Amazon now offers the first high-end gaming laptop with a fast Raptor Lake processor and the newest GPU architecture from NVIDIA. It appears that preorders for the new line of laptops will begin tomorrow, but Gigabyte has already listed their flagship AORUS 17X gaming laptop.
Raptor Lake silicon is used to create the Core i9-13900HX CPU that is included in this system. This is the unlocked 24-core CPU with a maximum boost frequency of 5.40 GHz. The HX series feature a higher default TDP of 55W, but its integrated graphics are less than their desktop versions.
However, this laptop does not require integrated graphics because it already has a GeForce RTX 40 GPU, specifically the RTX 4090. This is not just the greatest NVIDIA GPU for this generation of mobile GPUs, but as well as the full-fat version with a maximum TGP (Total Graphics Power) of 175W. AORUS 17X laptops are built with QHD (1440p) displays with a 240Hz refresh rate, despite the fact that the Amazon image indicates ‘FHD’.
The premium laptops from Gigabyte provide up to 64GB of RAM, but this model comes with 2x 16GB of DDR5 memory. Importantly, this memory is DDR5-5600, which is a substantial improvement over the prior series with 4800 MT/s modules.Notably, this laptop boasts a robust cooling solution with four fans and a vapour chamber with a full cover. The AORUS 17X is not a particularly portable laptop, weighing 2.8 kg. This weight does not include the laptop’s 330W power supply, which is added to the total.
Starting today, you can preorder the system for $3,899, but it won’t really arrive until February 8—Intel’s official launch date for its 13th-generation HX/RTX 40 gaming laptops.