Gigabyte's Aero 15 laptop defies the notion that gaming laptops have to be bulky to support higher-end hardware and provide sufficient cooling. It goes to the opposite direction and instead has an insanely thin frame which measures just 1.9cm (0.75 inches). Most importantly, it packs powerful graphical punches that enhance the overall gaming experience.
The compact device has some added thickness where the external ports are located, but its overall body is incredibly thin. Another aspect that makes it an incredibly portable machine is it's relatively lightweight at 2.1kg (4.6 pounds). For a gaming notebook, it is insanely light as some ultrabooks weight half as much.
While Gigabyte's Aero 15 has a stunningly slim waistline, it also has other cool specs that set this laptop apart. According to PC Gamer, it's the first laptop to feature an X-Rite Pantone certified display for amazingly accurate and vivid color reproduction. Add to that, it has a 15.6-inch panel shoehorned into a frame with near-borderless 5 mm bezels, making it a 14-inch laptop with a 15.6-inch display.
The display panel could be purchased in 1080p (1920x1080), and a highly-coveted 4K (2840x2160) option coming in the third quarter of this year. According to The Verge, it's powered by an awesome combo of an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. The laptop is carved from light CNC aluminum with a choice of three different colors: black, orange, and green.
The real question about Gigabyte's Aero 15 performance is its capability in cooling, which the computer company did not mention in its press release. A thinner gaming laptop, while ideal, tends to get really hot, which can result in a slower performance speed. That's not the case in this laptop which costs for $1,900 plus shipping.