A influx of Nvidia RTX powered laptops has arrived starting from this year onwards. Although most of the new models are gaming laptops, a handful are suited at those who are in the creative production industry. A new example is the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED, updated for 2020, click "Read More" to learn more about the beauty of this laptop.
The Aero 15 OLED 2020 looks like a gaming laptop in a subtle and classy way with the sleek and stylish metallic finish at the exterior.
The lid has a brushed metal finish towards the bottom and the Aero logo towards the top lights up. Not that you’ll look at the back much, but a small logo sits in between slightly menacing heat grilles.
Those heat exhausts continue on the sides of the laptop where you’ll find plenty of ports including USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, mini DisplayPort and Ethernet. For a 15in laptop with these specs, the Aero 15 OLED is surprisingly compact and light at just 20mm thick and 2kg heavy.
Moving on and I found the keyboard a joy to use. It’s large, has a dedicated number pad and offers a nice smooth action with just enough crispness. Some may find it a little too soft but it suits my taste nicely. Like a gaming laptop, the keyboard has various coloured lighting for different occasion. With most of them being slightly distracting.Overall, Gigabyte has done a great job of the design except the weirdly positioned webcam ithat is at the bottom of the screen.
Display, the main sweetness of this laptop
The screen is arguably the main reason to buy the Aero 15 OLED. It’s big, bright, colourful and sharp. It’s easy to see why the laptop is aimed at creative users by looking at the stickers plastered all over the chassis. It’s Pantone, Vesa and Colour Calibration certified. The screen is stunningly vibrant, clear and beautiful, should be among the best if not the best screen I have seen on a laptop.
The Aero 15 OLED, as the name suggests, provides an AMOLED panel made by Samsung - something you’re far more likely to find on a smartphone than a laptop. The display is 15.6in and uses a 4K Ultra HD resolution.
Here is an overview of the Aero 15 OLED XB specifications that I received:
- 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160-pixel AMOLED display
- Intel Core i7-10875H processor (2.3GHz, 16MB L3 cache)
- 16GB DDR4-2933 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
- Intel 760p 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
- 94Wh battery
As the Aero 15 OLED XB’s display, keyboard, trackpad and even audio are still the same as last year’s model. If you are familiar with last year’s Aero 15 OLED, then this year’s newer model is basically more of the same but with incremental performance and battery life. It is still the same gaming laptop with a stunning 4K edge-to-edge display, same keyboard, and trackpad and even chassis. If you are interested to get one that is costing from S$4,199, please proceed to Gigabyte Lazada store (here).