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Aorus X7 Pro

Specifications

Aorus X7 Pro
Aorus X7 Pro (X7 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4870HQ 4 x 2.5 - 3.7 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI - 2x 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 344.48
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-14200 (1866 MHz), 2 of 4 Slots filled max. 32 GB
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics B173HW01 V5 (AUO159D), TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
2x Lite-On LMT-256L9M (RAID 0) , 512 GB 
, | slots: 3x mSATA & 1x 2.5"
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone (S/PDIF), microphone, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: ambient light, surround port (HDMI)
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 428 x 305 ( = 0.91 x 16.85 x 12.01 in)
Battery
73 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.0 megapixels
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers + 2 subwoofers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 200 watts; polishing cloth, Adobe Reader XI, Killer Network Manager, Microsoft Office 365 trial, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Windows Essentials 2012, various manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.08 kg ( = 108.64 oz / 6.79 pounds), Power Supply: 840 g ( = 29.63 oz / 1.85 pounds)
Price
2540 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.85% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 96%, features: 82%, display: 82% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 58%

Reviews for the Aorus X7 Pro

82% Aorus X7 Pro Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Performance at all costs. Aorus is one of the first manufacturers to fuse two GeForce GTX 970M cards to an SLI array. Both the performance and the waste heat are correspondingly high. Can the slim 17-inch chassis deal with this load?
90% Aorus X7 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
The Aorus X7 Pro easily stands out of the crowd of oversized gaming laptops as a much thinner and lighter machine. These rigs are often called desktop replacements not only for their size but also the amount of performance they can deliver. Recently, though, laptops have been getting thinner from Ultrabooks to workstations to gaming laptops - now, a 17.3-inch laptop has joined the trend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Aorus X7 Pro-Sync
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Aorus X7 Sync-Pro is close to being the ultimate portable gaming laptop. The incredibly slim notebook offers two Nvidia GeForce 970M GPUs that deliver a graphical punch that surpasses notebooks equipped with a single 980M GPU. You'll get blisteringly fast speeds, thanks to the pair of SSDs in RAID 0, and solid performance from the 4th-generation Intel CPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% a High-Power Laptop for Epic Gaming
Source: Digital Versus English
The X7 Pro is Aorus' latest gaming 'powerhouse'. It has a larger screen than the X3 Plus and a beefier configuration than the X7. If you can afford it, and if a noisy fan and overheating don't bother you, then the Aorus X7 Pro will give you high-power performance and allow you to play just about any game with the settings on max.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Gigabyte Aorus X7 Pro laptop review
Source: Gadgets Now English
If you're after a larger than life desktop replacement laptop that can fire through all of your favourite games without breaking a sweat, Gigabyte's Aorus X7 Pro is well worth a look - just be prepared to give up plenty of desk space and dig deep into your wallet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Aorus X7 Pro
Source: PC Mag English
The Aorus X7 Pro is a stellar performer on the benchmark tests, there is no doubt of that. However, quality issues with its ergonomics, audio, and video keep it from a much higher score. Given that you're paying close to $2,600 for this laptop, you expect a great screen, keyboard, and touchpad to go along with the performance, and these are sorely lacking. The fan noise is inexcusable as well, kicking up to uncomfortable levels even in normal use and practically unbearable when gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Aorus X7 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
For the most part, the X7 Pro succeeds but stumbles hard while doing so. Thanks to the Nvidia dual 970M setup, this machine easily outpaces Alienware 18 I reviewed last July, a massive gaming laptop that costs nearly double the amount and is also twice as thick compared to Aorus' thin mobile gaming offering. Even the similarly priced MSI GT72 Dominator falls well short of the X7 Pro even with a Nvidia 980, the best mobile GPU on the market currently.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines
Source: Tech Advisor English
With the help of nVidia's recent push to make powerful mobile graphics processors that consume less energy, the Aorus X7 Pro now turns in gaming performance once only available to desktop machines. Just make sure you pack some sound-deadening headphones to block out the white noise of high-speed fans required to keep this slim chassis cool. If you can deal with the noise you'll be able to enjoy incomparable mobile gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
84% Aorus X7 Pro Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Aorus X7 Pro offers top of the line performance in an unbelievably thin form factor. The slim design looks fantastic and moving to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M is a huge performance boost. But attempting to have the best of both worlds comes at a cost. The chassis is nowhere near as durable as its thicker counterparts. The thin design is also likely contributing to thermal issues as the constant hum of the fan can be loud enough to disrupt the user and break the feeling of immersion when playing games. The device is often hot enough to the point where it can’t be used as a “laptop.”
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Aorus X7 Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English
None of these industrial-strength gamers is designed to make more than the briefest trip away from a wall socket. In our strenuous video rundown test (playing a movie loop with brightness at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent), the Aorus outlasted the hapless Origin, but don't expect to get through more than a few cutscenes without running out of juice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Aorus X7 Pro v3 review: Powerful but is it worth it?
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The Aorus X7 v3 doesn’t quite live up to the portability it promises when it comes to battery life, but it does still pack a huge amount of performance into a decidedly slim chassis, particularly where 3D graphics are concerned. The screen is an improvement on the first model, too, and there’s a reasonable quantity of super-fast storage. Even the sub-£2,000 price isn’t outrageous, considering the specification. If you’re after a fast, stylish entertainment notebook, the Aorus X7 v3 is an enticing bit of kit.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Aorus X7 Pro
Source: Hexus English
Aorus is determined to extend the life of its X7 chassis, and with good reason - this remains one of the trendiest 17.3in gaming laptops around. With the introduction of the third-generation X7 Pro, Aorus's familiar-looking machine ups the ante with an improved IPS display, a Core i7-4870HQ processor and, not one, but two GeForce GTX GTX 970M GPUs
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2014

Foreign Reviews

17,3'' Gaming-Laptop mit Core i7 & GeForce GTX 970M SLI
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2014
Aorus X7 Pro mit GTX 970M-SLI
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2014
60% Test : Aorus X7 Pro, un PC portable gamer avec SLI, cher et trop bruyant [MàJ]
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Test : Aorus X7 Pro, un PC portable gamer trop cher, trop bruyant et instable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%

Comment

Model: The Aorus X7 Pro is Gigabyte's thinnest gaming laptop. The 17.3 inch device with a height of 0.9 inch (2.29 cm) and a weight of only 6.6 pounds (2.99 kg) houses incredibly high-end specifications. It runs on an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with a Turbo clock of up to 3.7 GHz and 8 GB DDR3L RAM. Additionally, it uses an NVIDIA GTX 970M with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM and an integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics for graphics. The X7 Pro has a matte 17 inch display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a built-in 512 GB SATA SSD, which is more than enough to store most of the current games available in the market.

The X7 Pro features three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a mini-Displayport, an SD card reader, and a standard 3.5 mm microphone and headphone jack (separate). For connectivity, it comes with a standard 11ac WiFi card with a Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, the gaming laptop sports a 1 MP HD front camera and a keyboard with numpad with color customizable backlight. In addition, it features a 3-cell battery, which delivers a rather short battery life of up to 3 hours of continuous usage.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 970M graphics cards in SLI combination.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.  


4870HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

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.


3.08 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Aorus:

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. 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).


75.85%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Aorus X7 Pro v5
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 6820HK
Aorus X7 Pro Sync
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 5850HQ

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Aorus 15P WB
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.07 kg
Aorus 7 KB
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 17.30", 2.465 kg
Aorus 17X YB-9DE2152MP
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, Comet Lake i9-10980HK, 17.30", 3.75 kg
Aorus 7 KB-7DE1130SH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 17.30", 2.5 kg
Aorus 17X YB-9UK2452MP
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i9-10980HK, 17.30", 3.75 kg
Aorus 5 SB-7US1130SH
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.257 kg
Aorus 5 KB-7US1130SH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Aorus 15G WB-8DE2130MD
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10875H, 17.30", 2.73 kg
Aorus 17-YA-9DE2452SH
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, Coffee Lake i9-9980HK, 17.30", 3.75 kg
Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-9750H, 15.60", 2.127 kg
Aorus 15-XA-F74CDW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-9750H, 15.60", 2.4 kg
Aorus 15 W9
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-8750H, 15.60", 2.214 kg
Aorus 15 X9
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-8750H, 15.60", 2.4 kg
Aorus X7 DT v8
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-8850H, 17.30", 3.374 kg
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-8850H, 15.60", 2.65 kg
Aorus X9 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HQ, 17.30", 3.6 kg
Aorus X9 DT
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Coffee Lake i9-8950HK, 17.30", 3.66 kg
Aorus X7 DT v7
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 17.30", 3.2 kg
Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3D
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Aorus X9
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 17.30", 3.634 kg
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 17.30", 3.4 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, Kaby Lake i7-7820HK, 13.90", 1.8 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v6
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, Core i7 6820HK, 13.90", 1.8 kg
Aorus X7 DT v6
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Core i7 6820HK, 17.30", 3.25 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-10-29)