Gigabyte Aorus 7

Gigabyte Aorus 7

Gigabyte Aorus 7

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.7/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.2/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is priced in the midrange and offers a combination of good gaming capabilities with a dedicated Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card and an Intel i5 processor. With 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB storage drive, it should handle most games and applications well. The large 17.3-inch display with a high refresh rate is ideal for gaming and watching videos but might be less practical for carrying around. The battery life is average, lasting about 6 hours on typical usage, suggesting it's more suited for use where you have access to power. It features a backlit keyboard with a number pad, making it suitable for both gaming and productivity. The laptop was released recently in March 2023 and runs Windows 11 Home by default. It also includes modern ports like USB-C and HDMI, and it has good build quality and heat management, but it's on the heavier side at nearly 6 pounds. 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
  • Considerable GPU performance
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good port selection including Thunderbolt
  • Multiple storage and RAM slots
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Heavier and thicker build
  • Middling portability
  • Limited DCI-P3 color coverage

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.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is well-suited for gaming and 3D applications due to its powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU which is capable of handling intensive graphic demands and providing hardware ray tracing and DLSS features. Additionally, its high screen refresh rate of 360 Hz ensures smooth visuals, which is critical for fast-paced gaming scenarios.
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.
General Use:
4.3
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.
Content Creation:
4.3
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.
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
$1,049
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10'' x 1.02''
Weight
5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (105 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
351 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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7.5/10
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
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Matt Hanson | July 2020
"The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is a gaming laptop that is pitched at perhaps the hardest market to get right: the mid-range. So, unlike high-end gaming laptops that can throw the latest and greatest components together in a bid to attract gamers with plenty of money to spend, or budget gaming laptops that can make wise cuts that are justified as long as the price is low enough, mid-rangers like the Gigabyte Aorus 7 have to balance the two."

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