RTX Graphics: The new graphics card is seriously powerful and we see the combo of the 8950HK and RTX 2070 really kick things up a notch compared to previous combinations.
Construction: From the aluminum body to the almost perfect keystroke distance, the build quality of this notebook is very high.
Azure AI: While still in its infancy in regards to notebooks, the potential of the AI in regards to increasing performance while on AC power and increasing battery life when on the go is very much there. We are in the beginning stages of testing this new technology, and we do see gains from using it compared to not using it.
Overclockable: The GPU can almost always be overclocked, but not always the CPU. In this case they used an HK processor, which allows for overclocking of both.
Price: In our configuration the notebook costs $4,000, and that's seriously a lot.
Hot: While the notebook does emit a lot of heat, it's metal body absorbs a lot of it and spreads it, making it hot to the touch on the bottom.
The GIGABYTE AERO 15 Y9 is one of the best gaming notebooks in our charts, and we have reviewed a fair amount of them. Combining the latest in Intel Core 9th generation processors and NVIDIA RTX mobile GPUs produces a very powerful notebook. Battery life was much better than expected, leading us to believe the AI might have had something to do with it.
The new AI powered by Microsoft Azure AI, leverages machine learning in the cloud and at the edge to improve user experiences. Some people might not be too happy to give Microsoft all of their usage habits, but the GDPR disclaimer looks to help solve this issue.
While the notebook can get quite warm, it isn't as noisy as some other gaming notebooks we have encountered. We really liked the performance and feel of the notebook, and would highly recommend it to someone who has $4K and wants a high performance, yet thin and manageable gaming notebook.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||93%|
The Bottom Line: Loaded with features, an AI, quality, and high performance parts, the AERO 15 Y9 is a very powerful gaming notebook.
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- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
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- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
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