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Gigabyte Aero 15X

Specifications

Gigabyte Aero 15X
Gigabyte Aero 15X (Aero 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1215 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, 256-bit bus, ForceWare 388.00, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, dual-channel, two slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei N156HCA-EA1 (CMN15D7), IPS, FHD, 60 Hz, X-Rite Pantone, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e, 512 GB 
, SSD + free M.2-2280 slot (PCIe 3.0 x4)
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: audio combo jack, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 356 x 250 ( = 0.78 x 14.02 x 9.84 in)
Battery
94.2 Wh, 6200 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 215 W power supply, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, MS Office (trial version), XSplit Broadcaster, XSplit Gamecaster, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.17 kg ( = 76.54 oz / 4.78 pounds), Power Supply: 560 g ( = 19.75 oz / 1.23 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.12% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: 68%, display: 85% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 15X

86.7% Gigabyte Aero 15X (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Sleek, slim, speedy. In addition to a powerful CPU and a potent GPU the thin Aero 15X is also equipped with a matte IPS panel, an NVMe-SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Even battery life is pretty decent.
80% Gigabyte Aero 15X review
Source: Techradar English
Allow us to introduce one of the longest-lasting gaming laptops we’ve tested to date – and one that still brings the muscle when it’s time to game or work: the Gigabyte Aero 15X. Just watch out for a few cut corners in the name of value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Gigabyte Aero 15X Review: The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q makes it hum
Source: PC World English
In the end, color us impressed. Yes, a GeForce GTX 1070-class GPU is a little overkill for gaming at 1920x1080 at 60Hz, and probably justified only if you're looking for future-proofing or to play using an external monitor. A few nagging problems like the laggy trackpad seem to repeat the history of the faulty keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Gigabyte Aero 15X Review: The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q makes it hum
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In the end, color us impressed. Yes, a GeForce GTX 1070-class GPU is a little overkill for gaming at 1920x1080 at 60Hz, and probably justified only if you're looking for future-proofing or to play using an external monitor. A few nagging problems like the laggy trackpad seem to repeat the history of the faulty keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2017
70% Gigabyte Aero 15X Review (Late 2017, GTX 1070)
Source: Slashgear English
This machine could use some work in the keyboard and touchpad departments – especially if it wants to do double-duty as a gaming notebook and a notebook for schoolwork. If this notebook is going to be yours for work as well as play, I recommend buying a mouse and even possibly a separate keyboard, with a wrist-rest. It’s always a good time for wrist resting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte Aero 15X Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte Aero 15X is a long-lasting, ultraportable gaming notebook with solid specs for work and play.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte Aero 15X – Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
There are few areas where Gigabyte’s latest laptop doesn’t prove extremely impressive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2017
80% Gigabyte Aero 15X-CF2 (W/ Pantone screen & GTX 1070 Max-Q)
Source: Kitguru English
Gigabyte’s latest laptop is a rare notebook that doesn’t do much wrong. Its components have ample power for gaming and for its intended work tasks, and the calibrated screen offers more quality than most of its rivals. It’s ergonomically sound, relatively slim and light, and even has decent battery life. It’s a little expensive, but it’s a top-quality option for work and play.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Gigabyte Aero 15X
Source: Hexus English
We don't envisage existing Aero 15 owners rushing out to upgrade, yet the Aero 15X is a serious candidate for gamers looking to migrate from an older model, and going by this showing, the future is bright for Max-Q laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2017

Foreign Reviews

Gigabyte Aero 15X
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2018
Kleines Notebook, große Power
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2017
Dank GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q mehr Power und Durchhalte-Vermögen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
GIGABYTE Aero 15X
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; slim size; high gaming performance; backlit keys; good connectivity; premium design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2018
Portable Gigabyte Aero 15 X
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high performance; great built quality; high autonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2017

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP104 chip as the normal GTX 1070 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.

2.17 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).


81.12%: 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, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)