The Core i7 processor in the Aorus 15G XB puts the pedal to the metal
Gigabyte has designed the Aorus 15 with a well made and completely classy silver-gray metal case. In combination with the very narrow display bezels, this results in an attractive device on the whole. The computer is a slim and light gaming laptop. It's a bit thicker than some competitors due to the mechanical keyboard, though. In terms of weight, it's on par with the competition.
A mechanical keyboard (with RGB lighting) is something that few laptops have to offer. All in all, it made a good impression and will be an important purchase criterion for many potential buyers. Those who have never used such a keyboard before will first have to get used to the typing experience.
The test device provided to us is powered by a Core i7-10875H processor and a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics core. This combination brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte screen of the Aorus XB. Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings can usually be selected.
The 240 Hz IGZO Full HD display is from Sharp. It offers stable viewing angles, quick response times, good color-space coverage, and - thanks to an X-Rite Pantone certification - a natural color reproduction. However, the brightness and contrast are quite low. A 2,300-Euro laptop (~$2,712) should offer more here.
The provided storage space isn't too generous at 512 GB. A second SSD in the M.2 2280 format (NVMe or SATA) can be installed here if necessary. The process is quite easy to accomplish since the laptop's bottom cover can be removed without any issues. Memory could be upgraded in an equally simple way. The laptop comes with 16 GB of RAM (2x 8 GB, dual-channel mode), and it can be expanded up to 64 GB.
More information and many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Aorus 15G XB-8DE2130MH.