Last week, Newegg and Gigabyte announced the launch (opens in new tab) of the AORUS X7 gaming laptop here in the States, deemed as the world's first and lightest dual-GPU gaming laptop. This machine is packed with lots of hardware goodness ranging from an Intel Haswell processor to Nvidia GeForce graphics in SLI. The laptop is on sale now at Newegg for $2,099.99.
According to the specs, the laptop sports a 17.3-inch LCD screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, powered by an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor (2.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz), 16 GB of DDR3L memory (4 slots, 32 GB max), two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPUs (2 x 2 GB GDDR5) in SLI mode, Windows 8.1, and a 73.26Wh Li Polymer battery.
"The pair of GTX 765M graphics chips comes with a ravishing P7393 in 3DMark 11, a pure phenomenal performance on par with GTX 780M. X7 has been forged and fine-tuned to run all available titles at high resolution and settings," reads the product page. The cooling aspect includes five thermal pipes, four vents and two fans, all of which are arranged at the rear for maximum coolness while gaming.
This new laptop also sports two 128 GB SSDs, a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive, and a Killer LAN chip handling the Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There are also three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, a VGA port and a DisplayPort jack, two 2-watt speakers and two woofers powered by an integrated sound card. There's also a 1.3MP camera, an SD card reader and more.
So how thin is this portable gaming rig? The dimensions are 16.85 x 12.01 x 0.9 inches, and the weight is 6.39 pounds. All of this is encased in a full aluminum chassis with a style that "blends minimalism and fluidic sculpture." The full keyboard even provides macro keys using a scissor-type key switch.
"Fan Control tailors your fan speed to different user scenarios, striking a perfect balance between performance and system stability. Customizable modes: Auto, Stealth & Turbo are ready for all-condition tweak over your ultimate gaming flagship anytime, anywhere," reads the product page.
Last week we asked Gigabyte about the AORUS brand. What gives? Why not just use the Gigabyte name?
"For AORUS this brand, standalone from Gigabyte, is aiming for the high-end gaming laptop field," a Gigabyte rep told Tom's. "AORUS is targeting on the enthusiast user, while Gigabyte covers more for light use and the general gamer. Gigabyte laptops are good for daily use, business use, entertainment, and good gaming. AORUS is mainly focusing on how to bring the gamer the best gaming experience. AORUS and Gigabyte are just like LEXUS and TOYOTA, one is premium, and other one is standard."
There you go. For more information about the new laptop, head here.