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Updated January 10, 2024·

For those requiring a more portable laptop with longer battery life, the Razer Blade 14 (2023) is a better fit, albeit often at a slightly higher price. However, if your focus is on performance for intensive engineering tasks and gaming, along with a preference for a larger screen, the Gigabyte Aorus 17 may be more suitable, though it's heavier and has a shorter battery life. The Razer Blade's display has a higher resolution, which is great for productivity and entertainment, but keep in mind that it may not be as affordable as the Aorus 17. Both have sufficient storage and memory for various tasks, and they come equipped with powerful CPUs and GPUs capable of handling demanding software. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 17
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the Razer Blade 14 (2023)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.0
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.9
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
360Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
267.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
560.0 nits
The Razer Blade 14 has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 17 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Portability

Fair
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
Very Good
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
5.9 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) has very good portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.5
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) has very good build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.9
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.1
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
267.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
560.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
6.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Razer Blade 14 (2023) to be very good for general use, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17 is good.

Gaming and AI

8.1
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.5
9.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
360Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aorus 17 are both very good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.4
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.6
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
9.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aorus 17 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.0
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
8.2
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aorus 17 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.5
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
7.9
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Razer Blade 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aorus 17 are both good for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
6.0 Hours
The Gigabyte Aorus 17 has 6 hours of battery life. The Razer Blade 14 has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$2,000
Aorus 17
Blade 14 (2023)
$2,000
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Gigabyte Aorus 17 has a price of $2,000 and the Razer Blade 14 (2023) costs $2,000.

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How the Gigabyte Aorus 17 and the Razer Blade 14 (2023) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte Aorus 17Razer Blade 14 (2023)
Gigabyte Aorus 17Razer Blade 14 (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$2,000
$2,000
Release Date
February 1, 2022June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10'' x 1.02''12.2'' x 9'' x 0.7''
Weight
5.95 lbs4.05 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700HAMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (130 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh68.1 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
360Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
267 nits560 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/108.5/10
Portability Score
6.2/108/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Gigabyte Aorus 17

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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."

Razer Blade 14 (2023)

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Allen Ngo | May 2022
"After making a huge splash with the original 2021 model, it's expected that the 2022 refresh would be more of a minor update to an already impressive machine. It adds a higher resolution webcam (720p to 1080p), faster CPU (Ryzen 9 5900HX to Ryzen 9 6900HX), faster GPU (RTX 3070/3080 to 3070/3080 Ti), faster RAM (DDR4-3200 to DDR5-4800), faster M.2 SSD support (PCIe3 x4 to PCIe4 x4), newer WLAN module (Killer AX1690i to Qualcomm WCN685x), and a MUX switch for the new integrated Radeon 680M GPU. It's indubitably an upgrade especially in terms of single-thread processor performance."

Get a great deal on the Gigabyte Aorus 17 or the Razer Blade 14 (2023)

About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean technology company. Razer is best known for their Blade series laptops, well known for their strong performance and sleek design. Although Razer charges a premium price tag for their laptops, buyers can expect a stealthy laptop with clean fit and finish and strong performance. All of their models offer great portability and build quality compared to other gaming laptops.

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