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 ([email protected])
- Warranty: 2yr Return to Base
Total cost £1,999 inc vat.