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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G offers a larger screen and a higher refresh rate, which is beneficial for an immersive gaming experience and tasks that benefit from a bigger display. Both come with similar graphics capabilities and system memory, so your choice should depend on whether you prioritize screen size and display features or newer hardware and portability. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 17G
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 5
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.0
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
8.0
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
282.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
280.0 nits
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G and the Gigabyte Aorus 5 have similar screen quality.

Portability

Fair
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
Fair
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
5.9 lbs
WEIGHT
5.0 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Gigabyte Aorus 17G both have only fair portability, though the Gigabyte Aorus 5 has somewhat better portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.5
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
7.5
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
282.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
280.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
6.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Gigabyte Aorus 17G are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

7.5
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
7.9
7.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.2/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
300Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Gigabyte Aorus 17G are both good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
8.2
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
7.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte Aorus 5 to be very good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is good.

Content Creation

7.5
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
7.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Gigabyte Aorus 17G are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.2
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
7.3
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Gigabyte Aorus 17G are both good for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
5.0 Hours
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G has 6 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 5 has 5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.4
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
7.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G and Gigabyte Aorus 5 both have good build quality.

Cost

$2,329
Aorus 17G
Aorus 5
$2,359
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$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G has a price of $2,329 and the Gigabyte Aorus 5 costs $2,359.

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How the Gigabyte Aorus 17G and the Gigabyte Aorus 5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte Aorus 17GGigabyte Aorus 5
Gigabyte Aorus 17GGigabyte Aorus 5

GENERAL

Price
$2,329
$2,359
Release Date
April 1, 2021June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.9'' x 10.8'' x 1''14'' x 10'' x 1.08''
Weight
5.95 lbs5.07 lbs
Width
15.9"14"
Depth
10.8"10"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11800HIntel i7-12700H
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44
RAM Slots
22
Storage
512 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
300Hz360Hz
Display Brightness
282 nits280 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.1/106.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
6.8/106.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Gigabyte Aorus 17G

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Sascha Mölck | June 2021
"The Aorus 17G isn't among the top RTX 3080 laptops due to its relatively low TGP of 105 watts. The device's gaming performance is average for an RTX 3080. For maximum performance, competitors like the Lenovo Legion 7 or the Alienware m17 R4 are recommended With the Aorus 17G, Gigabyte delivers a well-rounded gaming laptop. However, the device generates a high noise level. Throttling is not an issue. The CPU and GPU can develop their performance uniformly. Nevertheless, the device produces a lot of noise under load - more than many competitors."

Gigabyte Aorus 5

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Can Buy or Not

Vincent Chang | June 2022
"The Gigabyte Aorus 5 SE4 is a capable mainstream gaming notebook that will run the latest PC games with aplomb. However, it's not your stereotypical flashy gaming PC. Gigabyte has added some interesting tweaks. For example, the webcam placement and its Microsoft Azure AI tool — to automatically switch between power modes — are unusual for this genre. But more importantly, the pricing is fairly competitive and reasonable."

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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.

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