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CES 2022 | Elegant 2022 Gigabyte AORUS and AERO laptops land with new 16" model, up to 4K 120Hz mini-LED, RTX 3080, and Core i9-12900 specs

The new 2022 Gigabyte AERO and AORUS range (image: Gigabyte)
The new 2022 Gigabyte AERO and AORUS range (image: Gigabyte)
Gigabyte has outdone itself with the 2022 AORUS and AERO laptop series by fixing every user complaint about their predecessors in one fell swoop. The new AORUS and AERO laptops sport 90% screen-to-body ratio, more orthodox camera placement, and all the modern bells and whistles like fast 4K 120Hz mini-LED or OLED displays, 360Hz IPS panels for gamers, plus up to RTX 3080 Ti GPU and Core-i9 Alder Lake processing specs and Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The main complaint of every Gigabyte laptop fan has finally been heard, and the new 2022 laptops in the AORUS gaming and AERO creator lines have finally been equipped with top-bezel Windows Hello cameras. Well, save for the cheapest AORUS 5 and AERO 5 2022 models, but let's not get the perfect be the enemy of the good enough. In previous generations, the cameras were tucked below the display, going for the infamous chin perspective during video conferencing. That's the least of the new 2022 Gigabyte laptop upgrades, though, as the company introduced a new, 16" form factor to its AERO line, adding to the 15" and 17" laptops of yesteryear. Gigabyte also thinned out the screen bezel to 3mm, gunning for a 90% screen-to-body ratio, or every marketing department's favorite "17-inch laptop in a 15-inch footprint" slogan. In all honesty, the move has allowed it to reduce the size of its 2022 laptops by more than 10% which is a commendable achievement.

Gigabyte also introduced fast 120Hz 4K OLED HDR displays, as well as a unique 4K 120Hz mini-LED panel on the top AERO model for the first time, and blessed it with a 1000 nits of peak brightness. Gamers who are enamored by the AORUS line and its mechanical keyboard will be happy to hear that new 360Hz FHD or [email protected] display options have been made available for fast-paced action. When we add the 12th Gen Intel Core i9 or i7 processors and up to RTX 3080 Ti graphics, the 2022 Razer Blade series better watch out. Here's a list of all the 2022 Gigabyte AORUS and AERO 15", 16", and 17" models details:

Gigabyte AORUS 17 (2022) specs

  • 17.3" FHD 360Hz NTSC 72% IPS display
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 Ti Series Laptop GPUs
  • DDR5
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Home

Gigabyte AORUS 15 (2022) specs

  • 15.6” QHD 165Hz or 15.6” FHD 360Hz NTSC 72% IPS displays
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 Ti Series Laptop GPUs
  • DDR5
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Home

Gigabyte AORUS 5 (2022) specs

  • 15.6” FHD 240Hz or 15.6” FHD 144Hz NTSC 72% IPS displays
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 Ti Series Laptop GPUs
  • DDR4
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Home

Gigabyte AERO 17 (2022) specs

  • 17.3" mini-LED 4K @ 120Hz HDR display w/ 100% Adobe RGB coverage and 1000 nits brightness
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9/i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/3080 Ti Series Laptop GPUs
  • 125W TDP (80W GPU + 45W CPU)
  • DDR5
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Pro

Gigabyte AERO 16 (2022) specs

  • 16" OLED 4K+ HDR display w/ 100% Adobe RGB coverage
  • 16" mini-LED QHD+ display w/ 100% Adobe RGB coverage
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9/i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/3080 Ti Series Laptop GPUs
  • 125W TDP (80W GPU + 45W CPU)
  • DDR5
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Pro

Gigabyte AERO 5 (2022) specs

  • 15" 4K OLED display w/ 100% Adobe RGB coverage
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor H-Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 Series Laptop GPUs
  • 160W TDP (115W GPU + 45W CPU)
  • DDR4
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
  • Windows 11 Home

As usual, all new Gigabyte laptops come with the maximum 99Wh battery allowed for air travel, and the company promises at least six hours of battery life under a workload which has been our review experience with Gigabyte's AERO or AORUS machines as well. As you can see, even the lowly AORUS 5 and AERO 5 2022 models of Gigabyte now come with upgraded, up to 4K OLED displays plus the new 3mm bezel design, and those are going to be the cheapest of the 2022 Gigabyte models. Speaking of dollars, the new Gigabyte AORUS 5/15/17, or AERO 5/16/17 2022 prices are yet to be revealed, but if history is any indication they will be released shortly after their announcement with the corresponding price tags.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-01- 5 (Update: 2022-01- 6)