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[Just Bought] AORUS x7 DT v7 from HIDevolution.com

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by BEARs12, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. BEARs12

    BEARs12 Newbie

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    Just bought a AORUS x7 DR v7-KL3K3D from HIDevolution.com via @Donald@HIDevolution :hi:.

    The process was so easy, ZERO STRESS. I'm an introvert who can barely have a normal conversation and would prefer text/email messaging than voice calls, but DAM, I gotta say @Donald@HIDevolution is top notch. It all started with me filling out the Company Contact Inquiry Form; I put my name, email, number, and a 3-page essay specifying my wants and needs on the machine. No more than 3 minute after my submission, he calls me to discuss the presented spec. At first, I was gonna go all out with the beast CLEVO P870TM1, but in the end settled for the machine I present to you now. Donald was very informative, any questions (even the dumb ones) asked were given slow, yet descriptive answers. The perfect pace for introverts like me who have learnt to ignore voices around and can not remember audible conversations as he used to. Thank you for dealing with my incompetence. Anywhooo, in the future [~Mid January], when I receive the machine, I will tell you guys more about it.

    So far, what do you guys think about the setup? :spinny: Any feedback welcome!


    >> Aorus X7 DT v7-KL3K3D - 17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz~5ms w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 <<
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    LCD Panel
    17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz~5ms Wide View Anti-Glare Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC™ (B173QTN01.4)
    Video Card
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 w/ 8GB GDDR5X w/ G-SYNC
    Processor
    7th GEN Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core Processor, 2.9GHz (Max Turbo Freq 3.9GHz), 8MB Smart Cache
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on Heat Sensitive Surfaces
    Memory
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
    M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD Slot 1
    256GB Aorus Approved M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD
    2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
    Wireless Cards
    Intel® Wireless-AC 8265 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.2
    1x 250W AC Power Adapter (supports 90-265V)
    Warranty and Service
    3 Year Aorus + HIDevolution Limited Warranty (2 Year Global Warranty), LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support - $125.00
     
  2. krabman

    krabman Notebook Evangelist

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    I'd say if you're accustomed to SSD's, any SSD new or old, you may find the spinning platters unbearably slow when you have to access them. Other than that good call on the paste, HID did an excellent job witth mine and while I cant prove it with a before and after there can be little doubt it's helping to keep the temps down on a machine that can use the help. While I like the QHD/120 hz screen I do know a few people that would find it unacceptable in their work. For gaming however it's perfectly mated to the graphics and even an old man like me can have the desktop at native to avoid windows scaling issues.

    IMO in general the largest obejection you're likely to have is fan noise. They don't bother me at all but they do bother a lot of people. I suspect part of that is they've never had worse or experienced a "bad" fan noise. By the latter I'm referring to a high pitched squeal or something along those lines. In perspective I had this sitting next to my Clevo and it could not be heard when both where running Still, if you've never had a lappy with serious fans that's going to change. While on the subject of being next to the Clevo that highlighted both what a fatty that is as well as the relative slimness of this lappy. It's just half the thickness, remarkable when you consider the power packed into it. Another thing it highlights is that this is still not a small laptop. In every other dimension it's quite similar to the Clevo and like the Clevo it requires a large bag to carry. Once you have it in that bag you're going to find that it's much lighter but at 7 lbs and change it's no lightweight and you'll be feeling it after a day of packing it around airports. Last (possible) objection you may have is the idiotic bird on the trackpad. I'm not a fan of styling a 3k dollar laptop to appeal to 12 year old boys few of which are likey to actually buy one. Maybe it's just me?

    So... If I haven't scared you off yet the good part is you can no excuses game with this thing and it's going to have legs enough to take you a while into the future in that regard. It's otherwise quite a powerhouse making it a pleasure to use in the ordinary grind as well. Despite my earlier gripe for a gaming machine it's appearance is relatively muted which if you're like me is a positive. I have no after purchase regret, I still see nothing out there that competes because there is nothing that brings a 17" screen with this kind of power into an airlines friendly package. That's the part the Clevo guys don't get, it isn't easy to travel anymore with 10 lb DTRs.
     
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  3. Phoenix

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    Wow, very nice feedback typical of what HIDevolution does especially Donald. Congrats on your new beast and since you're gonna be part of the HIDevolution Gaming Team soon; Feel free to tag me when you get it if you want me to help you tweak it.

    I see you have a Global Warranty in the list, I also have that and it's awesome for international customers like us since it covers shipping costs both ways should anything go wrong (hopefully not)

    These are the Phoenix Tweaks:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps like 3D Paint, Print 3D, Alarms & Clock, Feedback Hub, Maps, Groove Music, News, Weather, etc.
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling Cortana, Cloud Search etc.
    3- Removal of nVIDIA and Intel Telemetry
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly called Everything which finds any file you want as soon as you start typing even a few letters of its name and it doesn't even rely on the Windows Indexing Service to do this!
    6- Restoring the classic Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu
    8- Removal of the new and useless 3D Objects Folder that appears when you open "Computer"
    9- Completely disabling Windows Defender from its roots (including all scheduled tasks and startup files) for those who want to install their own AV. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is highly recommended if you want the utmost security with the least system performance impact.

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  4. BEARs12

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    Thanks for the feedback. I know what you mean about the SSD v Platter drives speeds; I am going to upgrade that probably 6 months down the line. 20 sec full boot > 3min half-boot

    As for the fan noise, I don't mind it so much. I'm going to use the headphones for both noise-cancelation and keeping my ears warm. Ill keep what you said in mind though.

    I understand exactly what you mean regarding the looks. I am a gamer but there are times when i just want to be invisible and not have people look at my lighthouse laptop the size of 2 math book in the library or at work. It may be loud but its faits not chatter.

    If its similar to my previous Alienware 17 R2 in terms of size or smaller, it should be fine. If it was bigger and heavier, I'll just exercise more.
    Yeeeeeeeeeeee.
     
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    Yeeeeeee Thank you Phoenix! Will do. :vbthumbsup:
     
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  6. 1o5fzi

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    I'd love to get the same laptop, but it looks like it's no longer on the HIDEvolution site. Did you have to special order it?
     
  7. BEARs12

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    Yep. It is still coming from Aorus. My order status says that HiD should get it by this week and hopefully it will. Have a nice day.
     
  8. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Check your email...it is in Production now :)
     
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    Yeeeeeeeee. I just want to say that I woke up VERY HAPPY this morning! :chatterbox:
     
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    Happy puppy time! :)
     
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