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Aorus X7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Aorus X7. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and battery. Reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Aorus X7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Aorus X7


Since Razer first unveiled the Blade in 2013, competing manufacturers have scrambled to build their own ultra-slim gaming notebooks. Too often, however, they have been forced to make compromises in terms of components to achieve that holy grail of...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (

Aorus X7 Review


The 17.3-inch Aorus X7 gaming laptop packs dual GPUs and triple SSDs into a super-slim chassis, but don't forget the power cord

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : James Morris (

Gigabyte Aorus X7 Pro v3: A fast, stylish entertainment notebook [Review]


When we took our first look at the original

The Gigabyte Aorus X7 v3 doesn’t quite live up to the portability it promises when it comes to battery life, but it does still pack a huge amount of performance into a decidedly slim chassis, particularly where 3D graphics are concerned. The screen is...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Aorus X7 Review and Ratings


With its Core i7 power and dual GeForce GTX graphics, the Aorus X7 can compete with gaming laptops twice as thick and half again as heavy. But we wish it cost a little less.

Impressive SLI performance in a relatively slim package ; Comfortable keyboard ; Non-glare screen ; Solid sound

Expensive ; Poor battery life ; Bulky

The good news is that the Aorus lasted longer in our strenuous video playback test than the Origin. The bad news is that SLI notebooks are insatiable battery suckers; the Aorus' runtime is short even by gaming laptop standards.

Jun, 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 DT review


Diving into virtual reality with a gaming laptop

Desktop-performance graphics ; Thin body

Fan noise

The Aorus X7 DT is a powerful gaming laptop and light enough to be a virtual reality rig you can wear on your back.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Desire Athow (

Pipo X7 review


Smaller, lighter, cheaper – the X7 has plenty going for it

No bloatware ; Nice finish ; Office 365 on board ; Totally silent

External PSU ; Still high power consumption ; USB 2.0 ports only ; 10/100 Ethernet

Cheap, silent, nicely built and, dare we say, hackable, what's not to like about the Pipo X7? Just make sure you manage your expectations about its performance.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Stevenson (

Aorus X7 SLI Gaming Notebook


If you're a gamer looking for a new mobile powerhouse, the Aorus X7 SLI a new kid on the block worth considering

Excellent power-to-weight ratio ; Strong and good-looking design ; Full HD screen

Some version 1.0 integration issues to iron out ; Wi-Fi may be impeded by the all-metal chassis

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Stevenson (

Aorus X7 SLI Gaming Notebook


If you're a gamer looking for a new mobile powerhouse, the Aorus X7 SLI a new kid on the block worth considering

Excellent power-to-weight ratio ; Strong and good-looking design ; Full HD screen

Some version 1.0 integration issues to iron out ; Wi-Fi may be impeded by the all-metal chassis

The Aorus X7 SLI is purpose-built for gaming, with more power and much less compromise than the competition. It has a chassis that's one of the slimmest in its class, yet manages to pack a heat dissipation system to support its high-end gaming...

Mar, 2014

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Expert review by : Ben Mansill (

Review: Aorus X7


If you're considering a gaming laptop, then we assume you have a plan for how it will be used. If part of that plan involves a bit of travel, the X7 is ready to go, weighing in at a very surprising 2.9kg. It's thin – relative to most other gaming...

Peak performance, and a quality build.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:94.24
Battery capacity (Watt hours):94.24
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Front Camera:Y


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:230


Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor socket:FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88969
Processor code:SR2FL
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1512

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.902
Height (rear):1