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Aorus X9 DT

Specifications

Aorus X9 DT
Aorus X9 DT (X9 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1632 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5X, ForceWare 391.34
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, Dual Channel, 2 out of 4 slots free, max. 64 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AUO B173HAN03.0 (AUO309D), IPS, Full-HD, 144 Hz, G-Sync, X-Rite Pantone, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Transcend TS1TMTE850,  GB 
, 1 TB NVMe-SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm. Available slots: 2x M.2 Type 2280 & 1x 2,5 inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 428 x 314 ( = 1.18 x 16.85 x 12.36 in)
Battery
94.24 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.2, Keyboard: mechanic, Chiclet, RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 330 W charger, warranty card, printed instructions, Adobe Reader XI, various tools from the manufactir, Killer Perferrmance Suite, MS Office 365 Trial, XSplit Gamecaster Trial, XSplit Broadcaster Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.66 kg ( = 129.1 oz / 8.07 pounds), Power Supply: 1.188 kg ( = 41.91 oz / 2.62 pounds)
Price
3999 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.15% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 89%, features: 72%, display: 91% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 62%

Reviews for the Aorus X9 DT

85.9% Aorus X9 DT (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Coffee Lake on speed. Gigabyte's Aorus X9 DT is a 17-inch high-end notebook with top-of-the-line hardware and an overclockable processor that should run every game smoothly on its FHD display. Let us compare the desktop replacement to other GTX 1080 laptops - which one will prevail?
80% Gigabyte Aorus X9 DT review: A laptop to replace your desktop
Source: Hardware Zone English
In summary, with the recent crop of Max-Q notebooks, you're paying for the design, portability, and performance. But with a laptop that doubles as a desktop replacement, you're really paying for pure performance. A desktop would deliver better performance for less money, but if you fit the profile for needing a desktop replacement notebook, this is precisely why notebooks like the Aorus X9 DT exist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aorus X9 DT review: A laptop to replace your desktop
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Aorus X9 DT is not a bad product. It's a powerhouse that's actually reasonably slim. It's just that it is for gamers on the fringes who want the best performance that a laptop has to offer and have the cash to spare.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aorus X9 DT review: A laptop to replace your desktop
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Aorus X9 DT is not a bad product. It's a powerhouse that's actually reasonably slim. It's just that it is for gamers on the fringes who want the best performance that a laptop has to offer and have the cash to spare.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 80%
Aorus X9 DT Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Combines great components to deliver the one of the most impressive portable gaming experiences available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2018
85% Aorus X9 DT-CF1 Gaming Laptop Review (i9-8950HK and GTX 1080)
Source: Kitguru English
I’m quite impressed with the Aorus X9 DT. It’s well-built thanks to its aluminium body, and for a laptop with a Core i9 and GTX 1080, it’s actually quite portable. It’s by no means an Ultrabook, but considering the full-fat GTX 1080 chip used inside, I do think it’s impressively slim.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Aorus X9 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Aorus X9 fires on all performance cylinders and has a solid keyboard, but very hot temperatures and a disappointing display hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Ein Düsentrieb mit High-End-Ausstattung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2018
L’Aorus X9 DT perd son SLI mais reste toujours aussi séduisant
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2018

Comment

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. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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.
3.66 kg:

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


Aorus:

This company was founded as a subsidiary of Gigabyte in Tawain in 2014. The logo is a falcon head, since the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. Aorus primarily produces gaming laptops as well as computer accessories.

Since the market shares are still low, there are also few reviews. However, the products achieve relatively good ratings (as of 2016).


80.15%: 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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Asus Chimera G703GI-E5042T
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Asus ROG Strix G703GI-E5026R
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MSI GT75 Titan 8RG, i7-8750H
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Asus Chimera G703GI
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Asus CHIMERA G703VI-GB008T
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MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
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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
MSI GT75VR-082 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.6 kg
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
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MSI GT75VR 7RF-056RU Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.65 kg
MSI GT75VR 7RF-073ES Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 4.56 kg

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GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.92 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04-24)