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Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5


Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5
Intel Core i9-12900HK 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 86 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU - 16384 MB, Core: 1125 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 105 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6,, Optimus
32768 MB 
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel-Mode, two memory slots (both populated)
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, Samsung SDC416B, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Phison ESR01TBMFCT, 1024 GB 
, + Samsung MZVL22T0HBLB (2 TB, NVMe), 2872 GB free
Realtek ALC897
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, TPM 2.0
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.4 x 356 x 248.5 ( = 0.88 x 14.02 x 9.78 in)
99 Wh, 6514 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USC-C-Hub (Aero Hub), 24 Months Warranty
2.29 kg ( = 80.78 oz / 5.05 pounds), Power Supply: 726 g ( = 25.61 oz / 1.6 pounds)



Average Score: 77.35% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: 61%, display: 89% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 69%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5

84.7% Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5 Review: Compact 4K Multimedia Notebook | Notebookcheck
A Core i9-12900HK CPU combined with a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with access to 16 GB of VRAM are more than powerful enough to run all current games smoothly on the Aero 16's 16:10 4K OLED display. The device also comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Gigabyte Aero 16 Review - Why Did They Do This?
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2022
2022 Gigabyte Aero 16 - 4K OLED Laptop for Creators & Gamers
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2022 Gigabyte Aero 16 targets creators as much as gamers, and it adds features we all like, including a 16:10 aspect ratio 4K+ OLED display, 99.9 WHr battery and a slim and light CNC aluminum casing. The 16” laptop is available with 14-core Intel 12th gen H series 45 watt Core i7 and i9 CPUs, and your choice of NVIDIA RTX 3060, 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti GPUs. It has a Windows Hello IR camera, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, a white backlit keyboard and comes with a USB-C mini dock to add more ports. This Windows 11 notebook PC competes with the Razer Blade 15, MSI Stealth GS66, Alienware m15 R7 and the 16” M1 MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2022
70% Gigabyte Aero 16 Review: A Workstation That Can Game (Kind Of)
Source: The Verge English
The Aero 16 is an effective combination of a color-accurate OLED screen, impressive CPU power, and portability. That combination doesn’t come cheap, though, and the price combined with the battery life may make it a difficult purchase to justify for many people. Those who like what the Aero offers but are hoping to spend less might consider Razer’s Blade 17, which is available with this same GPU and a 4K screen for $100 cheaper, or a QHD screen for several hundred dollars cheaper. Those who like the Aero’s look but want better gaming chops may want to look at Gigabyte’s various Aorus laptops, which are gaming-focused and can get you a 3080 for much cheaper. The primary argument for the Aero is that its CPU can deliver MacBook-competitive performance in creative applications while being much stronger than those MacBooks on the gaming front. Of course, an M1 Pro MacBook has various other advantages over the Aero: namely, it can last over six times as long on battery. But if you want a laptop to create, occasionally game, and stay at your desk, the Aero has a legitimate case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Gigabyte Aero 16 Review - The Amazing Display!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the Gigabyte Aero 16 laptop! Aimed towards creators it comes packed with an Intel I9-12900HK CPU and a NVIDIA RTX 3080TI GPU. It's a new design with some sweet changes. Watch for the full review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2022

Foreign Reviews

Gigabyte Aero 16 RP86YE5
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance; great built quality; compact size; high mobility; light weight; metal case; Thunderbolt 4 port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2022


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA103S chip. At the time of the launch in early 2022, the 3080 Ti is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.

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.

i9-12900HK: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 5 GHz.» 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.

2.29 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).

77.35%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2022-02-24 (Update: 2022-02-24)