March 8th, 2014

Aorus X7 SLI Gaming Laptop Review

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CES in Las Vegas is a cavalcade of consumer electronics for the year to come, with thousands of products from hundreds of exhibitors. This year, only one laptop at CES made the headlines: the Aorus X7.

The X7 got so much attention because it’s the thinnest and lightest gaming laptop ever to ship with two graphics cards – a feat that provides desktop-class gaming performance in a properly portable package.

One month after CES, the Aorus X7 showed up on my doorstep. Let’s see whether the X7 lives up to the hype.

Features & Specifications

OS Windows 8.1
CPU 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4-3.4GHz
Display 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 IPS LCD
System Memory 16 GB DDRIIIL 1600 (2x 8 GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI w/ 4GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage 2x 128 GB mSATA SSD (in RAID0)
2.5” 1 TB HDD 5400 RPM
Keyboard Type Backlit scissor-switch w/ macro keys, number pad
Optical Drive N/A
I/O Port USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x2, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet
mDP, SD card reader, 3.5mm mic + headphone ports
Audio 2 Watt Speaker x2, Woofer x2, Microphone
Aorus Acoustic technology
Communications Killer LAN Chip
802.11ac wireless
Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam 1.3 Megapixel
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li-Polymer 73.26 Wh
Dimensions 428(W) x 305(D) x 22.9(H) mm
Weight ~2.9kg

Other specifications exist for the X7. It’s possible to buy configurations greater capacity SSDs and you can install up to 32 GB of RAM (as two slots are left free with the 16 GB configuration).
 

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