The laptop market has in recent years, become the ultimate battleground for major laptop manufacturers. Every year, new models come out with the latest and fastest CPUs and graphics cards. However, regardless of CPU and monitor upgrades, players who emphasize the feeling for the hands are always disappointed by laptop keyboards.
GIGABYTE’s pro esports brand – AORUS brings mechanical keyboards into play and is dedicated to making laptops more compact than ever while being a pleasure to touch and use. With half the weight and half the thickness, GIGABYTE redefines what it means to be a gaming laptop!
Previous efforts in building a compact laptop have mainly revolved around implementing membrane keyboards. This has resulted in unideal keyboard feedback and failure rates that gamers who value the gaming experience despise. Some even purchase separate mechanical keyboards and forgo laptop keyboards altogether. As a professional manufacturer that pays attention to detail, GIGABYTE set out to find a solution. By partnering with world-renowned Japanese mechanical switches provider – OMRON, GIGABYTE launched the AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G, and AORUS 15G pro gaming laptops on 2nd April, 2020.
Featuring 1.6mm actuation point and sensational tactile feel, the register speed of AORUS laptop keyboards are 20% faster compared to those of normal laptop keyboards, giving users a crucial in-game advantage. With the AORUS 15G weighing in at 2.2 kg and only 2.5 cm thick, it is 51% lighter than other laptops carrying mechanical keyboards and is 50% thinner. As the world’s lightest and most compact mechanical keyboard laptop, the AORUS 15G aims to be a true professional and portable gaming laptop.
Why are the current mechanical keyboard laptops pricey and not commonly seen on the market? Aside from its expensive price, mechanical keyboards utilize independent mechanical parts in order to maintain tactile feel and accelerate signal transmission. Blue and brown switch keyboards adopt a key height of 3mm to 4mm, and provide feedback that membrane keyboards with the key height of only 2mm will never be able to match.
That is why mechanical keyboards are relatively thick and heavy, weighing around 1.5 kg, and this is another reason why laptop manufacturers are reluctant to produce mechanical keyboard laptops. It was not until 2015 that manufacturers started producing mechanical keyboard laptops. The result was a 4.56 kg, 5mm thick laptop that cost a fortune. There was a lack of progress in the thickness and weight of mechanical keyboard laptop development until GIGABYTE launched its AORUS 15G.
The all-new AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G are light and compact, yet does not make compromises when it comes to performance. Equipped with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 CPU, NVIDIA® RTX 2080 SUPER™, 240Hz refresh rate display, international tournament standard display specifications, and GIGABYTE’s exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity cooling technology, AORUS lets gamers experience gaming in the highest graphic settings. With over 8 hours of battery life and a complete set of I/O ports, AORUS laptops are prized by even top tier esports teams – G2 Esports. AORUS has set new standards for high-end gaming laptops.
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