Gigabyte Aorus X9 gaming laptop packs two GTX 1070 GPUs

Gigabyte has announced the Aorus X9, a gaming laptop with a pair of NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPUs, as well as a 7th-generation Intel processor and up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. This Gigabyte model packs a massive high-resolution display, as we'd expect from a powerful gaming laptop, plus a keyboard stylized by RGB backlights. The Aorus X9 doesn't come cheap with a starting price of nearly $1750.

The Gigabyte Aorus X9 gaming laptop has a huge 17.3-inch IPS display with a QHD 2560x1440 resolution. The display has an anti-glare coating joined by 100-percent Adobe RGB color, though there's also a 3840x2160 IPS UHD 120Hz WVA panel offered. Users get various configuration options, the top price of which draws close to $3,700. The two GPUs are joined by a 7th-generation Intel i7-7820HK processor.

Users have the option of up to 64GB of memory thanks to four DDR4 slots. Audio gets special treatment with the Aorus X9, which packs a pair of woofers and two speakers for what Gigabyte calls quad audio. The laptop also has an ESS Sabre Hi-Fi digital-analog converter.

Another key feature with the Aorus X9 is the inclusion of a mechanical keyboard. Joining the keyboard's RGB lighting are colorful accent lights on the outer portions of the laptop, plus an RBG HUD. That HUD is used to show certain information, including volume and temps. The exterior design, meanwhile, is angular and mean as is common with gaming laptops.

Other features include a USB-C port alongside a trio of USB 3.1 ports, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, separate ports for microphone and headphones, an SD card reader, dual-band WiFi, and Ethernet. How much does such a beastly machine weigh? You're looking at just under 8lbs at the lightest. Price depends on configuration, but starts at $1,749 USD.

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