Gigabyte Aorus 17 XE4 gaming laptop review

This has been quite a year for portable gaming machines (opens in new tab). AMD launched its Ryzen 6000 series mobile CPUs, Intel released Alder Lake for the same market, and Nvidia has added the existing mobile GPU series with the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti. Given that things were already pretty healthy on laptops, these latest releases have given laptop manufacturers many choices when it comes to assembling powerful computers.

For the new Aorus 17 XE4, Gigabyte has decided to put Intel’s Alder Lake to work with the more sensible of Nvidia’s new offerings. More specifically, you look at an Intel Core i7 12700H that runs alongside an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. This is a solid interconnection that is able to produce strong characters in both games and more serious applications without breaking the bank completely.