Gigabyte Aorus 17

Gigabyte Aorus 17

Gigabyte Aorus 17

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Gigabyte Aorus 17 is a high-performance laptop with a premium price aimed at gaming and intensive tasks. It features a large 17.3-inch display, although it has a standard 1920 x 1080 resolution, supported by a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card and an Intel i7 processor. It has 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Its hefty build at almost 6 pounds and a battery life around 6 hours make it less suitable for frequent travel. The laptop boasts a refresh rate ideal for fast-paced games and software, and it has a variety of ports for connectivity including Thunderbolt. It's equipped with Windows 11 Home, a backlit keyboard with a number pad, and supports hardware ray tracing, which is beneficial for advanced graphics rendering. The Aorus 17 could be a great choice if high-performance for gaming or engineering software is a priority and portability is less of a concern. 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-refresh-rate display
  • Solid build quality
  • Potent GPU for gaming
  • Adequate ports for peripherals
  • Superb heat management
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Heavy and thick design
  • Not as portable
  • Lower screen resolution

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
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.
General Use:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 17 is equipped with a capable Intel i7 processor and ample 16GB of RAM, ensuring smooth operation for general use, while the high-quality IPS screen with good color coverage provides a pleasant visual experience. Although it has a sizable screen and powerful components, it's less portable due to its weight, and the battery life won't support extended use without charging.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 17 is equipped with an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, offering robust performance for gaming and 3D applications. Furthermore, its high screen refresh rate of 360Hz ensures smooth visuals during fast-paced scenes, complemented by quality IPS display technology for vivid colors and strong contrast.
Content Creation:
4.4
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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.
Software Development:
4.2
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:
4.2
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.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
Portability:
3.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,000
Release Date
February 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10'' x 1.02''
Weight
5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
360Hz
Display Brightness
267 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.2/10
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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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sascha Mölck | April 2022
"The Gigabyte Aorus 17 is a powerful high-end gaming machine. The Aorus 17 is a potent gaming notebook in a 17.3-inch format designed for FHD gaming at maximum settings. A Core i7-12700H processor and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU make this possible. A lightning-fast PCIe 4 SSD (1 TB) provides the necessary storage space and ensures short loading times. With the Aorus 17 XE4, Gigabyte delivers a well-rounded, high-performance gaming notebook."

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