GIGABYTE Introduces the All-New AERO Series Designed for Content Creators
Figure 1. Computex 2019 GIGABYTE Reveals their All-New 15” and 17” AERO Series Laptops.
Since 2017, GIGABYTE’s AERO 15 laptop continues to receive praise from the media and customers alike, with two consecutive years of recognition from NVIDIA® CEO Jensen Huang, by personally showcasing the laptop at the world’s largest electronic show (CES) and further calling the AERO “the new generation thin and light performance laptop”. GIGABYTE strives for further leadership in the “creator” segment at Computex 2019 with a fresh redesign of the 15” AERO 15 OLED, AERO 15 and the introduction of a brand new 17” version of the device, the AERO 17. The all new AERO 15 laptops remain a processing powerhouse with its all new Intel® Core™ i9, 8 core processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 series GPUs (63% less image output time when compared to other multimedia laptop*) massively increasing the creator’s work efficiency, all neatly packed inside a light (2kg) and thin (2cm) chassis. Portability is not compromised, even with such powerful performance, you can expect 8.5 hours of battery usage. The AERO also leads the industry with Xrite™ Pantone® colour correction certificated Samsung AMOLED display panel, plus class leading suite of connectivity ports, providing creators an ultimate portable work station.
Exclusive Hardware and Creative Software Compatibility Testing | Switch On and Create
Content creators normally use different software and hardware to produce their work, for example: Adobe creative suite, digital drawing board and external storage devices. GIGABYTE wants to ensure each and every creator gets the most stable performance in various scenarios, by taking the AERO to an industry first with specialised software and hardware compatibility tests including Adobe creative suite, WACOM digital drawing boards and Thunderbolt 3 external storage devices. All this testing ensures users can create their work smoothly and stress-free, saving time on finding the right compatible hardware/software, further improving work efficiency, and of course enhancing creativity.
Figure 2. Your Studio: AT THE SPEED OF IMAGINATION
NVIDIA® RTX Studio Laptop l DEFY CREATIVE GRAVITY
AERO 15 OLED has been certified as NVIDIA® RTX Studio laptops. All RTX studio laptops come with NVIDIA Studio Drivers for the best reliability in creative apps, NVIDIA RTX GPUs for fast ray tracing, AI processing, and high-resolution video editing, and system specs built for demanding workloads,
Same Thin & Light | Now Even More Powerful
The new AERO series laptops biggest highlight is definitely its new redesigned appearance. With a design cue coming from science fiction movies, through the use of CNC aluminum cutting technology creating a smooth aluminum body, embellished with a premium touch of design flare using “NIL” nanoimprint lithography. The AERO creates a simple yet complete chassis that still has a contemporary, clean and unique design. On the cooling side of things, GIGABYTE implemented an all-new Supra Cool 2 cooling technology, with two fans that consists of 71 blades each, 5 full copper heat pipes, 11 intake and exhaust vents and an added touch of thermal paste from leading innovator Thermal Grizzly’s TG-H-001-RS thermal paste. All these developments come together to increase the heat dissipation performance by 30%, and are complimented with the all-new 9th gen Intel® Core™ i9, 8 core processor and the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 series graphics chip. Furthermore, The AERO can accept up to 64GB of dual channel Samsung ram and up to 2 Intel® 760P SSD that has a read speed of up to 3000 MB/s (a 63% video output and 20% shorter 3D rendering time than that of other brand multimedia laptop*). The all-new AERO series laptops also come with exclusive “Microsoft Azure AI”, enabling automatic adjustment of hardware settings to optimise the power and performance required by any specific program being used, empowering designers and creators to focus on what they do best: Creating.
Figure 3. All-New Cooling Design That Drastically Increases Processing Performance
Variety of Connection Ports | Personalise Your Workstation
Content creators normally need multiple external devices to aid their work performance, from multiple external displays to accessories, cameras and more. The all new AERO series laptops are not restricted by its thin and light chassis, offering more connection port options than its competitors. Besides the usual USB Type-A (three ports), comes the addition of HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4 for image outputs, Thunderbolt 3 and an ultra-fast UHS-II SD card reader that drastically decreases the transfer time by delivering files up to 12 times faster than a traditional SD card reader. Editorial deadlines to meet? AERO delivers. No matter what type of connections: external displays, high-speed file transfers, external storage and external graphics, all-new AERO takes it all in its self-assured sgure 3. The First to Equip an Xrite™ Pantone® Calibrated AMOLED Display
Xrite™ Pantone® Colour Calibrated AMOLED Display Panel
Besides the current Sharp 240Hz IGZO display offerings, the AERO 15 OLED leads the industry with the first to offer a 4K Samsung AMOLED display. Not only does it support 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, offering 25% wider range of colours than the traditional sRGB, it also meets the VESA Display HDR 400 standard, producing more details than the traditional LCD. All AERO series laptops are Xrite™ Pantone® calibrated and certified before they leave the factory. In contrast to the industry norm of only calibrating a few laptop samples, GIGABYTE shines in this sector and insists on calibrating each and individual laptop, ensuring that every AERO user experiences the most accurate colours possible.
Planned for 2019 June, the 15” AERO 15 and AERO 15 OLED highest configuration comes with Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK processor and NVIDA GeForce RTX™ 2080 graphics chip. Additional flavours include Corei7-9750H paired with RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Enthusiast GPUs. The brand new 17” form factor version, AERO 17, is planned for 2019 August release.
*Video exporting test: Exporting H.264 video in After Effect CC; 3D rendering test: Exporting Cinema 4D project as an image.
|Model||AERO 15 OLED YA||AERO 15 OLED XA||AERO 15 OLED WA||AERO 15 OLED SA||AERO 15 OLED NA||AERO 15 XA|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro High End / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
|Display||Samsung 4K AMOLED||Sharp FHD 240Hz|
|*X-Rite™ Pantone® Certified, individually factory calibrated|
|System Memory||Samsung® DDR4 2666MHz, 2 slots (Max 64GB)|
|Video Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 With Max-Q Design||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 With Max-Q Design||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 With Max-Q Design|
|Storage||Intel® 760P SSD (2x M.2 SSD slots)|
|Keyboard||GIGABYTE Fusion RGB Per-Key Backlit Keyboard|
|I/O Port||3x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
1x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB Type-C)
1x HDMI 2.0
|1x DP 1.4 & USB3.1 (USB Type-C) 1x 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack||1x UHS-II SD Card Reader
DC-in Jack 1x RJ-45
|Communications||Killer™ Ethernet E2600 / Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (Powered by Intel)/ Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0 + LE|
|Battery||Li Polymer 94.24Wh|
|Dimensions||356(W) x 250(D) x 20(H) mm / 14.0(W) x 9.8(D) x 0.78(H) inch|
|Weight||~2.1 kg (w/Battery, M.2 SSD) / 4.72 lb|
|Product specifications may differ from country to country.|
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