Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptop packs a lot of power, thanks to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. And to keep that power flowing, it comes with a pretty big 94 Wh battery.

But the Gigabyte Aero 15 X is surprisingly not all that big for a laptop with those specs. The notebook has a 15.6 inch display, but a fairly compact design thanks to an NVIDIA Max-Q design and slim bezels around the display.

The Aero 15 X measures about 14″ x 9.8″ x 0.8″ and weighs 4.6 pounds.

The notebook features a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2 memory SODIMM slots, and 2 M.2 PCIe SSD slots.

It has a Thunderbolt 3 port, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI 2.0 port, an Ethernet jack, and three USB 3.1 ports. Gigabyte says the system can support up to two external 4K displays simultaneously.

The bezels around the display are about 5mm, which s why this 15.6 inch notebook is about the size of an older 14 inch model. Unfortunately, it looks like Gigabyte opted for a slim top bezel… which means the only place left for a webcam was below the display. This is hardly the first notebook to use that position for a webcam, but it’s still an unfortunate design choice.

The Gigabyte Aero 15 X should be available in October.

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14 replies on “Gigabyte Aero 15 X is a slim gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics”

    1. Some previews say the body is the same as the Aero 15 while others, including the Gigabyte specs are claiming an aluminum body. Guess time will tell.

  1. It seems like Gigabyte is moving away from re-branded Clevo laptops to make higher quality devices. Good move. I’ve always like the Gigabyte brand, but their laptops made way too many compromises, specifically in build quality, over the past few years. The Aero 14 and Aero 15 looks like pretty decent machines, especially with their huge batteries.

  2. literally just bought my aero 15 a week ago. totally happy with the performance of the 1060 though. don’t think I’ll need more than it.

    1. Glad to hear. I just bought mine last week and still waiting for it to arrive. Was kind of sad when i saw this post, but i think the 1060 should be plenty of power for my needs.

      1. yeah i would’ve liked to see them put the mq1070 in the aero 14 to drive its 1440p screen but the 1060 is plenty to power the 15’s 1080p display.

        one thing to note, my p key stops working mid-session after flashed to the latest keyboard firmware (.20 i think?) and i flashed it back to the one before it and it hasn’t happened since. i can’t google it to see of anybody else has the issue (because the only result i get is the key roll-over issue) and my buddy has one but he hasn’t flashed it yet so ymmv. i’ve only put about 5 hours of time into it so far but so far its been nice. do a reinstall immediately though.

        1. I had that issue with the exact same key (P key) twice within about an hour and 30m a couple of weeks ago but haven’t been able to recreate it. Sadly I don’t use the laptop without a dedicated keyboard much. A restart seemed to fix it both times so i assumed it was a software thing. I’ve updated my Gigabyte Fusion twice since then though (I was on 4.2 at the time).

  3. Seeing how huge the bottom bezel is they could have easily moved the screen lower a bit and integrate the webcam to the top. But I guess that would break the illusion of a “bezelless” display.

    1. Or you know…use a thin OLED panel and put the webcam beneath the display.

      When you need to Skype, that small portion of the OLED could turn it’s pixels off to allow the webcam to work properly.

      This is the direction phones will take in the next couple months/years.

      1. Hope not personally if the webcam is centrally laid out on the bottom doesn’t seem to make much difference hence this layout appears more comfortable.

        1. A lot of people don’t like the webcam pointing upwards.
          It captures a many double-chins and nose hairs.

          Hence, if you could eliminate most/all the bezel there won’t be anywhere decent to put the front-camera. The logical thing is to put it behind the display.

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