AORUS And OCUK Present The X7 SLI Laptop

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅31.01.2014 15:42:06

Overclockers UK have scored another exclusive for UK enthusiasts in the form of the brand new AORUS X7 gaming laptop. First shown off at CES 2014 earlier this month, the X7 is notable for running two NVIDIA GTX 765M GPUs within am extremely slender 0.9-inch thick frame. This level of graphics power, configured in SLI, drives the X7 to a 3DMark 11 P-Score of P7393. To put it in perspective, AORUS claim the laptop as a whole can expect performance roughly equivalent to a GTX 780M-based system.

The AORUS X7's package weighs in at a manageable 6.39lbs (2.9 kg), which is understandable given the rather beefy cooling solution the laptop requires. AORUS have dubbed their solution Thermal+, and it incorporates four vents, five heatpipes and two fans within the sturdy aluminium chassis. Likely not one for your lap, at least when gaming all-out, it should be ideal sat on a desk and pretty easy to lug between gaming sessions.

OCUK's variant is configured with an Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4700HQ and complementary HM87 chipset. The 16GB of DDR3L memory is clocked at a pretty standard 1600MHz, whilst storage is both fast and robust as it features two 128GB mSATA SSD's in RAID 0 and a stock 1TB mechanical drive. Information at the time of the X7's unveiling indicated that even more aggressive specifications were possible including dual 512GB SSDs, 32GB of DDR3L RAM and 2TB HDD, so depending on interest there may be yet more to come from this range.

For the gamer, the laptop features a 17.3" 1080p screen, fully backlit keyboard with macro keys, and Killer LAN for optimised low-latency gameplay. Video-out is in the form of HDMI, mini-Displayport and D-sub, whilst 802.11ac wireless LAN and USB 2.0/3.0 is catered to. According to the official AORUS website the X7 is equipped with a 73.36 Wh Lithium Polymer battery.

The AORUS X7 is currently retailing for 1659.95 from OCUK. For more information visit the etailer and the official AORUS X7 microsite.

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