Playing and creating serenely is possible with the Aorus 17 XE4-73EE514SH, a gaming laptop creator capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere graphics card that accelerates multimedia processing as well as the 16 GB of RAM and the powerful Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H hybrid Intel processor. Featuring a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display that improves fluidity in games with its high frequency 360Hz, this versatile black laptop designed to play and create that runs Windows 11 benefits from a comfortable 1TB fast SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, an RGB backlit keyboard, an infrared webcam for facial recognition or a connection with USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Dual video output and Wi-Fi 6E.
Features of the Aorus 17 XE4-73EE514SH
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 360Hz 72% NTSC thin edges 3mm (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (boost 1410MHz, TDP 130W), Intel Iris Xe integrated processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280) 1 free M.2 slot (PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.2 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi AX211), Bluetooth 5.2 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB Fusion per key, N-Key Rollover, 10 million keystrokes|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) DTS:X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Autonomy advertised / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4-cell 99Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 398 x 254 x 24-27|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Aorus 17 XE4-73EE514SH
Cooled by the Windforce Infinity solution using 2 fans (59 blades 0.4mm), 5 heat pipes and air outlets, this versatile laptop targeting gamer and creative sports a gamer look with its black design with angular lines matte finish.
It comes with Microsoft Azure AI technology, an artificial intelligence that optimizes real-time CPU and graphics power settings to ensure the best possible performance in games.
This gaming laptop creator benefits from a good connectivity with its USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its HDMI video outputs mini-DisplayPort practical to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its Ethernet and audio ports not to mention its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
Via Windows Hello technology and the infrared webcam, you can authenticate biometrically by facial recognition.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient so that you can better discern its keys in the dim light.
The screen is adorned with a refresh rate of 360Hz much higher than the standard 60Hz to significantly enhance the fluidity in games, which gamers will appreciate. The screen adopts for the rest classic specifications with its 16/9th format suitable for videos and its Full HD definition lends itself well to the display of High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy slab while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use. The screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology.
Performance, autonomy of the Aorus 17 XE4-73EE514SH
The Aorus 17 XE4-73EE514SH is aimed at those looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation with the latest components.
The overall power it provides is able to satisfy demanding users. Because it relies on 16 GB of RAM associated with an Intel hybrid processor Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H.
Creatives in particular will be delighted to get much faster processing with this core than with 8 GB of RAM and a Quad/Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly noticeable under RAM and CPU intensive jobs that take advantage of multi-cores, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
In addition, the embedded GeForce RTX 3070 Ti dedicated graphics card accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which creators will appreciate.
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing targets gamers first. Thanks to it, we can indeed play at a good level of detail the latest and most resource-intensive 3D games.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is automatically enabled/deactivated in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe, a graphics solution integrated into the Core i7 Alder Lake-H, because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, count on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use.
Going back to Optimus, it activates the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe, for example to play.
Whether with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or the Iris Xe, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Concretely, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and responsiveness to use than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to the maps of online games faster than with a simple hard drive, while game/software launches, processing and start/stop are much faster.
We also find here an SSD with a comfortable capacity of 1 TB able to accommodate multiple games, software and files.
Good point, scalability is required in terms of storage since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary.
Finally, keep in mind that this versatile gaming creator multimedia laptop clearly heats up and is heard when strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).