We had the opportunity to review the brand new Gigabyte AORUS 7(SA variant) gaming laptop. The AORUS 7 has the tagline “Be Premium” and it delivers on all fronts.
The AORUS 7 features a Intel 9th Gen i7-9750H cpu, 16gb DDR4 2666 ram, a LG 17.3 inch 144Hz Full HD IPS panel(which is gorgeous to look at) and to drive the panel a Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6gb graphics card. What really pushes the unit to its limit is the PCIe NVME Intel SSD that they included as the main drive! Compared to my desktop’s SSD it is blistering fast and this was only with the one M.2 installed, you do get another M.2 slot for more expandability. The AORUS 7 SA variant can support up to 64Gb of DDR4 ram, where as the NA and GA can only do up to 32Gb of ram.
So all of the specs on the AORUS 7 is epic(for its price class), but does it perform? It does, it really does. Running 3DMark Time Spy I got a solid 5788 overall score, I even got 3 Achievements based on the specs of the unit! Thanks to the 144Hz screen and the GTX 1660 Ti I got solid 60+ frames when I played Tomb Raider, Warhammer and even Strange Brigade. The AORUS 7 set out to be the best FHD gaming laptop you can buy and It did it with flying colours.
The AORUS 7 is not just for gaming(even if its being sold as such), it also a workhorse when it comes to productivity. Thanks to the LG IPS screen your colour reproduction is really good(mits you do a colour calibration on the screen, Tip bring down the brightness of the screen) and working with big files is a stitch. Something that I really loved of the unit is that the Ethernet port, power plug and external HDMI sits at the back of the Laptop.
Overall I am Loved the AORUS 7 laptop. It features really good preformance in games and creator type programs, for R26999 you get a all round performer. It does also feature a RGB keyboard and killer lan. I would recommend this to any gamer looking at upgrade there laptop. You would not be sorry for the upgrade. This is your local mad scientist signing out….now to save up for my own AORUS 7
CPU: Intel 9th Gen i7-9750H
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6Gb
RAM: Samsung 2x8GB DDR4-2666(upgradable to 64GB)
Screen: LG 17.3″ FHD 144Hz
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