Who said you need a big hunking tower of a desktop PC in order to enjoy the wonders of virtual reality. We’ve already seen the growing emergence of backpack PCs for specifically that purpose, but what if you don’t want a dedicated VR computer shoved into a bag on your back? The award-winning AORUS X7 DT comes to the rescue! It’s a gaming laptop with true desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, fully VR-Ready certified by the good people at NVIDIA too.

It goes without saying that the AORUS X7 DT is a beast of a machine and it’ll handle just about anything you throw at it. Backing up the GTX 980 graphics is the latest Intel Core i7 Skylake CPU, 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, and a M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD, along with a 1TB HDD for your storage needs. When you’re not on a VR adventure, you can enjoy the G-SYNC enabled 17-inch IPS display and 30-key rollover anti-ghost keyboard with macro keys.

I imagine battery life can quickly become a concern with this 7-pound machine, but it is touted as the most portable high performance rig of its kind. They’re calling it a complete mobile VR solution, right out of the box. The AORUS X7 DT is listed with an MSRP of $2,799. The image gallery and full press release are embedded below with further details.

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The Award-Winning AORUS X7 DT Now Available for VR Enthusiasts

2016 Computex D&I Award x 2016 CES Innovation Award

Recognized and awarded for its innovation at the 2016 CES exhibition, AORUS unveiled the AORUS X7 DT; one of the few laptops to possess the true desktop GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 and is also VR-Ready certified by NVIDIA®. Now available for global distribution, enjoy desktop gaming performance in the slim AORUS X7 DT laptop form factor with the latest features: DDR4 memory, M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C along with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake CPU.

Virtual Reality Ready & Certified | The Next Evolution of Gaming

Claiming the title of thinnest and lightest VR-Ready laptop in the world, and the only laptop recipient of the “Gaming & Virtual Reality” category of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards, the AORUS X7 DT has been recognized as the complete “mobile VR solution”, compatible right out of the box. With the powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 GPU, paired with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake overclock CPU, the X7 DT fully supports the latest VR releases, as well as any and all Triple A titles. To top things off, for the 1st time ever AORUS exclusive software Command & Control allows you to overclock the CPU on your laptop with just one click.

Superior Mobility | Stunning Aesthetics

The X7 DT continues the AORUS tradition with its sleek, subtle style, with a matte black full-aluminum chassis, while also putting an emphasis on mobility, and straying away from performance. Being only 1 inch thin and 7 pounds (25.4mm/3.2kg), it is the most portable high performance 17-inch gaming laptop with a true desktop graphic. Along with improved temperatures with the Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake CPU and enhanced cooling design, it is no wonder the AORUS X7 DT has been awarded the 2016 Computex Design & Innovation Award.

Gamer-Centric Design | Features for Gaming

In addition to the superior performance of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 GPU and the latest Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake CPU the AORUS X7 DT includes premium gaming features. The X7 DT also comes with a 30-key-rollover anti-ghost keyboard and macro keys. Each X7 DT includes 1 year premium XSplit membership, giving access to both XSplit Broadcaster & Gamecaster, paired with the Hardware Live Stream Engine (optional), the X7 DT has the ability to stream and record games anyplace, anywhere without compromising system performance. With the 17.3” IPS NVIDIA® G-SYNC display the X7 DT delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. The innovative G-SYNC can synchronize display refresh rates to the GPU in your gaming laptop, eliminating screen tearing, and minimizing display stutter and input lag.

AORUS X7 DT Specifications for US Market

  • Overclock CPU: 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Skylake overclock processor
  • Desktop GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 GDDR5 8GB
  • IPS display with G-SYNC technology.
  • AORUS exclusive Hardware Live Stream Engine
  • 30-key-rollover anti-ghost keyboard with macro keys
  • M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD +1TB HDD / DDR4-2400 8GB x2
  • 94.24 Wh Battery

MSRP: $2,799

Learn more from the product page: http://www.aorus.com/Product/Features/X7%20DT/

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