Aorus 17G YD
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Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Aorus 17G YD
Gigabyte updates the 17G with the latest technology: A Tiger Lake processor, a GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU, PCI Express 4.0, and Thunderbolt 4. The Aorus 17G YD's highlight is still its good mechanical keyboard.
The alternate view is that most connectors should go at the rear and while we disagree, we are open to the point that this is a matter of personal taste. The keyboard and touch pad both work well. The controls feel right, they are precise and responsive and while they certainly click they don’t do it especially loudly. The problem for Gigabyte is that I expect things to be this way, so I consider an unsatisfactory keyboard to be a negative while a good keyboard is just how things ought to be. It is a similar story with the display which is nice and bright, has a good colour range and a seemingly infinite viewing angle with no hint of ghosting or other nastiness. In an ideal world the display would be 1440p however those panels seem to be very thin on the ground so it makes sense for this gaming laptop to pack a 1080p display instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The elite Aorus 17G gaming laptop packs a panoply of bleeding-edge tech, including an 11th Generation Core H-Series CPU, but its sheer graphics performance trails that of the Alienware m17 R4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% features: 88% display: 97% mobility: 68%
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2021
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good cooling system; slim size; thin frames; great connectivity; long battery life. Negative: The location of webcam; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Aorus is a brand of Gigabyte Technology, a Taiwanese company that specializes in manufacturing computer hardware and accessories. Aorus was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. The logo is a falcon head, as the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. The Aorus brand focuses on developing high-end gaming products such as gaming laptops, gaming monitors, gaming mice, keyboards and other accessories. Aorus products are designed to enhance the gaming experience. The brand also has a strong presence in the e-sports community and sponsors many professional e-sports teams and events.
82.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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