Gigabyte Aero 15 and Aero 17

After the launch of the new Intel Comet Lake-H processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics cards, Gigabyte has announced the update of its Aero 15 and Aero 17 ultrabook gaming. We do not know if (and when) they will be available in Europe, but being at the first information released for the American market, both machines will be on sale from mid-April starting from $ 1599 and up to $ 2299.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED

Gigabyte Aero 15 is equipped with a latest generation Intel Comet Lake-H processor, to choose between a 2.6GHz hexa-core Core i7-10750H, a 2.3GHz octa-core Core i7-10875H or a Core i9 octa-core -10980HK, flanked by (up to) 64GB of DDR4 2666/2933 MHz RAM memory on two slots and two slots for M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 (2280) / SATA SSDs. The display features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS panel at 144Hz anti-glare X-Rite Pantone Delta E with thin edges just 3mm, but there will also be the option for a Samsung Ultra HD 4K AMOLED display ( 3840 x 2160 pixels) in the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED model.

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED

Turning to connectivity, the new Gigabyte Aero 15 integrates 802.11ax WiFi modules (2×2, WiFi 6 Killer AX1650) and Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI 2.0 ports and mini-DisplayPort 1.4 (USB-C), 3.5 mm audio jack and a Gigabit Ethernet ( Killer E2600), three USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3. Also included are a UHS-II SD card reader, two speakers (2 x 2W) and an HD webcam with microphone. The new Gigabyte Aero 15 gaming-ultrabook runs on Windows 10 (Pro) and has a 94.24 Wh high-capacity battery, which offers an announced autonomy of about 9 hours. It weighs 2 kg, measures 356 x 250 x 20 mm and naturally has an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard with Fusion key and numeric keypad.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED

Gigabyte Aero 15 SB is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics card with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and Optimus technology, but we find a GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory in the Gigabyte Aero 15 KB version and a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q with 8GB of GDDR6 memory in the Gigabyte Aero 15 WB variant. The latest SKUs are Gigabyte Aero 15 XB with GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q (8GB GDDR6) and Gigabyte Aero 15 YB with GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (8GB GDDR6). However, such equipment – accompanied by Intel Comet Lake-H processors – requires an effective cooling system, based on two fans (71 blades) and five heatpipes.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR

To the refresh of this model, Gigabyte has also added that of the Aero 17 which will now be available in a standard version and in one with an HDR display. Despite having the same weight (2.5Kg) and dimensions (396 x 270 x 21.4 mm), the two variants will stand out for the screen, which will be a 17.3-inch IPS 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) HDR with color coverage 100% Adobe RGB, DeltaE Pantone and just 3mm thin bezels in the Aero 17 HDR. The hardware equipment will be identical to that of the younger brother, with the only difference of integrating two audio jacks, headphones and microphone

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