Aorus X7 v6
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Aorus X7 v6
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.
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: Unlocked Newegg
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
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Gameswelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2016
Source: Geeknetic 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
Source: Noticias 3D 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
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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: 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.
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).
76.6%: 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.