Gigabyte’s Aorus 7 laptop is easily one of 2020’s most affordable all-rounder laptops. The laptop looks pretty unassuming and doesn’t scream “Gaming” at the top of its lungs with its design but this is not necessarily a bad thing. So what exactly makes it great ?
Let’s get into the specs first before continuing any further.
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⦁ Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
⦁ 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7-10750H Processor (2.6GHz-5GHz)
⦁ 17.3" Thin Bezel FHD 1920x1080 IPS-level Anti-glare Display LCD (144Hz, 72% NTSC)
⦁ 1+3 Multi Display for Multi-Tasking
⦁ 2x DDR4 2666MHz/ DDR4 2933MHz slots (*8GB/ 16GB/ 32GB, Max 64GB) *The system memory spec may differ by country and region.
⦁ Mobile Intel® HM470 Express Chipset
⦁ Intel® UHD Graphics 630
⦁ NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GDDR6 6GB
⦁ Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
⦁ Support 3 Slots of Storage System.
⦁ 1x 2.5” HDD/ SSD (Only supports 7mm or thinner)
⦁ 2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe) *The storage spec may differ by country and region.
⦁ Realtek® Ethernet RTL8411B + Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
⦁ All-New AORUS GAMING CENTER Software
⦁ 1x USB2.0 Type-A
⦁ 1x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A
⦁ 1x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-A
⦁ 1x HDMI 2.0(with HDCP)
⦁ 1x Mini Display 1.2
⦁ 1x DisplayPort 1.4 Type-C over USB 3.2 Gen 2
⦁ 1x Audio combo jack
⦁ 1x Microphone jack
⦁ 1x SD Card Reader
⦁ 1x DC-in Jack
⦁ 1x RJ-45
⦁ 2x 2 Watt Speaker
⦁ Dual-Array Microphone
⦁ Nahimic 3 3D Audio for Gamers
⦁ 15 Full Area Colored Backlit Keyboard
⦁ Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0
⦁ HD Camera
⦁ Firmware-based TPM, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
⦁ Kensington Lock
⦁ Battery: Li Polymer 48.96Wh
⦁ Power Adapter: 180W *Adapter may differ by country and region.
⦁ Dimensions: 395 (W) x 260 (D) x 29 (H) mm, 15.55 (W) x 10.23 (D) x 1.14(H) inch
⦁ Weight: ~2.5 kg
Packing an 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H Processor along with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GDDR6 6GB and 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz ram, the Aorus 7 is no slouch. It’s effectively the 2020 refresh of the older model notebook it shares a name with and one that’s well worth looking into. The newer processor and graphics card are a step up over the previous generation of the laptop which featured an Intel i7‑9750H and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti.
The newer processor isn’t exactly massively different to the previous one but the graphics card makes a world of difference. This world of difference of course being related to ray-tracing in video games which support it. We played a non-ray tracing game first to check out the Notebook’s performance. In Frostpunk’s latest DLC, “On The Edge”, with all settings maxed out, the Aorus 7 delivered a steady framerate around the 80fps mark with the occasional dip to around 40fps when things got really intense in-game.
This world of difference of course being related to ray-tracing in video games which support it.
...when the laptop is unplugged, it runs at a lower performance threshold. Plug it in and that’s when it shows its true power.
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20 June 2020
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