CES 2017 | Aorus teases X9 gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard, G-Sync, and SLI
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Gigabyte subsidiary Aorus, known for their sharply designed x-series of gaming notebooks, has teased a concept for monster of a laptop this CES. The x9 (Aorus already has x3, x5, and x7 notebooks) is a 17-inch gaming notebook with options for 3k (120Hz) and 4k displays, G-Sync, SLI Nvidia graphics, and an RGB mechanical keyboard.
The concept shown at CES is a work-in-progress, but it looks like the x9 will have the most aggressive aesthetics seen yet from the Aorus line. The beveled edges and skirts on the side of the chassis suggest that the Taiwanese company is going all-out for a Lamborgini aesthetic. While the x9 has the same sized display as the x7 (17-inches), it looks to be a chunkier and substantial computer. This is to be expected, as the x9 packs a full mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches—and will have to cool a pair of Nvidia GPUs in SLI as well.
While the SLI design is confirmed, the GPUs themselves are not. The company has only announced that the GPUs will be from Nvidia and will support G-sync. Aorus says they plan to launch the design in June 2017 after Computex. More information will be available on pricing before then, but it's safe to expect it will carry a premium over the x7 line.