It was the company Razer who first aimed to fit a gaming laptop into a very thin body with the Razer Blade. And just very recently, Gigabyte unveiled at the CES 2014 a new line of gaming notebooks that are housed in a very thin profile–the Gigabyte Aorus series.
Weighing at just 2.9kg or 6.4 pounds with a thickness of 22.9 mm or 0.9 inches, the new Gigabyte Aorus X7 is certainly not as light and thin as the Macbook Air–or even the Macbook Pro 15 inch retina for that matter. But, these numbers are very much amazing considering what the 17.3 inch Aorus packs inside. Powered by a quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ running at 2.4 to 3.4GHz with up to 32 GB of RAM plus a dual NVIDIA GTX 765M GPUs in SLI configuration, this is the ultimate gaming notebook in a very thin, full aluminum chasis a gamer can wish for.
Other specs includes a 17.3 inch ( 1920 x 1080 pixels ) 1080p FullHD LCD display, 500 GB of mSATA SDD storage max up to 1 TB of HDD, three USB 3.0 slots, dual HDMI ports, a backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting and dedicated macro keys, a mini Display port, a VGA port that lets you hook up to three 1080p displays for a panoramic display, Killer LAN, the next generation of wireless 802.11ac, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, Windows 8.1, a Li-Po 73.26 kW battery, among others.
Pricing starts at around $2,099 and can go to up to $2,799 depending on the configurations and is expected to hit the shelves mid March this year. [via]