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Gigabyte Updates Laptops, Aorus Line With GTX 10-Series GPUs (Updated)

Update, 9/29/16, 10:02am PT: Gigabyte's Pascal-equipped Aorus laptops are available now. Pricing has been updated in the table below.

With the release of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10 series mobile cards, laptop manufacturers are revealing their updated systems, and Gigabyte is no exception. In addition to its main laptop line, Gigabyte’s subsidiary, Aorus, also received Pascal updates as well as 120 Hz displays and RGB-backlit keyboards.

Gaming-Centric And Ultraforce Series Updates

Very little separates Gigabyte’s P55 and P57 from its Ultraforce P35 and P37 counterparts. The biggest difference lies in the aesthetics, and Gigabyte’s Ultraforce systems are slightly lighter and a fair bit slimmer. This makes them ideal candidates for backpack VR systems, as they’re less cumbersome than their thicker, heavier counterparts. In particular, the updated P35X with its Intel Core i7-6700HQ and Nvidia GTX 1070 meets the criteria for a powerful system that’s easily strappable.

ProductGigabyte P55W v6 Gigabyte P57X v6Gigabyte P35X v6Gigabyte P37X v6
Display-15.6" WQHD+ 2880x1620 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD, -15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-glare Display LCD-15.6" UHD 3840x2160 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD-15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD-17.3" UHD 3840x2160 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD-17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-Glare Display LCD
Processor6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Graphics CardNvidia GTX 1060Nvidia GTX 1070Nvidia GTX 1070Nvidia GTX 1070
Memory8GB/16GB DDR4 2133/2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 2 slots (Max 32GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2133/2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 2 slots (Max 32GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2133/2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 2 slots (Max 32GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2133/2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 2 slots (Max 32GB)
StorageSupport Dual-Storage System -2.5” HDD -1 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)Support 3-Storage System -2.5” HDD -M.2 SSD (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)-Swappable BaySupport Quad-Storage System -2.5” HDD-2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)-Swappable BaySupport Quad-Storage System -2.5” HDD-2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)-Swappable Bay
BatteryLi-ion 6-cell, 5400mAh, 63WhLi-Polymer, 75.81WhLi-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81WhLi-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81Wh
Dimensions379.71 x 269.38 x 26.88~34 mm (WxDxH)421 x 290 x 28.6 mm (WxDxH)385 x 270 x 20.9 mm (WxDxH)417 x 287 x 22.5 mm (WxDxH)
Weight~2.6kg~3.0kg with battery~2.4kg (w/ ODD and Li-polymer Battery)~2.8kg (w/ODD and Li-polymer Battery)

Aorus Lineup: 120Hz Displays And RGB-Backlit Keyboards

If you thought Gigabyte’s Ultraforce series was thin, then its Aorus line should astound you. It seems Gigabyte put its best foot forward on its Aorus line, with the X7 DT v6 receiving the Nvidia GTX 1080. Additionally, the X7 DT v6, X7 v6 and X5 v6 have the option for a 120 Hz display with a 5ms response time.

On the other hand, the smaller X3 Plus v6 boasts a QHD+ IGZO display outputting in 3200 x 1800, giving it the largest pixel density out of the four updated Aorus models. Finally, the new Pascal-equipped models have the option to include the Aorus RGB Fusion backlit keyboard, which features per-key backlighting.

The Aorus X7 DT v6, X7 v6 X5 v6 and X3 Plus v6 are available now starting at $2,699, $2,399 $2,399 and $1,999 respectively. Pricing for Gigabyte’s updated models is available on Gigabyte’s main website.

ProductAorus X7 DT v6Aorus X7 v6Aorus X5 v6Aorus X3 Plus v6
Display17.3-inch 4K UHD IPS 3840x2160, QHD 2560x1440 120Hz17.3-inch QHD 2560x1440 120Hz, FHD IPS 1920x108015.6-inch WQHD+ IPS 2880x1620, FHD IPS 1920x1080 120Hz13.9-inch QHD+ IGZO 3200x1800
Processor6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7GHz-3.6GHz)6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7GHz-3.6GHz)6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7GHz-3.6GHz)6th Generation Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.7GHz-3.6GHz)
Graphics CardNvidia GTX 1080Nvidia GTX 1070Nvidia GTX 1070Nvidia GTX 1060
Memory8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 4 slots (Max 64GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 4 slots (Max 64GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 4 slots (Max 64GB)8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM, 2 slots (Max 32GB)
StorageSupport Quad-Storage System-1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5“ SSD-3 x M.2 SSD slots (2 slots support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD, 1 slot supports PCIe NVMe Gen3 x2 SSD or Hardware Live Stream Engine)Support Quad-Storage System-1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5“ SSD-3 x M.2 SSD slots (2 slots support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD, 1 slot supports PCIe NVMe Gen3 x2 SSD or Hardware Live Stream Engine)Support Quad-Storage System-1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5“ SSD-3 x M.2 SSD slots (2 slots support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD, 1 slot supports PCIe NVMe Gen3 x2 SSD or Hardware Live Stream Engine)Supports 2-Storage System-2 x M.2 SSD slots (support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD)
BatteryLi Polymer 94.24WhLi Polymer 94.24WhLi Polymer 94.24WhLi Polymer 73.26Wh
Dimensions428 x 305 x 22.9 mm (WxDxH)428 x 305 x 22.9 mm (WxDxH)390 x 272 x 22.9 mm (WxDxH)330 x 263.5 x 22.9 mm (WxDxH)
Weight3.2kg3.2kg2.5kg1.8kg
Price$2,699$2,399$2,399$1,999
  • wifiburger
    I don't get it, I have a gigabyte with 45w 980m and it gets toasty, are those video cards 75w in the same chassis
    Reply
  • ledhead11
    I have to say that the x7 dt v6 looks awesome in terms of specs. I'd its pretty close to a 10 on 10 scale except not having any real reviews. A single 1080 paired to a 1440p/120hz is the sweet spot for that. Battery life is probably useless for major gaming but that's about the only real compromise. If I didn't have my Titan laptop, I'd get it in a instant!
    Reply
  • David_446
    Any idea if Gigabyte will be doing the same refresh on their Aero line?
    That unit with the battery it packs would be awesome, even if it is packing a mere 1060 vedio adapter. I was considering one before I bought the P35x V6 4k, which is a kickin unit by the way!!! IMHO
    Reply
  • Pukhraj-gems
    Hi,

    this laptop is really looking so beautiful and lighting in keyboard making amazing
    Reply
  • scolaner
    18663768 said:
    Any idea if Gigabyte will be doing the same refresh on their Aero line?

    I checked with Gigabyte. The Aero line will get a GTX 1060 update, and that should happen in about a month or so.
    Reply