Aorus X7 Pro-Sync: Review
For those who might take this beast called Aorus X7 Pro-Sync not so seriously should try to look at it from point blank. This innocent looking beast has the charm of cutie pie Jack Dawson of Titanic and the fighting skills of Achilles of Troy who can chop just any gaming Spartans like shallots. In fact, the name of the machine seems to have been derived from some hero of Trojan War or from some Michael Bay’s Transformers wreaking havoc on the planet earth.
Anyway! Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is a demon slowly emerging from behind the thick glowing swathe of mist in dark. It is so deceptive in the first sight and so straight upfront on your face in another that it leaves you dumbfounded completely. Its 0.9-inch slim body contains two heavyweight Nvidia GPUs with a pair of SSDs. This nuclear bag is supported by the incredible G-technology for an out of the world viewing extravaganza.
Look and design
Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is incredibly thin and sculpted. You can’t just avoid taking its notice whatsoever. However, nothing much has been done to make it look different from its previous Aorus X7 version. Its chassis is simply a rip off of its previous version.
Talking about its design, it is slightly quirky for some die-hard gamers like me. You don’t fall in love at first sight with this Brad Pitt of Trojan War but yes there is some mysterious attraction that keeps on building between you and this machine. It’s like you are not hooked completely but you can’t let go either. It is a poison. The red-tailed eagle logo embellishes the aluminum lid at the center.
The interior of Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is equally mesmerizing. The backlit keyboard is elegant and the magnificent glass touchpad right under is a sight to behold. The eagle-face power button sits right between two speakers. It feels so neat on the deck that you just would want to never type a word. Just saying! I mean everything is beautifully organized on the deck.
So what would you really expect from a machine that’s got two GPUs and two SSDs? Awesome foursome? Heavy? Yeah. The same thought crossed my mind the moment I read its specifications. A machine with two GPUs and two SSDs has to be beautifully bulky like Kim Kardashian in her workout suit. But I was completely wrong. The machine is rather beautifully light like Rose Huntington-Whiteley in a bride’s gown from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.
It weighs 7.2 pounds. It measures 1.8/12/0.9. The numbers can make any contemporary top gaming laptop look uncultured in comparison honestly. MSI Dominator Pro and others of its league like Gigabyte 75 look so unwelcomed in front of Aorus X7 Pro-Sync.
On the right, it has HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, and a mini DisplayPort. On the left, a VGA port, jacks for mic and headphones, one USB 3.0 Port Gigabit Ethernet, and a surround port.
Two other 3.0 USB ports on the rear with a power jack. It feels like you can connect just anything with this laptop anytime. Well, that’s a great thing actually, especially for those who are self-proclaimed multitasking people.
You don’t get aroused for an Nvidia’s 970 GTX GeForce GPU in one’s deck. But what if the company decides to throw in one more with the same capacity, huh? The performance is definitely going to surpass all the beasts fuelled by the power of 980M GPUs. And that’s exactly what the company has done to keep you on toes.
The two GPUs of Aorus X7 Pro-Sync are supported by 6 GB VRAM. They are compatible to get to increase their performance as per the demand of the gaming.
Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is studded with a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4810HQ Processor. That looks like it trips off on this here. But, there is no way for any tripping anywhere for this lean machine. I agree that there is no dearth of modern gaming laptops that are supported by 5th generation processors. However, the performance of Aorus X7 Pro-Sync won’t give you a single chance to miss processor in the 5th generation league. I played the latest version of Max Payne on the machine and was totally surprised to see it working so well.
But to test the water in the tough times, I launched a few more application on the browser and played the game again. It was still not bad. On a performance test, this machine scored 12,600, which is still better compared to some top notch machines. It is one of the fastest when it comes to file transfers.
All right! Like most of its features are just better than the best, its display is breathtaking all the way. It comes with FHD 1920X1080 display that makes your gaming experience out of the world in no time.
I played the Max Payne for a while and was just more than satisfied by the gaming experience. There was no chance I could any detail. The colors were vibrant.
The Keyboard is one of the main features of any laptop, no doubt. And this is where I believe Aorus X7 Pro-Sync has gone a bit overconfident. Its keyboard is not really impressive in the first sight and for other sights to follow.
It is a full-size backlit keyboard that actually does not understand the concept of backlighting. I wish it was a bit brighter or more colorful. I don’t understand why there was so much carelessness in planning a keyboard that can live up to the performance of its other compositions?
Simplicity is good but not at the cost of a good performance. This is what has happened here. In a bit to look too more than elegant than required, the keyboard just fails to deliver as per overall specifications.
Another spoiler is its battery life that ends faster than the life of a water bubble in the air. On my test, it lasted just 120 minutes. You need to be close to the power socket always with the power cable. Otherwise, your gaming will just go out of sync.
Okay, now the final verdict time. As most of you might have already assumed, this Aorus X7 Pro-Sync is a hell of a machine with a pair of Nvidia’s 970 GTX GeForce GPU and two SSDs. It is faster than the fastest machines on the shelves right now. Thanks to its pairs of GPUs and SSDs that make it an ideal device despite a 4th generation Intel Core Processor.
However, the few spoilers are its keyboard, touchpad, and price. Keyboard is way too simple for an out of the world machine like this. The FBI should use its touchpad for fingerprints. It gets loads of smudges and fingerprints. And yes, the price is around $2,149. It is a little bit expensive but worth it.