Gigabyte Aorus 17H

Gigabyte Aorus 17H

Gigabyte Aorus 17H

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.6/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Gigabyte Aorus 17H is an upper midrange-priced laptop with impressive performance for gaming and engineering tasks thanks to its Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU and Intel i7 processor. It has a sizeable screen at 17.3 inches with a high refresh rate, ideal for fast-paced applications, but at 1080p resolution, it isn't the highest clarity you can get. The laptop is quite heavy, making it less portable and better suited for stationary use. You'll find a robust keyboard, multiple port options including Thunderbolt and a backlit keyboard with a number pad. However, prepare for limited battery life and portability given the high-performance components. 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-performance CPU and GPU
  • Large, fast-refreshing display
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Multiple ports including Thunderbolt
  • Good build and heat management
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Low portability due to weight
  • Lower resolution for size
  • No facial recognition feature

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.6
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H is very good for gaming and 3D due to its high-performance Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card, which is capable of rendering complex graphic details smoothly, and its high screen refresh rate, which allows for extremely fluid motion in games.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H excels in engineering and design owing to its powerful Intel i7-13700H processor, ample 16GB RAM, high-end Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU, and a quality IPS display that provides a broad spectrum of accurate colors essential for detailed design work.
General Use:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 processor and ample RAM for smooth multitasking, and its IPS screen delivers good color representation and brightness for a pleasant viewing experience. However, its size and weight affect portability, and with moderate battery life, it's best suited for use where frequent access to power outlets is available.
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.
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.
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.
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:
3.0
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
$1,799
Release Date
January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.2'' x 1.18''
Weight
5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
Graphics
RTX 4080 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

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
351 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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5.9/10
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
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Peter Donnell | February 2023
"Overall though, it’s *lots of swearing* fast, seriously. For work, rendering, gaming, it doesn’t matter, this is a true weapon of performance that’s going to run rings around most high-end desktop systems. If you absolutely have to game at ultra-high refresh rates on the go (but within thinking distance of a plug socket), this is the ticket. I can’t see such an extreme being that appealing to everyone, but if you take your gaming seriously, or even professionally, there’s nothing else out there that comes close that you can still fit in your backpack and travel with."

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