices that offer the compactness and high-performance features for working—or gaming—on the go.

The designs of many new computers introduced over the past year take direct inspiration from mobile devices by including everything from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreens and ultra-portable, pocket-friendly forms. More of these crossovers can also be seen in laptops that rely on the processing power of a smartphone, which adds value to devices that consumers already own and are familiar with, and ultimately simplifies the decision-making process when it comes to investing in a product like a brand-new computer.

For more computer trends in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.

From Stutter-Proof Gaming Monitors to Ruggedly Miniature Laptops: