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Gigabyte’s new Aero 15 laptops come with edge-to-edge 144Hz displays (Updated)

By Koh Wanzi - on 3 Apr 2018, 4:25pm

Gigabyte’s new Aero 15 laptops come with edge-to-edge 144Hz displays

Updated on 3 April 2018: Added details on local price and specifications.

Originally published on 25 March 2018: 

Gigabyte has announced an update for its Aero 15 and 15X gaming laptops. In a YouTube video and new landing page, the company revealed upgraded features such as an improved display, a slightly slimmer design, and support for Dolby Atmos.

The display was already one of the most impressive aspects of the original Aero 15, and its gorgeous edge-to-edge design and X-Rite Pantone-certified display made for an excellent viewing experience.

That said, the 60Hz display meant that it was still lacking in a key area compared to other gaming laptops with 120Hz displays.

Gigabyte is fixing that now with the new Aero 15 laptops, with an option for a 144Hz 1080p display that retains the slim edge-to-edge design from before. Alternatively, you can also opt for a 4K IPS panel that boasts 100 per cent coverage of the AdobeRGB color space, a prospect that should appeal to photographers and other creative professionals.

Gigabyte Aero 15X

Both display options also feature an ambient light sensor that automatically detects how bright your surroundings are and adjusts the backlight accordingly.

In addition, the chassis is slightly thinner than before, and it measures just 18mm thick (down from 19.9mm) now.

On top of that, the card reader is getting an upgrade as well. Gigabyte has switched to the new UHS-II interface that reportedly delivers up to 12 times faster read and write speeds, so you can transfer large files more quickly from your SD card.

Gigabyte Aero 15X

Finally, the new Aero 15 laptops also feature a new keyboard with N-key rollover and Dolby Atmos digital audio.

Here's an overview of its specifications for the Aero 15X:

  • 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 144Hz IPS display
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz, 9MB L3 cache)
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 94.24Wh battery
  • 356 x 250 x 18mm
  • 2kg
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

The Aero 15W shares the same specifications, and the only difference is that it comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. 

The Aero 15X retails at S$3,799 while the Aero 15W is slightly cheaper at S$3,199

Source: Gigabyte

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