At a price of just under 2,300 Euros (~$2,705), the Aero 15 OLED XD offers a decent price-performance ratio. It's equipped with an Intel Core i7-11800H and 32 GB of RAM as well as a 1 TB SSD that is connected via PCI Express Gen 4. Besides the integrated iGPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with a 105-watt TDP is also on board for rendering image content.
Despite a comparatively low TGP of 105 watts, the gaming performance is excellent. Even 4K titles can be brought to life smoothly on the gorgeous OLED panel when you tweak the details a bit. Tiger Lake goes all out here and does a good job in our Cinebench R15 continuous load test, coming close to the level of the AMD 5800H. The device is also completely able to convince in our simulated daily workflow with PCMark 10.
Gigabyte installs a 15-inch 4K AMOLED panel here that is very bright and runs at a refresh rate of 60 Hz. This makes the laptop suitable for outdoor use despite the glossy display. The contrast values are very good, and color spaces like sRGB and AdobeRGB are both almost fully covered.
With a wide range of ports, our test device covers just about every port that one could need. HDMI 2.1 and several Thunderbolt 4 ports ensure that the device is up to date. Unfortunately, the power supply is located in an unfavorable position, resulting in the space available for the use of a mouse being limited.
The visually attractive and comparatively light case is very sturdy and creates a high-quality impression.
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