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    Reviews - Aorus X3 Plus

    3.6GHz Intel Haswell and GeForce GTX 870M in a 13.9in gaming laptop.
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    Re: Reviews - Aorus X3 Plus

    I suspect I'd be playing games at 1600x900 for perfect scaling instead of worrying about 1080p - surely 900p gaming is excellent on a display that size?

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    That is quite an impressive package. Great that you found win8.1 scales fine - previous display reviews have highlighted DPI issues on 4k, for example with Chrome browser and Steam. Has win 8.1 fixed things?

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    Re: Reviews - Aorus X3 Plus

    no touch screen is a bonus IMO!

    Any comments on screen performance, colour gamut, range, contrast, viewing angles etc?

    According to their tech support the IGZO screen is VA, so not IPS, but better than TN. Be interesting to hear more details about how it performs. How does it compare to Macbook Pro for example?

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    Re: Reviews - Aorus X3 Plus

    For a gaming laptop, aesthetically its not to blingy or Toys R Us.
    Four and a half hour battery life seems reasonable to me for the components. Probably get nigh on double that in general useage.

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    Much rather it had a decent AMD card in it. Getting rather fed up with all the "gaming" laptops being Nvidia driven. I'd rather not have a paperweight in a year cos it cooks itself like my 8600m did.

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    Re: Reviews - Aorus X3 Plus

    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    Much rather it had a decent AMD card in it. Getting rather fed up with all the "gaming" laptops being Nvidia driven. I'd rather not have a paperweight in a year cos it cooks itself like my 8600m did.
    Dude, that was 7 years ago and happened on only one chip, let it go. There's a reason you won't find so many AMD chips in gaming laptops, their low end is low enough to not be called a gaming laptop, and their high end doesn't beat nvidia's high end. (880M for instance has about 25% higher performance than the R9 M290X without drawing more power)

    Combine that with graphics switching technology which last time I checked (about the time of the nvidia 600 series so it might have changed) was perfect or near perfect for nvidia, and for AMD caused enough problems to warrant turning it off, it becomes fairly clear why nvidia is most common in gaming laptops.

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    Now just need to rob a bank...or win the lottery

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