Aorus X7 v2 gaming laptop computer assessment

Do you want with the ability to go to a LAN with out carrying a large tower round? Do you journey quite a bit, or work in a job that requires you to arrange store in tiny cities for weeks at a time? No matter your cause, you’re available in the market for a gaming laptop computer. Have you ever met the Aorus X7 v2?

Aorus hood

What’s an Aorus?

What’s an Aorus, I hear you say? You may recognise among the stylings on the hood of the laptop computer from the Gigabyte vary of laptops, and you’d be proper. Meet Gigabyte’s personal model of super-thin laptops with a heavy punch. Aorus is a line targeted on gaming, tailor-made to fulfill the excessive calls for of this group of customers.

Gaming on the go

This machine is for gaming, little doubt about it. The Aorus X7 v2 doesn’t try to vow you battery longevity. This machine is loud, energy hungry and happy with it. The Aorus weighs in at 3kg and is a tiny 22.9mm thick, making it seem like half of the laptop computer in comparison with the competitors. Apart from thickness, that is fairly removed from the reality. This child packs two Nvidia 860M GPUs in SLI, sharing 8GB of GDDR5, linked to a Intel i7-4710HQ CPU working at 2.5GHz with 16GB of 1,866MHz RAM. To ensure you can recreation on the go, the Aorus has a 2TB drive for storage, and three mSATA 128GB drives working in raid 0, to offer you a quick, pleasant expertise. Even the keyboard has been made for gaming, with a bunch of programmable macro keys on the left facet of the keyboard.

[toggle_simple title=”What’s in the box?” width=”Width of toggle box”]The relatively attractive packaging of the X7 v2 contains the facility brick and energy cable, in addition to the gorgeous helpful Aorus B7 backpack, which has been specifically constructed with gaming in thoughts, so count on greater than sufficient area in your cans, keyboard, mouse and power drinks. It’s a welcome boost, contemplating a laptop computer is kinda daft if it doesn’t have a protected method to journey.[/toggle_simple]

Listed here are the photographs from the benchmarks, for these whose eyes glazed over in pleasure a paragraph in the past. As that is the primary full machine assessment, let me clarify my methodologies.I favor to make use of packages and software program that’s simply obtainable on the web, in addition to video games which have built-in benchmarks, because the outcomes are a lot, a lot simpler to check and replicate. Why replicate? As a result of typically a PC could have a hiccup or two and neglect methods to mind, after which after a number of gurgles it will get again on monitor. This additionally permits me to see how a PC runs beneath stress, as no person needs a pc only for it to take a seat there and look good. Additionally, as soon as I’ve extra machines to match stats towards, there can be tables and charts for evaluating data between two or extra machines. Be happy to shout at me within the feedback if there are different exams you would like. With none additional delays, on to the benchmarks.

Aorus SSD

Aorus cinebench

Batman: Arkham Origins with every part set to max runs at min 36fps, max 87fps with a mean of 53fps with its in-built benchmark. Even BF4 (regardless of its benchmark, for no matter cause) may be run on extremely with a mean body price of greater than 40fps, with much less motion on display screen growing that quantity into the 70s.

Operating Firestrike with out SLI scored a full 2,000 factors decrease, at 2,955 vs the 4,964 of the take a look at in SLI. (The very first Firestrike take a look at gave a puzzling rating of three,806, however couldn’t be replicated. Oh PCs.)

Extra photographs of the benchmarks are within the gallery on the finish of the article.

For individuals who need to skip all the photographs, listed here are the 3D Mark scores:

Firestrike: 4,964

Skydiver: 17,525

Cloudgate: 19,478

Ice Storm: 130,190

Sizzling property, not sizzling peripherals

The extra time I spend with the Aorus, the extra I discover finer particulars in its building. From the marginally sturdier weight and building of the WASD keys, to the truth that the dual exhaust ports of the machine blow all warmth backwards, away from the consumer. This ensures you don’t warmth your fingers or your linked peripherals, an issue I’ve had with different laptops. The machine by no means reached a lot increased than 63 levels, aside from the artificial benchmarks, which pushed the machine a lot increased for brief bursts. The cooling system is phenomenal, which is one thing you may hear. Your neighbours may hear the superb cooling system at work too, which is my solely actual gripe with the machine. When the machine hits heavy load, count on issues to chill down relatively shortly again to idle temps, however the jet turbine noise may get you kicked out of the espresso store, nevermind the library. That’s if they will get their eyes off that display screen. At 17.3” inches of LED with a 72% shade gamut (sorry, print nerd displaying himself) count on some actually clear and wealthy colors. Should you favor multi monitor, the Aorus can output to a few exterior shows.

The Aorus is lighter, thinner and cheaper than the competitors (in the identical energy vary, after all). In case you are available in the market for a top-end gaming laptop computer, the Aorus X7 v2 must be in your radar. An object of lust.


[toggle_simple title=”Full specs” width=”Width of toggle box”] Specification
X7 v2
OS Home windows 8.1 / Home windows 8.1 Professional
CPU 4th Era Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Processor 2.5GHz
Show 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 LED backlight
System Reminiscence 8GB DDR3L 1866, Four slots (Max 32GB)
Chipset Cellular Intel® HM87 Categorical Chipset
Video Graphics NVIDIA® GTX 860M SLI GDDR5 8GB
Storage  mSATA 128GB/256GB/512GB, Three slots
2.5” HDD 500GB/750GB/1TB/2TB 5400/7200rpm , 1 slot
Keyboard Kind Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
Optical Disk Drive N/A
I/O Port USB(3.0) x3,USB(2.0) x2, HDMI, mini-Show port, Encompass port, D-sub RJ45,SD card reader, microphone-in, earphone-out(SPDIF)
Audio  2 watt speaker*2, woofer*2, Microphone, AORUS Acoustic+ know-how
LAN: Killer LAN Chip
Wi-fi LAN: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
1.Zero Megapixel
Safety Kensington Lock
Battery Li Polymer 73.26Wh
Dimensions 428(W) x 305(D) x 22.9(H)mm
Weight 3kg [/toggle_simple]
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