Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Here's the world's 'most powerful and lightest' 13-inch gaming laptop

34 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Following the impressive Razer Blade we reviewed last month, Gigabyte also wants a piece of the portable gaming laptop action with its new Aorus X3 line, a sub-14-inch Windows 8.1 device that claims to be the world's "most powerful and lightest" in its class. In terms of weight, it starts from 4.12 pounds (1.87kg), which is more attractive than the new Blade's 4.47 pounds (2.03kg). The smaller X3 has an impressive 13.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) LCD, whereas the larger 13.9-inch X3 Plus lets you choose between a QHD panel and a sweeter QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) version.

Gallery: Gigabyte AORUS X3 Plus hands-on | 5 Photos

Both variants of the gaming beast come with Intel's Core i7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHz), 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM (with a spare slot for another 8GB) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. You can have a pair of 256GB or 512GB SSDs configured in RAID 0, meaning you get super fast access to a maximum of 1TB space. Together with the macro keys, plus Gigabit Ethernet connection or 802.11ac WiFi, online gamers should have no problem entertaining themselves with these machines -- at least until the 74Wh battery has been drained while gaming on the go.

As you can imagine, these gaming laptops don't come cheap: Both the X3 and the X3 Plus will go from $2,099 when they launch in Q3 this year, with one-year global warranty plus one-year local warranty included.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
34 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Bungie pulls popular gun from 'Destiny 2' after discovering exploit

Bungie pulls popular gun from 'Destiny 2' after discovering exploit

View
Google to fix 'bug' that uploads free full-quality iPhone pics to Photos

Google to fix 'bug' that uploads free full-quality iPhone pics to Photos

View
Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow

Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow

View
Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

View
The best trackballs

The best trackballs

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr