Quick Overview

  • 17.3" IPS UHD Screen

  • Intel® Kaby Lake i7-7820HK

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI VR Ready

  • Up to 64GB RAM

  • 512GB M.2 NVMe + 1TB HDD

  • TBA Hours / 8.14 lbs



X9 For the Chosen. AORUS X9 laptop viewed from the top with RGB lights shining.

Design X Power X Portable

Exotic yet functional in design and having the raw power to take on other top tier players. Furthermore, taking the title for the thinnest laptop that features true mechanical keyboard and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI graphics configuration. These are just some of the qualities that makes a machine worthy to own. The AORUS X9 is born.

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI GDDR5 8GB + 8GB. Brown Switches Mech Keyboard. Max Aluminum Exotic Design. Large Fan x4 Cooling.

Exotic Chassis Design | For the Chosen

Attractive, striking and out of the ordinary. The X9 design philosophy screams with exotic properties, taking cues from modern supercars and stealth fighter jets, the beautifully shaped aluminum expresses unique flowing motions, standing out from the crowd that are full of mundane designs. You have fought to victory and desire to be different. The X9 is designed to be an expression of your untamed characteristic, it is surely for the chosen.

Supercars. Fighter Jets. Falcon. Cut-out images of AORUS X9 laptop from various angles.

Maximum Aluminum X Feel and Sense the Quality

The X9 takes no compromises when it comes to the built material. You will find quality aluminum contractions throughout the X9 chassis, AORUS has gone through a tremendous amount of great engineering in order to create a chassis that is well built without sacrificing performance, opting for aluminum for areas that would normally be built with lower quality materials. Feel the difference.

AORUS HUD X Functional RGB Lighting

A one-of-a-kind central RGB HUD that is not just for show. Extra information such as the volume, battery indicator, CPU/GPU temperature and more, can be shown through the individual RGB strip that makes up the AORUS HUD. You can also set the HUD to sync with the surrounding RGB chassis lighting to create the all-around effect to your liking.

RGB FUSION SURROUND X The Heartbeat of a Beast

RGB lighting is normally found on keyboards. Now with the X9, we have surrounded the chassis with four RGB LED strips that has a multitude of lighting effects for you to choose from. Beyond the stealth of the X9, comes the option to light up the exterior for that extra eye-candy and make the X9 truly yours.

Intel Core i7. Performance increase 15% compared to 7700HQ. Chart showing i7 7820HK at 115% performance vs i7 7700HQ.

Intel® Core i7-7820HK | Overclockable Processor

With the latest “Kaby Lake” architecture, the 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 Processor outperforms its predecessor in every aspect. Added with HEVC10b and VP9 decoding for that extra 4K playback smoothness. AORUS further presents one click overclocking ability that increases your CPU speed of up to 15% over the Intel 7700HQ CPU. Experience seamless next generation gaming performance!

Storage x 3, Configuration up to 4TB. Chart showing disk performance PCI-E Gen.3 SSD 3400MB/s, 2.5 Gen.3 SSD 500MB/s, 2.5 Gen.s SSD 250 MB/s, 2.5 HDD RAID 185 MB/s.

Tri-Storage | Enjoy All the Games

Combining the near-zero access times and high transfer speeds of PCI-E Gen 3 NVMe SSDs with the bulk storage capacity of traditional mechanical hard drives is AORUS’ Tri-Storage technology. Capable of running not one, but two 1TB NVMe M.2 SSDs, with blazing transfer speeds of over 3000MB/s ensures your operating system, applications and games launch instantaneously, while bulk storage needs are taken care of by a 2TB HDD. With a total of 4TB storage at your reach, giving you the ultimate flexibility and performance.

DDR4 Slots x 4. Chart shows DDR4-2400 at 19.2GB/s vs DDR3-1600 at 12.8GB/s.

Quad DDR4 Slots | Expand Further

With 4 DDR4 slots, the X9 doesn’t leave you stranded in the future when time comes to fit more RAM, allowing for future upgrades up to 64GB of DDR4-2400, transferring at a speed of 17GB/s and producing less heat compared to the previous DDR3. Be ready for any RAM intensive games, anytime.

AORUS X9 laptop showing ports on one side. 4 Ports logo.

Quad Ports | Versatile Connectivity

The X9 has your back with Quad Port types — a combination of the latest, most useful and versatile ports out there. With Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Type-C, MiniDisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0, it’s hard to imagine a scenario that stumps the X9 when it comes to connectivity.

Thunderbolt Logo.

The Thunderbolt 3 comes with outstanding capabilities such as transfer speeds up to 40Gbps and connecting plug ‘n” play external graphics. The Thunderbolt 3 is the most powerful compact and versatile port to date.

SuperSpeed USB Logo.

Not only is it easier to connect, it’s fast. USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) has twice the throughput of USB 3.0, transferring 100GB video in as little as 80 seconds.

DisplayPort Logo

Up to 32.4Gbps bandwidth, supporting higher than 4K outputs and higher color applications than before.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Logo.

The incorporation of HDMI 2.0 brings screen resolution to the next level. Unlike HDMi 1.4 which only supports 8-bit color up to 30 frames per second, HDMI 2.0 supports up to 18 Gbps transfer. 4K resolution plus 12-bit color and up to 60Hz refresh rate lets you view videos, photos and play games in true high definition.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI GDDR5 8GB + 8GB. 3DMark 11 Chart shows GTX 1070 SLI scoring P24000+. NVIDIA GeForce GTX Logo.

World’s Thinnest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI Laptop

With two NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics in SLI, you get an astounding 4096 CUDA cores built around NVIDIA’s latest Pascal architecture, for truly extreme gaming performance. Comes with a beasty combination of 8GB+8GB GDDR5 memory, ensuring there are enough of VRAM to play the latest and greatest games at full 4K resolutions. Take all this power on-the-go in the world’s thinnest laptop with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 SLI.

The Ultimate PC Gaming Platform

Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX. GeForce GTX delivers the fastest performance, with the most advanced gaming technologies (NVIDIA GameWorks™) and the best gaming ecosystem (GeForce Experience™).

  • NVIDIA Ansel screenshots.

    NVIDIA® Ansel

    Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots and view in 360. Compose your screenshots from any position, adjust them with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats and share them in 360 degrees using your mobile phone, PC or VR headset.

  • HDR Ready screenshot.

    HDR Ready

    HDR Ready games and movies are rendered in rich, vibrant colors to deliver sharper and more realistic images.

  • VR Works simulated on human eye.

    VR Works

    Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headset — driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies. VR audio, physics and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

AORUS X9 laptop screen show difference on screen between Generic Display and 5ms 120Hz display. Chart shows increased frames from 120HZ display.

120Hz & 5ms 17” QHD Display | Fastest Gaming Display (optional)

The QHD display (2560×1440) provides the most immersive and accurate gaming experience running at 120Hz refresh rate, along with a 5ms response time providing a crisp, smooth & vivid picture, with amazing color accuracy. Enjoy the most fluid gameplay and achieve the highest FPS possible on an ultra-fast laptop display. With its crystal clear images, see clearer, act faster to dominate your favorite FPS or racing game.

4K UHD IPS X 100% Adobe Color Gamut. AORUS X9 laptop screen showing Full HD versus Ultra HD. Chart shows color gamut of Adobe RGB versus Generic Display. 4K Adobe RGB 100% Logo.

4K UHD IPS Display | Now with 100% Adobe RGB (optional)

AORUS steps up the game even further by adding 100% Adobe RGB color gamut to the already ultra-crisp 4K UHD IPS panel found on the X9. Experience uncompromised visuals with more colors than the traditional sRGB spectrum, for both work and play.

X-Rite Pantone. AORUS X9 laptop screen showing varying shades of Pantone blue.

X-Rite Pantone® Calibration | Experience True Colors

The complexity of in-game colors is what brings the game to life. Without proper color calibration, the intended colors are well hidden away. AORUS has teamed up with X-Rite Pantone® — a world-renowned authority on color and provider of leading color technologies — to provide accurate colors throughout the color spectrum. Each display on the laptop is fully calibrated through a professional calibration solution from X-Rite Panteon.® Experience vibrant yet accurate colors shown as intended by game developers. Gamers can now enjoy every gaming moment and also take advantage of the accurate color contrasts in order to distinguish between enemies from the environment.

*Calibration environment: Display brightness: 100%; System operation: Windows 10 Home Premium; Calibration device: Provided By X-Rite Pantone,® designed especially for AORUS.

3x External 4K Displays. 3 External displays displaying the same scene from the AORUS X9 laptop.

Multi External Display Support | Build Up Your War Room

Open up to more possibilities with the X9. With the introduction of a Thunderbolt 3 port, you can now connect up to a total of 3 external 4K displays. Watch a strategic gaming video while gaming, check and control your music without exiting the game or go all out immersive with NVIDIA® Surround. Do more and enjoy more, now made possible with the X9.

*Connect 3 external displays through the combination of HDMI, mini-DP and Thunderbolt 3 ports.

ESS Audio DAC 24 bit x 192 KHz. Shows waveforms of differing audio quality (192KHz most closely matches analog audio)

ESS SABRE Hi-Fi Audio DAC | Catering for Your Audio Needs

The X9 features a class leading DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) from industry leaders ESS. Featuring its patented HyperStream® architecture the DAC handles audio streams with bitrates up to 24 bits and sample rates of up to 192KHz, for that extra clear audio during any gameplay or media consumption. Furthermore, the X9 brings benefits such as higher digital signal-to-noise ratios, as well as higher pure output power — eliminating the need for an external headphone amplifier. Experience true audio with the ESS DAC.

Woofers x2, Speakers x2.

Quad Front Firing Audio | Direct Impact

With the X9, AORUS takes the portable stereo sound experience to the next level. While others go for 2.1 sound systems, with one subwoofer sharing the bass loads from two channels, AORUS covers the entire range for each channel, with a 2-way speaker architecture. On top of that, with most laptops having the speakers at the back of the laptop, the X9 has positioned the speakers and woofers to face the user for a direct sound experience.

Per Key RGB 16.7 million color. Cutout diagram of AORUS X9 mechanical switches. Full RGB backlit AORUS X9 keyboard.

True Laptop Mechanical Keyboard | World’s Thinnest Laptop with Mech Switches

Experience the joy of gaming on a true laptop mechanical keyboard in an unprecedentedly slim format or in a world’s thinnest laptop with true mech switches for that matter. The X9 offers specially designed Brown switches for performance and durability. On top of that, naturally featuring full per-key 16.7 million color RGB backlighting and a variety of lighting effects to choose from. The X9 is a true portable gaming laptop that has it all.

User Interface for AORUS Fusion lighting control.

AORUS Fusion | Next Level RGB Lighting Control and More

Each and every key can be customized to light up only the required keys for each application, allowing the user to instantly identify which keys to press. Gamers can go a step further and setup animated illumination effects like breathing, waves, ripples and much more. The Fusion app can combine audio, backlight and macro settings to profiles, and switch automatically between games or applications.

Taking the already powerful and customizable RGB fusion software found throughout the AORUS brand, AORUS has gone further and added extra functions just for the all-powerful X9. In conjunction with the multifunctional RGB Lightbar and surround RGB lighting. You will be able to control all the RGB lighting found throughout the X9, all through AORUS Fusion.

Transparent human hands simulating what it would take to physically recreate AORUS Fusion macros.

Every Key is a Macro Key

Craving macros? With the AORUS Fusion software, you can make any key or key combination into a macro, eliminating the need for dedicated keys. Cast spells or perform complex tasks with a single keypress.

AORUS x Recycling. Rice Husk Material, FPC Material.

Game in a Greener Environment

AORUS provide gamers with the ultimate in hardware and software performance. With such task at hand, AORUS has not forgotten about the environemtn that we all live in. AORUS has designed the packaging to be eco-friendly and fully decomposable, made by using rice husks, which gives off a natural scent. Join our cause and create a better environment that we can all enjoy while we game for the victory.

Technical Specification


Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Display: 17.3" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Anti-Glare Display
* X-Rite Pantone Certified Display
* Each display on the X9 has been calibrated and certified by a professional calibration solution from X-Rite Panetone
7th Generation Intel® Mobile Core i7-7820HK Kaby Lake Processor
Intel® HM175 Chipset
Hard Drive & Optical Drive
Standard Hard Drive:

Standard Optical Drive:

512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Upgradeable)
(2 M.2 NVME PCIe SSD slots, 1 HDD slot)

External Optical Drives Available
Graphics Controller: NVIDIA® GeForce® 1070 (SLI) 16GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Standard Memory:
Number of SODIMMS:
32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz Memory (Up to 64GB 2400MHz MAX)
Four 260 Pin SODIMM Sockets
Audio Features
Audio Features: 2 x 2W Speakers
1x Dual-Array Microphone
2 x 2W Woofers
ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC
Network / Communication: Killer Doubleshot Pro LAN
Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11ac, a/b/g/n) Bluetooth V4.1 + LE
Slots / Interface
Card Reader:

Input / Output Ports:
SD Card Reader (UHS-II)

1x Thunderbolt 3.0
1x USB 3.1 (Type C)
3x USB 3.0 (Type A)
1x Mini-DisplayPort 1.3
1x HDMI 2.0
1x 3.5mm Headphone Out (HiFi, SPDIF Out)
1x 3.5mm Mic-In
1x SD Card Reader (UHS-II, PCI-E)
1x DC-In
Power System
Battery: Li Polymer 94.24Wh
330W AC Adapter
Standard Cooling:
Optional Cooling:
Copper CPU Heatsink
IC Diamond Thermal Compound
Size & Weight
16.9" x 12.4" x 0.9-1.2" (W x D x H)
8.14 lbs with Battery
Keyboard / Point Device
Point Device:
Mechanical AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard with 16.7 million color per-key backlighting
Additional Features
Extra Features: Built-in HD Digital Video | Kensington® Lock Capability
Operating System
Standard OS: Windows® 10
(some custom drivers may be downloaded and not supplied with the system)


Manufacturer Warranty:

2 Year Global Warranty - Standard (More Info)

On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
1 Year Xotic PC Warranty provided on customized components
Additional Warranty Options Available
Return Policy & Warranty Terms and Conditions (More Info)


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