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Gigabyte AORUS 15G Gaming Laptop (Intel 10th Gen)

NEX score 69%

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Product Overview

Gigabyte AORUS 15G is a 15.6-inch ultra-premium, ultra-portable gaming laptop that features mechanical keyboard, up to 300Hz IPS display with 72% NTSC wide gamut, 10th-gen Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics --- all in a chassis under 1-inch in thickness.
Featuring a large 94Wh battery in such a thin chassis, the AORUS 15G is designed for long, extreme gaming sessions on-the-go. Making this feat possible is Gigabyte's latest WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System with dual 12V 51-blade fans, five heat pipes, and four exhaust vents.
Other features include per-key RGB keyboard backlighting and nahimic 3D audio.
Gigabyte markets several other gaming laptops in the same generation: the mid-range AORUS 5 and AORUS 7, the ultra-portable AORUS 15P, the 17-inch version of the AORUS 15G, the AORUS 17G, and the flagship AORUS 17X.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Thin and light for a gaming laptop
  • Extremely fast CPU and GPU
  • Beautiful 240Hz display
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great productivity performance
  • Great keyboard
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Great battery life
  • Gorgeous 240Hz display
Cons
  • Poor webcam placement
  • No G-Sync
  • Mediocre speakers
  • Poor audio fidelity
  • Dim display
  • Keyboard is flimsy
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
240Hz
300Hz

Connectivity

Ports
3x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x mini DisplayPort 1.4 + 1x Audio combo + 1x SD + 1x RJ45
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 LE

Construction

Battery | Capacity
94 Wh
Camera | Front
HD
Speakers
2‎x 2 Watt Speaker

Dimensions

Size | Depth
250 mm / 9.84 inch
Size | Height
25 mm / 0.98 inch
Size | Width
356 mm / 14.0 inch
Weight
2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
240HzDisplay Type
IPS IGZO, matte
300HzDisplay Type
IPS, matte
Gamut
72% NTSC
Refresh Rate
240 or 300Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Nahimic 3 3D Audio for Gamers
Chipset
Mobile Intel HM470 Express
Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB, RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q 8GB, or RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q 8GB
Keyboard Backlight
AORUS Fusion RGB Per-Key
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H, i7-10875H, or i9-10980HK
Security
Firmware-based TPM, supports Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT)

Performance

Key Travel
2.5mm (Mechanical Keyboard w/ OMRON Gaming Switch)
Memory | Capacity
Max 64GB (2x DIMMs)
Memory | Type
DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz
Power Supply
230 W
Storage
2x M.2 SSD 2280 (1x NVMe + 1x NVMe/SATA)

Production

Debut
2020
Made In
Taiwan

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Gigabyte's Aorus 15G has an eight-core Intel processor, upper-midrange RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q GPU. The Omron B3KL low-profile switches are tactile and clicky, though relatively quiet. The 15G is a chunky laptop, so it's not a great pick if you're looking for something for regular travel.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast 240Hz refresh rate
  • Solid build quality
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Chunky design
  • Chunky power supply

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The Aorus 15G is packing a brand spankin' new CPU, aka the Intel Core i7-10875H processor with 16GB of RAM. It juggled 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube videos without flinching. It transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 7 minutes and 59 seconds on our HandBrake benchmark.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Strong performance
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre speakers
  • Dim display

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The laptop has enough computing power for all common application areas. The system works well and smoothly, and we didn't encounter any problems. The two fans are usually not quiet in idle usage. Idle sound pressure levels of up to 38 dB(A) are quite high. The fans really turn up under load.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Aorus 15G is capable of maintaining triple-digit frame rates in demanding titles. It's not the thinnest high-end gaming notebook out there, but the extra few tenths of an inch buys room for a fantastic keyboard. The Aorus has the right pricing on the 15G, especially the top-end model we tested.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 240Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • No G-Sync
  • No webcam

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Gigabyte Aorus 15G XB is an excellent laptop for gamers where input is a priority. With just a little bit of extra chunk, it manages to fit an almost desktop-caliber mechanical keyboard into its frame. It suffers from poor audio fidelity as well as subpar display brightness and color coverage, but a high refresh rate keeps the screen from being irrelevant when placed alongside rivals. The $2,699 price tag on the model we tested is about dead even with the Aorus, however.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great productivity performance
  • Long battery life
  • Great keyboard
Cons
  • Poor webcam placement
  • Poor audio fidelity

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Aorus 15G is available in two distinct configurations. Prices begin at £1699 and plateau at £2899, with my review model costing a modest £2000. Given the 1080p resolution, the RTX 2070 Super was able to handle all of the games I threw at it on maximum settings. It’s capable of maintaining a number of applications and tasks outside of playing games at any given time.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Solid build quality
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Keyboard is flimsy
  • Keyboard isn’t included

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Gigabyte Aorus 15G laptop review: High-performance gaming with a screen and keyboard to match. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-15g-xb-2020-review/. 2020-07-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Aorus 15G review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/aorus-15g. 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Aorus 15G XB in review: Successful gaming machine with mechanical keyboard. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Aorus-15G-XB-in-review-Successful-gaming-machine-with-mechanical-keyboard.485203.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Aorus 15G Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/aorus-15g. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Aorus 15G XB Review: Mechanical Prowess. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-15g-xb. 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Gigabyte Aorus 15G Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-15g. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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