Gigabyte Aero 15 Review – NVIDIA RTX Laptop

Lisa Gade reviews the updated Gigabyte Aero 15 with NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and Intel 8th gen 6 core processors. This slim and light gaming laptop with chill looks was released at the end of Jan. 2019. It runs Windows 10 on a similar chassis as last year’s model, with the new dedicated GeForce GPU inside and your choice of an Intel Core i7-8750H or Core i9-8950HK inside. It has DDR4 Samsung RAM, 2 NVMe M.2 SSD slots, , full HD 144Hz and 4K display options, per key RGB keyboard backlighting, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt 3, Gigabit Killer Ethernet and HDMI 2.0. Pricing starts around $2,399. **Get it on Amazon: .
The Aero 15-X9 has an NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q, and the Aero 15-Y9 has the RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card.


Jawad Ali says:

Disappointing jump in performance and thermals than 1070. And prices are a thousand dollars more than the 1070. Get a 1070 laptop instead.

MatoVuc says:

Gigabyte should be commended for giving you 2 m.2 slots to use and other manufacturers should take a f-in hint!

Zhong Ren says:

Even i7 with 2070 thermal throttles, how could Dave Lee say that i9 model has excellent thermals?! I don’t trust his crap anymore. Good review Lisa!

Popo says:

are u running in AC power or no? isnt 2060 powerful than 1070? which gpu is it in the benchmarks?

Noble Stone says:

So a hot mess with a ‘gimped’ GPU, RTX prices for 10 series performance.

RTX laptops are going to be a rip off. But should be some good 10 series bargains around.
At least with a 10 series GPU you know what your getting. We will see desktop 2060’s outperforming mobile 2070’s.
A return to the bad old days.

fidanzata signora says:

If I use the laptop through a monitor with the lid closed, basically like a mini desktop, does it mean that the vent will be blocked and will have thermal issues?

Braxton James says:

Were these benchmarks ran with single channel memory? That often alone contributes to 7-12% performance gains in terms of FPS while gaming. That 10% difference between 1070 max-Q and 2070 max-Q stated here might be closer to 17-22% if the RAM was swapped to dual instead of single-channel.

Armin Tabatabai says:

I’m amazed at the fact Gigabyte thought the speakers were good enough to push to their newest model. My phone has better speakers.

Additionally, did you notice any backlight bleed on your unit?

Vishal Sapakale says:

Can you make a comparison video between Samsung Note 9 pro 2019 vs LG Gram 17 inch

Tryin'Tech says:

What is the point of cramming a RTX 2080 Max-Q if you’re going to underclock it down to sub-GTX 1070 levels? My GTX 1080 Max-Q in my Acer Triton 700 outperforms these in gaming performance.

nerina d'istra says:

How about a laptop that is used primarily for streaming movies and youtube videos? no playing games, no 3d or creative arts, no video and photo processing. no latest and greatest that cost an arm and a leg or a high end refrigirator? can you put up a list or a review of such laptops? I generally hold the laptop close to my bed or couch and even on my chest when viewing and searching and typing. and no 13 inch screen, it’s just too small. a great screen would be great. I bought a Surface book 2 13″ but gave it away as a gift., great screen but folder headers were too small and not very easy to access by touch. I have an old Aesus 15 in. way too heavy and only 720p and no ips. so, something with a great screen at a good price point. thank you.

7Write4This9Heart7 says:

Thorough, very informative review, as always! Love it!

Tams80 says:

Chin cam.
Please stop. Just stop it.

The big battery is fantastic and the IO selection is great though, but I hope an all AMD version comes along.

EuclideanPrime Numbers says:

No display port and camera location kills an otherwise almost perfect laptop….. Also, an 8950HK is a waste in a laptop this thin.

augm3nt says:

What a waste putting anything M$ on this hardware

TabalugaDragon says:

I wish they kept the 2060 version, the previous aero 15 had gtx 1060


Full of backlight bleed

Angelo Merte says:

Gigabyte managed to make a very subtle laptop which still somehow looks pretty ugly.
Good job i guess? A shame because they do a lot of things right with the AERO line.

stafy17 says:

another great video, thanks lisa!

lil man says:

laptop reviewers plz focus on testing fan noise. ppl don’t want to take anything that has random bursts on idle to class

Edgard Wiresner says:

You’re not only savvy but lovely, you’ve got the idea!

EtrnL_Frost says:

Hey! Look! A right shift key in the correct orientation with arrow keys! *Staring at Razer Blade 15 intensifies

Anger Issues says:

When are they going to ditch the stupid and useless numpads on gaming laptops?

tulasi dass says:

The gaming performance is disappointing. This GPU can’t even get high fps in older games. 20 series is a disappointment in laptops. Manufacturers just like that increase prices.

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