At the Aorus and GIGABYTE CES 2017 press show, a new 15’’ gaming laptop was unveiled to attendees, featuring the all-new 7th generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700 processor. The new gaming laptop features the Nvidia 1050 Ti graphics chip, and is highlighted by its 16.8 million color RGB keyboard.
The new GeForce GTX 1050 Ti inside brings smooth 1080p gaming at ultra settings with up to a 40% boost over its predecessor, the GTX 965M and over 80% increases in comparison to the GTX 960M.
With an M.2 PCIe 1 TB SSD that reads up to 2000 MB/s and an additional 2 TB HDD in storage, it’s a large dual storage option that’s not seen often in mobile computers. The RAM is supported with DDR4 2400 MHz and up to 32 GB. The display output can utilize HDMI 2.0 for 4K 60 Hz output, and comes with free streaming software for game casters and broadcasters alike.
Playing briefly with the unit, the laptop is sturdy and has a solid feel to it. Its trackpad is decent, but I’ve been since spoiled by the Macbook Pro line. The keyboard has decent travel and its RGB lighting is a huge draw; it’s admittedly what drew me to the laptop in the first place, compared to some of its white LED siblings sitting beside it. The display is beautiful, with bright colors.