The Aorus 7 KB offers space for up to three storage drives
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With the Aorus 7 KB, Gigabyte puts a 17.3-inch gaming laptop on the market that is based on a barebone from Clevo. We already got to know this barebone when we reviewed the Nexoc GH7 716IG, an identically constructed model. You will look in vain for high-quality case materials here. The chassis is made of black plastic. The design is also sober.
The laptop has a Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor (Comet Lake) on board that provides enough computing power for all common application areas. In combination with the dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core, it brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the screen. High to maximum quality settings can always be selected here.
The laptop is only equipped with a 512 GB NVMe SSD - quite little for a gaming laptop. Storage space can be expanded, though. A total of two M.2 slots (1x NVMe/SATA, 1x NVMe) are available; they can accommodate SSDs in the 2280 format. If both slots are equipped with NVMe SSDs, these could form a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array if required. There's also room for a 2.5-inch storage drive. The mounting frame and SATA slot are available.
The Full HD display (IPS, 144 Hz) offers stable viewing angles, a matte surface, quick response times, decent color-space coverage, and great color reproduction. But the maximum brightness and contrast should be higher. Battery life is okay, but it's no cause for enthusiasm. The relatively small-capacity battery (49 Wh) becomes noticeable here.
More information and many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Aorus 7 KB.