ASUS has just unveiled its new gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, led by the huge 18-inch GX800 laptop that packs a 4K display and GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI. Yeah, GTX 1080s in SLI, in a laptop.
Starting with the new ASUS ROG GX800, we have an 18-inch 4K display with GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI, providing some truly crazy performance. The new ROG GX800 includes the ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System that pushes the CPU, GPU and RAM to their limits for additional performance.
The new ASUS ROG GX800 and its 18-inch 4K display includes NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, the MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard with mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED backlighting for each key. The new ASUS ROG GX800 requires 2 x 330W power adapters, but when you're getting the performance of GTX 1080 SLI, would you care? It's pretty insane, whatever the scenario is.
Origin PC has just announced their upgraded range of gaming laptops, with the EON15-X, EON17-X, and EON17-SLX now available with higher-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards and higher refresh displays, right up to 120Hz. You can check out, and order Origin PC's new gaming laptops right here.
The new EON gaming laptops from Origin PC can be configured with a GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 - and your choice of a 1080p 120Hz display for the EON17-X and EON17-SLX laptops, and if the 120Hz refresh rate isn't your thing, Origin offers a 4K display as well. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski said: "ORIGIN PC's EON laptops now offer a ridiculous 3X higher performance over our previous generation of award-winning laptops. Now is truly the best time to own a high-performance laptop. Every single ORIGIN PC EON laptop now offers desktop class graphics, VR Readiness, 4K NVIDIA G-SYNC screens, ORIGIN PC professional GPU and CPU overclocking, and free lifetime 24/7 support based in the US".
Now, what about specs?
The New EON17-SLX Features:
- 120Hz 1080p Display or 4K Matte Display Options
- NVIDIA G-SYNC Support
- Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Desktop Class Graphics Cards
- VR Ready
- Up to an Intel Core i7 6700k Desktop Processor
- Professional ORIGIN PC CPU and GPU Overclocking
- Up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory
- (2) USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ports, (5) USB 3.0 Ports
- FREE Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support
MSI have been teasing their next-gen gaming notebooks, which will be ready for high-end gaming as well as everything VR. Inside, it can be configured with up to Intel's new Core i7 6820HK processor, and we should feature NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce GTX 10 series GPU.
MSI's upcoming GT72VR Dominator gaming laptop stood out for me, as it will reportedly feature a 120Hz display, which MSI says is "the fastest mobile display". This excites me beyond belief, as it'll be the first gaming laptop with a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate on a gaming notebook.
There will also be a 4K IPS panel offering, with MSI promising 100% Adobe RGB. Inside, MSI will include upgraded audio technologies with sound from Dynaudio, and the GT83VR and GT73VR Titan gaming laptops featuring Nahimic 2 and Audio Boost 2 technologies.
Xiaomi has slowly been cementing itself into the world stage with quality products, but its upcoming laptops might be flying closer to the Sun than ever before.
The Chinese giant has two new laptops on the way, with 11-inch and 13-inch models that look identical to Apple's recent MacBook Air. Inside, we should see them feature Intel's new Skylake-based Core i7-6500U processor (2-core/4-thread CPU with a base clock of 2.5GHz with Turbo of up to 3.1GHz) and 8GB of RAM.
The specifications above should apply to the 11-inch version of Xiaomi's new laptop, while the 13-inch model could feature similar internal specs while the I/O could change. Both notebooks will reportedly not include a touchscreen, which will be a cost-saving measure, but they will both rock Windows 10.
USB Type-C connectivity will be included, as it can push up to 100W of power, so it'll charge the Xiaomi laptop, and other devices at the same time. We should expect Xiaomi to announce the new notebooks on July 27.
ASUS has revealed its next-gen ROG G752VS gaming notebook, which rocks NVIDIA's latest and second-greatest GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.
The new ASUS ROG G752VS can be configured right up to Intel's Core i7-6700HQ processor, up to 64GB of DDR4-2133 RAM, up to a 512GB M.2 PCIe-based NVMe SSD, and a Blu-ray burner. As for the display, you can configure it with two different 17.3-inch panels, with one of them being a 1080p resolution while the other is a 4K-capable panel. Both of them feature NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, and they're both IPS matte finish displays.
Connectivity wise, we have 4 x USB 3.0 ports, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt, GbE network, HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader, and a headphone/mic jack. All of this arrives in a 1.9-inch (48.2mm) thick laptop, which weighs 9.5lbs (4.3kg). We should expect it to be quite expensive when it arrives, with more details on pricing to come.
"More consumers are embracing OLED graphics in televisions and smartphones, with self-lighting pixels that can switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast," Alienware told us. The Alienware 13 has been designed via a partnership with Samsung, and rocks a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a lightning fast 1ms response time.
UPDATE: The Aorus X7 Pro actually features dual GeForce GTX 970M in SLI, not dual GTX 1080M, and the 17-inch display runs at 3K 120Hz, not 4K 120Hz. A GIGABYTE representative reached out to us to confirm the specs, and apologies for the mix up--we were going off of reports from another source.
Computex 2016 - The new Aorus X7 Pro laptop will be an insane performance powerhouse, packing in what could be dual GTX 1080M's in SLI to power a beefy 4K display at 120Hz.
The Aorus X7 Pro (not to be confused with the VR Ready Aorus X7 DT) will likely be one of the mindbendingly powerful laptops on the market, sporting dual NVIDIA video cards in SLI and a 17.3-inch 3840 x 2160 resolution display at 120Hz with a 5ms response time. Aorus hasn't officially unveiled video card specs for the X7 Pro because they can't yet name the "new-generation NVIDIA GPU" that will power the laptop. Since NVIDIA hasn't announced their new Pascal-based mobile GeForce GTX 1080M just yet, we're betting the X7 Pro uses dual GeForce GTX 1080M's. This isn't the first time we heard about Pascal mobile GPUs at Computex - MSI reps hinted to TweakTown that the new MSI G65 Vortex would leverage dual GTX 1080M's in SLI.
Although GPU specs aren't released, we know that the Aorus X7 Pro will pack in a quad-core Intel Core i7 Skylake CPU, up to 64GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, M.2 PCIe SSD's, USB Type-C support, and HDMI 2.0. Since the X7 Pro's 4K display has a 5ms response time, we don't think G-Sync will be supported. Like the rest of Aorus' new X family, the X7 Pro will feature the new full RGB Fusion keyboard backlighting, with enhanced color customization patterns and effects.
Computex 2016 - GIGABYTE has revealed its new Aero 14 laptop, a slim notebook that merges the utility and performance of an Ultrabook with the explosive, high-octane precision of a gaming rig. With the Aero 14, consumers no longer have to sacrifice performance for mobility.
Although GIGABYTE's new Aero 14 is just 19.9mm thick, it packs a serious hardware punch. The Aero 14 rocks a 14" QHD IPS display at 2560 x 1440 resolution, and is powered by a discrete GeForce GTX 970M under the hood for higher-end notebook gaming. An Intel quad-core i7 H-series CPU alongside up to 32GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM (2x 16GB modules) ensures optimum Ultrabook-level performance. Two onboard M.2 SSDs provides blazing fast bootups and data transfer rates. The Aero 14 can also output video on up to two 4K displays at up to 60Hz via HDMI 2.0 and Mini-DisplayPort.
When outfitted with higher-end components like these, Ultrabooks tend to trade off performance for battery life. GIGABYTE promises users won't have to worry about battery life with the portable Aero 14--the laptop sports a massive 94.24Wh battery that will last up to an entire day when running "resource-demanding applications."
Apple has had a few years of releasing so-so upgrades on its MacBook Pro, but the next-gen MBPs could be quite exciting with a "thinner and lighter" design, and a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo adds that the updated MacBook Pro are the "brightest spot for Apple's 2016 rollouts" and will arrive in both 13-inch and 15-inch models, sometime in Q4 2016. The OLED display touch bar will replace the usual physical function keys at the top of the keyboard while Apple will use new metal injection molded hinges. We're expecting to see USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity as well. Intel's new 14nm processors should also find their way inside, and I'm hoping to see some Polaris love from AMD on the GPU side of things.
On top of the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, Apple is reportedly working on a new 13-inch MacBook that will be similar to the 12-inch Retina model that was upgraded with performance improvements. There'll also be a new MacBook Air available as the new entry-level model, while the MacBook will be the mid-range choice, leaving the high-end to the MacBook Pro. Apple will also unleash Touch ID onto the new MacBook Pros, something that iPhone users have enjoyed for a while now.
Chromebooks are about to become an even better deal: Google is bringing the Play store to its popular netbook brand, allowing you to use Android apps, play games like Hearthstone, and do lots more with the hardware.
The store will be built on top of Chrome OS, so you'll need to pick up an ASUS Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R 11, or the newest Chromebook Pixel to take advantage at first (pending the imminent M53 update on the developer channel), but eventually users of other models will be able to get in on it too.
Google says it's also currently working with partners on devices specifically designed to exploit Play, so we'll keep an eye out as more comes in over the next few months.