While the new Aero 14 (more on that soon) might be the highlight of the show for the notebook department at Gigabyte, its Aorus division didn’t come empty handed to Computex 2016 as well. These Aorus machines – the 17-inch X7 and 15-inch X5 – that were on display at the company’s private booth in Taipei 101 might looked like existing machines but they actually represent several new additions that will be implemented on future X7 and X5 laptops.
One of it is the brand’s new RGB Fusion Keyboard which offers individual multi-color backlighting on the laptop’s keyboard. According to Aorus, gamers are virtually presented with almost infinite amount of customizations as the RGB setup provides around 16.8 million color combinations for the keyboard which can be further enhanced with effects such as reactive wave and breathing.
This customization can be done through Aorus Fusion software which also allows gamers to remap keys, set shortcuts, and record macros for the keyboard. Meanwhile, the next generation X7 will also receive 120Hz display with 5ms response time which is designed to give the laptop better gaming experience.
As for other components within these next generation X7 and X5 gaming laptops, our contact at Aorus stated that they might continue to carry Intel Skylake processors. However, they will also feature next generation GeForce GTX mobile GPU which has yet to be announced by NVIDIA. Hence, it is not surprising that Aorus is not able to provide release date or pricing for the upcoming X7 and X5 gaming laptops at the moment as it has to wait for NVIDIA to officially announced the new GPU first.
In case you wondering, no, the X7 and X5 laptops that were on display at Computex 2016 are still running on existing GeForce GTX 900 series GPUs even though the units already have the new RGB Fusion Keyboard and 120Hz display. Guess it is going to take at least few more months before we see them again with new GeForce GTX GPUs then.