Gigabyte refreshed Aero & Aorus range with up to Intel Core i9-10980HK & Geforce RTX 2080 Super

Gigabyte will be one of the first companies to introduce the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series Super GPUs on their popular line of Aorus gaming and Aero creator laptops.

For the Aorus side of things, the brand teamed up with world renowned G2 Esports to launch brand new gaming notebooks tailored to match the requirements of pro gamers, including features like mechanical keyboards, a 240Hz refresh rate display and enhanced cooling technology, redefining the requirements of a professional gaming notebook.

Gigabyte Aorus vs Aero

You may ask yourself what is the difference between a gaming laptop and creator laptop?

For Gigabyte Aorus that means the usual gaming-oriented aesthetic that is either 15-inch or 17-inch all of which have an FHD 250Hz IGZO IPS display with the 15-inch models weighing around 2.2KG and the most power 17-inch models being around 3.75KG.

At the top of the pack is the 17inch model with an i9 10980HK, 32GB DDR4, 1TB NVMe + 2TB HDD, and 8GB RTX 2080 SUPER which will set you back £3,698.99.

The cheapest model in this range is the Gigabyte Aorus 15G with a 15-inch 240Hz display with and Intel i7 10750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe, and a 6GB GTX 1660 Ti for a more affordable £1,698.98.

The creator orientated Aero range also come in 15 and 17-inch models and have a more subtle smart appearance that is more lightweight, with the top of the range 15-inch model being just 2KG and the 17-inch model just 2.5KG.

If you want the top option from this range you are going to have some sticker shock with a £4,498.99 price tag for the 15-inch 4K AMOLED laptop with i9 10980HK, 64GB DDR4, 2x 1TB NVMe SSD, and 8GB RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q.

The big differences worth noting is that the lightweight creator laptops use Max-Q GPUs which are super thing variants running at lower clock speeds.

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER provides a base clock of 1,365MHz with a boost clock of 1,560MHz. That’s alongside 14 Gbps memory – a small reduction compared to its desktop counterpart of 15.5 Gbps. The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q offers clocks of 1,080 MHz with an 80 W power envelope, compared to the standard RTX 2080 SUPER’s power envelope of 150 W.

Full Press Release:

Leading global PC brand, GIGABYTE today launched its latest version AORUS series professional gaming notebooks and their AERO notebooks for content creators. Aside from many high-end gaming features, the new generation processors and GPUs have undergone “significant” upgrades. GIGABYTE is the first in the industry to launch ultra-performance notebooks that feature 10th gen Intel® Core™ i9/i7 H series 8-core CPUs and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 20-series SUPER™ GPUs. AORUS partners up with world renowned G2 Esports to launch brand new gaming notebooks tailored to match the requirements of pro gamers, including features like mechanical keyboards, a 240Hz refresh rate display and enhanced cooling technology, redefining the requirements of a professional gaming notebook.

AORUSInnovative Design X Professional Gaming

In collaboration with G2 Esports, GIGABYTE launches its flagship AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G high end models, tailoring its notebooks to the needs of pros. Upgrades to this include three 10th gen Intel® processors – overclocking-capable Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK, Intel® Core™ i7-10875H and Intel® Core™ i7-10750H. Perhaps the most eye-catching is the i7-10875H, the first mobile Core i7 processor featuring 8 cores, 16 threads. As for graphics, in addition to GeForce® RTX™ 20-series and the GeForce® GTX 16 series, the all-new flagship NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ and RTX 2070 SUPER™ have been added to enhance media processing speed and gaming performance.

The AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G are the lightest notebooks in the industry that feature true mechanical keyboards. AORUS works exclusively in partnership with world renowned mechanical switch manufacturer, OMRON, to minimise the size of mechanical switches while retaining its quality to create the world’s lightest mechanical keyboard notebook. Steven Chen, VP of GIGABYTES’ Mobile Business Center states that OMRON mechanical keyboards have shortened switch travel distance to an actuation point, capable of matching the input speed of pros. In addition, they offer a phenomenal tactile feel and crisp switch sound feedback, significantly increasing game speed and performance, meeting the precise and rapid in-game control requirements of the pros.

FPS world championship tournaments (CS:GO Major & PUBG World Champion) in the recent years have elevated their monitor specifications to 240Hz. With this in mind, AORUS has set this as the standard for the display of all its high-end product series. A 240Hz refresh rate effectively reduces the occurrence of afterimages (ghosting) and broken images (tearing), providing the optimal experience and high-speed visuals required by enthusiasts. To keep up with the latest CPU and GPUs upgrades, AORUS adopts its exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity cooling technology, ensuring that the hardware can perform at its’ full potential while maintaining stability. The AORUS series forms the pinnacle of high-performance gaming that pro gamers pursue.

KennyS from G2 Esports, one of the best AWPers in the world, shares this experience using AORUS notebooks. He expressed his approval of AORUS 15G’s high portability, high performance, high refresh rate and ultra-light mechanical keyboard. It helps him maintain ace performance in training, gaming and in touring competitions.

AERO: Professional Content Creation Multi-Purpose Application

GIGABYTE’s content creation notebook AERO series has been widely praised since its launch in 2016. Aside from winning multiple awards such as the “2019 European Hardware Association Notebook of the Year” and the “Taiwan Excellence Award”, AERO is a favorite of Jensen Huang (CEO of NVIDIA), who was seen holding it in conferences like GDC and CES. AERO is referred to as the model for “next gen high-performance professional notebooks”.

This major upgrade includes enhancements across a whole series of products, the 15” AERO 15 OLED (Supports 4K resolution and HDR400), AERO 15, 17” AERO 17 HDR (Supports 4K resolution and HDR400) and AERO 17. The color display has always been GIGABYTE’s strong selling point, says Chen. Most of your average devices for commercial design use display panels with Delta E around 3. Displays with Delta E < 2 are considered high standard that people can hardly tell the color difference. GIGABYTE takes it one step further by working with Xrite Pantone, the authority in color display, implementing color calibration and achieves Delta E < 1. Combined with the AMOLED 4K display and HDR True Black high contrast, colors and details can be better displayed, helping content creators flawlessly display their products.

Regarding AERO’s performance, not only has the CPU and GPU both undergone upgrades, but cooling has also been improved through the WINDFORCE Infinity technology. AERO utilises NVIDIA Studio drivers to optimise over 40 editing software programs that content creators often use for improved efficiency. Equipped with a multitude of connection ports such as Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, and UHS-II SD card reader, AERO is truly the epitome of “an ultra-portable notebook with desktop-level performance.”

AERO series also offers 144Hz high refresh rate display in satisfying the different gaming and game development applications. With powerful CPU, GPUs performance and premium I/O interface design, users can play games, stream and surf the internet all at the same time. Its ability to perform multiple functions is why AERO has been dubbed the most versatile notebook.

(Image III – The all-new AERO featuring color calibrated OLED display.)

Pre-ordering of professional gaming notebooks AORUS 17X, AORUS 17G, AORUS 15G and the content creator AERO series are available starting today (2nd April 2020), with official sales starting from 16th April. Entry-level premium gaming models AORUS 5 & AORUS 7 are expected to launch in late April. For more information, please visit GIGABYTE/AORUS website: https://www.gigabyte.com/Laptop

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