The Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR XD-73FR544SP designer-oriented gaming laptopis ready for Very High Definition with its 17 inch 4K Ultra High Definition Pantone 100% AdobeRGB screen which reproduces colors much more faithfully than average. With a black aluminum chassis, this computer for gamers and creators is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ampere graphics card with ray tracing which speeds up processing like the large quantity 32 GB RAM and powerful Octo Core i7 Intel Tiger Lake-H processor. Designed to play and create, this laptop PC benefits from a fast 1TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard, a webcam with cover but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and dual video output, all on Windows 10 Pro.
Features of the Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR XD-73FR544SP
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Ultra HD 4K 100% AdobeRGB X-Rite Pantone HDR400 3mm thin edges (3840×2160, matt / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 1 free M.2 (2280) SSD slot SATA / NVMe PCIe|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, SD UHD-II|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb / s, Realtek RTL8125-BG)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, Gigabyte Fusion RGB per key, N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W) DTS: X Ultra, Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 99Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5 Kg / 396 x 270 x 21.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR XD-73FR544SP
With its fine black aluminum frame with angular lines, it has a relatively elegant and discreet appearance for a gaming laptop PC, although it adopts the codes.
The webcam has a cover that can be slid in front to enhance respect for privacy. But it is positioned below the screen and not above.
This gaming laptop is cooled by 2 large fans (71 blades), 5 copper heat pipes and air vents.
It runs on Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 10 with its advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
In terms of connectivity, this computer designed to play and create is well equipped. There are 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, HDMI and mini video outputs. Practical DisplayPort for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports not to mention 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
The chiclet keyboard is obviously adorned with a backlighting system, here of the RGB type per key, which is very practical to discern them correctly in the dark.
Creatives will be particularly seduced by the screen because it promises to be 100% Adobe RGB HDR X-Rite Pantone but also IPS. As a result, the colors it displays are much more faithful than average while its both horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important.
Very High Definition fans will not be left out since the screen adopts an Ultra HD 4K definition higher than Full HD with a 16: 9 format oriented videos. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR XD-73FR544SP
The Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR XD-73FR544SP can appeal to those on a budget who want to invest in a versatile laptop with a relatively thin large format and yet powerful in gaming and creation.
Built around an Intel HM570 chipset, a good amount of 32 GB RAM and an Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H processor, this designer-oriented gamer laptop delivers overall power capable of filling the most demanding users, including creators.
They will be particularly happy to get much faster processing than with 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. And all the more so since we strongly feel the difference in software that takes advantage of multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
As a bonus, processing is accelerated by the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card , here in Max-Q edition , using software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Especially the GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q with ray tracing is able to run recent games. But adjustments, such as a reduction in screen definition, may be necessary in some titles because 4K requires more GPU computation than Full HD, which means lower fps.
Whether with the Intel Iris Xe graphics part (significantly more powerful than the previous generation Intel UHD 630) integrated into the Octo Core i7 or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 card, it is of course possible to view photos and videos on this laptop PC for gamers and creators that benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3070, as needed. The Intel Iris Xe is preferred as far as possible despite its modest performance because it consumes little energy which favors battery life compared to the more powerful and greedy GeForce RTX 3070.
In this regard, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
The on-board SSD storage clearly reinforces its fluidity and responsiveness in games, under processing and more generally on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and silent.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster game / software launches as well as start / stop and processing, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
In addition, there is a 1TB SSD, a large capacity that competes without worry with hard disks. And scalability is essential since an M.2 slot is free to add a second SSD if necessary.
For a 17-inch, this designer-oriented gamer laptop sees its transport facilitated thanks to its controlled weight and finesse. Its large format is certainly not the most easily transportable that is but proves particularly comfortable within the framework of a predominantly sedentary use (ex: at home).
In any case, expect this computer to sound and heat up when pushed hard (eg games, processing).