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Gigabyte Aero 15X-CF2 (W/ Pantone screen & GTX 1070 Max-Q)

Rating: 8.0.

The updated Gigabyte Aero 15X is an intriguing and exciting machine. For starters, it’s a 15.6in system with a frame that looks almost impossibly slim and light – because Gigabyte has crammed that larger panel into the body of a 14in machine.

That’s not the only interesting thing about this laptop. It’s got a screen calibrated by Pantone, so colours should be near-perfect, and its aluminium body contains the Max-Q version of Nvidia’s GTX 1070.

This version of the Aero15X is a little more expensive than the model we’ve reviewed before – and it’s more expensive than the Razer Blade, which is its key rival. Can we be convinced to part with our cash?


  • OS: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel core i7 7700HQ (2.8Ghz – 3.8GHz)
  • Display: 15.6” Full HD LCD in LED backlight 1920×1080 16:9
  • Memory Supplied: 2 x 8GB
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • Memory Speed: 2400
  • Max Memory Support: 32GB
  • Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  • Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Keyboard Type: Chiclet
  • 1 Ports: 4
  • HDMI Port(s): 1
  • Microphone/headphone Jack(s): 1
  • Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
  • Audio: 2.0 sound by Realtek
  • Wireless LAN – Intel 2×2 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: V4.2
  • Webcam: Full HD type (30fps@1080p)
  • Warranty: 2yr Return to Base

Total cost £1,999 inc vat.

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