Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
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Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
Gigabyte's slim gaming notebook Aero 15 Classic-XA can display current games smoothly on its matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, FHD, IGZO) thanks to its Core i7-9750H processor and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. Its other components look promising as well: an NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode and Thunderbolt 3.
Source: Good Gear Guide
And that’s kind of the heart of it. The display on the new Aero 15 OLED isn’t just gorgeous. In many ways, it’s kinda the only thing really worth talking about. Even by the standards of laptop refreshes, this is a pretty minor revision. There are plenty of other content creation laptops out there that run the same 9th-Gen Intel Core processors or Nvidia RTX graphics. There aren’t that many out there with OLED screens. If having that OLED screen actually matters to you, you’ll probably want to put some serious consideration into whether it’s worth paying the premium. What you’re getting here is good but, at the same time, most of the differences and evolution that the Aero 15 OLED offers are only skin deep.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Microsoft's Azure AI, while a welcome inclusion, isn't a killer selling point. But the Aero 15's strong performance, 240-Hz display, deep-travel keyboard and long battery life stuffed into a slim, aluminum chassis make its $2,499 price tag worth considering. However, it's hard to ignore the glaring bottom-bezel webcam, the ridiculously high temperatures and dimmer-than-average screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
For enthusiasts in the market for an ultra-powerful laptop that's reasonably slim, understated and packed full of today's best components, Gigabyte's Aero 15 Classic ticks a lot of the right boxes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2019
Source: Hardware Zone
The Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic XA reeks of unfulfilled promise. It's got an attractive, tasteful design, gorgeous 240Hz display, and a compact and slim aluminum chassis. The hardware is top-notch as well, with the latest 9th-generation hexa-core Core i7 chip, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, and internal components from reputable vendors. What's more, battery life is truly excellent, and there are few laptops that even come close.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Computerhoy ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 91%
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Stylish design; slim size; light weight; nice gaming performance; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2019
Model: The Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA is a laptop that comes with a lot of firsts. It is the world’s only "All Intel Inside" laptop and world's first Microsoft Azure AI Notebook. It gives the processing smoothness. So, users can focus on their creativity without distraction. To have continuous creativity, a user must first have a powerful processor. The Aero takes an upgrade with the first mobile-focused 8 core 9th generation Intel Core i9-9750H processor. Gigabyte has chosen to equip the Aero with high-grade, high-performance Samsung 16 GB DDR4 RAM, which decreases battery consumption, provides high-speed transfer and overall memory quality. Furthermore, the Aero exceeds the limitation by supporting up to two DDR4 memory slots. Besides that, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q delivers the ultimate laptop gaming experience. Powered by the new Nvidia Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. The Intel 760p 512 GB SSD is what takes transfer speed to the next level, with up to 3.200 MB/s read speed. It lets users work without any long waiting times. Furthermore, the Aero is designed to take two of these speedy SSD’s to increase the total storage space to meet their needs.
As for the display, the Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA comes with world’s first 3 mm thin-bezel display with X-Rite Pantone Certification. Every panel fitted on the Aero gets calibrated and certified with world-renowned X-Rite Pantone1 calibration technology before it leaves the factory, giving perfect color accuracy and wider color spectrum the second users turn on the Aero. Gigabyte added another durability innovation to the Aero through a uniquely designed display bezel bumper, which protects the display by dampening different types of impact. The Gigabyte Aero uses a whole block of aluminium to produce a refined laptop lid, which is striking to the eye, solid to the touch and ultra-durable for daily use. The chassis is further made from compressed aluminium construction to create a strong yet light body. All these measures at 1.8 cm and weighs in at 2.0 kg. The Aero 15 Classic keyboard is upgraded with the all-new RGB Fusion 2.0 technology. In addition to full macro customization functions, the gaming and multimedia experience has just bumped up to a whole new standard. Powerful performance comes from effective cooling technology. The Aero comes with two uniquely designed fans and cooling system built in, adapting both CPU and GPU, effectively dissipating heat. This results in keeping parts working longer and at constant peak performance. As a conclusion, the Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA is a high-performance laptop catered for users who multitask a lot or run resource-demanding programs. It is a very versatile laptop for work, multimedia editing, and gaming.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.
In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
83.45%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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