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Aorus 17G YD: Gigabyte only provides the GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with a 105-watt TGP

Aorus 17G YD in review: Loud gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard
Aorus 17G YD in review: Loud gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard
Gigabyte updates the Aorus 17G with the latest technology: A Tiger Lake processor, an Ampere GPU, PCI Express 4.0, and Thunderbolt 4. The laptop's highlight is still the compelling mechanical keyboard.
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The Aorus 17G YD is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop. Gigabyte packs the laptop's technology into a matte-black aluminum case with smooth surfaces. The very thin bezel around the display increases the device's appeal considerably.

The test device provided to us is powered by a Core i7-11800H processor (Tiger Lake) and a GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU (max TGP: 105 watts). This combination brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings can be selected here. In addition, resolutions beyond Full HD (an appropriate monitor would have to be connected for this) require a reduction of the quality level in some cases.

The hardware is supported by 32 GB of RAM (2x 16 GB, DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode). Expanding memory up to 64 GB is possible. The laptop is only equipped with a 512 GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) - not much for a gaming laptop. However, this can be increased as well. A second M.2-2280 slot (NVMe or SATA) is available. RAID is not supported, though.

The mechanical keyboard (with RGB lighting) left a good impression overall and will be a key factor for many potential buyers. Users who have never used this kind of keyboard will have to get used to the typing experience.

The display (Full HD, IPS, 300 Hz) offers stable viewing angles, good contrast, a matte surface, fast response times, great color reproduction, and good color-space coverage (sRGB: 100%). The maximum brightness is a bit too low.

Further information and many benchmark results are available in our review of the Aorus 17G YD.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 820 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 411 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-06-27 (Update: 2021-06-27)