A gaming laptop with a thickness of over 3 cm is certainly not the thinnest device on the market, but in terms of the remaining dimensions, the 17-inch Gigabyte A7 X1 is on par with the current competition.
The bulky case, on the other hand, ensures a good cooling system, which is reflected in the very stable long-term performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX installed in our review model.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 can also make full use of its 140 watts. The 16 GB of RAM and the 512 GB SSD play their part in the good system performance. Image content is displayed on the 17-inch IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Colors look rich and black tones very saturated.
Another advantage of the Gigabyte A7 X1's case is the very good maintenance options that it offers. For instance, the battery can be removed and replaced without any tools. The RAM can also be replaced.
Access to the interior is possible after loosening all screws on the underside and removing the bottom cover. There's also a 2.5-inch slot and a second M.2 slot for additional storage devices inside. The WLAN module can be replaced as well.
A high-performance and easily upgradeable gaming laptop is currently offered at a price of around $2,000. Although it doesn't follow the trend towards increasingly slimmer devices in terms of looks, it can fully exploit its performance in return. There are also numerous ports available, which make a multi-monitor setup possible, for example.
Our review reveals everything else that can be expected from the Gigabyte A7 X1.
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.