Gigabyte – Goes Head to Head With Aorus Over at Computex

Even though Gigabyte and Aorus are partner companies, they do approach things differently, especially when talking about this year’s Computex event. Both are pulling out all the stops in providing super-thin gaming machines that are designed to let onlookers not look at anything else. Furthermore, these gaming machines are poised for gamers who want (or need) great gaming performance in a portable package.

Gigabyte – Goes Head to Head With Aorus Over at Computex

Gigabyte and Aorus are Pulling Out All the Stops at Computex

The first contender is that of the Gigabyte Aero 14. As its name suggests, it is a 14-inch laptop that is primarily made for gaming as well as for high-performance computing. What’s impressive about this particular laptop is that it packs some pretty powerful hardware in a surprisingly slim 19.9-millimeter lid. Those who are interested in purchasing the Aero 14 can get them in various lid colors, which are orange, green, or the traditional black finish.

The Aero 14 is powered by Intel’s Core i7 Skylake mobile CPU and it is joined by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M mobile graphics processing unit. Other hardware specifications include DDR4 RAM, M.2 PCI-Express x4 solid state drives, as well as I/O support for both USB Type-C and HDMI 2.0 ports.

Even though it has a skinny architecture, the Gigabyte Aero 14 manages to fit in a 94.24Wh battery, in which the company says users will be able to make the machine last the “entire day.” However, more detailed information about it is not yet forthcoming. Its display delivers a maximum of 2,560 x 1,440-pixels.

For the next contender, there’s the Aorus X7 DT, in which it comes from the tech manufacturer known for their ridiculously thin metal-bodied gaming machines. Therefore, you would expect that the company’s latest offering is sports the “thin is in” trend as well. Inside of the X7 DT, you will find a desktop-grade Nvidia GTX 970 powering its graphics, as well as an overclockable K-series Intel Core i7 chip. Both of these hardware offerings mean that the X7 DT can handle most modern games without practically breaking a sweat, especially when you count that it’s 17-inch display can only go up to a maximum of 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution.

When it comes to the battle of being thin, the Gigabyte model is the clear winner here as the Aorus X7 DT is 25.4-millimeters thick and is a bit heavier than its partner’s-slash-rival’s machine. But even though it is thicker and heavier, it has more power inside than that of the Aero 14.


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