Gigabyte AERO 15
Hello! Guys, Today, I’m going to take a look at Gigabyte AERO 15 review. This is new all-purpose thin and powerful laptop. I get a lot of devices that come through this office. But once in a while, I get something that just really exceeds my expectations. So let’s get started and find out-
It has a Plastic build, it feels very similar to the AERO 14 materials. It’s a little bigger but the idea is the same, the top surface comes in various colors. If you want something a little less loud the black looks pretty good. The Gigabyte Logo lights up. So, for the predominantly plastic laptop, the build quality is good. It starts at $ 1,900 or 1,21,870 Indian rupees which are pretty expensive for a laptop.
The Port selection is on the left side of the laptop. You get Ethernet, HDMI 2, DP 1.3, an audio jack, 3 USB3s, a Thunderbolt 3 port and an SD Card Reader. The Thunderbolt 3 Port just to see if it was by 2 or by 4 in terms of PCIe lanes and they said it was 4 lanes of PCIe so that’s a good thing. It’s pretty easy to open it up and when you’re in there you have access to the 2 RAM slots. You can load up to 32GB of DDR4. But the best part and I really mean the best part is that there are two M.2 storage bays in here. Now the included drive uses a slower SATA interface but it does support NVMe Drive so you could just use the included drive as like a storage drive or something.
The screen is awesome. It’s the headlining feature of the Laptop. It has a super thin bezel matte finish and the panel has great color gamut and accuracy. It’s 1080p non-touchscreen. It has this X-Rite Pantone certification and out of the box, the colors are just banged on. It could be a little brighter and I’m seeing some mild ghosting. The laptop is geared towards productivity and content creators so brighter is always good. There’s supposed to be a 4k option down the line but this 1080p panel looks really good as it is.
The Keyboard has individual RGB lighting which is always fun to play with and it can actually be really useful. I adjust the colors to match the shortcuts and apps and stuff. The layer is good, nicely spaced out, the keys themselves are a little stiff. It’s hard to describe this, but it needs more pressure than I’m used to just to activate the stroke. But once you get used to it, it’s a good keyboard overall.
The Trackpad uses UN drivers and to be honest I’m not a fan of Un drivers, but this feels noticeably better than the one on the AERO 14. It could be from updated drivers or potentially updated hardware. I’m not sure what it is but the tracking is improved it’s not perfect but it’s not bad.
The Webcam is down at the bottom because of the bezels so you get that upward nose angle.
Let’s talk performance, I was pretty sure this would have some kind of heat issues because it’s thin and light and you’re stuffing GTX 10600 in there. But it’s cooled well and performance is strong. It has really extensive fan control through their software and I like that but I liked the fact that you can control the fans. If you want to, you can run it on quiet mode which is basically silent and you’ll throttle it. If you’re benchmarking or you can let it go on automatic mode or you can manually crank up the fans to get maximum performance. Performance is so good ad the external temperatures are comfortable. There are no nasty hot spots.
Gameplay is really nice on this thing. It’s a Kaby Lake i7, GTX 1060 in an Ultraportable, It’s awesome. If you’re playing at 1080p you’ll comfortably break 100 frames per second in overwatch on ultra. In Doom, it floats in the low to mid-90s on ultra graphics as well. It’s really weird seeing these kids of frame rates on a laptop with 5mm bezels. Something heavier like The Division, you’ll need to drop the graphics to high in order to stay near that 60 frames per second.
Now, with the color accurate display and two drive bays, The AERO 15 clearly made for creative professionals as well. This is only the 1080p panel, I’d want the 4k panel for my content but performance is great. With 4k footage, 1060 isn’t a huge jump up in performance from the 1050 but it pulls further ahead with a 5K or higher resolution footage.
The speakers are located underneath, like the AERO 14 and they sound really similar. Good clarity, good volume but not much bass.
Battery life is pretty good. With the screen at 250 nits, I’m getting around 7 hours of battery life. Playing games, I’m getting about an hour and the charger has that bonus USB port.
Alright, The AERO 15 starts at $ 1900. You’re getting a thin and light laptop that’s housed in mostly plastic. Build quality is good for the materials. The screen has super-thin bezels with excellent color accuracy and viewing angles. The Keyboard is pretty good, it has a nice layout but the keystrokes can feel a little stiff. The Trackpad feels reasonably accurate even with UN drivers. On the inside, it’s running a KabyLake i7 and GTX 1060 which deliver strong performance.
Cooling is done well, It’s loud if you’re full-tilt but the temperatures are good. The RAM is upgradable and so are the two drives. The 94Wh battery is big and it will last you a comfortable 7 hours of battery life. So there’s so much I like about this laptop. It’s just an all-around fantastic machine with great performance. If you’re looking for this type of machine in this price range this should be your short list because it’s fantastic.
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|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Gigabyte AERO 15||Rs. N.A.|
|Gigabyte AERO 15||$ 1,899.00|
|Wireless LAN- 802.11 ac
|BODY||Dimensions- 14.0 x 9.8 x 0.78mm
|DISPLAY||Type- 15.6-inch UHD 3840 x 2160p/ 15.6-inch FHD 1920 x 1080p wide viewing angle Anti-Glare display LCD
– X-Rite Panton certified Display
Video Graphics- intel HD Graphics 630
-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB
-Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
|PROCESSOR||OS- Windows 10 Pro
Chip- Mobile intel HM 175Express chipset
CPU- 7th Generation intel core i7-7700 HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz)
|MEMORY||System Memory- 8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 Slots (Max 32GB)
Storage- 2 x M2.55D Slots (Type 2280, Supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)
|PORTS||-USB 3.0 (Type-A) * 3, Thunderbolt 3 * 1 (USB Type-C), HDMI 2.0, mini DP, Headphone out jack, SD Card Reader, DC- in jack, RJ-45|
-Intel Platform Trust Technology
|SOUND||2-watt speaker *2, Microphone, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater|
|POWER||Battery- Li-Polymer 94.24Wh