Aorus X7 Pro: Conclusion

January 21, 2015 by Michael Wall Reads (17,593)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 9
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.43
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

The Aorus X7 Pro offers top of the line performance in an unbelievably thin form factor. The slim design looks fantastic and moving to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M is a huge performance boost. But attempting to have the best of both worlds comes at a cost.

The chassis is nowhere near as durable as its thicker counterparts. The thin design is also likely contributing to thermal issues as the constant hum of the fan can be loud enough to disrupt the user and break the feeling of immersion when playing games. The device is often hot enough to the point where it can’t be used as a “laptop.”

Still the Aorus X7 Pro is nothing short of a powerhouse. No Single-GPU machine on the market can match the performance levels offered in the X7 Pro. When it comes to how much power Gigabyte is able to cram into this package, the X7 Pro is truly impressive.

Users who want a desktop replacement, but don’t really plan on moving the device may want to consider a larger device that offers better ventilation and a thicker chassis. But those looking for a device that offers uncompromising performance levels in a portable package will find the Aorus X7 to be one of the best options on the market.

Aorus X7 Pro front 2Pros:

  • Excellent performance
  • Beautiful slim design 
  • Improved display 

Cons:

  • Expensive 
  • Chassis runs hot
  • Fan runs loud  


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