Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,709
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,073 times in 719 posts

    Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    Aorus 17X, Aorus 17G, and Aorus 15G pro gaming laptops feature Omron keys switches.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    Linus also released a video today with this laptop (although it was focusing on the new NVIDIA Super MAX Q graphics) and he does briefly touch on the mechanical keyboard. Link here, timecoded to the part about the keyboard: https://youtu.be/v07whIRP9zw?t=459

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,385
    Thanks
    181
    Thanked
    304 times in 221 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    Quote Originally Posted by huggi View Post
    Linus also released a video today with this laptop (although it was focusing on the new NVIDIA Super MAX Q graphics) and he does briefly touch on the mechanical keyboard. Link here, timecoded to the part about the keyboard: https://youtu.be/v07whIRP9zw?t=459
    Watched that earlier and tbh, it sounds like Gigabyte have done a really good job with those keys. If I had cash burning a hole in my pocket, i'd love to try them out.

  4. #4
    Old Geezer
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Under a rusty bucket
    Posts
    539
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    42 times in 31 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    The key switches seem a bit short-lived compared to Cherry MX, 15,000,000 presses compared with 50,000,000 presses but, if pressed 10,000 times a day, they should still last over 41 years...

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    772
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    9 times in 9 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    so if we test one button 20million times, with a machine of sorts would there be an actual proof or is it just 8 out of 10?

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    186
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    A bit sick of the ever greater trend towards thinner and lighter on notebooks.
    There is always a compromise to achieve that.
    Always.
    If you want a desktop replacement or good gaming machine in a mobile form factor, then in my opinion it can only be done well if you give up some of the form factor.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    Quote Originally Posted by ByteMyAscii View Post
    A bit sick of the ever greater trend towards thinner and lighter on notebooks.
    There is always a compromise to achieve that.
    Always.
    If you want a desktop replacement or good gaming machine in a mobile form factor, then in my opinion it can only be done well if you give up some of the form factor.
    You Can still buy massively thick laptops.
    pcspecialist sells the 4.1cm/1.5in 17.3" OCTANE V with a full i9-9900k, full (I think) RTX 2080, two 3.5 drives and 2 m.2 drives. (upto 12TB SSD storage)

    I like this form factor and feel that each year the compromises get less.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    To be honest, it makes little sense to invest in a mechanical keyboard on a laptop. If you cared at all about ergonomics you wouldn't use the keyboard on the laptop. Unless the screen or the keyboard itself is detachable it's a pointless product to buy. Then again, the typical gamer isn't necessarily concerned about health issues... But still, you would have to notice that you can't play long sessions without pain at some point.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Taichung City
    Posts
    898
    Thanks
    281
    Thanked
    172 times in 121 posts
    • mtyson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4790T
      • Memory:
      • 12GB
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk 128GB SSD + Kingston 500GB SSD + NAS etc
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 430W
      • Case:
      • Zalman Z9 Plus
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC 31.5-inch VA QHD monitor
      • Internet:
      • 100MB Virgin fibre

    Re: Gigabyte puts laptop mechanical keyboards under the spotlight

    Gigabyte has emailed HEXUS to announce that the AORUS 15G and AORUS 17G are "now available in the UK". Check out places like Scan, OCUK, and Amazon UK. In late June the flagship AORUS 17X will become available too we are told.
    Given one day's notice at HEXUS.net. Now writing for Club386.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •