Gigabyte Kicks Off Aorus Brand with Thin SLI Gaming Laptop [Video]

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Vesuvius

I have had to use laptops for gaming for the last 5 years. I live overseas and had to bring in laptops from usa to get the performance, and warranty from Alienware. After spending 4000 and 5000 on each one for top performance I would never do it again. You end up plugging them into monitors anyways! The absolute best way to go is a mini itx build with one powerful card and one ssd drive and no optical. 1/2 the price of a Alienware laptop with more power! Heck my next build may be the super small lian li t100 and put a 760 mini card in there, that way it can serve as a backup work computer if my lenovo thinkpad yoga needs service, by then probably have 770 or more power in a smaller card and can just take the sides of the case off when needing more ventilation and point an external fan at it since the sides pop off so easy, with silverstone slim cable kit and 450 gold modular power supply this is the way to fly!

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severnia

thats the spirit. ITX FTW! check out the EVGA Hadron case, it looks even better in person than it does on the web, and its TINY, yet you can still cram a full size video card and a gaming quality decent rig in there with it and STILL carry it around in something the size of your average lunchbox...

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krash3x

Everyone wants to drool over these technical marvels like ultra thin SLI laptops. All though the issue of size may have been addressed there is one huge inherit flaw that seems to never be addressed, like the crappy lack luster screen that gets put in these things. Has any one ever bought gigabyte laptop and was impressed by the screens on these things. If you want good performance that's one thing but if you are getting made for better graphics is a waste when it comes with a screen that can't display a decent percentage of the color gamut, has poor contrast, low resolution, and poor viewing angles. Displays are what is important not thickness.

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Hey.That_Dude

Show me a 90% sRGB screen that consumes 12 watts or less.

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Hey.That_Dude

OMG.... It's so sexy!

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benvoliothefirst

My God... it's full of stars!!!

I look at this and I can't believe how fast technology is moving these days. Wow.

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theangusburger

Will this be available in the UK?

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vrmlbasic

Wow, y'all weren't kidding about their marketing.

It seems a tad Engrishy and it is rambling about Egyptian mythology...?

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macmooda

I really like that laptop. Oh well maybe when I get a better job I will be able to afford something like this. Pretty neat though. Thanks for this.

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Innomasta

100% would buy

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The Mac

At least we now know who is at CES.

lol

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AFDozerman

I like the concept of using two smaller GPUS to spread the heat out over the laptop's volume better, allowing higher clocks and thinner builds. I wonder how long until we have to resort to quadfire, though...

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The Mac

unfortunately, you also become subject to the clusterfuck that is SLI and crossfire...

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LatiosXT

The biggest issue I have with multiple GPUs is...

1. Power consumption
2. More waste when it's time to upgrade
3. Space considerations

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Ninjawithagun

I own three gaming PCs and am running SLI on all of them and have ZERO issues. Not sure as to what "clusterfuck" you are talking about? Rarely do I ever see anyone having SLI issues with most mainstream games. The last series of Nvidia cards that had major microstuttering issues was their 500 series cards from almost 3 years ago. Sure, there are isolated issues that exist, but they are very rare and usually contributed to either older games that the newest drivers don't have updated profiles for or is because of the owner of the PC not keeping their PC up to date on the latest updates. And yes, running an SLI or Crossfire configuration does not guarentee the best scaling versus actual hardware. Rarely do you see a 100% performance increase just because you are using two or more graphics cards versus a single card. However, the performance is still there to be had and with some of us enthusiast gamers, running SLI or Crossfire is an absolute necessity when playing certain games at higher resolutions with all the graphics settings maxed out. Metro Last Light and Crysis 3 are two great examples of games that absolutely require at least two GTX780 cards running in SLI in order to achieve playabe framerates at 2560x1440 with the setting maxed out.

To each their own - I'll keep my awesome SLI setup (3 x GTX780 Gigabyte Ghz Edition cards FTW!!) thank you very much :D

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The Mac

see below

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PlayItOnPC

I don't know what you're talking about, and quite frankly,I don't know if YOU know what you're talking about. It's true that SLI and Crossfire had rough starts (a lot of tech does), but they've come a LONG ways- dual SLI/Crossfire setups are actually rather effective now. The worst issue I know of is Crossfire's stuttering, and AMD claims thay've solved it with driver updates.

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The Mac

they have come a long way, however they still have scaling issues, and non-functional is certain games.

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bigrigross

But that is not Nvidias or AMD's fault. That is the developers fault for not supporting multiple GPUs. The last scaling test for both setups are above 95% efficiency in supported games which are most AAA games. I have no idea where you have been in the last two years but I have been running DUAL cards for awhile now and I rarely have to turn off SLi for games.

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The Mac

Forums are filled with people on both sides (amd & Nvidia) with all kinds of issues.

to each thier own.

ill pass.

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Obsidian

Gigabyte comes out swinging with a gaming laptop! Didn't see that one coming. Very impressive price to match the impressive specifications. Hate to see the battery life on this thing.

I would be tempted to throw in a 2.5-inch SSD instead of the HDD if there was an option to leave that space empty.

Good to see another player in the mix on these gaming laptops.