Gigabyte and Aorus reveal their GTX 10 series laptops

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The GTX 10 series — including the 1080, 1070 and 1060 — have made quite a splash as desktop graphics cards, and now it’s time for us to see the laptop equivalents. Lots of laptop makers announced new models featuring the mobile 10 series cards today, and we’re going to take a look at the offerings from Aorus and Gigabyte.

Aorus v6: X7 DT, X7, X5 & X3 Plus

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We liked the Aorus X7 v5 a great deal in our review, but we did note that a successor with a GTX 10 series card was likely coming soon, and now it’s assured with the announcement of the X7 v6.

The new model comes with a GTX 1070 graphics card, alongside the existing sixth-generation Core i7 processor and 17.3-inch screen at resolutions of 1080p or 1440p. There’s also an even better version, the X7 DT v6, which will come with the highest-end GTX 1080 graphics card and a choice of 1440p (at 120Hz!) or 4K resolutions. The DT also comes with a super shiny RGB-backlit keyboard:

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Aorus are also updating their 15.6-inch X5 laptop to v6, which will come with a GTX 1070, sixth-generation Core i7 processors and two interesting screen choices: either 1920 x 1080 at 120Hz (!) or 2880 x 1620 at 60Hz.

These 120Hz options, available on the X7 DT v6 and X5 v6, are the first really high refresh rate panels I’ve seen on a laptop. They could be well worth checking out if you’re a fan of fast-paced competitive games like Counter-Strike, Overwatch or League of Legends.

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The smallest Aorus laptop is also getting updated, and will go by the (confusingly longer) name of the X3 Plus v6. Aorus are calling it ‘the most portable gaming laptop for VR’, and it has a rather nice 3200 x 1080 IGZO display, giving it the most pixel-dense screen of any Aorus laptop. Cool.

Of course, these new models don’t come cheap. Here’s the full breakdown of price and specifications:

Aorus X7 DT v6 Aorus X7 v6 Aorus X5 v6 Aorus X3 Plus v6
17.3-inch G-Sync
3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
2560 x 1440 @ 120Hz
17.3-inch G-Sync
2560 x 1440 @ 120Hz
1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
15.6-inch G-Sync
2880 x 1620 @ 60Hz
1920 x 1080 @ 120Hz
13.9-inch IGZO
3200 x 1800 @ 60Hz
Core i7 6820HK Core i7 6820HK Core i7 6820HK Core i7 6820HK
GTX 1080 8GB GTX 1070 8GB GTX 1070 8GB GTX 1060 6GB
16GB DDR4 2400 16GB DDR4 2400 16GB DDR4 2400 16GB DDR4 2400
512GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
512GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
256GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
512GB PCIe SSD
? £2,399 £2,199 ?

The laptops will be available by this month or next in the UK.

Gigabyte v6: P55, P57, P35 & P37

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Gigabyte are also releasing v6 versions of their laptops, which come with similar (if less aggressive) specifications to Aorus’ models.

At lower end, there’s the 17.3-inch P57, which comes with a GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 GPU and mid-range specifications. The P55 model is a little cheaper, removing the option for a GTX 1070 but adding the option for a higher resolution 2880 x 1620 screen.

Gigabyte’s more premium options are the P37 and P35, both of which come with the GTX 1070 as standard. Both the 17.3-inch P37  and 15.6-inch P35 can have a 4K or 1080p display, too, although there’s no option for 120Hz refresh rates as on Aorus’ machines.

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Each model will be powered by sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, usually the 6700HQ that we saw on the v5 generation. These are a little slower than the 6820HK that Aorus are using, and it can’t be overclocked.

Here’s the full table of specs and prices, as we understand them.

Gigabyte P55W v6 Gigabyte P57X v6 Gigabyte P35X v6 Gigabyte P37X v6
15.6-inch IPS display
2880 x 1620
1920 x 1080
17.3-inch IPS display
1920 x 1080
15.6-inch IPS display
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
17.3-inch IPS display
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
Core i7 6700HQ Core i7 6700HQ Core i7 6700HQ Core i7 6700HQ
GTX 1060 6GB GTX 1070 8GB
GTX 1060 6GB
GTX 1070 8GB GTX 1070 8GB
16GB DDR4 2133 32GB DDR4 2133
16GB DDR4 2133
16GB DDR4 2133 16GB DDR4 2133
256GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
256GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
256GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
256GB PCIe SSD +
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
£1449 £1999
£1899
£2099 ?

The P57X is available now in two configurations (CF1 and CF2), with the remaining laptops following over the next two months.

Wrapping up

So there we have it — a truckload of new laptops from Aorus and Gigabyte. We’ll get reviews up as soon as possible, likely over the next month, so follow us on Twitter and stay tuned!

What do you think of the new laptops? Let us know in the comments below!

About William Judd

Editor-in-Chief for XSReviews. Find me @Expert_Will or on G+.

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