Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9


Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9 (Aero 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 735 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 256-bit, ForceWare 419.35, Optimus
65536 MB 
, SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two banks (both in use)
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, AU Optronics B156ZAN03.1 (AUO31EB), IPS, 60 Hz, 4K/UHD, glossy: no
Intel HM370
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8, 2048 GB 
, 2x M.2-2280 (one slot in use)
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW) (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.79 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
94.24 Wh, 6200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2x 2W), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230 watt power adapter, XSplit Gamecaster, XSplit Broadcaster, 24 Months Warranty
2.118 kg ( = 74.71 oz / 4.67 pounds), Power Supply: 718 g ( = 25.33 oz / 1.58 pounds)
4999 Euro



Average Score: 81.35% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 70%, display: 95% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9

88.4% Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9 (i9-8950HK, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The well-equipped Aero 15-Y9 allows (almost) all games to be played smoothly on its matte 4K screen. However, Gigabyte has chosen to equip the laptop with only the Max-Q variant of the GeForce 2080. As a result, it isn't able to offer much more gaming performance above the Aero-15 models with RTX 2070 Max-Q GPUs.
70% Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
Source: PC Mag English
Gigabyte's Aero 15 is a thin, light Core i9 gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX graphics, plus an AI algorithm that auto-adjusts CPU and GPU settings to eke out better performance. It's solid and attractive, but a bit pricey and outrun by other RTX entrants.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a solid gaming laptop that delivers an awesome RTX gaming experience for a reasonable premium when configured with an Intel Core i7 CPU.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9, análisis: nada es corriente en el portátil gaming de 5000 euros con Core i9 y RTX 2080
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 93% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85%


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 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.
8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» 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.
2.118 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).

81.35%: 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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Gigabyte Aero 15 Y9-9UK4720P
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03-31 (Update: 2019-03-31)