Aorus laptops pack Kaby Lake and Pascal in three sizes


— 1:53 PM on January 5, 2017

Gigabyte-offshoot Aorus is updating its line of gaming-focused laptops with an overclockable Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. The X3 Plus v7 packs substantial gaming power into a 14"-class chassis, while the larger X5 and X7-series laptops accept additional bulk as the price of increased gaming performance. All of these models sport a pair of M.2 slots for speedy storage options.

The Aorus X3 Plus v7 (apparenly the successor of the Aorus X3 v5 we looked at earlier this year) has an IGZO 13.9" display with a resolution of 3200x1800. The X3 gets its gaming chops from a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card, and can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory courtesy of its pair of SO-DIMM slots.

Buyers of the larger X5 v7 can choose between two different 15.6" display panels: a 3840x2160 high-pixel-density unit or a G-Sync-enabled 2880x1620 unit. Either way, all those pixels get their marching orders from an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. Memory capacity is doubled to 64GB spread across four slots.

The heavy-duty X7 v7 and X7 DT v7 laptops pack Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 graphics cards within their aluminum chassis. Screen options include a fixed-refresh-rate 17.3" 3840x2160 panel or a G-Sync-enabled 2560x1440 display. The big guy has the same four SODIMM and two M.2 slots as the X5.

The refreshed X5 and X7 models show off their new hotness to onlookers courtesy of per-key RGB LED-illuminated keyboards. The keyboard light show can be controlled via Aorus' Fusion software. Gamers might also appreciate the ESS Sabre Hi-Fi audio baked into the 15.6" and 17.3" laptops. If those big screens aren't dazzling enough, the X5 v7 and the X7 v7-series can connect to external displays through Thunderbolt 3 ports.

 
   
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