The Gigabyte Aero series has become so popular for the manufacturer that it essentially replaced the older Gigabyte P series seemingly overnight. It checks almost all the right boxes including Thunderbolt 3, crisp keyboard keys, 4K UHD, slim design, upgradeable RAM and storage, and even optional GeForce RTX graphics. The latter is particularly appealing since the competing Dell XPS 15 maxes out at only the GeForce GTX 1650.
The latest deal involves the 15.6-inch Gigabyte Aero 15 with the following core specifications for $1330 down from the original launch price of $1700:
The most appealing part of the sale is the 4K UHD OLED display which typically retails for much more on other laptops. The 256 GB storage and 8 GB of RAM are on the low side, but end-user upgrades are straightforward as we've noted on our full review of the Aero 15 here.
The Gigabyte Aero series is known for its high-end graphics and bevy of ports relative to the small chassis sizes available. Keep in mind that the main drawback of the Aero 15 is its extra loud fan noise especially when gaming or running other demanding loads.
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.