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January 08, 2014

Gigabyte outs Aorus X7 GTX SLI gaming laptop

Gigabyte has recently introduced its thinnest and lightest GTX SLI gaming laptop that sports a 17.3-inch display, 4th-gen Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 765M GPU – the Aorus X7.

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The Gigabyte Aorus X7 aims to outperform the competition by equipping it with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI GDDR5 4GB GPU, 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ Processor (2.4GHz-3.4GHz), up to 32GB of DDR3L 1600 RAM, and a triple-storage system: 2 slots for 128GB/256GB SSD, and 1 slot for 500GB/750GB/1TB HDD.

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In addition, the Aorus X7 features a 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 LCD, backlit keyboard, high customizable Macro functions, and a Thermal+ design that incorporates 5 thermal pipes, 4 vents, 2 fans. All of that are housed in a full aluminum body chassis that is just 22.9mm thin and weighs in at 2.9kg.

The Gigabyte Aorus X7 will ship by March with an estimated price tag of between $2,099 to $2,799.

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8 Responses to “Gigabyte outs Aorus X7 GTX SLI gaming laptop”

  1. evollove says:

    Yeah… No.

    While SLI is good on paper, you’ll constantly be struggling to update your drivers every beta release to get good SLI profiles and sometimes that’s not even enough.

    Micro-stuttering is a bitch to live with and since this is a laptop with a 17.3-in. screen, it’ll be more noticeable.

    Not every game can take advantage of the 2 video cards, you’ll suffer poor battery life (if unplugged) or higher power consumption (if plugged) and the noise and temperature from 2 video cards can sometimes be too much.

    I’d get a Sager or an MSI 0NE/ MSI Dragon Edition with a single GTX 780M that performs better and probably is cheaper.

    sauce:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-765M-SLI.96627.0.html

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-780M.88993.0.html

  2. Randy says:

    Did I just see vents on the side? A big no no for gamers since the heat out of that thing will be a monster!

    • David says:

      The cooling system on this laptop is very good. They have 2 fans one on either side but instead of being restrictive fans which only have vents on the side, they also have vents on the back.

    • Randy says:

      That’s bad in my case, my friend’s gaming notebook I think that was an MSI, was bursting hot air on the side which was uncomfortable for the mouse.

      I think the concept is good, but they should have just focused on the vents to release hot air more than adding up more fans.

    • David says:

      They did concentrate on releasing more air, they have vent on the sides going around to the back. Linus had a hard time making it go over 30 degrees Celsius under gaming load.

  3. TachiYuu says:

    Early Hands-on with this beast.

  4. TachiYuu says:

    Hands-on with this beast.

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