Gigabyte has been a great company that manufactures computing components for tech lovers and consumers. But they are not that vocal in the laptop world. But things are pretty exciting when they produce killer quality laptops for gaming purposes. The brand new Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is the latest addition in the gaming laptop arsenal of Gigabyte.
This is a good laptop. My little brother has been following Gigabyte Aero from the very beginning. He insisted me to look into it. But amidst this chaos, I could not manage any time whatsoever. But now, as I have more time, I can quickly look into the aspects of this laptop.
This is a good one, indeed. The reason is pretty apparent. It comes with a fair amount of specs overall, and things are placed in the right order. Before moving on to the components, I will be expressing the reviewing procedure. As the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is a gaming laptop, I will have to be pretty agile while reviewing all the components.
The categories which I will cover today are shown as follows:
- Pricing and Availability
I believe that these are the significant aspects that will give us a proper understanding of the laptop’s capability. So, first of all, we will be moving on to the first category, which is the design of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
Design of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
As a typical gaming laptop is supposed to be, the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is not an exception. But on the contrary, the significant proceedings in the design are on purpose. A typical laptop is bought based on certain accessibility. First of all, the computer should be portable and sleek. On the other hand, the computer should have all the facilities that a computer has. The basics should be similar, but the portability and accessibility is the main reason for buying a laptop.
So, in terms of the purpose, the laptop should be of a right size and lightweight. This is the basics of a computer. But when it comes down to the gaming laptops, things des stretch a bit. These gaming laptops are a bit heavy and bulky at the same time. But there are reasons behind it. It can be pretty much divided into three possible aspects. First up comes the additional components. Then come the durability and safety. And lastly the air ventilation.
The additional components that are placed in the laptop are because of the term ‘gaming.’ In gaming, the requirements of motion and video compiling is significantly higher than usual. Because the games need extra juice, manufacturers have to stuff in more additional components like dedicated GPUs, a different cooling system, and whatnot. More members mean more space and more mass. On the other hand, more features mean change in dimensions.
These additional components are fragile. So, it is pretty easy to get anything damaged physically. That is why these laptops need extra effort in durability and safety—but making the laptop durable can lead to additional materials on the casing and framing. This will undoubtedly add on more and more weight.
Ventilation of the Gigabyte Aero 15 Oled laptop
The last one is the air ventilation of the laptop. While gaming, all the major components are in working mode. So, in simple knowledge, they will undoubtedly produce massive heat. In a heated environment, the members face a lack of efficiency. This results in the performance lags and drops. But this is harmful to the laptop and the user as well. That is why the computer needs a better air cooling system. Cooling needs a good quality fan or fans. On the other hand, the air needs to pass on real quick. So, the ventilation should be sufficient as well.
So, these are the reasons for gaming laptops being bulky and heavy. The dimension of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is almost 16 inches in length. The width is around the 9.80 inches mark. Last but not least, the thickness is 0.78 inches.
To top things off, this comes with a significant number of ports. On the left-hand side, we will be able to see a full-size HDMI port, a mini Display Port, USB 3.0, Ethernet, and an audio jack for a headset. And On the right-hand side, we will have two more standard USB ports, a USB-C port, an SD card reader, and a power port. The main ports are pretty well-defined and are in the right order. I like these types of orientations.
We will be moving on to the next topic, which is the Display of Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
Display of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
The display is perhaps the most attractive component in the all-new Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED. First of all, we will be looking into various options in screen panels. This will give us a rough idea about the display tech as well.
First of all, there are two main screen panels available and used randomly in the market. These are IPS LCD Panels and the OLED panels. A more elaborated and advanced type of OLED board has been introduced in the market, AMOLED. Samsung is the proud owner and manufacturer of the AMOLED display.
Now, IPS Display panels are pretty standard and vibrant. But they are, after all, LCD. So, the imitation of light has some limitations here and there. But that does not mean that it is a bad panel or downgraded. It can produce stunning images as well. But AMOLED screens are a different call game altogether. The reason is that the tech is pretty advanced. The blacks are, in fact, black. The main art of shadowing enhances picture quality. The basic theory if the AMOLED panels are to shut down the LEDs where black color is involved. That is why it can produce fine shadows and blacks.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
It has an AMOLED panel as its display. It is pretty cool, right! But we will have to keep that in mind that AMOLED panels do cost significantly higher than the IPS LCD screens. If an AMOLED display costs around 300 US Dollars, then the IPS Display cost only 100 US Dollars. So, the IPS Displays are three times cheaper than AMOLED displays. Whatever the case is, the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED laptop comes with a 15.6 inches Thin Bezel UHD Samsung AMOLED Display. The resolution is 3840 into 2160 pixels. This is perhaps the best screen in the town so far. No wonder the laptop worth a huge chunk of fortune!
Now, we will have to look into the performance section of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
Performance of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED
The performance of a laptop depends on certain components. First of all, the main brain of the computer is its processor. This computer comes with a high-end processor. We will be talking about that in a moment. Then comes up with the memory processing unit. The memory processing unit comes with two major components. First of all, it is the RAM. It is very crucial for the computer. Then comes the internal storage. The internal storage allows you to save the data you wish to preserve.
There are some additional components of the laptop as well. First of all, comes the Graphics processing unit. I have mentioned the reason for having a dedicated graphics processing unit earlier in this article. So, I will not waste any more time there. Then the keyboard, sound system, and the trackpad come in the line as the performance components.
In this segment, we will be closely looking into the components one by one and extract the performance benchmarks altogether. First of all, we will be looking into the processor real quick.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED comes with the best processor in town. When I write best, I mean the best. This is because the best processor in the market is the Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9. These are the best for gaming and heavy multitasking.
The base model comes with the 10th gen—core i7. The model is 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H. It has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz. This mid version comes with the 10856H model, which can push a shy higher than the former.
On the top end, things do get a bit luxurious. The beast 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK comes in the top-end model. This is pretty much the best in the business so far.
Now, we will be looking into the RAM of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
There are different RAM variants in the latest Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED. The base version is the 8 GB version. All the RAMs are DDR4, and the Bus speed is around 2666 MHz and 2933 MHz. There is an extra slot where you can easily crank up more RAM for your needs.
Now we will be looking down at the internal storage of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
The storage unit contains two M.2 ports where you can easily dash in two SSDs. The base model comes with 256 GB of internal storage. But you can have separate models in 512 GB and even in 1 TB of SSD. If you need it, you can easily add on more storage as you have an extra slot available.
Now, we will be looking into the most anticipated component, which is the Graphics Processing Unit, AKA GPU of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED.
Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A40 Review
Graphics Processing Unit
There are two GPUs in the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED. The first one is the integrated GPU, which comes with the processor itself. On the other hand, this comes with a dedicated GPU as well. The integrated GPU is Intel® UHD Graphics 630. It is a good GPU itself. But we are talking about the graphics-intensive games and equivalent applications. So, we need a dedicated GPU as well. The NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ With Max-Q Design is the dedicated GPU for the laptop. It has a GDDR6 8GB of VRAM.
This is a good pick. The laptop turns out to be the A-lister in the arsenal.
Now we will see the rest of the components in a subsequential manner.
Keyboards and More
Gaming Laptops does need a super durable and shock absorbing keyboards. This might be a tough choice, but the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED did not fail to amaze us. This comes with the latest Gigabyte Fusion RGB per Key technology. This allows you to pick individual key lights for every key in the keyboard.
On the other hand, the trackpad is pretty much responsive and has no complaints whatsoever. But let us face it, the mouse pad is the least used item in a typical gaming laptop. There is a webcam but oddly placed.
This is a laptop for gaming. So, the battery life is not that up to the mark. This has a 94.2 kWh battery. This gives a fair amount of backup.
Also Read: Acer Chromebook Spin 713
The Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED starts about the 2500 Dollar mark. But it may vary in various regions.
Wrapping Things Up!
So, that was all for today. I think this is a beast. I feel this is a good laptop to pick. But the main reason is the pricing. If you can afford it, then this is the best pick. Thanks for sticking by!
Also Read: Asus Rog Zephyrus G15