It looks like we have yet another contender to the Razer Blade, one of the world’s thinnest laptop.
Meet the Aero 15, Gigabyte’s new laptop that aims to widen the available options in the portable gaming laptop category. We’ve already seen the Acer Predator Triton 700 a couple of weeks back, so it’s a testament that the whole PC gaming industry is really at the boom.
Gigabyte, despite being in the industry for a while, hasn’t released an interesting notebook for a while. Instead, they’ve been primarily focused on producing PC components like motherboards, graphics cards and much more. But with the release of the Gigabyte Aero 15, it looks like the company now wants to get more attention.
Releasing a gaming laptop, especially a thin one, is actually an effective way to make a statement. On this day when gaming laptops are going ridiculously powerful and insanely large. A notebook like the Aero 15 is just hard to miss.
To start, the Gigabyte Aero 15 has a 15-inch display, which is also said to be perfect for content creators due to its well-calibrated display provided by X-Rite Pantone. This ensures that the colors are consistent when you’re doing photo or video editing.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 also has some powerful hardware inside, which is unsurprising for a notebook of this caliber. There’s an Intel i7-770HQ Kaby Lake processor, with a clock speed of 2.8GHz and burt of up to 3.8GHz. The CPU is backed with either an 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 2400MHz and can be expandable of up to 32GB.
And to make sure that the gaming performance is on point, there’s a NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 graphics card inside with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM. Boot-up time is also aided by two M.2 SSD slots.
Probably the most crucial part of this kind of notebook is its design. At first look, the Gigabyte Aero 15 doesn’t have the ugly gamer look. Other than the sharp triangle shape at the front, this notebook looks clean overall. The Gigabyte Aero 15’s display also only has a thin bezel at 5mm. And more importantly, it only weighs 2.1kg and has a 1.9cm thickness.
And let’s not forget the most important feature – the RGB keyboard. This thing has a per-key backlit keyboard and can project 16.8 million colors. Gigabyte also included macro keys for easy access to some functions.
Gigabyte Aero 15 Specs
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro
|Display||15.6" UHD 3840x2160, Anti-Glare
15.6" FHD1920*1080, Anti-Glare
|Chipset||Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ 7th Generation 7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz)|
|RAM||8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 slots (Max 32GB)|
|GPU||Intel® HD Graphics 630
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
|Storage||-2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)|
|Optical Disk Drive||N/A|
|I/O Port||USB 3.0 (Type-A) * 3, Thunderbolt 3 * 1(USB Type-C),
HDMI 2.0, mini DP, Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo), SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack, RJ-45
|Audio||2 Watt Speaker *2, Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Home Theater|
|Wireless||802.11 ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2|
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
|Dimensions||356.4(W) x 250(D) x 19.9(H) mm|
|Weight||2.1 kg (w/Battery, M.2 SSD)|
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is available for $1,899 (Php94,600), which is way cheaper than the Predator Triton 700’s $2,999 (Php150,000) price tag. It costs almost the same with the Razer Blade, which also has a starting price of also $1,899. You can get the Aero 15 in Black, Orange, and Lime.
Source: The Next Web
Doesn’t seem like Gigabyte ships to the Philippines, so are there any local stores that have this laptop in stock?
It’s still relatively new so I doubt there’s a local store carrying this product right now. Maybe in a couple of months.