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Gigabyte unleashes the beast with its super thin Aorus X7 gaming laptop

When it comes to PC gaming, laptops tend to be chunky and heavy machines that are nothing near portable. While we have seen competitors try to battle Dell’s Alienware subsidy with thinner machines, such as Razer’s Blade notebook, nothing can seem to hit the right balance of power, portability, and price. Gigabyte intends to help change that with their latest gaming machine, the Aorus X7.

Gigabyte is a company known for its interior gaming desktop hardware, but the Aorus X 7 is aimed to change that perception. The unit itself has a 17 inch 1080p Full HD matte display and is backed by two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphic cards. On the processing end, the unit houses Intel’s latest Haswell CPU and your game data will live safely across multiple Solid State Drive and Hard Disk Drive solutions.

The unit itself measures in at less than an inch thick, 0.9 inches to be exact, and weighs 6.4 pounds. While the weight might sound heavy, a 17 inch gaming laptop at less than 6 and a half pounds is win for the serious gamer on the go.

The unit appears to be a matte finish, so no worry about greasy fingerprints while eating Cheetos and trying to “pwn” some noobs in Counter Strike: Global Offense. The built in keyboard is a full sized keyboard that also has five programmable macro keys on the left hand side.

The aluminum body has room for all of the ports one can desire, the sides include two HDMI outputs, two USB 3.0 ports, one Ethernet port, and even a VGA port. Ports aren’t the only items living on the exterior of unit, the Aorus X7 also features two subwoofers and two tweeters for the ultimate multimedia experience.

The X7 will be available this February and will start at $2,099 ($2,799 maxed out). While the price sounds high (and technically it is), it is a great deal in comparison to other competitor’s units such as the Razer Blade.

How intense of a gamer are you – would pick up the Aorus X7?

Source: Aorus

  • Razer Blade hit the jackpot when it comes to performance and looks; don't know what makes you think otherwise.
  • I think the Razer Blade looks amazing, but as with most Razer products - you are paying a premium for the logo.
  • Razer blade is amazing but that is something that i can never invest in, for me i would rather invest in asus rog laptops 
  • Wish I could get one of these. That said, can't spend that much on a gaming laptop.
  • Newest PC game I have is spore so not too hardcore, but that is a lot of cash for a laptop but looks good
  • Playing Gunz 2 on this (>•.•)>
  • It looks like a boring $400 laptop.
  • Subwoofers my arse. I understand the angle, and gamers use headphones or external speakers anyway.
  • As for my experience with Gigabyte...I used to use their motherboards for gaming rigs...but they like many other went downhill real fast on quality (Asus, Epox, etc.). Not sure I have the confidence in them to shell out that much cash.
  • I have over 140 PC games yet can't understand why someone would want to game on a laptop - or on the go for that matter. If you are going to play Global Offensive to just pass the time while you're waiting for your next conference call I hope you're playing on the other team.
  • Lan parties were the original reason...but ya...i was always more inclined to haul my full rig with 24" monitor and dual graphics cards etc. But that was years actually curious how good laptops can be now as tech has evolved and uses less power and reduced cooling required.
  • ” Counter Strike: Global Offense ” - ROFL  i think it should be "Counter Strike: Global Offensive" but to those that grew playing Counter Strike Source the new reincarnation is indeed sounding more like an "Offence"
  • I still think the Asus rog and alienware look the best
  • I'm still waiting for a razer blade refresh (razer's build quality is pretty good) but this one looks nice. I'd prefer a 15 inch solution tho. Anyway for those who do not understand why gaming on a laptop, think about a student gamer that needs a powerful rig and a decent laptop for work like Autodesk, Matlab, SimLink, chemdraw (I'm studying chemical engineering if you wonder). For me, these new capable laptops hit the sweet pot. When I'll finish my studies I might afford multiple machines working, but as of now is the best way to go for me.
  • Never heard of this gtx 765M, are two of these better then a gtx 780?
  • No, they are not. Mobility cards are always worse than standard (not saying that they are bad though).
  • I love my Alienware 17x but the only thing that stops me from using it as much as I want to is the weight of it. It's like 9lbs. I mean the thing is a beast from a specs perspective and plays 90% of the games I have on max everything but I HATE lugging it around. However I do love that it's a portable and powerful gaming machine so it's perfect for taking to hotels and hooking up to the T.V's or bringing over to one of the guys houses for a gaming night. But then I have to lugg around the 9lb laptop with the power brick, a few extra Xbox controllers and next thing I know I have a luggage bag I'm wheeling around. So if this new Gigabyte laptop really is light and thin, that's a huge selling feature.
  • Matte attracts grease more than gloss, actually. So I can just image how greasy the laptop is gonna be with those cheeto fingers touching everything.
  • Looks nice, although I personally prefer the ASUS G75.