Aorus 15-XA (9750H/2070) Gaming Laptop Review

The Aorus 15 gaming laptop is on the smaller
side for a 15 inch machine with some nice specs inside. In this review we’ll take
a look at gaming performance, thermals, battery life and basically everything else you’d
want to know to help you decide if it’s a laptop you should consider buying. I’ve got the highest specced version of
the Aorus 15, the XA, meaning it has an Intel i7-9750H CPU and Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics,
no Max-Q here. There’s also 16gb of memory running in dual channel, a 15.6” 1080p 240Hz
IGZO screen, and 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD and 2TB hard drive for storage. For network connectivity
it’s got gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5. I’ve got the XA configuration here, however
it’s also available in some other configurations, the WA model has 2060 graphics while the SA
has the 1660 Ti, you can find updated prices to all models linked in the description. The laptop has a matte black metallic body
both on the exterior and interior, and there are no sharp corners or edges anywhere. The weight of the laptop is listed at around
2.4kg or 5.3 pounds, and mine came in at 2.2kg, or 3.2kg with the 230 watt power brick and
cable for charging included. The dimensions of the laptop are 36.1cm in
width, 24.6cm in depth, and about 2.4cm in height, so it’s on the smaller side for
a 15 inch laptop without being unnecessarily thin. This smaller footprint allows for smaller
bezels, around 8mm based on my own measurements. This is the first laptop I’ve had with a
240Hz screen. Visually I can’t say there are any differences just looking at this 240Hz
Sharp panel compared to other 144Hz laptops I’ve tested recently. I’ve tested colour
gamut with the Spyder 5, and we’re looking at 97% of sRGB, 69% of NTSC, and 75% of AdobeRGB,
so pretty decent results for a gaming laptop. At 100% brightness in the center I measured
the panel at 343 nits with a 860 to 1 contrast ratio, so overall above average compared to
others I’ve tested, meaning it doesn’t look like there are any obvious compromises
with this 240Hz panel. Viewing angles also looked fine to me on all angles. In terms of backlight bleed it was looking
pretty good, some small imperfections down the bottom in this worst case test, but perfectly
fine during normal use, though this will of course vary between laptops and panels. There was a fair bit of screen flex, as the
lid is on the thinner side and the hinge is in the center, but overall it felt fairly
sturdy when opening. I was just able to open the laptop with one
finger, the hinge wasn’t too stiff so this seems to show that there’s more weight towards
the back. In any case I could use it on my lap perfectly stable. Despite the thin bezel, the camera is still
found above the display in the center. the camera doesn’t look great and the microphone
is about average. You can just hear some of the idle fan noise, and this is what it sounds
like if we hit the fan button. The keyboard has three zones of RGB backlighting
which could be controlled through the included Aorus control center software. There are 4
different effects and the brightness can be adjusted between two levels or turned off
if you prefer. The software can also be used to change the
lighting found on the front left and right corners, although you’ve only got the option
of red, green, blue, or off for these. The keyboard was good to type with, although
I did find the smaller arrow keys annoying when I needed to use them, I personally would
have preferred larger arrow keys. Here’s how typing sounds to give you an idea of what
to expect. There’s also a dedicated fan button on the
top right which will set the fan speed to maximum, and unlike other laptops you don’t
need any software installed to use it. There was only a little keyboard flex while
pushing down hard, overall it was fairly solid and there were no issues during normal use. The touchpad was smooth to the touch and uses
precision drivers. It clicks down when pushed and has the usual Windows gestures available.
It’s a bit wider than what I’m used to, but it worked well and despite the extra width
I never found it to get in the way when I needed to use the keyboard. Fingerprints show up on the matte black surfaces,
but as they’re smooth they’re easy to clean off. On the left there’s an air exhaust vent,
gigabit ethernet port, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, MicroSD card slot and status LEDs. On the right there’s a 3.5mm audio combo
jack, two more USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and another air exhaust vent. On the back there are two more air exhausts
towards the corners, then from left to right we’ve got the power input, HDMI 2.0 port,
mini DisplayPort 1.3 output, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, which also has DisplayPort 1.3
support although no Thunderbolt despite the logo, and then kensington lock. On the lid in the center there’s the Aorus
logo with a mirrored finish, as well as two lines, and both the lines and logo light up
white while powered on. The colour can’t be customized, as this is just using the backlight
from the screen. Underneath there’s heaps of ventilation
holes to assist air flow. The two speakers are found towards the front left and right
corners and face down, they sounded alright for a laptop, clear at higher volumes but
not really any bass. Here’s what we’re looking at while playing music at maximum
volume, and the latencymon results weren’t excellent. The bottom panel can be removed easily by
taking out 11 screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. Once inside from left to right
we get access to the single 2.5 inch drive bay, WiFi card, battery, two memory slots,
and two M.2 slots, both of which support NVMe and SATA. Powering the laptop is a 62 Watt hour battery,
and with a full charge and just watching YouTube videos with the screen on half brightness,
keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 1 hour
and 47 minutes. This lower result was caused by the RTX 2070 graphics being in use the
entire time, you don’t have the option of using the Intel integrated graphics here with
Optimus. Despite this, there’s still no G-Sync, however this does mean we should see
higher performance when compared against a laptop with equivalent specs that uses Optimus. While playing the Witcher 3 with medium settings
and Nvidia’s battery boost set to 30 FPS the battery lasted for 58 minutes all up,
however with 12% charge left the frame rate dropped to 5 FPS and was no longer playable.
The AI feature doesn’t work while on battery power, though as we’ll see later it didn’t
help much anyway. I’ll also note that I never saw the battery discharge while the
230 watt power brick was plugged in. Before we get into the thermal testing I need
to briefly talk about Gigabyte’s new AI feature that comes with their new laptops.
It’s been updated to include three modes, AI Edge, and two cloud options, AI Download
and AI Download and Upload. AI Edge processes data locally to make the best decisions in
terms of what to change like power limits and clock speeds, while the AI Cloud settings
get data from Microsoft Azure. The download only option is new, and rather than sending
your data to the cloud to improve the service it only downloads profiles to help it run
better. The download and upload one on the other hand will submit data though. All tests
had AI disabled, except where explicitly mentioned. The Aorus control center software allows you
to choose between five levels of CPU power and two for the GPU. The CPU settings boost
the maximum TDP between these levels, while GPU level 0 is stock and level 1 boosts the
core clock by 140MHz and memory by 70MHz. Any time you press the fan button on the keyboard
to boost fan speed GPU mode 1 is automatically engaged, overclocking the graphics. For the
purposes of this video, when maximum fan speed is mentioned I’m running the CPU at level
4 for the highest limit, and GPU at level 1. While at default stock levels I’m running
the CPU at level 2 and GPU at level 0. The large air intake vent on the bottom should
help out when we test with the cooling pad. The rubber feet also seem to be angled such
that they block the hot air being exhausted out the back from coming straight back into
the fans, so cooler air should only be pulled in from the front. There are also quite a
few heatpipes here, and some are shared between both processor and graphics, so a change in
one component will affect the other, for instance if the CPU gets hot the graphics will be affected
as a result. Thermal testing was completed with an ambient
temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, expect different results in different environments. There’s a lot of data here, CPU temperatures
are shown by the blue bars and GPU temperatures are shown by the green bars. We’re looking
at combined CPU and GPU load here, so both are fully loaded as a worst case. The gaming
tests towards the upper half of the graph were tested by playing Watch Dogs 2, as I
find it to use a good amount of combined processor and graphics resources. The stress tests were
tested by running the Aida64 CPU stress test and Heaven GPU benchmark at the same time
to fully load the system. This isn’t meant to show typical performance, these are worst
case results which you can use to compare with my other videos. The idle temperatures down the bottom are
looking fine. Let’s start with the stress tests. At stock the CPU is thermal throttling
at 96 degrees Celsius while the GPU was thermal throttling at 92. Even with a -0.15v undervolt
to the CPU we’re not seeing changes to temperatures, however we’ll see how clock speeds were
affected in the next graph. If we max out the fan the GPU temperatures drop back to
86, though hardware info still lists it as thermal throttling. With the CPU undervolt
applied too the CPU is now thermal throttling intermittently rather than constantly, and
if we add on the Thermaltake Massive 20 cooling pad the CPU temperature drops by 9 degrees,
though no change in temperatures to the GPU, most likely due to the overclock applied from
the max fan button. Moving up to the gaming results again there
was thermal throttling with the fan at default speed. I’ll also note that for the gaming
tests I’m undervolting the CPU and GPU rather than just the CPU only, in the stress tests
I didn’t test with the GPU undervolt due to reasons. Anyway in most cases both are
still running quite hot. The AI settings didn’t appear to help in this game, I got the same
thermals as running the machine at stock with the default fan speed. In the past the AI
would control the fan speed, in this case it didn’t touch it and the fan speed remained
unchanged, resulting in the temperatures we’ve got here. The best results are seen right
up the top, when the fan is at maximum, CPU and GPU are undervolted, and the cooling pad
is in use. These are the average clock speeds for the
same tests just shown. If we start with the stress tests down the bottom, we can see the
GPU is downclocking quite a bit to keep cool, same with the CPU. With the -0.15v CPU undervolt
we can boost average clock speed by 450MHz over all 6 cores. Simply by boosting the fan
speed we almost see a similar improvement to CPU performance, but also to the graphics
as this helps reduce the thermal throttling there too. With the CPU undervolt applied
in combination with the fans maxed out we’re basically reaching the full 4.0GHz all core
turbo boost speed of the i7-9750H CPU. With the cooling pad added despite thermal throttling
still being reported on the GPU as we saw before, the clock speed does rise a bit now,
and the CPU is now solid at 4GHz, which I think is a nice result. In the gaming tests we can see the clock speed
increase with the GPU undervolts, as this helps reduce the thermal throttling taking
place. The CPU undervolt is also seeing us get pretty much full performance, even without
resorting to boosting the fan speed, which is good because as you’ll hear soon it gets
pretty loud. The AI settings, like we saw in the temperatures, are performing similar
to the stock settings, again this seems to be due to the AI feature not controlling fan
speed for some reason, so hopefully that will be updated in future, I’m pretty sure the
old model did it. Up the top we’re getting the best result in terms of clock speed with
CPU and GPU undervolted and the cooling pad in use, as this was the only test the GPU
was no longer thermal throttling the clock speed is the highest out of all results. These are the clock speeds I got while just
running CPU only stress tests without any GPU load. As mentioned earlier there are 5
different levels in the Aorus control center software that control CPU TDP, so these are
the clock speeds we’re able to achieve with each. With the 62 watt limit at level 4 we’re
only just below the full 4.0GHz boost speed of the 9750H, the undervolt gets us all the
way though. These are the temperatures for the same tests just shown. As the TDP increases,
resulting in higher clock speed, so do the temperatures. The undervolt provided a massive
improvement here of about 15 degrees, while also performing the best. Here are the average
CPU TDPs from these tests, so the undervolt puts us around the power usage of level 1
with similar temperatures, but with 500MHz of extra performance over all 6 cores. To demonstrate how this translates into performance
I’ve got some Cinebench CPU benchmarks here. There’s no difference in single core as
that’s not enough to trigger throttling, though even in the best case with the CPU
undervolted and no restrictions I was still seeing similar scores to the 8750H. I will
be comparing these two CPUs in a future video though, so make sure you’re subscribed for
that. Here’s what we’re looking at in Cinebench R20, until I have more data from
other laptops I’ll keep including results from both. Here are the GPU only clock speeds while under
a graphical only stress test. Just as a reminder, the GPU 0 setting in the Aorus control center
software is default, while GPU 1 overclocks the core by 140MHz. With my crappy undervolt
I was getting similar speeds to default, and when we check the temperatures the thermal
throttling was removed with this though it only lowered by one degree under this workload.
Given it’s thermal throttling at both levels 0 and 1 at the same temperature, the clock
speeds in the previous graph are likely not accurate. It does seem a bit strange that
even with the fan maxed out the GPU is thermal throttling under GPU only stress test, but
I suppose it is the full fat 2070 and this is the first laptop I’ve had with it, so
I don’t really know what the normal is there. As for the external temperatures where you’ll
actually be putting your hands, at idle it was about average in the low 30s. While gaming
it gets to the mid 40s in the center, a little warm but definitely not hot feeling. With
the stress tests running it’s a little cooler, with noticeably cooler WASD keys. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop,
I’ll let you have a listen to some of these tests. At idle it was quiet, however the fan was
making this sort of pulsating noise. With the stress tests running or gaming it was
about average compared to other gaming laptops I’ve tested, but when we hit the fan button
to max it out it gets very loud. Normally I like at least having the option of raising
fan speed, however in this case there doesn’t seem to be granular control, I wasn’t able
to adjust it like in previous models, so it seems to either be all or nothing in terms
of fan speed. In general the Aorus 15-XA runs fairly hot,
at least in my top end configuration here with full 2070 and 9750H, I’d expect others
to run a bit cooler. Even with undervolting we didn’t really improve temperatures by
that much, however this did significantly improve the performance. It’s worth noting
that we’re able to boost the power limits over the CPUs specified 45 watt TDP rating
though. Many laptops don’t give us the option and perform worse as a result due to power
limit throttling, though the trade off to this increased performance is of course higher
temperatures, so it’s good the Aorus is equipped with such powerful fans. The only
downside of those powerful fans is at this time they don’t seem to give you the ability
to customize the fan speed like with other models, hopefully that changes in the future. In most cases once undervolted we’re able
to get the full 4.0GHz all core turbo boost speed from the 9750H CPU even under worst
case combined CPU and GPU load, which I think is pretty good given there are other laptops
that cannot hit full boost speed under these tests. In my tests the AI didn’t seem to
do much, so I’d just stick to undervolting and if you can put up with the extra fan noise,
boosting the fan speed also. Finally let’s take a look at some gaming
benchmarks, I’ve tested these games with the these Nvidia drivers and all available
Windows updates to date installed. The drivers are a little behind, but they’re the latest
Gigabyte currently offer. I’ve also tested with the fan maxed out, with CPU at setting
4 and GPU at setting 1, so raised CPU TDP and overclocked graphics. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode
and not in multiplayer mode, as it’s easier to consistently reproduce the test run. The
purple bars show the results with ray tracing disabled, while the green bars show RTX on.
The RTX results weren’t great at ultra and high settings, though it was usable at high.
For a game like this I’d want higher frame rate though, and RTX off at ultra settings
both looks and runs better than with RTX on at low settings. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings
at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined
setting presets. The results in this game were a little lower than I expected based
on the specs, but it’s running well enough even maxed out, while minimum settings boosted
FPS by 30%. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built
in benchmark. Not too much to say here, above 60 FPS at ultra settings is good, oh and it
was coming out ahead of the 2080 Max-Q in the Razer Blade I recently reviewed at every
setting level. This may be due to the slightly better CPU though. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and while I have to regularly refresh the replay due to updates I test in the same area.
This game doesn’t need powerful hardware to run, so even with epic settings we’re
seeing 120 FPS averages, with low settings actually able to make good use of the 240Hz
display. Overwatch is another well optimized game and
was tested in the practice range, as other players, bots and even different maps in actual
gameplay affect the frame rate and this allows for consistent testing. At low and medium
the 300 FPS frame cap is hit, while epic settings still played extremely well. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, the results were pretty good, just a couple of FPS behind the 2080
Max-Q in the Razer Blade I recently tested, and actually ahead at lower settings, possible
due to the higher clocked 9750H CPU. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and like always high frame rates were coming out of this test. This is the sort of game
the 240Hz screen would be more useful for if you’re playing competitively. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, and in general is a game I’ve found to benefit from Nvidia’s new turing
architecture. I’ll also note this was another test where low settings were getting frame
rates that would be well matched with the 240Hz screen. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and even at ultra settings almost 100 FPS was possible in this test, with lower settings
getting us closer to 130 FPS, which seems to be about as well as this game performs
on laptop hardware, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it much above 140 FPS in my test
run. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark, and I was seeing some fairly high frame rates at the lower setting
levels when compared to other laptops I’ve tested. This is my first 9750H machine and
this does seem to be a CPU heavy game so it may be helping a bit there. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane
with an average amount of action going on, and it was running very smoothly without any
problems at all. At maximum settings it was still performing very well at 150 FPS, with
closer to 200 at lower settings also possible. Watch Dogs 2 is a resource intensive game,
though with a solid 30 FPS it plays just fine to me, so hitting the 60 FPS sweet spot at
ultra on this laptop was quite a nice result. The Witcher 3 was running well with hairworks
disabled, and it played perfectly fine for me even with ultra settings. 90 FPS with 60
for the 1% low works well, and while you can get higher FPS at lower settings I don’t
think this game benefits much from it and would prefer the higher visual quality with
high settings. I’ve tested more games in the dedicated
gaming benchmark video, check the card in the top right corner if you want to see more
results. Let’s also take a look at how this config
of the Aorus 15 compares with other laptops to see how it stacks up, use these results
as a rough guide only as they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5 I’ve tested ultra settings
and I’ve got the Aorus 15 up the top in red, and it was doing quite well, only coming
in behind the 90 watt 2080 Max-Q laptops I’ve tested. It’s worth remembering this is my
first 9750H laptop test, so all the others here have the 8750H. Here are the results from Far Cry 5 with ultra
settings in the built in benchmark, and the Aorus was doing well here, coming in at second
place, only behind the ASUS GX701, which is ahead of the other 2080 Max-Q laptops due
to G-Sync. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings, and in this test the Aorus is a
little ahead of the Alienware m17, which isn’t too surprising, as I had some thermal throttling
on the graphics in that one. This is the first time I’ve tested a laptop
with RTX 2070 graphics, and for the most part it seems to be slotting in about where I expected,
between the 2070 Max-Q and 2080 Max-Q, though it does of course depend on the game, in some
it was beating the 2080 Max-Q machines. Overall we’re seeing pretty good performance. It’s
worth noting that as there was no Nvidia Optimus here, the display is connected straight to
the Nvidia graphics, meaning we should be seeing higher performance. This does however
come at the expense of battery life, it’s a trade off. I’ve got a video linked in
the description covering this topic further if you’re after more information. Now let’s see how the undervolting and AI
settings actually help improve gaming performance. Far Cry 5 was tested using the built in benchmark
at 1080p with ultra settings. Down the bottom I tested with both the CPU and GPU maxed out
in the Aorus control center software, the only difference was one had the fan at default
speed and the other at maximum. This simple change gave 9% higher FPS as it helps reduce
thermal throttling. I’ll note that the AI settings in themselves do not modify fan speed,
as covered earlier, though I think they should, but I tested with the fan maxed out to try
and show best case performance with them, though as we can see it’s basically the
same as not using it, at least in this test. The results up the top with the manual undervolting
gave us the best performance. Now for the benchmarking tools, I’ve tested
Heaven, Valley, and Superposition from Unigine, as well as Firestrike, Timespy, Port Royal
and VRMark from 3DMark, just pause the video if you want a detailed look at these results. I’ve used Crystal Disk Mark to test the
storage, and the 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD that was installed was giving nice reads and alright
writes. The 2TB hard drive was performing about as expected for a 5,400RPM hard drive.
Unfortunately I couldn’t test the microSD slot as I don’t have any cards that size. For updated pricing check the links in the
description, as prices will change over time. At the time of recording in the US the XA
version with these specs is going for $2175 USD, while the 8th gen model is over $200
less. Meanwhile here in Australia it’s going for $3300 AUD. So what do you guys think about the Aorus
15-XA gaming laptop? Overall I think it’s checking a lot of boxes, but as always nothing
is perfect. It’s well built, the chassis is on the smaller side for a 15 inch laptop,
allowing it to have nice thin bezels, and it’s got good specs which allow it to perform
well in games. There’s no Nvidia Optimus, so while gaming performance will be improved,
battery life suffers as a result, that’s the trade off. It does get warm, but it’s got good performance
behind that along with some powerful fans to help with cooling, though I would have
like to have seen granular fan control considering how loud maximum speed gets. The big opening
on the bottom was great for helping airflow, especially with a cooling pad, I hope more
companies go this way in the future. Once undervolted even under worst case combined
CPU and GPU load still being able to hit the full 4GHz turbo boost speed of the 9750H was
pretty impressive, despite the temperatures. For more than $200 USD more money over the
8th gen version, I honestly think I’d just get the slightly cheaper 8th gen model. I
don’t think you’re getting $200 of value going from the 8750H to 9750H, at least in
this laptop, and the 240Hz screen is realistically only beneficial in esports titles, so depends
on the types of games you’ll be playing. Let me know what you guys thought about the
Aorus 15 gaming laptop down in the comments, and if you’re new to the channel get subscribed
for future tech videos like this one.

94 thoughts on “Aorus 15-XA (9750H/2070) Gaming Laptop Review

  1. lol fan kicking in is like a UFO taking off.
    Removed the y540 n helios 300 from fps comparison, makes sense as they were both 1660ti

  2. hey , which one is better

    – Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL

    – HP 15-da1005dx – 15.6" HD Touch – i7-8565U – 12GB Memory – 256GB SSD

    -Acer Helios 300

    -Dell G3 15-3579 |Intel Core i7-8750H Processor | 8GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD + 1TB HD | GTX 1050ti 4GB | Win 10 Home

    -Dell Inspiron G5 15-5587 PC Portable Gamer 15,6" Full HD Noir (Intel Core i5, 8Go de RAM, SSD 256Go, GTX1050Ti 4Gb, Windows 10) Clavier AZERTY Français


  3. It also needs well structure hinges (typical style like helios 300) as u can easily lift that laptop with one finger

  4. Gigabyte had really great exhaust and thermal for their gaming laptops several years back, but i guess keeping up with all the power of graphics and processing today is a different thing altogether.
    Ps. I have a weird question. i plugged in my portable hard drive half way through in the usb port and my laptop was still able to recognize and browse through the files, is it safe for my portable hard drive or can it damage the drive?

  5. Great review (like always :D) I have read that acer helion 300 will be
    available with 2070mq, but in my country, in every shop there is information that they are selling non mq. I thought about helios 700, but it is 400$ more expensive, and it has also i7, so i think that this is a little bit too much

  6. Can you test hp omen and eleltroniks laptop also evoc and ultra 15 because they look so powerful to me and i didnt see bunchmarks off all these laptops

  7. Saw a deal for this laptop on Newegg for $1499 but i then i heard that fucking Jet engine and said NOOOOOPE.

  8. Why'd you leave the new OLED Aero 15 that you recently reviewed out of the lineup? It has the 9750h and would be a perfect max-q vs full 2070 comparison, guess I'll just have to pull that video up and compare in two side by side windows. Btw flippin LOVE the OLED Aero, I purchased the CUK version off Amazon with 32 gigs ram and 1tb nvme, running insanely well with cpu undervolt, thanks for all the knowledge you drop on us, keep up the great work!

  9. My alienware 17r5 with a gtx 1070 gets higher minimum graphics fps at 1440p than this does at 1080p in apex legends, do you think the cpu limits the rtx 2070 in this laptop a bit since the resolution is 1080p.

  10. It should atleast have
    Larger arrow keys or
    G-Sync or

    But none of them. Why? Optimus is not costly to implement.

  11. Love your reviews but only one complain why the fuck even review battery performance if you are going to play games on medium setting on an RTX 2070, no one buys a laptop with RTX 2070 to play on games on medium settings. these are high end laptops so I hope that from next time onwards you will do tests at ultra settings or whatever highest option is available even if the battery lasts for 10-15 minutes.

  12. I sold my gs75 rtx 2060 and bought Triton 500 RTX 2070 , I thought it wasn't maxq and in the spacs was written overclockable rtx 2070 , and when I bought it I saw that's maxq , I hate Acer ..

  13. Do you think laptops that cost over 1.5k will still have value after 2 or 3 years? My laptop has a rtx 2060 and it is the scar 2. Its a good laptop but i think i can get a desktop after i finish my 2nd year at university. Going to upgrade as i will have more space.

  14. I think the bad thermals on this are due to a really poor thermal paste application. I have the GL504GW with the full 2070 and it never goes above 81 deg Celcius even under full synthetic load and the ambient temperature here is 35 Celcius..

  15. Can you please make a review on the new HP omen 17 rtx 2070 not many people made videos about the gaming laptop and was wondering if you can consider making a video about it

    It berly came out from HP please consider making a review about it I want to get the laptop but want more information about it

  16. Please make your next review about Msi ge65 raider 9sf with RTX 2070.😃

    This is a better 240hz laptop you should put your hands on.😉

  17. Hey jarrod what happens if uninstall nvidia graphic driver and only install intel gpu driver??
    Is it work with fine?

  18. Unusable without headphones.. such average thermals (without a cooling pad) for a hideous fan like that. Wow that sounds obnoxious.

  19. So it's a loud, hot piece of garbage……..

    GOT IT thanks dude! I think I'll get the asus zephyrus s gx701 instead

    (wish they came out with the OLDER Version of the AORUS.)

    Wait I know why it's hot and loud cuz it's not a MAX-Q! Duh lol

  20. Jarrod…what do you think of the Lenovo Legion Y540 17" currently for sale at Microcenter for $1,199.99? Is there a better deal for the money currently?—black

  21. 8th gen version seems to be a much better deal now that they dropped the prices. Although, of course, the RTX 2070 deserves this 240hz screen.

  22. Hey Jarrod I need help with my scar 2 (i7-8750H/RTX2070) it runs fine with most games but some games are literally unplayable they just lag really bad. It’s like the intel GPU is in play even though it’s selected to the 2070 in the nvidia settings. Any help would be grateful

  23. I knew the AI crap would be a useless gimmick when it was announced, only because Micro$oft was involved. You can't expect M$ to do something right, except for collecting user data, of course.
    I thought the laptop would just take off like a jet when you pressed the Turbo button while performing the microphone check. :O This is the loudest laptop I've ever heard! Have you ever heard anything worse since you started reviewing laptops?

  24. Bro the scar 3 you reviewed had 240Hz if I recall correctly, so it's the 2nd laptop you have reviewed with ultra high refresh rate.

  25. Good afternoon, tell me a laptop for installing simple projects and for games. The monitor in this laptop plays an important role. Thank you in advance 😀😁😁

  26. Jarrod please if you don't mind post a video for how to test newly bought laptop for all faulty things before your return period ends , I have read some reviews about some laptops that they are very good on paper and in review videos but after bought they found some of them have hardware issues " throttling , bleeding screens , etc " or malfunction , so what programs to use to test every thing inside

  27. I wish reviewers would just tell us what the price is instead of trying to get a bit more revenue via affiliated links. It's something that's making me gravitate towards those who straight up tell us what things cost.

  28. This Laptop has an i7 9750h and a RTX 2070, Mine has a i7 8750h and a GTX 1070, but I get almost the same results in FireStrike and games ?!

  29. Could you make a GPU comparison? Like 1650 vs 1660 vs 1660 Ti vs 2060 vs 2070 vs 2080 (and MaxQ versions). Then, you could show which laptop offers the best performance for each GPU.

  30. Except AI ENGINE this laptop is not so good for content creation and poor battery life . Man hell yeah the specs are pretty dam good , but bad configuration. It's like carrying a 3pound baby everywhere u go.

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