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Gigabyte A7 (X1) 17.3" AMD Gaming Laptop (2021)

NEX score 72%

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Product Overview

The 2021 A7 is the first AMD-powered gaming laptop in Gigabyte's lineup. The mid-range 17.3-incher shares much of the feature set with the Intel-powered Gigabyte G7 refreshed just weeks earlier, though it is powered by one of the most powerful CPU on the market today, the Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Another advantage that the A7 enjoys is the NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics with Max-Q that stands above the 3050 chips found on the Intel models.
On the display front, the A7 X1 features a FHD 17.3" IPS panel with 144Hz refresh rate. It also enjoys Nahimic 3D audio for gamers as well as single-zone RGB backlighting.
Last but not least, the A7's size allows Gigabyte to put not just two M.2 SSDs but also a 2.5" internal drive.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good system performance
  • Good input devices
Cons
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Battery life

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good performance
  • Good battery life
  • High-quality case
  • High-contrast display
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB 2.0 + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x mini DisplayPort 1.4 + 1x Audio combo + 1x Microphone + 1x SD + 1x RJ45 (2.5Gbps)
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 LE

Construction

Battery | Capacity
48.96 Wh
Camera | Front
HD
Microphone
Dual-array microphones
Speakers
2‎x 2W Speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
262 mm / 10.3 inch
Size | Height
25.9 mm / 1.02 inch
Size | Width
396 mm / 15.6 inch
Weight
2.5 kg / 5.51 lbs

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Diagonal
17.3 inch
Display Type
IPS, matte
Gamut
72% NTSC
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Nahimic 3
Chipset
AMD Radeon Graphics Vega 7
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6
Keyboard Backlight
Single Colored Backlit Keyboard with 15 Colors LED Setting
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Security
Firmware-based TPM, supports Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2x SO-DIMMs, Max 64GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
230 W
Storage
1x M.2 SSD 2280 PCIe Gen3 / SATA + 1x M.2 SSD 2280 PCIe Gen4 + 1x 2.5" HDD/SSD

Production

Debut
2021-05-25
Made In
Taiwan

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Gigabyte A7 X1 consistently achieves smooth and high frame rates at Full HD resolution and maximum details in the games that we tested. With an average power consumption of 14 watts in our idle scenario, the laptop is one of the most frugal laptops in our test field. Under load, power consumption can reach short peaks of up to 229 watts. The included power adapter can handle an output of 230 watts.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality case
  • High-contrast display
  • Good battery life
  • Very good performance
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Gigabyte A7 X1 in review: Gaming laptop offers stable endurance performance. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Gigabyte-A7-X1-in-review-Gaming-laptop-offers-stable-endurance-performance.573533.0.html. 2021-10-19. Retrieved 2021-10-20.

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