Hands-On with Gigabyte’s Aorus Camouflaged Gaming Notebooks

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Aorus brings true MultiCam camouflage to notebooks.

Gigabyte, a leading manufacturer of PC gaming hardware, has been busy upgrading its high-end Aorus series gaming notebook with water-transferred camouflage patterns. Check out our hands-on look.

For those who aren’t familiar with the brand, Aorus is Gigabyte’s high-end notebook line. These notebooks reside above Gigabyte’s already-formidable gaming notebooks, such as the 17.3-inch P57W. Aorus notebooks are designed to pack a maximum amount of power, yet be as thin and light as possible.

MultiCam Camouflage

Although its notebooks traditionally come wrapped in an all-black chassis, Gigabyte now offers the Aorus notebooks with camouflage patterns. Notebooks available with the camouflage include the 13.9-inch X3 Plus, 15.6-inch X5, and 17.3-inch X7 Pro. The camouflage isn’t just for aesthetics; it’s a registered pattern called MultiCam and this pattern is used by 26 armies around the world. This design isn’t a typical paint or wrap application either; Gigabyte applies MultiCam using a water-transfer pattern, a precision process that allows for extra attention to detail. Even the inside of the cooling vents and the speaker grilles have the pattern. Furthermore, each MultiCam camouflaged Aorus notebook is unique, as no two have the exact same pattern. Take a look at the following video to understand how the water transfer process works.

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NotebookReview visited Gigabyte’s headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan for a hands-on look. The MultiCam finish is of exceptionally high quality, with excellent resolution. It has a smooth feel, and an almost-3D appearance. The fact that the pattern is applied to every surface, including the bottom, is hard to appreciate in a picture.

The MultiCam camouflaged Aorus notebooks are limited editions, with just 300 total units for each model. Each model is marked with its production number on the bottom of the chassis.

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Pricing and Availability

The Aorus MultiCam notebooks are available now, exclusively on Newegg. The pricing and specs are as follows:

 

Aorus X3 Plus

Aorus X5 Pro

Aorus X7 Pro

Screen

13.9-inch QHD+ IPS

15.6-inch 4K IPS

17.3-inch FHD IPS

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz)

Intel Core i7-6820HK (2.70GHz)

Graphics

Nvidia GTX 970M 6GB

Nvidia GTX 980M 8GB

Nvidia GTX 970M SLI (3GB x2)

RAM

32GB DDR4

Storage

1TB SSD

512GB SSD/1TB HDD

Weight

3.97 lbs.

5.51 lbs.

7.06 lbs.

Price (MultiCam)

$2,699

$2,599

$2,999

 

Stay tuned for our review of the MultiCam-equipped Aorus X5 Pro!

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