Gigabyte Aorus 17 XE4 gaming laptop review

This has been quite a year for gaming laptops (opens in new tab). AMD launched its Ryzen 6000-series mobile CPUs, Intel unleashed Alder Lake for the same market, and Nvidia has added to the existing mobile GPU line-up with the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti. Given things were already pretty healthy in the laptop space, these latest releases have given laptop manufacturers plenty of choices when it comes to piecing together powerful machines.

For the new Aorus 17 XE4, Gigabyte has decided to put Intel’s Alder Lake to work alongside the more sensible of Nvidia’s new offerings. Specifically, you’re looking at an Intel Core i7 12700H running alongside an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. This is a solid pairing that is capable of producing strong figures in both gaming and more serious applications without totally breaking the bank.