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The best laptops for WoW come with powerful processors, and the Gigabyte Aorus Laptop doesn’t pull punches. But processing power isn’t the only thing it brings to the table; expect to see the RTX 2080 Super Max Q in action as you battle your way through Horde and Alliance. And don’t get us started on its refresh rate. Let’s take a look!

Why We Like It – Gigabyte Aorus Laptop

A premium experience, the Gigabyte Aorus Laptop brings forth an incredible gaming rig with its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max Q and a 6-core 10th Gen i7-10875H.

Pros
  • Powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max Q
  • 6-core 10th Gen i7-10875H
  • 240Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • Could use a bit more storage
  • Expensive

Performance & Battery

Getting Gigabyte Aorus Laptop to run World of Warcraft is a cinch. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max Q is a powerhouse for graphical fidelity. But, more importantly, the 6-core 10th Gen i7-10875H can turbo-clock to 5.1GHz, with 16 threads. Between the two, the CPU is the most important. You’ll get over 60fps on ultra-high settings at 1080p, though it drops down to about 45fps at 4K on ultra-high. Either way 240Hz refresh rate brings impressive smoothness to your gaming experience. Battery life is 8 hours, which is very surprising considering how powerful the Gigabyte Aorus Laptop is.

Ports, Expandability & Build Quality

Built with an aluminum chassis, unlike the HP Omen X, the Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Laptops added some rigidness and exceptional durability. To protect the hardware of course, including the storage. However, it could use some more; it would be a shame to waste so much gaming potential on a sizable, but still small 512GB NVMe SSD. Ports you’ll find along the sides are: Thunderbolt 3, three USB-A, HDMI 2.0, miniDP 1.4, Ethernet, and audio jack.

Value

The Gigabyte Aorus Laptop is an amazing machine that opens up so much gaming potential. You’ll have the rig to play just about anything you want. But make no mistake: it’s an expensive piece of hardware. By picking this machine up, however, you’ve future-proofed yourself for the next few years. For your budget options, both the Lenovo Legion Y540 and MSI GL65 Leopard 10SFK-062 15.6 are perfect alternatives.

Gigabyte Aorus Laptop Wrap Up

For those who want the ultimate World of Warcraft experience, the Gigabyte Aorus Laptop wants your number. It wants to get in good with you, what with its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max Q and 10th Gen i7-10875H. And if that didn’t convince you, its buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate will, provided you have the budget.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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