Gigabyte has been offering high-performance gaming laptops for a while, but they’re usually pretty bulky. Last year the company launched the Gigabyte Aero 14 that packed high-power CPU and graphics and a really big battery into a 4.2 pound case.
Now the company is going bigger… but not that much bigger.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 features a 15.6 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel display, but thanks to 5mm thin bezels around the display, the notebook isn’t much larger than a 14 inch laptop. It measures 14″ x 9.8″ x 0.78″ and weighs about 4.6 pounds.
Gigabyte’s new laptop features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, two M.2 PCIe solid state drive, and two DDR4 SODIMM slots for memory.
It has HDMI 2.0 and Mini DisplayPort for connecting up to two external 4K displays. And the laptop features a 94.24 Wh battery and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
One down side to the slim bezels? Like the Dell XPS 13, this laptop has a webcam placed below the screen instead of above it. That can cause some rather unfortunate camera angles when snapping selfies or making video calls. But I’m still generally happy to see another company cramming a big screen into a laptop shell that would typically be used for a smaller model.
Gigabyte says a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is priced at $1,899, and the laptop is available with black, green, or orange lids.
Looks fairly nice for a gaming laptop.
This is great news! I will of course be waiting for this to go on sale, but I like that it has all the specs I was looking for!
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