Hands on: Aorus X9 review


If the rule is three’s a charm, then the Aorus X9 proves mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops are officially in.

Not too long ago the dream of a mechanical keyboard seemed only possible by literally cramming a desktop keyboard into a notebook like the MSI GT83VR Titan and Acer Predator 21 X. However, machines like the Razer Blade Pro,Samsung Odyssey 17 and now the Aorus X9 are proving we can have a truly tactile typing experience on notebook.

Unveiled at CES 2017 as a concept, the Aorus X9 is a 17-inch laptop like theAorus X7 DT on steroids. Specs have yet to be finalized but Aorus tells us its highest-end system could rock an unlocked Intel Core i7 K-series processor and a new Nvidia chip running in SLI – so an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti or Titan X in all likelihood.

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