A NEW Level of Gimmick? Gigabyte Aero 15 x9 Review

  • Published: 14 April 2019
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  • Anhi Pham
    Anhi Pham  5 days back

    @Linus Tech Tips Can you do a review of the new Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED ? I want to use it for 3D-Animation and Rendering. I am not sure about thermal throttling in the new chassis with more air vents. There are versions with GTX 1660Ti and RTX 2060 and not sure which is better for my needs. Awesome Channel by the way!

    • Matin Far
      Matin Far  5 days back

      Is it just me or are these new laptops getting ridiculously expensive?? The Aero is the cheapest of three shown in the video and it's $2400!

      • Srijae Datta
        Srijae Datta  1 weeks back

        I'll choose Zephyrus S

        • Nicholas Bleker
          Nicholas Bleker  2 weeks back

          Instead of a RTX 2070 Max-Q, I wish we had the option to have the GPU be a RTX 2060 instead, and that not being a Max-Q version. This would help reduce the cost of the laptop and make it more appealing to those that just want to have the ability to turn on ray tracing in their games, while not spending so much to get that ability. Sure you might loose out on a few frames and overall have a weaker performance then the more stronger GPUs, but I don’t anyone is gonna be complaining if whatever they’re playing is at a very steady 60fps or one that’s around that area with ray tracing on. Aside from that, this laptop might be my first upgrade from the Acer Nitro 5 laptop that I’m using now. That 94 WH battery and 1TB of storage is hard to turn down, especially when it is one of the only reasonably priced laptops out their to have this in it.

          • Tucker Karman
            Tucker Karman  2 weeks back

            How does the processor do with a laptop fan on the bottom?

            • Levi Johnson
              Levi Johnson  2 weeks back

              haha "Holy crap STOP DOING THIS" amen

              • NvrUseYur RealName
                NvrUseYur RealName  3 weeks back

                The webcam's audio was CERTAINLY TRASH, but I didn't think the video looked all that bad, compared to webcams I've used in the past(which were pretty crappy). Then again, I don't use webcams much at all so... whatev.

                • Simon Vader
                  Simon Vader  1 months back

                  Another bonus with this one I found was that it’s got a huge prime discount of $150. Holy crap!

                  • Fandabidozi
                    Fandabidozi  2 months back

                    shout out to basil

                    • Jacob Mcdaniel
                      Jacob Mcdaniel  2 months back

                      You should have just waited a month to review the overhauled design haha

                      • -MAS-
                        -MAS-  2 months back

                        After watching your video I've compared the three devices and ended purchasing the Aero 15-X9
                        But I've paid around 2660$ :( in order to get it as I live far from the USA
                        I've chosen the I7 processor as I don't think a unit this thin will be able to cool the I9 pretty well, so no actual gain.
                        For the graphics, I think RTX-2070 is enough since I'm a developer and a casual gamer so no need to pay more for the RTX-2080.
                        For the screen also I think UHD for development is not meaningful :/
                        Finally for the performance!!!???
                        I told you I'm far away from the USA so waiting for it to arrive in order to know :)

                        • Save us M1SAKI
                          Save us M1SAKI  2 months back

                          Didn’t even talk about build quality :/

                          • RottenRyan100
                            RottenRyan100  2 months back

                            Linus hates bezels....

                            • arbington
                              arbington  2 months back

                              “Dongle Embracer”


                              • DudeSkinnyTall
                                DudeSkinnyTall  2 months back

                                So almost 2 weeks ago we get new i7-9850h etc officially released and why would I want a laptop full of last year gen. now?

                                • Manoeuvre TV
                                  Manoeuvre TV  2 months back

                                  Wish reviews showed the power adapter and total weight including the adapter. No point having a thin and light if the laptop has a huge ac adapter?

                                  • Buda Ultimate Gamer
                                    Buda Ultimate Gamer  2 months back

                                    I Love your videos Linus !!!!

                                    • iDBS
                                      iDBS  3 months back

                                      Add liquid metal on this laptop 😅

                                      • G
                                        G  3 months back

                                        There is a possibility that there is a software application that provides the same features like the so-called "AI." Just wished I knew the name of such an app.

                                        • Sun NY
                                          Sun NY  3 months back

                                          9:20 AERO have i9 not i7..

                                          • mjc0961
                                            mjc0961  3 months back

                                            9:42 - You told us that was a dead meme in your 2060 review. I don't know what to believe anymore. 😭

                                            • mjc0961
                                              mjc0961  3 months back

                                              Nobody uses the camera anyway. They always get taped over. Stop including them.

                                              • Will Nash
                                                Will Nash  3 months back

                                                What do you think about the even newer version of the aero?

                                                • Stanislav Knyazev
                                                  Stanislav Knyazev  3 months back

                                                  Its screen and quality is much better than razer blade has. Check out amazon reviews on real customers of razer blade - noise whine + shitty screen and shitty battery, no pros at all comparable to Aero. Also Dell design is garbage, no minimalism. So why you saying its better to buy razer/dell?

                                                  • Fiction Fraction
                                                    Fiction Fraction  3 months back

                                                    when u can afford a $2500 worth laptop! doesnt matter to pay few 100s for the logo

                                                    • GΞNΛCIDΞR SHO
                                                      GΞNΛCIDΞR SHO  3 months back

                                                      How is the MSI G6F3 8RC, i5 8th gen, GTX 1050 for gaming?
                                                      Since it having like one fan so i'm kinda worried about it's cooling...

                                                      • Matt Prior
                                                        Matt Prior  3 months back

                                                        Laptops are too expensive... The end

                                                        • TWR Electronics
                                                          TWR Electronics  3 months back

                                                          Sorry but I'm going to say razer is the worst for reliability concerns. Are you part of the cult?

                                                        • Jared Hernandez
                                                          Jared Hernandez  3 months back

                                                          Is this a full 4 lanes Thunderbolt port?

                                                          • foetor
                                                            foetor  3 months back

                                                            Got mine x8 today and love it 😬

                                                            • PRIMAX XYG
                                                              PRIMAX XYG  3 months back

                                                              Love from indian bro
                                                              I am watch video frpm when you have only 1000k subs

                                                              • Alan Philpott
                                                                Alan Philpott  3 months back

                                                                Love the way you can skip 10 seconds straight past the intro reel. Perfect intro length.

                                                                • MaxSettings
                                                                  MaxSettings  3 months back

                                                                  I always install a clean version of OS and setting battery/system to PERFORMANCE

                                                                  • Eric Lambert
                                                                    Eric Lambert  3 months back

                                                                    I bought the i7 version one month ago, really happy with it, it just works perfectly for everything, and of course it's a beast in gaming.

                                                                    • Eric Lambert
                                                                      Eric Lambert  3 weeks back

                                                                      @Chanrith JR the rtx 2070 max-Q

                                                                    • Chanrith JR
                                                                      Chanrith JR  3 weeks back

                                                                      @Eric Lambert what gpu?

                                                                    • boy638
                                                                      boy638  2 months back

                                                                      @Eric Lambert Oh my, US market really has it better.

                                                                    • Eric Lambert
                                                                      Eric Lambert  2 months back

                                                                      @boy638 got it for 2350 EUR

                                                                    • boy638
                                                                      boy638  2 months back

                                                                      how much you got it for?

                                                                  • Alkhemist 95
                                                                    Alkhemist 95  3 months back

                                                                    Yeah. Keep reading, you dink.

                                                                    • syam babu
                                                                      syam babu  3 months back

                                                                      make a pop up camera like in the new phones.

                                                                      • HateG Plus
                                                                        HateG Plus  3 months back

                                                                        Sha-see not cha-see

                                                                        • Cam Mewton
                                                                          Cam Mewton  3 months back

                                                                          you're pretty brave, turning your back on that pissed off AI

                                                                          • Franklin Castillo
                                                                            Franklin Castillo  3 months back


                                                                            • Henry xxA
                                                                              Henry xxA  3 months back

                                                                              Mine only hits 100 FPS csgo. Please help

                                                                              • Tolipop Jia
                                                                                Tolipop Jia  3 months back

                                                                                Wonder if the source of the zebra crossings video could be provided?

                                                                                • Anon Commenter
                                                                                  Anon Commenter  3 months back

                                                                                  But the AI is in the software...

                                                                                  • Scheurer
                                                                                    Scheurer  3 months back

                                                                                    i dont really get the price argument. if you already spend almost over 2500$ on a gaming laptop, what are 200$ then?

                                                                                    • frederick8o8
                                                                                      frederick8o8  3 months back

                                                                                      Is it me or audio is slightly off?

                                                                                      • Almir Ramadanovic
                                                                                        Almir Ramadanovic  3 months back

                                                                                        Hey I want to get my first gaming laptop but I’m don’t understand if it’s good or not I found it in amazon could you make a review for it or reply to me here type this in amazon search bar thx! Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NP

                                                                                        • Lefteyehawk
                                                                                          Lefteyehawk  3 months back

                                                                                          if this is an AI, what is the MSI Afterburner, etc., you can even overclock with this tools

                                                                                          • Eighty8sh
                                                                                            Eighty8sh  3 months back

                                                                                            Artificial. it's in the name.
                                                                                            The impression of better. Placebo effect.

                                                                                            • Kurtis Depauw
                                                                                              Kurtis Depauw  3 months back

                                                                                              I never have any idea what in the hell Linus is talking about, yet I'm constantly driven back to just simply listen and wish I were more intellectually inclined.