Aorus X7 DT v6
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Reviews for the Aorus X7 DT v6
Boundless performance. Gigabyte has taken the design of their AORUS gaming notebook to the next level with the advent of the X7 DT v6. With class-leading GPU and CPU performance, speedy solid-state storage, and powerful networking and display options, can anything slow it down?
The AORUS X7 DT v6 sports a really distinctive, elegant design which exudes a premium feel. In particular, the neutral charcoal finish is splendid and combines rather nicely with the silver AORUS logo. The product’s remarkably slim frame is surprising when you consider the mammoth horsepower at your disposal. While the laptop isn’t the most portable option available today, it’s lighter than competing models opting for a similar form factor. For example, the MSI GT73VR weighs 3.9Kg while the AORUS X7 DT v6 is 3.2KG. Judging a product’s visual appeal is difficult because it depends on subjective taste. Saying that, I personally believe that the AORUS X7 DT v6 is one of the most attractive laptops ever devised.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Model: The Aorus X7 DT V6 is an hardcore gaming rig which outclassed its contemporaries. At first glance, it retains a sleek magnesium exterior with its silver logo emblazoned in front. Compared to other gaming laptops which are prominently angular with sharp edges, the X7 DT retains a smooth, polished finish. Its dimensions measure at 42.8 x 30.51 x 2.29 cm (16.85 x 12.01 x 0.90 inch) and it weighs 3.2 kg (7.06 pounds) with battery. It is fitted with a full sized backlit keyboard. One interesting feature of the keyboard is its spectrum of multicolour backlighting that can be programmed to respond to in-game prompts. Users can even set up animated illumination effects like breathing, waves, and ripples. Its touchpad is wide and responsive. It boasts a 17.3" (16:9) 120 Hz wide viewing angle, anti-glare matte-type LCD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and G-Sync technology displays incredibly sharp and clear visuals, a condition which is indispensable for gamers. Visuals rendered are sharp and crisp with remarkable clarity.
Aorus has indeed not compromised on the X7 DT’s specs. It is powered by the 6th Generation Intel Mobile Core i7-6820HQ Skylake processor with Intel HM170 Express chipset. This powerful CPU is coupled with the mind-blowing NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Pascal) and 8 GB of GDDR5X VRAM. Gamers are able to accelerate the CPU performance from 3.6 GHz to 4.0 GHz with just one click. It also runs on 32 GB RAM and features a 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 1TB 7200RPM hard drive). Running VR games on such specs is a given. The Killer DoubleShot Pro technology on the Wi-Fi antenna maximizes bandwidth to provide optimal online gaming speeds. Cooling this gaming powerhouse is no small feat as it is fitted with 6 heat pipes, 4 exhaust vents, 2 fans, along with Aorus' exclusive custom fan control, all of which contributes to its large footprint. To facilitate a full streaming solution, the TriDef SmartCam software is able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. The XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster maximize social media integration for real-time chats. The X7 DT is also equipped for blazing fast connectivity as it comes with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.1 (Type-C) port, 1 HDMI port, 1 RJ45 port and 1 Mini-Display port as well as an SD card slot. It comes with a sizeable 94.24 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery, which provides gamers with the much-needed juice for extensive gaming. While many might still question the existence of gaming laptops, for those who are interested, the choices will keep coming. Overall, this gaming rig is built to wipe out all its rivals and even its extortionate price will not leave this gaming machine any less desirable.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
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).
86.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.