SpecificationsNotebook: Aorus X7 (X7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI 2x 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 2000 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Aorus X7
Grab bag. A thin 17-inch chassis with a dual GPU solution: This is how the Taiwanese manufacturer imagines the perfect gaming notebook. We have a closer look at the exciting concept. Does the unusual hardware combination reveal any drawbacks?
Source: Computer Shopper
All in all, the Aorus X7 is an impressive piece of engineering even if you discount the SLI graphics (and the forthcoming upgrade from two GTX 765M to two GTX 860M chips that Aorus announced at Computex as this review was being written). There're the dual solid-state drives plus the hard drive. There's the maximum 32GB of memory and 802.11ac wireless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Good Gear Guide
First things first: the Aorus X7 Gaming laptop is simply stunning to look at. The Aorus X7 SLI is purpose-built for gaming, with more power and much less compromise than the competition. It has a chassis that's one of the slimmest in its class, yet manages to pack a heat dissipation system to support its high-end gaming hardware. It's a sure winner for gamers on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Looking for a mobile gaming rig is getting easier these days. The Aorus X7 weighs only at 6.6lbs (3kg), which is much lighter than the traditional 17-inch gaming laptops. But don't let the weight fool you, it's a powerhouse of a machine.
Sporting a 4th generation i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a pair of GTX 860M SLI graphics card; there won’t be any trouble running the most demanding games out in the market right now. All this in a frame that is less than an inch thick. You can choose to run single or dual graphics card depending on what you're doing. Single of course will save battery life and have a quieter fan running.
The screen is a fairly standard one, although it's FullHD, it doesn't actually increase the gaming experience and holds it back in terms of visual with all that power. It offers SSD and HDD storage, which lets Windows boot up fairly quick but slows down a little when it needs to fetch files from the HDD.
To top it all off, it comes with two speakers and two woofers. As you might expect, the battery life performance was poor. You can run roughly around two hours solely on battery power. Overall, it houses great hardware in a slim and light chassis.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 765M graphics cards in SLI combination.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
80.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.