Gigabyte Aero 17

Gigabyte Aero 17

Gigabyte Aero 17

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.9
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.4/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.6/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Excellent9.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Gigabyte Aero 17 is a high-end laptop with a premium price, offering a large amount of storage and solid RAM, paired with an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. It features a large 17.3-inch Mini LED display with a high resolution, which is not touch-enabled, but offers excellent brightness and color coverage, making it suitable for creative tasks. The laptop has a decent battery life, though its size and weight affect portability. With a full array of ports including USB-C and Thunderbolt, it's well-equipped for connectivity. Built as a premium business laptop with a gaming appearance, it supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS, and is excellent for general use, engineering tasks, and intensive gaming. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Large high-resolution 17.3-inch screen
  • Potent Intel i7 processor and RTX 3070 Ti GPU
  • High screen brightness and excellent color coverage
  • Ample storage with 2048 GB
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
Cons
  • Heavy, weighing over 5.5 pounds
  • Limited battery life of roughly 5.5 hours
  • Not extremely portable due to size and weight
  • No touchscreen functionality

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.9
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aero 17 is ideal for general use due to its high-performance CPU and substantial RAM which ensures smooth multitasking, while its high-resolution Mini LED screen offers excellent visual quality. However, its larger size and modest battery life make it less portable compared to smaller, longer-lasting alternatives.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aero 17 is equipped with a high-end Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, which delivers powerful gaming and 3D rendering performance, while its screen offers a high refresh rate of 120Hz for smooth visuals during fast-paced action. Additionally, the powerful Intel i7 CPU ensures efficient processing, and the Mini LED technology provides excellent screen quality with vibrant colors and contrast.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,071
Release Date
March 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 9.5'' x 0.92''
Weight
5.73 lbs
Width
15.6"
Depth
9.5"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
2048 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
Mini LED
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
368 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
3
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Mike Wobker | May 2021
"Not only is the Aero 17 a very good laptop for gamers but also for content creators. With the upgrade to the Intel Core i9-11980HK, Gigabyte particularly improved the system performance. In addition, the hardware package is rounded by the extremely fast SSD and 32 GB of working memory in dual-channel mode. Compared to the predecessor, the battery life is reduced only moderately, and the 4K display also basically keeps its good qualities."

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