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Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming laptop boasts "full day" battery

by Mark Tyson on 27 May 2016, 10:01

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Gigabyte has published the product page for its Aero 14 gaming laptop on its New Zealand web site. German site WinFuture spotted the details, which are thought to have been published a bit early, ahead of an expected Computex reveal. This is an interesting laptop from Gigabyte which has definite niche appeal; it offers potent mobile hardware, great portability, and (rarely for such a device) claims to offer a capacious battery capable of a "full-day" of productivity.

As you would guess from the name, this is a 14-inch laptop. Gigabyte selected a 14-inch QHD 2560x1440 IPS Wide Viewing Angle Anti-Glare Display LCD to fit into this machine. The key performance components are a 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.6GHz-3.5GHz) and a choice of Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GDDR5 3GB or GTX 965M GDDR5 2GB and uses Nvidia Optimus tech to intelligently switch to the built-in Intel HD Graphics 530 when appropriate.

The Gigabyte Aero 14 comes equipped with 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 2133 and has two slots for a maximum RAM capacity of 32GB. Dual-storage is on offer here, with this laptop sporting 2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA) for transfers of up to 2GB/s. Gamers will appreciate the auto-adjusting backlit keyboard which features individual macro keys.

Other key features are the inclusion of a USB 3.1(Type-C) port, as well as 3x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, mini-DP, audio combo jack, SD card reader plus wireless communications via Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1. An HD webcam and microphone is built-in. Audio playback isn't neglected as this laptop is equipped with a pair of 1.5W speakers, offering Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre sounds.

Last but not least, this laptop sports a "94.24Wh huge battery capacity for full-day productivity," according to Gigabyte. This makes it a pretty good portable powerhouse, considering the fast mobile components and its weight and dimensions. The Gigabyte Aero weighs 1.89Kg and measures 335(W) x 250(D) x 19.9(H)mm. Hopefully we will see some more of this laptop following its expected official launch at Computex 2016 next week.



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wonder how much this will cost, might be tempted if it's competitive and the battery is actually good!
That's quite a nice spec and a nice, understated style… Interesting. Wonder what the price is likely to be?
Surely it's pointless to get a GTX 9xx series laptop now considering the recent announcement of the vastly more power efficient GTX 10xx series?
Froggywoggy
Surely it's pointless to get a GTX 9xx series laptop now considering the recent announcement of the vastly more power efficient GTX 10xx series?

What recent announcement? So far only the high end chip for desktop form factors has been announced, and that even less suitable than the last generation given it's higher heat output. The mid-range laptop ones could easily be months away, even a year or more if nVidia decide to rebrand.

It's nice to see gigabyte taking power efficiency seriously on this machine, it was always frustrating that so few higher power laptops put the effort into running well on battery life.
Froggywoggy
Surely it's pointless to get a GTX 9xx series laptop now considering the recent announcement of the vastly more power efficient GTX 10xx series?
Because no GTX 10xxM series parts have been announced.