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The AORUS X7 Gaming Laptop has Dual GPUs, is Under an Inch Thick

We had no idea that a company could pack this much power into a really slim laptop, but they’ve managed it — with dual NVIDIA GTX 765M graphics cards, no less. 17.3″ display, Intel Core i7, up to 32 GB of RAM, and dual SSD drives in a package that is 0.9″ thick. We’re guessing the battery doesn’t last very long.

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If you haven’t heard of this brand before, that’s because it didn’t exist before CES — they are backed by Gigabyte, kinda the same way Alienware is actually the gaming laptop side of Dell. At least that’s what we’ve been told, we didn’t get over to their press conference in time to hear the whole thing.

When we heard about this laptop, the first thing that came to mind was the cooling — how on earth can you keep a laptop cool with that much hardware inside? They’ve got 5 thermal pipes, 4 vents, and 2 fans, and they put it on the back of the laptop to keep it away from your wrists. We’re guessing that you probably wouldn’t want to hang out right behind this laptop, but on the plus side, with strategic placement of your coffee cup, you won’t have to worry about it getting cold anymore.

The 17″ screen is a standard 1080p display, but it also supports up to 3 external displays with dual HDMI and display port — so you could turn it into a regular gaming desktop if you really wanted to. 802.11ac wireless, anti-ghosting keyboard, macros, and easy fan control are just a few of the gamer-friendly features this thing is packing.  

Do you really need a laptop this crazy? Probably not, and it’ll cost well over 2 grand, which would buy an impressive gaming desktop. But hey, CES isn’t about things being practical, is it?

AORUS X7 Dual GPU Gaming Laptop

 

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/8/14

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