Taiwanese PC vendor Gigabyte recently unveiled a brace of sub-14-inch gaming laptops under its gamer-focused Aorus brand . What’s the most noteworthy thing about them, you ask? Well, the 13.3-inch X3 and 13.9-inch X3 Plus are, according to the company, the “most powerful and lightest” in their category.
Not only does the Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus pack a bigger display, but it also offers a choice between a QHD 2560x1440 LCD and a QHD+ 3200x1800 LCD. However, there is no so choice when it comes to its smaller cousin, the Gigabyte Aorus X3, which is limited to a 13.3-inch panel with a 2560x1440 display resolution.
Display size and resolution aside, both the X3 and X3 Plus are virtually identically. They both have an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor (2.5GHz-3.5GHz), 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM (expandable up to 16GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM and 256GB-1TB solid-state storage, HD Camera and 73.26Wh lithium-polymer battery. Other specs include 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, mini Display port, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out (SPDIF), SD Card Reader and DC-in Jack.
Both the laptops, which weigh a shade over 4 pounds, are expected to make their retail debut sometime during the third quarter of 2014, with prices starting at $2,099.
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