AORUS Redefines What It Means To Be A Gaming Laptop

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There are lots of gaming laptops emerging in the market. The first generation of gaming laptops was big, thick, clunky, and have gaudy designs.

But in April of 2020, AORUS re-defines the concept of a gaming laptop. With the launch of the AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G, and AORUS 15G, they have created a new breed of pro gaming laptops that are more compact than ever. These new additions were designed to address several issues of professional games. Furthermore, it was created to provide them with the most ideal laptop for their gaming needs. 

To find out what professional players are looking for, AORUS teamed up with G2 e-sports. During meetings and conversations, the following requirements were deemed to be the most important factors a gaming laptop should have:

  • Portability
  • Mechanical Keyboard
  • High Refresh Rate Display
  • High Performance

AORUS listened and as a result, they have successfully created the best gears for professional players. 

Designed for Pro Gamers

To create the best gaming laptop, AORUS focused on the factors that every pro player is looking for. Now, let’s look into these factors more closely.


Size and portability have been a constant issue among gaming laptop enthusiasts. Most gaming laptops today can be either too small with weak specs or too big that’s just impossible to travel with. This is contrary to what players need most since they are now travelling more for tournaments. 

But with the newest offering from GIGABYTE, size and portability are no longer an issue. This is because the new AORUS line has half the weight and half the thickness, making them more compact now more than ever. 

The AORUS 15G weighs only 2.2 kg and is only 2.5 cm thick. It is 51% lighter and 50% thinner than other laptops equipped with mechanical keyboards. It is currently the world’s lightest and most compact mechanical keyboard laptop, making it the new standard for portable gaming laptops. 

It’s so great that Kenny S., a professional CS: GO player, G2 e-sport, said: “The AORUS 15G is the best travel companion I could wish for. It’s very light and thin, packs a lot of power, has a 240hz screen, and an amazing mechanical keyboard. Playing on the way is now easier than ever.”

Mechanical Keyboard

Every year, many manufacturers release laptops with faster CPUs and the latest graphic cards. However, there’s always one factor that most people fail to notice: the keyboard. Many players find themselves often disappointed about the feel of most gaming laptop keyboards. This is because the smaller the companies want their laptops to be, the higher their need to use membrane keyboards. 


As a result, most compact gaming laptops today have keyboards with poor feedback and high failure rates. They also don’t feel good to touch and use – which is a big issue if you’re a player. But with AORUS, this isn’t an issue. In addition to much slimmer and lighter chassis, AORUS puts OMRON mechanical keyboard into a gaming laptop. This kind of mechanical keyboard design can now be crammed into a relatively slim frame on AORUS 15G and 17G.

AORUS addressed this issue with the world-renowned mechanical switch innovator, Omron, who designed a keyboard that has a faster signal input and can provide an amazing tactile feel. With this, no pro gamer will need to purchase a separate mechanical keyboard to boost their performance again. 

The new AORUS gaming laptop features a keyboard with a 2.5 mm key travel and 1.6mm actuation point. On top of that, it has a 20% faster register speed compared to ordinary laptop keyboards. 

High Refresh Rate Display

Naturally, every gaming laptop should have a high refresh rate display that can reduce after images. This will ensure a better overall gaming experience for its users. To be specific, the new AORUS flagship models have a 240Hz high refresh rate. So it can effectively reduce input lag, stuttering, and tearing. 


With this new display standard, you won’t have to put up with ghosting and low system latency. Furthermore, you can expect the smoothest motion that can help you stay on your target.

High Performance

Much like what every professional gamer is looking for, the new line of AORUS gaming laptops is packed with power. They can play all the latest titles without overheating due to the latest WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System that’s equipped in each unit. This system has a cooling efficiency of up to 37%. This also allows the AORUS 17 to achieve 100% CPU and GPU outputs while remaining quiet and stable. 

Furthermore, these super machines are equipped with 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, NVIDIA RTX 20 series Super graphics, and 3x 4K display output. They also have a complete set of I/O ports and a surprisingly long battery life which can last over 8 hours. 

AORUS Pro Gaming Laptops Full Specs

CPU 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK (2.4GHz~5.3GHz)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H (2.3GHz~5.1GHz)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK (2.4GHz~5.3GHz)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H (2.3GHz~5.1GHz)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK (2.4GHz~5.3GHz)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H (2.3GHz~5.1GHz)

GPU Extreme NVIDIA RTX 2080/2070 Super, RTX 2070 Extreme RTX 2080/2070 Super Max-Q, RTX 2070, RTX 2060, GTX 1660Ti Extreme RTX 2080/2070 Super Max-Q, RTX 2070, RTX 2060, GTX 1660Ti
Display 17.3 in, 240 Hz, Full HD (1920 X 1080) 17.3 in, 240 Hz, Full HD (1920 X 1080) 15.6 in, Full HD (1920 X 1080), 240Hz Panel
HDD/SSD 1 x 2.5” HDD/2.5″ SSD slot

2 x M.2 SSD slots (Co-lay SATA & PCIe Gen3.0 M.2 SSD * 2 slot)​

2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe only)​ 2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe only)​
RAM 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 2 slots (Max 64GB)​ 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 2 slots (Max 64GB)​ 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 2 slots (Max 64GB)​
OS Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Battery 94Wh 94Wh 94Wh
Dimensions 396(W)x 293(D)x 38(H)mm 405(W) x 276(D) x 26(H) mm 14.0(W) x 9.84(D) x 0.98(H) mm
Weight 3.75 kg 2.7 kg 2.2 kg
Ports and connectivity HDMI 2.0, UHS-II Card Reader, DP 1.4, 2x DC-in Jack HDMI 2.0, UHS-II Card Reader, mini DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0, UHS-II Card Reader, mini DP 1.4
Features HD webcam, backlit keyboard, microphone, 2 x 2W speakers and 1 x 3W Subwoofer HD webcam, backlit keyboard, microphone, 2 X 2W speakers HD webcam, backlit keyboard, microphone, 2 X 2W speakers

AORUS: Setting the New Standards for High-End and Professional Gaming Laptops

If you are looking for the ultimate compact and high performing gaming laptop, the flagship models from the new AORUS series is a must-see. Any of them offers unmatched speed and performance added with a cool and subtle design. 

The AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G are thin and light, and ideal for enthusiastic gamers on the go. But if you’re looking for the best gear to take on the battlefield, the AORUS 17X is recommended for extreme professional gamers. Also, as proof of its excellence, this particular model was just given the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards along with the AORUS 15G and AORUS 17. 

Certainly, with these new releases, AORUS has set the bar higher for gaming laptops all over the world. You can go here for more information about the AORUS gaming laptop:

Interested in purchasing the AORUS 15G or AORUS 17G? Check them out at Scorptec here:

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