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Aorus 17G: Mechanical keyboard meets great battery life

Aorus 17G
Aorus 17G
Gaming laptops with good battery life are rare. Notebooks with mechanical keyboards are even rarer. The Gigabyte Aorus 17G manages to merge both elements in a single chassis.

7.5 hours of Internet surfing at 50 % brightness: What a mobile business laptop can do, so can the Aorus 17G with its mighty 94-Wh battery. Most high-end gaming notebooks have to take their chances with less than 80 Wh. Buyers will also be treated with one of the most grandiose keyboards on the market. The mechanical switches from Omron are excellent and make the rest of the competition look old.

Both the performance and the build quality are on a very high level. The screen has a mediocre resolution of 1920x1080, but its refresh rate of 240 Hz is anything but. As a cherry on top, Gigabyte throws in an X-Rite Pantone certification, which ensures that the display reproduces colours accurately. 

There are no deal-breakers here. Minor minuses include the subpar web camera and the fan noise.

To learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of the Aorus 17G, read our full review.

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Florian Glaser, 2020-05-20 (Update: 2020-05-18)