Thought on Aorus X7 DT V6 vs New Razer Blade 17.3" with the 1080 GTX

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Aorus X7 dt v6 vs New Razer Blade 17.3" with 1080 GTX

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  1. TareX

    TareX Notebook Geek

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    They cost nearly the same, and weight the same. So the main selling points of each are:

    Aorus X7 DT v6:

    + Superior 120Hz 3K screen (4K is an option)
    + Superior 6820hk CPU
    - Thicker (1" vs 0.88")
    - Louder
    - No Thunderbolt 3.0

    New Razer Blader 17.3":

    + Thunderbolt 3.0
    + Thinner (0.88" vs 1")
    + Mechanical keyboard
    + Better thermals, less noisy
    - No 120Hz screen, but with full Adobe RGB, IGZO touchscreen
    - Slower 6700 CPU

    ..... so, which one would you go for?
     
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  2. geniusfb

    geniusfb Notebook Consultant

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    Pricing on X7DT on Xoticpc is 3099( if I recall correctly), the Razer one is staring from 3699.
    The storage on x7dt is 512G sad+1t had. Razer only has SSD.
    On thermal, I personally not so sure that Razer can handle such kind of heat. And the noise, I also don't think Razer will get the better off Aorus.
    On screen panel, X7dt is 2560x1440 120hz/5ms screen, Razer has 4K igzo touch screen. Both have G-Sync.
    In short, I think is based on your own need. Both are slim laptop with 1080 GPU . Both will have some kind of thermal and noise issue and other kind of problems.


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  3. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    As usual I don't like trying to do these comparisons until the products are both out. Until there are reviews of the Blade Pro I don't think it makes sense to compare them yet.
    For example you said better thermals and much less noise for the Blade, I honestly highly doubt that.
     
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  4. Arondel

    Arondel Notebook Evangelist

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    If those were the variables for the comparison, I'd go with the Razer over the Aorus.
    But as @geniusfb and @Galm17 mentioned, they're not the only factors and even then, they are highly questionable as they are. Thermals and noise have to be directly considered to the CPU and GPU clocks and the notebook's ability to maintain them. If that GTX 1080 is going to be aggressively underclocked then one should rethink the comparison.
    Other things to consider are if you need the wider gamut on the IGZO screen or prefer the 120 Hz on the 3K or if you'll overclock the 6820HK so as to it being a selling point over the 6700HQ (to mention a couple of factors, not saying those are the only two).
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I would say the 1440p 120Hz screen on the Aorus is better for gaming, and my gut says the Razer is going to run a lot hotter... So again, I would wait.
     
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    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    I agree, even though the Aorus will already run quit ehot. I think the Razer will be much worse. ALso razer uses a fairly low powered powersupply for the specs. I think the Razer Pro is going to be a disaster.
     
  7. tangtang2002

    tangtang2002 Notebook Consultant

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    Overall, I would choose razer blade pro 2016, I have my reasons and some questions too.
    pros
    1, razer is smaller. Thinner and shorter.428(W) x 305(D) x 22.9 - 25.4(H) mm vs 424x 281x225
    2, razer has 4k screen. If the fps is too low, we can switch to 1080, and because of the high ppi, I think the visual difference between 1080p on native 4k screen and 1080p on native 1080p screen would not be too big. Also, 4k video can be watched with original 4k resolution.
    cons
    1, aorus has 6820, and upgradable ram (up to 64g).
    2, aorus has 120hz screen, helps when you play high fps games
    3, aorus has extra 1t hhd inside

    of course, my biggest concern is the heat issue. I donno razer. My aorus x7 pro is doing ok, with 970m sli. Good news is both gpu never go over 87, but cpu hits 93 frequently in heavy duty games. Also, my x7 pro has a hackintosh system, and it would be perfect if I have a 4k screen, so I am really looking forward to hackintosh the new razer with 4k screen.

    ps: I also concern about the battery life, but they both have similar battery size, so I guess they would perform the same. However, the integrated graphic card is disabled for both of them, which will dramatically decrease the battery life, and I just don't know why would both manufacturers do this. Some people says it's because of the gsync technology, but seriously, my aorus x7 pro has gsync now, and I don't feel it's helping with the graphics. All the graphic tearing is already fixed when we enanble vertical synchronization, so gsync for me is just redundant.
     
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  8. ryzeki

    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Just saw GentechPC's review of the D6 T and I am actually surprised with the temps for both 6820HK and GTX1080.

    You can check the video here https://youtu.be/ijc-E2vdwCM

    Overall it performs slightly slower than comparable GTX1080 (like the GT73, scoring 19k Aorus vs 21K in Firestrike GPU). But temps look great and the screen too. Looks like an overall improvement from previous versions of the Aorus Line.

    The current bad side I would say is the fan noise. Remains to be seen how users feel about it :)
     
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    I pre-ordered the Aorus based on the video above. Solid build quality, solid keyboard, hopefully band-free 1440p 120hz display, good temperature (at the expense of loud fans, but I'll deal). The price for the RAM and NVMe drive configuration is just crazy good. Usually the markup is $300-$400 more for that baseline amount of memory and storage based on my internet searches for Alienware and Asus. I sprung for a liquid metal thermal material upgrade so I can overclock the gpu.
     
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    Let us know how well it overclocks. Honestly, I would try to maximize temps rather than overclock on such a thin notebook. If you manage full desktop speed, that will be a great start. The CPU will greatly help for the high refreshrate too.
     
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