Gigabyte launches new Aero 14 notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics
Gigabyte has announced an update to its Aero 14 notebook which introduces a handful of new features and makes a switch to GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The new Aero 14 shifts its aim from gaming to productivity—however, the GTX 1060 version is still available for those who prefer the extra pixel-pushing power.
The refreshed Aero 14's specs include:
- 14-inch QHD (2560x1440) IPS display – X-Rite Pantone Certified
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics
- Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM
- 2x M.2 SSD slots, up to 1 TB of storage (2x 512 GB)
- 3x USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports
- HDMI 2.0, mini Display Port 1.2, and Thunderbolt 3 ports
- 94 Wh nattery, with up to 10 hours of battery life
Thanks to Gigabyte's partnership with X-Rite Pantone—which you may have noticed on some of the company's previous notebooks, such as the Aero 15—every Aero 14 comes with "100% factory calibrated" displays, which basically means that they feature very accurate and realistic colors. The Aero 14's display real estate can be expanded with up to three external 4K monitors, which can be connected via the three display output ports found on the sides and rear of the notebook. According to Gigabyte, this makes it perfect for those who work with professional productivity software. Also, the Aero 14's 10-hour battery life estimate, Nvidia Optimus support, and its slim profile (1.9 cm) and light weight (1.89 kg) make it readily portable and a viable on-the-go machine.
The Aero 14 comes in two striking colors, Fiery Orange and Flamboyant Green, as well as a third and more traditional black option. These colors are limited to the back cover, however—the rest of the laptop features a sort of jet-like gray finish due to its aluminum chassis, which contributes to its low weight and "high rigidity."
No word yet on exactly when the new Aero 14 will be available, or for how much it will retail, but the notebook is already listed on Gigabyte's official website, so that information is likely to be released sooner rather than later.