- Mobile gaming is all the rage of late, with everything from remote play to the Nintendo Switch, there has been a rise in the number of gamers on the go. For the PC fans among us this typically means digging deep in our pockets for the cash to spend on a serious gaming laptop. To to be on par with their big brother desktops this generally runs you a pretty penny.Gigabyte is hoping to even the playing field a bit with the introduction of their new AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box. For those unfamiliar with a the concept of a gaming box in layman’s terms you take a Thunderbolt 3 supported laptop or ultrabook and plug a Desktop sized GPU into it making it a semi mobile gaming experience. The advantages of this is that it removes the need for a gaming rig as well as a work laptop as well as giving you some serious gaming options while on the go.
The GTX comes with an overclocked GTX 1070 GPU, HDMI, DP and DL DVI-D outputs for multi monitor setups and several USB 3.0 ports for peripherals. The whole things back in a low profile case with customizable RGB lighting and a very convenient carrying case. Gigabyte has put together a slick looking, powerful package that would peak the interest of any PC gamer on the go.
Overall, Gigabyte is offering a complete external GPU solution and although not the first company to introduce the gaming box concept they are one of the few to offer a pre- installed overclocked GPU. At a price point of 599.99 according to www.laptopmag.com, it puts in at about 100.00 more than the competitor, but with an overclocked GTX 1070 pre installed, it’s a deal that’s hard to pass up. For more information check out the official site.