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Review: Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR

by Parm Mann on 11 October 2019, 14:00

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops - Part One

System Name
Form Factor
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
CPU
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
CPU Base Frequency
2.2GHz
2.6GHz
1.8GHz
2.6GHz
2.6GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
4.1GHz
4.5GHz
4.6GHz
4.5GHz
4.5GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
6 / 12
4 / 8
6 / 12
6 / 12
CPU TDP
45W
45W
15W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
-
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 620
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
2,666MHz
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
2,666MHz
2,666MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 2GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB
Display
15.6in LGD05E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in AUO82ED Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in BOE07D8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in SHP14C5 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in SDCA029 UHD AMOLED (3,840x2,160)
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Capacity
62Wh
76Wh
73Wh
94Wh
94Wh
Wireless
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Network
Killer E2500
Realtek Gigabit
-
Killer E2500
Killer E2600
Primary Storage
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
2x 512GB Intel 660p M.2 SSD (RAID 0)
512GB WD PC SN520 M.2 SSD
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
2TB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in HDD
-
-
-
-
Power Supply
180W
230W
90W
230W
230W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions (W x D x H)
361mm x 246mm x 24.4mm
360mm x 252mm x 18.9mm
354mm x 220mm x 17.9mm
356mm x 250mm x 18.9mm
356mm x 250mm x 20mm
Weight
2.4kg
2.0kg
1.6kg
2.1kg
2.0kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
TBC
One year
Two years
Two years
Date Reviewed
April 2019
September 2019
March 2019
May 2019
July 2019
Price When Reviewed
£1,900
£2,300
£1,400
£2,299
£2,499

Comparison Laptops - Part Two

System Name
Form Factor
17.3in
15.6in
15.6in
16.1in
15.6in
CPU
Intel Core i9-9980HK
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
CPU Base Frequency
2.4GHz
2.2GHz
2.6GHz
2.2GHz
2.2GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
5.0GHz
4.1GHz
4.5GHz
4.1GHz
4.1GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
2,666MHz
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
2,400MHz
2,666MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB
Display
17.3in AUO329B UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
15.6in LEN40BE UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
15.6in BOE07AF Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
16.1in CMN1602 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in LGD05C0 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
Touchscreen
No
Yes
No
No
No
Battery Capacity
94Wh
80Wh
46Wh
62Wh
80Wh
Wireless
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Network
Killer E2600
Intel Gigabit
Realtek Gigabit
Realtek Gigabit
-
Primary Storage
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM981 M.2 SSD
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung SM981 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
-
-
1TB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in HDD
1TB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in HDD
-
Power Supply
230W
135W
180W
180W
230W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H)
396mm x 270mm x 21.4mm
333mm x 229mm x 17.1mm
359mm x 236mm x 22mm
380mm x 252mm x 19.9mm
355mm x 235mm x 17.8mm
Weight
2.5kg
1.8kg
2.0kg
2.3kg
2.1kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Three years
Three years
Three years
One year
Date Reviewed
October 2019
December 2018
May 2019
February 2019
April 2019
Price When Reviewed
£3,499
£2,640
£1,249
£1,999
£2,450

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

System and Gaming Benchmarks

PCMark 10 The tests in this benchmark cover a wide range of activities from everyday productivity tasks to demanding work with digital media content.
3DMark 3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs.
Gaming A selection of modern titles are tested at various resolutions.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Display Datacolor's Spyder Elite professional monitor analyser is used to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.
Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and while gaming.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU while gaming.
Battery Life Measured while looping a high-definition movie clip with 50 per cent screen brightness and flight mode enabled.