Aorus X5 V7, X7 V7, DT X7 all estimated for June release in USA

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by laserbullet, May 18, 2017.

  1. krabman

    krabman Notebook Evangelist

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    I've actually moved down to stock clocks even though I was doing fine overclocked after my undervolt. It cost me a few frames but when you're running in the 80s and up to the 120 cap with g-sync it doesn't cost me any lost sleep. Meanwhile my temps went down further and rarely get into the 70s. Frankly I'm loving this lappy, I think this is the first time I can truly say I've got no excuses performance in my backpack that lacks only a large screen to match a dedicated desktop experience.

    About those footsies, if you don't mind borrowing from the Clevo boys you can use a wide variety of bump-stops available at the hardware store to get whatever altitude you desire. I attached them with Velcro on my Clevos so they could come on and off as needed although I left mine on most of the time. I was thinking about adding them onto this one because then I could elevate the front a little bit to get more air flow.
     
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  2. IndyPilot80

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    Hey guys. Long time lurker in this thread and I'm hoping you guys can give me some guidance. After about a year of searching for a new laptop, I'm fairly certain I've settled on a X5 V7. I just have a few questions before purchasing.

    1. 3K vs 4K - I'm coming from a Macbook Pro with Retina (Glossy 2880x1800) and a Dell XPS 15 4K and both screens are amazing. I like when everything looks crisp and can't stand seeing pixels. For me, high resolution is easier on my eyes since I code 8-10hr a day. I'm fine spending the extra money for 4K but would like to save a few bucks if possible. Should I just pay the extra and go straight to the 4K and skip 3K?

    2. I do a lot of work on the couch with the laptop on my lap. Will I be able to have children in a few years or will this laptop burn off whatever manhood I have left? I do know it will run hotter than my MacBook but is it still comfortable?

    3. The charger is a bit of a brick. Is there something I can buy that is a bit more travel friendly? Not a deal breaker, just curious.

    4. Are there any refreshes coming up or is now a good time to buy?

    I'm sure I'll have more questions, but those are the biggest for me at this point. Thanks!
     
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  3. ThePerfectStorm

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    1. The 3k screen is fairly average as far as IPS screens go, so you may like the 4k more.

    2. It can get pretty hot under load, check Notebookcheck's review.

    3. Not sure

    4. Coffee Lake-H processors are releasing in late March/early April, but I don't know when Aorus will update it's portfolio.


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  4. Derek712

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    As long as it took for them to release Kaby Lake, I would never recommend waiting. They were so late to the market with these versions.

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  5. Svegetto

    Svegetto Notebook Evangelist

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    1) Largely a personal preference. The potential benefit of the 4k screen, besides the higher density given that your eyes can tell, is that it's a 4x1 scale of 1080. The drawback would be extra power consumption.
    2) I've had no issues, but it will depend, as always on various things including: fan curve (this is the major one), power profile/clocks/voltage, ambient temp, thermal paste/grease application. Also, does 'work' include both cpu & gpu or just cpu?
    3) Yes, I use the razer 165W power brick exclusively at work (no gpu intensive tasks, just heavy cpu); it's probably less than half the size and weight and I've used it for travel (could game on it just fine as well).
    4) I'm not aware of any refreshes that would be 'around the corner.' Like derek mention, Aorus has a bad track record with releasing on time, so even if they did announce it, add another 2-4 months to w/e they claim as the release date. With that said, if you're willing to wait 3-9 months, the refresh should be a good one as it should include a 6 core (12 thread) cpu which should bring appreciable performance improvements for parallelized worksloads
     
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    So little update as far as my X5v7 goes. I was having issues with the laptop not booting up properly. And finally got around to recording it and sent that to Gigabyte support.
    They are telling me I likely have a faulty motherboard and need to RMA it. Which blows.
    The laptop is at the point it will not boot at all. So i cant back up my data, need to crack it open and plug the harddrive and SSD into my desktop to try and get what I need out of it.
     
  7. IndyPilot80

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    Thanks for the detailed info!

    1. Don't care too much about power consumption. I rarely am ever away from an outlet. If I can get 2hrs just web browsing on battery, I'll be happy. More important is a crisp screen, so I think 4k is the way to go.

    2. "Work" is strictly CPU. I'm a web developer so 90% of it is coding. If there is something I need to render, like a video suitable for web, I usually just put the laptop down somewhere and take a break. GPU usage will be mostly for gaming, which I'll either have it plugged into my 1080p media center projector, or I'll be sitting somewhere I can use a mouse. So, it won't be on my lap.

    3. Awesome, thanks. I'll check it out!

    4. Honestly, I don't think I'm going to wait. It's already been almost a year since I started shopping for a new laptop so it's time to take the plunge. The X5 V7 is already a huge leap up from what I have and, honestly, it's probably overkill. If the refresh is a huge upgrade, I may wait a year or so and then look at upgrading.
     
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    Hi everybody,

    I can get a Gigabyte Aorus X5 V7 (7820HK, 16GB, GTX1070) with the 3K screen for around 1700€. Do you think it's a good deal?

    Is the 3K IPS screen good enough to play and work or does it have any issues? I've read some comments in the last pages but I can't decide at all. Anyway I would be buying a bigger screen for using the laptop at home, since I'll be living in Japan for some years.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  10. benson881

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    Seems a good deal. I paid about 1960 euros for the x7 v7. 3k screen is brilliant and can run all my game's at that resolution.

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