May 30, 2023

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Gigabyte Aorus 17X YB review

The Aorus 17X is the latest in a swathe of amazing gaming laptops that have been released this year, with more goodies on the way. Countless manufacturers are adopting Nvidia’s RTX Super Max-P GPUs, and the machines just keep getting more powerful (albiet, less portable). 

Coming in at the top end of that spectrum, Gigabyte has hit us with a fierce addition to the muscle-class laptop family in the Aorus 17X. The median spec model retails for around $3,000. A premium price, for sure, but with the kind of hardware on offer, some things are worth dropping serious cash on.


Processor: Intel Core i9 10980HK
Graphics: RTX 2080 Super Max-P (200W variant)
Memory: 2x 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
Display: 17.3 inch IPS FHD 240Hz
Resolution: 1920×1080
Storage: 2TB HDD + 1TB PCIe
Battery: 94Whr
Connectivity: 3x USB3.2 Gen1, 1x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 1x Thunderbolt3, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.4 & USB3.1 Type-C, 1x Microphone, 1x Earphone, 1x UHS-II SD Card Reader, 1x RJ-45
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions: 15.6 x 11.5 x 1.5 inch
Weight: 8lbs 7oz (3.8Kg)
Warranty: One year
Price: $3,899 (£3,699)