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GIGABYTE Aero 15X V8-BK4 Review Update - Ty's Blog
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GIGABYTE Aero 15X V8-BK4 Review Update

Manufacturer:
 GIGABYTE
Model:
 Aero 15X v8-BK4
CPU:
Intel Core i7-8750H
GPU:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RAM:
16GB DDR4 2600
Storage:
512GB M.2 SSD
Battery Life:
8-10 Hours, 3-5 Gaming


The Goods
Sleek and slim aluminium design, Strong gaming performance, Small screen bezel; 144Hz 1080p screen, Plenty of ports

The Bads

Nose-cam placement; Poor OS optimization; Quiet speakers; Lacklustre trackpad performance, Bad and unresponsive keyboard, Poor thermals (60 idle, 90+ gaming), Heavy thermal throttling, Buggy Gigabyte software, Broken Operating System (requires OS reinstall to fix), Blue Screen errors, Driver errors,

The Finals
While the Aero 15X looks great, and the gaming performance is very strong, I cannot recommend the Aero 15X at this time. From blue screens, to the Gigabyte software (Smart Manager V4) only receiving half of its intended function. This laptop is, unfortunately, not a solid machine, despite the specs that it has under the hood.

Score:
4.0


Disclaimer: this review isn’t intended to be super in-depth, and is more of a generalized rundown of my thoughts pertaining to the reviewed product. If you have specific questions regarding the product, feel free to make your request down below in the comments.