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Thin Aorus X7 has impressive hardware

Considering how down sales are in the computer market for consumer machines, it might seem like a bad time to launch a new line of gaming-oriented notebook computers for Gigabyte. That hasn’t stopped the company from doing just that with the announcement of the Aorus X7 gaming notebook.

This machine is very thin considering the powerful hardware it has inside. The X7 measures 392mm W x 263mm D x 22.9mm H and weighs 2.9kg with the battery installed. The processor running the show is a fourth generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ operating at 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz.

That processor is paired with either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3L 1600 RAM, but the machine supports up to 32GB max. The notebook uses an Intel HM87 Express chipset and graphics are handled by dual NVIDIA GTX 765M graphics cards with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The screen is 17.3-inches and has a native resolution of 1920x1080. 

The machine supports a triple storage system: it has two slots for mSATA drives with 128GB or 256GB available, and it also has a single slot for a 2.5-inch HDD up to 1TB in capacity. Other features include a backlit keyboard, a Killer LAN chip, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The backlit keyboard also has anti-ghosting tech and dedicated macro buttons that gamers will appreciate. In addition, it includes dual HDMI outputs, a mini DisplayPort, and a VGA output.

The machine will reportedly start at $2,099, with availability beginning in March.

Sources: Aorus, The Verge



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RE: Why?
By EasyC on 1/8/2014 2:39:35 PM , Rating: 2
This is inaccurate. I have a 14" laptop with HQ4750, 16gb, 250GB SSD. It's less than an inch thick (.85?) and I've never heard the fan spin up or seen it get hot.


RE: Why?
By Flunk on 1/8/2014 2:55:25 PM , Rating: 3
That's not a helpful comparison, lack of discrete graphics means it's dissipating about 1/3 the heat of this system.


RE: Why?
By SpartanJet on 1/8/2014 3:02:34 PM , Rating: 2
Not even close to the same class of laptop. Its like saying I have a smartphone that never gets hot.


RE: Why?
By FITCamaro on 1/8/2014 6:47:38 PM , Rating: 2
I have an April 2011 Macbook Pro with an i7 2720QM 2.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and a 6750 and it gets hot as hell.

I can only imagine what two high end GPUs in a thin laptop would be like. And I wouldn't want my nuts anywhere near it.


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