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Aorus X7 DT v7- KL4K4M 17.3” 4K UHD G-SYNC Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7820HK (2.90 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 1 TB HDD 512 GB M.2 SSD 32 GB Memory Windows 10 Home 64-Bit RGB Backlit Keyboard Thunderbolt™ 3 + Mini-DP 1.3 + HDMI 2

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  • 7th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Overclocked Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 GDDR5 8GB
  • AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard: Per-Key RGB Backlight¦VR optimized
  • 17.3" 4K UHD (3840x2160) IPS Display
  • Mini-DP 1.3: External 8K Display Output | HDMI 2.0: True 4K at 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt™ 3: Up to 40Gbps Transfer Speed
  • Multi External Display Support: 3 Surround Display
  • X-RiteTM PANTONE® color calibration for prefect color accuracy
  • NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ : Tear-free, Super Smooth Display
  • ESS Sabre HIFI Audio DAC for higher headset audio detail
  • XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Professional Streaming Software
  • Huge Battery life : 94.24Wh
  • AORUS International 2 Years Warranty
  • 16.85(W) x 12(D) x 1.0(H)inch with 7.06lbs
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080: The Ultimate Performance

The new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 series GPU features the latest Pascal™ architecture, breaking the limits of laptop performance. The new GPU delivers not only the ultimate performance and efficiency, but also easily provides an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience and smooth high-res gameplay. Hardcore gamers can now possess over-the-top performance on the mobile platform with crystal clear, captivating motion graphics, and jaw-dropping visuals.

THE ULTIMATE PC GAMING PLATFORM

Get Game Ready with GeForce GTX. GeForce GTX delivers the fastest performance, with the most advance gaming technologies (NVIDIA GameWorks) and the best gaming ecosystem (GeForce Experience)

MSI Gaming Notebook

NVIDIA Ansel

Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots and view in 360. Compose your screenshot from any position, adjust them with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share them in 360 degrees using your mobile phone, PC, or VR headset.

MSI Gaming Notebook

HDR Ready

HDR Ready games and movies are rendered in rich, vibrant colors to deliver sharper and more realistic images.

MSI Gaming Notebook

VR Works

Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets - driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies, VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and fell every moment

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor : Here Comes the New Generation of Performance

With the latest “Kaby Lake” architecture, the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor outperforms its predecessor in every aspect. Added with HEVC10b and VP9 decoding for that extra 4K playback smoothness. AORUS further presents one click overclocking ability that increases your CPU speed of up to 15% over the Intel 7700HQ CPU. Experience seamless next generation gaming performance!

*The overclock-able range may vary by CPU limitation, even on same model.

RGB Fusion Keyboard | In The Dark There is Light

TheThe all-new AORUS RGB Fusion features per-key RGB backlighting in 16.8 million color variations, delivering virtually unlimited customization. Each and every key can be customized to light up only the required keys for each application, allowing the user to instantly identify which keys to press. Users can go a step further and setup animated illumination effects like breathing, waves, and ripples. Per-key backlighting can achieve not only practical benefits of quick identification, but also a unique visual experience and endless customization. The Fusion app can combine audio, backlight, and macro settings to profiles, and switch automatically between games or applications.

Thunderbolt™ 3 | The Fastest, Most Powerful All In One Port

The Thunderbolt™ 3 comes with outstanding capabilities such as transfer speeds up to 40Gbps, device charging with 5V/3A currents and connecting plug ‘n’ play external graphics. The Thunderbolt™ 3 is the most powerful compact and versatile port to date.

32-bit ESS SABRE Hi-Fi Audio DAC | Games Are Won Through Detail

True gamers are always seeking maximum performance throughout. AORUS has excelled all expectations and packed the class leading ESS SABRE Hi-Fi Audio DAC into the iconically thin laptop chassis. The ESS DAC outputs a monstrous rate of 32bit/384kHz, producing detailed sound replication. Gamers can now hear the distance, direction and footsteps of the enemy, being well prepared to take victory. This is the true definition of audio advantage and pleasure, for gaming and entertainment alike.



4K UHD IPS Display| Now with 100% Adobe RGB (optional)

AORUS steps up the game even further by adding 100% Adobe RGB color gamut to the already ultra-crisp 4K UHD IPS panel found on the X7. Experience uncompromised visuals with more colors than the traditional sRGB spectrum, for both work and play.

*Panel specifications may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

X-Rite™ Pantone® Calibration: Experience True Colors

The complexity of in-game colors is what brings the game to life. Without proper color calibration, the intended colors are well hidden away. AORUS has teamed up with X-Rite™ Pantone®- a world-renowned authority on color and provider of leading color technologies- to provide accurate colors throughout the color spectrum. Each display on the laptop is fully calibrated through a professional calibration solution from X-Rite™ Pantone®. Experience vibrant yet accurate colors shown as intended by game developers.Gamers can now enjoy every gaming moment and also take advantage of the accurate color contrasts in order to distinguish between enemies from the environment.

*Calibration environment: Display brightness: 100%; System operation: Windows 10 Home Premium; Calibration device: Provided By X-Rite™ Pantone®, Designed especially for AORUS.

Tear-free, Super Smooth & Fast with G-SYNC

Equipped with NVIDIA® G-SYNC display technology, the X7 DT v7 delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. The innovative G-SYNC can synchronize display refresh rates to the GPU in your gaming laptop, and eliminates screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.

*Product specifications and product appearance may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country.

Multi External Display Support: Build Up Your War Room

Open up to more possibilities with the X7 DT v7. With the introduction of Thunderbolt™ 3 port, you can now connect up to a total of 3 external 4K displays. Watch a strategic gaming video while gaming, check and control your music without exiting the game or go all out immersive with NVIDIA® Surround. Do more and enjoy more, now made possible with the X7 DT v7.

*Connect 3 external displays through the combination of HDMI, mini-DP and Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

Chassis Designed for Cooling | Optimal Air & Heat Flow

With AORUS putting a great emphasis on slimness we are always looking for ways to improve our thermal design for a cooler and quieter experience. With the new ID changes, comes the addition of two new air intake vents. With more intake airflow, we’ve seen a 9°C improvement in GPU and CPU temperature. Together with 6 heat pipes, 4 exhaust vents, 2 fans, along with AORUS exclusive Custom fan control, your system will run even cooler and perform above and beyond. .


Versatile Fan Control | 10 Stage Deep Fan Control

Beyond the specialized cooling chassis design, AORUS further adds an intuitive fan customization UI that will defiantly suit any gamer needs. Take control of the fan in different situations, with quiet, normal, gaming, customize and deep control profiles to choose from. Gamers can go even further with a fan curve, 10 stage fan control setting (deep control profile) that lets gamers assign different fan speeds to individual temperature for the ultimate fan tweak customization.

M.2 PCIe SSD: The Next Storage Revolution

With mSATA technology limiting SSD’s full potential; it’s time to be out with the old, and in with the new! Perfected PCI Express SSD technology with the next generation form factor, M.2 is like a breath of fresh air to storage performance with its mind blowing speed! With a single drive reaching 2000 MB/s, game loading and system booting all happen in the blink of an eye. Being 4x faster than any traditional SATA SSD, the benefits are obvious: the faster it is, the better it is. All these are found in the X7 DT v7 which houses two 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD and one 2TB HDD, providing you a massive storage up to 3TB!

*Product specifications and availability may vary by country and region. We recommend you to check with your local dealers for the latest product information.

DDR4 RAM: Ultimate Memory for Ultimate Gaming

DDR4 RAM is a must have for any hardcore gamer. At a frequency of 2400 MHz, it runs high-resolution games faster and smoother than ever before. Not to mention with a single stick of DDR4, you can have a max capacity of 16GB, double that of DDR3. The X7 DT v7 houses four of these, reaching a maximum memory storage of 64GB. Using less power at only 1.2v, DDR4 in turn generates less heat in your machine, possessing the trifecta required of RAM for the ultimate gaming experience!

*Product specifications and availability may vary by country and region. Please check with your local dealers for the latest product information.

HDMI 2.0: True 4K Ultra HD

The incorporation of HDMI 2.0 brings screen resolution to the next level. Unlike HDMI 1.4 which only supports 8-bit color up to 30 frames per second, HDMI 2.0 display is truly breathtaking. Supporting up to 18 Gbps transfer, the true potential of 4K resolution is realized through 12-bit color and up to 60Hz refresh rate! See videos, photos, and games how they were meant to be seen, in true high definition!

*require HDCP 2.2 supported monitors

USB 3.1 Type-C: Quality of Life Upgraded

It is common to turn a USB a few times before it fits. But those days are over with USB 3.1 Type C! The Type C connector is universal, making connecting via USB no long a chore. Not only is it easier to connect, it’s fast. USB 3.1 has twice the throughput of USB 3.0, transferring 100GB video in as little as 80 seconds. Through greatly improved data transfer speed and pluggability, USB 3.1 Type C puts a focus on the improvement of quality of life for a gamer’s daily routine!

Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro | Full Bandwidth Utilization

Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro provides unprecedented speed, intelligence, and control for systems with Killer™ Wireless adapter and a Killer™ Ethernet controller. DoubleShot™ Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection and sends all high priority traffic over that interface. All standard traffic is then sent over the other interface. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link, giving you lag free gaming experience even while running multiple downloads the same time.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro! The show starts wherever you flip open your AORUS X7 DT v7.

*Free 1-year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

TriDef® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

*Free 90-day TriDef SmartCam License.

Super thin & Lightweight: A Gaming Milestone

The flowing sculpted lines and quality matte black are scented with understated luxury without losing its original aggression. The aerodynamic streamlines connect expanded vents, giving the ultimate gaming flagship a breath of speed.Squeezing such smashing performance into a slim chassis takes tremendous expertise and the best thermal know-how. Own this ultimate gaming flagship to find out the top-tier craftsmanship.

Immerse with AORUS Audio

Enhance your audio experience with AORUS Audio. With 4 modes (games, music, movies, meeting) to choose from, the AORUS Audio provides you lifelike sound which allows you to immerse yourself in any usage situation. For example, the Game mode includes 4 other modes such as first-person-shooter (FPS) and racing and role-playing games (RPGs). Each sound is produced with accuracy and clarity, bringing battlefield to life.

OC Gauge Readies You for Any Challenge

The best policy to win any game is to make sure your system is 100% with you. OC Gauge presents the user comprehensive system information, including CPU & GPU loads, temperature, fan speed, network conditions and power scheme. A simple glance is all it takes to keep track of how your system works.

AORUS Exclusive | International 1+1 Years Warranty

AORUS is committed to provide the best in hardware and after-sales service. AORUS has further set the standard in the industry by offering an additional 1-year international warranty on top of the norm. Enjoy every moment with your AORUS laptop with the exclusive 1+1 year international warranty.

*2 years international warranty on laptops and 1 year international warranty on the battery. For further details on out exclusive warranty, please visit the AORUS website.


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5/ 5
Great customer service

Pros: So far great customer Service....Will update after I receive product.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have had issues with my credit card company's purchase verification process that are not New Egg's fault. Two prior attempt's at buying this laptop went up in flames. I called CC company and straightened them out as I was waiting to be called back by New Egg customer hold line redial system. In 20 minutes I was called back and spoke to "Shaun/ Shawn" of New Egg. Luckily for me I was speaking with a professional. He fixed everything from completing a new order for me, to finding me some money off on my original purchase price and all without the typical canned scripted scat from every other internet retailer. Thanks "S"!

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1/ 5
Total failure

Pros: A great paper weight

Cons: Total failure and horrible warranty process

Other Thoughts: Just a warning for anyone thinking about buying this or any Aorus/Gigabyte laptop.... You are responsible for shipping if you have a warranty claim. In my case, my X7 dt 7 failed after 7 days. I sent it to the warranty center at my own cost, now over a month later, I still have no laptop and no eta on when or if it will every be fixed. I have had warranty claims before with Asus and Alienware...they both have it resolved and me on my way again within a day or two. Aorus/Gigabyte products are just not reliable and you will be without a laptop for a very very long time when (not if) something goes wrong...

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your AORUS product.
Please contact AORUS service center with RMA number for further assistance to check warranty service status at 1-626-854-9338 opt. 4 Monday through Friday from 08:30 ~ 17:30 PST.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Aorus does it again Won me over Razer

Pros: Beautiful 4K screen
Super fast SSD
Great Keyboard
16.8 million color RGB using Aorus Fusion.
GTX 1080 Graphics
Light powerful portable desktop like experience.
Sabre Audio DAC
Great selection IO
Thunderbolt 3 port & Type C
Best in boxing experience ever for any Laptop 8t doesn't get any better than this.

Cons: Lid screen flexes a bit
Gets hot under heavy load
Need a Laptop Cooler
Expensive but High specs
Will need Aorus B7 R back pack to carry around or travel.
Finger print Magnet

Other Thoughts: It's a beautiful machine with superior performance. You get what you pay for.. The in boxing experience was a delight to open.. Seriously it's amazing with the materials they use.. I don't want to ruin it for you but please take my word for it.

The amount of features this laptop has is the true definition of a gaming laptop in my eyes.
From the IO to the Aorus Fusion Keyboard 16.8 million RGB color display.. The the Aorus Command center where you can overclock up to 4.2 Gtz from the powerful desk top grade CPU I77820K processor and the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU trust me you will have a very pleasant gaming experience ! The 4K screen 3840X2160 is truly remarkable in every way colors are Vibrant I believe brightness is 350 nit or maybe a bit more like 370 don't quote me on that.
Anyways no matter what game you play or video rendering watching movies like Netflix Hulu YouTube etc.. You will have an amazing experience the screen is that good..
For games:
Currently playing Shadow of War running @ 60FPS in full Native Resolution (4K)
In 1440p I'm seeing from 95 to 115 FPS easily even for the most demanding titles keep in mind this is full Overboost clocked at 4.2gtz still what a amazing machine.
DT stands for Desk top for those who don't know.. Aorus really knocked it out the park with this one..
I sold my old Razer QHD+ 1060 512GB to purchase this new Aorus powerhouse..
There's so much to go over but see the experience for yourself this is hands down the best Laptop in this price range on the market today.. Do not compare this to an MSI or Asus or Aliens are none of those.. A highly comparable product would be the Razer blade Pro.. And maybe the Acer Preadtor line with their 4K displays but that's it .. No other company will give this many features with these high specs at this price point .. I paid $3201.99 during New Eggs Shadow of War Promotion event using the $200 promo code think it was up on the site for like a week lol than they took it down
Seriously I promise you this laptop is worth $3400 easily even though thats not what I paid..
New Egg did the unthinkable I paid $2.99 for Rush processing

Processing was done the next morning laptop was shipped to me 2 days after so all in all waited 3 total days to receive my baby !

So in conclusion save your money for the best.
Aorus has won me over coming from Razer products over all these years .. Their the best option in my eyes.. Thanks Aorus and Thank you New Egg you both have a well satisfied happy customer.
Until next time
-Jay out

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome Gaming Laptop!

Pros: Really gorgeous, bright, 4k screen with 100% Adobe RGB. Great for gaming (Witcher 3 and Hellblade look fantastic in 4k), and photography.
Very nice, responsive, keyboard. Pleasure to use. Individual rgb back lighting is well done.
Thin and (relatively) lightweight (I was also looking at the Acer Predator 17x).
Blazing fast.
Great port selection.
Nice, clear, articulated audio.
Included software makes overclocking, control of the fans, and driver updates a breeze.

Cons: Runs hot when playing demanding titles (Witcher 3, Tomb raider, etc.,) at 4k. You'll definitely want to use a laptop cooler.
Fans on the louder side at higher temperatures. Not really an issue as playing with headphones solve this issue, and provide a more immersive experience, anyway.

Other Thoughts: Overall - LOVE the Aorus X7 DT v7, with 4k display - awesome laptop, period.
Highly recommended!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Perfect for me

Pros: - 1080
- not to heavy

Cons: - about 10 min of useful battery life

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop to do demos of my product, a VR volume rendering and edition software for medical image volumes. When the computer is plugged-in, I get very good results. I manage about 300 to 400 fps, using 99% of the GPU and 10% of the CPU (my application is using CUDA and is very GPU intensive). I let it run for 1 hour and got a stable temperature of 70 deg. on the GPU.

Then I unplug the cable and let it run on the battery. It kept going at about the same speed for 10 minutes, at which point the battery was at 77% (having started at 98%). The performances dropped drastically to about 10 fps for a minute and the application crashed with CUDA timeouts. I restarted it a few times, never got more than 100 fps, and only for a few seconds before going down to 10 fps, after 20 min I was at 5 fps with the battery at 67%. The GPU show a 100% usage, but the CUDA operations seem to get slower and slower. I plugged the cable back and it quickly went back to 300 fps. Apparently something funky is going on with the CUDA operations when the battery is not at full power?

I did this a few time to make sure it wasn't my imagination, and I do get consistent results.

So for demo purpose I can only count on 10 min of battery.

I intended to do my demos with the power plugged in, so this is not that big an inconvenience for me. I just expected the battery to last a little longer...

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Excellent Product, disappointing that I had to go through some lemons first tho

Pros: So the pros first I guess. Yes the product is great. Point by point:
1. Weight. I enjoy that its lighter than my MSI GT73VR and sometimes it seems that even 1-2 lbs makes a difference. The power brick is lighter and smaller, the unit itself is lighter and its a light thinner and takes up less room in my backpack than any of the other gaming laptops Ive had. I can hold it up with one hand and not worry about dropping it like with the MSI.
2. The 4k screen is great. Ive run the witcher 3 and COD and a few other games at 4k with no problems. I spent hours scoring over reviews of people complaining about 120 hz vs 60 hz, 60 fps vs 30 yada yada. I think at the end of the day the main thing is, does it work for you, can you play it well? does it stutter so much that if effects your gameplay and can it keep up to what you're trying to do at that resolution? The answer so far is that I havent had any of those issues and all those really nitty gritty specifics are not really that important, they are a lot about personal preference. I travel a lot so gaming in some small hotel room for days and weeks on end is important to me, this guy is quite capable of that even at 4k. Do I notice a difference between 30 fps and 60? Maybe if I played shooters online against other people and were very competitive, but for me, no. It does games extraordinarily well so far.
3. I expected the fans to be way louder. The MSI GT73vr I had was louder than this when gaming? I dont know what the internet trolls are smoking. Yeah, it has fan noise but it doesnt really stop me from hearing the game I'm playing. Is it extraordinarily loud so far? Not any moreso than a lot of other laptops. Is the fan sometimes loud? Well sure it is, It does generate a lot of heat (there was a lot of heat and high fan when playing Civ 5 for some reason, and very little fan and heat when playing starcraft). Its also sometimes warm when doing nothing so I did do a little throttlestopping and that helps with fan noise at idle and a little while gaming. When its sitting there doing nothing it idles around 33-38, doing web stuff about 43-50, and gaming about 76-79 or so after about 20-30 mins of gaming. The fans spin up as needed, are usually on all the time but very low (when on quiet mode and occasionally turn off completely although throttlestop helps with that). From what Ive seen so far they arent too annoying or have any high pitch buzzing etc. To sum it up, its more or less like any other gaming laptop albeit a bit smaller, and does what its supposed to. I may delid or change the paste out one day and see if that results in cooler temps and less fan.
4. Included stands are kinda nice. Does raise it up a little. They are a little pokey for sitting on your lap but meh, they were free and they work for solid tables etc. The unit cools a lot from an intake in the top which is such a great idea. Aorus keep it up with those kinds of implementations
5. Build quality - so far so good. Yup there is a bit of screen flex, but when clamped down the unit doesnt flex that much overall. Theres very little back bleed, only a teeny bit in the bottom right corner, but barely noticeable. My GT73VR had an entire screen lit up with backlight bleed so this is pretty welcome if you ask me.
6. Ports - the port selection is great. I use a lot of USBs and other such stuff and they put them just right. No issues with the amount or placement here. The fact that it has 2 usb type C's is a nice touch.
7. Specs. I looked all over for the specs this thing has. thunderbolt, HDMI 2.0, 1080 gtx, etc etc and everyone had some of that stuff but not all of it. Since I travel, youd be surprised at the things and equipment i encounter where im stuck with one limitation or another and this thing has all of that. Essential for future proofing and although a lot of people have opinions on this or that, the 1080 hasnt let me down on a 4k game yet, even if its not at 60+ fps on all games at all times.
8. gaming keys to the side are nice, but they get in the way. Pretty much every time I press the lower G5 key instead of control to do copy/paste actions without fail. Or no, I guess that is a fail.
9. Battery life is just ok. Meh. Thats all I got to say about that.
10. Sound is pretty good. Sound software that comes with it isnt bad either, if I remember to actually change it before playing an RPG and set it to that mode, its not too bad. Not a significant difference but its there.
11. The overclocking software is quite easy to use. Does make more heat when cranked up because its already in a small package but it does work well and is easy to control. I need to do some more benchmarks to see if this thing really makes that huge of difference if I wanted to turn on hairworks in the Witcher.

Cons: Ok theres a few but its not life altering. Well, except for the first issue...
1. Newegg, a huge WTFrick goes out to you for the handling of the mess of the first batch of orders. I order this laptop three times, count it THREE times, and each time you sent me a unit with some weird grey splotches, smudges, damage and what appeared to be burn marks in the screen! I had about five conversations with newegg personnel to ZERO avail. Tried different shipping methods. Tried talking to the shipper. Tried opening the box with gloves on in a dark room. Tried pleading to gawwd. None of it helped me. There were 8-10 or more damage or defect areas with each successive unit. It really seemed like a manufacturing defects or something happening in transportation with the first batch they had. Where is your quality control? Oh yeah, there is none. You just send what the manufacturer sends you and then your customer has to go through an almost 2 month long process receiving damaged units, hoping to (whatever almighty being will listen) for weeks that the next unit wont have issues, only to realize the newly arrived unit is the same, then send it back and try again with the hope that the next one will be better. Not only that but wow is your refund process slow. After all was said and done, I came up with a new plan. I waited until newegg was sold out of this model, status updated as back in stock, and then ordered another one in hopes that it was just a bad batch of units (and it seemed to be, as this most recent one has a perfect screen).
Due to the handling of this mess I'll always be skeptical of buying from newegg, and Ive spent a lot of money with them over the years. Removed one egg for this debacle.

2. Cost. This thing is very costly. I dont know what kind of liquid gold they have in these gaming laptops but if a tower can be built with the same specs as this for less than a quarter of the price.... I dont know, it seems questionable at best to see it up that high. But at the same time I say that, it far it exceeds my expectations on gaming and traveling. I complain about price but if you compare it to the GT73 or 75VR or it wasnt as expensive by at least a few hundred dollars at equivalent specs. Its also smaller, thinner and pretty much does the same thing and is more appropriate as a laptop, so if cost isnt too much of a concern, overlook this issue.
3. Heat. Yeah there is a bit of heat. Havent done too many extended marathons and the fan noise isnt the greatest, but compared to a lot of other units, its pretty durn good. Just dont overclock too much without a cooling pad and its pretty equivalent or better than other units Ive had.
4. Keyboard - a lot of the times the keyboard wont register my keystrokes. Its very noticeable in the numpad keys especially around the number 1 area, those keys require specifically hitting them quite hard in order for it to register. Ive only had it a few days so I wouldnt expect this to be an issue already. Id rather have a keyboard issue than a screen issue though, so Im overlooking it at the moment. When I do data entry man I could almost shoot this thing for having to press numbers over and over again until it registers.
5. touchpad sucks. But whatever, it does its job.
6. Buyers of these things when the first come out dont get anything extra even though it costs an arm and a leg

Other Thoughts: I'd recommend this unit to people who can afford it and to whom things like a slightly lighter weight and higher specs make a difference. After the whole debacle of receiving damaged/defective units and having to send them back and go through that lengthy process over and over again, the end result is a great laptop, but was that really necessary? I think I should get something just for having the faith that I'd eventually get a properly working laptop that I'm paying an arm and leg for!

The most recent unit I received has been quite good so far, exactly what I was hoping for. It has an excellent screen, great hardware, good software (some questionable bloatware) and overall I wish I had two of these. It has all the specifications I wanted and can game at 4k which was a big thing for me as I like 4k movies, games and any other source that looks great even if its not 60fps all the time. Im quite content with what it does and how it does it and even though I complained about price, it was still agreeable vs some of the competition in the same spec area.

Can it be improved? For sure. But its a great step on the way so far, and I hope it stands the test of time so I can keep using it for a few years. As long as you send me a working laptop next time, the first time, Aorus you have a new dedicated customer.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
1 month review

Pros: -Relatively quiet under full load
-Very slim
-Relatively lightweight
-Great performance (!!!)
- Super quick boot
- Works perfectly with VR

Cons: - When using VR the fan will be on high RPM constantly... this is understandable and expected though
- I ordered on release date, so no free gifts for me :(
- Could possibly use more RAM?
- Drives arent RAID 0, but I don't think its possible with this set up so its not a huge deal.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm hugely happy with this laptop. The charger is fairly large, but that's expected for these machines. I used to have a Asus g70, which lasted me since 2008... I decided to upgrade to this laptop because the performance for the price is great. The i7 and 1080 are a super fast combination- you're going to be able to play basically anything out there.


Also, windows 10 is nice.


I'll update this with any more information down the road... so far, its an amazing laptop and I'm super happy.

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5/ 5
best laptop ever!

Pros: Decent desktop replacement.
Gtx1080 that can be overclocked by factory software
512GB SSD
RGB keyboard to match my gaming
Can us thunderbolt 3 to connect to external display. (Have tried it with 1080ti)
4K display with Gsync

Cons: Laptop is kind of heavy.
Not 1080ti for the price you pay.
No mechanical keyboard.

Other Thoughts: For the price you pay it has 99% of the stuff I look for in a gaming laptop. If you want the current best specs for laptop this is it.

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