Gigabyte announces new Aero 15

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by Rinnis, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Rinnis

    Rinnis Newbie

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    Newegg recently put on the newly Aero 15.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...cm_re=GIGABYTE_Aero_14-_-34-233-205-_-Product

    - Bezels shrunk
    - 2 PCI M.2 SSD slots!
    - thunderbolt 3
    - Ethernet jack
    - screen changed to 1080 from 1440p

    The rest are the same specs, including battery
    Price - $1899

    I am excited for this as gigabyte listened to the complaints of the aero 14 and made changes that will please a lot of people.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Wait it's immediately available? This is pretty good though. Only slightly larger footprint for a 15" screen.
     
  3. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    This is it guys: The blade killer!

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    IDK why the fascination with the 15" laptops, when the 17" aren't that much bigger, but have more room for cooling.

    This 17" Gigabyte has the same new 7700HQ, but it's paired with a 1070 - 40% faster than a 1060 !! - it's actually cheaper than the new 15" with a 1060 !!, and it's in stock ready to order right now !!

    GIGABYTE P57Xv7-KL3 17.3" Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ (2.80 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233196
     
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  5. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    The P-series have a generally worse build quality and cooling, and they lack TB3. Gigabyte leaves the premium level to Aorus and Aero models!

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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    1060 isn't enough power, so unless it's got a 1070 / 1080, it's just a thin and pretty overpriced under-performer ;)
     
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  7. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    But think about it: With those thin bezels, thunderbolt 3, respectable build quality and a GTX 1060, The Aero 15 puts both the Blade and XPS 15 to shame!

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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, for what it is, it's more of that than the others, but that's not high enough performance for the $$$$.

    Thin isn't in. Thick is cool. Design with power and cooling delivered to purpose.

    The thin stuff is just wishful thinking, and a lot of fan noise at load while gaming.

    Thin and performance-like is "cute", and poses nicely, but I wouldn't want to game on it for long. Small keyboard, small screen, loud fans, low power.

    I guess if you want it, it's very nice :)
     
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    If only it had a higher resolution screen, I would have cancelled my Aero 14 order and gotten this one instead!
     
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    You're right. Thick is all the way to go for a quiet machine.
    Yet again, all those wishing for a thin and powerful machine looking nowhere near a Lamborghini must know the trade-off is a set of whiny fans. I personally don't mind loud fans during heavy load sessions (as long as it's never audible in work environments), and a full package is always welcome. If the Aero 15 beats both the XPS and Blade in the noise department, that 1800$ price tag is well worth it, knowing they will definitely stick in a 99Wh battery (14" has 94Wh)!

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