Gigabyte Aorus 17G, Serious Mobile Gaming Power
Sadly, It Seems The Miners Have Gone Mobile
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G seemed a great way to get your hands on an RTX 3080 but as with most other things this year this gaming laptop has disappeared from all but resellers that have significantly increased the price. That is not to say you shouldn’t keep an eye out for it to come back on sale, for as Kitguru discovered this is a beast of a laptop.
There are those that will question a 1080p display on a 17″ laptop with an RTX 3080, but with a 300Hz refresh rate you might actually make use of the GPU’s power, not to mention what kinds of external screen you could power with the Aorus 17G. The Intel Core i7-11800H is paired with 32GB DDR4-3200, which are cooled with Gigabyte’s WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling Technology; as is the GPU.
They also included a mechanical keyboard with OMRON switches for fans of the click, or if you prefer a different solution the three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A or single Thunderbolt 4 Type-C plugs should accommodate the peripherals of your choice. Storage is fast but limited, a 512GB Samsung PM9A1 M.2 NVMe drive might be a little cramped for some but will offer great performance.
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G YD is a gaming laptop that packs a mighty punch, with a combination of Intel Tiger Lake H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, yet it sells for significantly less than £3,000.