Update: We made two errors. The first is that the adapter is rated for 330W (not 300W), and the second is that the notebook does not feature G-SYNC technology.
At COMPUTEX 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, we took a hands-on look at GIGABYTE's AORUS X9 gaming laptop. It's unique because it not only has an overclockable 7th generation processor, support for multiple M.2 drives, a brilliant Pantone certified 17.3" display, but it also comes with two GTX 1070 8GB cards in SLI.
Yes, SLI on a gaming laptop, and on a gaming laptop that is quite thin (0.9-1.2 inches). At 30mm tall, it's one of the thinnest gaming notebooks with an overclockable CPU and two GTX 1070 8GB under the hood. Of course, the notebook also comes with a lot of other extras, such as a mechanical keyboard with RGB LEDs, custom designed trim, and flare, as well as a redesigned cooling system.
Let's take a look at this beast.
The X9 offers an i7-7820HK overclockable mobile processor, two NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB GPU in SLI (should be 30% better than one 1080), 32GB of DDR4 running at 2400MHz, two 512GB Samsung NVMe SSDs, a 17.3" 4K IPS anti-glare display with X-Rite Pantone certification and G-SYNC, ThunderBolt 3, ESS Sabre Hi-Fi DAC, 2 speakers and 2 subwoofers, mechanical RGB keyboard, and versatile RGB lighting aground the notebook.
The notebook features a 94.24Wh battery and weights 7.9lbs/3.59Kg. It also has dimensions of 428(W) x 314(D)x23.5-29.9(H) in millimeters. That's 0.9-1.2 inches thick.
The X9 starts at $3649 for the version with a single 512GB NVMe SSD, and there is one version that is $3799, and it has two 512GB NVMe SSDs, and it's exclusively on Newegg. We have the model with two SSDs.
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