Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gigabyte Aorus X7 vs MSI GS70 Gaming laptops

Gigabyte is is launching a new gaming line with a laptop called the "Aorus X7."

Aorus X7

And is calling it the "Thinnest, Lightest GTX SLI Gaming Laptop"

Specification
OS
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
CPU
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor (2.4GHz-3.4GHz)
Display
17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LCD backlight
System Memory
4GB/8GB DDR3L 1600, 4 slots (Max 32GB)
Chipset
Mobile Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
Video Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 765M SLI GDDR5 4GB
Storage
*Supports Triple-Storage System
mSATA 128GB/256GB, 2slot
2.5” HDD 500GB/750GB/1TB 5400rpm , 1 slot

*The storage size may differ between different countries and regions. Please confirm with the local dealers or retailers for the latest specifications.
Keyboard Type
Backlit Keyboard
Optical Disk Drive
N/A
I/O Port
USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x2, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Surround port, mini-Display port, SD card reader,microphone-in, earphone-out(SPDIF)
Audio
2 watt speaker*2, woofer*2, Microphone, AORUS Acoustic + technology
Communications
LAN: Killer LAN Chip
Wireless LAN: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam
1.3 Megapixel
Security
Kensington Lock
Battery
Li Polymer 73.26Wh
Dimensions
392(W) x 263(D) x 22.9(H)mm
Weight
2.9kg (mSATA x 1 + SO-DIMM x 2 + Battery)
Accessories (optional)
Gaming mouse, keyboard, headset


This will obviously compete with MSI's GS70 gaming laptop, which was one of 2014 CES Innovations Honoree. As MSI is calling it the "world's thinnest and lightest 17" gaming notebook."



Specification:

Operating SystemWindows 8
CPU
TypeIntel® Core™ i7-4700HQ
Speed2.4GHz; up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost
Cache6MB
COLOR
ColorBrush Aluminum Grey
LCD
Size17.3" Full HD Anti-Reflective
Resolution1920 x 1080 (16:9)
CHIPSET
ChipsetIntel® HM87
GRAPHICS
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
AUDIO
AudioSound Blaster Cinema
SpeakerSpeakers x 2 + Subwoofer
SYSTEM MEMORY
Spec16GB DDR3L 1600MHz
STORAGE
HDD CapacitySuper RAID (128GB SSD x 2; RAID 0) + 1TB HDD
HDD InterfaceSSD RAID 0 + SATA
OPTICAL DRIVE
Optical Drive TypeN/A
COMMUNICATION
LANKiller™ E2200 Game Networking
WLANKiller™ N1202 b/g/n
BluetoothYes
SUPPLEMENTAL DRIVE
Card ReaderSD (XC/HC)
WEBCAM RESOLUTION
Webcam720P HD Webcam
I/O PORT
USBUSB 3.0 x 4
ESATANo
Video PortHDMI 1.4 x 1, mDP x 2
Audio PortMic-in X 1, Headphone-out X 1, SPDIF X1
AC ADAPTOR
AC Power AdaptorOutput: 19V DC, 120W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
BATTERY
Battery Pack6 Cells
PHYSICAL SPEC
Dimension16.47” (L) x 11.29” (W) x 0.85” (H)
Weight5.73 lbs

And, as you can see, the MSI might be slightly thinner, but doesn't pack the power of the SLI GPU configuration.

Source: Aorus, MSI

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