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Gigabyte AORUS 17G

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Product Overview

The 2021 Gigabyte AORUS 17G is a 17.3-inch flagship gaming laptop that improves upon the 2020 model by offering NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs. Other premium features such as mechanical keyboard and 300Hz IPS display with 72% NTSC gamut are carried over.
Other tangential improvements include the larger 99Wh battery, the inclusion of a Thunderbolt 3 port, and the upgrade of HDMI to v2.1.
At the same time, the 2021 AORUS 17G retains the characteristic 1-inch chassis, the world's thinnest with a full-size mechanical keyboard. A large collection of I/O options as well as the elegant CNC aluminum alloy chassis makes the 17G a great candidate as mobile workstation, too.
Alongside the AORUS 17G, Gigabyte also refreshed the AORUS 15G and AORUS 15P with RTX 30-series graphics at CES 2021.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • High-end components
  • 300Hz display
  • Long battery life
  • Built-in physical mechanical keyboard
Cons
  • Very loud under load
  • Mediocre performance

What external reviewers found

External score 77%
Pros
  • Superb gaming performance
  • Solid performance
  • Gorgeous 4K screen
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • No physical mechanical keyboard
  • Display is limited to FHD
  • Loud fans

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Specifications

RTX 3070RTX 3080

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External Reviews

pcworld[1]

Reviewer score 74%
Reviewers from pcworld have found:
The keyboard features per-key lighting and Omron mechanical switches, which offer a nice, deep 2.5mm of travel and a 1.6mm actuation point. The camera is a pretty typical 720p resolution, with a physical slide cover and average image quality. The speaker quality is better than we've heard in thin-and-light gaming laptops.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Loud fans
  • No Thunderbolt 3

techradar[2]

Reviewer score 78%
Reviewers from techradar have found:
The updated Gigabyte Aorus 17G is one of the latest gaming laptops to come with Nvidia's new RTX 3000 series of laptop graphics cards. You're getting an Intel Core i7-10870H CPU and 32GB of RAM to help this shiny new addition to the Nvidia GPU family power all of your games and software. The 17.3-inch 1080p display is exceptionally color accurate and bright, with an outlandish 300Hz refresh rate. Along the sides of the device you'll find three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, HDMI, mini display port (DP), ethernet and dedicated audio jacks.
Pros
  • Superb gaming performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent webcam
Cons
  • No SD card reader

tomshardware[3]

Reviewer score 72%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found:
The Ampere Aorus 17G has a 17.3 inch 300HZ IPS-level display. It has an Intel Core i7-10870H, up to 64GB of DDR4-2933MHz RAM (our unit had 32GB) and 1TB of SSD storage. It's about $1000 cheaper than its competitors, even with the same CPU and memory/SSD loadouts.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No physical mechanical keyboard
  • Display is limited to FHD

trustedreviews[4]

Reviewer score 83%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found:
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G (2021) is one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market, packing high-end features such as ray tracing and DLSS. The 17-inch display affords more screen space than most gaming laptops, while the 300Hz refresh rate is among the best in the market. One of the 17G’s greatest strengths is the mechanical keyboard, elevating the feel of the keys.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K screen
  • High-end gaming features
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Loud fans
  • Poor battery life

References

  1. ^ Gigabyte Aorus 17G Review: A real gaming laptop that's amazingly quiet. [pcworld].
  2. ^ Gigabyte Aorus 17G (2021) review. [techradar].
  3. ^ Gigabyte Aorus 17G Review: Ampere and a Blazing Screen. [tomshardware].
  4. ^ Gigabyte AORUS 17G (2021) Review. [trustedreviews].

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