In the newest upgrade of its all-rounder notebook, Gigabyte has primarily taken care of the hardware. As the processor, now a Comet Lake model is used instead of a Coffee Lake CPU. The Core i7-10875H should provide more than enough performance reserves for the next few years. On the other hand, in the native resolution of 3840 x 2160, the graphics card is pressed significantly harder. With the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Nvidia delivers a slightly upgraded version of the also very efficient RTX 2070 Max-Q.
However, many buyers would not only grab the HDR version because of its performance, but also because of its display. The 17-inch screen offers ample brightness, a huge color space, and a high pixel density, among other things. In addition, the X-Rite Pantone certification ensures a very accurate color reproduction. In return, users have to be content with a low frequency (only 60 Hz) and a meager response time.
Find out about the additional strengths and weaknesses of the Aero 17 in our detailed review.
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
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Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.