Gigabyte has released the Aero 15x in the last year (2017), now the tech manufacturer is releasing a new updated version of the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The gigabyte Aero 15X is a very powerful laptop designed for content creation and gaming purposes.
BUILD AND DESIGN
The design of the aero 15X is pretty, thin and is angular looking. Moving on to the build quality, it is above average considering the price point. The laptop is made mostly out of Aluminum but some plastic at the trim edges. Overall the build quality of this laptop is absolutely fantastic and the screen flex is also very minimal compared to its competitors.
THE DISPLAY & GRAPHICS
Opening the hinges, we can see a 15.6 1080p IPS panel with 144Hz refresh rate. The brightness levels are OK, but not bright enough to get any close to the MacBook. The display has 99% SRGB color accuracy and 95% accuracy in Adobe RGB which is very nice to see in these laptops.
This laptop has NVidia GTX 1070 MaxQ GPU which is present in all laptop with this thin form actor. Sadly it still doesn’t support NVidia GSync. The 144Hz is superb for playing games Rise of Tomb Raider, Crysis, Far Cry 5 etc. The mouse movements are much snappier and there are no frame drops in between.
The laptop is priced at $2000 which is quite justifiable considering the built quality, graphics, and display.
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Max-Q, 8GB GDDR5 RAM); Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LCD (Wide Viewing Angle, Anti-Glare Display, X-Rite Pantone certified display)
Storage: 512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe)
Optical drive: N/A
Ports: 3 x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), HDMI 2.0, mini Display Port, RJ-45 Ethernet, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
Camera: HD webcam (720p, 30 fps)
Weight: 4.62 pounds (2.1kg)
Size: 14 x 9.8 x 0.78 inches (356.4 x 250 x 19.9mm; W x D x H)
INSIDE and OUTSIDE LAPTOP
The back cover can be removed by removing four screws. Inside the laptop we get access to two RAM slots. One of the slots is equipped with 16GB and other is free. So basically you can fill the ram with two 16GB RAMS which is a total of 32 gigs of RAM.
We can also see a 94 WH battery which is sufficient and provides long battery life for gaming and content creation.
There are two NVME drives, here also one is equipped with 512GB SSD and other is free. The thermal performance is also great, there is no throttling while gaming and benchmarking which is great considering to some of its competitors.
Flicking the back cover back on, on the sides of laptop; we can see a huge selection of ports, we’ve got an SD card slot,M.2 PCI-E slot, 1 Thunderbolt port, Mini DP, HDMI 2.0, 3 USB 3.1 ports.
If you are trying to game on this beast of a laptop (who wouldn’t), you will have better audio experience if you put that headphones on, Yes the speakers are not that good and it is located at the bottom of the laptop.
Track-pad is not that great, there is an occasional bug where the cursor stops for a second and other major disadvantage seen in most laptops like this is that the Webcam is located at the bottom of the screen in an attempt to reduce the bezels at the top.
So coming to the final verdict, I personally think that this laptop is a very nice product for content creators and gamers. The fans are also not that loud which is really great and you also get a 512GB SSD and an NVidia GTX 1070 MaxQ GPU.