GIGABYTE at CES 2019 took the lid of its ultra-secret AORUS monitor, which we covered earlier in January
. It's now confirmed to be built around a 27-inch 1440p IPS panel with the flaunted 10-bit color and 144 Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support (here's hoping NVIDIA's G-Sync will support it as well). It is certified with VESA's DisplayHDR 400 (peak brightness of 400 nits). There's RGB lighting throughout the carcass of the monitor, a 90º swivel, gaming features such as Aim Stabilizer, Black Equalizer and Super Resolution, and the AORUS monitor is expected to roll out around $599.
On to laptops, with GIGABYTE showcasing its Aero 15-X9 and Y-9 gaming laptops which will pack NVIDIA's RTX graphics inside (the X9 will offer an RTX 2070, while the Y9 will offer an RTX 2080). The Aero 15-Y9 will offer a 4K/60 Hz panel, but system configuration starts at 1080p/144 Hz for the Aero 15-X9. Other system specs include Intel's 8th Gen CPUs in the form of Intel's Core i7-8850H processor on the X9 and an i9 (appropriately) on the Y9, an Intel 760P SSD, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and Killer 1150 802.11ac WiFi. There's support for Microsoft's Azure AI, an opt-in cloud-based performance enhancing solution that analyzes your system's CPU, GPU, temperatures, keyboard and audio usage data for on-the-fly adjustments.