Gigabyte’s impressive Aorus 17 line of gaming laptops distinguishes itself from a lot of competitors with the excellent mechanical keyboard it added to the year’s models. That, plus its better-than-average performance and big, 17-inch 240Hz display make it a solid choice as a desktop replacement for the work-from-home, speed-minded gamer. But if you plan to shell out the big bucks — over $3,000 — for the higher-end configurations, you might find some of its limitations annoying given the expense.
- Great-feeling mechanical keyboard looks great, too
- Lots of connections
- Refresh rate choices for the screen are only 240Hz and 60Hz
- Confusing and limited ControlCenter utility
- Dual, humongous power bricks required for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super configuration
Fixed across all the configuration options is the, the mechanical keyboard, and most of the usual aspects (ports, networking, audio, webcam and so on). You can choose from an Nvidia or 2070; ; up to 64GB of memory; and up to 3TB of storage (one 2.5-inch SATA and two NVMe