Gaming laptops are part of the elusive brand that belongs to a very high price range with amazing specifications. However, the popularity of this range of laptops is surging with each passing day and we now have quite a few brands coming up with such options.
Planning to buy a gaming laptop? Well, you have a plethora of options right from the word go. There are options like the Dell Alienware, MSI, Acer Predator, ASUS ROG (Republic Of Gamers), Lenovo Legion and Razer Blade. However, the list does not stop right there as you now have the Gigabyte Aero 15-X8, a relatively new name in the range.
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But if you are not quite sure about this new laptop, read the detailed Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 review to get a better judgement of whether you should buy it or not.
|Specifications of Gigabyte Aero 15-X8|
|CPU||2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H (Turbo Boost: 4.1GHz)|
|Graphics Card||8GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070|
|Screen||15.6" 144Hz FHD
|RAM||8GB or 16GB DDR4|
|SSD||2 x M.2 SSD Slots|
The Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 is a very sharp laptop that is designed to woo the buyers. The black series is specially designed to focus on detailed aesthetics. It has ultra thin bezels all around the screen that enhances its look and feel.
It has 5 mm thin bezels and weighs just 2 kilograms. The device is super slim and has no more than 18 mm waistline. The keyboard is backlit and looks extremely attractive. But if you are wondering that there is absolutely nothing special about backlit keyboard as every new laptop has the feature, this Aero laptop has it in a variety of colours. This means you will get to see more than one colour on the keyboard at any given time.
This new Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 gaming laptop is very powerful to its core. It has an Intel Core i7 processor from the 8th generation make, which boasts on performance improvement by up to 50%. The processor is further enhanced with 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM that can be expanded further up to a maximum of 32GB.
Furthermore, there is also an additional HM370 Express chipset for the processor that comes from Mobile Intel. This, paired with the 6-core processor, does a very good job at unleashing truly one of the best performances found in a gaming laptop.
The Gigabyte Aero laptop is meant to redefine the graphics performance with the latest GeForce GTX 1070 GPU from Nvidia. The 8GB capacity of the GPU enhances the experience of Virtual Reality and offers an over-the-top high resolution for hardcore gamers. However, the standard version still comes with an integrated graphics unit of Intel UHD Graphics 630, which does a decent job in rendering smooth performance.
The performance is promised to be delivered to the users for an extended period of time without lags or a lot of heating issues, thanks to the specially designed pipes to ventilate the heat out. Moreover, there are two cooling fans giving inside, which makes sure that heating is not an issue at all, thereby enticing the performance further.
The Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 has a very sharp display too, thanks to the high resolution of the full-size 15.6-inch screen helping the cause. The users can get hold of one among the two options for the resolution, though both are IPS anti-glare LCD type displays. The base variant comes with full HD a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels while the better variant holds an ultra HD resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
The laptop comes with an X-Rite Pantone that is a renowned name among providers of colour systems. It offers the most accurate colours throughout the colour spectrum.
Port and Slots
Just like any user would expect from a gaming laptop at this price point, this Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 comes with lot of connectivity options. To start off with, it has two USB Gen 1 and a single 3.1 Gen 2 Type A slots. Further, it also has a Thunderbolt 3 slot (also known as SB Type C), one HDMI 2.0 and one SD card reader.
For the wireless connectivity, the laptop has Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
Operating System and Battery
Gaming laptop section barely misses out on any important features. And due to this, all of such laptops, including the Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 gaming laptop have a pre-installed Windows 10 operating system (the higher variant has the Windows 10 Pro OS).
The laptop is energized using a 94.24Wh Lithium Polymer battery that claims to offer quite a long period of backup. This means, running after the charging socket frequently isn’t an issue anymore. It can be charged using a 180 watts power adapter.
The Gigabyte Aero has it all
Talk about a gaming laptop and you will get features like powerful processor and graphics memory, excellent RAM and a crisp display to hit your mind first. And very rightly so, the Gigabyte Aero 15-X8 has all of the features that are needed to run the most high-level games and major video editing software right from the word go.
Not only is this Gigabyte Aero good for gaming, it is also one among the top choices when it comes to professional video editors, graphic designers and VFX creators. The super smooth rendering of the high graphical tasks makes this laptop a true gem, worthy of every penny invested on. It has what it takes to be your next gaming laptop on the desk so that you can indulge in the most immersive content.