Science Channel shows how a Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop is made
How It's Made is a long-running TV series aiming to show viewers the various behind-the-scenes processes of manufacturing everyday items. After more than 31 seasons, the program finally had a segment on the manufacturing of laptops or, more specifically, the 15.6-inch Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop.
As shown by the video below, the short segment follows the assembly of the Taiwanese laptop from start to finish. The etching of the PCB and core components are handled by a machine before the chassis components are assembled by hand. Everything from the fans, heat pipes, LCD, webcam, antenna, WiFi, RAM, SSD, and even battery are manually installed.
Once fully assembled, specialized diagnostics software tests the components, keyboard, and display for operability.
Granted, other OEMs are likely to assemble their laptops differently especially for unibody chassis designs that don't have removable bottom plates. This is still a neat inside look at how one particular laptop model is made nonetheless. The Aero 15 has become one of Gigabyte's most successful laptops to date and it currently tops our list of the ten best lightweight gaming laptops available.