Gigabyte Aero 14 specs: 20nm Core i7-6700HQ and GeForce GTX 970M GPU

Gigabyte Aero 14 review

Gigabyte Aero 14 is a new ultra-thin notebook gaming (19.8 mm), lightweight (less than 2kg) and colored (green, orange and black), which we’ll definitely live at Computex 2016. Here is its data sheet. Let’s face it: it is difficult to build gaming really compact notebook, because gamers seek processors and faster graphics and powerful, they consume a lot of energy and produce large amounts of heat that an ultra-thin notebook may not contain. During recent years, however, some companies have made tremendous efforts to reduce the overall dimensions of game station, so that today some model “thin and light” is easier. An example? The Razer Blade 14 (2016) , that we have seen from their recent live.

Gigabyte Aero 14 specs

OS Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10
Windows 7 Professional
CPU 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.6GHz-3.5GHz)
Display 14″ QHD 2560×1440 IPS Wide Viewing Angle Anti-Glare Display LCD
System Memory 8GB/16GB DDR4 2133, 2 slots (Max 32GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel HM170 Express Chipset
Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GDDR5 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GDDR5 2GB
Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Storage *Support Dual-Storage System
-2 x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA)*The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.
Keyboard Type Auto-Adjusting Backlit Keyboard
Individual Macro Keys
Optical Disk Drive N/A
I/O Port USB 3.0 (Type-A)*3, USB 3.1(Type-C)*1, HDMI 2.0, mini-DP, Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo), SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
*Optional: USB-to-LAN Converter
Audio 1.5 Watt Speaker*2, Microphone, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Communications Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.1+ LE
Webcam HD Camera
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li Polymer 94.24Wh
Adapter 150W
Dimensions 335(W) x 250(D) x 19.9(H) mm
Weight ~1.89kg (w/Battery)

Gigabyte Aero 14 specs review

Gigabyte Aero 14 specs: It is not the only one: Gigabyte Aero 14 is a laptop with 14-inch IPS display (2560 x 1440 pixels), processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake), 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM memory to 2133MHz (with support up to 32GB of 2 SODIMM slot), two slots for SSD M.2 and dedicated graphics to choose between a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965m or GeForce GTX 970M. Has a compact design, rather compact: measuring just 19.8 mm in thickness and weighs 1.9 Kg. And despite everything, the Taiwanese company has integrated three-port USB 3.0 Type-A, a USB 3.1 Type-C , an HDMI, a Mini Display Port and audio jacks. There’s also a WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 module, while the operating system is Windows 10.

You would think that a similar hardware equipment puts a strain on the autonomy of the Gigabyte Aero 14 – and you do not have a point – but the gaming notebook has another special feature, a large battery 94.24 Wh . Such capabilities can ensure a good operating time away from the electrical outlet and, although at the moment we have not yet official and verified estimates, we can venture that Gigabyte Aero 14 can also hold out for 7-8 hours with normal use. It would be almost a record, for a notebook of this category.

The equipment is completed by a backlit keyboard with macro keys , stereo speakers, HD camera, SD card reader and support for an optional USB-LAN adapter as the RJ-45 port is absent. We are confident that Gigabyte will show the new Aero 14 at Computex 2016 in Taipei, scheduled for next week, but the New Zealand site of the company has already released a preview of all the hardware details and official images of the laptop. Everything, except the price.

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