GIGABYTE has introduced its latest 17-inch gaming laptop, the Aorus 17 YE5. Updated for 2022 with Intel’s latest 12th generation mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics, the Aorus 17 YE5 boasts a new 360 Hz 1080p display, with support for the latest DDR5 memory, as well as thinner bezels for a sleeker but more powerful solution for games for players on the go.
With Intel announcing its latest Alder Lake-H series of mobile processors, many vendors have announced their latest series of gaming laptops during CES 2022. One of them is the GIGABYTE Aorus 17 YE5, with Intel Core i7-12700H 12-core (6P + 8E cores) processor, as well as NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile graphics with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, boosted clock speed of 1395 MHz and maximum graphics output power of 130 W. GIGABYTE also provides space for two DDR5- 4800 16 GB memory cards and space for two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, but the full configuration is likely to be region specific.
Updated for 2022 with a host of new design and feature features, the GIGABYTE Aorus 17 YE5 includes a 17.3-inch IPS screen with anti-glare coating, 72% NTSC color gamut and an incredibly fast 360 Hz refresh rate at 1920 x 1080p resolution. Due to the thinner bezels around the screen, GIGABYTE claims that the screen-to-body ratio is 90%, with 13% less footprint than last year’s model, and also manages to place an HD webcam on the top bezel. The Aorus 17 YE5 measures 398 x 254 x 270 mm (WxDxH) with a weight of 2.7 kg and includes a 99 Wh lithium polymer battery and a 240 W rechargeable adapter. GIGABYTE also claims that this is the first Microsoft Azure AI notebook in the world.
Looking at IO support, GIGABYTE includes one Thunderbolt 4 Type-C and two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A ports. There is a mini-DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 video output for pairing for external displays, with an unspecified Ethernet port and one 3.5mm audio port. The Aorus 17 YE5 also includes an Intel AX211 Wi-Fi 6E interface that has support for BT 5.2 devices.
At the time of writing, GIGABYTE did not specify when the Aorus 17 YE5 will be available for purchase or how much it could cost.
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