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Gigabyte skips AMD, updates entire Aorus and Aero lineup with Intel 10th gen Core i7/i9 Comet Lake-H

Gigabyte gives AMD the cold shoulder, updates entire Aorus and Aero lineup with Intel 10th gen Core i7/i9 Comet Lake-H (Source: Aorus)
Gigabyte gives AMD the cold shoulder, updates entire Aorus and Aero lineup with Intel 10th gen Core i7/i9 Comet Lake-H (Source: Aorus)
Gigabyte will be "Redefining Gaming Notebooks" as one of the first OEMs out of the gate with Core i7-10750H, Core i7-10875H, and unlocked Core i9-10980HK options later this month. Comparisons to the competing AMD Ryzen 4000 series, which will also be shipping out in the coming weeks, should prove to be interesting.

Now that Intel has officially lifted the curtains off mobile Comet Lake-H, OEMs everywhere are free to announce their refreshed 2020 models. Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte is already on board as nearly all of its current models will be updated with 10th gen Comet Lake-H parts ranging from the hexa-core Core i7-10750H to the octa-core Core i7-10875H and even the unlocked Core i9-10980HK.

Starting from the bottom will be the 15.6-inch Aorus 5 and 17.3-inch Aorus 7. These mid-range gaming laptops can be equipped with 10th gen Core i7 CPUs for a starting price of $1300 or $1400.

The next step up are the high-end Aorus 15G, 17G, and 17X gaming laptops with 10th gen Core i9 options. The GPUs in them will also be updated to the mobile GeForce RTX 20 Super series. Prices start from $1700 USD to $2400.

Lastly, the all-purpose Aero 15 and Aero 17 will be updated with Core i7, Core i9, and GeForce RTX 20 Super GPUs as well with starting prices ranging from $1600 to $2300 USD. Last year's OLED and HDR panel options remain the same.

Other than the internal updates, the refreshed models are expected to carry the same external chassis designs as last year's options. The news comes on the same week as AMD's 3rd generation mobile Renoir series which has already begun shipping on certain Asus Zephyrus laptops

Pre-orders are expected to begin this week first shipments starting on April 15.


Press release

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 2, 2020) – GIGABYTE, a leading developer of PC enthusiast products, today announced its latest version of AORUS professional gaming notebooks and AERO notebooks for content creators, which boast significant upgrades including a new AORUS chassis design and the most current CPU/GPU generations.

GIGABYTE is the first manufacturer to launch ultra-performance notebooks that feature 10th generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7 H series 8-core CPU and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 20-series SUPER™ graphics. AORUS has partnered with world renowned G2 Esports to launch brand new gaming notebooks tailored to professional gamers and PC enthusiasts with features such as mechanical keyboards, a 240Hz refresh rate displays, and enhanced cooling technology to redefine the requirements of a professional gaming notebook.

AORUS - Innovative Design for Professional Gaming

In collaboration with G2 Esports, new models include the flagship AORUS 17X desktop replacement notebook, and the AORUS 17G, and AORUS 15G high end models, each tailored to the needs of pro gamers. Upgrades include three 10th gen Intel® processors – overclocking-capable Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK, Intel® Core™ i7-10875H and Intel® Core™ i7-10750H. The i7-10875H, is the first mobile Core i7 processor to feature 8 cores, and 16 threads. In addition to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20-series and the GTX 16 series, the all-new flagship NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER™ and the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER™ have been added to enhance media processing speed and gaming performance.


The AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G are the lightest notebooks in the industry to feature true mechanical keyboards. AORUS has worked exclusively in partnership with mechanical switch manufacturer, OMRON, to minimize the size of mechanical switches while retaining its quality to create the world’s lightest mechanical keyboard notebook.


“OMRON mechanical keyboards have shortened switch travel distance to an actuation point, capable of matching the input speed of pros. In addition, they offer a phenomenal tactile feel and crisp switch sound feedback, significantly increasing game speed and performance, meeting the precise and rapid in-game control requirements of the pros,” said Steven Chen, VP of the GIGABYTE Mobile Business Center.


First Person Shooter (FPS) world championship tournaments (CS:GO Major & PUBG World Champion) in the recent years have elevated their monitor specifications to 240Hz. With this in mind, AORUS has set this as the standard for the display of all its high-end product series. A 240Hz refresh rate effectively reduces the occurrence of afterimages (ghosting) and broken images (tearing), providing the optimal experience and high-speed visuals required by enthusiasts. To keep up with the latest CPU and GPUs upgrades, AORUS adopted its exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity cooling technology, ensuring that the hardware can perform at its full potential while maintaining stability. The AORUS series forms the pinnacle of high-performance gaming that pro gamers demand.


According to KennyS from G2 Esports, one of the best AWPers in the world, the AORUS 15G’s high portability, high performance, high refresh rate and ultra-light mechanical keyboard help him maintain ace performance in training, gaming and in touring competitions.


AERO - Professional Content Creation Multi-Purpose Application

GIGABYTE’S content creation notebook AERO series has been widely praised since its launch in 2016.  Aside from winning multiple awards such as the “2019 European Hardware Association Notebook of the Year” and the “Taiwan Excellence Award”, AERO is a favorite of Jensen Huang (CEO of NVIDIA), who praises it as the model for “next gen high-performance professional notebooks.”


This major upgrade includes enhancements across the entire line. The 15” AERO 15 OLED (Supports 4K resolution and HDR400), AERO 15, 17” AERO 17 HDR (Supports 4K resolution and HDR400) and AERO 17.


“The color display has always been GIGABYTE’s strong selling point,” says Chen.  “Most of your average devices for commercial design use display panels with Delta E around 3. Displays with Delta E are considered high standard that people can hardly tell the color difference. GIGABYTE takes it one step further by working with Xrite Pantone, the authority in color display, implementing color calibration and achieves Delta E. Combined with the AMOLED 4K display and HDR True Black high contrast, colors and details can be better displayed, helping content creators flawlessly display their products.”


In addition to CPU and GPU upgrades, cooling has also been improved through the WINDFORCE Infinity technology.  AERO utilizes NVIDIA Studio drivers to optimize over 40 editing software packages that content creators often use for improved efficiency.


Equipped with a multitude of connection ports such as Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, and UHS-II SD card reader, AERO is the epitome of “an ultra-portable notebook with desktop-level performance.”


AERO series also offers 144Hz high refresh rate display to satisfy the different gaming and game development applications. With powerful CPU, GPUs performance and premium I/O interface design, users can play games, stream and surf the internet all at the same time. Its ability to perform multiple functions is why AERO has been dubbed the most versatile notebook.


Pre-ordering of professional gaming notebooks AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G, AORUS 15G and the content creator AERO series are available April 2, with official sales starting April 15. Entry-level premium gaming models AORUS 5 & AORUS 7 are expected to launch in late April. For more information, please visit GIGABYTE/AORUS website:


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Extreme Pro Gaming

Content Creation

Premium Gaming

The New AORUS Flagship Laptop

G2 Esports CS:GO Certified

Omron True Mechanical Keyboard

240Hz Gaming Display

WINDFORCE infinity Cooling

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i9

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 Super

AORUS 15G $1,699-$2,899

AORUS 17G $1,799-$2,799

AROUS 17X $2,399-$3,799

Designed for Creators

NVIDIA Studio Laptop

Xrite Pantone Color Calibration

Light Chassis+ All-day Battery

Multiple Varieties of I/O

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i9

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 Super

AERO 15 OLED $1,899-$4,099

AERO Full HD 15 $1,599-$2,399

AERO 17 HDR  $2,299-$4,299

AERI 17 full HD $1,699-$2,299

RGB Backlight Keyboard

144Hz Gaming Display

3 External Displays Connectivity

2x SSD+1x HDD

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7

NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 20 / GTX 16

AORUS 5 $1,299-$1,499

AORUS 7 $1,399-$1,599


*Calibration environment: Display brightness: 100% System operation: Windows 10 Home Premium Calibration device: Provided By X-Rite™ Pantone®, Designed especially for GIGABYTE.

**Specifications are subject to change. GIGABYTE Reserves the rights to change the product specifications without prior notice.




GIGABYTE is an engineer, visionary, and leader in the world of tech that uses its hardware expertise, patented innovations, and industry leadership to create, inspire and advance. Renowned for over 30 years of award-winning excellence, GIGABYTE is a cornerstone in the HPC community, providing businesses with server and data center expertise to accelerate their success. At the forefront of evolving technology, GIGABYTE is devoted to inventing smart solutions that enable digitalization from edge to cloud, and allow customers to capture, analyze, and transform digital information into economic data that can benefit humanity and "Upgrade Your Life". Please visit for more information.

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 03 > Gigabyte skips AMD, updates entire Aorus and Aero lineup with Intel 10th gen Core i7/i9 Comet Lake-H
Allen Ngo, 2020-04- 2 (Update: 2020-04- 1)