Gigabyte’s latest laptop aims to redefine ‘portable pro computing’, which is a mighty big claim, but the component and notebook maker may be on to something. The Aero 15 boasts a 15.6in display that has managed to score Pantone certification – more accurately, X-Rite Pantone certification.
Gigabyte was a touch vague in regards to what that actually means at today’s launch event, but there’s no denying that the combination of striking display, 5mm bezel, and trim chassis makes for a desirable machine.
Priced at $2899, the Aero 15 is the first of a new range of pro-focused laptops. It’s powered by a full-fat GTX 1060 video card, Core i7-7700HQ processor, and 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. Dual M.2 PCIe SSDs add up to 512GB of storage – a weak point if the Aero is aimed at creatives. A 5mm border around the display makes for an elegant look, and the keyboard is festooned with highly programmable RGB keys.
Thunderbolt connectivity, HDMI, and USB3 connectivity round out the spec.
⦁ NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB Graphics
⦁ 7th Generation Intel Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor
⦁ Ultra-slim 5mm bezel
⦁ X-Rite Pantone® Certified Display
⦁ FHD 1920×1080 WVA High-Res Display
⦁ UHD 3840×2160 WVA High-Res Display (optional, 2017 Q3)
⦁ Thunderbolt 3
⦁ 2x M.2 PCIe SSD / 2x DDR4 Memory
⦁ 94Whr Battery with Long Battery Life
⦁ Dual 4K output with HDMI 2.0 & mini DP 1.3
⦁ Dimension: 356(W) x 250(D) x 19.9 (H) mm / 2.1kg
We’ve a model winging its way to Bennett, so expect a review shortly.