Aorus 17G YD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
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.
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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
This company was founded as a subsidiary of Gigabyte in Tawain in 2014. The logo is a falcon head, since the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. According to employees, the first letter of HORUS was changed to "A" to represent the brand as "A team". Aorus primarily produces gaming laptops as well as computer accessories.
Since the market shares are still low, there are also few reviews. However, the products achieve relatively good ratings (as of 2016).
82.75%: 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.
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