Gigabyte Aorus 15X

Gigabyte Aorus 15X

Gigabyte Aorus 15X

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Gigabyte Aorus 15X laptop is an upper midrange choice that delivers excellent performance for gaming, engineering, and 3D or machine learning tasks, thanks to its Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU. It offers a large storage capacity and a good amount of RAM, which is expandable. With a high refresh rate IPS display and high resolution, it provides a very good visual experience, suitable for fast motion and color-sensitive work; however, this may contribute to the moderate battery life of around 8 hours. It's not the lightest, so while it's portable, it might be heavier than other options. It also features a wealth of connectivity, including Thunderbolt and HDMI ports, with an overall build that's well-suited for both general use and demanding applications. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-end Intel i9 processor
  • Strong Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU
  • Good RAM and storage capacity
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Multiple Thunderbolt and USB ports
Cons
  • Moderately heavy at 5.73 pounds
  • Only 8 hours battery life
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Lack of facial recognition

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.6
The Gigabyte Aorus 15X excels in gaming and 3D applications because it comes equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics card, ensuring high-quality, detailed visuals and smooth gameplay. Additionally, the 240Hz refresh rate of its IPS display enhances the gaming experience by providing fluid motion and quick image updates, important for fast-paced games.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
The Gigabyte Aorus 15X is excellent for engineering and design due to its powerful Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX GPU, providing top-notch computing and graphics performance, along with ample RAM for multitasking and resource-intensive applications. Its high-quality IPS display offers sharp resolution, high refresh rates, and a wide color gamut, which is essential for design precision and color accuracy, although its relative weight and battery life make it less ideal for frequent travel.
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
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
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.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
4.0
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
$1,300
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
5.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
301 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Tom's Hardware

Brandon Hill | February 2023
"The Gigabyte Aorus 15X is a strong showing of Raptor Lake and RTX 4000 series. While the Aorus had trouble keeping up in older games like Grand Theft Auto V, it nudged past the competition in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It also flexed its next-generation muscle in Far Cry 6 and Borderlands 3. While we were impressed with the overall build quality and design of the Aorus 15X, the keyboard lacked good tactile feedback. The display performed well in real-world testing despite its on-paper shortcoming with brightness, but the speakers are lackluster at best."

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