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Gigabyte Aorus X7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Gigabyte Aorus X7. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and usability.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

battery, durability, price, usability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte Aorus X7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Aorus X7 Pro Notebook Review


Performance at all costs. Aorus is one of the first manufacturers to fuse two GeForce GTX 970M cards to an SLI array. Both the performance and the waste heat are correspondingly high. Can the slim 17-inch chassis deal with this load?

Up to three mSATA SSDs, Outstanding performance, High-quality materials, Backlit keyboard, Acceptable weight, Modern design, Practical tools, Thin casing, Matte screen, Macro hub

Extreme temperature & noise development, Wi-Fi range could be better, Production flaws (keyboard), Less than perfect interface distribution, Turbo Boost not maxed out, Power supply & cooling close to the limit, CPU throttling during full load, High...

"Uncompromising" - that could summarize the X7 Pro in one word. To stand out from the competition, Aorus installs two premium-range chips in a high-quality, yet not particularly well-built 17-inch casing that can only deal with the enormous cooling...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Aorus X7 Pro v5 Notebook Review


Performance artist. The fifth edition of Aorus' X7 is one of the strongest and yet slimmest gaming laptops on the market. Find out in our test report whether the manufacturer has this combination well under control or whether the cooling system is...

high-contrast IPS panel, manual fan control, max. 4 storage devices, dedicated macro keys, very slim chassis, outstanding performance, stylish design, useful tools, NVMe SSD, USB 3.1, G-Sync

sensitive high-gloss touchpad with middling gliding traits, exorbitant power consumption for laptops, somewhat outdated GPU driver preloaded, very warm wrist rest during load, limited WiFi reception, keyboard should be higher, short battery life

Despite the slim build and the second graphics card, the device is not louder or hotter than many 17-inch rivals (although it gets down to business in 3D mode).

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Aorus X7 Pro-Sync


Looks can be deceiving. At first glance, the Aorus X7 Pro-Sync laptop looks like it would be best suited to editing video or photos. And while this slim 17-incher could ably handle those tasks, it's a gaming notebook through and through, squeezing a...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Aorus X7 Pro-Sync Review


Slim, attractive chassis; Kick-ass gaming performance; Stunning full HD display; Lightning fast transfer speeds; Solid overall performance

Loud fans; Runs hot when gaming; Fairly short battery life

Boasting two Nvidia GPUs and blistering SSDs, the Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is the ultimate portable gaming laptop.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Janelle Li (

Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 - Fastest slim SLI gaming notebook


Gigabyte refreshed the Aorus X7 with a pair of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics chips for a significant boost in performance. But is top notch performance enough to keep it ahead of other new competitors? Find out how it fared in this review!

SLI graphics in a 22.9mm slim chassis ; Unique design ; Macro keys ; Sophisticated cooling system

Shallow keyboard ; Fingerprint magnet ; Reflective trackpad not practical ; Exclusion of NVIDIA Optimus affects portability and battery life

The Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 has no match when it comes to graphics prowess as it is currently still the only slim SLI gaming laptop around. It has a gorgeous matte black finish and sexy non-conventional lines that will sure turn heads when you take it out...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Joy Hou (

Gigabyte Aorus X7 - True SLI Graphics in a Slim Gaming Machine


Beware, gaming notebook makers. Here comes competition in the form of the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 that's packed with twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPUs. This brawny powerhouse comes in a 22.9mm slender package that rivals an Ultrabook, but yet it packs...

SLI graphics in a 22.9mm slim chassis ; 17.3-inch gaming machine a mere 2.9kg light ; Reasonably priced

Exclusion of NVIDIA Optimus affects portability and battery life

Size does matter. But, Aorus has demonstrated that it's possible to pack twin GTX 765M graphics into a 22.9mm slim chassis, without compromising on performance (especially with the heat management). There's an absurd amount of things going on in the...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (

Aorus X7 Pro review


A lean and mean beast of a gaming laptop

Incredibly thin for a fully-loaded system ; Record breaking performance ; Modern, cool style

Hard to click trackpad ; Tornado-producing fans ; Incredibly short battery life

The Aorus X7 Pro is an amazingly thin and light 17.3-inch gaming laptop that plays modern games with ease, but it suffers from some serious fan noise and heat issues.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

Aorus X7 v6


It's normal for notebooks to make compromises, but Aorus machines try to go above and beyond. Take the X7 v6, which includes a huge list of features: a GTX 1070 GPU, an overclockable Core i7 processor and a 120Hz screen with G-Sync. The result is a...

Nov, 2016

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Aorus X7 Pro v5 review - a 4K gaming monster


It's very expensive, but the Aorus X7 Pro v5 is a top of the range gaming laptop that doesn't pull its punches

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (

Aorus X7 Pro-Sync Review


Aorus, the high-end brand created by Gigabyte, has put a lot of work into the X7 Pro-Sync and the result is an exceptionally slender laptop that packs a severe gaming punch. The chassis only measures 22.9mm thick at the widest point behind the lid...

GTX 970M SLI is great for Full HD gaming.

Under load X7 Pro-Sync is far too noisy.

While we admire Aorus X7 Pro-Sync for its performance and styling we cannot forgive the excessive noise from the cooling system. In extreme cases too, the CPU may throttle.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:12 / 3 / 6
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 2 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1622 / 0x191B / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Crystal Well / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83504 / 87719 / 88967 / 88969
Processor package size:37.5 / 42


Cable lock slot type:Kensington


SSD form factor:2.5"