The Taiwanese electronics firm has released a new Aero 15 X model featuring an Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics chip in the component maker's newer and thinner Max-Q design. This is Gigabyte’s second Max-Q gaming laptop, after the GTX 1080-equipped Aorus X5 MD, and Gigabyte claims the higher-end GPU should yield about 40% better graphics performance than the original model.
- Expand your laptop's screen with one of the best gaming monitors
Aside from the new Max-Q graphics chip, the Aero 15 X is identical to its Nvidia GTX 1060-powered predecessor. Both machines feature 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processors, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD all wrapped up in the same chassis.
We honestly would have appreciated a bump in screen resolution above Full HD, but at least users will still get an X-Rite, Pantone-certificated panel for true color reproduction.
The Gigabyte Aero 15 X will release mid-October starting at $,2,199 (about £1,640, AU$2,800)
- We'll see soon enough whether it's truly one of the best gaming laptops
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