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Gigabyte Aero 15

Specifications

Gigabyte Aero 15
Gigabyte Aero 15 (Aero 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 376.67, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, Dual Channel, 2 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, N156HCA-EA1 (CMN15D7), IPS, X-Rite Pantone, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD, 512 GB 
, Slots: 2x M.2 Typ 2280
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined (headphones/microphone), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek Gaming GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.75 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
94.24 Wh, 6200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter: 150 W, user guide, warranty information, driver DVD, Adobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, MS Office Trial, XSplit Broadcaster & Gamecaster Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.13 kg ( = 75.13 oz / 4.7 pounds), Power Supply: 476 g ( = 16.79 oz / 1.05 pounds)
Price
2100 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.71% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 68%, display: 93% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 15

86.6% Gigabyte Aero 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Slim and powerful. After the successful Aero 14, Gigabyte presents its next high-end notebook with a stylish design. Once again, the Aero 15 is attractive thanks to its slim design and long battery runtimes. Learn in this review how the device compares to its competitors from Acer, Dell, MSI, and Razer.
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The $1,899 asking price of the Aero 15 seems relatively steep when you consider just the hardware. The Acer Predator Helios 300 as we tested it was $800 less, yet had the same processor, GPU, amount of RAM, and screen resolution as our Aero 15. From a purely price-to-performance perspective, the Aero 15 isn’t all that impressive. But properly framed in the context of its design, overall quality, long battery life, and extras like the RGB-backlit keyboard, it’s hard to argue that the value proposition isn’t there. It’s well worth a first, second, and third look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Aero Gigabyte 15 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a colorful and sleek gaming laptop that could double as a productivity machine, thanks to its portability, wonderful display and keyboard. But the notebook doesn't last very long on a charge, and its janky touchpad and oddly placed webcam sour the experience. This was a notebook I wanted to love, but after suffering through those issues, I could only manage to like it very much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 Review: A near-perfect power user's laptop
Source: PC World English
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a ground-breaking laptop that manages to have it all—great CPU, great GPU, great battery life—in a truly portable package. It’s a combination that no other laptop maker has achieved until now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Review: A near-perfect power user's laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a ground-breaking laptop that manages to have it all—great CPU, great GPU, great battery life—in a truly portable package. It’s a combination that no other laptop maker has achieved until now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2017
The Gigabyte Aero 15 – For The Working Gamer?
Source: Tech Girl English
All in the all this baby is hot. My best friend/housemate is currently in the market for a new notebook and I imagine this would be the ideal one for her. It is small and slim enough for her to take to work and travel with while it has enough stuff under the hood to allow her to game. She also digs the look of it. It really is a sexy little piece of hardware. However, all that power does come with a price. You’re looking at a starting cost of about R30 000 for this baby (which, in all honesty, is what you’re paying for the equivalent MacBook and that doesn’t let you game).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Gigabyte's Aero 15 is obsessed with colour in the right ways
Source: CNet English
The Aero 15 sells for $1,899 or AU$2,899. That converts to about £1,465. It'll come in a standard black or a very eye-catching orange. Go with the orange. That's the HD 1,920x1080-resolution model. There's also a UHD 4K model coming in Q3, pricing to be announced.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2017
80% Review: Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop
Source: PC Authority English
Rounding out the powerful hardware is Nvidia’s excellent GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, which is adequate for a screen of this resolution. The overall high-level of interior specs goes a long way to explain the rather hefty price tag; it’s possible to get similar sized machines at more affordable prices, but they won’t have such a healthy spread of high-end specs. As our benchmarks show, they combine to deliver a powerful machine, with surprisingly lengthy battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Gigabyte Aero 15 review: A spunky gaming notebook with a touch of elegance
Source: Hardware Zone English
There’s the Razer Blade if you’re really looking for something small, but if what you want is larger gaming real estate, the Aero 15 should be near the top of your list of contenders. Its long battery life also means that working away from a power outlet isn’t such a crazy idea for a gaming laptop any more, and this gives the Aero 15 an added degree of versatility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% GIGABYTE Aero 15 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Aero 15 is a viable alternative to the Razer Blade and while it may not have the MacBook-like looks of that laptop, better battery life means the Gigabyte is a touch more practical. That’s why it takes over as our favorite slimline gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Review: Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: Wired Magazine English
Back to those tradeoffs, though: Despite Gigabyte’s best efforts to avoid them, something always has to give. Here, it comes in the form of weight. Three or four years ago, a 4.7-pound machine might have been OK for a road warrior. Today, that kind of heft really weighs down your shoulder bag to the point where you’ll have to think carefully about whether the 15.6-inch display is worth the extra pounds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 corporate gaming laptop review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
At $2,899 it's not cheap but it does represent reasonable value. There's much to like about it and it succeeds in offering the rare combination of gaming performance, work-friendly portability and all-round quality that it set out to achieve.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 corporate gaming laptop review
Source: PC World English
At $2,899 it's not cheap but it does represent reasonable value. There's much to like about it and it succeeds in offering the rare combination of gaming performance, work-friendly portability and all-round quality that it set out to achieve.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is another impressive launch from Gigabyte, and with this 15.6-inch model the company offers a real challenge to Dell’s XPS 15. It doesn’t have the refinement of its rival, but the Aero 15 is substantially more powerful in the graphics department, making it a genuine work/play laptop – if you can afford it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2017
80% Gigabyte Aero 15 review
Source: Techradar English
A stunning display and awesome battery make the Aero 15 a great gamer. Unfortunately uncomfortable inputs prevent it from also being a workhorse.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte Aero 15 brings the very specific colours of the rainbow
Source: CNet English
The Aero 15 will be available in May for $1,899 or AU$2,899. That converts to about £1,465. It'll come in a standard black or a very eye-catching orange. Go with the orange. That's the HD, 1,920x1080-resolution model. There's also a UHD 4K model coming in Q3, pricing to be announced.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2017

Foreign Reviews

95% High-End-Notebook
Source: Com! - 11/17 German
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 95%
Gaming-Notebook
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2017
Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017
Erst unscheinbar, dann mit Superkraft
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2017
Dicker Akku, kompaktes Gehäuse
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017
95% Das leistungsstarke 15.6-Zoll-Gerät punktet mit seiner guten Bildqualität.
Source: Com! - 10/17 German
Equipment very good, Display very good, expensive, loud
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 95%
85% Gigabyte Aero 15, análisis: un portátil a la última que se siente igual de cómodo en la oficina que en una «quedada gaming»
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 83%
89% Gigabyte Aero 15 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% display: 99% workmanship: 95%
Review: Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; slim size; light weight; good hardware; high autonomy; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2017
Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice design; great built quality; high autonomy; good cooling system. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2017
Review Notebook Gaming: Gigabyte Aero 15
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; nice performance; good display; backlit keys; good connectivity; high autonomy. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2017
Ta是谁?竟让小编看到的第一眼就坠入爱河
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; slim size; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2017

Comment

Model:

Gigabyte Aero 15 is a high-end notebook with a stylish design after the successful Aero 14. It is a multimedia notebook with gaming capabilities or a gaming laptop with all-around nature. The Aero 15 is attractive thanks to its slim design and long battery runtimes. With a height of only 19 mm (~0.75 in), the 15-inch model appears very slim and can be comfortably transported. The low weight also contributes to the latter: 2.1 kg (~4.6 lb) does not really indicate that a 45-watt CPU and a gaming GPU are inside. The almost frameless display which is only about 5 mm/0.2 in along the top, left, and right edges is another advantage. However, the slim display bezels mean the webcam is placed below the display, which gives it an awkward angle for video chatting. The chassis, which is primarily made of aluminium, is meticulously built and can hardly be twisted even when strong pressure is applied. There are three colour variants of the Aero 15 or more precisely its lid. Apart from classic black, Gigabyte also offers a subtle green and a medium-bold orange. The 15-inch model uses a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060. Currently, these components are very popular in laptops from similar price range which offers a good compromise between price and performance. The Kaby Lake processor and the Pascal graphics card are accompanied by 16GB of DDR4 RAM and an M.2-SSD with 256 to 512 GB, which uses either SATA III or PCIe technology.

The display is a matte 15.6-inch IPS panel with 1920x1080 pixels. The display hinge which extends over almost the entire width and allows a view of the fan grilles does not show flows. Although the device can be easily opened with one hand, the lid does not wobble too much when the device sits on a vibrating surface. The Aero 15 keyboard is decent. Its travel distance is good for a gaming laptop, with a nice clicky response to the rubber dome keycaps. The amount of force required to activate each key makes it a great option for both typing and gaming. Gigabyte includes full RGB backlighting in the Aero 15 with the ability to individually customise the colour of every key. A user can achieve awesome effects through the Gigabyte Fusion utility. The powerful battery is one of the biggest unique features of the Aero 15: 94 Wh is very big and can be found in only a few performance notebooks. Other highlights include the very slim display frame, which competes with the Infinite Edge design of the Dell XPS 15, and the Thunderbolt 3 port.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card. 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.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» 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.
2.13 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).


83.71%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 4 (Update: 2017-05- 4)