Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA (with RTX 2070) Laptop Review

POWERED BY CORE I7-9750H AND GEFORCE RTX 2070 with Max-Q

I never thought I’ll ever get to see a 4K panel on 15-inch laptop … well, thanks to Gigabyte, I’m able to just that! Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at their AERO 15 OLED XA Laptop, featuring a GeForce RTX 2070 (with Max-Q) and a 4K AMOLED display.

The Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, running at a default clock speed of 2.6 GHz with a boost speed of 4.5 GHz. It comes with a total of 16GB of Samsung DDR4-2666 ram, as well as an Intel 760p SSD with a capacity of 512GB, offering a read speed of up to 3200MB/s.

For display, it comes with a 15.6-inch Samsung UHD AMOLED panel that offers 4K resolution and a super thin 3mm bezel. And for graphics, it’s powered by Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 (with Max-Q) featuring Turing architecture and 8GB GDDR6 ram.

Other features include the Gigabyte Fusion RGB Per-Key keyboard, Thunderbolt 3 support, Nahimic 3 3D audio and a Killer™ Ethernet E2600, as well as a Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 connectivity.

All of these great features make the Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA, one of the most powerful laptops we’ve tested to date … perfect for gaming enthusiasts and content creators like myself.

 

 

I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Gigabyte has to say about themselves on their website:

GIGABYTE Techonology:Upgrade Your Life

A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.

That which resonates with your life

“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.

We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.

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When ideas manifest into reality

We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.

Foretelling your future in tech

Visualize this: Shaking your phone connects you to cloud. Your city is on a 5G network integrating medical, transportation, and power services. Even your appliances are online, working to make your life easier. AI guarantees that you always have personalized entertainment options. Blockchain has reshaped the financial world, and medical marvels take place daily with the help of VR. What you’re visualizing is already approaching reality, and the world will soon rush to keep up. Now is the time to Upgrade Your Life. Our vast product range can meet your personal, business, and computing needs and prepare you for future trends and developments. Using technology, we can achieve anything we visualize, and beyond.

 

As we mentioned above, the Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA Laptop features a GeForce RTX 2070 (with Max-Q). But there’s been lots of unfavorable talk with regards to the GeForce RTX 20 series with Max-Q, and users have reported considerable reduced performance in gaming. So what is Max-Q? Well, according to Nvidia … it’s an innovative approach to crafting the world’s thinnest, fastest, quietest gaming laptops. It hits the sweet spot of ultimate GeForce gaming while keeping a sleek design. In other words, they’re the mobile version of the RTX 20 series, and these GPUs offer lower power consumption via an ultra-low voltage design, making them less hot and less noisy.

 

 

I’m not a real heavy gamer, so I won’t let all the negative talk about Max-Q deter my expectations. But from what I can see from the specs, I do know as a content creator, that the Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA offers everything I want and more.

I’m really looking forward to see how this laptop will perform, against other similar laptops of the same class, such as the MSI GE63 8SF (Intel 8th Gen with RTX 2070), which we reviewed earlier this year. 

Enough talk for now… let’s continue and check out the features and specifications in our next page.

You can buy the Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA laptop (RTX 2070 with Max-Q) from various retailers including Amazon for around USD $2,499~ https://amzn.to/2LFu3N0

 

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