There's a new gaming laptop by Gigabyte that looks to compete directly with the Razer Blade Ultrathin notebook launched last year. This new laptop, the Aorus X7, marks as the first in Gigabyte's new line of Aorus gaming hardware.
According to the specs, this laptop features a 17.3-inch LCD screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Under the hood is a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor clocked at 2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz turbo), and 4 GB to 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, depending on your wallet (4 slots, 32 GB max). This laptop also sports two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPUs in SLI (GDDR5 4 GB).
Also included in this super-thin notebook is a 1.3MP camera mounted above the screen, Killer Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two 2 watt speakers and two subwoofers, and a Kensington lock. There are also three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI outputs, and a handful of other inputs and outputs.
The specs also show that this new laptop supports a triple-storage system: a pair of SSDs backed by a 2.5-inch 5400 RPM HDD. There's no optical drive, but Gigabyte does provide an SD card slot for even more storage. The laptop also provides a backlit keyboard that features a number of anti-ghosting keys and dedicated macro buttons.
Keeping this notebook cool are two fans, four vents and five thermal pipes. All of this hardware is backed by a 73.26 Wh battery.
With all that said, how thin is this notebook? 22.9 mm, or 0.901 inches tall. That doesn't beat the Razer Blade, which measures 0.66 inches tall. Gigabyte is expected to ship this gaming notebook in March with prices to be between $2,099 and $2,799 USD.