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Aorus X7 Series

Aorus X7 DT v8Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Core i7 4870HQ, Intel Core i7 5850HQ, Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 7820HK, Intel Core i7 8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.08kg, 3.2kg, 3.23kg, 3.24kg, 3.25kg, 3.264kg, 3.374kg, 3.4kg
Price: 2000, 2300, 2540, 2800, 3000, 3100, 3500 euro
Average Score: 78.55% - good
Average of 62 scores (from 94 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 96%, features: 76%, display: 77%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 61%

 

Aorus X7

Looking for a mobile gaming rig is getting easier these days. The Aorus X7 weighs only at 6.6lbs (3kg), which is much lighter than the traditional 17-inch gaming laptops. But don't let the weight fool you, it's a powerhouse of a machine.

Sporting a 4th generation i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a pair of GTX 860M SLI graphics card; there won’t be any trouble running the most demanding games out in the market right now. All this in a frame that is less than an inch thick. You can choose to run single or dual graphics card depending on what you're doing. Single of course will save battery life and have a quieter fan running.

The screen is a fairly standard one, although it's FullHD, it doesn't actually increase the gaming experience and holds it back in terms of visual with all that power. It offers SSD and HDD storage, which lets Windows boot up fairly quick but slows down a little when it needs to fetch files from the HDD.

To top it all off, it comes with two speakers and two woofers. As you might expect, the battery life performance was poor. You can run roughly around two hours solely on battery power. Overall, it houses great hardware in a slim and light chassis.

Specifications

Aorus X7Notebook: Aorus X7
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI 2x 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.25kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

81% Review Aorus X7 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Grab bag. A thin 17-inch chassis with a dual GPU solution: This is how the Taiwanese manufacturer imagines the perfect gaming notebook. We have a closer look at the exciting concept. Does the unusual hardware combination reveal any drawbacks?
70% Aorus X7
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Aorus X7 is an impressive piece of engineering even if you discount the SLI graphics (and the forthcoming upgrade from two GTX 765M to two GTX 860M chips that Aorus announced at Computex as this review was being written). There're the dual solid-state drives plus the hard drive. There's the maximum 32GB of memory and 802.11ac wireless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Aorus X7
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Aorus X7 is an impressive piece of engineering even if you discount the SLI graphics (and the forthcoming upgrade from two GTX 765M to two GTX 860M chips that Aorus announced at Computex as this review was being written). There're the dual solid-state drives plus the hard drive. There's the maximum 32GB of memory and 802.11ac wireless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Aorus X7 SLI
Source: Good Gear Guide English
First things first: the Aorus X7 Gaming laptop is simply stunning to look at. The Aorus X7 SLI is purpose-built for gaming, with more power and much less compromise than the competition. It has a chassis that's one of the slimmest in its class, yet manages to pack a heat dissipation system to support its high-end gaming hardware. It's a sure winner for gamers on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Aorus X7 SLI
Source: Good Gear Guide English
First things first: the Aorus X7 Gaming laptop is simply stunning to look at. The Aorus X7 SLI is purpose-built for gaming, with more power and much less compromise than the competition. It has a chassis that's one of the slimmest in its class, yet manages to pack a heat dissipation system to support its high-end gaming hardware. It's a sure winner for gamers on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Aorus X7 v2

The Aorus X7 is unique as a high-end gamer laptop with two Nvidia Geforce GTX 860M in SLI with 8 GB GDDR5 video memory. In addition, it comes with a Core i7-4710HQ and DDR3-1866 RAM (up to 32 GB). It is a large laptop, with a 17.3 inch LED display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. However, this large screen display does not correlate to color sharpness. The screen quality is disappointing with low contrast ratio and dim color temperature.

Two GPUs in a slim notebook means that even simple tasks like surfing will be accompanied by audible fan noise. The sound gets even louder during gaming, which this laptop is made for. In addition, the case is warm to the touch even while idle.

The Aorus X7 houses two sub-woofers and two tweeters. So, basses are good and it is certainly enjoyable to listen to gaming music. Battery life suffers from the powerful hardware. It only lasts a mere 2.5 hours without internet, and 1.5 hours with WiFi.

If high temperature, loud noise, short battery life, and mediocre display can be ignored, the Aorus X7 is actually fairly attractive in terms of aesthetics and hardware. It houses three mSATA-SSDs in RAID-0 (very powerful drives). The Gigabyte Aorus X7 is an impressive performer at only 2.3 cm thick and 3.24 kg.

Specifications

Aorus X7 v2Notebook: Aorus X7 v2
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI 2x 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.24kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links:  X7 v2 (Model)

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Average Score: 79.5% - good

Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

80% Aorus X7 v2 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Two are better than one. Although it has not been long since it appeared on the market, the successor is already available: Not even five months after our test, Aorus launched the next model of its slim high-end gamer, the X7. Instead of a pair of GTX 765M in SLI, now two GTX 860M graphics chips deliver a lot of gaming performance.
AORUS X7
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Aorus X7 isn’t perfect (we don’t like the noise or heat) and the second GPU may be wasted on some games, but it’s still one of the most desirable gaming laptops we’ve seen. If you’re not bothered about having a slim, attractive laptop and want to spend less, however, consider buying the Scan 3XS Graphite LG156. It also has great graphics performance and is powerful enough to use in place of a desktop computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2017
AORUS X7
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Aorus X7 isn’t perfect (we don’t like the noise or heat) and the second GPU may be wasted on some games, but it’s still one of the most desirable gaming laptops we’ve seen. If you’re not bothered about having a slim, attractive laptop and want to spend less, however, consider buying the Scan 3XS Graphite LG156. It also has great graphics performance and is powerful enough to use in place of a desktop computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2017
70% Aorus X7
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the Aorus X7 doesn't pave new ground in the field of portable gaming laptops, it isn't overshadowed by the competition, either. For $2,299, the X7 offers a Core i7 processor, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPUs, three SSDs in RAID 0 configuration, a gorgeous 1080p display and stellar audio. The fact that Aorus managed to cram these components into a chassis that measures less than an inch thick is nothing short of an engineering marvel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Aorus X7
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the Aorus X7 doesn't pave new ground in the field of portable gaming laptops, it isn't overshadowed by the competition, either. For $2,299, the X7 offers a Core i7 processor, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPUs, three SSDs in RAID 0 configuration, a gorgeous 1080p display and stellar audio. The fact that Aorus managed to cram these components into a chassis that measures less than an inch thick is nothing short of an engineering marvel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Aorus X7 V2 power laptop review: Every gamer's dream
Source: PC Advisor English
The Aorus X7 v2 is a sturdily made all-metal gaming laptop that keeps its waistline to around 1in, even if it still tips the scales beyond 3kg. With its dual-GPU setup it proved itself the fastest gaming laptop in the group, albeit with an unsurprising price premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Aorus X7 V2 power laptop review: Every gamer's dream
Source: PC Advisor English
The Aorus X7 v2 is a sturdily made all-metal gaming laptop that keeps its waistline to around 1in, even if it still tips the scales beyond 3kg. With its dual-GPU setup it proved itself the fastest gaming laptop in the group, albeit with an unsurprising price premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Aorus X7 v2
Source: Hexus English
Building on the foundations of the original X7, the v2 refresh takes the same sexy-looking and svelte 17.3in chassis and packs in some of today's highest-performing gaming components. Outfitted with a quad-core Intel Haswell processor, dual GeForce GTX 860M graphics, 16GB of memory and a trio of SSDs in RAID 0, the X7 v2 really is as fast as it sounds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Aorus X7 v2
Source: Hexus English
Building on the foundations of the original X7, the v2 refresh takes the same sexy-looking and svelte 17.3in chassis and packs in some of today's highest-performing gaming components. Outfitted with a quad-core Intel Haswell processor, dual GeForce GTX 860M graphics, 16GB of memory and a trio of SSDs in RAID 0, the X7 v2 really is as fast as it sounds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
80% Aorus X7 v2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Despite these flaws, the Aorus X7 is an amazing machine. It's also incredibly expensive. In terms of performance, it just about beats the cheaper Schenker XMG P504, which is only around £100 cheaper. The Aorus X7 v2 isn’t perfect (we don’t like the noise or heat), and the two GPUs may be wasted on some games, but it's still one of the most desirable gaming laptops we’ve ever seen. If you’re not bothered about having a slim, attractive laptop and want to save money, however, you should consider buying the Scan 3XS Graphite LG156. It has great graphics performance and is also powerful enough to use in place of a desktop computer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Aorus X7 v2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Despite these flaws, the Aorus X7 is an amazing machine. It's also incredibly expensive. In terms of performance, it just about beats the cheaper Schenker XMG P504, which is only around £100 cheaper. The Aorus X7 v2 isn’t perfect (we don’t like the noise or heat), and the two GPUs may be wasted on some games, but it's still one of the most desirable gaming laptops we’ve ever seen. If you’re not bothered about having a slim, attractive laptop and want to save money, however, you should consider buying the Scan 3XS Graphite LG156. It has great graphics performance and is also powerful enough to use in place of a desktop computer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Aorus X7v2 Review: Portability Meets Power
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The mix of high performance and portability make the Aorus X7v2 one of the most attractive slim gaming notebooks on the market. Equipped with SLI-enabled dual Nvidia GeForce 860M GPUs the laptop offers graphical performance on par with any laptop on the market. The device also features a lightning fast processors, ample RAM and storage options, and best of all it crams all of that into a manageable 6.6 pound frame.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
87% Aorus X7v2 Review: Portability Meets Power
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The mix of high performance and portability make the Aorus X7v2 one of the most attractive slim gaming notebooks on the market. Equipped with SLI-enabled dual Nvidia GeForce 860M GPUs the laptop offers graphical performance on par with any laptop on the market. The device also features a lightning fast processors, ample RAM and storage options, and best of all it crams all of that into a manageable 6.6 pound frame.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
70% Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Gigabyte deserves praise for making a laptop that’s consistently quick in a chassis that’s much slimmer and lighter than rivals, but the Aorus struggles to cope in some departments. It’s loud and hot, has poor battery life, and its keyboard and screen aren’t as good as others. At this price, the Alienware 17 is a better option, and the MSI GT70 is better if you want to spend a little less cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% emissions: 40%
70% Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Gigabyte deserves praise for making a laptop that’s consistently quick in a chassis that’s much slimmer and lighter than rivals, but the Aorus struggles to cope in some departments. It’s loud and hot, has poor battery life, and its keyboard and screen aren’t as good as others. At this price, the Alienware 17 is a better option, and the MSI GT70 is better if you want to spend a little less cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% emissions: 40%
80% Aorus X7 v2 gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When you need speed, the Aorus X7 v2 can deliver. It has dual GPUs, triple SSDs, a quad-core CPU, and it flies. It's super-slim considering all this good stuff is inside, but it is a wide unit that can be cumbersome to transport. Basically, put this unit on your wishlist if you're a gamer or enthusiast after a portable powerhouse. Just don't expect perfection from its input devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Aorus X7 v2 gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When you need speed, the Aorus X7 v2 can deliver. It has dual GPUs, triple SSDs, a quad-core CPU, and it flies. It's super-slim considering all this good stuff is inside, but it is a wide unit that can be cumbersome to transport. Basically, put this unit on your wishlist if you're a gamer or enthusiast after a portable powerhouse. Just don't expect perfection from its input devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Portable Aorus X7 V2 - GTX 860M
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good design; high quality finish; SLI performance; lightweight. Negative: Hot under load; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Portable Aorus X7 V2 - GTX 860M
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good design; high quality finish; SLI performance; lightweight. Negative: Hot under load; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014

 

Aorus X7 Pro

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.

Specifications

Aorus X7 ProNotebook: Aorus X7 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7 4870HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI 2x 3072 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.08kg
Price: 2540 euro
Links:  X7 Pro (Model)

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Average Score: 75.33% - good

Average of 24 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

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%
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% 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% 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: Gadget Show 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%
80% Gigabyte Aorus X7 Pro laptop review
Source: Gadget Show 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%
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%
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: PC 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%
80% Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines
Source: PC 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%
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%
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%
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
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
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
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%
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%
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%

 

Aorus X7 Pro Sync

Specifications

Aorus X7 Pro SyncNotebook: Aorus X7 Pro Sync
Processor: Intel Core i7 5850HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links:  X7 Pro Sync (Model)

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Aorus X7 Pro-Sync Review
Source: Kitguru English
Aorus X7 Pro-Sync looks great and delivers fine gaming performance however the cooling in this slender laptop is marginal at best. The result is that the cooling fans are horribly noisy. It doesn’t help that battery life is unimpressive but we can forgive that in a gaming laptop. The issue here is that Aorus has put the emphasis on making the X7 Pro-Sync very thin and this has impacted on the usability and performance. When you consider the high price of this laptop it is quite a problem. It is a crying shame that Aorus could have made the laptop a few millimeters thicker and the result would probably have turned out better for the paying customer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Aorus X7 Pro-Sync
Source: PC Authority English
There’s no denying Aorus’ latest gaming laptop is fast, but the fan noise really is a major issue. We can’t imagine gaming with such loud fans, hour after hour, is going to be a whole lot of fun, though a pair of active noise-cancelling headphones would go a long way to solving his issue. Perhaps Aorus should consider including a set in the box…
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Aorus X7 Pro Sync
Source: Bit-Tech English
The Aorus X7 Pro Sync is arguably suffering from a mild case of form over function. Its slim dimensions and reasonable weight given the extreme hardware inside means that it's actually a fairly portable unit. However, the slim chassis also inevitably gives way to excessive noise levels as the smaller fans need to ramp up to deal with the heat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 95%

 

Aorus X7 Pro v5

The super thin and lightweight Aorus X7 Pro V5 is considered the world's most powerful 17.3 inch laptop made for multi-purpose use and gaming. It is designed with an elegant frame and with an excellent aluminium chassis of less than 2.29 cm (0.9 inch). It is 58% slimmer and 26% lighter than similar laptops from other brands. It comes with Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro Edition, a 6th generation 2.7 GHz to 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphic cards, and two 256 GB Solid State Drives. Its 17.3" Full HD IPS screen is punchy, sharp and vibrant with good viewing angles and appropriate brightness, which makes outdoor use possible. It has 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and the keyboard is comfortable to use for long periods. The good thing about the keyboard is that it features a white backlight. The Aorus X7 Pro V5 does not have a DVD burner, but it comes with a SD card reader and the ports included are USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, a Mini-Display port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a VGA port and a LAN port along with a microphone jack, a headphone jack and a HD webcam. The laptop weights only 3.2 kg, which is very light for a 17.3 inch gaming laptop and its battery life is up to 3.7 hours as measured by PCMark 8 Conventional Battery Test.

Specifications

Aorus X7 Pro v5Notebook: Aorus X7 Pro v5
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI 2x 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.264kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81.6% Aorus X7 Pro v5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Performance artist. The fifth edition of Aorus' X7 is one of the strongest and yet slimmest gaming laptops on the market. Find out in our test report whether the manufacturer has this combination well under control or whether the cooling system is pushed to its limits.
100% A 4K gaming monster
Source: Expert Reviews English
With its super fast performance, excellent speakers and great keyboard, the Aorus X7 Pro v5 really does represent the very best in gaming laptops. Of course, there’s no getting away from the X7 Pro v5’s extortionately high price of £2,100, but when you put it side by side with the equally expensive Asus ROG G752VY, it’s immediately clear which laptop is better value for money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% A 4K gaming monster
Source: Expert Reviews English
With its super fast performance, excellent speakers and great keyboard, the Aorus X7 Pro v5 really does represent the very best in gaming laptops. Of course, there’s no getting away from the X7 Pro v5’s extortionately high price of £2,100, but when you put it side by side with the equally expensive Asus ROG G752VY, it’s immediately clear which laptop is better value for money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Aorus X7 Pro V5
Source: Bit-Tech English
With an above average screen, great performance and an excellent chassis, the X7 Pro V5 is a superb 17in laptop. It's not worth an upgrade over the older model, but for a desktop replacement and general gaming/multi-purpose machine it ticks all the boxes. Performance was a tad slow in some of our stock speed results, which can only put down to the way the CPU turbo is handled as temperatures were kept fairly cool at stock speeds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2016
Aorus X7 Pro V5
Source: Bit-Tech English
With an above average screen, great performance and an excellent chassis, the X7 Pro V5 is a superb 17in laptop. It's not worth an upgrade over the older model, but for a desktop replacement and general gaming/multi-purpose machine it ticks all the boxes. Performance was a tad slow in some of our stock speed results, which can only put down to the way the CPU turbo is handled as temperatures were kept fairly cool at stock speeds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2016

Foreign Reviews

Aorus X7 Pro v5 review: an SLI machine that sounds like a hovercraft but games like a pro
Source: PC Games German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2016
Aorus X7 Pro v5 review: an SLI machine that sounds like a hovercraft but games like a pro
Source: PC Games German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2016

 

Aorus X7 v6

The Aorus X7 v6 is a high-performance gaming laptop targeted to gamers who game on the go. The Aorus X7 is a series of gaming laptops by Gigabyte, which has grown the brand into a symbol for powerful gaming PCs. The v6 of the series is released just 7 months after its v5 predecessor. Instead of following the predecessor which uses two graphics cards in SLI, the X7 v6 relies on a single high-end GPU. This counters the weakness of two SLI graphic cards such as driver dependency and enormous power consumption. The laptop looks mostly sleek with a matte surface touchpad that has a blue Aorus logo on it and three mesh grilles below the hinges of the laptop to provide better air circulation. The matte touchpad is more precise and allows the user to slide their fingers easier compared to a glossy touchpad. Besides that, the chassis of the laptop is built from strong metal and feels quite solid for a slim gaming laptop. The laptop measures at 25 x 428 x 305 mm (0.98 x 16.85 x 12.01 in) and weighs at 3.23 kg (113.94 oz / 7.12 pounds).

Unlike the v5, the macro keys have been integrated into the main keyboard, which looks better and is easier to access. Besides that, the keyboard is an RGB Fusion keyboard with number pad featuring per key RGB backlighting in 16.8 million color variations. This is certainly a neat feature for gamers. Running on the more capable Intel Core i7-6820HK processor clocked at 2.7~3.6 GHz and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of dedicated RAM, it is certainly among the higher-end gaming laptops. As for the display, while most notebooks use IPS panels, the X7 v6 is only available with a anti-glare 17.3-inch TN panel with a QHD resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. It doesn't have the typical characteristics of an IPS display such as high contrast and rich colors. However, it has a good response time which is essential for gaming. Typical IPS panels require 20-30 ms to switch from black to white but the Aorus TN panel only requires 10 ms to do so.

The laptop has wireless modules made by Qualcomm Atheros built in with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 support. For audio, it has two 2W speakers and two woofers with AORUS Acoustic+ technology to deliver realistic and high-quality audio experience. A 2 MP webcam is also built in for convenience in video calling. Connection ports are also widely available with USB 3.0 and Type-C ports available. The Aorus x7 v6 is a very good choice for gamers who are looking for the ultimate gaming machine. However, it has several issues such as its less than perfect display and its high retail price.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Aorus X7 v6Notebook: Aorus X7 v6
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 3.23kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links:

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Average Score: 74.5% - average

Average of 8 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

85% Aorus X7 v6 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Soaring High. Gigabyte wants to join the ranks of Acer, Asus, Alienware, Clevo and MSI by producing high-end notebooks. The gaming expert has grown the Aorus brand into a symbol for powerful gaming PCs. We have looked at the X7 v6 and were impressed with what we found.
80% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Aorus X7 v6 offers a tantalizing mix of VR-ready power and portability for gamers looking for a larger gaming rig.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Aorus X7 v6 offers a tantalizing mix of VR-ready power and portability for gamers looking for a larger gaming rig.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Aorus X7 v6 makes a huge first impression with its great design and overclocked components, and there’s no denying its speed, or its high-quality speakers and touchpad. However, there’s also no denying the X7’s numerous faults. The tweaked components make the Aorus too loud and hot, and the screen is disappointing fora laptop at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Aorus X7 v6 makes a huge first impression with its great design and overclocked components, and there’s no denying its speed, or its high-quality speakers and touchpad. However, there’s also no denying the X7’s numerous faults. The tweaked components make the Aorus too loud and hot, and the screen is disappointing fora laptop at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
70% Aorus X7 v6 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Aorus looks great and the innovative overclocking options help it to perform really well. But the screen's underwhelming, and this machine is simply too hot and loud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
70% Aorus X7 v6 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Aorus looks great and the innovative overclocking options help it to perform really well. But the screen's underwhelming, and this machine is simply too hot and loud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Hands On: Aorus X7 V6 17.3" GTX 1070 Laptop
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
We had a blast with the Aorus X5V6 VR ready laptop, you can read and watch all about it here and here. We’ve been looking forward to the 17.3 inch X7V6 ever since, and we’re super excited to get our hands on it to see how it compares.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2016
Hands On: Aorus X7 V6 17.3" GTX 1070 Laptop
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
We had a blast with the Aorus X5V6 VR ready laptop, you can read and watch all about it here and here. We’ve been looking forward to the 17.3 inch X7V6 ever since, and we’re super excited to get our hands on it to see how it compares.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2016
70% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
More impressive still is its respectable, if somewhat loud, cooling system, which was more than up to the task of handling its factory-overclocked processor and graphics card. Thin gaming notebooks generally have cooling or fan noise issues, but the Aorus X7 v6 was a pleasant exception in our tests. We’re also huge fans of its per-key RGB LED backlit keyboard, which looks great and offers endless customization and fun.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Aorus X7 v6 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
More impressive still is its respectable, if somewhat loud, cooling system, which was more than up to the task of handling its factory-overclocked processor and graphics card. Thin gaming notebooks generally have cooling or fan noise issues, but the Aorus X7 v6 was a pleasant exception in our tests. We’re also huge fans of its per-key RGB LED backlit keyboard, which looks great and offers endless customization and fun.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Flaches Gaming-Notebook mit bockstarker Leistung
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2016
Flaches Gaming-Notebook mit bockstarker Leistung
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2016
Aorus X7 V6
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; large screen; high gaming performance; good built quality; nice display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
Aorus X7 V6
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; large screen; high gaming performance; good built quality; nice display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
Portátil Gaming Aorus X7 v6
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware; large screen; excellent display; slim size and lightweight. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2016
Portátil Gaming Aorus X7 v6
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware; large screen; excellent display; slim size and lightweight. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2016

 

Aorus X7 DT v6

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

Specifications

Notebook: Aorus X7 DT v6
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 3.25kg
Links:

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86.2% Aorus X7 DT v6 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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?
Gigabyte AORUS X7 DT v6 GTX 1080 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: eTeknix English
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
Gigabyte AORUS X7 DT v6 GTX 1080 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: eTeknix English
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

Foreign Reviews

Gaming-Notebook mit GTX 1080, 120 Hz und WQHD
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Gaming-Notebook mit GTX 1080, 120 Hz und WQHD
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Schlankes 17"-Gaming-Notebook im exklusiven Vorabtest
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Schlankes 17"-Gaming-Notebook im exklusiven Vorabtest
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016

 

Aorus X7 v7

It seemed like not long-ago Gigabyte released its Aorus branding to compete with the likes of Asus ROG or even Dell’s Alienware, While some might see it as another way for manufacturers to fragment and possibly overprice its already existing market the Aorus branding actually allowed Gigabyte to expand its market with a much more memorable brand. With that said what does the current Aorus X7 v7 have to offer? Matter of fact a slimmer high-performance device. Under the hood the Aorus X7 v7 sports an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor with 16 GB of memory, 1256GB of storage split between a 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD setup and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 graphics processor. Of course, all of this would be useless without a properly designed chassis. And 17-inches of it the Aorus X7 v7 has, at a glance users can see that Gigabyte has redesigned the chassis to be much more sleeker with mesh grilles below the left and right hinges which helps with airflow thus keeping its internals well ventilated. In terms of chassis material the Aorus X7 v7 is made out of brushed aluminium which allows the notebook to stay somewhat light for its class but still rigid enough to maintain its shape without flexing too much. Over to the IO section Gigabyte has revised its ports which now includes 2 USB type C gen 2 ports with one of them supporting Thunderbolt 3, a HDMI 2.0 port, 1 mini Display 1.3 port, 4 USB 3.1 Type A ports and your usual Ethernet and audio jacks. One thing to note here is while the SDcard reader isn’t something to hoot about it is actually one of the fastest of its kind.
Next on the checklist would be the display which has a native resolution of QHD, Gigabyte does offer an additional 4K panel option should the user so desire. Both offered panels does have a 120hz refresh rate with G-Sync support which is more than a welcomed bonus then again considering this is Gigabyte’s flagship Aorus. While the panels perform well in gaming, It doesn’t do so well in color reproduction with sRGB ratings of only 87% and AdobeRGB ratings of only 57% suffice to say if you are a content creating gamer you should look elsewhere. Overall gaming performance the Aorus X7 v7 is powerful enough to handle all current games smoothly and handles heat well without throttling, this may be attributed to its large size which in turn allows for a much more beefier cooling system. As for the audio department, the speakers remain quite loud but lacks bass which does decrease from audio punchiness. However, when it comes to highs and mids there wasn’t any noticeable deterioration of sound quality. This means audio quality is about above average. Naturally with a beast like this power consumption is going to be high this means battery life is going to take a beating with the Aorus X7 v7 scoring a mere 3 hours on Wi-Fi which is lower than the average but still higher than a desktop replacement notebook. Users should set their expectations accordingly when carrying this notebook around although at 17 inches you might be hard pressed to find a decently large bag to fit it. Final words being from the outside the Aorus X7 v7 seem similar to its predecessor but has some actual improvements although in terms of processor improvements they are about minor.

Specifications

Aorus X7 v7Notebook: Aorus X7 v7
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Links:

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85.4% Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Scrawny gaming powerhouse. The Aorus X7 v7 has plenty to offer. Besides a blazingly fast NVMe SSD, it also features more than decent gaming performance, a QHD display, upgradeability, and CPU/GPU overclocking capabilities.
Review: Aorus X7 v7
Source: Hexus English
Eager to swap your ageing desktop for a laptop with high-end gaming credentials? The Aorus X7 v7 ought to be on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Review: Aorus X7 v7
Source: Hexus English
Eager to swap your ageing desktop for a laptop with high-end gaming credentials? The Aorus X7 v7 ought to be on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2017

 

Aorus X7 DT v7

Specifications

Aorus X7 DT v7Notebook: Aorus X7 DT v7
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 3500 euro
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Aorus X7 DT v7 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Aorus x7 dt v7 – a gaming laptop with everything you could want on paper, but does that add up in the flesh?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Review Notebook Gaming: AORUS X7 DT v7
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Slim size; metal case; powerful processor; high gaming performance; nice display. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2018
Review Aorus X7 DT V7 – Laptop Gaming GTX 1080 yang Sensasional!?
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2018

 

Aorus X7 DT v8

Specifications

Aorus X7 DT v8Notebook: Aorus X7 DT v8
Processor: Intel Core i7 8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.374kg
Price: 3100 euro
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87.1% AORUS X7 DT v8 (i7-8850H, GTX 1080, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Lift-off. The current AORUS X7 DT is one of the fastest gaming laptops on the market. The new model, the X7 DT v8, packs an Intel Coffee Lake hexa-core processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU and a 144 Hz display. Find out in this review whether AORUS has done enough to put the X7 DT v8 at the pinnacle of gaming laptops.

Foreign Reviews

Review: Aorus X7 DT v8
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; large screen; powerful hardware; comfortable keyboard; nice connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2018
Review: Aorus X7 DT v8
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; large screen; powerful hardware; comfortable keyboard; nice connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2018
Review Aorus X7 DT V8
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2018
Review Aorus X7 DT V8
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2018
Le portable gamer Aorus X7 DT v8 avec i7-8850H et GTX 1080 en test
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; metal case; large screen. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2018
Le portable gamer Aorus X7 DT v8 avec i7-8850H et GTX 1080 en test
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; metal case; large screen. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2018

 

Comment

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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 765M graphics cards in SLI combination.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 860M graphics cards in SLI combination.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 970M graphics cards in SLI combination.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): 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.» 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.  

4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.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.5850HQ: Broadwell-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.8850H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.3 GHz (4.1 GHz with 4 cores, 4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg:

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

3.4 kg:


78.55%: 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 X9 DT
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK
Asus Strix GL702VI-BA036T
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus G703GI-E5013T
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 4.7 kg
MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-092TR
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.6 kg
Asus Chimera G703GI-E5042T
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.72 kg
Asus ROG Strix G703GI-E5026R
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 4.7 kg
HP Omen X 17-ap047tx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.87 kg
MSI GT75 8RG-086NL
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.6 kg
MSI GT75 8RG-008ES Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8850H, 4.6 kg
MSI GT75 Titan 8RG, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 4.56 kg
Alienware 17 R5, Core i9, GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.42 kg
Asus G703VI-E5010T
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.7 kg
MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-089
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.6 kg
Asus Chimera G703GI
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.72 kg
Asus CHIMERA G703VI-GB008T
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.7 kg
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4.564 kg
MSI GT75VR 7RF-046NE Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.56 kg
Asus G703VI-XH78K
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.4 kg
HP Omen X 17-ap007ng
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.85 kg
HP Omen X 17-ap002ng
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 0 kg
HP Omen X 17-ap002no
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.85 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-048
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.92 kg
Origin PC EON15-X9
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K, 15.6", 3.4 kg
MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-060XES
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 3 kg
MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.92 kg
Alienware 15 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 15.6", 3.49 kg
MSI GT63 8RG-018-Titan 4K
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Aorus 15-SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.127 kg
Aorus 15-XA-F74CDW
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-07- 8)