The Gigabyte Aero 15 and 15X are the company’s thinnest, lightest, and most-powerful gaming laptops, which make us wonder if they should be moved to their Aorus gaming brand. It was just a short time ago that we reviewed the Gigabyte Aero , a slim 14-inch gaming notebook with a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. It was an impressive overall package, especially for its size. You might be tempted to think that the new Gigabyte Aero 15 we’re looking at in this review is merely a larger version of the Aero 14. You’d be correct in some ways, but the Aero 15 brings much more to the table than just a larger screen.
On April 3, Gigabyte will reveal the refreshed versions of its Aero 15 and Aero 15X gaming laptops. One of the key new features is a bezel-less 144Hz 15.6-inch display. An inclusion Gigabyte says is a world first.
As Hexus reports, last year Gigabyte shipped the Aero 15 and 15X laptops complete with a 15.6-inch 1080p panel that had a 5mm bezel. Under the hood was a Core i7-7700HQ processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and a choice of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Aero 15) and GTX 1070 (Aero 15X) GPUs.
Gigabyte also upgraded the Aero 15’s card reader, switching to a new UHS-II interface that the company said delivers 12x faster read and write speeds than a standard reader. The new Aero laptops also feature a new keyboard with N-key rollover and Dolby Atmos digital audio.
Pricing, availability, and full specifications of the new Gigabyte Aero 15 and 15X gaming laptops are currently unknown, but we should know more (and might even be able to buy them) on April 3.