Gigabyte Goes Thin For Gaming

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Looks like Razer has started an ongoing trend with their Blade laptops. The latest laptop addition to Gigabyte’s new gaming-branded Aorus portfolio brings more high power in the thin gaming notebook space. Sporting 2x GTX 765M in SLI and a Core i7-4700HQ Processor, this beast of a machine may lose to some beefier laptops, but such is the price for this level of portability.

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At .9 inches thin, it’s about the same as Razer’s offering (not counting the Lamborghini Aventador-like exhausts) with added oomph and a set of macro keys on the left hand side. Also, to emphasize how much power is in the machine, the Taiwanese manufacture was very zealous with their descriptions:

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OS Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional
CPU 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor (2.4GHz-3.4GHz)
Display 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 LCD backlight
System Memory 4GB/8GB DDR3L 1600, 4 slots (Max 32GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
Video Graphics NVIDIA GTX 765M SLI GDDR5 4GB
Storage Supports Triple-Storage System, mSATA 128GB/256GB, 2slot 2.5” HDD 500GB/750GB/1TB 5400rpm, 1 slot
Keyboard Type Backlit Keyboard
Optical Disk Drive N/A
I/O Port USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x2, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Surround port, mini-Display port, SD card reader,microphone-in, earphone-out(SPDIF)
Audio 2 watt speaker*2, woofer*2, Microphone, AORUS Acoustic + technology
LAN: Killer LAN Chip
Wireless LAN: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam 1.3 Megapixel
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li Polymer 73.26Wh
Dimensions 392(W) x 263(D) x 22.9(H)mm
Weight 2.9kg (mSATA x 1 + SO-DIMM x 2 + Battery) or around 6.4lbs

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The machine is set to arrive in March starting at $2,100 configurable to $2,800.