AORUS Present The X3

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅02.06.2014 09:38:54


COMPUTEX June 3, 2014, Taipei, TAIWAN – AORUS, an emerging force of gaming hardware has launched the most powerful and lightest 13-inch gaming laptop in the world – X3. Delivering excellence and pushing performance to the extreme, AORUS has yet again pushed the envelope by fitting a GTX 870M 6GB GDDR5 VRAM in a slim chassis (22.9mm) at the same time ensuring optimum mobility. Its IGZO QHD+ panel, a stunning 3200x1800 resolution, renders stunning color accuracy along and image quality. The X3 has two display options: the X3 with a 13.3-inch display and the X3 Plus that has a 13.9-inch display.

Lean & Mean: P7100 Raw Performance in Less than an Inch

True to its mantra of ‘Exceed with Less’, the X3 weighs in at 1.87kg, while less than an inch in height with a footprint of only 330mm, making it by far the lightest and most mobile gaming laptop known today. Perfect for those who love to travel light, the X3 is the only machine capable of delivering a powerful performance in such a small form factor. Facilitated by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX870M 6GB GDDR5 VRAM that scores more than P7100 in 3D Mark 11, the X3 ensures smooth gaming at ultra-detail settings and plays all your games the way they were meant to be played. Looking inside the metallic silver falcon, the marvelous cooling design comprises dual vents, dual thermal pipes and dual fans achieving excellent stability even after hours of demanding operation. A pair of 512GB Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) M.2 solid state drives in lightning RAID 0 push performance to the forefront. Two memory slots allow maximum capacity at 16GB DDR3L 1600Hz SDRAM breaking all barriers between gamers and the most engaging gaming experience. Experience all the GeForce GTX gaming experience in the most portable package available today.

3K Display & 4K Output: Cinematic Gameplay

X3 comes standard with a 13.3” 2560x1440 resolution display while the X3 Plus has options of 13.9” QHD 2560x1440 or QHD+ 3200 x 1800 resolution display. The anti-glare QHD+ display offers unprecedented sharpness for a revolutionary gaming experience. A feature formerly exclusive to hi-end TV and PC monitors, QHD+ is now an X3 Plus standard. The ultra-high 3200x1800 resolution offers breathtaking details rarely available on such mobile devices. 72% NTSC color gamut produces crystal clear images with stunning color accuracy. The extraordinary high luminance, 400 cd/m2, produces unmatched clarity and readability even outdoors or in brightly lit rooms. With a built-in Mini DisplayPort, X3 is capable of outputting to an external display for an ultra-high resolution up to 4K at 60Hz. The industry-leading 60 frames per second delivers smooth scenes free of blurring or tearing, promising every gaming moment with X3 is engaging as it is meant to be.

Macro Engine: Program Your Signature Move

Customizable Macro Engine is exclusive to AORUS and is available on the X3. Individual macro keys rarely available on gaming laptops are now an AORUS gaming laptop standard. Simplify and record your killer combos into one-click execution keys. The scissor-switch key structure guarantees lightning response and great tactile feedback ensuring pure dominance during gameplay. Hardcore gamers who demand minimal distraction will find the backlit keyboard with adjustable lighting a handy supply during intense gaming in dimly lit rooms.

Winner’s Package: Latency-free Connection

Packed with advanced Killer LAN chip and Intel 802.11ac, the X3 guarantees gamers unprecedented online gaming experiences for either on-site or on the move. Killer LAN chip optimizes network connection quality while allowing users to prioritize gaming sessions for seamless online gaming without latency. Intel 802.11ac solution brings extended coverage and stronger throughput, which greatly improves signal stability for gaming wireless by Wi-Fi.

Maximum mobility with maximum performance: the X3 from AORUS is perfected to deliver the most mobile experience - gaming on the go, without compromising on performance.

Availability: Launch in Q3


X3 - USD $2099 (13.3” QHD, 16GB DDR3L 1600, 256GB x2) - From USD $2099 ~ $2499

- USD ~$2099 (13.9” QHD, 16GB DDR3L 1600, 256GB x2)
- USD ~$2249 (13.9” QHD+, 16GB DDR3L 1600, 256GB x2)

X3 and X3 Plus Full Specifications

CPU:- 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHz)

OS:- Windows® 8.1/ Windows® 8.1 Pro

- 13.3” QHD 2560x1440 Wide Viewing Angle LCD (X3)
- 13.9” QHD 2560x1440 Wide Viewing Angle LCD (X3 Plus)
- 13.9” QHD+ 3200x1800 Wide Viewing Angle LCD (X3 Plus)

System Memory:- 8GB DDRIIIL-1600, 2 slots (Max. 16GB)

Chipset:- HM87

Video Graphics:
- INTEL® HD Graphics 4600
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M GDDR5 6GB & supports NVIDIA® Optimus™

Storage:- NGFF M.2 SSD 256G/512G, *2 slots (RAID)


I/O Port:
- HDMI 1.4a, mini Display Port, RJ45, USB3.0 x 2, USB2.0 x 2, Audio Jack combo x 1, DC jack x 1, SD Card Reader x 1

Audio:- 1.5 Watt Speaker*2, Internal Microphone

LAN:- Killer E2200 1000Mbps

Wireless LAN:- 802.11ac

Bluetooth:- Bluetooth V4.0 + LE

Webcam:- HD camera

Battery:- Li Polymer 74Wh

Dimensions:- 330(W) x 263.5(D) x 22.9(H) (mm)

Weight:- 1.87kg

Adapter:- 180W

Warranty:- 2 Year warranty contents: 1-Year Global Warranty, 1-Year Local Warranty.