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AORUS Gaming Notebooks with Pascal, RGB LED keyboards - GTX 1060/1070/1080 13.9"/15.6"/17.3"

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  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Here are the new AORUS notebooks with Pascal. Press release text below.

    AorusSpec.jpg

    Notes:
    --Looks like they're all coming with a Core i7-6820HK processor this time, including the 13.9" X3.
    --Aorus has added the per-key RGB LED keyboard on the X5 and X7 models.
    --Additional cooling intakes on the X7 DT.
    --X7 series has a 120Hz/5ms panel, so does the X5 (FHD panel only)

    I've seen them up for sale on a few sites, like Excaliber PC: http://www.excaliberpc.com/computer...ebooks.html?m=1814&pricefrom=206&priceto=5859

    Prices: X3 v6: $2,099; X5 v6: $2,399; X7 v6: $2,399 (FHD)/$2,699 (QHD); X7 DT - doesn't seem to be available yet, but the first one was $2,899, this one will probably be right around that.

    Press release:

    17.3” X7 DT & X7 v6
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    Desktop-Grade Performance | Enhanced Cooling Design

    The AORUS 17.3” X7 DT has been recognized for its innovative design; possessing superior performance while retaining a slim, mobile form factor as the recipient of the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award. With the announcement of the all-new GeForce® GTX 10 series graphics, the X7 DT has taken a huge jump in performance. Retaining the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 overclocked processor and upgrading to a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic, all within a thin and lightweight chassis, it is a mobile powerhouse. The other alternative for the AORUS 17.3” is the X7 v6. Also providing superior performance with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070, as well as the full range of features as the X7 DT.

    With all that performance, comes the look display to back it up. The X7 series also now provides the world’s first 120 Hz laptop display with 5 ms response time, paired with Killer DoubleShot Pro to reduce game lag by utilizing connection priority for a smooth and fluid gaming experience. With subtle ID changes to the X7 design includes a welcomed improvement to thermal cooling with the addition further air intake. Along with the upgrade in spec, the X7 gets an upgrade in look with the all exclusive AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard, providing full customizable, per-key RGB function.

    15.6” X5 v6
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    Performance Breakthrough for Gaming On-The-Go

    Maintaining the X5’s signature slimness and light weight, the X5 v6 offers a 15.6” option with one of the world’s most powerful all-new mobile GPUs, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, as well as the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 overclocked processor. The 15.6” display now comes in two options: WQHD+ 2880x1620 IPS display for the stunning visual detail; or a Full HD 120Hz refresh rate display for the most fluid gameplay for the FPS enthusiasts, while Killer DoubleShot Pro prioritizes gaming ports and connections for a lag free experience. Adding to the aesthetics, the new X5 now features orange logo back-lighting and the per-key fully customizable RGB backlight keyboard, the AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard.

    13.9” X3 Plus v6

    Most Portable Gaming Laptop for VR
    The AORUS 13.9” X3 Plus v6 puts an emphasis on mobility, but does not stray away from performance, continuing its reign as the most powerful and light (22.9mm/1.8kg) 13.9-inch gaming laptop in the world. Its 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 overclocked processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics is powering the QHD+ 3200x1800 IGZO display. The astonishing display of the X3 has the highest pixel density among the AORUS family, enabling it to provide gorgeous visuals and to be the complete. The amazing performance with such mobility also makes the X3 one of the most portable gaming laptop to meet the requirements for premium Virtual Reality experience.

    AORUS All-In-One Streaming Solution

    As streaming is becoming more and more an important part of the gaming community, AORUS has been committed to providing an all-inclusive solution for streaming. The newest addition to this is TriDef® SmartCam. SmartCam will now allow you to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

    The AORUS Hardware Live Stream Engine gives gamers an edge while streaming. Now available on the X5 and X7 models (optional), the fully integrated encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an extra compressor and enables you to record and stream simultaneously in high-definition quality without compromising system performance, or the loss of FPS. Along with the 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, AORUS allows you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

    AORUS Exclusive Software

    Fan Control
    Exclusive fan control allows you full customization of your fan speeds, providing either Smart Control where the system automatically adjust your fans, or manual control that allows you to specifically set your fans at the RPM you choose.

    OC Gauge
    The best policy to win any game is to make sure your system is 100% with you. OC Gauge presents the user comprehensive system information with one-click overclocking control. A simple glance is all it takes to keep track of how your system status and Overclocking settings.

    AORUS Audio:
    Enhance your audio experience with various audio modes, the AORUS Audio provides you lifelike sound which allows you to immerse yourself in any usage situation. The Game mode even includes profiles specifically tuned for different game types, like FPS or RPG games. Every sound is produced with accuracy and clarity, bringing battlefield to life.
     
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    Eason Notebook Deity

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    any info on whether the X5S has manually switchable graphics? It's got a 92whr battery but that won't be worth much if it has to be on the nvidia.

    Are all the displays gsync, not just the 120hz ones? Also, you can use gsync on external monitors too, right? But only for the x5 and x7?
     
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    Isn't that 2k - 1440p ?
    120hz at that resolution will be sweet though!
     
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    This looks promising.
     
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  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The displays on the X5/X7 v6 models support G-Sync, according to Aorus's website.
    http://www.aorus.com/Product/Spec/X3 Plus v6
    http://www.aorus.com/Product/Spec/X5 v6
    http://www.aorus.com/Product/Spec/X7 v6
    http://www.aorus.com/Product/Spec/X7 DT v6
    Only the X3 Plus is listed with Nvidia Optimus support. But the battery is pretty massive in the X5/X7 models, 94Wh. So they should still be able to have a decent runtime on battery.
    It does sound like a pretty sweet display - this is the first I've seen a 2,560x1,440 resolution on a 17.3-inch panel, let alone one with 120Hz/5ms response time.

    Charles
     
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    The x3's page doesn't show anything about gsync, so I'd assume it doesn't.
     
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    Its good to see the new lineup, the X7 dt looks great and could be the answer for a well rounded gaming laptop. I might have to purchase and see if it can fit my needs.
     
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    We gonna get camo on these guys?
     
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    Has anyone here owned an Aorus laptop in the past or plan on getting one of these? I watched the Aorus youtube channel yesterday where they went over all the specs for these new laptops. They look alot better than most other gaming laptops, so I definitely like that, but from watching videos its hard to tell the build quality. If I am paying $2,099 for a 13" laptop or $2,399 for a 15" then I would expect the build quality to be very good. Compare the x5 v6 to the Asus GL502VS, i'd rather spend the $1,699 on that if the build qualities are similar. I know the Aorus has better specs, but that's quite a big price jump.
     
  10. Charles P. Jefferies

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    Aorus is a step up in build quality from the Asus GL502 series. Here's two of our Aorus reviews:
    X3 Plus v5
    X5S v5 Camo

    You're paying a premium for the Aorus's ultra-slim design, plus its RGB LED keyboard, and a few of its other extras. A Sager or Asus may offer more sheer performance per dollar, if that's your primary aim.

    On another note, the specs on Aorus site indicate the X7 and X7 DT are the same dimensions. I had figured the DT would've been a bit thicker for the GTX 1080.

    Charles
     
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