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Gigabyte Aero 15-X9

Specifications

Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 (Aero 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 885 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 256-bit connection, ForceWare 417.71, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, single-channel, two SODIMM slots; one occupied, maximum of 64 GB RAM
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LGD05C0, IPS, Full HD, X-Rite Pantone, 144 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW010T8, 1024 GB 
, NVMe. 2x M.2 Type 2280 slots; one slot occupied
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW) (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.74 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
94.24 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 W stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 W charger, XSplit Gamecaster, XSplit Broadcaster, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.12 kg ( = 74.78 oz / 4.67 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.68% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 70%, display: 90% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 15-X9

87.4% Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 (Core i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The slim and compact Aero 15-X9 succeeds the popular Aero 15X v8 that we reviewed last year. The new 15.6-inch gaming laptop handles modern triple-A games smoothly on its 144 Hz, 1080p display thanks to its Core i7-8750H processor, RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU and 16 GB DDR4-2666 RAM. Its NVMe SSD should ensure solid system performance too, while its Thunderbolt 3 port gives you the option of connecting an external GPU should you wish to run a desktop GPU. Read on to find out how it performs in our tests and whether it can set new standards for thin and light gaming laptops.
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 (15-X9) review: Unfulfilled potential, but not wasted
Source: It Pro English
You won't get more CPU power in a laptop at this size, though, and Gigabyte's machine offers it with more GPU power and a lower price than the competition. The Aero 15-X9 isn't a flawless mobile workstation, but it's a good option if you need more power than other machines at this size can deliver.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 X9 review and benchmarks (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, FHD 144 Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
There are quite a few aspects the Gigabyte Aero 15 does better than most, if not all of the other 15-inch thin-and-light performance laptops on the market, and we've covered them in the article down below, but at the same time this device is quirkier than the competition, so it's not for everyone. The design, keyboard, sound, and thermals are among its antagonizing aspects, while the sturdy build, long battery life, complete IO, upgradeability, and even competitive pricing are among it's stronger points.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 X9 review: X Gonna Give It To Ya
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Even if it’s not quite as over-the-top as some of the more beastly options out there, the new Aero 15 X9 is probably going to give you exactly what you want out of a gaming or content creation machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 X9 review: X Gonna Give It To Ya
Source: PC World English
Even if it’s not quite as over-the-top as some of the more beastly options out there, the new Aero 15 X9 is probably going to give you exactly what you want out of a gaming or content creation machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 X9 review and benchmarks (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, FHD 144 Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
All in all, I can see why so many swear by the Aero 15, but also why threads like this one exist on the forums. It’s more a utilitarian and gimmicky product than the other options in its already narrow niche, with its share of unique strong-points, but also potential deal-breaking quirks. On top of that, the chances of you running into Quality Control issues is another aspect to consider, so if you decide this is the right pick for you, make sure to buy from a place that handles warranty claims and post-sale support impeccably, in the eventuality you’ll need these services later on.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 Review – with RTX 2070 Max-Q
Source: Kitguru English
We hate to wrap up a review with a piece of wishy washy vagueness but right now we are waiting to see what Nvidia does next. Our natural inclination is to wait and see how Aero 15-X9 develops over the next few months as it does not currently offer a compelling reason to upgrade a 2018 laptop. Of course it is a different story if you need a grunty laptop right now as your buying decision becomes a question of which RTX laptop you should buy, rather than whether or not you should buy. In that context Gigabyte 15-X9 certainly deserves your consideration.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
GIGABYTE AERO 15-X9 Review – RTX2070 Max-Q is here
Source: The Tech Revolutionist English
The Gigabyte AERO 15-X9 has truly showed us what a high-end gaming system in a slim form factor is capable of. By utilizing the next generation RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card, we were able to achieve smooth gameplay in many of popular game titles even at high settings. Furthermore, by choosing and only using some of the best system components available in the market, the AERO 15-X9 will be able to edge ahead of competition in terms of overall system performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2019

Foreign Reviews

Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 Mit Turing und künstlicher Intelligenz weiter nach oben
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Review: Gigabyte Aorus 15-X9
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Modern design; compact size; high portability; powerful processor; big screen; nice display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2019
Review: Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 (15,6″ – i7-8750H – RTX 2070 Max-Q)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; high portability; big screen; powerful processor; excellent display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2019
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9, primeras impresiones: su GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q lo pone en el punto de mira de cualquier jugón
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2019
78% Test : Gigabyte Aero 15-X9, le PC portable qui fera le bonheur des joueurs et des créatifs
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% mobility: 80%

Comment

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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 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.
15.6":

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.
2.12 kg:

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).


80.68%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 1 (Update: 2019-03- 1)