*** OFFICIAL GIGABYTE AERO 15 OWNERS LOUNGE ***

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  1. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    The lock is mostly used in shops or shows where laptops have to stay in place for customers to "test".
    For personal use, you might need it when you must keep the laptop on in a public place and leave for some time... I guess? (Never used the lock in my laptop)

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  2. willofsound

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    Update:
    So after spending all morning yesterday trying to call GentechPC (They don't have an answer machine??), I finally got talking to the same rep I was working with. He repeated everything and said that this laptop was just too new and said the screen works the way it does. He did mention if I send it back and it was just fine, I could pick a different laptop. I have yet to touch this laptop since the day of issue. 5 hours after the call, I got my RMA instructions. Which was a shipping address. UPS was closed sadly by that time.

    So I figured before I ship it back and pay for it, I'd record some video footage to make sure I can document showing it. And this is where my luck might have ran out: I placed the laptop down and a metal bottle nearby fell on it and left a tiny dent in the case (a thin fingernail width dent). I'm afraid this might void whatever return I do, though a minor thing.

    The screen issue I've not yet been able to replicate (And posted earlier, could have been just the LED not waking up right) and while the laptop does go to sleep far from being closed, the rep told me that their test PC does the same thing - Can you folks confirm this, an iphone sized gap? But I'm wondering if my issues of move the screen back and force will show up again after it's been running/hot?

    I'm going to just hold off a few days and get some good documented testing. I'm still afraid my nick will cost me this laptop and I don't want to waste money/time. If these issues were just me being scared and overreacting and I live with a small nick, I wouldn't mind not having to trust GentechPC
     
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    015734 Notebook Guru

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    I too can confirm on my Aero 15 (bought on Amazon) that closing the lid to around 5in or so from a complete close will put the computer to sleep. The lid is loose enough (probably by design) that closing it to around that distance will result in it closing itself over the course of a few seconds if you don't assist it. Coming from an Alienware M18x R2 with a rock solid hinge it's frustrating, however the weight reduction is soooo nice.

    My much bigger issue has been with Driver Power State Failure Bluescreens - I made the mistake of upgrading early to the Creator's Update, and in addition to breaking the F9 recovery option (which Gigabyte's patch didn't fix for me) also introduced Bluescreens sometimes 3 or 4 a day...

    Most of the time they occurred coming out of sleep, however, I had them occur on the desktop with nothing else going on either too. I've since used a USB backup drive (created with Gigabyte's utility) to start fresh... Since then the computer has been stable and I haven't experienced any BSOD's. Has anyone else experienced these? I'm not sure if it was the latest NVIDIA drivers (now I'm using the older 376.67 ones out of fear of upgrading) or the Creator's Update, however, having these occur on such a new machine (with so little on it and NO undervolting / overclocking / etc) was very frustrating

    My SSD is the standard SATA one can comes with it, and I haven't touched the RAM yet either
     
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  4. Knacki

    Knacki Notebook Enthusiast

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    So. After working with the Laptop for about 2,5 weeks, I have to say that I am almost satisfied. Seems to be quite lucky.

    -The keyboard is monster stiff compared to my Thinkpad W520. I had quite a lot missed keys and still have to get used to be more a drummer than a typer.
    -it hang twice booting on a dual screen setup via HDMI. Didn't left the Gigabyte screen
    -the USB ports are super tight. Kind of fight to plug things in.

    Other than that it was working reliable 14-16h a day.

    Now I turned to another working place. Around 30 - 35 degrees temprature and a lot of humidity (it's a olympic swimming stadion)

    Well so far no issues in first days.
    Yesterday I thought my power supply was gone while charging my camera battery same time and getting super hot. But that was a general power off :) )

    Reading about all the issues guys have, I am still a bit concerned. I am not expexting the Aero to work 6 years like the Think Pad.

    On the other hand it is quick and let me do everything in reasonable time.

    I still plan to replace the transcend ssd, when I have time. The difference between German AERO 15 specs (slow Transcend, win home) is a bit annoying compared to the price we habe to pay. It's 2100€ for this spec which is about 2350$.

    The extra 16GB Kingston Ram (just chose what Kingston website offered me, it's not the same serial number installed) seems to play good and After Effects is eating it like crazy.
     
  5. Meetloaf13

    Meetloaf13 fear the MONKEY!!!

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    FWIW, I switched over to a Mechanical Keyboard a couple years ago. I actually enjoy the stiffness as is feels more like the mechanical I'm used to ( I tend to 'bottom out' when I type). You do have to make sure the keys travel more, and I can see how it would take some getting used to with other laptop keyboards that are very light.

    I'm loving my Aero 15. There have been some quirks I've had to work through, but generally by updating firmware and drivers I have resolved all issues.

    Another week or two of production use and I'll get my Sager on the market.
     
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  6. BringTheRain403

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    Has anyone been able to get the USB-C port to work? I have a NEXUS 6P and it won't recognize the phone when plugged in via USB-C even to transfer files (NEXUS 6P is USB-C to USB-C)

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    Meetloaf13 fear the MONKEY!!!

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    I'll try with my Pixel XP tonight and see what I get. I need to upgrade to the latest Pure ROM =]
     
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    Thanks! I am still in the stock OS on my Nexus...

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    The USB slots are definitely tight. I've found the lower one on the right side to be the least tight, so that's where I plug in my wireless mouse receiver.
     
  10. BringTheRain403

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    The USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 plug seems OK in that regard. It's more that when I plug it in nothing happens. I don't have anything that works with TB3 so I can't test that but I can tell you that when I plug in a USB-C device it's not recognized...
     
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