So I just wanted to cover a few of my personal hypes & gripes with the new Aorus 15G XB from Gigabyte. After 2 weeks of use there’s actually not a lot I can fault with this laptop. It’s one of five new Aorus 15G models, this one being the XB priced at AUD $3799. The other 4 Aorus 15G models all feature different CPU’s, GPU’s, RAM and Display configurations and you can see the full breakdown via the link in my bio. Although this might sound expensive for a laptop the value for money is exceptional and I urge you to check out other online reviews as they all rate this as one of the best gaming laptops on the market.
Two big positives for me are the RTX 2070 Super GPU together with the 240Hz 4ms Display. With ray tracing enabled and all performance settings configured to their highest it was running Modern Warfare consistently at 120fps. The colour accuracy was on point & the whole experience was as smooth as they come.
The Windforce Infinity cooling system works extremely well and features two fans, 5 heat pipes & 4 exhaust vents. This leads to a heat dissipation increase of 30% over previous models & the keyboard/touchpad transferred no heat through to my hands even after 3 hours of non-stop gaming. The fans did get noisy when operating at maximum settings but not as noisy as other laptops I’ve heard. Once I had headphones on this wasn’t a real issue.
A huge thing to keep in mind is that it features the worlds lightest OMRON Mechanical Keyboard & they’ve managed to squeeze in 2.5mm of key travel (compared to the standard 1.8mm) while keeping the laptop at just 2.2Kg and only 25mm thick. This is a big factor for me and together with the 15″ design found it to be the perfect size all round.
Now the camera placement is not ideal as it looks up at you, however it does feature a slideable privacy shutter. It also allows the laptop to achieve an ultra-thin bezel. For me I can let the camera gripe slide as it’s not something I use anyway.
Other postives to mention are the 2x M.2 NVMe SSD slots allowing you to upgrade and increase your storage, along with a 94 watt-hour battery which is quite an improvement over previous models.
Overall this is a beast of laptop and I highly recommend it if you’re wanting to get into PC gaming and use it for content creation/streaming. I wish I didn’t have to hand it back! Thank you @gigabytenb_anz for the opportunity to get up close & personal with this amazing bit of tech.
Gaming, Pop Culture and Tech Enthusiast who has an obsession with the 90’s. I have a long running background in the IT & Audio Visual Industry, followed by substantial experience in Business Development, Sales & Digital Marketing.