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Aorus new laptops bring 120 Hz displays alongside new Nvidia GPUs

By Scorpus
Aug 16, 2016
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  1. Now that Nvidia has officially unveiled their new mobile GeForce GPUs, we're starting to see a collection of updated gaming laptops hit the market. One brand that caught our eye in particular was Aorus, who have released several new laptops ranging from 13.9- to 17.3 inches in display size.

    The base specifications for all of these Aorus laptops include a new Nvidia GeForce 10 series mobile GPU, an overclocked Intel Core i7-6820HK CPU, and PCIe x4 M.2 solid state drives boasting 2000 MB/s transfer speeds. You'll also find the latest connectivity such as USB 3.1 Type-C and HDMI 2.0.

    The largest of these Aorus laptops is the X7 DT v6, which is a 17.3-inch model with support for two compelling displays: a 4K IPS LCD, or a 1440p panel with a high 120 Hz refresh rate. We don't see laptops using high-refresh panels all that often, so it's an interesting inclusion here, particularly with G-Sync support. As for other hardware, there's an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 inside alongside up to 16 GB of DDR4.

    Can't afford a laptop with a GTX 1080 inside but still want that 17.3-inch display? Aorus has you covered with the X7 v6, which uses a GTX 1070 instead. The rest of the hardware, including support for a 1440p 120 Hz display, is the same as the X7 DT v6. This means you'll also be getting an RGB-backlit Fusion keyboard, and an optional M.2 capture card, all in a 25.4mm thick body that weighs 3.2 kg.

    The smaller Aorus X5 v6 packs a 15.6-inch IPS G-Sync display at either 2880 x 1620 (and presumably 60 Hz), or standard 1080p with a 120 Hz refresh rate. This 22.9mm thick, 2.5kg heavy laptop packs in a GTX 1070, and supports the optional M.2 capture card as well.

    The most portable of all the new laptops is the Aorus X3 Plus v6, which features Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 and a 13.9-inch IGZO 320 x 1800 display. This is the only laptop that doesn't come with a high-refresh option, and it doesn't support G-Sync or the M.2 capture card either. However at just 1.8 kg heavy and 23mm thick it is a respectable size for a gaming machine.

    These new Aorus laptops should be available soon, although pricing remains unclear.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    Heh, doesn't sound cheap. Probably upwards of 3 grand easily...
     
  3. xilyax

    xilyax TS Rookie

    120hz is interesting but lame. a lot of people will say it's overkill and that no human can tell the difference, but the truth is that humans can see at least 300 times per second--based on military testing where they were shown a flash for 1/400 of a second of a particular airplane design and were able to identify it--so 120hz is nice but it's just a lame selling point and will just drain battery power and barely give the user of a laptop much more of an experience. once they offer 480hz refresh, things will be nice. they should just wait.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    I don't believe you! :)
     
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  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +340

    Aorus laptops look nice, but the last gen had both poor battery life and terrible overheating/throttling issues. I wouldnt take interest until full reviews come out.

    ultra ultra ultra widescreen.
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    Spoken like someone who has never experienced a high refresh rate screen before (setup properly, not just bought one and plugged it in).

    Also, congrats on reaching top 5 silly comment of the year award:

    1. 120Hz is pointless
    2. Here's some scientific facts to prove it's not pointless "up-to" 300Hz
    3. 480Hz is where it's at even though I just said humans couldn't see changes over 300Hz

    Seriously, you should probably go re-read your comment xD
     
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  7. Flobberknock

    Flobberknock TS Rookie

    His comment Hz my brain
     
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  8. jonny888

    jonny888 TS Member

    I would totally have your babies after that pun. It's so refreshing.
     
  9. gazmatic

    gazmatic TS Member Posts: 16   +7

    What are you talking about? You have no idea what your talking about right? The current 60hz refresh rates limits 'frame rates. Higher refresh rates means less bottleneck in frame rates.
     

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