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.