CES 2016: AORUS is name given to Gigabyte’s extreme level of hardware which spans across gaming laptops, peripherals, backpacks and more! The range often receives a great deal of critical acclaim and implements groundbreaking exclusives features such as the AORUS Fusion Keyboard, AORUS Audio, and Hardware Live Stream Engine.
Here we can see the X5, which is the world’s first gaming laptop with per-key backlighting. This makes it possible to add special effects, choose individual key illumination and create a custom setup. This level of flexibility is unbelievable and not what you would expect from a gaming laptop.
The software allows you to choose from a wide array of effects including breathing, fade on keypress and more. After using the software briefly, I can confidently say, it’s intuitive and has enough settings to create something which feels personal to your specific needs.
Another unique technology is entitled, Gameplay Now which acts as a video capture tool to stream or record footage without any impact on game performance. This works via an M.2 card from AverMedia and provides up to 30% extra frames-per-second while capturing gameplay. There’s also an overlay which outlines the frame-rate and CPU utilization.
The AORUS team also showcased the limited edition camouflage X5 design which looks spectacular. Notice how the vinyl cover extends into the speaker grill and doesn’t have any abnormalities in the finish. The rep at CES told me that they are gauging the popularity of the skin, and if the response is good, will make other lavish designs in the future.