If you’ve ever built your own computer, Gigabyte is a name you’ve definitely come across several times. The company manufacturers a variety of components for computers, such as motherboards and graphic cards, just to name a few. Well it looks like Gigabyte wants to help you out with a gaming rig in a more direct way as the company has announced a gaming laptop of their own make called the Aorus X7. While the Aorus might not be much to look at, at least compared to bright neon lights of the Alienware lineup, it is impressive as it measures only 0.9-inches thick, which is admittedly pretty thin as far as gaming laptops are concerned, and sports a full aluminum chassis which should lend itself to that “premium” feeling.
In terms of hardware, the Aorus X7 is equally impressive as it comes with an NVIDIA GTX 765M SLI as its GPU of choice, and will be powered by Intel’s Core i7-4700HQ that is clocked anywhere between 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz. It will also feature a 17.3” Full HD display and will come with either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3L RAM that can be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB. As far as storage goes, users can choose up to 1TB of hard disk space. The laptop will also come with the usual ports, such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, and so on. What makes this a more compelling gaming laptop is that its keyboards come with additional macro buttons that you can program, and also a software interface that allows you to control things such as fan speed, which might be essential if you’re running something particularly intensive.
According to Gigabyte, they expect the Aorus X7 to be made available in March and will be priced between $2,099 to $2,799, depending on how you configure it.