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The 2018 edition of Gigabyte’s Aorus X9 DT is a mixed bag.



Coffee Lake on speed. Gigabyte's Aorus X9 DT is a 17-inch high-end notebook with top-of-the-line hardware and an overclockable processor that should run every game smoothly on its FHD display. Let us compare the desktop replacement to other GTX 1080 laptops - which one will prevail?

While the recently reviewed Aero 15X is aimed primarily at gamers who are frequently out and about, the much bigger and heavier Aorus X9 is definitely a stationary desktop-replacement. The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q has been replaced with Nvidia’s fastest Pascal GPU: a GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB of GDDR5X VRAM.

The CPU also differs from the Aero 15X. Intel’s Core i9-8950HK is currently the fastest available mobile CPU and much faster in some respects than the Core i7-8750H. Our review unit was also equipped with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM (2x 16 GB), two storage devices (1 TB SSD and a 1 TB HDD), and an FHD IPS display. In this particular configuration, this notebook currently sells for slightly below $4,000 plus tax in the United States.