On the third day of Computex 2016, we were invited to the GIGABYTE VIP Showroom up on the 36th floor of Taipei 101. On display was the new GIGABYTE Aero 14 gaming laptop [Amazon]. It claims the title of the world’s most portable 14″ gaming laptop. Let’s find out why.
GIGABYTE Aero 14 Overview
In this video, Cyril Largent, GIGABYTE Senior Marketing – Europe, gives us an overview of the new GIGABYTE Aero 14 gaming laptop’s key features.
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 uses a unique and environmentally-friendly Nano-Imprint Lithography process to impart a 3D look while retaining the solid metallic feel with its full aluminium chassis.
You may be surprised to learn that the Aero 14 is only 19.9 mm thick, and weighs just under 1.9 kg. The Aero 14 will come in three colour options – black, green and orange.
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 is no ordinary Ultrabook. It is a gaming Ultrabook powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with dual-channel DDR4 memory and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M/965M GPU.
It also features M.2 SSD internal storage, with a Type C USB 3.1 port for external storage. Even with so much high-end hardware, the Aero 14 has a battery life of 10 hours, thanks to its large battery capacity of 94.24 Wh.
Gamers will also enjoy the customisable Macro keys on the keyboard. They can use the GIGABYTE Macro Hub software to customise them to assign them to launch key combinations.
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 also comes with a magnificent IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, so gamers will have a great gaming experience on-the-go.
Gamers who prefer larger, and higher-resolution displays will love the fact that it comes with both a HDMI 2.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort. This allows the Aero 14 to display out to, not one, but two 4K monitors simultaneously!
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GIGABYTE continuing its proven track record for innovation and takes ultra-portable mobile performance one step further, and unveiled the GIGABYTE Aero 14 and announcing its launch at Computex 2016. Putting an emphasis on maximizing mobility and performance, it claims the title of most portable 14” high performance laptop with a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M while being only 19.9mm thin.
Now enjoy both superior performance and mobility along with the latest platform: DDR4 memory, M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C. With the top-level performance and extended battery life in a slim-profile of an Ultrabook, Aero 14 is the mobile solution for both professionals and gamers alike.
GIGABYTE Aero 14 : The New Breed of Slim-Line, High Performance Laptops
The balance between mobility and performance has finally been bridged. The GIGABYTE Aero 14 breaks the paradigm of needing to sacrifice mobility for performance.
For the Professional : An Ultrabook Chassis with Stunning Performance
Through innovative design the GIGABYTE Aero 14 takes the mobility and extended battery life, the strengths of an Ultrabook to the next level with its 94.24Wh battery, which is able to provide battery power for an entire day and also make up for what an Ultrabook lacks by providing high performance with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel quad core i7 H-series CPU, and a QHD 2560×1440 IPS display. Allowing the Aero 14 to support any and all resource heavy applications yet also retain the convenience of the conventional Ultrabook.
For the Gamers : Gaming On the Go
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 brings mobile gaming solutions to the next level. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics within its Ultrabook-like chassis, it is able to power even the most graphics intensive game titles. Included on the Aero 14 keyboard is the highly customizable Marco keys. Combined with GIGABYTE exclusive Macro Hub software you can simplify complete key combos to the press of a button.
Refreshing Design : Unique Aesthetics
Through Nano-Imprint Lithography the Aero 14 has a sleek and unique design. This unique and environmentally friendly process grants the Aero 14 a 3D look, and feel, while retaining its original solid metallic feel with its full aluminum chassis. The Aero 14 comes in three colors: black, green, and orange. Putting extra emphasis on ultra-mobility, the Aero 14 is as thin as an Ultrabook yet still retains the high quality metallic finish.
The GIGABYTE Aero 14 features the latest processor, the 6th Generation Intel Skylake Core i7 CPU, which comes exclusively with four complete features. The M.2 SSD adopts rapid PCI-Express 3.0 technology reaching a speed of 2000 MB/s, which is 4x faster than traditional SATA SSDs. Also included is the all new DDR4 RAM. With faster frequency and lower power consumption, the DDR4 grants a faster and smoother gaming and computing experience. In addition, the Aero 14 features a USB 3.1 Type-C connector adding speed and convenience.
Generally Mobile Portability and battery life go hand-in-hand and are both essential for a mobile workstation. As an ultraportable, the Aero 14 takes it a step above the rest by also providing a large capacity battery of 94.24 Wh, generating up to 10-hour usage, providing power for running any resource-demanding applications throughout an entire day.
Next Generation Graphics : True High Definition Support
Paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and its high end graphics allow you to enjoy more frames per second supporting any high resolution applications. With the QHD 2560×1440 IPS display with great viewing angles, the GIGABYTE Aero 14 provides a premium viewing experience plus precise color accuracy and clear images at any angle. Aero 14 also provides the option to expand true 4k resolution to external display, with HDMI 2.0 and its 12-bit color and up to 60Hz refresh rate.