Gigabyte’s New AORUS SLI Gaming Notebookby Jarred Walton on January 7, 2014 3:55 AM EST
Gigabyte had all of their current generation notebooks on display, which you can see in the images below, but while many of them are interesting in their own right – and I like that all of them have either IPS or AHVA display panels as far as I could tell – the notebook that’s really aiming to garner a following is the new AORUS 17” notebook. Sporting two GTX 765M GPUs in SLI packed into a thin 22.9mm / 0.9” thick chassis that weighs 2.9kg / 6.39 lbs. the AORUS is aiming to take a crack at the slim gaming notebook market. It’s a daring design, and performance of the two 765M GPUs looks to be quite good. What’s more, the AORUS features three digital video outputs (two full-size HDMI and one mini-DP), allowing for three-screen surround gaming (and the fourth internal laptop display can continue to run as well). Build quality looks good as well, similar to that of the Razer Blade. Storage is handled by up to two mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 with a 2.5” HDD bay, along with four SO-DIMM slots allowing up to 32GB of RAM. Also present on the keyboard are five macro buttons with a toggle switch at the top providing access to 25 custom macros. Availability should be in the next quarter or two, and you can find additional details about the AORUS on the official site.