Gigabyte updated its gaming and content creator laptops back on 2nd April, alongside many other ODMs. That was the date that Intel launched its latest 10th gen Intel Core i9/i7 H series 8-core mobile CPUs and Nvidia let loose its GeForce RTX 20-series Super GPUs for laptops. At the time Gigabyte mentioned in passing that its Aorus Extreme Pro Gaming Line would be the industry's lightest laptops to feature "true mechanical keyboards," thanks to its partnership with Omron. Today the computer and component maker is providing some more information about the "world's lightest mechanical keyboard notebooks" it has recently launched.
If you like to have a mechanical keyboard available for PC use when you go on your travels you might pack a compact TKL model in your suitcase, like I do. However there are more laptops now than ever which are benefitting from integrating mechanical keyboards into their compact forms. Gigabyte has just introduced its Aorus 17X, Aorus 17G, and Aorus 15G pro gaming laptops featuring a built-in Omron keyswitch infused input peripheral.
"Featuring 1.6mm actuation point and sensational tactile feel, the register speed of Aorus laptop keyboards are 20% faster compared to those of normal laptop keyboards, giving users a crucial in-game advantage," wrote Gigabyte on its news blog today. "With the Aorus 15G weighing in at 2.2 kg and only 2.5 cm thick, it is 51% lighter than other laptops carrying mechanical keyboards and is 50% thinner. As the world's lightest and most compact mechanical keyboard laptop, the Aorus 15G aims to be a true professional and portable gaming laptop."
If you are wondering about the linked news blog's headline of "Half the Thickness & Half the Weight," I am quite sure that Gigabyte is making reference to the MSI GT80 Titan SLI which HEXUS reviewed back in March 2015. This 456mm x 330mm x 49mm and 4.5kg machine utilised some very beefy hardware for the time as well as a SteelSeries designed keyboard using Cherry MX switches.
It would certainly be interesting to test out Gigabyte's new pro gaming laptop keyboards from Omron, however we haven't had one in yet. For related reading, please check out the recent HEXUS review of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR (2020). This was one of the laptops launched on 2nd April with the Intel/Nvidia updates applied but it isn't graced with the mechanical keyboard mentioned in the main story above. YouTuber Dave Lee had a look at the Gigabyte Aorus 15G last week, and you can see what he thinks about the laptop, and new keyboard in the video embedded below.
Keyboard discussion starts at 1min 48s