Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9 and -X9 Confirmed

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  1. JCordero31

    JCordero31 Notebook Consultant

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    Where are the 17 in counterparts at....no one cares for 15 inches plus same old crap in it except gpu.....disappointing. Wheres the X10!
     
  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    There's some kind of Microsoft Azure AI feature in the revised Aero 15 as well but the details were scant:
    The Aorus 15 got it too.
    Any ideas?

    Charles
     
  3. dander

    dander Notebook Consultant

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    I read that as "in order to determine how to best throttle the laptop" :D
     
  4. PJPeter

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    I would never buy a 17 inch laptop for myself. Kind of wish a 13.3" had these RTX cards for portability, but to stay light and thin, cooling would be an issue. As far as I'm concerned if people need a laptop that lives on a desk, there are lots of monstrosities recently announced at CES for you. I'm looking forward to using a laptop like this as a fully portable gaming and work machine.

    Pricing is high, here's an example from an Australian retailer as starting prices (for FHD panels):

    Approx 3500 CAD/2700 USD for Aero 15 X9
    Approx 4400 CAD/3300 USD for Aero 15 Y9

    Source: https://www.affordablelaptops.com.au/contents/en-us/d630_gigabyte-aero-15-laptop-notebook.html

    Looking forward to reviews on performance, heat, and noise. Size and weight are great if it can handle the heat...

    CPU upgrade is due in about 4 months when Intel releases new gen 9 laptop procs. Maybe I'll buy one then when prices for these original models have come down a bit and it's more known :).

    Peter
     
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  5. gnlu26

    gnlu26 Notebook Consultant

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    As some of you have already mentioned thermals are probably going to be a nightmare. At first I thought that maybe the 2060 would be more power efficient than the 10-series but that doesn't appear to be the case. All versions of the aero (and some of the competitors like razer), come with a 230W power supply instead of a 180W supply. Under full load, thats 50W more power the computer has to dissipate without a significant change to the cooling system. These new machines have to be absolute volcanoes. The i9/2080 probably only hits base clock in Antarctica....
     
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  6. MiSJAH

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    £4,499 for the top model in the UK. CPU is the I9-8950HK not the I7-8570H in the spec. It's a typo by the retailer.

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  7. CedricFP

    CedricFP Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah that's pretty wtf pricing territory.
     
  8. dander

    dander Notebook Consultant

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    Shouldn't the top model have an i9?
    Imagine paying almost 5 grand UK for a keyboard that doesn't register presses(they haven't said anything so) :D
     
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    It has an I9-8950HK, it's a typo in the spec list.
     
  10. dander

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    Worth mentioning in the post ;)
     
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