New Aero 16 OLED reviewed: OLED and new Intel/Nvidia generations on the rise
Simple, slick, slim and modernly equipped: The new Gigabyte Aero with a 4K OLED display, powerful Raptor-Lake CPU and RTX 4070 seeks to bedazzle gamers and content creators alike. However, the laptop is not particularly cheap.
Content creators are becoming an increasingly important target group for laptop manufacturers. In the past, there were either bulky workstations, loud gamers or portable but comparatively weak laptops for companies and employees. But now, manufacturers are attempting more and more to get several target groups under one roof.
And let's be honest: who wouldn't want to own an ultra-thin, stylish, light and silent laptop with the very best gaming performance? Sure, there are physical limits, but with every new CPU and GPU generation, the hardware becomes a little more efficient.
And so Gigabyte is offering a light, stylish laptop in the new Aero 16 OLED that performs better than its RTX 3080 Ti equipped predecessor while remaining cooler and more economical. The only catch is that it hasn't gotten any quieter, so you have to decide whether to choose a mode that reduces the volume, which also reduces performance.
But at least you have this choice and so the Aero turns out to be a comparatively flexible laptop for gamers and creatives, not least because of its great OLED display. All advantages and disadvantages of the Aero 16 OLED are revealed in our detailed review.
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Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.