Gigabyte’s sub-brand AORUS has unveiled the world’s first gaming laptop with AI – the AORUS 17. Gigabyte has worked with Microsoft to make this possible using Microsoft Azure AI. But how will it help gamers? Well, according to the company, the AI will analyze the user’s data and patterns to determine the wattage settings for the CPU and GPU. This optimal wattage will supposedly improve gaming performance and keep the laptop relatively cool. We’ll have to test this to know if it actually makes a difference or if it’s just a gimmick.
The AORUS 17, even without the AI, is a beast of a machine. Fitted with an 8 core 16 thread Intel Core i9-9980HK, with up to 64GB RAM and either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070 or 2080, you’ll be able to make full use of the 240Hz display. It also comes with Intel’s 760 SSD, Intel-based Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi card as well as Thunderbolt 3. The audio game is also strong with the AORUS 17 as it packs an ESS Sabre Hi-Fi DAC supporting up to 24-bit/192kHz 16~600ohm mid to high-end headphones.
It uses Gigabyte’s new “Windforce Infinity” cooling technology which is supposed to increase the cooling efficiency by 37%! The 3ms gaming grade display goes almost edge to edge on the AORUS 17 because of which, sadly, the camera has been moved to the chin. The keyboard has customizable RGB lighting with more RGB on the body. All this, on paper at least, makes for an amazing piece of gaming hardware.
The Gigabyte AORUS 17 will hit the shelves next month.