AORUS 17 — a series of gaming laptops
with 17.3-inch screens, among which the YE5 modification is the most
high-performance: it uses a 12th generation Core i7 processor, operational
DDR5 memory and
The fastest GeForce RTX 30-series mobile graphics card.
Packing and scope of delivery
AORUS 17 laptops come in the same
boxes. Or rather, two. The first is protective cardboard, and the second,
located inside the first, framed in black. It has a logo on it.
and the manufacturer’s name and an abstract pattern in orange and white.
The scope of delivery is located in
separate compartment on the right. The laptop does not take up all the internal space
boxes — it is laid in a massive lodgment and closed with a strong cardboard overlay.
Delivery set of the studied model
minimal — this is only an external power supply that is capable of delivering up to 240
W (20 V, 12 A).
Design and construction features
Even taking into account the fact that AORUS products are presented
as a gaming laptop looks quite strict. The logo makes it visually playful
brand, orange insert behind and RGB keyboard. For more understanding
its purpose will require you to turn on the laptop, but it is worth returning to this
a little later. The product weighs approximately 2.7 kg, and its dimensions are 39.8×25.4 × 2.4-2.7
Orange insert implemented
between two of the four realized air outlets.
Opening the lid does not affect
output of hot air to the outside, which will be demonstrated later. Surface
lids are matte and smooth. Collects fingerprints, but not all and not immediately.
The manufacturer’s logo is highlighted
white. This design element is not customizable.
Discreet design meets the user
and when opening the laptop. Agree — nothing really extraordinary in
no design. But it’s for the best, isn’t it? The laptop is not externally overloaded and not
will distract neither from games, nor from work.
The screen cover can be folded up to
the level shown below. Streams of hot air rush
parallel to the surface on which the laptop is placed. To the side of the screen air
you are blown out.
Lid can be opened and closed
with one hand, even around corners. The loops are powerful, but without the need to apply to them
any special effort.
Screen in the current line of laptops
only one is available — it is a 17.3-inch FullHD IPS panel with a refresh rate of 60/360
Hz and 72% coverage of the NTSC color space.
The screen is packaged in a compact but
a sturdy frame that won’t flex when you open the laptop with one hand.
The visible space of the matrix slightly deviates from the physical framework, but completely
The center of the top frame
enlarged, but is not a protrusion for convenient opening of the lid — in this part
the frame has a built-in standard camera, which is supplemented with IR sensors for operation
Windows Hello features — face recognition. Here are a couple of microphones.
The YE5 has a full-sized keyboard —
here is the main block of keys, and digital, and the arrows between them. touch
the panel is large enough, clicks in its lower part are built-in, gesture control
implemented in full.
RGB backlight is optional
an attribute of gaming devices, so it could not have done without it. Implemented
the ability to create multiple backlight profiles with the ability to customize the color
and the functionality of each key individually.
The keys have enough
a large travel for a low-profile keyboard — 1.7 mm, and the resource of pressing is
10 million. Implemented support for processing up to 80 simultaneous clicks.
Special thanks to the engineers for
that they took the power button outside the main set of keys — there it was accidentally
no way to press.
As for the possibilities
connections, then wired interfaces are represented by such a set. Left — one USB port
(5 Gbps), RJ-45 network port
with data rate up to 2.5 Gbps, HDMI 2.1 output and mini Display Port output
On the right is another USB port.
4 port (USB Type-C format), 3.5 format audio connector
mm and a connector for connecting the complete power supply. On both side
sides, in addition to the indicated interfaces, there are holes for the output of hot
air from the cooling system.
But the air intake is made
only from below — through a sufficiently large set of corresponding holes,
which are covered with a mesh filter inside.
Under the bottom cover, the dismantling of which
deprives the user of the warranty, hides everything that can be changed and cannot be changed. At
authorized service center, you can replace the memory modules and
SSD, and add another SSD.
The wireless module is also removable. Cooling system
is a single design of a set of heat pipes and
heat distribution plates. Four sets of aluminum fins are blown
a pair of fans.
Since the solid state drive
heats up quite a lot (Gen4
with the corresponding speeds), then the heat must somehow be removed from it. This
the task is assigned to the same removable cover, but between it and the drive is
fairly thick thermal pad. If you decide to install another
drive, then there is also a thermal pad for it — it is already installed in the right
As already mentioned, all
current generation AORUS 17 modifications come with FullHD IPS screens
with a refresh rate of 360 Hz. There are no intermediate values between 60 Hz and 360 Hz.
Eye lighting uniformity
Looking a little from the side,
which zones stand out, but not critically.
The measurements show the maximum
a deviation of 16%, which is quite good.
Not so with color uniformity
lucky — professionally working with the media is unlikely to succeed, but for amateurs
Factory preset gamma
corresponds to the value 2.2 with a small error.
By color gamut manufacturer
did not deceive (taking into account some measurement error). Everything is good here.
Calibration, by the way, too
is quite good — the average deviation was 1.03 with the maximum for the only
colors 3.86. Such indicators are close to the requirements even for professional displays.
In games, the image looks like
Great. Especially if it is a dynamic and vibrant game that achieves
high level of performance. The good thing is the FullHD screen, which is also for the mobile version of the RTX 3080 Ti
an easy task in most multiplayer (and not only) games. Sight
on the side slightly changes the image in terms of brightness and color reproduction, but
changes can not be called critical.
Gigabyte Control Center
Pay no attention to the brand
software was not allowed. This is a completely new development
manufacturer, which, in comparison with the previous version, works where
more stable. The design has also changed. The functionality has also been expanded. Available
features: choosing a performance profile, changing key settings
laptop, system monitoring, cooling system management, configuration
backlight and keyboard functions, creating macros, the ability to create a removable
drive for system recovery, as well as the ability to update drivers
laptop components and software.
The entire model range of the current
generations of AORUS laptops
17 is based on the Core i7-12700H processor. Configuration difference
consists in the amount of RAM, video card and the amount of solid state
drive. The studied sample is characterized by 32 GB DDR5 memory (4800 MHz), 1 TB Gen4 storage and a video card
RTX 3080 Ti Laptop up to 135W TDP.
Judging by complex tests,
the results are impressive. Still — a standard processor thermal package for
continuous operation limited to 45 W, extended (for 56 seconds) 55 W,
and peak — 115 W, albeit only at 2.44 ms.
The main «trick» of the processors of the 12th
generations of older models — the presence of two types of cores. About the work of such a bundle
there are a lot of materials on the network, but on the schedule of such a processor in
It is interesting to look at a specific laptop.
Speed indicators of modules
memory is quite consistent with the characteristics.
Installed solid state
the drive demonstrates decent speed, especially considering that it is
It’s not so easy with a video card.
The standard TDP values for it are 90/115 W (GPU / all
video card). But in the proprietary software mentioned above, there is
possibility to increase this limit. Gigabyte Boost mode increases TDP to
100/125W, and NVIDIA Boost up to 105/135W. depending on the game or
applications, the increase can be 4-10%.
Laptop gaming performance
corresponds to the level of a PC with full-fledged graphics cards of the level between the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070, which have
much more power consumption.
Not in the testing section
subject’s autonomy data. It’s easy to explain — nothing special
you can’t write there, except for a couple of phrases: about an hour in games and about five hours in
office applications with far from full load. In fact, this is a stationary
play place. I also did not like the manufacturer’s policy in terms of adding
(or replacement of an existing one, as well as replacement of memory modules). As for the rest
no obvious problems were identified. Although — mini Display Port explain
also not clear how. But in terms of «stuffing» and its performance,
noise level, screen, ergonomics and design — everything is very, very good. Maximum
the fan speed is 5500 rpm, at which they are clearly
audible, but during testing they did not spin up more than 4000 rpm at
game load. Do you hear? Yes. Noise, but rather, the rumble is not nasty and does not cut the ear,
as it sometimes happens. The manufacturer has chosen really good fans.
In terms of performance, you can also only flatter to respond — the video card is not
strangled in terms of TDP,
like the processor. The SSD is very fast, DDR5 memory somewhere can also give a certain increase. smoothness
the screen is prohibitive by modern standards (yes, there are already faster
matrices, but this is still a very rare occurrence, and especially in laptops). What can
stop buying AORUS 17 YE5-74RU544SH? Perhaps — the price tag, which is
about $ 265-2700 (at the time of publication of the material). But the flagship is
flagship — its capabilities are enough not only for any modern games, but also for
performing heavy tasks in professional software. So what
most importantly, this is not a stationary PC — if necessary, it can be said
You can take a full-fledged workplace with you anywhere in the country or even the world.