Hasee ZX9: New gaming laptop variant launches with an LGA 1700 socket and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU
The Chinese manufacturer Hasee has presented three new versions of the ZX9, the ZX9-DA3DA, ZX9-DA5DP and ZX9-DA7DP. On the face of it, the ZX9-DA3DA is like any other gaming laptop. However, Hasee has equipped it with an LGA 1700 socket, an unusual decision. Stranger still, the company has included the Celeron G6900, a dual-core processor that does not support Intel Hyper-Threading. Still, the ZX9 is also available a Core i5-12400 or a Core i7-12700, also Alder Lake processors.
All three configurations come with a laptop version of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 too, although its TGP and clock speeds are unclear. Theoretically, one could purchase the Celeron G6900, which would bottleneck the GeForce RTX 3070, and upgrade it to the Core i5-12400 or the more powerful Core i7-12700. Purchasing the Celeron G6900 version would not appear to make much sense if it is intended to be used as a gaming laptop, though.
The Celeron G6900 edition is expensive too, with JD.com selling it for CNY 7,999 (~US$1,261). The ZX9-DA3DA also comes with a 144 Hz and 1080p display, a lower resolution and a slower panel than the 165 Hz and 1600p ones in the ZX9-DA5DP and ZX9-DA7DP. For reference, these models retail for CNY 8,999 (~US$1,421) and CNY 9,999 (~US$1,577), respectively. Unfortunately, it remains unclear if this LGA 1700 socket gaming laptop will launch outside China.