Aorus X7


Aorus X7
Aorus X7 (X7 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI - 2x 2048 MB, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 332.28
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L-SDRAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 4 slots (two occupied), up to 32 GB
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics B173HW02 V1 (AUO219D), TN LCD, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
2x Lite-On LMT-128M6M (RAID 0) , 256 GB 
, mSATA + Toshiba MQ01ABD100, 1000 GB HDD, 5.400 rpm
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones (S/PDIF), Microphone, Card Reader: SD, Surround (HDMI)
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 428 x 305 ( = 0.91 x 16.85 x 12.01 in)
73 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 Watts + 2x Subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, PSU: 180 Watts, Manual, Cleaning cloth, Adobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, Windows Essentials 2012, 24 Months Warranty
3.25 kg ( = 114.64 oz / 7.17 pounds), Power Supply: 656 g ( = 23.14 oz / 1.45 pounds)
$2099 USD, ~1530 Euro



Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 71%, display: 78% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 69%

Reviews for the Aorus X7

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%
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%



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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 765M graphics cards in SLI combination.

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

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

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

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.» 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.

3.25 kg:

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. 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).

80.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Aorus X7 DT v8
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Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8850H, 15.6", 2.65 kg
Aorus X9 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Aorus X9 DT
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 3.66 kg
Aorus X7 DT v7
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 3.2 kg
Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3D
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Aorus X9
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 3.634 kg
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 13.9", 1.8 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v6
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 13.9", 1.8 kg
Aorus X7 DT v6
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.25 kg
Aorus X7 v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.23 kg
Aorus X5 v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 15.6", 2.575 kg
Aorus X5S v5 Camo
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Aorus X5S v5
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.532 kg
Aorus X7 Pro v5
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.264 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
Aorus X7 Pro Sync
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 5850HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Aorus X5-CF1
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, Core i7 5700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, Core i7 5700HQ, 15.6", 2.676 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v3
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
Aorus X7 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 4870HQ, 17.3", 3.08 kg
Aorus X7 v2
GeForce GTX 860M SLI, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.24 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-03- 4)