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Meet The Lightest and Thinnest Gaming Laptops in the World Today : Gigabyte Aorus X3 and Razer Blade

Powerhouse internal specifications and ultra-thin and light form factor rarely go together in gaming laptops -- but these two machines prove that it's possible to get beastly specs alongside a sleek and slim device profile.

Gigabyte Aorus X3, Lightest Gaming Laptop

With dimensions of 330(Width) x 263.5(Depth) x 22.9(Height) millimeters and weighing only 4.12 pounds or around 1.8 Kilograms, Gigabyte Aorus X3 is the lightest gaming laptop in the world as of today.

Gigabyte Aorus X3, Lightest Gaming Laptop

Available in two variants - the 13.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) version and 13.9-inch version with QHD and QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800 pixels) non-touchscreen display options, the Aorus X3 features Intel's Core i7-4710HQ processor with 2.5/3.5GHz (Base/Turbo) Hyper Threading, 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM (with a free slot for an additional 8GB stick) and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. For internal storage, users can choose between 256GB or 512GB SSDs configured in RAID 0. Supporting plus Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 802.11 ac connectivity, the Aorus X3 comes with macro keys lined up on the left side of the keyboard and is powered by 74Wh battery.

Razer Blade, Thinnest Gaming Laptop

Razer Blade from 2013, on the other hand, remains to be the thinnest laptop in the world today. It is heavier than Aorus X3 by 0.35 pounds but - with dimensions of 345 x 235 x 17.8 millimeters - it's thinner than Gigabyte's gaming machine by 5.1 millimeters.

Razer Blade, Thinnest Gaming Laptop

Flaunting a 14-inch QHD+ IGZO IPS capacitive touchscreen display and crafted from aluminum, Razer Blade is powered by Intel Core i7-4702HQ Quad Core Processor with Hyper Threading 2.2GHz/3.2GHz (Base/Turbo), 8GB onboard memory (DDR3L-1600MHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM and Optimus Technology, and a 70Wh battery pack. As for internal storage, users can choose between 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD (SATA M.2) and in terms of connectivity, while they will miss the ethernet port on the device, they can nonetheless enjoy WiFi 802.11 ac.

So how much are they, you ask? Well, they are flagship-level powerhouse laptops and they aren't cheap. Both the 13.3-inch and 13.9-inch variants of Gigabyte Aorus X3 start at $2,099 - that's Php 91,610 with current conversion and before taxes. Razer Blade, on the other hand, starts at $2,200 or roughly Php 96,000.

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