Gigabyte Aorus 16X review: a gaming laptop that pushes frame rates to the max

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Gigabyte Aorus 16X: Two-minute review

The Aorus 16X is a high-end gaming laptop aimed at those who don’t want to compromise performance and are willing to live with a larger, heavier machine. To give some perspective about the size, the 16X weighs in at 2.3kg (5.07 lb) and measures 35.6 x 25.4 x 2.7cm (14.01 x 10 x 1.06 inch). In other words, chunky yet able to be slipped into a bag without any drama – quite similar to comparable laptops from other brands. It also comes in a range of different configurations that pair up powerful Intel i7 and i9 HX series CPUs with Nvidia RTX 4000 series GPUs. There is also a larger Aorus 17X for those who prefer a bigger screen or even more powerful hardware. 

The 16X I tested for this review features a mighty Intel Core i9-14900HX CPU (5.8GHz, 24 core), while graphics are provided by a GeForce RTX 4070 8GB GPU with a 140W TGP (total graphics power). The 16-inch screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio, slim borders, 2560 x 1600 resolution, a fast 165Hz G-Sync compatible refresh rate, 400-nit peak brightness, 3ms response time and covers 100% of the sRGB color space. You get dual DDR5 memory slots and, in my case, 32GB of 5600MHz RAM was installed along with two M.2 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD slots equipped with 2x 1TB drives. I appreciate that Gigabyte opted for a larger than normal 99Wh battery, and gave it the ability to fast charge to 50% in just 30 minutes. 

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