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Mysterious Aorus Superthin Gaming Laptops Teased in Leak

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A new brand in PC gaming hardware is set to launch in Las Vegas. We have the first bits of info on what it'll be.

Aorus, a mysterious new brand for PC gaming, is set to launch at CES next week. Tom's Hardware has obtained exclusive images that further hint at what Aorus will have to offer.

The slide shows the Aorus X7 gaming laptop that measures 22.9 mm thick and weighs 2.9 kg. Inside is an Intel Core i7-4700HQ and a Nvidia GTX 7xxM series GPU with 4GB of RAM. Apparently it'll have room for an HDD instead of just being pure solid-state storage.

It's also compared favorably against other gaming laptops, with the top option looking like the Alienware 17 and the bottom option appears to be the Razer Blade Pro. We'll have to see for ourselves in Las Vegas to find out what Aorus is all about.

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    rad666 , January 3, 2014 7:02 PM
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    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :) 


    It won't be, it's a"gaming" laptop after all.
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    kelfen , January 3, 2014 6:54 PM
    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :) 
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    rad666 , January 3, 2014 7:02 PM
    Quote:
    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :) 


    It won't be, it's a"gaming" laptop after all.
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    patrick47018 , January 3, 2014 7:14 PM
    It'd be amazing to see a decently priced, well featured gaming laptop
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    Bean007 , January 3, 2014 7:45 PM
    Don't kid yourself on any kinda of Gaming Laptop being cheap. Only time that happens is several year old gear. More then a few years.

    Just like they say, if you're asking how much something is then you shouldn't even be asking.
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    rapman4488 , January 3, 2014 11:01 PM
    If they made it decently priced, it would sell like crazy. Sager gaming laptops have the best value, but they aren't the thinnest or prettiest. If these can achieve good value, nothing will beat it.
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    JOSHSKORN , January 4, 2014 1:10 AM
    $2.3K? Hope it's a lot less, though.
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    Krazeee , January 4, 2014 6:48 AM
    The way to be the most successful product is to make it better and cheaper than its competition. Why don't ANY of these electronic manufacturers get it?

    If a Razer blade is over 2k... only the yuppie rich kids will buy it and thats not a lot of people...

    The Sager gaming notebooks are really unpopular but they do deliver good performance but its not attractive at all...

    So it seems that "Aarus" is going to combine the aesthetics of the Razer and the performance of the Sager... But how will they price it?

    If it's over 1.8k for the starting model then they can already forget any type of praise or sales numbers.

    If someone makes a good looking (thin), relatively good performance (770M atleast) notebook that is priced at <$1,300 then people who aren't gamers are going to buy it... Which means lots of sales.

    So far sager is the closest to this but damn their laptops are uglehhhhh (mostly thick)
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    donovands , January 4, 2014 7:26 AM
    Gigabyte has gaming notebooks in ultrabook dimensions. Look at the P34G. And the pricing isn't ridiculous.
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    donovands , January 4, 2014 7:33 AM
    Krazeee, The Gigabyte P34G and P35K have a 760m and a 765m respectively. Both are 21mm thick and pack a i7-4700HQ. They are priced around $1,300 to $1,400. Build quality is quite good. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4636#kf
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    lp231 , January 4, 2014 2:05 PM
    More pics!
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/hands-aorus-x7-gaming-notebook/68034.html
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    jasonelmore , January 4, 2014 2:28 PM
    Price will be $1800-$2400
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    hitman40 , January 4, 2014 7:54 PM
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    Quote:
    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :) 


    It won't be, it's a"gaming" laptop after all.


    A gaming laptop isn't expensive because it is a "gaming laptop". An Apple Macbook Pro isn't expensive just because it is an Apple.

    Gaming laptops, thin ones at that, take a TON of engineering skill and craftsmanship to even begin thinking of how to manage high heat in a tight area. Couple with that the premium materials they might pick (maybe an aluminum body so they use the case like a heatsink?) and the fact that laptop parts are more expensive to begin with, and of course this laptop is going to be over 2k. It is a given. Problem is, and I guarantee you, because the price is already so high from what I have said, that they will probably throw in a shitty TFT panel just like the Razer Blade. IPS displays are long overdue, they have come far in terms of response time, it is time.
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    niceday999 , January 4, 2014 10:12 PM
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    Au_equus , January 5, 2014 11:03 AM
    its 3dmark 11 score is on par with the alienware 17 boasting a 780M, so we can be 95% sure that it is also a 780M in the aorus, barring any early implementation of maxwell. the cooling solution must be outstanding, reducing the thickness, compared to the AW17, by 40%
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    HeatEvolution , January 5, 2014 2:04 PM
    You guys can't find more about the X7 here http://vr-zone.com/articles/hands-aorus-x7-gaming-notebook/68034.html
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    HeatEvolution , January 5, 2014 2:04 PM
    whoops meant to type can*
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    HeatEvolution , January 5, 2014 2:06 PM
    whoops meant to type can*
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    ultrawakawaka , January 5, 2014 3:14 PM
    you know it could potentially be 765m in sli
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    MrHesson , January 6, 2014 12:39 PM
    http://www.aorus.com/x7.html eat your hearts out
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    ultrawakawaka , January 6, 2014 2:00 PM
    see i told you i am physic
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