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Gigabyte reveals the Aorus 17 flagship laptop

Looking for a new gaming laptop this Christmas? Well, Gigabyte may have just what you need with the all-new Aorus 17 flagship gaming laptop. The Aorus 17 is the world’s first laptop to feature Omron mechanical keyboard switches.

At the Gamescom 2019 trade show in Cologne Germany, Gigabyte revealed the brand new Aorus 17 high-end gaming laptop, one of the main features of the Aorus 17 is that it is the first gaming laptop to feature Omron switches in its mechanical keyboard. The Omron switches are uniquely tailored for the Aorus 17 and offer exceptional durability while providing the best feeling keys for gamers on a laptop. The Aorus 17 keyboard keys have 2.5mm travel and an actuation point of 1.6mm, with the crisp sound of a blue mechanical switch.

To continue the high-end gaming specification of the Aorus 17, Gigabyte has packed in plenty of processing oomph with an Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU. The i9-9980HK features a core frequency range of 4.8 GHz to 5.0 GHz across 8 cores and 16 threads, making it the best in its class for gaming and multi-tasking. To keep this high-end hardware cool, Gigabyte has deployed a Windforce Infinity cooling system into the Aorus 17 that includes a Vapor Chamber in conjunction with five heat pipes, two 12v 51 blade fans and a bottom cover with large mesh vents.

Perfectly complementing the powerful CPU, Gigabyte has equipped the Aorus 17 with Nvidia RTXTM 2080 graphics and a 17.3-inch 240Hz gaming display panel to provide the best in smooth, high FPS mobile gaming. The 240Hz panel features 3ms response and is calibrated from the factory with X-Rite Pantone certified calibration for perfectly true colours.

Other features of the Aorus 17 flagship laptop are an audiophile-grade ESS Sabre Hi-Fi DAC chip, supporting 24bit/192KHz output so gamers can experience the best audio quality detail, along with the latest Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX 1650 network card, an Intel 760p SSD and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

More information and full specification of the Aorus 17 flagship laptop can be found on the Gigabyte website. An official UK release and pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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KitGuru says: If you are looking for a high-end gaming laptop then the Aorus 17 flagship could be the one for you. It certainly offers all the features of a real high-end gaming laptop. What do you guys think to it?

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