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Mysterious Aorus Superthin Gaming Laptops Teased in Leak

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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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • kelfen
    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :)
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  • rad666
    12350120 said:
    hmmm... The Price?? I hope its reasonable :)

    It won't be, it's a"gaming" laptop after all.
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  • patrick47018
    It'd be amazing to see a decently priced, well featured gaming laptop
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  • Bean007
    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
    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
    $2.3K? Hope it's a lot less, though.
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  • Krazeee
    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
    Gigabyte has gaming notebooks in ultrabook dimensions. Look at the P34G. And the pricing isn't ridiculous.
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  • donovands
    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
    More pics!
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/hands-aorus-x7-gaming-notebook/68034.html
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