GIGABYTE continues to make headway in gaming hardware with the launch of a new generation of AORUS gaming laptops at CES 2022. With bigger displays taking up less space, lower latencies, and the latest Intel 12th gen Alder Lake processors, these new laptops have features that nudge the norms of portable PC gaming.
Reshape The Game with a Larger Display
When it comes to gaming, your screen can never be too big. The flagship model of the new generation AORUS gaming laptop, AORUS 17, is the first in the series to adopt a gaming display with a four-sided bezel-less design that squeezes a 17-inch panel into a 15-inch tall chassis. A 10% smaller footprint than a typical 17-inch gaming laptop and a 90% screen-to-body ratio push the visuals to the maximum while keeping the physical specs to a minimum.
A CPU and GPU 1-2 punch that keeps its cool
Most AAA titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Resident Evil Village demand both a powerful CPU and GPU for optimal performance. Powered by Intel’s 12th-gen core i7 ADL-H CPUs and NVIDIA’s RTX3070Ti / 3080Ti GPUs, the AORUS gaming laptops are designed to deliver more frames per second, which translates into a smoother and more fluid gaming experience.
The 45-watt Intel Core H series processor has 14 cores, including 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, and 20 threads, marking a new high in CPU processing capabilities. Thanks to the upgraded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs along with the techniques of the resizable BAR and Dynamic Boost 2.0, these laptops are designed to hum along on any maximum settings that AAA games can throw at them.
Supported by the exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity heat sink design, the AORUS 17 manages to mitigate CPU and GPU temperatures while keeping fan noise below a whispery 45 dB. This feature enables AORUS laptops to continuously run games at max settings without overexertion or overheating.
Max FPS and less latency
Higher refresh rates and lower response times are essential for evolving gamers. The flagship AORUS 17 is equipped with a full HD 360 Hz panel with 3ms response time for tighter tracking and targeting in the heat of battle. It also supports Wi-Fi 6E for enhanced connectivity, offers Thunderbolt 4 for high-speed transmission, and uses the latest DDR5 memory for faster loading and access speeds.
Low-travel keyboards and sound all around
With low-travel keyboards and virtually instant response times, users can literally hit each key faster than their opponents, a legit advantage for serious gamers. DTS Sound Unbound is an immersive sound effect feature where audio is rendered realistically from all directions, allowing you to hear even the slightest sleuthing or shuffling nearby. Low-travel keystrokes and more precise spatial knowledge means you have a better chance of being at least one milli-step ahead of your opponents.
AORUS 17 – True Portable Powerhouse
The flagship model AORUS 17 is built for extreme gamers, offering up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16 GB GPU with GDDR6(130W), an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, a FHD 360Hz display, the Fusion Per-Key RGB keyboard, and up to 4.7 GHz max turbo frequency and DDR5-4800 memory. It is the first in the series to adopt a gaming display with a four-sided bezel-less design that manages to cram a 17-inch panel into a 15-inch tall laptop chassis.
With a 10% smaller footprint than a typical 17-inch gaming laptop and 90% screen-to-body ratio, the AORUS 17 pushes visuals to the limit without sacrificing precious space.
AORUS 15 – Competitive Gameplay
The AORUS 15 is for the gaming enthusiast who wants to get more out of every minute they play but may have space or budget restrictions. With tech specs that nearly match the AORUS 17 including the same GPU, CPU, memory, and Fusion Per-Key RGB keyboard, the biggest difference is the smaller form factor of this unit. The screen is 15.6 inches instead of 17.3 inches and it sheds about a half pound of weight.
AORUS 5 – Best Value
The most affordable entry in the new lineup is the AORUS 5, which spares little in the way of compromise and still delivers a big jolt of gaming goodness for customers. Featuring the same Intel CPU as its bigger siblings, the AORUS 5 offers the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 as its top GPU, a FHD 240Hz or 144Hz display, and DDR4-3200 memory. It is the most compact and lightest of the bunch, weighing just over 5 lbs.
With notable advances in what we’ve come to expect from gaming laptops, the new AORUS series of machines from GIGABYTE have a flair for style to complement their technical substance.
For those interested, AORUS series laptops are now available for pre-order on Newegg.