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    Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Slim 15.6in gaming laptop gets a hexa-core makeover.
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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Just a shame it uses the crappy 'Max Q' variant 1070 GPU.

    It's marketing BS at its finest, give it a 1070 label but only get slightly better than 1060 desktop levels of performance, which makes it very overpriced at £2200.

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Was this a naughty NDA slip up?

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    You pay north of 2 grand, and they still include spyware?

    Shame about the throttling - if you want a semi-mobile desktop replacement then the ASUS laptop with full fat ryzen will leave this in the dust in any CPU-centric task (and if you aren't unplugging it, then the extra size is a boon); whereas any ryzen mobile laptop will easily outpace this in any task when unplugged (including the R3 2200U - 60s for pifast is a joke)

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    by spyware are you referring to windows 10?

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    This i7 launch just shows what a difference money can make. When AMD launched 2500U and 2700U there were 2 laptops, one of them was not available and one was crippled. Now, that Intel launched its new processors, there are a million offerings with all the possible GPUs, memory, SSD, display, chassis combination. You name it.

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Quote Originally Posted by nattydread69 View Post
    by spyware are you referring to windows 10?
    The gigabyte installed stuff. I'm happy for windows to take anonymous data for their SAAS magic, but gigabyte are just offering hardware - what do they need to scrape data for?

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Just a shame it uses the crappy 'Max Q' variant 1070 GPU.

    It's marketing BS at its finest, give it a 1070 label but only get slightly better than 1060 desktop levels of performance, which makes it very overpriced at £2200.
    Hi bagpuss - The gigabyte AERO15 is available with a full fat GTX1060 variant (AERO15W v8-CF1) and yes we utilize the MaxQ version for the AERO15X version.

    MaxQ design enables the higher rated card to be installed in the slim chassis and offers less thermal (and therefore fan noise) challenges, than the full fat card.

    The performance is still higher and more capable from a graphics perspective than the GTX1060 version, but offers end users a choice that is still a step up in performance.

    It is priced logically, performs great and as stated, customers have a choice based on their usage demands.

    Regards,

    Gigabyte UK NB Team

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Was this a naughty NDA slip up?

    Double posted sorry.
    Last edited by Atom80; 16-04-2018 at 12:22 PM.

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    Re: Gigabyte Aero 15X (8th Gen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Was this a naughty NDA slip up?
    Hi Hoonigan,

    The press NDA was lifted on the 3rd April, the day the reviews and articles went live.

    Embargo date for selling to end users is 16th April,,,, today, so all pre-orders placed with partners should be despatched today (assuming sufficient stock to cover the demands of course)

    Regards,

    Gigabyte UK NB Team

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