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GIGABYTE AERO 15 (Coffee Lake-H) Laptop Review (Page 1)

GIGABYTE AERO 15 (Coffee Lake-H) Laptop Review

GIGABYTE'S Aero 15 packs an excellent display, battery life and great performance. See what else the Aero 15 has in store.

Steven Bassiri | Apr 3, 2018 at 2:30 am CDT - 1 min, 48 secs time to read this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE


Today we bring you a review of a true Coffee Lake-based 6-core notebook. Back late last year, Intel launched its mobile 8th Generation of processors, but they also told us there would be three different microarchitectures within the 8th Generation family, and today we look at the second.


Today we look at a Coffee Lake-based i7-8750H rather than the typical i7-8550U Kaby Lake-R processors we have seen in notebooks launched since the last holiday season. Now, GIGABYTE has designed this notebook to be a sleek gaming machine. Our model has a GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, a 144Hz FHD IPS display, and a huge battery.

It might be the first time that six core mobile processors have widely proliferated the market, now let's see what they do in a well-packaged notebook from GIGABYTE.


The AERO 15 offers an i7-8750H 45W processor with six cores and 12 threads, a 2.2Ghz base clock with a 4.1GHz boost clock. Our model uses a very thin bezel 15.6" 1080P 144Hz IPS anti-glare display with X-Rite Pantone certification. Our model came with a 500Gb M.2 drive and 16GB of memory, but those can both be expanded (although if you do it, you will void the warranty).

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We also have the model with the GTX 1070 built-in with Max-q technology. The notebook also carries a huge 94.24 Wh battery, which is quite large. GIGABYTE claims up to 10 hours of battery life.

The notebook also has the latest in connectivity built in, including ThunderBolt 3, 2x2 Wireless-AC, 1Gbit LAN, USB 3.1, and HDMI 2.0. The notebook measures in at 14x9.8x0.74" (WxDxH), and weighs in at roughly 4.5lbs. The keyboard has per key programmable RGB support as well.


The AERO 15 starts at $1,999, our model is $2,299, and there is one model at $2,500 that offers a UHD display and Windows 10 Pro. If you pre-order our specific model, the Aero 15X v8-BK4 you will get a free Aero Beats headset.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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