Mech. Keyboard & Ultrathin Bezel Display – AORUS 17 Ultimate Gaming Laptop

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Mech. Keyboard & Ultrathin Bezel Display – AORUS 17 Ultimate Gaming Laptop

Post by windwithme » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:40 pm

Recent 2 years GIGABYTE launched many Mid-High level laptop, want to gain more market share.
Now the hottest series are Gaming and Creator market
The AERO series for Creator market, designed with 15” and 17”, with many HW combination models.
AORUS is for Gaming series, mainly with 15” and 17” design.
This time we got GIGABYTE AORUS 17, the brand new design with highest SPECs.

Many brand like DELL, ASUS, MSI, they all separate Gaming notebook with 2 categories.
One is slim type with mid-high level Hardware, another is larger muscle notebook with highest Hardware SPECs.
AOTUS 17 is the 2nd type muscle book, but with thin bezel and slimmer chassis.
It’s kind of combination of both advantage of slim and strong power.
A side metallic chassis, with AORUS eagle Logo and dual lines to create speedy style.
The backside extend part is small, center stripe and both side airflow exhaust comes with LED light bars.

Dimension of this 17” NB is 396(W)x 293(D)x 38(H)mm, weight about 3.75kg
Actual weight is 3780g, compare its solid chassis and top level hardware, the size, thickness and weight all smaller than the previous review of Dell Alienware Area-51m.

B side and C side chassis design
AORUS 17 comes with 3 version of WA, XA and YA, YA is the top level.
It depends on CPU, Display and GPU combinations difference.
This article is TA version, comes with Intel Core i9-9980HK and GeForce RTX 2080

The C side 17.3” display, YA version with AUO FHD display.
Refresh rate is 240Hz, 3ms response time, match the top gaming display format.
Each notebook display passed the color calibration of X-Rite™ Pantone from factory.
Delta E <1 is very close to original color display, it helps a lot for many user environment.
3mm ultrathin bezel design, very rare design even on other ultrathin notebooks.
The HD resolution on the bottom side, the dark noise is higher, but still very smooth.

C side material is most important for user, because it will touch by fingers and palm rest.
The touchpad is very sensitive with high level NB quality, left & right holes for speakers.
Left down side showed “Made in Taiwan”, right down side is feature label.

AORUS eagle image power bottom, showed white light when boot up.
Back left and right side of vents design with style shape, comes with straight line colorful light for gaming style.
In front of C side with 2 zones light control, support RGB Fusion 2.0
Keyboard is the most special design, high light as world’s 1st OMRON switch slim mechanical keyboard.
Key Switch cap is round design, to make the LED light more balance, the light is more beautiful.

The key press up to 15Millions times lifecycle, 2.5mm slim key distance.
The 1.6mm trigger point is better than other top-level laptops of membrane keyboard.
Compared with Cherry keyboard switch still have some difference on feedback and click sound, that depends on personal preference.
According to my 10 years experience of Cherry switch keyboards, use OMRON switch keyboard shall not have big difference.
This design make the 17” muscle design of top level gaming notebook could be slimmer.

The right side
From left side, USB3.1 Gen1(Type-C) / UHS-II SD Card Reader
2x USB3.1 G1(Type-A)/ chassis vents.

The left side
From left, vents, / DP 1.4 & USB3.1 (Type-C)
Thunderbolt3(Type-C) / USB3.1 Gen1(Type-A)
Microphone jack / Headphone jack (Support Hi-Res Audio and SPDIF)

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