Does the Gigabyte aero 15 lives up to the promise?

Gone are the days when gaming laptops have been bulky and childish. we are living in a time when tech is getting thinner and lighter and gaming laptops are getting smaller and more compact then ever before.

The gigabyte is unique in that department with his ultra thin bezels (XPS 15 anyone) and very mellow design that doesn’t look so “gamey” and can suit well for every business user looking for a power house laptop.

Its available in three colors – black, orange, and green – where even the ebony comes with bright orange accents on the lid. This is a new and refreshing design change for Gigabyte, and we couldn’t be happier to see it. Above all, it looks fun and unpretentious, which unfortunately cannot be said for many other gaming notebooks out there.

Truth be told, the Aero 15 may be the best notebook that Gigabyte has made so far. One gripe we’ve had with some Gigabyte laptops is that they feel a little flimsy, with noticeable flexing to the chassis. Their plain designs also left a lot to be desired, and they were boring without being either tasteful or elegant.

The Aero 15 is quite a different beast. Its aluminum chassis feels very solid and well put together, and even the display hinge is smooth and fluid throughout its entire range of movement, with just the right amount of resistance. It’s the small details like this that help create a very positive impression overall, and the Aero 15 appears to signify a new and more design-conscious direction for Gigabyte.

The notebook feels modern, thanks in large part to the gorgeous edge-to-edge display and vibrant colorways with a playful carbon fiber pattern on the lid.  And although you’ll probably either love or hate the orange and green variants, it is a breath of fresh air to see a laptop that has more spunk than the vast majority of gaming notebooks that seem to take themselves way too seriously.

The best part is how compact the Aero 15 is. It’s a 15.6-inch notebook, but it’s really closer to the size of a 14-inch one because of the slim bezels, which means it’ll fit much more readily in your backpack.


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