The Gigabyte Aorus 17G is out in the market of best gaming laptops, discarding the earlier chunky aesthetic in favor of a slenderer, more portable model. Rather, this sturdy laptop is still rocking the tank-like look and makes no effort to conceal its appearance as a dedicated gaming machine. Here is everything you need to know about this gaming beast.
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G is an amazing gaming laptop for anyone looking for an alternative to desktop gaming PCs.
Gigabyte Aorus 17G
This device is more designed as a desktop replacement than an ultraportable laptop given its bulky size, weighing in at almost 6 pounds, but you do at least have the choice to throw this into a bag if needed.
The lack of upgraded layout indicates there are still a few cons to the Gigabyte Aorus 17G, but these really depend on what you want to use the laptop for. The CPU also unhappily hasn’t been updated to an 11th gen model, but you’re still getting a potent Intel Core i7-10870H.
There’s no sleek look you can expect from it – the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is heavy. It could of course cause some problems if you’re in the market for something that needs to live in a backpack and travel with you often.
And what a keyboard it is. This isn’t a pure mechanical keyboard of course, given its need to be packed into such a narrow space, but all the necessary features are present and make this unquestionably one of the best keyboards we’ve ever used on a laptop.
The overall look of the laptop doesn’t have an ‘in your face’ gamer aesthetic, but RGB lighting shines through the Gigabyte logo on the lid and throughout the keyboard when the device is open.
The power button for the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is placed midway on the open laptop above the keyboard, which limits it from being pressed when typing.
The 17.3-inch 1080p display is especially color accurate and bright, with an amazing 300Hz refresh rate, enabling you to play aggressive titles like Valorant or Apex Legends in the highest possible FPS.
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, dedicated audio jacks for both input and output, and even a full-sized SD card reader which makes this a great choice for creative professionals.
The modernized Gigabyte Aorus 17G is one of the latest gaming laptops to come with Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 series of laptop graphics cards, with our review configuration featuring an RTX 3070. You’re getting an Intel Core i7-10870H CPU and 32GB of RAM to support this shiny new addition to the Nvidia GPU family power all of your games and software, making this triple threat simply one of the most powerful gaming laptops currently available on the market.
The battery life for the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is actually rather effective for a gaming laptop, providing enough juice for around six hours of use away from a power source.
As earlier mentioned though, this beast isn’t the most suitable choice for people looking for a laptop that can game on the go because of its weight, so possibilities are you’ll spend most of your time plugged into the power source because of the power you have to feed to this beast.
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G is available now, and the configuration we reviewed retails for $2,099 / £2,199 / AU$3,599.