We game, we build PC’s, so we know a little bit about computing and new releases always excite us. Gigabyte created some fancy looking advertorial images, it sucked me in and here we are. Now I know about this new release, it’s time to pass it onto you!
Aorus, the gaming brand under Gigabyte has just announced two new gaming laptops, the Aorus 5 and Aorus 7. As you have guessed from the names, there are two new models, a 15.6″ and 17.3″, offering near on similar spec’s, depending on the configuration you go for.
|Models||AORUS 5 & AORUS 7|
|CPU:||Intel® Core™ i7-10750H|
|Graphics Options:||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GDDR6 6GB|
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB|
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti GDDR6 4GB|
|Display:||15.6″ or 17.3″ 144Hz FHD IPS Display|
|System Memory:||2 x DDR4 2666MHz / DDR4 2933MHz slots (Max. 64GB)|
|Storage:||1 x 2.5” HDD/ SSD + 2 x M.2 SSD slots|
|I/O Port Options:||Including HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Type-C, Display Port 1.4, SD Card Reader and more|
|Audio:||Nahimic 3 Audio|
|Communication:||Intel AX200 WiFi 6 & Bluetooth V5.0|
|OS:||Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home|
As you see from the above, a powerful i7 processor across both options, coupled with either a 1650Ti, 1660Ti, or an RTX 2060. Plenty of RAM @ up to 2933MHz, assuming it’s 16GB as standard but upgradable. Likewise with the storage, potential for M.2 drives, which should be lightning fast. With all that tech, the laptop needs to stay cool to keep the temps down. How? With the Windforce Cooling System of course!
We see more and more high-performance gaming laptops that are made to be “light and thin” at the cost of having an effective cooling system. The trade-off causes overheating issues such as lag, decreased usage times and a shorter component lifespan. The AORUS 5 vB and AORUS 7 vB have a fully upgraded cooling system with WINDFORCE cooling technology, pushing over 150W of effective heat dissipation with an optimised 4 heat-pipe and heatsink system to cool the CPU and GPU – real cooling performance for gamers that want performance without breaking a sweat.
“We focus on producing exceptional visual experiences, at the same time, providing performance-seeking gamers, a visceral feeling, visually immersive and highly responsive gaming experience. Not to mention the value and affordability that these laptops offer for users who use their laptops throughout the work day and game at night.”, says Steven Chen, GIGABYTE Mobility Business Center Vice President.
A decent processor with a 2060 and that IPS 144Hz display, it will look good on high settings @ 1080p on most new, if not all new AAA titles. Price? It’s not cheap, circa £1500 for a top end version. You can purchase one from Amazon now.