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Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martin Jungowski), 08/18/2017

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.

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The Aorus X7 v7 is the moderately updated successor to the already reviewed Aorus X7 v6. For example, the new model is now powered by a Kaby Lake processor, and its connectivity has been modified as well. Its competitors are the HP Omen 17, the Acer Predator 17 G9-793, and the Gigabyte P57X v7.

Given that the Aorus X7 v7 and v6 are mostly identical in construction, we will not be addressing the case, the input devices, and the speakers in this review. For information on these, please refer to our Aorus X7 v6 review.

Aorus X7 v7 (X7 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, 256-bit GDDR5, ForceWare 384.94, no Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400, dual-channel, four slots (two used)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 170 PPI, AU Optronics B173QTN01.4 (AUO1496), TN LED, G-Sync, 120 Hz, QHD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL, 256 GB 
, + HGST HTS721010A9E630 (1 TB, 7200 rpm)
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: microphone, headphone, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Brightness Sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 428 x 305 ( = 0.98 x 16.85 x 12.01 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: two speakers + two subwoofers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 W charger, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.4 kg ( = 119.93 oz / 7.5 pounds), Power Supply: 774 g ( = 27.3 oz / 1.71 pounds)

 

Size Comparison

The most obvious difference between the Aorus X7 v6 and the X7 v7 are its ports that differ in availability and arrangement. In addition to USB 3.1 Gen. 2 the X7 now also features Thunderbolt 3, and the number of USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A ports which have been increased from three to four.

right: SD card reader, USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (Type-C), Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz), Mini DisplayPort 1.3
right: SD card reader, USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (Type-C), Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0 ([email protected]60Hz), Mini DisplayPort 1.3
left: Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A), headphones, microphone
left: Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A), headphones, microphone
rear: power, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A)
rear: power, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-A)

SD Card Reader

The built-in SD card reader is one of the fastest of its kind. Tested with our usual 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II card it managed a transfer rate of 247 MB/s for large files, and 196 MB/s while copying 250 JPEG files (around 5 MB each). Thus, the new card reader is much faster than that in the Aorus X7 v6.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus X7 v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
196 MB/s ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79 MB/s ∼40% -60%
Gigabyte P57X v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.2 MB/s ∼40% -60%
Aorus X7 v6
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼40% -60%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼40% -60%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76 MB/s ∼39% -61%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.9 MB/s ∼13% -87%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus X7 v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
247 MB/s ∼100%
Gigabyte P57X v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
90.4 MB/s ∼37% -63%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
88 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Aorus X7 v6
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼35% -65%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼35% -65%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.1 MB/s ∼11% -89%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
702 MBit/s ∼100% +45%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
694 MBit/s ∼99% +43%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
681 MBit/s ∼97% +40%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
640 MBit/s ∼91% +32%
Aorus X7 v6
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
496 MBit/s ∼71% +2%
Aorus X7 v7
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
485 MBit/s ∼69%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
624 MBit/s ∼100% +25%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
563 MBit/s ∼90% +13%
Aorus X7 v6
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
554 MBit/s ∼89% +11%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
512 MBit/s ∼82% +3%
Aorus X7 v7
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
498 MBit/s ∼80%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
443 MBit/s ∼71% -11%

Display

subpixel geometry
subpixel geometry

The matte 17.3-inch display runs at a native QHD resolution of 2560x1440 with a 4K option (3840x2160) available as well. Our review unit’s panel was very bright (352 nits) but its contrast ratio of 647:1 was mediocre at best, and we would have expected at least 1000:1 considering the notebook’s price. At least we did not find any traces of PWM flickering.

The 120 Hz panel supports Nvidia’s G-Sync, which means that the GPU’s and the display’s frame rate are synchronized, resulting in a smoother gaming experience.

346
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 377 cd/m² Average: 352.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 375 cd/m²
Contrast: 647:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.06 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 5.68 | - Ø
87% sRGB (Argyll) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.3
Aorus X7 v7
AU Optronics B173QTN01.4 (AUO1496), 2560x1440, 17.3
Aorus X7 v6
B173QTN01.0 (AUO1096), 2560x1440, 17.3
HP Omen 17-an014ng
AUO149D, 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B), 3840x2160, 17.3
Asus G752VS-BA338T
AU Optronics B173HAN01.1 (AUO119D), 1920x1080, 17.3
Gigabyte P57X v7
SHP145E, 3840x2160, 17.3
MSI GS73VR 7RF
AU Optronics AUO109B, 3840x2160, 17.3
Response Times
-48%
-248%
-218%
-192%
-406%
-196%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
24 (14, 10)
31 (11, 20)
-29%
45.2 (20.8, 24.4)
-88%
50 (24.4, 25.6)
-108%
36 (18, 18)
-50%
55.6 (18.4, 37.2)
-132%
38 (19.6, 18.4)
-58%
Response Time Black / White *
6 (4, 2)
10 (3, 7)
-67%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
-407%
25.6 (11.2, 14.4)
-327%
26 (14.4, 11.6)
-333%
46.8 (10.4, 36.4)
-680%
26 (16, 10)
-333%
PWM Frequency
1000 (29)
Screen
-8%
22%
31%
9%
26%
19%
Brightness
353
312
-12%
309
-12%
328
-7%
300
-15%
408
16%
343
-3%
Brightness Distribution
85
80
-6%
88
4%
84
-1%
88
4%
86
1%
86
1%
Black Level *
0.58
0.5
14%
0.34
41%
0.29
50%
0.32
45%
0.44
24%
0.42
28%
Contrast
647
686
6%
924
43%
1183
83%
959
48%
1003
55%
884
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.06
7.33
-21%
3.19
47%
4.01
34%
5.53
9%
5.1
16%
4.5
26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.68
7.6
-34%
3.49
39%
4.7
17%
7
-23%
4.3
24%
3.1
45%
Gamma
2.3 104%
2.19 110%
2.34 103%
2.4 100%
2.48 97%
2.08 115%
2.17 111%
CCT
7998 81%
9024 72%
7261 90%
6451 101%
8103 80%
7345 88%
7120 91%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
55
-4%
60
5%
88
54%
58
2%
87
53%
61
7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
87
84
-3%
93
7%
100
15%
90
3%
100
15%
97
11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-28% / -16%
-113% / -32%
-94% / -19%
-92% / -31%
-190% / -61%
-89% / -24%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6285 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Out of the box, the display’s DeltaE color deviation was 6.06 (ideal: less than 3). In addition, the display suffered from a minor blue tint. Fortunately, the notebook comes with a pre-installed color profile that alleviates the situation noticeably. Once the “X-Rite Pantone” profile was activated, DeltaE deviation decreased to a value of 3, gray scales were much more balanced, and the aforementioned blue tint was all but gone. sRGB and AdobeRGB coverage were at 87% and 57%, respectively.

CalMAN: Grayscale (Native Color)
CalMAN: Grayscale (Native Color)
CalMAN: Grayscale (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Grayscale (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (Native Color)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (Native Color)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (Native Color)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (Native Color)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (X-Rite Pantone)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (X-Rite Pantone)
Aorus X7 v7 vs. sRGB (87%)
Aorus X7 v7 vs. sRGB (87%)
Aorus X7 v7 vs. AdobeRGB (57%)
Aorus X7 v7 vs. AdobeRGB (57%)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.8 ms).

The X7 v7 is equipped with a TN panel with rather poor viewing angles that becomes illegible at acute angles. Admittedly, our review unit’s panel was one of the better TN panels with larger viewing angles than we would have expected, but it was still unable to keep up with its IPS brethren. If you prefer or even require wide viewing angles, the 4K panel would be the much better choice. In general, our review unit was usable outdoors as long as it was not too bright.

X7 v7 outdoors (overcast)
X7 v7 outdoors (overcast)
X7 v7 outdoors (overcast)
X7 v7 outdoors (overcast)
viewing angles
viewing angles

Performance

So far, Gigabyte (Aorus’s owner) has only one Aorus X7 v7 model on offer. Our review unit sells for around 3000 Euros in Europe and around $2500 before taxes in the US (~ $3400 for the 4K SKU).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Test Conditions

The notebook’s “Control Center” allowed us to modify fan behavior as well as overclocking both, CPU and GPU. During our performance benchmarks, we have refrained from any sort of overclocking and set the fan profile to “Normal”.

Processor

Equipped with a 45 W Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor from Intel’s latest Kaby Lake line-up, the notebook’s performance was significantly above Intel’s ULV processors with a TDP of 15 W. Its base clock of 2.9 GHz can boost up to 3.5 GHz on all four cores, 3.7 GHz on two cores, or up to 3.9 GHz on a single core. We were able to achieve even better results, and the CPU ran at 3.6 GHz during our Multithread tests and between 3.6 and 3.9 GHz in our single thread tests both on battery and mains.

We test a notebook’s turbo capabilities by running Cinebench R15’s Multithread test for around 30 minutes in a loop. The X7 v7’s results were very consistent, and CPU throttling did not occur.

single-core rendering
single-core rendering
multi-core rendering
multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

Despite the Kaby Lake CPU’s 200-300 MHz higher clock rates when compared with its direct Skylake predecessor (Core i7-6820HK), the X7 v7 performed worse than the Aorus X7 v6 in our CPU tests. The reason for this is that we performed the X7 v6 benchmarks with an overclocked CPU: the 6820HK can run at up to 4.0 GHz, the i7-7820HK up to 4.3 GHz in theory.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
12814
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
23763
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6252
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
74.92 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.71 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.85 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
127.26 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
793 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
166 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
171 Points ∼100% +3%
Aorus X7 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
170 Points ∼99% +2%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
166 Points ∼97%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼94% -3%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼94% -4%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
157 Points ∼92% -5%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
152 Points ∼89% -8%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
144 Points ∼84% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
867 Points ∼100% +9%
Aorus X7 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
807 Points ∼93% +2%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
793 Points ∼91%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
742 Points ∼86% -6%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼85% -7%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
735 Points ∼85% -7%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼84% -8%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼84% -8%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Aorus X7 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
1.93 Points ∼100% +4%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.85 Points ∼96%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.83 Points ∼95% -1%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.82 Points ∼94% -2%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼94% -2%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.71 Points ∼89% -8%
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.69 Points ∼88% -9%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
9.53 Points ∼100% +9%
Aorus X7 v6
Intel Core i7-6820HK
8.88 Points ∼93% +2%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
8.71 Points ∼91%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.19 Points ∼86% -6%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.18 Points ∼86% -6%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.09 Points ∼85% -7%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.04 Points ∼84% -8%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
6566 Points ∼100% +5%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
6252 Points ∼95%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5923 Points ∼90% -5%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
26081 Points ∼100% +10%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
23763 Points ∼91%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22434 Points ∼86% -6%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
16465 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
13984 Points ∼85% -15%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
4361 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3804 Points ∼87% -13%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
15575 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14053 Points ∼90% -10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
4942 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4603 Points ∼93% -7%
Geekbench 4.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
16165 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14767 Points ∼91% -9%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
4841 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4777 Points ∼99% -1%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
283.15 Points ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
269.97 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
221.52 Points ∼78% -22%
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
51.583 Points ∼18% -82%

System Performance

The system was blazingly fast, thanks to a powerful CPU and a very fast NVMe SSD, and it offered more than sufficient performance for all usage scenarios. The excellent PCMark 8 results speak for themselves, and performance can only be boosted slightly by adding two additional RAM modules, thereby activating quad-channel mode.

four RAM slots are available
four RAM slots are available
PCMark 7 Score
6874 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5101 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
8196 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5287 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5410 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5289 Points ∼98% 0%
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
5287 Points ∼98%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
5088 Points ∼94% -4%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4541 Points ∼84% -14%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
4259 Points ∼79% -19%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
4218 Points ∼78% -20%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5103 Points ∼100% 0%
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
5101 Points ∼100%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
5064 Points ∼99% -1%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4989 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4395 Points ∼86% -14%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
3581 Points ∼70% -30%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
3569 Points ∼70% -30%

Storage Devices

The 256 GB M.2-2280 NVMe SSD is made by Samsung, and its performance was phenomenal. In addition to the SSD, our review unit also featured a 1 TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive. It was thus amply equipped for a gaming notebook.

A second free M.2-2280 slot can take another NVMe SSD if necessary.

The Aorus features a blazingly fast NVMe SSD ...
The Aorus features a blazingly fast NVMe SSD ...
... and a regular 2.5-inch hard disk drive for additional data.
... and a regular 2.5-inch hard disk drive for additional data.
Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
Sequential Read: 2263 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1504 MB/s
512K Read: 446.9 MB/s
512K Write: 1312 MB/s
4K Read: 54.02 MB/s
4K Write: 148.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 636.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 538.8 MB/s
Aorus X7 v7
Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
HP Omen 17-an014ng
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
Gigabyte P57X v7
Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
Aorus X7 v6
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
Alienware 17 R4
SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
7%
6%
-58%
7%
-11%
Write 4k QD32
538.8
523.4
-3%
527.2
-2%
296
-45%
530.8
-1%
531.3
-1%
Read 4k QD32
636.3
582.1
-9%
606.9
-5%
281.3
-56%
695.7
9%
628.3
-1%
Write 4k
148.2
144.9
-2%
163.8
11%
82.25
-45%
155.5
5%
128.5
-13%
Read 4k
54.02
59.06
9%
55.08
2%
26.04
-52%
44.33
-18%
38.11
-29%
Write 512
1312
853.5
-35%
1606
22%
306.1
-77%
1103
-16%
659.3
-50%
Read 512
446.9
1044
134%
400.8
-10%
315
-30%
966.3
116%
894
100%
Write Seq
1504
1212
-19%
1596
6%
305.7
-80%
1411
-6%
785.5
-48%
Read Seq
2263
1736
-23%
2791
23%
516.8
-77%
1499
-34%
1277
-44%

GPU Performance

Our review unit was equipped with a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and 8 GB of GDDR5-VRAM. It supports DirectX 12 and runs at up to 1898 MHz, but failed to hold its maximum turbo boost for long. During our tests, we found it to settle at around 1750 MHz. 3DMark results are at the level expected of this GPU.

The CPU’s integrated GPU (HD Graphics 630) is disabled for good. Consequently, Optimus is not supported and the GTX 1070 is always on.

The GPU is soldered onto the motherboard
The GPU is soldered onto the motherboard
3DMark 06 Standard
32277 points
3DMark 11 Performance
17201 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
160287 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
29794 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14272 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
7679 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5529 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
26438 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
24349 Points ∼92% +10%
Aorus X7 v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23591 Points ∼89% +6%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23243 Points ∼88% +5%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22510 Points ∼85% +1%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22190 Points ∼84%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
21918 Points ∼83% -1%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14666 Points ∼55% -34%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
21846 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
18346 Points ∼84% +5%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17433 Points ∼80%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17289 Points ∼79% -1%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17170 Points ∼79% -2%
Aorus X7 v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17068 Points ∼78% -2%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16847 Points ∼77% -3%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11384 Points ∼52% -35%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
132575 Points ∼100% +13%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
116901 Points ∼88%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
108657 Points ∼82% -7%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
101587 Points ∼77% -13%
Aorus X7 v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
101012 Points ∼76% -14%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
94246 Points ∼71% -19%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
75190 Points ∼57% -36%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
46269 Points ∼35% -60%

Gaming Performance

The CPU/GPU combination at hand is powerful enough to run all current games smoothly. Most games can be enjoyed in FHD and high or even maximum details. Given that at least in theory, the 1070 is powerful enough for 4K gaming; many games should even run smoothly at the display’s native resolution of 2560x1440.

We run “The Witcher 3” for 60 minutes in FHD with maximum details to determine frame rates consistency over long periods of time. The avatar remains stagnant throughout the entire test. While we recorded around 61 to 62 FPS in the beginning, they settled at around 56 to 57 FPS after a while.

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The Witcher 3 ultra
CPU and GPU stay comparatively cool.
CPU and GPU stay comparatively cool.
The GPU's performance drops ever so slightly over time.
The GPU's performance drops ever so slightly over time.
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 505.8433.6358.2189.9fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 288.3255.8243.8145.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 249.719111961.3fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 517.3305.4162.7133.8fps
Prey (2017) 143.4142.9140.5139fps
Rocket League (2017) 249.8249.8219.5fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 323.1230152.882.2fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (2017) 130130.5106.778.6fps
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
78.1 fps ∼100% +27%
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
61.3 fps ∼78%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
59.6 fps ∼76% -3%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
59.4 fps ∼76% -3%
HP Omen 17-an014ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
58 fps ∼74% -5%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
41 fps ∼52% -33%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
162.9 fps ∼100% +12%
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
145.8 fps ∼90%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
139.4 fps ∼86% -4%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
134 fps ∼82% -8%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
130 fps ∼80% -11%
Prey - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2TX SM AF:16x
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
139 fps ∼100%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
132.5 fps ∼95% -5%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
129 fps ∼93% -7%

Emissions

System Noise

As mentioned in the introduction to this chapter, we set the fan profile to “Normal”. In this profile, the fans are never off, not even when the system is completely idle. Our measurements indicate a very loud sound pressure level of up to 41 dB(A) when idle, and up to 52 dB(A) under load. While running “Witcher 3”, the fans were running at around 45 dB(A). Accordingly, you should expect noise levels between 38 and 52 dB(A) when using this notebook.

Fan speeds were raised and lowered gradually, and a single sudden burst occurred only when powering the system on. In order to turn the fans off when idle, the fan profile must be set to “Quiet”. In this setting, only the spinning hard disk drive was audible when the system was idle. You can also adjust your fan settings individually to your liking.

system noise idle
system noise idle
system noise load
system noise load
system noise speaker
system noise speaker

Noise Level

Idle
33 / 36 / 41 dB(A)
HDD
34 dB(A)
Load
41 / 52 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Aorus X7 v6
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-an014ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Noise
-1%
-1%
2%
5%
6%
-3%
off / environment *
30
30
-0%
30
-0%
31
-3%
30
-0%
29
3%
28.2
6%
Idle Minimum *
33
33
-0%
30
9%
32
3%
30
9%
30.4
8%
35.6
-8%
Idle Average *
36
35
3%
37
-3%
35
3%
32
11%
32.1
11%
35.6
1%
Idle Maximum *
41
40
2%
39
5%
38
7%
36
12%
32.1
22%
35.7
13%
Load Average *
41
43
-5%
44
-7%
42
-2%
43
-5%
45.6
-11%
50.2
-22%
Witcher 3 ultra *
45
47
-4%
44
2%
43
4%
50.2
-12%
Load Maximum *
52
54
-4%
55
-6%
50
4%
49
6%
51.5
1%
50.2
3%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Our stress test (Prime95+FurMark simultaneously for at least a full hour) is performed differently on mains and battery. On mains, the CPU started out at 3.6 GHz and gradually dropped down to 3.0 GHz. The GPU ran at around 1500 MHz. On battery, the CPU clocked down to between 2.0 and 2.4 GHz and the GPU fluctuated wildly between 750 and 1500 MHz.

The notebook got very warm during our stress test, and we found several hot spots of more than 60 °C (~140 °F). Temperatures were slightly lower when running “Witcher 3” for one hour.

stress test
stress test
load top (Optris PI 640)
load top (Optris PI 640)
load bottom (Optris PI 640)
load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 50 °C51 °C50 °C 
 47 °C49 °C48 °C 
 41 °C43 °C42 °C 
Maximum: 51 °C
Average: 46.8 °C
61 °C60 °C54 °C
64 °C64 °C53 °C
44 °C44 °C43 °C
Maximum: 64 °C
Average: 54.1 °C
Power Supply (max.)  55 °C | Room Temperature 24 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Aorus X7 v6
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-an014ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Heat
12%
1%
23%
22%
9%
9%
Maximum Upper Side *
51
47.5
7%
48
6%
39.1
23%
41
20%
51.2
-0%
49.6
3%
Maximum Bottom *
64
54.5
15%
54
16%
42.1
34%
39.3
39%
56.8
11%
56
12%
Idle Upper Side *
33
28.6
13%
35
-6%
27.9
15%
28.8
13%
29.2
12%
29.6
10%
Idle Bottom *
33
28.8
13%
37
-12%
26.1
21%
27.3
17%
29.2
12%
29.2
12%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers


dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.337.92533.7323129.2294028.8285026.426.66327.931.58026.842.610025.754.912524.654.216023.850.120023.657.525022.759.331522.162.740021.266.950020.866.863019.7668001966.6100018.571.8125017.974.2160017.773.4200017.770.2250017.771.2315017.670.3400017.562.5500017.564.2630017.466.4800017.461.41000017.5541250017.557.61600017.354.5SPL30.481.5N1.450.8median 17.9Aorus X7 v7median 64.2Delta2.55.539.338.635.637.135.434.334.334.13232.131.931.531.231.330.531.129.529.62938.228.449.62856.927.756.926.356.625.856.52561.625.859.225.161.824.972.324.670.124.371.323.968.223.666.823.775.423.771.723.569.923.470.123.36623.464.823.560.636.6822.849.5median 24.9MSI GS73VR 7RFmedian 61.82.38.2hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Aorus X7 v7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

MSI GS73VR 7RF audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram (checkboxes selectable/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The notebook’s power consumption was at a level expected of a device as powerful as this. When idle, it consumed up to 40 W of energy, which is not uncommon for a 17.3-inch gaming notebook. Only competitors with Nvidia Optimus were notably more efficient. Under load, power consumption shot up to 259 W, which is more than the included charger’s specified 230 W limit. Nevertheless, the notebook did not discharge under high load, and during regular gaming load (Witcher 3) power consumption was at around 190 W. Consequently, the charger does seem to have sufficient headroom for the X7 v7’s thirst.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 1.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 27 / 33 / 40 Watt
Load midlight 107 / 259 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Aorus X7 v6
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-an014ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Power Consumption
0%
16%
8%
19%
10%
-11%
Idle Minimum *
27
29
-7%
22
19%
23
15%
21
22%
15.7
42%
37.5
-39%
Idle Average *
33
31
6%
28
15%
33
-0%
27
18%
23.4
29%
37.6
-14%
Idle Maximum *
40
38
5%
35
12%
40
-0%
32
20%
23.5
41%
37.6
6%
Load Average *
107
111
-4%
93
13%
94
12%
86
20%
184.6
-73%
122.4
-14%
Load Maximum *
259
253
2%
208
20%
228
12%
206
20%
233.1
10%
277.4
-7%
Witcher 3 ultra *
190
157
17%
177
7%
165
13%
180.3
5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our real-life Wi-Fi test, the Aorus X7 v7 lasted for exactly three hours. In this test, we simulate web browsing by loading various websites via a script with the energy plan set to “Balanced” and the display brightness normalized to 150 nits. The video test, in which we run the short-film Big Buck Bunny (H.265-encoded, 1920x1080 resolution) with energy saving features as well as all communication modules disabled and brightness set to 150 nits, ran for 2:45 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
3h 41min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 40)
3h 00min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
2h 45min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 21min
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 94 Wh
HP Omen 17-an014ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 86 Wh
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 88 Wh
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 90 Wh
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75.81 Wh
MSI GS73VR 7RF
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 65 Wh
Aorus X7 v6
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 94 Wh
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 99 Wh
Battery Runtime
41%
26%
60%
8%
-2%
1%
4%
Reader / Idle
221
349
58%
323
46%
445
101%
256
16%
301
36%
276
25%
H.264
165
255
55%
257
56%
WiFi v1.3
180
267
48%
218
21%
293
63%
155
-14%
163
-9%
182
1%
181
1%
Load
81
84
4%
91
12%
96
19%
98
21%
55
-32%
69
-15%

Verdict

Pros

+ matte 120 Hz panel
+ NVMe SSD
+ two M.2-2280 slots
+ plenty of gaming performance
+ four RAM slots
+ G-Sync
+ CPU/GPU overclocking capabilities
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ fast card reader

Cons

- poor viewing angles
- poor contrast ratio
- high system noise in 3D applications
- sensitive surfaces
- poor battery life
- high price
Aorus X7 v7. Review unit courtesy of Gigabyte.
Aorus X7 v7. Review unit courtesy of Gigabyte.

On the outside, the Aorus X7 v7 seems very similar to its predecessor. Updates and improvements have mostly been performed on the inside. For example, the updated and much faster SD card reader, the port arrangement, the new Thunderbolt 3.0 port, or the additional USB Type-A port. In addition, the new model also features an extra M.2-2280 slot and can now take up to two NVMe SSDs at the same time.

The Aorus X7 v7 is a well-made gaming notebook that comes with its own unique set of drawbacks despite its high price.

The 7th version of the Aorus features a 7th generation Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor, resulting in a minor performance bump when compared to the predecessor. Still, the combination of Kaby Lake quad-core and GeForce GTX 1070 is powerful enough to run all current games smoothly, in many cases even at the display’s native QHD resolution. Thanks to Nvidia G-Sync, frame rates are synchronized to the notebook’s 120 Hz panel.

The NVMe SSD ensures a buttery-smooth system, and the 2.5-inch 1 TB hard drive offers gaming storage aplenty. Both drives can easily be swapped and upgraded, however the entire bottom cover has to be removed due to the lack of dedicated maintenance hatches.

We liked the matte QHD display’s high brightness in particular, but it was disappointing in other aspects such as its low contrast ratio, poor viewing angles, and a comparatively low color space coverage. In this price range, we expect more. At least a desire for large viewing angles can be fulfilled with the X7 v7’s 4K SKU.

Aorus X7 v7 - 08/14/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
67 / 81 → 83%
Weight
54 / 66 → 78%
Battery
68%
Display
84%
Games Performance
97%
Application Performance
98%
Temperature
73 / 95 → 77%
Noise
64 / 90 → 71%
Audio
70%
Average
77%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-08-18 (Update: 2017-08-19)